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Israel's fault?

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Submitted by Hen (Israel), Jun 7, 2003 at 05:33

I'm sorry Mr. Ahmed, I have no idea where you live- but you should take a visit to Israel yourself before you talk so surely of an occupation.
I'm an Israeli, and i can tell you this: there is no reason in the world for terror.

No matter how bad the Palestinians feel or how bad the condition is in there (and i'm not saying it isn't!)- there is no reason in the world to kill men, women and children intentionally. Is it fair that i must be scared to go to a movie or to the mall? I don't think so.

It's true, though, that the Palestinians should have a country of their own, and one day (soon, I hope) they will have- but only after the terror will stop!

You don't understand, my friend, that talks of peace are impossible while terrorists are blowing themselves up in the middle of Tel Aviv.
And what you said about California only points out your way of thinking and the way alot of Arabs in the world think: you, my friend, still can't understand the fact that the isreali people aren't invaders- they are the citizens of Israel.

It seems as though you don't understand that Israel is a country, a real country for 55 years, and it's not going anywhere.
My family didn't come to Israel because they thought God wanted them to- not at all. They came to Israel because it is the home of the Jews and their lives were in danger.

In 1948 the United Nations decided that Israel, a country of the jews, will rise. Nobody made the U.N, nobody made the Palestinians.
Why the Palestinians left to refugee camps? I'll tell you why- because there was a war.

The Palestinians and the Arab countries around us didn't like the U.N's decision in 1948, they didn't want an israeli country to rise (let me remind you that the land was divided into two parts- one for the Palestinians and one for the Israelis, The parts were equal, so there was absolutly no reason for a war), so they started a war.
I think you know who won.

The Israelis agreed to the U.N decision, it was the Palestinians who started the war because the wanted the entire country for themselves! So you see? the Arabs /Palestinians lost, so they left their homes and ran to the refugee camps and it was all their fault. If they would have agreed to live in peace- they would have a country by now and we could live in peace, but they didn't. They were greedy, and look where it got them.

One last comment about "the Palestinians 'have the right to return' to their land": I'm sorry, you must think the Israeli people lost their minds. Do you honestly think we will let millions of Palestinians around the world (and their children...) to come back to our tiny country? We have enough terror and a lot of other problems without them!

Once the Palestinians will have a country of their own they will be able to do anything they want- also to let all of those Palestinians to come back to their own country, but not to Israel.

We have no wish to commit suicide, thank you very much, there are enough dangers of death in here already.

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