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The Missiles of Gaza

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Submitted by Jay (United States), Jan 11, 2009 at 02:22

Respectively, I find it hard to believe that Jordan and Egypt are interested in ruling the Palestinians. And I find it dangerous to involve these countries on lands that abut Israel. If weve learned one thing in this region,the list of bad people trying to web surprises,hate and misteps are numerous.Though far from perfect,the relationship Israel has with Jordan and Egypt is not overly broken,and in no need of a Palestinian involved risk and fix.

Rather, what Israel should be learning and reformulating is its final borders with the Palestinians.Simply put,what has led to the smuggling and use of thousands of missles into Gaza was Israel leaving the southern line of Gaza.Viewpoints were written about this danger and Israels leaders in all their arguing failed to listen.I

srael should retake the Philadelphi line, keep it, patrol it,and defend it ,above and below ground; forverer. If there are people and homes to close to it, they should be humanly moved to an area where new homes can be built for them. It is not enough to have any other country or countries secure Israels safety. In a day and age of everyone being inspected when they board a flight, the Palestinians will also have to go through a check.

The exact same scenario ,which has had great success,should continue forever in place at the Jordan River and Dead Sea. A width of territory,from two miles wide to perhaps ten miles wide if Israel so deems,should be used to defend against all smuggling,and threats of militirization from either side of the Jordan River. Israels success at the Jordan River as opposed to its failure at southern Gaza are glaring.

On the subject of Israel's fence with the Palestinians,the area of Israeli control to the east of Tel Aviv should use the outer perimeter of the northern most,eastern most and southern most fences in place,and stop this ridiculous star fishing of the fence that Prime Minister Olmert has preferred.The borders and fences that Ehud Barak "first proposed "before he too lost his way,was pretty perfect.

Then and only after then,once Israels borders are reasonable,defendable,and fixed (and recognized by those who matter) should Israel consider administration options.And when the Palestinians again claim that they demand all the West Bank and southern Gaza, refer back to the missiles of Gaza.

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