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"I can't remember another similar situation where (all the countries in the region) have reacted practically as a bloc," said political scientist Reginaldo Nasser, a professor at the Pontifical University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. One of the most symbolic recent developments came from Bolivian President Evo Morales -- one of the leaders of Latin America's far left -- who put Israel on its list of "Terrorist States" and eliminated a visa waiver program for Israeli citizens.
While Israel claims that Hamas was behind the murder of 3 Israeli boys which started this round of violence (and subsequent rocket attacks), the Times of Israel reported last week: A new Palestinian jihadist group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIL) [or "ISIS"] has claimed responsibility for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month in the West Bank, as well as other recent deadly attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians. Hamas has denied responsibility for the attacks. The New York Times also reported on Wednesday: On Tuesday evening, Israel’s antimissile system, called Iron Dome, intercepted a rocket “over the Tel Aviv area,” the army said, showing the reach of Gazan rocketry. The rocket was believed to be of Iranian design, a Fajr-5, and Islamic Jihad claimed credit. Tel Aviv opened some public shelters, and in a city near Tel Aviv, Rishon LeZion, people were instructed to leave the beach.
originally posted by: lostbook
What makes this whole situation even more tragic is the fact that ISIS is claiming responsibility for the murder of the three ISRAELI teens not HAMAS.
I'm sure the higher ups in Israel know this as well so why are they continuing to attack GAZA in the name of self defense when the ones who attacked aren't from GAZA?
originally posted by: DarknStormy
I don't think the 3 Teenagers was the reason for Israel attacking Gaza.. But at the same time, It's great to see nations starting to condemn the actions of the Israeli Government. Enough is enough.
originally posted by: abe froman
When you finance both sides of a war you can't lose, ask King George the Third. He actually spent a lot of money aiding the American colonies that were revolting against him. One of the first things our new nation had to do was pay back our former king.
So let yourselves get dragged into anti-jew and anti-palestine rhetoric while the rich get richer and laugh at how easy it is to instill bigotry in idiots.