Honestly Intrepid I don't think it's workable unfortunately.
Where do you put the peace keepers?........... Gaza ?..................Israel ?.......................Both ?
Ordinarily Israel responds to attacks, they have little or no interest in attacking for the sake of attack since Rabin was prime minister I could be
wrong................ So we send the peace keepers into Gaza and they find this.
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA says it is investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in the Gaza
Strip.It condemned the incident as a 'flagrant violation' of international law and said the rockets had been removed and the 'relative parties'
informed.'Yesterday, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered approximately 20 rockets hidden in a vacant school in
the Gaza Strip,' the agency said in a statement on Thursday. - See more at:
And mark my words they will, also in the hospitals.
What do they do ? The article says they were removed, so do we now put peacekeepers in all the schools, hospitals, old folks homes etc. in Gaza ?
If we put them Israel what mandate do we give them ? As seagull said peace keepers that can't shoot back are just observers. It was the same in the
old Lebanese 'security zone', we had peace keepers there, did sod all apart from observe.
So now we have peace keepers on both sides and let's assume they have a mandate to shoot to kill if necessary.
I'm trying to stay as neutral as I can here, so I'll start the scenario with Israel at fault:
This current insanity is at an end
The borders are open for work and the Palestinians are working in Israel. An Israeli loses the plot, walks into a mosque and opens fire. It's
Baruch Kopel Goldstein (Hebrew: ברוך קופל גולדשטיין; December 9, 1956 – February 25, 1994) was an American-born Israeli
physician and religious extremist. He is known for being the mass murderer who perpetrated the 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs massacre in the city of
Hebron, killing 29 Palestinian Muslim worshipers and wounding another 125
Gaza takes exception to such an heinous act and starts firing rockets into Israel.
Israel responds in kind
What do the peace keepers do ? Shoot the guys launching the rockets? Shoot the guys flying the F16's (my daughter included this time next year).
I'm sorry I just can't see it working.
This generation of Gazan Palestinians has known nothing but hatred, they have no idea of peace to fall back on, How do you teach trust and peace to a
people that have known nothing but hatred ? Sit there and take attacks ad infinitum ?
There is no trouble per-say in the west bank, protests for sure maybe the odd riot, and rightly so, but no rockets being launched.
I'm afraid IMHO peace will only break in one of two ways, firstly (and unfortunately the most likely) Israel wipe out Hamas ................. Not the
Palestinian people, but Hamas.
Secondly, and I don't care what God/Gods/Entities you believe in or how powerful you think they are, I can't see this happening. Hamas decide they
genuinely want peace, accept Israel as an equal entity and start to preach peace to their people.
Just my opinion