Ahmet Turko - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 19.03.10 | 17:48 (IST)

    "The only reason why rockets stopped is because Israel punished the civilians with shockingly excessive use of force. In both attacks, 2500 civilains were killed, " - Ahmet Turko You overlook the fact that in November 2008 Israel had to break the cease fire with Hamas in order to get the war it had previously planned for December 2008. Your number of civilians killed is way high. "Israel doesnt take the war to the actual militants." - Ahmet Undeniable and for a sound reason. In a war to ensure a Kadima victory in the upcoming elections high IDF casualties would have been a bad idea. Also, Israel has become enamored of the idea of war on the cheap. When dealing with the likes of Hamas and Hisbollah that is playing EXACTLY the game that favors the terrorists.

    from the article: Neither Israel nor Hamas wants another Gaza war
    First published 02:52 19.03.10 | Last updated 16:01 19.03.10
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