posted on Dec, 28 2008 @ 10:08 PM
Come on, this is pathetic. I am from the US, and I stand by the fact that Hammas is an elected representative body that formed in opposition to
Israeli oppression and aggression. Yes, in the US media we see the 80 or however many rockets fired...and they say "how could they do this during a
ceasefire" yada yada yada. What you dont see is what is well known internationally. A "peacefire" and what it means to both....it means israel
gets to live normal and comparatively peacefully. In the meantime, what does peacefire mean to palestinians? It means they get to live with their
food, electricity, and medicine cut off by the israeli's, it means they get to continue life under israeli occupation, with checkpoints manned by
armed israeli's, with nothing resembling free will or self determination. Israel has regularly been condemned by the UN for atrocities against
palestine, and why is that? Are the UN just anti-semites and pro muslim? Many of Israel's OWN public speakers say that the treatment of palestine
reminds them of the german ghetto's and concentration camps. This is not a reality that jewish citizens go through during ceasefire. I have
palestinian friends, one of which is denied the right to live with his wife because under israeli law, you must live in the area you are from so he
must travel through many checkpoints and searches any day he chooses to spend time with his wife.
This cannot be laid equally on both parties. On the israeli side it is a fight for more land and for political dominance. On the palestinian
side it is a fight to hold on to what little land they have remaining, and for any form of self determination at all. Israel has even been refusing
all international media as well as UN aid and medical aid and food to the palestinians for almost a month now. In contrast to that a few rockets are
a piddling compared to what i would like to do if i was having to watch my friends and family die do to lack of food or medicine, which other people
are offering freely, but which the israeli's refuse to let in.