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A Moment of Silence - When It Says a Lot

It's a fair question: Has the United Nations Human Rights Council ever held a moment of silence for Israeli civilians killed by rocket attacks or suicide bombers?

I don't pretend to know the answer to that question beyond a wild educated guess, but the UNHRC did observe a minute of silence for 'martyrs in Gaza' yesterday. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki asked for the observation.

Haaretz reports that Mottaki got thirty seconds and that no one stood. Mottaiki had "called for the gesture on behalf of the women and children who are 'nowadays under attack by the Zionist regime.'"

There have been women and children killed. But such has been on both sides.

Let's just not confuse civilian casualties that are a result of proximity to legitimate combatant targets with civilian casualties that are the result of intentional and indiscriminate targeting of the same.

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