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Response to oberliner (Reply #85)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:52 PM

86. Then don't pretend that Israel is being "forced" to kill Palestinians

As if Israel had no hand in anything. As if Israel can't help itself. As if Israel completely lacks any agency or say in what Israel does. It's as ludicrous as saying the same thing about Hamas.

Both Israel and Hamas are making their own choices freely. They are not being compelled by forces beyond their control. Hamas chooses to fire rockets. Israel chooses to respond by killing Palestinians. Hamas could instead choose to NOT do that. Israel could as well. However both sell themselves the myth of their own hands being forced by the other side, as if they're both helpless automotons being guided by their enemies.

That's bullshit, and people who promote that bullshit are enablers and accessories. For your part, Oberliner, rockets fired at Israel do not legitimatize mass murder of Palestinians. Hamas is not absolved of guilt, but they are Israeli bombs, dropped by Israeli hands, on hte orders of Israeli commanders. Nor do assassinations and oppressions justify the firing of rockets at Israel; Israel is likewise not absolved of their part of that situation, but these are weapons collected, constructed, and fired by hamas and like-minded groups of their own volition.

No one is being forced.

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