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Human Rights Watch’s focus on Hamas’ violations of human rights marks a welcome if belated change from the pattern of ideological allegations aimed at Israel.

But Bill Van Esveld amorally equates Israel’s legitimate responses to attack with Hamas’ use of repression and violence to "bolster its Islamic credentials."

A moral position would not ignore that the terror within Gaza is dangerous both for the Palestinian residents of Gaza and for the citizens of Israel.

Frayda Leibtag
The writer is a researcher for NGO Monitor