Thank you for actually answering. I appreciate that.
They ARE intending to kill someone. I have a tough time believing that either side is firing rockets into population centers just to rattle the enemy. If it weren’t so, then bullets would be fired into the air, not into Gazan children walking on the street or into Israeli children on a schoolbus.
If Hamas or Islamic Jihad had access to guided rockets, I certainly believe that they would take just as much life as they could. Please don’t insult anyone’s intelligence by denying this. Please.
So, both sides aim to kill the other. How does this solve anything?
My point is that, yes, Israel should be out of the blockading Gaza business and the West Bank entirely. After that, it just comes down to the original borders, which legally speaking are cloudy and weighed down with excuses and provactive acts on both sides. Did Israel leave Palestine with only 20% or so of what it should have had outright? Yes. Did the Arab armies want to leave the Jews with anything? Territory? Possessions? Lives? No. Sorry, but that is the truth. Not Hasbarah, it’s on the records in Egyptian government proclamations and all sorts of Middle Eastern newspapers. They wanted to strangle “the Jews” in the cradle. It also happened in 1967, and the Arab newspapers plainly call for destruction of Jews. Sure they say “Zionist” too, but plenty of “Jew”. They didn’t see a difference back then.
There is enough bloodshed to go around. And all I see here is people saying that Israel doesn’t deserve to exist. That means violence, that means bloodshed. That means slaughter. That means more death. That means Jew-bashing. And that is what sent Greta Berlin packing. And MW helped. But the call for violence still continues right here. If you support Palestine bidding for it’s own nationhood in the UN, as I do, then Israel was also created by the same body. Tough shit if a couple of Middle Eastern nations don’t recognize it, and tough shit if Israel doesn’t want to recognize Palestine should it become a nation.
Both Israel and the Palestinians deserve better than an endless call for more bloodshed. Two states is what I see working. Sorry Netanyahoo and all of Likud are such hateful racist bastards and won’t bend, but Hamas and Abbas don’t strike me as honest brokers either.