posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 11:33 AM
a reply to: zatara
This is just my opinion:
Your average Palestinian is a thoroughly nice guy that just wants to earn a crust and provide for his family, I know I patrolled with them in the
times of the P.L.O. and worked with many in times of greater peace.
Without HAMAS (who are sworn to Israel's destruction) The P.L.O. could run Gaza peacefully as they do in the West Bank.
The blockade could be lifted, the port and airport re-opened, Palestinians could work in Israel again and a trust could develop.
For Israel's part, again just my opinion, they should make reparations to Gaza by investing in their infrastructure. Decent drains, hospital etc. And
remove the settlers from the territories.
Jerusalem could be a shared capital patrolled by both sides with the U.N.
But as long as HAMAS are in place this won't happen.
It really can be that simple. A tad naive perhaps but that is pretty much what Rabin was trying to do. To quote him.
Yitzhak Rabin - “Practically the only way to dry the swamp of radical Islam is through economic development and an improved standard of
Yitzhak Rabin - “I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat, the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people, with the
purpose to have coexistence between our two entities, Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state, entity, next to us, living in peace.”
Yitzhak Rabin - “Of all hands in the world, it was not the hand that I wanted or dreamed of touching, ... We, the soldiers who have returned
from battle stained with blood, we who have seen our relatives and friends killed before our eyes, we who have attended their funerals and cannot look
into the eyes of their parents, we who have come from a land where parents bury their children, we who have fought against you, the Palestinians - we
say to you today in a loud and clear voice Enough of blood and tears. Enough. ...The time for peace has come.”
A truly great visionary, we were so damn close, then a Jew went and shot him.
But the blueprint was working, the intention and hope for peace was there, and can be again.
Like I said just IMHO.
ETA: Really bad spelling corrected
edit on 21/8/14 by cody599 because: (no reason given)