This is something everyone needs to understand: When Hamas attacks Israel it commits a double war crime.

When Hamas launched their rocket on Monday morning, they did so using Palestinian civilian communities as human shields. This is a war crime.

Their target was the Israeli civilian population. Targetting civilians is also a war crime.

This missile flew over Tel Aviv, past the international airport and landed on a family home, completely destroying the house, setting a neighbouring house on fire and injuring three generations of a British-Israeli family; grandparents, parents and children, including a baby. Their lives were saved because they made it to the bomb shelter seconds before the missile hit.

Hamas is an internationally designated terrorist organisation that has controlled the Gaza Strip since a violent coup in 2007. It has launched over 12,000 rockets and mortar bombs at Israeli towns. Every time one of these rockets is fired into Israel, the civilian population is the target. And every time, Israeli civilians rush for shelter and fear for their lives.

To repeat: Hamas uses Palestinian civilians as human shields whilst trying to murder Israeli civilians. This is a double war crime and the world should condemn such actions.

Hamas attacks civilians. Israel attacks Hamas.

Why is Hamas doing this? Because Hamas wants to destroy the State of Israel. More than that, Hamas wants to destroy the Jewish people.

Sadly, too many have bought in to Hamas’s lies that Israel is “bad” and Hamas is “good”. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It is important to point out that every time Israel strikes Gaza it has only attacked military targets. And it has only done this in response to Hamas terrorism and war crimes. This is the complete opposite of Hamas.

Last night, Israel struck the offices of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh. Haniyeh uses his offices to run his brutal terrorist organization in a war of aggression against Israel. This is the kind of hate-filled rhetoric that is spouted by this leader.

Israel is the most moral army in the world

Colonel Richard Kemp, who was the commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, was in Israel during its war against Hamas in 2014, and in the video below he gives his expert opinion on Israel’s army.

Israel is the most moral army in the world. Hamas, on the other hand, is a terrorist organisation that commits war crimes against its own people and the people of Israel. The world should be condemning Hamas.