As the details of last Saturday’s attack by Hamas against Israeli civilians and the full extent of the atrocities perpetrated have come to light, we must state what should be obvious: the targeted, premeditated kidnapping and murder of families, women, the elderly, children and babies is inhumane, deplorable and beyond moral justification of any kind.
Lambda Legal decries the events of last Saturday. We believe that the targeting of civilians for violence is unacceptable, period. It is both immoral and a violation of international covenants concerning the conduct of war. We call upon all parties to adhere to the rule of international law and to respect the value of civilian life.