Israel can't rethink its strategy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 11.01.10 | 14:50 (IST)

    Hamas is a real problem for Israel. It's the principal resistance movement fighting Israeli occupation, land theft and illegal settlement building in Palestine. It's also the party that comfortably won the Palestinian elections and should be in power. Anywhere else, the occupying Israeli power would at this point treat with the elected Hamas government and come to some deal. But not Israel, because a fair settlement would involve its troops and settlers LEAVING Palestine, while the Likud charter commits Israel to SEIZING the rest of Palestine. It has tried overthrowing Hamas; the Fatah coup failed (criminal act) It has tried siege and near starvation (humanitarian and war crime). It has tried collectively punishing Gazan civilians, killing 1,00 of them (war and humanitarian crime). All failed. Israel has no other strategy than to keep starving and killing and breaking every law in the book, while continually blaming the victims, until the world says - Enough Already.

    from the article: Israel needs to rethink its Gaza strategy before it's too late
    First published 02:27 11.01.10 | Last updated 09:30 11.01.10
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