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“Rocket fire from Gaza rarely causes casualties...”

But, that doesn't stop Israelis from using disproportionate and deadly force in response.
Peretz, the Israeli defense minister who reportedly delayed a major air offensive so Palestinians could curb the rockets, said all restraints were now off.

"We will act with all our might and use all our means against any group that acts against us," said Peretz, whose hometown, Sderot, comes under frequent rocket attack.
This is notwithstanding the fact that . . .
Rocket fire from Gaza rarely causes casualties, but it disrupts life in the southern Israeli towns where the projectiles fall.

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At midday Tuesday, the Israeli military said more than 100 rockets had been launched at Israel since Friday.

It said the cell it targeted Tuesday intended to launch Katyusha rockets, which have a longer range than the homemade ones militants usually fire.
As usual, our job is to believe whatever they tell us, not to question it. Even if this is true, given Friday's massacre, it hardly seems surprising.

And in response to these pesky rockets, Israelis rain wholesale death upon Palestinians.
Abbas accused Israel of trying to "wipe out the Palestinian people."

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A weeping Hekmat Mughrabi, her veil soaked with blood, said her 30-year-old son, Ashraf, and another 13-year-old relative died. The young man, hearing the explosion of the first missile outside his home, ran to the door to calm children who had been on the roof making paper kites.

"He was shouting to the kids, 'Don't be afraid, don't be afraid,'" and hadn't even finished his sentence when the second missile hit, she said. "My son died in my arms."
This is why people condemn Israelis, not because they're Jewish, but because they are belligerent. There is no justification for this disproportionate brutality.

6 Comments:

At Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Blogger ChiefMommy Owl said...

Disproportionate?? No justification?? Any idea how many Israeli civilians have died since the start of this infitada at the hands of suicide bombers? Palestinians are blowing themselves up in cafe's in Tel Aviv and the world community tells Israel that the appropriate response is to give back land to the Palestinians that they never wanted until Israeli's moved into to it. So Israel forces thousands of people out of their homes in Gaza so the Palestinians can have the land and what do they do? They don't build homes and schools - they launch rockets. So, what would you propose to stop the suicide bombings and rocket attacks? I suppose you think Israel should continue to reward terrorism by giving away land. Doesn't that sound ridiculous?

Sara
babyowls.blogspot.com

 
At Wednesday, June 14, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

Israel should just wait until the rockets kill people before acting. That's a smart idea.

 
At Wednesday, June 14, 2006, Blogger Richard said...

Thanks for your excellent post about this scandalous violence against innocent civilians. But you do have some idiot commenters:

"what would you propose to stop the suicide bombings and rocket attacks? I suppose you think Israel should continue to reward terrorism by giving away land. Doesn't that sound ridiculous?"

Not at all, ending the Occupation, negotiating a peace settlement with the Palestinians based on Israeli withdrawal to 1967 borders; and a Palestinian recognition of Israel, end of terror, and renunciation of a right of return to Israel proper--all that sounds quite reasonable to me and most of the rest of the world (excluding your two nitwit commenters).

 
At Wednesday, June 14, 2006, Anonymous thunkwell said...

I wonder if any of this would be happening if America and us Americans had abided by the contract that we all have with each other, including our crummy politicians, troops could not have been sent into World War 1, which was the beginning of the rogue state of Isreal. It is unconstitutional, (article 1 section 8 part 16 and article 4 section 4), for ORDERED up troops to be used outside the United States. Duh, like the government should be able to order us away from our homes, its a no brainer.

 
At Wednesday, June 14, 2006, Blogger ChiefMommy Owl said...

"Not at all, ending the Occupation, negotiating a peace settlement with the Palestinians based on Israeli withdrawal to 1967 borders; and a Palestinian recognition of Israel, end of terror, and renunciation of a right of return to Israel proper--all that sounds quite reasonable to me and most of the rest of the world"

All of this sounds reasonable to the rest of the world with the notable exception of the Palestinians who have made it clear that they have no interest is recognizing Israel's right to exist or stopping the violence. Israel pulled all of their people out of Gaza and then the Palestinians turned around and popularly elected a terrorist group to lead them. A terrorist group who has it in their charter to push Israel into the sea.Suicide bombing attempts occur almost daily.

Try to refrain from namecalling. It doesn't foster dialogue.

 
At Friday, June 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamas was a creature of Shin Bet and the Mossad to begin with; the Menachem Begin government actually FUNDED Sheik Ahmed Yassin's Hamas as a counterweight to the the secular nationalist PLO in the occupied territories. Yitzhak Rabin apologized to the Israeli people for their government's historic support for Hamas.

Now the very people who created that Frankenstein monster are whining about how terrible it is. Well you reap what you sow, *ssholes. Keep lying down with dogs and then complain about having fleas, you stupid freaking idiots! I have no sympathy for the Israeli government on this one, and in fact justice would be best served if the criminals who funded Hamas in the Israeli government were all executed by the victims' families.

 

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