posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 03:30 PM
a reply to: amazing
Well stated, and with more thought than I usually run into with the Israeli/Palestinian discourse
The only problem I find with your response is that Palestinians live alongside, below and above Israeli Jews in virtually every jewish city in Israel.
While I agree that, in general, Palestinians often get the short side of the stick, they often do nothing to help themselves.
If they reported where Hamas was hiding their weapons, if they reported that a missile battery was being set up at location x etc etc they would go a
long way towards being accepted. As in so many majority/minority situations the minority often does everything it can to retreat from the majority,
and yet at the same time expect acceptance.
If the palestinians are not willing to help themselves, then who is? Who should?
This is a highly complex situation and has been for ... a long time. There will be no single solution that is compatible with both sides,
unfortunately. If there is, I certainly fail to see it.
I mainly take exception to those whose attack on Israel in these forums amount to bigoted uninformed BS. I would also be more likely to take the side
of the palestinians if they rejected the Hamas and Hezbollah attempts to continue fomenting war and chaos. The fact that they do not implies a support
and, once again, a failure to help themselves.
There is a horrible and complicated dynamic involved with the palestinians and groups such as Hamas. On the one hand, Hamas and Hezbollah do a lot of
good things for the Palestinians, but then turn around and commit atrocities that result in the loss of life and home. It is intentional (the part
played by Hamas) and smart. Unfortunately the common palestinian does not see the duplicity involved. If they do...then they deserve what they get.
If not, then they are just one more casualty in a thousands year conflict.
edit on 15-7-2014 by bbracken677 because: because I can?