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Good fences make good neighbors in more ways than one

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Submitted by Sully (United States), Dec 5, 2005 at 16:36

An excellent article, but it assumes that predictable UN proclamations are meaningful to any other than those who are already implacable enemies of Israel.

In the meantime the fact on the ground is that Israel has now isolated itself from the Palestinians in Gaza and has both washed it's hands of responsibility for them while making their leaders responsible and liable for the actions of any crazies among them.

And, should Israel need that land for defensive purposes in the future or feel the need to enter there for retribution in the future, any conceivable force that the Palestinians may raise up and equip in Gaza will not be more than a convenient grouping of enemies offering themselves to be destroyed en masse by a thrust from its military operating in war mode rather than police mode.

It is to be noted that Palestinians from the so-called occupied territories often attack targets in Israel, but one seldom sees Palestinians from the Arab front line states attacking Israel because of the expected retribution which Israel is quite prepared to inflict on targets of value to the leaders of those states.
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