posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
Originally posted by neformore
Isn't it about time both sides just grew up and realised that killing each other isn't the answer?
Wouldn't that be refreshing?
I agree, it would be refreshing if both sides were to realize that killing eachother isn't the answer.
The thing is, this will never end until the Israelis lift the blockade, and allow the Gazans to live as human beings. I admit that both sides are
wrong in their violent acts but the root of the problem lies with Israel so it's easier said than done when you suggest that both sides grow up.
One side is allowed to live freely with no restrictions on travel or commerce while the other side is imprisoned and blocked from the outside world
and are denied the necessities that are required to rebuild their crumbling infrastructure.
Until this problem is addressed, there will never be peace.
And one side used to have much greater access to Israel and many Palestinians held good paying jobs in Israel - then the extremists sent suicide
bombers to attack night clubs, buses, malls, and more. Israel closed the border and guess what? The bombings stopped! Imagine that... Do you
really think Israel should just open up the borders to Gaza and let the suicide attacks resume? Because that is what WILL happen. The problem lies
with extremists that want to kill Israeli civilians, until that changes there will be no peace... They even send their children to try and provoke a
response from IDF soldiers and create more drama / sympathy.
Why do you think there are no rockets coming from the West Bank? Because they are prospering and living in relative peace with Israel.
Why doesn't Egypt open their border with Gaza? They don't want them their country either - Sure, they make a lot of noise saying they care about
the Palestinians, Israel will pay, etc. But when it comes down to it, they don't care about the Palestinians, they are a tool that the Muslim world
uses to try and make Israel look bad and be a thorn in their side. The few Palestinians that live in other Muslim countries are treated like second
class citizens, denied passports, and more.
Israel is not targeting civilians in Gaza and they go out of their way to minimize civilian casualties. They even dropped leaflets from the air into
Gaza warning people to stay away Hamas and other terrorist organizations recently. If they didn't care about needlessly killing civilians, then why
In the last few days, Israel has hit over 600 targets in Gaza in the last few days killing 28, of which 16 were civilians. Israel is not missing
their targets - If they really wanted to kill civilians there would be thousands dead by now.
Official Palestinian sources in Gaza said that 28 Palestinians, including 16 civilians, were killed in IDF strikes in the Gaza Strip since the start
of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Hamas has launched almost 600 missiles into Israel in the last few days, I guarantee you they are hoping to kill as many people as possible with those
missiles - that is a fundamental difference between Hamas and Israel.
Having lived here for several years now, here's what I have seen happen many times. When Hamas is not launching rockets into Israel, they leave them
alone - other than the occasional attack targeting Hamas leadership. And lets be honest, anyone that believes Hamas is not a terrorist organization
is kidding themselves... I WON"T feel bad at all when Israel targets them...