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    • Concerned observer
    • 19.06.14 | 08:48 (IDT)

    The continued use of the argument that the occupation and settlers are responsible for terrorism belies belief. If Hamas could kidnap those living inside the green line, it would. And if Israel gave the Palestinians every inch of the West Bank, the terrorists would still attack the tiny Jewish state that would be left. Israel disengaged from Gaza, leaving the Palestinians areas of industrial infrastructure, a chance to show the world that they could implement self-government. But as Israel searches for the kidnapped boys, it is defending itself from rocket attacks emanating from Gaza. The situation is so much more complex than a simple "blame it on the occupation" stance. The causes are deeper and longer standing than Israel's presence in the West Bank (plenty of terror attacks before 1967), including the structure of Palestinian society, their manipulation by the wider Arab world and their entrenched victimhood reinforced by the International community. Readers should not be taken in by this artistically written polemic which portrays a fraction of the story.

    from the article: The Palestinians: A kidnapped society
    First published 12:09 18.06.14 | Last updated 12:09 17.06.14
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