People don't like to be ruled by occupiers - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 08.07.07 | 07:46 (IDT)

    People don't like dictators because the dictators can act with impunity. Like Sadaam Hussain for example. The Palestinians don't like being ruled over by the Israelis because the Israelis can and do act with impunity. Is this such a hard thing to understand? Israel and the IDF have behaved miserably toward the Palestinians. It's really rather ugly. It arouses contempt for Israel around the world, in the same way that a ruthless dictator's beligerant, tough guy, I can do whatever I want and you'll just have to shut up and take it manner does. If I were a Palestinian I would feel the same way. I would be seething with contempt at the despicable situation where a foreign country's military were ruling my life, with no more regard for my human or civil rights than those of a horse. A so-called democracy overlording another people by military force for 40 years is a contradiction in terms.

    from the article: Twilight Zone / 'Mowing the grass' in Nablus
    First published 00:00 05.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.07.07
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