War in Gaza

Posted: December 27th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, war | Tags: , | Comments Off

Israel launched its attack on Gaza today. It seemed almost inevitable in the last few days. Even if you oppose the siege on Gaza (like I do), no country is expected to accept rockets fired on its citizens on an hourly basis. In the long run, though, I don’t think there is an alternative to negotiations with the Hamas.

Starting a war is easy, but Israelis should ask themselves what they hope to achieve in this round of violence, as we might find ourselves in the exact same position when the shooting stops (but with much more blood on our hands). That’s what happened in the last war Lebanon.

The Palestinians report around two hundred dead, including many civilians. Half of this amount caused Israel to stop its “Grapes of Wrath” operation in Lebanon in 1996. Nobody even considers this possibility now. That goes to show how cheap the lives of the Palestinians have become.

 

There is also one Israeli dead.


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