posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 12:02 PM
No-one claims that Palestinians did not exist before 1948. The claim is that Palestinians as a nation never existed. It was even recorded that
Palestinians themselves considered themselves Syrians rather than Palestinians. Pro-Israeli 'Palestinians' even argued that the Palestinian nation
was 'coined' in 1967.
Israel is well aware that Mulsim, Christians as well as Jews lived on the land prior to 1948.
What upsets me is the utter ignorance displayed by some people.
Regarding the comments given to you on this forum was not given out of hate - It was given out of frustration that although we (Israelis) are
targetted for the sole reason that we are Jewish and this is understood, condoned and explained away in the most assenine manner by people who have no
clue. That is upsetting.
Pieman your responses just prove that you have no clue and even when it is explained to you you have no desire to understand.
Even though 300 of them had nothing to do with your soldiers that were taken and no proof that they even supported Hizbollah
Again I will repeat by saying that that is a number provided by Lebanon and Hezbullah. That number is probably inaccurate and probably a large chunk
Again I will repeat - Hizbullah uses civilians as human shield in southern Lebanon, the village of Maroun Aras Israel did not bomb the village
although rocket attacks and sniper attacks emminated from the village. Today and yesterday Israel took casualties because they refused to bomb the
village although villagers were warned to leave. Today Israeli troops entered the village and found that the mosque was packed with rockets, weapons,
bombs, ammunition, etc. Troops were then ambushed Israeli wounded troops could not leave the area because of the attacks from the village eventually
specific locations in the village were shelled.
At the end of the day 10 groups of Hezbullah fiighters were killed as well as a commander and 2 control centers with around 10 injured troops.
Now Lebanon will say that those killed are civilians.
This is the type of conflict Israel is up against in the middle east.
Arabs attack civilian and military targets from residential areas (against international law) and Israel attempts to decrease the civilain loss to a
minimum so again. . . ISRAEL SHOULD BE SALUTED