Is It War?
A report ten hours ago from Assaf Kinzer which I just read on Facebook:
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Israeli troops have now invaded northern Gaza, and are currently going from house to house. The sky is buzzing with armed Drones who have been in the air for hours, accompanied by Apache helicopters. The situation in Gaza is very tense, and the people are fearing the worst tonight.
Assaf is watching reports from Gaza TV. This Haaretz report only mentions Israeli air attacks but doesn’t refer to the far more disturbing development involving the commitment of ground troops and essentially an invasion.
This latest violence proves, to me, something I have said many times here, that there is no peace without Gaza, no peace without Hamas. You can pretend as long as you want that Abbas and the PA are Israel’s partners (that is, on the good days when Israel deigns to call them that). But there can be no real Palestinian partner who turns his back on Hamas and Gaza. And this rule holds true for the great powers like the EU and U.S. Ignore Hamas at your peril. If you wish unending bloodshed, continue with this benighted policy. If you want peace, talk to Hamas.
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hamas doesn’t want to talk peace, maybe ceasefires.
Israel doesn’t want to talk peace, nor does it honor ceasefires. So which is worse?
Re “Is it war?” What a silly question. It has been perpetual war for the past 65 or so years. What has changed to make you think otherwise?
“War” as in Operation Cast Lead II.
Nabka? ’67?, ’73?, Lebanon, ’82?, Lebanon, 2006? All the skirmishes in between and since? They aren’t wars? There have been cease fires, but the wars and aggressions from the Israeli side have continued non-stop since Israel became a state. The long war will continue until Israel either absorbs all of Palestine into its apartheid state, or a bi-national, secular state is created for both peoples. Zionism, for all its remaining power to destroy, is dying as an ideology. My fear is that it will die hard and try to take the world with it.
Hardly war, more like an imminent massacre. The Zionists are really good at butchering defenceless people, however cowardly and incompetent they may be when faced with capable, determined opponents.
True words of wisdom, in the spirit of “precise and accurate” claims the owner of this blog loves so much.
Hey, richard, traducteur just claimed u r really good at butchering defencless people – unless u no longer consider yourself a zionist, of course. I hope it makes u feel proud!
No, I think he was thinking of ZIonists like you.
Thank you for stating the obvious. Yes, yes, the US and Israel (and Fatah and PA and PLO) must talk to Hamas.
Let us pray that the obvious (to us) may come onto the radar of those masters of duplicity (and ignorance) to whom it is not obvious.
It might help to take Hamas off the various national lists (US and UK come to mind, perhaps Israeli) of “terrorist” organizations. Or get rid of these lists entirely. They are not helpful.