Originally Posted by Donkey®
It wasn't taken the same way. Other entities took it from the Palestinians...not the Jews. If the Jews had gathered an army and took it by force instead of having it handed to them by the British et al...people could respect their position more.
Yeah, it was. Because it didn't mention anything about rockets, or the fact that Hamas wants Israel wipeout out and controlled by muslims or nothing.
All we heard about was barbaric Israeli attacks.
I've said earlier that this is certainly not a one sided deal, funny how Palestinian seemed to miss that post:
Originally Posted by Swift-Bass
Usually I do go "pro-israel" when things like this happen. However, in the research that I have done it's very plain that Israel is as responsible for this as Hamas.
But yeah, I'm done thinking about the starving hurt children and the homes in ruin. Why? Not because I'm a cold hearted bastard, but if you dangle that out in front of anyone and their heart doesn't ache, then they simply aren't human.
I don't believe for one second that the Israeli government wants to kill children. They want to stop Hamas from acting aggressively towards them. Hamas wants to do a whole bunch of things that I think are wrong.
Should Israel let the supplies through, yes. Should Hamas dismantle any armorments that could be used to attack Israel? yes. How else is Israel going to know that it isn't just another temporary appeasement?
Hamas has a duty to its citizens. Since it's obvious Gaza doesn't have the resources to provide a stable life for it's people, shouldn't at least a little bit of humility be shown, from both sides, to save the lives of the people?
Originally Posted by palestinian
Yes. Hamas omitted its call for the destruction of Israel from its elections manifesto, calling of an independent state whose capital is Jerusalem. On Feb 8 2006, Hamas leader Khaled Meshal stated that Hamas would possibly agree to a ceasefire with Israel if it withdrew from lands occupied in 1967. On Feb 13 2006 in an interview in Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Meshal again held up the possibility of a long term truce with Israel if Israel recognized the 1949 armistice lines, withdraw itself from all Palestinian territories including West Bank and East Jerusalem and recognized Palestinian rights that would include the right of return.
I'm sorry, but that still sounds a lot like they want the Jews out of the way. Just in a lot nicer language.