posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 11:14 PM
Hamas doesn't necessarily pose a threat to the sovereignty of Israel, but its rockets certainly pose a threat to its people.
In Mathematics, in order to prove something is what it is, we sometimes for a moment suggest the opposite is true in order to find a contradiction, so
I will do that here.
Okay, so Hamas launching rockets into Israel is not dangerous. The rockets do not at all pose any threat to the people of Israel, and the Israel
government is not responsible for protecting its citizens. Israel has no right to protect its citizens, and has to just deal with the fact that
Israeli people are just going to have to live with the possibility of having a rocket kill them at any moment.
These statements don't really make much sense do they?
So to answer your question, "Does Hamas represent a threat to the might of Israel" I would have to say no, they don't pose a threat to the
"Mighty" Israel. But what they do pose a threat to, is Israel's people. Therefore a government is mandated to protect its people, which is after
all one of the functions of a government.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't think the way Israel is going about doing it is necessarily right, but they definitely do have the right to protect