Is Meshal a murderer? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • christoph
    • 11.01.07 | 19:38 (IST)

    flashman called someone a murderer and I thought he was thinking of Meshal. This afternoon I was asking myself if I did the correct thing by calling Meshal a "murderer", although some months ago I already reproached the Palestinians of having voted for "murderers". I was asking myself if it was correct to say "murderer" because 1. the society to which I belong myself lives on its own cadavers 2. to be a murderer, from my point view, is a guilt that cannot be simply forgiven or forgot. So, once Hamas will have recognized Israel, stepped back from violence etc., I surely could not be content if a people would be governed by "murderers". Nonetheless should we then go on to look for "absolute justice", including imprisoning Meshal, no diplomatic ties to this government, if there is such a thing as "absolute justice" at all, which I doubt? As for me, who am not even living in the same land, I cannot claim to be his judge by calling him a "murderer" and I won't do that again.

    from the article: PM dismisses Meshal comments that Israel's existence is a reality
    First published 00:00 11.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.01.07
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