I don't recall the Jews in Poland firing 8,000 rockets at the Germans. A better comparison could be made with the Native American Indians or the Indians of South America or the Maories or the Aborigines and all those who never had the means to defend themselves. Hamas were armed to the teeth. I do take your point about not taking responsibility for the carnage inflicted on others. There was an election coming up. It's as simple and as cold a fact as that.Isn't it just possible that this is what the Palestian leadership were pushing for? Look what's has happened since Cast Lead. It was all so pedictable.
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