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* You are aware that your numbers include terrorist deaths, right?
Doesn't seem fair that soldiers and terrorists would be counted as civilian casualties, on both sides.
Secondly, are you aware that during the cast lead operation hamas soldiers intentionally, at gun point, held entire families in homes with them just so they'd get shot, telling them they're all martyrs for jihad and should be glad to go to heaven?
They also booby trapped buildings with people inside, barricaded in schools, etc.
They have also been using ambulances to transport soldiers, and left wounded civilians behind.
Thirdly, did you know that hamas has been using civilians as human shields and cannon fodder for years? I'm sure you've all seen videos of armed soldiers running around and grabbing children as they run for cover.
But this is not about how evil the hamas is, this is about how evil israel is, right?
I would only like to say one more thing- This is not genocide. This is not ethnic cleansing. Non of these civilians were killed as part of a military objective.
I wish we could just end this thing with hamas.
All life is valuable and has meaning. Not just that of individuals intent on genocide and crimes against humanity because they think theyre "chosen"
Definition of 'Child'
n., pl., chil·dren (chĭl'drən).
1. A person between birth and puberty.
Child Legal Definition
Under the common law, a person who is under 14 years of age.
"The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as "a human being below the age of 18 years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier." Ratified by 192 of 194 member countries"
Originally posted by hyperion.martin
Are you aware that the origin of that name is Hebrew? Or that it means, "My God is Forever"?
IT seems odd to me that a gentleman, who just joined the site a few days ago would post such bold claims! Do you have any evidence that anything you have just written is accurate?
EDIT FOR ACCIDENTALLY QUOTING
[edit on 9-6-2010 by hyperion.martin]
I myself am an arab, my grandparents are from syria and turkey, many other israelis are also arab in origin, as I'm sure you must know.
Also my current girlfriend is an arab israeli (it just happened somehow, I guess love has no bounds), so maybe there's hope yet.
So you can probably appreciate the complexities of this place.
“The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” --Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949
And as for the genocide. There are, what, 1.5 million people in gaza? Israel killed 7,000 if you count the terrorists over 10 years..