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    • 18.05.11 | 18:29 (IDT)

    Israel withdrew completely from Gaza and instead of a reciprocal goodwill gesture, Hamas increased rocket fire into Israel. Israel puts up with it on a small scale for several years, only conducting limited attacks. But when Hamas increases rocket fire into Israel to 80 per day for a week, and Israel proceeds with Cast Lead, Israel is the bad guy who isn't interested in withdrawing from territories. How many times has Israel offered the Palestinians a state, which the Palestinians rejected? And it's ISRAEL which isn't interested in withdrawing from territory? Clearly, it's the Palestinians who aren't interested in GETTING territory without using it as a launching ground for combat.

    from the article: 'Goldstone Report failed to address difficulties of asymmetric warfare'
    First published 02:29 18.05.11 | Last updated 02:29 18.05.11
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