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GAZA - THE UN's MISSING TRUTH. again.

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Submitted by Gordon Weare (New Zealand), Nov 3, 2009 at 15:44

Four years ago, Israel voluntarily pulled out all its soldiers and uprooted all its people. Here was a wonderful chance for Gaza to be the building block of a palestinian state, and for Hamas to do what the Israeli's did - take a piece of land and build a model state. They didn't. Instead of helping the desperate palestinians, they conducted a religious war. In signing on for the UN mission - with others who had already condemned Israel - it seems to have escaped (Judge Goldstone) that Hamas is committed not just to fight Israeli soldiers; it is a terrorist orgainisation hellbent on the destruction of the State of Israel. The terms of reference he accepted validate the torment of Israeli civilians.

Hamas launched 7,000 rockets - every one intended to kill as many people as possible - then contemptuously dismissed the repeated warning from Israel to stop or face the consequences. The rockets WERE war crimes and ought to have been universally condemned as such. While new rockets hit Israel over many months there was no rush by the 'World's Moralisers' - including Britain - to censure Hamas, no urgency as there was in 'world opinion' when Israel finally responded. Then Israel was immediately accused of a disproportionate response without anyone thinking. " What is a 'proportionate' attack against an enemy dedicated to exterminating your people ? " Sir Harold Evans. The Guardian, Oct 20.

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