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The Gaza Rules
Slate, by William Saletan

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/10/2014 5:33:07 PM

According to many critics, Israel is slaughtering civilians in Gaza. It’s “purposefully wiping out entire families,” says an Arab member of Israel’s parliament. It’s committing “genocide—the murder of entire families,” says Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. Iran says Israel has committed “massacres against the defenseless Palestinians.” The charges are false. By the standards of war, Israel’s efforts to spare civilians have been exemplary. Israel didn’t choose this fight. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the terrorist organizations that dominate Gaza, claim that Israel provoked the conflict by arresting Hamas members in the West Bank. But arrests in one territory don’t justify

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/10/2014 5:50:48 PM     (No. 9918818)

The idea is to wipe out Hamas. So thanks for the reports.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JonR, 7/10/2014 5:51:25 PM     (No. 9918819)

Desimate these cockroaches until they lose the will to kill Jews!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/10/2014 6:00:43 PM     (No. 9918839)

Purposefully wiping out entire families?
Sounds exactly like what I did one time when we had rats in the barn.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/10/2014 6:03:42 PM     (No. 9918846)

Good article. I reminded of Saddam Hussein deliberately placing anti-aircraft guns atop schools, hospitals, and orphanages so he could claim innocent civilians were killed when the anti-aircraft guns got taken out.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/10/2014 6:17:41 PM     (No. 9918870)

I am reminded.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: saguni, 7/10/2014 6:28:31 PM     (No. 9918893)

Poster #2: Desimate these cockroaches until they lose the will to kill Jews!!

No, do the opposite, to decimate is to kill only one in ten, they need to wipe out nine of ten, and then if the remaining 10% doesn´t beg for peace, rinse and repeat as needed until the few remaining people won´t look cross-eyed at Israel.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/10/2014 7:23:29 PM     (No. 9918979)

What a schizophrenic article. On one hand it applauds Israel´s efforts to minimize civilian deaths but then acts like ANY deaths are a problem. Sorry, Hamas has declared open season on Israel. You may try to be "nice" in a war but when it comes to survival, you fight to win.

Then the author says the policy of demolishing the West Bank homes of suspected Arab terrorists is indefensible. Why? The terrorists are fighting a guerrilla war. This isn´t a society fighting crime under a set of rules. This is a form of war, not because of Israel, but because that´s what the Islamists want. That´s also why there can be no peace treaty. The Islamists do not want one. They are determined to destroy Israel and maintaining a state of perpetual grievance and continual war is the best way for them to accomplish that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ronniethek, 7/10/2014 8:45:37 PM     (No. 9919058)

This is war for survival. Israel tries hard to minimize innocent loss of live. The cockroach enemy specifically disavows this concept. I say-Israel, please deliver a blow on the animals that is so awful we wont have to deal with them for a good long time. Iran--you dare raise a hand against the Jewish people-your country will become a big sheet of glass-pay attention.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/10/2014 11:37:44 PM     (No. 9919263)

War is hell. Somebody is suppose to win and the other lose. The enemy shoots from highly populated areas so the response is "they kill children". Aren´t they killing their own kids by launching from occupied homes ?

Muzlims will not be happy until every Jew is dead and they take Israel. Always remember We are #2 on the list.

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