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Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by AgentX09
Israel intends to oust Hamas. This seems fairly likely with that increase to 75,000 troops.
I'm not sure how Israel will go about doing this in terms of methodology, but I imagine they will enter from the north and just sweep the entire strip of Hamas. And since ridding Hamas means long term occupation, it also means big-time international condemnation in the interim. However, this seems to be the only moral way forward for both Israelis and the Palestinians. Once Hamas is removed, the blockade can be removed, and life in Gaza can be more fully normalized with Israeli Arab life in general.
What worries me is Israels ability to fight Hamas without allowing Hamas bait them into responding to gunfire or rocket attacks in residential areas. This is how I imagine the devil would carry out battle. He attacks you, and then hides behind innocents so as to force you to kill innocents in the process of trying to kill him. And then the other devil can claim in his online twitter feeds "5 children killed" etc.
The moral and just solution is not to just 'ignore' Hamas, and permit them to carry on doing what they've been doing, terrorizing Israelis with daily rocket attacks and interrupting daily life. Sad to say, Israel needs to bite the bullet and take their chances, but, to do so with as much circumspection possible so as to show the world that they are making an an honest and determined effort to avoid killing non-combatants.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by DragonFire1024
Welcome back DF, we have done everything we could to keep this thread as intended and the discussion to minimum. Mods have been monitoring and we have picked up a few new members on the site today due to our relentless coverage of the heated situation between Israel and Palestine.
4 Women, 7 children, 3 elderly people, 300 injured+ since the 14th.
Originally posted by antar
Every area of the Gaza strip has been targeted.
Any links to video footage? Live coverage?
Originally posted by dedpope
I'm not pro/con for this video just posting it as an update it was just tweeted to me from IDF
Originally posted by curiouscanadian777
Harry was just giving a phone interview to a Quebec, Canada newspaper, and he said that the ground invasion has NOT been confirmed at this time, though there have been many rumours.
He is back reporting now.
edit on 16-11-2012 by curiouscanadian777 because: add comment