Gaza Follies

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6 Responses

  1. Bob Miller says:

    The problem may not be PM Olmert’s understanding or the lack of it; it may be that the various “peace partners” have revoked his free will.

  2. Harry Maryles says:

    But the harsh response threatened by Prime Minister Sharon never happened. Nearly 1,000 Kassams have been launched at Israel since the Gaza withdrawal, without Israel moving back into northern Gaza to destroy the workshops in which the Kassams are manufactured and to create a security zone from which Palestinian groups would no longer be able to fire unimpeded.

    Do not judge The current PM so harshly. According to NBC Television News which I watched literally minutes ago (about 5:40 pm CDT) The IDF has re-entered the area formerlly occupied by Israeli Gaza settlers. In the proccess this action took the lives of 11 Pelstinians and one Isreali soldier. Former PN Sharon promised that if necessary Israel will retake Gaza. His successor just did.

  3. Lisa says:

    It’s not fair to quote Ariel Sharon’s promise that the PA would be held responsible for attacks made from Gaza. It’s not like he meant it.

  4. Micha says:

    Unless this was the whole purpose to begin with…. Israel has had far more success at wars with well-defined borders than with wars of attrition.

    There’s something fishy about a plan that makes no sense to me, and yet was pursued by every PM since Oslo, regardless of his political history and voter support base. There must be something more going on to which I am not privy.

  5. Bob Miller says:

    Micha (10:26 am comment), you’re assuming that the PMs have been responsible to their voters or maybe their party members. Consider who else may have been giving them their marching orders.

  6. chana sasson says:

    The ’05’ in my e-mail address is a zecher lachurban that we brought upon ourselves by not preventing the destruction of Gush Katif and the purposeful destruction, dispersal and intent to break the ‘best of the best’. This was the “worst failure of Israeli diplomacy’. Anyone with the most basic understanding and knowlege of history and current events knows that we set ourselves up and have caused ourselves unbearable and devastating harm. I always took very seriously the pasuk that Hashem will give might to His people (and then) Hashem will bless His nation with peace. The simple pshat.

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