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You did well

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Submitted by Joseph Komissarouk (United States), Jul 14, 2014 at 09:54

You did very well, Dr. Pipes! Even your body language was much better then that of your opponent.

I'd like to accentuate some points. Kara-Mustapha calls blockade of Gaza "occupation". No country in the world is under obligation to keep open borders with a dangerous neighbor. Egypt sees Hamas as dangerous neighbor, so she closed border with Gaza and destroyed smuggling tonnels. Israel does the same thing because of the same reason. It is not "occupation". Another thing: we call "armed resistance" fight against enemy's armed forces; indiscriminate throwing of rockets at civil population is called 'terrorism'.

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