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Originally posted by MoothyKnight
Whaaaaat??? I thought we were more interested in Israel than Palestine, This may anger the Israelis if some of the money gets to the Hamas in Gaza..
Originally posted by BigC2012
This thread shines a beacon on ignorance and hatred. On reading it again it seems like a load of schoolkids have grouped together and chipped in with their ignorant pro-Israeli drivel falling over each other to lie about palestine and totally blank out the real terrorists in this case.
Fact is Israel is an illegal state, set up illegally through violence within our life time. They illegally occupy land and illegally carry out heinous crimes on women, children and legitimate freedom fighters with fireworks. All official statistics and agencies agree over this.
The mess in Palestine is the responsibility of every single american citizen because one quarter of US foreign aid goes to Israel to maintain this murderous set up. So ye3s, you do have a responsibility for the utter destruction of gaza, and denying this is ignorance at its finest.
Both the United Nations and the International Court of Justice refer to the area as the "Occupied Palestinian Territories," with Israel being the occupying force.
Israeli settlements in those areas are a clear violation of established international law. This violation has been affirmed by a majority of members of the Geneva convention, as follows: section 12. "The participating High Contracting Parties call upon the Occupying Power (Israel) to fully and effectively respect the Fourth Geneva Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and to refrain from perpetrating any violation of the Convention. They reaffirm the illegality of the settlements in the said territories and of the extension thereof."
The West Bank, and the Gaza Strip have been referred to as occupied territories (with Israel as the occupying power) by Palestinian Arabs, the rest of the Arab bloc, the UK, the EU, the USA, and both the General Assembly as well as the Security Council of the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and even the Israeli Supreme Court.
Originally posted by stevegmu
Actually, Jews lived in the region long before the palestinians moved there. The UN seems to believe Israel is a legitimate state- at least they did when they created modern-day Israel.
Palestinians are the ones who chose Hamas to rule them. The responsibility lies with them.
Originally posted by TheScale
As long as the US keeps funding israel, a measly few hundred million going to gaza is just showing the hypocracy within the US govt and nothing else. it will not improve our image and id gaurentee funds will go to hamas, people will find a way to skim some cream off the milk just like history shows us.
[edit on 5-3-2009 by TheScale]
Originally posted by BigC2012
Israel simply doesn't want peace. Fact. Any time peace is close the Israeli top brass actually panic at the thought of sharing anything with 'the durty aribs'. Fact.
I admire the Palestinian peoples patience and dignity. In the face of unbelievable evil brutality and humiliation they hold their heads up high and wait and pray for their land back. That is why I believe one day they shall see victory, victory for what is right for once.
900 mil is nothing and won't get them anywhere near to normality. As a society the children need so much more to cope and more still to sway them away from becoming militants themselves. This money is just PR. The fact that people in America moan just shows their ignorance of the bigger issues, and in some cases your bigotry towards the victim courtesy of the zionist media.
Originally posted by Terapin
reply to post by Chyort
Prior to operation Cast Lead which caused all the damage in Gaza, there was indeed a ceasefire and Hamas upheld its half of the deal. Hamas had stopped firing rockets in accordance with the ceasefire, but Israel failed to uphold it's half of the deal to relax the economic embargo. Israel then started killing Palestinians without provocation. Mark Regev, the official Israeli spokesman admitted as much.
You can not place the blame on Hamas firing a few weak homemade rockets, for Israels destructive bombardment. In 8 years of Hamas launching tiny rockets only about 20 people have been killed. Israel killed about 1300 in two weeks. The problem is not Hamas rockets, that much is very clear.
Israel has a Zionist agenda that is quite racist and very deliberate.