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11 December 2007

Progress Report:Israel-Palestine Path To Peace ...

Remember saying and/or hearing silliness such as this when you were a kid?

"Well, you started it!"

Then ask yourself the question - where did it ever get you? What it did it ever solve?

Israeli tanks, bulldozers move into Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and bulldozers backed by attack aircraft moved into the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the biggest operation in the territory since Islamic Hamas forces wrested control in June, setting off clashes with militants.


An Israeli tank shell fired at a group of Islamic Jihad fighters killed three, while missiles fired from an aircraft killed two unidentified militants, hospital officials said.

Schoolchildren ran through the streets of Khan Younis, let out early from school so they could take refuge in their homes.


Tanks and bulldozers were about a mile deep inside southern Gaza, on the main road between the towns of Khan Younis and Rafah, and deployed over a 2.5-mile stretch of territory.

The military described it as a routine operation "against the terror infrastructure." Militants in Gaza routinely fire crude rockets and mortars at Israeli border communities, and smuggle in weapons
from Egypt.

Residents and Hamas security forces said at least 30 tanks
and bulldozers took part in the operation, but the military said only 10 tanks were sent in.

Read the rest of the bad news.

So, who, in all honesty, did start this ongoing, and obviously, ultimately, mutually fatal fiasco?

The truth is that it depends upon where we (that's you, me, us) choose to (conveniently), enter the narrative.

Here's another truth - any insanely stubborn, self evidently futile 'eye-for-an-eye' philosophy can only ever end up one way - with everyone (without exception), being blinded:

"When I was a child I spoke as a child.

I understood as a child.

I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things."
How about you?

*(Cross posted at Appletree)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeping on the "kids" theme, Israel along with America are unquestionably the two biggest bullies in the playground.

The good news is that (as well no doubt remember too) the bullies ALWAYS got their 'cumuppence' in the end. Where this pair of delinquents are concerned, I can hardly wait for their turn to come.

2:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duh! "As we all no doubt remember too ......................

2:21 pm  
Anonymous martha said...

Over the years, over there, David has morphed into Goliath.

Now, remind me, what was that anon said about cumuppence?

5:57 pm  
Anonymous alex said...

Ooooh! This topic a big TABOO in the US, Rick. Unless you come down rampantly pro-Israel and anti-Palestine.

4:03 pm  
Anonymous Tazmanian said...

Alex, I agree entirely with your comment re the pro Irahelli stance in America but cannot for the life of me figure out why.
Wasn't it the Jews who offed you know who?
Weren't the Germans who offed so many Jews Christians too?
Why then the unnatural closeness twixt US American Christians and the Jews of today?
I really would like to know.
Off topic, Did anyone catch the brass necked Mr Godson on Newsnight last night? It appears some think(?)tank called the Policy Exchange has been forging documents to further malign Islam.
He did appear to be on shaky groungd as he tried to defend his tawdry little report.

7:12 pm  

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