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“The Israeli army has promised a “lengthy” offensive against Hamas, after a fresh wave of airstrikes against Gaza and a salvo of dozens of rockets fired from the strip into southern Israel. Palestinians told Al Jazeera that eight people were injured in the Israeli strikes on Tuesday morning, one of which reportedly targeted the house of a senior member of the Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. The bombings came after at least 20 rockets were fired from Gaza. No injuries or damage were reported.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: daaskapital
Respectfully I would disagree simply because i do not think it is possible to label a state as a terrorist organisation and there is no clear international definition of terrorism that would facilitate such a label.
a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.
a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.
the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
originally posted by: daaskapital
Yes, there have been threats against Israel, but Israel's retaliatory actions never help the situations at hand.
The peace negotiations earlier in the year seemed to have been working alright...until Israel backed out on an agreed term.
How many wars, genocides, territorial disputes have they stopped cold or solved?
They obviously haven't done anything to stop the war crimes committed by Israel, even though they have publicly condemned them over the years.
Hell even the US and Canada ignore what the UN requests/demands they do when it suits their purpose.
Mahmoud Abbas (current Palestinian statesman) and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation publicly acknowledge the state of Israel. Hamas does not, however.
I think it is quite obvious that Israel just doesn't want to give up the land of which they have colonised.
originally posted by: whitewave
the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
I believe America could, by its own definition, also be accused of the same.
Anyone who turns to a dictionary for a definition of terrorism is only displaying their utter lack of incite into what is actually a vastly complex subject matter.
originally posted by: combatmaster
a reply to: daaskapital
Who is really causing the suffering?