Hopefully, the iron dome sits inactive but if it doesn't - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Brad
    • 18.02.11 | 00:22 (IST)

    then Israel must pass the economic costs of the system, and hopefully those are the only costs, onto the Pals. If there is no other way of doing so, then Israel should do what all domestic legal systems in the world do, and that is go after the property of the culprit. Preferably this would be movable property but if not, yes, absolutely take their lands. This approach should be legislated into domestic law and the appropriation of land should be the last resort. Of course, even the first resort would not have to be resorted to if Hamas and Hezbollah behave in a civilized fashion. But if they don't there must be real consequences and taking property is much better than taking lives. What would not be acceptable is doing nothing other than defending oneself. Deterrence is required.

    from the article: Iron Dome missile defense system to become operational within weeks
    First published 23:17 17.02.11 | Last updated 23:17 17.02.11
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