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A sad day for Israel

Reader comment on item: [Israel's Gaza Withdrawal:] A Democracy Killing Itself

Submitted by Elizabeth (United States), Aug 15, 2005 at 17:55

Since May 14, 1948 Israel has done everything it knew to protect its people. They have fought wars, died, prospered, lost, and gained in the years since. Israel was a beacon of light surrounded by the darkness of the dictatorships that ruled nearby.
Hamas, Al Aqsa, Hezbollah, etc have all promised to continue with their Jihad. A new wave of violence will begin, Jews and Arabs will die. If this is supposed to end the violence, why is it that the Arabs look at this as an opportunity to bring about the destruction of Israel. If someone says they are going to kill you, you better believe them.
Abbas has already broken his first promise to Israel in under a day. Abbas said he would not hold any celebrations until the deadline. Yet on the very first day, they streets are packed with Arabs chanting death to Israel and Abbas is celebrating nearby. If this is the "Road to Peace", I wonder what the road to war looks like.
Today I mourn for Israel. Israel has joined a dangerous club. A club that appeases terrorism.

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