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Reaping what they have sown

Reader comment on item: The Aftermath of Attack in Gaza

Submitted by Farhad Yazdi (United States), Aug 1, 2002 at 00:00

What happened in Gaza the other day was that the Palestinians got something akin to a taste of their own medicine. It wasn't quite the same thing, because the Israelis were targeting a known terrorist and unintentionally killed civilians in the process, whereas the Palestinians deliberately target civilians, and never apologize at all.

I used to have greater sympathy for the Palestinians once, but that was a long time ago. The killing of civilians as well as the terrorists made me cringe, only because it was the sort of event that I knew would spark a whole new wave of hypocritical anti-Israeli prattle from the American and European Left.

The Israelis shouldn't deliberately target Palestinian civilians, but if they have intelligence on the whereabouts of a terrorist leader, they should not hesitate to liquidate him, regardless of the collateral casualties they might cause. The Palestinians have been screaming for decades that Israel has no right to exist, which is tantamount to a declaration of war against the Jewish state. As I see it, the Arabs deserve every bloody nose the Israelis have ever given them.

The simple truth is (and I say this as a person whose ancestors and relatives are all Muslim) the Arabs are the bad guys in this conflict, and have always been that. That won't change until they change - profoundly.

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