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Life in the terror zone : Comments

By Danny Lamm, published 9/2/2007

How can Israel be expected to make peace with a people who are so divided and sustained by violence?

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boo hoo.
if you don't like it, leave.
Posted by Chad, Friday, 9 February 2007 10:39:18 AM
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Danny

I'm not sure how transferring $100 million to one side of an internal conflict and easing border checkpoints to allow the transfer of weapons contributes to establishing the conditions for Palestinians to "keep peace among themselves", your precondition for Israel to make peace with them. Such blatant support for Abbas and the Palestinian Authority from israel and the US can only further undermine an organisation that is already viewed as corrupt in the eyes of many Palestinians (hence the election outcome).

I agree that the attack on Israeli citizens should be vehemently condemned.

Israel's actions in sustaining the conflict, however, would make anyone think that Israel is more than happy for the Palestinians to continue to fight among themselves, thereby drawing attention away from an illegal occupation, and providing a perfect excuse for not negotiating a lasting peace.
Posted by Butters, Friday, 9 February 2007 11:37:13 AM
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Israel has a chance to get along with Abbas but is has not a chance in hell of ever going anywhere with Hamas. I donít know of the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah. Perhaps someone could explain it? They are both Iranian funded and supplied. Hamas may be Sunni and Hezbollah Shi'ite?
If Hamas gains control in Palestine I assume Sharia law will follow and women will be kept under those becoming black sheets. I think Israel needs to assume Abbas is unconnected to this latest bombing
Posted by SILLE, Friday, 9 February 2007 12:42:47 PM
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So an avowed zionist wants peace. Bulldust. This is a rank piece of propaganda from an avowed zionist. And his avowed aim is to dispossess the Palestinian people of all their lands not just 78% of it.

Butters words accurately summed up the Israeli meddling in Palestinian affairs.

Yes and the captured Israelis are still held by the Palestinians. Just shows that war in Lebanon was so effective eh? Danny.
Posted by keith, Friday, 9 February 2007 1:09:25 PM
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It might well be asked, how the Palestinians can be expected to make peace with a neighbour who has an arsenal of nuclear warheads which could not only destroy Palestine, but Iran as well as any other country that does not warrant Israel's existence in the Middle East.

Israel is now like a poker player with two Aces in his hand, helped along by cheats among the spectators already trained to blink their eyes or purse their lips to tell where the other Aces are.

Highly intelligent academic historians and social scientists are trained to carefully keep an eye on situations like the above, knowing that illegally allowing a small nation like Israel to have nuclear armanents while all other nations in the Middle East are banned from having such artillery, is not only unjust and unlawful, but does not herald much qualitiveness for the future of our world as we know it.

Most journalists who have had training in social and political ethics must be very conscious of the unfairness of the situation also. Unfortunately, for a younster, there is a good chance of losing a job, but for a guy going on 86, not much to lose at all.......
Posted by bushbred, Friday, 9 February 2007 3:25:44 PM
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It is wrong to suggest that because Israel may have nuclear weapons, the Palestinians should not make peace with Israel. Quite the opposite is more logical. Israel is not a signatory of the 'Nuclear non - prolification Treaty' which means that her alleged possession of nuclear weapons is quite legal. It is only illegal for signatories of the treaty and it was never an obligation for any state to sign up to the treaty. Israel does not consist of 78% of Palestine. Palestine prior to the 1940's consisted of the area now known as Jordan, Judea & Samaria (Now known as the West bank) and the area of Israel. Therefore, Israel consists of only about 17% of Palestine.It is always amazing to me that White Australians, having stolen a whole continent from the Aborginal people have the ultimate hypocracy to criticize Zionism and the creation of Israel where Jews have always lived in varying numbers
Posted by ramir, Friday, 9 February 2007 5:03:34 PM
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