#76 Yes ... I Agree With "Mr Fox" ... Ron - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tim R
    • 21.11.09 | 22:13 (IST)

    "Mr. Fox you say there is "no nearly genocidal" blockade of Gaza"(Ron) Hamas rules Gaza and they were elected by the Palestinian Arab people into Government in the democratic elections of 2005. Hamas has opted to wage armed struggle, instead of trying to settle their dispute peacefully via negotiations. In other words they have been waging war on the state of Israel. As such, Israel has every right to restrict the entry of supplies to it's self declared enemy. In fact in most other wars in history, it would have been unheard of for one or the other side to allow the re-supply of it's enemies. Siege warfare has been a recognized form of warfare for time immemorial and it's objective has always been to force the besieged side to submit to the terms of the besieger. Now in the case of Gaza, Israel has not even instituted a TOTAL state of siege. In fact, NO one is starving in Gaza and various items of supply ARE allowed to go through. What are Israel's terms? They seek recognition of Israel as the state for the Jewish people and cessation of violence. Those are NOT unreasonable demands and given the continued violence perpetrated by Gazans against Israeli civilians, a partial blockade is hardly unreasonable. What is unreasonable is to call that "Genocide" ....

    from the article: Response / Henry Siegman on Burston and 'Israel's pathology'
    First published 15:19 09.11.09 | Last updated 19:56 15.11.09
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