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Israel vs. Palestine

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Submitted by Bryan Jackson (Canada), Apr 6, 2006 at 15:31

Israel fought hard and sacrificed a lot of their own blood over the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973 and 1982. They have successfully created a state on the land that they gave their blood for, and that was theirs 600 years before Islam even existed. The Palestinians I figure have never really learned this. The fact is, this land belongs equally to both sides, and before Zionism became a good enough excuse for the two sides to kill each other in sickening numbers, they lived together in harmony.

What happened since them is simple. I am a believer in that Islam isn't a warrior religion as some see it as. There are countries that practice Islam with more openness and understanding than the terrorist-support lunatics in Iran and the theives in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria. What needs to happen is a showing that Islam is a religion that allows for other religions to exist. Not every Muslim wakes up and believes that all non-believer must be murdered or coverted. I would guess that the murderous terrorists are the minority. But the world doesn't believe that, or so it seems. Why Palestinians elected Hamas over Fatah was because Fatah was corrupt to a level no nation in the world has even seen, and Hamas actually did do the job of taking care of average Palestinians. That has to be respected when thinking of Hamas. Terrorists they are, but they weren't only terrorists.

Escorting them out of the West Bank wouldn't do much, I suspect, other than piss them off and have them come back with a vengeance. Strong threats might do something however, the main one being wise up and we'll give ya the West Bank to be a Palestinian state, yours to run. Keep blowing up busses and killing civilians and you can go find another homeland. The fact is though, there is not enough Jews to populate the West Bank along with Israel unless the rest of the Jews in Europe and North America move in numbers to Israel, and Israel is trying to make that happen with only modest success.

If the Palestinians do decide to keep brawling, Israel needs to make good on that threat. Is they keep fighting, move the IDF through Palestine, town by town, saying to Palestinians, either leave or become an Israeli citizen. Choose neither and you get shot. The terrorists of course will never become citizens of Israel, so they'll either leave or be killed. The average person though, knowing he won't become an enemy and he'll be able to participate in an developed economy where jobs and money are plentiful.

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