الأحد، 2 مارس، 2008

IDF back to what it does best: killing!


The disproportionate reaction that was displayed by Israel in Gaza since Wednesday, and its bold disregard of innocent civilian lives, reminded us once again about its nature! It never seized to impress us in the Middle-East in it's efficiency as a killing machine. I couldn't stop my tears while watching doctors conducting CPR to a months old baby in Gaza on CNN!
For the last two years, the thousands of funny, homemade rockets fired on Israeli cities have killed a total of 2 or 3 people (maybe 4 I'm not sure)! In the last four days, Israel killed more than 100 people half of them civilians including many women, and children.

I do understand Israel's right to protect its citizens, but first, it doesn't have the right to lump 1.5 million Palestinian into a huge jail, and second, it does kill the militants daily from the sky using it's state of the art American made precision munitions. It could have relaxed its blockade to Gaza, and continued its duel with the militants sparing innocent civilians.

I cannot absolve Hamas from the blame! They are as guilty as Israel. Aside from my ideological differences with that "terrorist" organization and their draconian rules, I think that it is headed by a bunch of incompetents who shouldn't be heading the Palestinian people. In addition, they do have an utter disregard for the sanctity of human life!

The creation of the Jewish state was a mistake! In 1900, the percentage of Jews in historical Palestine was less than 10% of the total population, and the claims that since this land was Jewish 2000 years ago, or that certain holy book –with all due respect- had some promise by a mythical entity to some people regarding the ownership of this land, wouldn't hold in any court, and had this whole thing happened these days, the world wouldn't have allowed it especially since it involved massive ethnic cleansing of 700,0000 (UN estimates) to 900,000 (Arab estimates) Palestinians, and the destruction of more than 400 Arab villages in Israel. I would also add that the ensuing loss the Jewish population of the Arab countries; -Egypt in particular, was a great loss to these countries, since these were educated and talented people who where instrumental in the development of these countries.

Nowadays, 50% of the Jewish population of Israel was born there, it's not their problem what happened decades ago, they have every right to live there, and nobody should question that.

I think the actual solution for the problem in the "holy land" would be to have ONE state which is Israel, with both Arabs and Jews living side by side. The Jewish Law or Return should be abandoned, and substituted with another law that allows at least portion of the Palestinian refugees to return, while compensating others to start a new life –or what's left of it- in another place. Any talk of a two-state solution is simply B.S.; the extent of Israeli settlements in the West Bank doesn't allow for any meaningful, and continuous state, let alone the problem of Gaza-West Bank connectivity.

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Ruth يقول...

Sorry, your "solution" is a no-brainer. This would just enable the Arabs to take over what Jewish effort had created and would make Jews a minority in another Arab state. I do not know of any Arab state treating its minorities well so forget about it!

Nah·det Masr يقول...

So what do you suggest? keeping the refugees in their host countries? denying them their legal right to return to their homes or even compensate them? Even if that happens, the Arabs inside the green line might become a majority before the end of the century! what will you do then? implement an Apartheid-like system?