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  •  Do you really think this will happen (8+ / 0-)

    ". . . Israel will cease fire for some period of time and if Hamas does the same proceed to withdraw its ground troops from Gaza."

    Israel is not well known for withdrawing once it has gotten a hold of new territory. I fully expect Palestinian houses to be torn down an new settlement to start appearing in Gaza

    Frankly, I’m getting more than a little tired of hearing from angry America. I’m also less than fond of knee-jerk America. And when you combine the two with the Internet, you too often get stupid America, which is really annoying.

    by jsfox on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 10:14:43 AM PDT

    •  This is what happened in 2009 (7+ / 0-)

      so it is a possibility this time.  As Israel has withdrawn is troops from Gaza several times before, I don't see why it would not do so again.

      •  So that it can tighten the blockade (11+ / 0-)

        and just starve Gazans, shoot them on the street and say"oops", detain them without cause until Gaza boils over again.  Wash, rinse, repeat. Israel offers Gazans  no chance at an even minimally decent life all the while thumbing its nose at international law.

        If the Republicans ever find out that Barack Obama favors respiration, we'll be a one-party system inside two minutes. - Alan Lewis

        by MadRuth on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 10:42:58 AM PDT

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        •  Americans issued our Declaration of Independence (2+ / 0-)
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          For far less.  I sent it to the PA several years ago suggesting they change the section on taxation without representation to the widespread slaughter of civilians, block aid of humanitatarian supplies, restriction of travel, confiscation of fund, and denial of the right to vote in Israeli election.

          They didn't seem to get the point.

          I'm at an autii repair shop now with my IPad, I'll do it for them when I get home

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          by HoundDog on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 11:05:40 AM PDT

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      •  First of all (6+ / 0-)

        America has no legal or moral obligation to defend Israel ,America first obligation is too defend the US and   the nation  interest of it own citizen ,the security of Israel and America are to  seperate  issue,Only country in our regions that could send rocket to America is Cuba ,which  they have never did or intend too ,stop your unjust  justification of what is going on in Gaza by Israel

    •  Israel is an occupying army making illegal (10+ / 0-)

      Settlements in defiance roof international law.  I'm beginning to suspect that Israel's brutality has shifted the perceived relative legitimacy to such an extent Palestinians should erect a statue of George Washington in Ramallah and call themselves freedom fighters.

      And calle for international assistance to help them seek freedom and a democratic state.

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      by HoundDog on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 10:59:06 AM PDT

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    •  I don't think Israel will try to start (4+ / 0-)
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      corvo, MadRuth, HoundDog, too many people

      settlements in Gaza.  Not enough space. Gaza will remain effectively a prison colony for the foreseeable future.  

      What is more likely is that Netanyahu will find some way to spin this to take more West Bank land.  That's where Israel expects to grow, house by house and settlement by settlement, until there is no Palestine left.  Gaza may someday simply merge with Egypt, or just be squeezed so hard that the people just give up and leave if an exit can be negotiated.  But settlements?  Unlikely.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 11:33:58 AM PDT

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