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    • Ben
    • 05.03.06 | 11:33 (IST)

    Israel should in my opinion recognize Hamas as the legitimate representative and governing body of the palestinians and move the ball in the political arena to their side and see what they do with it. there was another article published here that mentioned letting the palestinians build an airport and deep sea port in Gaza and let Hamas run a real state there. the idea was to tell Hamas that within one year Israel is not responsible for electricity, water, jobs or food exports into the Gaza strip, then Hamas will have a lot to lose by waging war on Israel. Israel can't win over people who have nothing to lose. therefore if Israel recognizes Hamas and actually lets it run a state in Gaza and parts of the west bank it will move the peace process forward, so we have to talk to with them. must talk with them. just for the record: i am an expatriate Israeli jew, but i am also "pro-palestinian" for the sake of peace

    from the article: Please, recognize us
    First published 00:00 05.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 05.03.06
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