|Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 106):|
Normally I would agree. But when these cvilians don't have a choice because they are living in a cage, I can't agree.
With those words you are enabling the terrorists to continue their bloody work because it automatically means forbidding their punishment, sorry.
Yes, Gaza could be called a big ghetto. Yes, those people there are poor and their prospects very limited. Still thats no excuse for terrorism, because supporting Hamas and other groups who are largely terrorists will not make their peoples prospcts better at all. Terrorism is inexcusable. Destroying the Hamas headquarters, and killing 200 Hamas members is justified. If this headquarter is standing in a residential area it shouldnt make it immune. In that case any evil organisation would hide behind harmless people (which most do) and celebrate big parties knowing no one will do them any harm.
Its all very, very sad, as Israel should be wise enough to know that a regular army ALONE cant win a war fought irregularly by the other side, not in a media-saturated world. The "Spiegel" quotes Lawrence of Arabia who said fighting a revolt is like eating soup with a knife. Ok, this is not exactly a revolt whats goeing on, but its not that far from it that this comparison wont illustrate the truth.