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Also you were talking about serving in the Gaza strip and coming into contact with soldiers, could you elaborate on that? Where were you, what unit were the soldiers from, when was it, etc?
Please allow me to educate you shortly.
Ilan pappe is a left wing extremist nut- He interprets things as he wants to see them, and then shows them as he wants them to be seen. I would advise you never to follow the opinions of an extremist on any side of the playing field.
when Israel connects the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba with that of Hebron by a promenade which cuts the heart of Palestinian Hebron and necessitates the demolition of scores of Palestinian houses along the route, described as “uninhabited”, as being “shelter to terrorists” or as “belonging to rich families living elsewhere”.
"Ethnic cleansing happens
when Israel builds a security fence on Palestinian fields, cutting them from their owners; the farmers cannot access their land and are forced to find their living elsewhere.
Ethnic cleansing happens
when settlers terrorise the Palestinian village of Khirbet Yanun, break into houses destroying whatever they find; last October, only two old men were left of the whole village, the rest of its population had taken refuge in the neighbouring town of Akrabeh.
Ethnic cleansing happens
is the motivation behind every new acre taken by Jewish settlements, behind “security zones” and “by-pass roads”, behind fences and military outposts. It is behind every siege and closure, aimed at reducing Palestinian movement to their immediate surroundings, confining them to their enclave, to their town or village, to their house. The fenced Gaza Strip is already termed “the great prison” by its own inhabitants; last week, Israel once again cut it into three separate zones.”
Source: Letter From Israel by Ran HaCohen
Originally posted by TXRabbit
Originally posted by Team Locke
I think I have the solution to the whole problem. Get the Hamas terrorist to quit launching rockets into Israel. Leave them alone. Then if Israeal attacks anyone you can cry foul. Until then you statistics don't mean much unless you also provide the provoking factors which caused the end results.
Just a suggestion.
Page 6 baby! PAGE 6!!!
I think I have the solution to the whole problem too. Get the Israeli terrorists to quit occupying and blocading territories which do not belong to them, both demographically and historically. Then if Hamas attacks anyone you can cry foul. Until then, your criticism of Hamas doesnt mean much unless you also provide the provoking factors which caused the end results.
Just a suggestion.
Ok so numbers dont lie. They also fail to tell a story of what they're representing.
These two groups of people are at WAR. They are both responsible for the accidental killing of their own children. But what people seem to be forgetting is Israel is a better fighting force, with better weapons, better training, and the will to LIVE.
Terrorist organizations generally have little to no training, they dont mind blowing THEMSELVES up for Allah, and they love to hide in groups of innocent civilians and children.
So my point is what do the numbers really tell you? That Palestine suffers more civilian casualties? Considering the difference in fighting techniques that is hardly surprising.
Think about combat during WWII in the Pacific, U.S. forces fighting the Japanese... The Japanese suffered MANY casualties, civilian and military. And you want to tell me it was the U.S. Marine Corps fault that the Japanese would rather die before surrender? That they engaged in suicide attacks? That even after one of their cities was decimated by an atomic bomb, (killing so many innocent women & children) the Japanese STILL would not stop fighting, and it was somehow OUR fault? It took another bomb and more civilian deaths to finally get them to stop.
The similarities here are striking.
My argument is nothing more than a simple question; if two sides go to war, and one side incurs more losses than the other, which side is at fault?!
My answer: Both. But in the case of Palestine, if you hide behind women and children, don't be shocked when they get caught in the fray.....
The Palestinian people live in fear of terror all day every day.