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    • Morris Valentine
    • 19.12.07 | 06:30 (IST)

    Would someone please explain to me why it would be so difficult for Hamas and Israel to simply sit down, talk about their differences, and figure out a way, at a minimum, to stop more bloodshed? No preconditions, no arguments over agendas, no "I won't meet with them because they're dedicated to (choose one: Hamas'/Israel's) destruction"? It doesn't (and shouldn't) have to happen under the glare of media coverage; just in a tent pitched somewhere in the western Negev ... ? Hundreds or even thousands of people on both sides are going to die otherwise, and many of them will be innocents, especially children. Call me naive (or worse), but does the blood really have to flow like that? MV

    from the article: A Vietnam called Gaza
    First published 00:00 18.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.12.07
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