Saturday, January 10, 2009

Why don't they just stop with the rockets?

The Israel-Palestine conflict has a long and complicated back story. But, it seems to me, this latest crisis is pretty straightforward: Israel is fed up with Hamas launching rockets into their country, and Hamas - for reasons I don't yet understand - feels that they need to do this.

And from what I can tell, that's not really the problem. The problem is all the civilians that are caught in the middle. And with good reason, the photos alone are horrific.

The world is demanding Israel to stop the attack.

But, what about Hamas' role? After all, they aren't just some fringe group. They are the elected government. This is both their people and their rockets. Haven't they made the decision that to hurl 30 rockets into Israel is more important than welfare of their own population?

Could it be that Gold Meir was right when she said: "Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us."

Hamas may not think it's fair how severe the attacks from Israel are, but they continue, on a daily basis to provoke them. Why? What kind of government could be that cruel to their own people?

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