Pants-of-dog translates for Yiwah:
Now, Palestinians are the victims of oppression, and the Israeli government is definitely oppressive to the Palestinians. That is not what Yiwah is debating.
Yiwah is pointing out that if we focus solely on that, we will be left unprepeared and looking foolish when someone points out the fact that rockets fly out of Palestinian controlled areas and into Israeli communities or that suicide bombers exist and ar eused by the Palestinians in this war.
So Yiwah agrees the occupation is wrong and that Israel is responsible for the occupation. But Yiwah asserts that Israel ought not to be viewed only through the prism of the occupation.
Now Pants-of-dog tells us what Yiwah is really trying to say, when not calling people assholes. Fair enough. So here is my question:
In what way does a rocket flying out from an open air concentration camp lessen the oppression of Palestinians or mitigate Israel's role as the oppressor? If a rapist is scratched during a sexual assault, is it less of a rape? How so?