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Submitted by Ed Melik, Esq. (United States), Jun 23, 2007 at 01:15

In reference to Mr. S. C Panda (June 21, 2007) I would like to enlighten Mr. Panda about the masked gorilla fighters. If he studies his own country's history of masked men he would come to perhaps understand and appreciate the tactics of the masked gorillas. An excerpt from one of the historical writings of India's masked soldiers.

It dates back to the time when Shivaji used to reign Maharashtra. Masked soldiers was a tactic that was plotted by him to capture his enemies. According to the plan Shivaji and his associates used to hide behind rocks or some hide out and wage war during night or any other time when the enemy is least expecting it.

Another excerpt from another report of Israeli masked soldiers:

Over the hill, smoke rose from the smoldering remains of tires set afire to stall the soldiers' approach to this West Bank settlement, one of four slated for evacuation after the removal of all Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip. The Gaza evacuation had gone more smoothly than the military authorities had expected, and residents of two West Bank settlements left voluntarily. Black masked Israeli soldiers searched the homes of those Israeli settlers who refused to leave their homes. Nachmani, 38, is commander of the Second Platoon of the Dawn Battalion, a black masked battalion created three months ago specifically to handle disengagement. His platoon underwent intensive scenario training and was already battle tested, having helped empty the synagogue in the Gaza settlement of Neve Dekalim last week."

In retrospect, if Mr. Panda was a Hamas soldier knowing the following historical facts and the current Israeli policies of forced occupation and forced expulsion of the native Arabs from their land, would he confront Israel's mighty armed forces openly like a gallant brave soldier? Read the historical records and see if you find yourself in Hamas's shoe fighting a war of liberation from illegal occupier of their land:

In 1940, Joseph Weitz, the head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department, which was responsible for the actual organization of settlements in Palestine, wrote:

"Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no room for both peoples together in this country. We shall not achieve our goal if the Arabs are in this small country. There is no other way than to transfer the Arabs from here to neighboring countries - all of them. Not one village, not one tribe should be left. We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.

Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, declaimed: "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves."

These are the words of Uri Lubrani, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion's special adviser on Arab Affairs, in 1960: "We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters."

Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Armed Forces stated:

We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel ... Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours

Eitan elaborated before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee:

"When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do will be to scurry around like drugged roaches in a bottle".

Ben Gurion wrote in 1938 he told the World Council of Poale Zion in Tel Aviv, "Israel include southern Lebanon, southern Syria, today's Jordan, all of Cis-Jordan [West Bank] and the Sinai."

Where's the outrage of self proclaimed "civilized people" and "open and free press" etc, etc,?

When General Yigal Allon asked Ben Gurion, "What is to be done with the population of Lydda and Ramle?" – some 50,000 inhabitants – Ben Gurion, according to his biographer, waved his hand and said, "Drive them out!"

Yitzhak Rabin carried out this edict. In Lydda and Ramle, no remnants of Palestinian dwellings remain. "Today this area is occupied entirely by the Jewish settler population. Michael Bar Zohar, in his biography of David Ben Gurion, describes Ben Gurion's first visit to Nazareth. Ben Gurion looked around in astonishment and said, 'Why are there so many Arabs, why didn't you drive them out?'"

The Palestinians were indeed driven out. Between November 29, 1947, when the United Nations partitioned Palestine, and May 15, 1948, when the State was formally proclaimed, the Zionist army and militia had seized 75% of Palestine, forcing 780,000 Palestinians out of the country.

So let's see how many brave and patriotic Panda's are there to face the forces of terror with worlds most advanced weaponry and well dug in intellegence forces into all segments of Palestinians and the Arab population for the purpose of seeking to identified the "intefada" soldiers?
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