#3 You know the answers as well as I do, Mark - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 14.10.09 | 14:31 (IST)

    ML: "Why then, as it demands the right of a Legal Occupying Power, does Israel refuse to perform the responsibilities of the Legal Occupying Power of Gaza?" In no particular order: * It is cheaper this way. * Israel has bigger fish to fry. * Israel lost interest in RUNNING Gaza when the degraded aquifer made the settlements non-viable. * Israel sees no need to hold consistent positions on any subject, so why should Gaza be any different? * Israel likes holding up the experimental lab rats in Gaza as "evidence" that Pals can't govern themselves. The Israelis think that those are ALL perfectly rational reasons, which is why they get so upset when anyone else tells them that what they're doing is coo-coo-crazy.

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    First published 02:38 14.10.09 | Last updated 03:56 14.10.09
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