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Tragedy Strikes Israel Again  
User currently offlineEmiratesLover From Malta, joined Dec 2000, 341 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 395 times:

I feel horrible this Sunday afternoon about the DESPICABLE act of violence against
innocent pedestrians in Israel.
It was yet another suicide bombing that was carried out by the armed thugs of Palestinian
extremist.I hope they are punished in one way or the other by someone or the other.
God bless those who died or who were injured, and their relatives.Needless to say,
I would like everything to be done to make sure nothing of the sort happens ever again,
but I am afraid because what is likely to happen is going to make a bad situation even
worse.
Ariel Sharon is likely to intensify his dreadful repression against the Palestinian people
in the occupied territories, and he is likely to try to destroy Arafat's infrastructure
even more than he has already.Does he really believe that by weakening him Arafat
is likely to be in a position to arrest or weaken the extremists? What I am afraid of is
that the repression of Israel's brutal 34 year long occupation of the Occupied Territories.
which created the terrorist capable of such vicious acts is going to get worse and you end
up with a vicious circle.So what is the solution - could we all have something in a way of
a common ground and a common strategy ?

1) Everyone should condemn the Palestinian terrorists who commit such vile acts of suicide
bombings.

2) There should be CO-OPERATION rather than CONFRONTATION between the two
sides.Israeli intelligence should try to help and work with Palestinian authorities to stop these
acts of terror.Arafat has no reason to want these kind of suicide bombings to happen, and if
given a fair go, I think he would like to do away with these extremists if nothing else then
at least to save his own skin.From what I have seen, since the co-operation between the
two sides has ended the suicide attacks have increased in frequency.....so the policy of
confrontation has NOT worked - there must be a return to cooperation so they can pool
their resources to finght a common enemy.

3) The occupation of Palestinian territories, which was always brutal and absolutely
illegitimate from the start must end.People forget that for every suicide bomber there
are possible a hundred more Palestinian youth who have experienced the same horror-
human rights violations, torture in Israeli jails, collective punishment, deportation and
sheer humiliation and desperation that created the ugly phenomenon of Palestinian
extremism in the first place.Most of the Palestinian youth who are not terrorists too
have suffered - do we wish to concern ourselves with the terrorist alone, or do we
wish to talk about the suffering of the innocent Palestinian population as well ?

I have always been a supporter of Palestinian rights and I do deplore the acts of terror
committed in the name of the Palestinian cause.The world is today remembering the
Holocaust victims, and is united in it's stand against what happened back then.It should
be united today as well.For me there should be no contradiction between deploring
both terror AND despising the injustices - occupation, ethnic cleansing, racial
discrimination, collective punishment and human rights violations that created it in the
first place.There MUST be a common ground in opposing this - what is unacceptable
to some in my opinion must be unacceptable to all.


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 350 times:

Your views and comments would seem to be balanced EmiratesLover.

However, I see that you have an Arab name....I presume that you are Arabic. Why do so few Arabs allow Israel any credit or slack? There is a large & strong pro-Arab stance (or balanced view) among many liberal Israelis who deplore the violence. I just don't see the same in Arab countries.

Posting your comments on Anet is easy. Have you tried writing to your own Arab government with your balanced (ie., partially pro-Israeli) viewpoints? If not, why not? If so, how far did you get?






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 342 times:

As long as Israel will opress Palestin and destroy their buildings and kill their people for nothing (I do not mean terrorists here, but innocent people, mothers and childs), I fully support Palestine terrorists.

As I see from your profile, you are from Malta. How would you feel if some country would occupy Malta, your friends would be killed for participing in demonstrations, etc. all free words would be banned and the only things you could listen on radio or on TV would be propaganda, your religion would be also banned and churches would be torn down just like as homes, you would be homeless and all your friends, childs, parents would be lost? Wouldn't you get a bomb and just go to the nearest building/radio station/restaurant/temple of a country, occupied yours?


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 341 times:

Sonic, the biggest oppressors of the Palestinian people are the PLO themselves. Freedom of expression is denied by the PLO. Regardless of what the Israelis do.

Israel has every right to retaliate against every Palestinian attack. As in all wars, there is fault on both sides. Try to take a more balanced realistic viewpoint as EmiratesLover is doing.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 337 times:

Yyz717, Israel does not gives Palestin freedom. If they would, there wouldn't be Terroristic acts in Israel. Instead, Israel strikes Palestinian towns, destroys their journalists offices to ban their free word. They destroys also Palestinian's property. They keeps Palestinian leader (which is not terrorist) in town, surrounded by forces. Israeli government is pretty much fascistic. Even if they hates Hitler themselves.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 334 times:

Sonic, can you comment on Palestinian injustices? the heavy hand of the PLO with its own people?




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.