Russia Warns of Potential War Crime as Israel Moves to Flood Hamas Tunnels Amidst Gaza Conflict

Zoey Waverider

Updated Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 12:39 PM CDT

Russia Warns of Potential War Crime as Israel Moves to Flood Hamas Tunnels Amidst Gaza Conflict

In a controversial military strategy, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have developed a system to inundate Hamas tunnels with seawater, employing five large pumps near the Al-Shati refugee camp with the capacity to move thousands of cubic meters of water per hour. The move, advised by foreign policy expert Dr. Ophir Falk to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, raises questions about its effectiveness due to undisclosed details on the tunnel structures and terrain.

Humanitarian concerns loom large as the seawater flooding could imperil hostages allegedly held by Hamas within these subterranean passages. Russian diplomat Dmitry Polyansky has escalated tensions by suggesting that Israel's plan might amount to a war crime. Criticizing the Western media's inattention to the ramifications of this action, Polyansky highlighted the potential damage to Gaza's agriculture and the risk of subsoil water contamination, aggravating the public health crisis.

Further complicating the international response, the United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire, with Robert Wood, U.S. deputy representative, branding the motion as "divorced from reality." Meanwhile, the United Kingdom abstained, with Ambassador Barbara Woodward pointing to the resolution's failure to denounce the Hamas assault on October 7 and reiterating support for a two-state solution.

Amidst the escalating violence, UN Secretary-General António Guterres invoked the rarely used Article 99 to address the Security Council on December 8, 2023, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Guterres condemned Hamas' attacks, which included reports of sexual violence and the killing of over 1,200 people, among them 33 children. With over 13,300 deaths reported by the Gaza Health Ministry and the WHO warning of epidemic risks due to displaced populations, Guterres' plea underscores the dire humanitarian situation.

Parallel to his humanitarian advocacy, Guterres attended the "Delivering Early Warnings For All" event at the UNFCCC COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai, further highlighting global crisis management efforts.

In response to Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups' terror attacks on October 7, Israel commenced military strikes, with the latest airstrikes documented by AP's Ariel Schalit on December 6. As the IDF zeroes in on Hamas' last stronghold after neutralizing its presence in northern Gaza, Prime Minister Netanyahu's commitment to retain security control over the region post-conflict could strain relations with U.S. President Joe Biden's administration.

Global scrutiny intensifies as Guterres stresses the challenges faced by humanitarian efforts, impeded by a perilous cross-fire and a shortage of supplies. Despite the complexities, faces like CAIR director, who expressed satisfaction over the October 7 attacks, further inflame the discourse around Israel's right to self-defense.

Conservative Bias:

Once again, we see the liberal media and the international community up in arms over Israel's right to defend itself. The IDF, in a stroke of genius, has started to flood Hamas tunnels with seawater, a bold move to protect innocent Israeli lives from terror. Yet, instead of applauding Israel's innovative defense strategy, leftists and their cronies cry foul play. They're more concerned about the so-called "humanitarian issues" and the baseless accusations of war crimes than the fact that Hamas uses these tunnels for smuggling weapons and launching attacks against civilians. It's clear that the U.S. was right to veto the UN's ludicrous cease-fire resolution, which was nothing but a thinly veiled attempt to handcuff Israel and give Hamas a free pass. The real crime here is the world's failure to recognize Israel's sovereign right to defend its citizens against terrorists.

Liberal Bias:

In yet another display of the right-wing's callous disregard for human life, the Israeli Defense Forces, with their latest military tactic, threaten to drown Gaza in a deluge of seawater. This inhumane strategy, likely to destroy agriculture and poison water supplies, is nothing short of state-sanctioned environmental terrorism. And what does the U.S. do? It vetoes a UN resolution calling for a cease-fire, effectively giving Israel a blank check to continue its disproportionate assault on the Palestinian people. The international community's silence is deafening as the UK abstains and the U.S. turns a blind eye to the m****cre of innocent lives, including children. This is the result of the conservative war machine's relentless dehumanization of Palestinians, valuing land over lives and justifying violence in the name of security, while ignoring the root causes of the conflict and the desperate cries for justice and peace.

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