When it’s obviously and viciously a war crime.  Or so sayeth the NGOs:  Human Rights NGOs: We Don’t Talk About Hamas’s War Crimes Because They’re Too Blatant And Savage

Best. Excuse. Ever.

“Human rights groups argued Wednesday that a detailed probe into Hamas’s firing of Kassam rockets at Israeli communities is not necessary, because it constitutes such a “blatant” war crime. By contrast, Israel’s actions are more complex, and therefore do require such investigation, they said… said Sarit Micha’eli of B’tselem… “It is quite clear that [Hamas is] attacking and targeting civilians… With Israel things are more complicated because Israel states it does not deliberately target civilians and that it safeguards them. With Israel, you have to investigate each specific incident because even if a civilian is killed in an attack…” “The Israeli authorities deny everything, so one has to prove what happened in a way that you don’t need to do with the Palestinian rockets,” said Donatella Rovera of Amnesty International.”

So the obsessive focus on Israel – the drip drip drip of leaks, investigations, and reports about hypothetical Israeli war crimes that turn out not to be war crimes at all – that’s because the Israelis commit far fewer war crimes than Hamas. Of course. That’s why NGOs published roughly 100 anti-Israel statements for every condemnation of Hamas during Cast Lead. That’s why Durban II will viciously demonize Israel and apologize for Hamas. That’s why Israelis are being investigated for war crimes while Hamas is basking in creeping international legitimacy. It’s all because Hamas’s war crimes are so blatant.

These are human rights watchdogs.  What a joke.  Almost makes me want a species-change operation.