A radical Mormon’s view of the world
The film seems to conflate two different stages of historical development. The attack on the King David Hotel, while horrible, was technically justified. It’s really no different from what happened in the war for liberation in Algeria, Cuba, The United States of America, etc.
Occupational dictatorships shouldn’t locate their headquarters inside hotels and other places where civilians gather. This is common knowledge (it was condemned when Saddam Hussein did it in his own country, and it’s being condemned now when Hamas guerrillas use homes and masjid etc.).
The ethnic cleansing that went on after the formation of Israel is a different story. Dar Yassin was a horrible example of wanton cruelty. The atrocities at Sabra and Shatilah refugee camps were another, more recent one.
Though technically justified, the film is just making the point that techniques characterized as terrorist in nature, were used by Israel long before Hamas or the PLO was ever created.
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