Veteran Israeli television host Dan Shilon caused a minor uproar when he tweeted last week that a distinction should be made between Palestinian attacks that target civilians, and those that target IDF soldiers.
“On the matter of terrorism, a bit of order,” wrote Shilon.
“When Hamas bombs civilians, when Palestinians stab innocents, bomb buses, launches explosives at civilian communities, this is terrorism,” he continued. “Low, disgusting, painful terrorism.”
However, Shilon added, “When Hamas, or any other organization, hits the military, soldiers, commanders, it’s not terror, it’s war. Painful, dirty, disgusting, but legitimate.”