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Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon

Submitted by HETAL PATEL (United Kingdom), Jul 26, 2006 at 03:55

What else could the IDF do ? The article that Mr Pipes has written is spot on ...A decade of futile processes with the PA have proved that the arabs never miss a chance to miss a chance ! The whole world says that occupation is the reason for the fighting so hpow comes Arafat chose to ignore the whole package put to him by Barak thereby ending occupation in 1 move ? The reason of course as events have proved is that occupation has provided a raison d etre for all these groups culminating in one specific aim

ie the destruction of the state of Israel

How ironic that just at the time that he could have proved invaluable, Arik lies in a hospital bed . How his former commanders must be rolling in their graves at the inept policies being followed by the past administrations......

Hetal Patel


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