Comments on: Israel goes to the polls via the internet http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/30/israel-goes-to-the-polls-via-the-internet/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: A. Non Imus http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/30/israel-goes-to-the-polls-via-the-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-5825 Sat, 31 Jan 2009 05:08:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2464#comment-5825 Rosemary, on the contrary, the Hebrews/Jews/Israelis are the ones with the scriptures telling them to put their enemies to the sword, man, woman and child, for four generations.Even if that weren’t the case, the Israelis have used unprecedented restraint. Their Moslem neighbors are lucky I’m not the Israeli leader, ’cause I’d take all the land, up to and including Cairo, Damascus, Beirut and Aman, and use the land in between for a buffer zone/impact area/combined arms field training sites!

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By: Zvi http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/30/israel-goes-to-the-polls-via-the-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-5821 Sat, 31 Jan 2009 01:41:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2464#comment-5821 Ms. Watson, the US and the UK killed 40,000 civilians in Iraq and 7,000 civilians in Afghanistan.Fighting in extremely difficult urban territory, against Hamas, which was AGGRESSIVELY using human shields at every opportunity, firing from broadcasting centers and schools, hiding weapons in mosques, booby-trapping houses, hiding armed men in hospitals, hijacking aid trucks for supplies and hijacking ambulances at gunpoint to serve as troop transports (all of this info comes from Palestinians, NOT Israel), Israeli soldiers STILL managed to keep civilian casualties down in the HUNDREDS, a tiny fraction of the civilians killed by the “leaders of the free world.” Why? The IDF phoned ahead to tell people to get out of many of the target buildings, they used specialized expensive weapons to minimize damage to buildings surrounding many targets, they declared a DAILY hours-long ceasefire so that humanitarian aid could reach civilians. Sure. Sometimes they made mistakes, usually while being fired upon by gunmen. When it happens, it’s a tragedy. But it happens in war. The UK dropped 2 bombs in Falujah and killed 300 civilians in a market and on a bridge.War is awful. Many innocent Gazans died, and that’s a tragedy.But if Israel had wanted to kill a lot of Palestinians, if Israel had wanted to hurt Palestinian civilians, it has the firepower to kill 10,000s of Palestinians. And it simply didn’t do that.And you need to blame Hamas for deciding where the booby trapped neighborhoods were, where the rockets were stored and where the bombs were manufactured. You can blame Hamas for deciding which areas to use as ambush points and which buildings to use when firing rockets, forcing Israel to attack those points. The fact that Hamas militarized civilian houses, schools, foreign broadcast studios and clinics is the direct cause of the damage that occurred in Gaza. The fact that Hamas INSISTED on using civilians as human shields – whether these were non-aligned civilians, or members of the opposition Fatah party, or their own kids, or just people whose deaths would draw the most sympathy, Hamas had no compunction about hiding its gunmen behind the skirts of women and the innocence of children.That’s the real war crime that occurred in Gaza.Israel can’t be happy with the deaths in Gaza, but its leaders are safe in the knowledge that any other army in the world would have killed a lot more Gazan civilians.

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By: Rosemary Watson http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/01/30/israel-goes-to-the-polls-via-the-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-5820 Sat, 31 Jan 2009 00:41:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=2464#comment-5820 The reality is that any person who can support the Israeli Government’s behaviour toward Gaza has no business trying to pretend to be of Jewish faith as such people have effectively defecated all over the ethics of the Jewish Religion. So the question is: Do you want to follow the Laws of Judaism or are you nothing more than a totally evil barbarian capable of justifying an obscenity of savagery?

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