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    • Timothy
    • 09.06.07 | 09:25 (IDT)

    Some say the IDF should bomb suspected launch sites in Gaza no matter their location and without regard for civilian casualties. They reason the Palestinian civilians will pay such a terrible price they will turn on the rocket launchers and bring an end to the retalitory attacks on Israel once and for all. World War II shows it won't work. The English and Americans killed tens of thousands of German civilians via bombing raids. The Germans fought on. Likewise, the Germans killed tens of thousands of English civilians via bombing raids. The English fought on. Not only did the mass killing of civilians not break the will of the other side, it actually increased it. Both sides considered the other a monster for the indiscriminate killing of civilians. You do NOT surrender to a monster. That is the dilemma Israel faces. Palestinians see Jews as monsters. And as I said, you don't surrender to monsters. Clearly it's better to try something different. Peace

    from the article: An Israeli defeat in Sderot
    First published 00:00 08.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.06.07
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