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Response to pelsar (Reply #128)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:11 AM

131. Preserving the status quo in Gaza was NOT an alternative

Obviously, the settlers HAD to go, as all the West Bank settlers will have to go.

There would still have been the rockets even if Gaza had stayed occupied. It's not like staying would have made it any easier to find the people launching the rockets.

And Fatah couldn't have had any authority or credibility in Gaza if its control was reinstated their through intervention by your army.

If I was wrong about there not being coordination, I stand corrected on that point.

Still, Sharon DID make it sound, very much, as though Gaza would be ALL that Palestinians were going to get for a state-not only that, but he implied that in exchange for that tiny crumb, they were expected to be thankful.

And if you say that there are SOME Palestinians who secretly want the Occupation to go on, perhaps there might be a few, but obviously they'd be a pathetically tiny minority...comparable to the tiny group of South African blacks who prospered by collaborating with Botha and Co.

The existence of the forme group in Palestine does NOT make a case for preserving the Occupation...any more than the existence of the latter group made a case for preserving the apartheid regime OR made it defensible that the Israeli government disgraced itself by giving aid and comfort to the Afrikaner police state in its dying days(and possibly gave it a few more years to oppress the majority that it otherwise never would have had).

The IDF had been in Gaza for decades before that withdrawal...if that presence hadn't dislodged Hamas before the IDF left, how would keeping the IDF there have made any difference at all? What would have worked in the next few years that hadn't worked in the previous forty?

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