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  •  Thank you for this (7+ / 0-)

    It appears that both sides have become so radicalized that no detente appears possible at this time.  I note that the IDF has been successful in killing what they describe as "high ranking Hamas officials", Mohammed Abu Shamala, Raed al-Atar and Mohammed Barhum.  However the usual upshot of this is they are frequently replaced by even more radical people.
    I also note Mohammed Deif’s wife and children were killed in an IDF raid.  Such events are usually self defeating as it would seem to harden the resolve of the intended target.

    Finally, a question. I note at least one diary here on Kos, as well as copious coverage in the MSM that a top Hamas official exiled in Turkey admitted that Hamas was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the 3 Israeli teens.  Has anyone seen any analysis of this?  I only note that the same official in 2007 supposedly eschewed attacks on civilians as counterproductive to Hamas' cause.
     All the reports only recount that he admitted this in a recent presentation or speech but no further information.  I ask this as I remember the controversy over translations of Ahmadinejad's statement regarding the continued existence of Israel which continues in some circles to this day.  

    •  Excellent points all, entlord. (8+ / 0-)

      I also wonder what would be the hue and cry and if the wife and children of any Israeli combatant were to be killed by an errant strike?

      Killing children is abhorrent--no matter who does it--Hamas or the Israeli Army.

      This is from a doctor in Gaza:

      At Shifa hospital, I have seen all kinds of atrocities, but what pains me more than anything else is that most of the victims have been reduced to mere numbers. A boy whose picture showed him clinging to a paramedic was lucky enough to have a photographer at the scene and at the right time to document this heart-wrenching moment, a moment which went viral. Thousands, however, remain without luck. Even him, the lucky little boy, will soon be forgotten just as how the world has forgotten his ancestors who were expelled from their land more than six decades ago.
      http://belalmd.wordpress.com/

      It's *Gandhi*, not Ghandi

      by poco on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 11:41:19 PM PDT

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