Well then know it! This time Hamass was about to (perhaps today) announce a halt to all terrorist acivities including suicide bomboings.
Oh please. Thats BS. No one was taking Hamas seriously. They have "offered" these BS treaties in the past, only to reneg time and time again. This was not some situation changing event, Hamas is committed to the destruction of Israel, they are not stopping suicide attacks voluntarily. Israel will destroy their capability soon. Then there will be security.
Nice!!!! Clever!! You target a whole bulding full of innocent civilians and bring it down, despite the fact that you hit the building that you targetted, the people insideWEREN'T your targets and that it was an ERROR. WOW!!!!!!!! What else the bomb was supposed to do????
What was the bomb supposed to do? It was supposed to don a pizza boy's outfit and strip for teenagers. The bomb was supposed to kill a lead Palestinian terrorist who has killed many Israeli civilians. It completed its mission. Some Palestinian civilians were killed, thats unfortunate, Israel should compensate their families and promise to be more careful.
Are you justifying the killings of 14 innocent civilians that include 9 children
I am justifying the killing of 1 terrorist leader who has murdered many more than 14 innocent civilians.
All of you who are backing it up! Would you like to be killed along with your families just because you happen to be in a building with a SUSECTED terrorist????
Of course not, but I wouldn't have been anywhere near this animal. These people knew he was targetted, the Israelis had missed him a few times on earlier occasions. What were they thinking? When I know a wanted criminal terrorist leader is in the next room, I get the hell out of there. The Palestinians in that apartment block never should have let him in. Foolish. My co-op board doesn't even allow dentists in!
Do you condone the death of the people though?
I strongly condone the liquidation of this terrorist savage. I hope Israel gets many more.
So just because you "thought" that the cease fire would not be true, this was all but bad.
Yes. I though with good reason Hamas would never compromise with Israel. How do I know? I glanced over their charter here on my bookcase. There was not going to be any meaningful ceasefire. Hamas is committed to the destruction of the Jewish state and they have demonstrated they are using "shahids" to do it. Why would they change now? It was compelte BS, probably to get Israel out of the territories so they could regroup.
Atleast 14 more families of suicide mombers are ready for the revenge with all they have got
Maybe. Or maybe these families will see this losing bloody struggle for what it is and are ready for something else, something better.
Just like the people in the WTC paid
The people in the WTC were not killed because they happened to be near an internationally wanted terrorist leader responsible for the mass murder of many civilians.
Why couldn't they just send in a convoy to pick him up? or use a sniper?
Because as good as the Israelis are, an Israeli convoy sent to teeming, crowded gaza Gaza City won't come back. Or the death toll would be much higher. Why didn't the US invade Japan to end WW2?
And remember Israel doesn't even allow an Ambulance during the operation.
Bullshit, Israel has no say in the matter. The Israelis allow the Palestinian Authority to govern Gaza City and most of the Gaza Strip. Red Crescent vans were all over the place in the pics I saw.
Every country around the world, of every religion, whether with or against Israel, has condemned Israel's action.
Every country around the world, of every religion, whether with or against Israel, with the exception of 1 has outlawed pot. That don't make it right. What kind of bullshit argument is this?
I'm now hearing on CNN that Israel would have aborted this mission had they known there were civilians in the area.
I hadn't heard that, but I believe it. It is far from Israel's interests to kill Palestinian civilians. If they watned to, they could have 2 million Palestinians in body bags by Thursday evening. They have no intention of doing so.
I find it baffling that one of the most "expert" armies, thoroughly versed in the art of anti-terrorism tactics, with arguably some of the world's most technologically advanced weapons could have missed hundreds of civilians centered in a busy city area.
If your report is right, Israel didn't know that civilians were in the target zone, I'll agree I too would find that baffling. But I don't think thats the case. I think Israel knew of the civilians and approved a strike that would limit civilian casualities. It is my belief something went wrong. Too large a bomb was used, the bomb went off course, two bombs were fired, etc.. I don't know.
No one is saying Israel does not have a right to protect its citizens.
No: I am hearing that loud and clear.
However, the terrorists are terrorists precisely because they target innocent civilians
NO. Terrorists are terrorists because they target unarmed civilians with the intention of killing as many as possible and instilling widespread fear and panic in a civilian population. Thats terrorism. Car thieves "target innocent civilians" but are hardly terrorists.
How is this any different from what Israel has done?
Israel has no intention on wantonly killing as many Palestinians as they can and committing widespread violence with no political aim or gain. Israel simply wanted to liquidate someone who has killed many innocent Israelis so he wouldn't do it again and sadly killed some innocent civilians in the process.
Palestinian terrorists targetting pizza restauratns are trying to kill people who have killed innocent Arabs and acidentally kill innocent civilians in the process? Bullox.
Extremists targetting Israeli civilians in suicide bombings are to be condemned, but cannot be held to the same moral standards as the government of Israel
I agree and they aren't. Suicide bombers are largely ignored or explained away now often times by you. Israel is never able to explain away or have ignored any of their operations, no matter how construcitve they are. Israel is held to the highest standard of any country in the world.
international regulations prohibit the indiscriminate targeting of civilians, regardless of the military goal".
It was not indiscrimiate, it was unintended. Even the British have killed innocent civilians by accident. Everyone has. It's sad, but part of war. Who thrust the intifdadah on the Israelis? It wasn't the Swedish bikini team (sadly