posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 01:53 PM
Great post. Too many people are blinded by Israel, I suppose because they are US allies; or maybe because of what the Bible says. Regardless of these
points, the fact is that Hamas has nothing to do with the government that Palestinians themselves have set up. In fact, these extremely modern and
democratic politicians, including their president, denounce the actions of Hamas and have done very much to rid them from their territory.
The quality of life in areas like the West Bank and Gaza has greatly increased, while violence generated by Hamas or other radicals has drastically
decreased compared to what it used to be. But it is still by no means safe. Hamas still plays a role in all of this however, because they think they
have the right to lead the Palestinian people, while a legitimate government tries to remain legitimate and operate through them or around them, but
it is not all that easy at times. But I think things are looking good for their future, as long as Israel leaves them alone. But I doubt that will
The fact is, like the OP says, Israel has a defense shield that should protect them, if indeed Hamas is shooting missiles. And Hamas is a terrorist
organization, so how does Israel justify shooting into Palestinian territory, at civilians, when it is the terrorists who are doing any shooting
towards Israel? I can totally see why Palestinians would hate Israel, because they have been oppressed by them, to put it bluntly. Israel should know
what it is like to be oppressed, and thus they should not do it to others, but they apparently have a short memory.
I do not have a great grasp on the situation over there, but I understand enough to know that Israel is definitely more in the wrong than Palestine.
People want to talk about how Palestinian kids throw rocks at Israeli guards, and say this is why Israel is on the defensive. But the people who say
this do not take into account what these people have had to put up with, their houses being demolished, their citizens killed by supposedly
"retalliatory" strikes, despite the fact it is a terrorist group shooting at Israel, not the majority of the citizenry. It is just a big mess.
I think Israel, being the actual nation, and considering that they do not play by UN rules themselves, and are extremely big in hypocrisy, should be
the nation to attempt to make peace. But while they claim to peaceful and religious, they are neither. And many of their citizens share the hypocrisy
of their government. This is true, but to a lesser extent, for Palestinian citizens.