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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 08:16 PM
Response to Reply #45
46. If Israel attacks
Palestine, that is provoking Hamas. If Israel kills children, that is provoking Hamas (although when this did happen I'm not sure if Hamas did respond or not). That Hamas is not without justification for such replies is undeniable.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Israe's "responses" which "target" "terrorists" routinely kill innocent bystandards (this is not to mention the fact that the "terrorists" are fighting oppression, but we'll ignore that for now).

They are upholding a ceasefire if they do not attack, and if provoked, a response cannot be described as breaking it. At all. Barring misunderstanding, you asserted that since Hamas was not trying to stop other factions from attacking Israel they were not properly observing the ceasefire, which is obviously false. They can use violence in retaliation and still observe the general ceasefire (which was informal, by the way). Retaliation does not negate or render empty the ceasefire which was being clearly observed by Hamas.

IIRC, Hamas eventually halted attacks during that time (I'm somewhat sure they admitted responsibility as well). Immediately after the announcement, Israeli warplanes struck again.
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