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    • Daniel
    • 18.01.10 | 14:14 (IST)

    .... lift the partial blockade (help convoys go through despite the latter). What do the critics of Israel think will happen? Remember July 2005. Israel withdrew completely from the Gaza strip, and what happened? Hamas cried victory and continued without break to shoot rockets and mortars at Israel (a total of 417), with increasing numbers in the following years. In 2007 it eliminated through a coup d'etat the Fatah opponents, while extending its terror infrastructures and activities within the entire strip. What would happen today? Simple: the same. Hamas & Co. would cry victory again (they cry victory even when defeated), continue to blackmail Israel through kindnapped soldiers, to dig tunnels and to stockpile their new Iranian weapons and rockets and soon start again with their launch, until Israel will close again the strip, react militarily and eventually enter. Are these the prospects which Eldar and the critics of Israel have in mind for Gaza and the Palestinians? Wonderful.

    from the article: Israel's compassion in Haiti can't hide our ugly face in Gaza
    First published 01:09 18.01.10 | Last updated 09:26 18.01.10
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