Earlier today James North posted a piece criticizing Israeli army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner for a statement to the Financial Times that Israel does not need proof of orders from Hamas to kidnappers in order to retaliate against Hamas for such acts. Not a very persuasive standard for killing people, North said. Adam tweeted the story out to Lerner and he responded.
First the director of social media for the Israeli army said that our piece “was an interesting way of drawing (false) conclusions. Please explain this.” Then:
— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) July 1, 2014
James North responded as follows from his account: