The idea of "war crime" is just a way for the Palestinians and one-side Palestinian to fight the Israeli power, we need to recognize that Israel is stronger many folds from the Palestinians so why os the missile strategy is used?
The Solution is a Palestinian state and we cannot have Palestinian state that continue to resist the existans of the Israeli state.
To Build Palestine we need to start from the Palestinian capacity to run civilized state,
really it was very baad dayes
So many words have already been said about the poor life, the injustice and the must- to-change, of Gaza's situation.
For the new year, I do wish for this change to be happened.
I do wish better days for the people of Gaza, with the IDF out of their life.
I do wish them normal quiet life, jobs to make their living, and every mean to survive.
The IDF will be out of their life when Hamas and Affiliates stop rocket and mortar launchings into civilian areas of Israel and when Hamas stops trying to invent ways to kidnap IDF soldiers. When this occurs, if it ever occurs, the people of Gaza will live better lives. There is nothing Israel wants more than security from Gaza intrusions. Let's hope.
there are two for a tango. it is not all the Palestinian's side fault...
let's hope indeed.
Really? How is it Israel's fault? Too many IDF soldiers there, too many Jews living there, the fence that was built?
Maybe Israel has not been forceful enough after they left Gaza and after Gilad Shalit was kidnapped? What would you like to have happened after these two Goodwill gestures by Israel?
comon man i lived in ashdod where rockets used to hit from gaza the only scary thing of it,is its high sound that prevented us from sleeping those rockets are like baby toys! we need to stop finding excuses for the IDF just to stop the blame from being put tell me somthing have you ever watched clips of when families on the beach get killed i mean they were not a hamas nor the babies where shooting rockets you guys are shooting humans and that is not right both sides should stop the violence but remmmber when you slap somone they will slap you back
I am taken aback by the one sided comments made by an Israeli Jew. I do not have a problem with what you said other than correct your mistaken statement that the IDF is somehow in the lives of Gaza. Simply erroneous and completely untrue.
What I disagree with is your omission of Rockers at Israeli cities by the Palestinians from Gaza as well as the money being spent on rockets and other armaments that would in effect offer jobs and a means to survive as well as build infrastructure. The firing of these rockets is the cause of their not having a quiet life but it is miniscule as compared to the suffering on Israeli communities adjoining Gaza.
The only way that this can change is to abandon the Hamas and PLO charters and stop firing and acquiring offensive weapons.
Irit is an Israeli Jew. She would have done military service, and she has lived her entire life under the threat of war. Without a proper peace settlement, any children Irit has will also do active military service. This kind of life style is an offence to the sensibilities of any intelligent Jewish Girl. Irit has no country but Israel in which she can live. the same can be said of every Palestinian refugee - the 5 million. They were illegally transferred from their homes, and like Irit, have no where else to live.
You are a Canadian male Jew. You live in a different world, a world that is very safe and comfortable. You have a family, and you can be confident your family will inherit the benefits of your labour. Irit cannot have this confidence or surety, and you are doing nothing to enhance her country’s potential for a long-term peace solution. Instead, you are pushing Israel in the direction of a One State Solution, which is fine, from my perspective, but it must be stressful for Irit to think of such a solution, although I suspect she would rather One State than perpetual war, and international disgrace for Israel, which will start to roll in as the world begins to take stock of Israel’s intransigence over a proper peace deal.
The refugees of Gaza, and elsewhere are from Israel, and until Israel pays them good compensation, or allows for their return, there will be conflict coming from these people. It is not the people of Gaza with which you are at war. It is these refugees, who are not ever going to be able to settle in Gaza or any other Arab country, unless they are given the resources to be independent, as they once were, before the Israeli military forced them out of their homes and places of work.
You can go on arguing about Hamas being evil, but everyone knows that the enemy is always evil, so you prove nothing but your unwillingness to negotiate a fair deal.
Susan - I am an Israeli Jew, I went to the army and so will my children. This in no which way does "This kind of life style is an offence to the sensibilities", It is a fact of life that you have to get used to when you live in a bad neigborhood. I can only dream for peace but I do not trust my neigbors to the degree that I am willing to give up my army which protects me from those who try to harm me.
Sussan. It is very rude to speak for someone other than yourself and I am sure Irit does not need a lawyer.
Irir, as you describe her, is not the Israeli Jewish thinking at this time and Jews and Israelis are dismayed and disappointed with the Palestinians for electing a terror group to lead them and for not protesting or disagreeing with this group about the killing and maiming of JEWS. It is a fact that Israelis have elected MK's that are more Nationalistic and Right wing as a result and have all but killed the Left that supports Palestinians. There is talk about another war in Gaza as a result of the rockets being accumulated and fired at Israeli cities. Irit is too preoccupied with Gaza to worry about Sderot and other cities in Israel where Jews are being killed and maimed and property destroyed and where school children are worried about going to school.
If Gaza was peaceful than I would consider negotiating , but under the current circumstances that is not even an option. But we must defeat that evil emanating from there and the Palestinians themselves MUST prove that they are peaceful and wish Israel no harm.
The Arabs have 22 States that do not want the Palestinians while Jews have no other country.
Sp please let Irit speak for herself and than she can be judged by her words and not through a THIRD party( (YOU)
What you said, Kingsley, about the Arabs having 22 States that do not want the Palestinians while Jews have no other country, is misconstruing the truth.
The Jews are free and welcome to live in most countries. Not so, the Palestinians. It is they, the Palestinians, who need a country – at the very least, Palestinians need the whole ½ of their country that was allocated to them by the UN, back in the 1940’s.
Let’s talk about why the other Arab countries do not want Palestinians. It is because Israelis hate the Palestinians and Israel has bombed Arab countries for no reason other than those countries had Palestinians living there - Palestinians who were intent on reclaiming land that had been stolen from them by Israeli Jews.
Palestine should never have been divided. It has been a total disaster, with no end of wars, mayhem and human rights abuses. Israel should have lost its membership in the UN when Israel took most of Palestine and then refused to allow the refugees to return. This is what would have happened if we lived in a world that was ruled by democratic countries.
Never forget, every problem experienced by Palestinians is the direct result of Jews having commandeered their country and forced out the Palestinians, who still have nowhere to live, after more than 60 years. They will agitate for a place to live until they acquire one. No one ever stole a country from the Jews. It was the Jews themselves who had migratory habits, and spread themselves throughout the world, as they still do today.