Myth: Israel deserves this after everything they’ve done to the Palestinians.
Myth: Israel’s response must be proportionate.
Fact: Israeli military actions are a war against Hamas, not the Palestinian people.
Myth: Hamas is just trying to help its people.
Myth: This is the same thing Israel has done to the Palestinians for 75 years.
Myth: Palestinians have tried the non-violent path before, and this is a reaction to the occupation.
Fact: Israel has repeatedly shown a willingness to compromise and accept a two-state solution.
Myth: Gaza is an open-air prison and it’s Israel’s fault because of the occupation/blockade.
Fact: Gaza is not occupied.
Myth: Israel practices apartheid.
Fact: Israel provides water and educational resources to Palestinians and Arab countries.
Fact: Eliminating Hamas is a legitimate war backed by International Law.
Myth: Palestinians have had many more people die – what happened in Israel is nothing in comparison.
Myth: Israel should practice restraint.
Fact: It is possible to unequivocally support Israel’s right to exist and protect itself while being concerned about the actions of the Israeli government.
Fact: A ceasefire is not a good idea at this point.