posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 08:13 AM
reply to post by Arbitrageur
I agree they need to, but is this going to happen? It seems to me that Hamas is radical and PA won't accept such radical behavior. And if
Hamas stops being radical, will it still be Hamas?
If Hamas is only able to exist with radical movements and actions, then I hope it stops being Hamas. Someone who makes a living out of being violent
learns nothing more than violence, and if you have a hammer all problems look like nails. If so, then they are part of the problem and not part of the
solution, and should be disregarded as such.
Make room for people who actually care about building a better world for them, and those around them.
So as unfortunate as the situation is, it may go from bad to worse, and I'm not sure what anyone can do to stop it, unless Hamas decides to
change who they are and become less radical, which seems somewhat unlikely.
What should be done, but nobody has ever tried it, is simply putting the weapons down and get around a table with no prejudice, from all sides. Not
only those involved, but also from those who support the involved states.
Palestine needs to block these violent actions, and make all the possible efforts from within to stop them. It hurts their credibility and takes away
their chance to speak out.
On the other side, Israel needs to be more tolerant and permissive. That's not saying that they should take risks and put their safety at check, but
a common ground can be achieved, a level were innocents aren't attacked for the actions of a few. And who knows? Maybe Israel can actually help
Palestine end their own violent movements, and they could become stronger together than separated.
It just needs to be accomplished in a way that even Palestinians them-selfs see the actions necessary for the good of all.