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If I would never want to live in the desert where the jihadi are in the Middle East. Hopefully no Japanese living there gets hurt.

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Japan trying to ensure safety of nationals amid Israel conflict

Anyone here remember the Israeli trinket sellers from the late 2000's?

Visa requirements in Japan seem to have changed.

They were often also involved 8n the club scene, especially tragic given the Hamas assault on the Tribe of Nova event.

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Troubles in Israel are as old as time. Anyone who goes there has accepted the risk and the Japanese government should pretty much leave it at that.

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Troubles in Israel are as old as time. Anyone who goes there has accepted the risk and the Japanese government should pretty much leave it at that.

So the Japanese government shouldn't work for the safety of its nationals? Mmmkay, because intelligent people think that right?

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These abductions are awful, these images are a 1000x harder to watch when you have a wife and kids you get to worry whenever you get home and they haven't come back yet.

I stopped watching for my own mental health.

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This is a génocide on the place they do attack. This butchery sign the end of the Hamas, but did put into light the truth about Israel involvement in Palestine misery and fate. People talk since we have decided to end the Hamas indefinitely after this butchery.

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Your main security problem in Japan will be for Japanese people who work with jewish and Israel. They concentrate on jewish but Hamas is part of a wider terrorist web that will take this attack like an incentive. From what I could collect, they will attack your local jewish even if they are no more jewish. This is about being « jewish like » too. And the ones who associate with jewish. In your country, the attack won’t be in open wide like in Israel. May be, but we expect more accident, suicide, disparition… to kill more.

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When a predator go genocide, his goal is not the public view but to kill as much as possible. So stealths is their main goal in place where there is a strong police enforcement and a little number of terrorist cells. This is what we suspect has been going on for quite some times in occident. And this is why Hamas and other terrorist cells feel strong enough to go public today.

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Japan "strongly condemns" the attacks by Hamas and the abductions of innocent citizens, Matsuno said, emphasizing that such actions "cannot be justified" regardless of the purpose.

Japan and all other governments are right to condemn the attacks, but I do wish more reporting would focus on the "purpose." The Israelis have treated the Palestinians horrifically for decades: killing their citizens, bulldozing their homes, and blockading them. The Palestinians have almost nothing to lose, so that pretty much the only options they have left are to accept Israeli occupation or fight back. They have, unsurprisingly, chosen the latter.

Unfortunately, the Israeli government twists any condemnation of it into "anti-Semitism." This is completely dishonest: one can be anti-Israeli government, and not anti-Semitic. The two are not linked.

The reporting reminds me somewhat of the Northern Ireland Troubles a while back. The IRA were mainly painted as the "evil terrorists" but little was said of the reason behind the attacks: marginalization and brutal suppression of human rights by the Protestants.

The Palestine conflict, like Northern Ireland, needs a political solution whereby both sides can have a home.

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People can no longer evacuate from Gaza. The Egyptian border is closed.

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Danger certainly unpredictable but one should assess "the writing on the wall" regardless. Safe voyage home, they're going to need it.

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Good that none of them were at the rave that got massacred.

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wallace

People can no longer evacuate from Gaza. The Egyptian border is closed.

I doubt there any Japanese nationals living in Gaza.

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Japan will make every effort to ensure the safety of its nationals, the government said Tuesday, as the death toll continues to rise from large-scale attacks by Palestinian militant group Hamas and retaliatory strikes from the Israel Defense Forces.

This depends on Japan’s intelligence. How is Japan’s intelligence?

The US has been brutally humiliated with their five ass intelligence. The Five Eyes were all busy watching rugby.

Israel will unleash the anger to show their citizens that they mean business.

Thus all these blockades and measures of toughness are to show the consequences of messing with Israel.

It may last a week, two weeks, a month, three months…ultimately, the Saudi’s will meet China and discuss a Yuan payment for Oil and a Petro Yuan proposal, and the next minute the US will call Israel and say “Okay. Enough. Stop this.”

Israel will claim victory and call a ceasefire.

The West & Russia & even China and the Middle East are simply allowing Israel to regain face after a brutal humiliating moment

I am sure Israel does not have plans of carrying out genocide against the Palestinians. They are just angry and humiliated.

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Zaphod

wallace

People can no longer evacuate from Gaza. The Egyptian border is closed.

> I doubt there any Japanese nationals living in Gaza.

You should read the article.

"There are still "a small number of Japanese" remaining in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, the top government spokesman said while adding it has been in contact with all of them."

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Randy Daytona

People can no longer evacuate from Gaza. The Egyptian border is closed.

> Read a map !

Why MKIA? All borders on Gaza are closed.

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The Hamas attack on Israel happened last Saturday in a surprise attack and without warning trapping any foreign nationals inside Gaza. Some of those abducted by Hamas and taken to Gaza are believed to be foreigners.

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wallace

Why MKIA? All borders on Gaza are closed.

Including the Gaza-Egypt border? The Egyptian government controls that, and whatever Israel does there is done with approval from Egypt.

(Btw the fact that Gaza has a long border with Egypt invalidates the often-heard talking point about an "open air prison)

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Japan should be asking the Israeli govt to ask the IDF NOT to carpet bomb the Gaza Strip and to turn the water back on!

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""There are still "a small number of Japanese" remaining in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, the top government spokesman said, while adding it has been in contact with all of them.""

Yes and doing Humanitarian work for years, some belong to the UN missions others are independent and few are doing business trading Palestinian art work and crafts.

Hamas will not harm those who help it's cause and I pray that all return home safe and sound.

Israel is indiscriminately bombing civilians along with Hamas targets, There is NO EXCUSE for these savage acts, and no one should blame Hamas if and when it retaliate.

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Japan "strongly condemns" the attacks by Hamas and the abductions of innocent citizens, Matsuno said, emphasizing that such actions "cannot be justified" regardless of the purpose.

How about condemn the indescriminate bombing of hospitals, schools and homes somebody tell me this is not genocide. How come Netanyahu is not charge for war crimes for his repeated bombing of the Palestinian people over the years. How can the world sit by while the Palestinians are in a a concentration camp. my heart goes to the Palestinian people

Two wrongs don't make a right

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As they should! Get those who wish to leave out ASAP. Oh, and in case there are any in Gaza, too, DEFINITELY get them out ASAP.

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The terrorists are reported to have beheaded over 40 babies amongst other appalling atrocities. Hamas must be obliterated.

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Some lives are more important.than others. Beheaded 40 babies. I am sure you can back it with evidence. It is Netanyahu who has been running a concentration Camp killing palestines indiscriminately mothers, kids,whole families etc ..

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drluciferToday 02:39 am JST

Some lives are more important.than others. Beheaded 40 babies. I am sure you can back it with evidence.

You want to see the photos?

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I wouldn’t call it a “flair up.”

The meat of the matter is what was goal and how does killing civilians and taking hostages accomplish that goal. What can Japan do in the face of irrational actions and people.

There is nothing to negotiate with suicidal maniacs.

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Japan trying to ensure safety of nationals amid Israel conflict

Tell them to stay away from Palestinian terrorists and murderers.

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