Dino #86: nice try, but it's not that simple - - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ivo
    • 18.12.07 | 20:44 (IST)

    hi dino, - your whole scheme is predicated on 1)israel being responsible for w. bank's blossoming economic future 2)the problem of hamas simply disappearing due to diminishing support following improvements in wb according to point 1) if you disregard the 1st premise which is not at all sure, israel not being able to do it for the pals alone plus that this might take really long time, it's foolish & naive to believe hamas in gaza will simply evaporate. whatever their support they'll hold their position in the teeth of anything & anybody around them. they never needed strong public support to function & now the whole of gaza is in their grip. what's much more likely, espec. if egypt will keep letting it happen, is they'll only be fortifying their stronghold in gaza & will together w/hizbollah in the north represent an ever-growing threat, which will only be harder to counter over time. that's the grim reality. unfortunately some non-military solutions only follow military ones.

    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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