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Response to shira (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:49 AM

5. Why are people siding with Hamas?

Why don't Palestinians stop their violence? They have the support of so many Arab countries. They have nothing to fear from peace. If they want territorial concessions from Israel, they need to guarantee that Israelis can be safe within their territory. Each side needs to guarantee safe borders for the other.

Neighbors should be able to live in peace. Neither side should throw rocks or grenades or drop bombs on the other.

I do not blame Israel for defending itself. It is small and isolated. Hamas and Israel need to finally sit down and negotiate peace and then, Hamas and Israel need to work together to enforce that peace.

As a rather small person myself, I understand why Israel is so quick to defend itself. It is surrounded by enemies. In fact, Jewish people need Israel because they have not been treated as human beings in other places they have lived. They cannot be safe anywhere else, not in the long run.

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