Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media outlet Guancha.cn published on November 8, 2023, an article titled "Hamas Can Decide When To Start The War, But Not When To End It." The author says that "once a war is started, it does not end as the initiator wishes... Israel's goal, blood for blood, revenge, the destruction of Hamas and the destruction of Hamas's tunnel network in Gaza, has only just begun." In the context of the CCP's control of public opinion, the author of uses euphemisms to express support for Israel's fight against Hamas. The comments on the article reflect a mixture of support for an opposition to the article.
The article on Guancha.cn.
Following is a translation of the article.
"Once A War Is Started, It Does Not End As The Initiator Wishes"
"The Hamas-Israel war, which began on October 7, has been going on for a month. When the war will end, there is no consensus.
"Once a war is started, it does not end as the initiator wishes, unless the initiator has an overwhelming preponderance of power.
"War is cruel, any poetic imagination is nonsense, war is accompanied by blood and death.
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"In order to win the war, all means are possible to be used, and judging whether any side has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity depends on who will win the war.
"The winner usually gets immunity.
"World War II is a classic example.
"The bombing of Dresden, the incendiary bombing of Tokyo, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, had it been carried out by the defeated, the men who orchestrated these bombings would have been hanged."
"Israel's Goal, Blood For Blood, Revenge, The Destruction Of Hamas And The Destruction Of Hamas's Tunnel Network In Gaza, Has Only Just Begun"
"It turned out that the British and Americans won World War II, and Curtis LeMay, the American general who 'barbecued' [i.e., firebombed] Tokyo, was later awarded a medal by the Japanese.
"This is the true face of the world.
"Hamas's aim in this Gaza War is to glorify the founder of Islam for the sake of his anger, and to 'punish' the Israelis for their offence against the Al-Aqsa mosque. That goal was achieved, so Hamas called for a cease-fire.
"Israel's goal, blood for blood, revenge, the destruction of Hamas and the destruction of Hamas's tunnel network in Gaza, has only just begun.
"So Israel rejected the ceasefire.
"When will the Gaza War end? That depends on when Israel achieves its war goals.
"Whether Israel can achieve the war goals depends on whether it can resist all kinds of pressure in the war and carry out the war to the end.
"Hopefully, after the Gaza war, both sides will observe the ceasefire and give ordinary people a chance to survive."
 User.guancha.cn/main/content?id=1120925, November 8, 2023.