LY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
Israel has launched attacks on targets in Gaza, that are held by the Hamas and Islamic Jihad. IDF has bombed a parked helicopter used by Yasser Arafat, thus stranding him in Ramalllah. Check out CNN, BBC, Sky, anything!
LY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
The White House said on Monday that
Israel had the right to defend itself after Israeli missiles struck
Palestinian-ruled Gaza City in apparent retaliation for recent
Palestinian suicide bombings.
Witnesses said missiles struck different sites in the hub of the
Gaza Strip, with some falling near Palestinian President Yasser
Arafat's headquarters. Arafat was not there at the time,
"Obviously Israel has the right to defend itself and the president
understands that clearly," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer
The Israeli missile strike appeared to be in retaliation for three
Palestinian suicide bombings in Israel over the weekend that killed
at least 25 people and wounded about 200.
The White House spokesman said the burden was now on Arafat
to show that he will act to stop such attacks.
"This is a real opportunity for Chairman Arafat to show in actions,
not words, that he stands for peace and that he will take action
that is enduring and meaningful against the terrorists," Fleischer
The White House in recent days has abandoned its standard call
for Israel to show restraint. However, Fleischer echoed recent
comments by Secretary of State Colin Powell urging both sides to
consider the consequences of their actions.
"It's important that, whatever actions are taken, that all parties
need to consider the repercussions of the actions so that peace
can still be achieved," he said.
Fleischer declined to say whether President Bush was told of any
planned Israeli retaliation when he met Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon on Sunday.
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
It is a tricky situation, part of me says they acted too soon, and they should have set demands, and see if they where meet. The other says why waste time the Palestinians would not have not listen anyway.
I just hope this does not go back and fourth, as it could go on forever!
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
Wow I am shocked that missles were used instead of the classic weapons of choice being rocks, and bottles to throw. I do think they acted to soon with this. this should lead to even more trouble in the middle east.
Twaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1301 times:
You know I was also thinking that they should wait a little bit. but...
then I said to myself, wait they've been waiting and demanding for uhh 15 MONTHS NOW, that the PA rearrest these animals and make serious overtures for peace, and you know it hasn't happened.
So, I'm not sure why another day or two would really make a difference. I think Arafat's time is up, 15 months ago he let all these animals out of those PA gulag's and his result has been the vast and glorious destruction of Israel..... err..... the PA.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
Don't get me wrong, I fully support Israel's response but I think it's unfair of Sharon to blame Arafat for his inability to arrest those responsible when the first target of any Israeli retaliation is ALWAYS the Palestinian police bases!
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Mark2102 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1262 times:
I am in full agreement with Israel's strike of Palestine. I live very close to the World Trade Center site and I want to see Israel kick butt! It really makes me mad how Palestine can't stop this petty crap. Israel should teach them a lesson.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1256 times:
Israel has given them plenty of chances. They have set demands such as the arrest of militants, which the PA just end up releasing from prison.
This is the same thing as when the United States demanded that the Taliban hand over Bin Ladin and other terrorists, and when they didn't, well we struck back.
Well Israel has been making demands to end the terrorism for 14 months, so this certainly wasn't too quick to strike back. They've seen enough terrorist bombings, and they should now make sure that this is the last.
Phlflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
Many people the World over would like America to stop showing a real or perceived favortism towards Israel. I say give them what they want. We need stay out of the Palestine/Israel affair completely. Let Israel do what they feel is best for their country.
I think the only reason there is still a PLO today is because the US has put a tremondous amount of pressure on Israel to show restraint.
I think we have all seen or learned from history what Israel can do when it unleashes it armed services.
Do you think the US Govt. would put up with what Israel has if the some of the Indians (Native Americans for those who P.C. inclined)started sending suicide bombers into American cities.