Sheikh Hassan Yousef's bottom line, according to Rubinstein, is "You can't get rid of us." This, however, is simply not true. If Israel wanted to, it could eliminate every single Hamas leader and supportor with an intensive military campaign involving the widespread carpet bombing of Palestinian towns and massive slaughter of the population. By eliminating all the Palestininans, one could, in fact, get rid of Hamas. However, whether you consider Hamas a terror organizaton or a band of freedom fighters, Israel must understand it is an integral part of the Palestinian landscape that cannot be erased without erasing the landscape itself. So I ask: Who needs landscape?
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