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    • Paul Usiskin
    • 30.01.06 | 21:57 (IST)

    I am an Israeli citizen having served in the IDF in the West Bank. Sadly Israel cannot now nor could it ever do whatever it wants. It has constraints that are very real indeed. So too does Hamas. Although I am deeply troubled about what I already described as Hamas' fissile mix, when it comes to running a people - under our occupation - to the tune of $100 million a week, reality bites. It will bite first for the Palestinians who depend on the PA for their livelihood and then for the rest of the Palestinian population that is already unwaged. Your argument is a little like that of the President of Iran, keen to develop a nucelar capability which, should he God Forbid ever get to use it would destroy not just us but the very Palestinians he is so concerned for. I have seen the aftermaths of 100 suicide bombs enough to know before whom we stand. And tho these are war crimes, we will still have to talk to these criminals.

    from the article: Looking back in anger
    First published 00:00 30.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 30.01.06
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