The pressure cooker had threatened to blow up for a long time. Hamas had been firing rockets indiscriminately into southern
After much debating in the cabinet,
The problem of
Hamas must be held responsible for Israeli military action in
Hamas has continued to fire rockets into
The strength of Hamas lies in its oppression of opposition groups by torture and murder. Their fantasy world only intensified Palestinian suffering by provoking
The international community must be made to realize that Hamas is a terrorist organization, no different from Hezbollah in
Why was the world silent when Hamas was firing rockets in the south? Why are they condemning
The international protests will gain momentum and it is possible that the UN will have Security Council emergency sessions to enforce a cease-fire. Already there are countries such as
Hamas is so intoxicated by its fantasies and delusions of victory that they have not exhibited any signs of surrender. They have a false sense of dignity based on total fantasy. This will only increase the suffering of the Gazan Palestinians.
The reason that
The tragedy in
Introducing a 48 hour cease fire is a questionable tactic. It may allow Hamas to regroup and continue the firing of rockets into
The leadership of Hamas is sheltering in bunkers under the ground. They are surrounded by human shields of women and children which explains the high casualty rate. This is the way they defend themselves!
The Israeli Air Force bombs Hamas installations and headquarters. The resulting collateral damage is enormous and this increases the human tragedy. It also creates more animosity towards
This pointless war continues unabated taking its toll in human lives and suffering.There are no black or white solutions to the problems in
The only way to end the siege is for Hamas to agree to cessation of violence and aggression towards
The presence of an international peace keeping force with powers to ensure that a peace agreement, if signed, is observed by all sides.
The leaders of Hamas, especially those in
According to the International Herald Tribune editorial of Wednesday 31st December 2008, there is no justification for Hamas’s attacks or its virulent rejectionism. Also others must take the responsibility for this mess. Hamas never fully observed the cease-fire that went into effect on 19th June 2008 and
Israeli PM Ehud Olmert also did nothing to stop the illegal settlements and support Mahmoud Abbas who happens to be a sworn enemy of Hamas.
However, if one wishes to get a sense of balance in this tragic situation, Hamas is responsible for the destruction and wide scale loss of life in