casinterest wrote:Aaron747 wrote:casinterest wrote:
It's hard for the forces that are working towards that to keep it going, when Hamas keeps launching rockets and other attacks with no response from the governing forces within Gaza. It is a viscous cycle that has to stop, and the Israeli's are going to protect the citizens that aren't firing the rockets.
You are assigning responsibility where it does not reside. Power is about responsibility. Each side can say whatever event started from whatever narrative they choose - that discussion is circular and pointless, as you indicated. Rockets or no rockets, the Palestinians do not have the power to end the settlement activity.
If power is about responsibility, then you are going to be ok with the IDF taking over Gaza right? The rockets from Gaza were launched as a terrorist attack due to domestic unrest and riots in Jerusalem. The courts and international pressure could have handled that.
If the Palestinians have the ability to allow Hamas to indiscriminately fire rockets into Israel, who is to say Israel doesn't have the right to indiscriminately take land in court cases? To fix the direction of the discussion, the attitudes must change by those being oppressed. We all remember how Ghandi got it, we all remember how minority Americans had to fight for it. It didn't involve fighting. It involved civil disobedience. The Palestinians need to stop giving Hamas the ability to keep them in this viscous cycle.
Those are selective mentions - you didn’t include Mandela or Chiang Kai-shek, both of whom used combined legal maneuvers and violence to stave off oppression by a larger power.
Israeli courts are generally not considered to be fully secular. It seems dubious at best to suggest Palestinians should simply trust such institutions to be fair arbiters when Israel already disregards both multiple UN resolutions and int’l law.