Martin Kramer, a historian of the Middle East at Tel Aviv University and the Walter P. Stern fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, has rebutted former PLO. spokesperson and Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi’s arguments seeking to draw equivalency between civilian deaths caused by Hamas terrorists and those caused by Israel defending itself. Kramer argues Khalidi is promoting the same “Dresden defense” used unsuccessfully at the Nuremberg trials by Nazi leaders.

“The logic equating the October 7 murders with civilian deaths in Gaza was tested in Nuremberg in the ’40s,” Kramer said. “It was rejected without hesitation.”

Kramer notes the importance of trying Hamas leaders for the recent attacks under international law as established after the Holocaust.

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Israel has not officially announced war crime tribunals for the October 7th atrocities.