posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 08:38 PM
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
What would happen if the rockets stopped?
Nothing would happen and nothing would change!
Gaza would still be an open air prison, there would still be a blockade on Gaza
It would still be hard for medical supplies to reach Gaza, Flotillas would still be boarded by IDF
Gaza would still have little access to clean water
Israel would still be against Palestine gaining U.N recognition
Now with that in mind......
What do you think should happen from here?
This entire thread so far is based on a false premise.
You can't know these things because the circumstances you describe have never occurred.
What you neglect to take into consideration is that Hamas' own political charter contains a mandate to destroy Israel. This isn't merely a
political issue, it's also a religious issue.
Hamas and Fatah both view Israel as an illegal occupying force, NOT because Israel is occupying the West Bank and Gaza (it isn't), but because they
believe and teach that all of Israel and Palestine belongs to them.
Neither Hamas nor Fatah has ever recognised the right for Israel to exist.
Neither has renounced violence (in fact, both argued over who was behind more rocket attacks after the last round of violence)
Neither seeks peace.
Does this mean Israel is blameless?
No it doesn't... and no it isn't.
But it does mean that peace has to be a two-way street. BOTH sides need to acknowledge the right of the opposing side to live in peace and security.
BOTH need to acknowledge that their civilians should be able to live without fear of attack. BOTH sides need to agree on a mutual layout of land, and
then renounce the push for more land.
But with all of that said...
it will never happen... because ultimately, Hamas and Fatah aren't just ruled by Palestineans. They're ruled by Islam... and Islam contains a
mandate to destroy the Jews. This is why Egypt seeks to "liberate Jerusalem", it's why Hamas and Fatah raise their children to be martyrs, not
doctors, and it's why all the international funding given to these groups ends up funding weapons purchases...
...because they simply aren't interested in peace.