• Richard Kemp is interviewed by Michael Gurfinkel

    "The international community has blood on its hands."


    Islamist terrorists have no interest in protecting their civilian populations. They are happy to use them as human shields, to terrify them, to risk and to sacrifice their lives. Whatever happens, the terrorist who uses human shields wins. If he deters Western forces from attacking his terrorists and his munitions, then he scores a tactical victory. He can attack our troops with impunity.


  • Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Gaza Conflict 2014

    Speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva

    IDF made efforts, unprecedented in any other army, and exceeding the requirements of the laws of war, to save Palestinian civilian lives, including warning them to leave target zones, Hamas forced them to remain in those areas.

    2015-06-30 by Richard Kemp

  • The New York Times, June 25 2015

    The U.N.’s Gaza Report Is Flawed and Dangerous

    As a British officer who had more than his share of fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans, it pains me greatly to see words and actions from the United Nations that can only provoke further violence and loss of life.

    2015-06-26 by Richard Kemp

  • Il Giornale, June 23, 2015

    Israel equalized to Hamas: the Usual Squint of the UN

    The Human Rights Council was interested in placing Israel side by side with Hamas in order to please with its assessment those who do not distinguish between democracy and dictatorship, defense and attack, and confuse terrorists with freedom fighters.

    2015-06-25 by Fiamma Nirestein

  • Published in Israel Hayom, Tuesday June 23, 2015

    A War Against the Entire West


    Democratic armies -- those of Israel and the United States in particular -- work gallantly to hold civilian deaths to a minimum. But more and more they are being handicapped in fighting the war.

    2015-06-24 by Rafael Bardaji and Joseph Raskas

  • Published in Gatestone Institute

    Gaza’s Civilian Casualties: The Truth Is Very Different

     The reality of course is that Hamas make great efforts to segregate their military casualties to preserve the fiction that Israel is killing civilians only. There are also increasing indications that Hamas, through direct force or threat, are preventing journalists from filming their fighters, whether dead or alive.

    2014-08-04 by Richard Kemp

  • The Times

    Hamas human shields are to blame, not Israel

     Palestinian rockets are like the Nazi V1s. Civilian casualties were inevitable then and now.

    2014-07-25 by Richard Kemp