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so they have funds in Japan? or what?

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What difference is it going to make?

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

How good is Japan's knowledge of the history of Palestine and Israel since 1948? 0 % ..........?

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And no sanctions on israel-related individuals and companies?!!!

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Japan like to get involved with wars now it seems by just sanctioning

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Why no sanctions on Netanyahu & his cabal? The scale of destruction they have wreaked on Gazans screams to high heaven. In a recent speech he claimed he had killed THOUSANDS of Hamas terrorists (sic) in Gaza! The people of the world are watching and the usual suspects supporting this airborne terror have lost all credibility in the eyes of anyone with a conscience.

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Good. I'm surprised that this hadn't happened long ago.

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I have no objection to this measure. At the same time, I wonder if the Japanese government has ever condemned Israel's expansion of settlements over the years. I did not check how the Japanese government announced this decision, but its humanitarian assistance to people in Gaza should be emphasized if Japan is to contribute to the post war phase of reconstruction and peace building. I am afraid, intuitively, that Zionist lobby strongly influences the elite class in the West in seeking the solution.

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Wonder why the kid on the right looks happy about it.

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It is correct action by Japan to sanction Hamas. Hamas is a terrorist organisation. Unfortunately, most Palestinians support Hamas. Also Palestinian supporters around the world have not condemned the killing of innocent children and adults by Hamas. Or condemned the killing of Shani Louk a German woman that where paraded around Gaza by Hamas while Palestinians where spitting on her and later cut her head off. Japan should also condemn the Israeli indiscriminate attack and killings of innocent civilians in Gaza.

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I agree with the move by Japan - Hamas have conducted themselves like barbarians, and Japan should absolutely not be involved with or support anything they do.

There is certainly a fine balance to be desired, though. While condemning Hamas, Japan has also encouraged "restraint" for all parties, Israel included.

Although Japan really has nothing to lose in the Middle East, it is still a solid example of geopolitical craftsmanship, one of the few things this country still does pretty well overall.

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Sanctions should also include immediate deportation of those named and in this article along with all family members.

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Well done Japan. This is how you treat terror group supporters!!

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And no sanctions on israel-related individuals and companies?!!!

Why? Last time I checked Japan does not consider Israel a terrorist organisation.

Japan DOES consider Hamas a terrorist organisation.

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Correct! There is no place for terrorist sponsors and friends in this world.

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Wonder why the kid on the right looks happy about it.

Make no mistake : the Hamas leadership - this is a top-level commanders family - are loving the situation that is unfolding. They ordered the slaughter of innocent children, women and men. Now, they can sit back out of harms way and appeal for sympathy.

Hamas - the terrorist organisation- needs to be wiped out. I know many will disagree with me, however.

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Good. Now sanction Israel and its backers as well. Sanctions should be proportionate to respective death tolls and damage inflicted. I'm estimating 10 Palestinians for every Israeli.

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Why should Israel be sanctioned for defending its people? It’s not a terroist organization targeting everything that lives in Israel, unlike Hamas, which is a terror organization. Israel is not targeting civilians but Hamas put Palestinians purposely on the way to be targeted so Hamas can use it as propaganda against Israel, which is even worse.

^Everything you said should be targeted towards Hamas. Sanctioning Israel would be double standard regarding human rights, since they have the complete right to defend their people and go after the people who try to destroy them. And they clearly don’t target civilians purposely and they are not their targets.

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""The sanctions consist of freezing the assets of individuals and a company that have helped fund Hamas, and is in line with new sanctions announced by the United States government earlier this month.""

SYMBOLIC at the most, it really means NOTHING since Hamas funds are no where near Japan or any of it's neighbors. Hamas is funded by Arab Nations who provide OIL to Japan so this may backfire badly.

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Sometimes, if you take the initiative to do something, ie, do it first, before the American. Then it will come across as it was done with some integrity, otherwise, with your history/record of actions, it just come across as aping, ie, no back bone.

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The sanctions consist of freezing the assets of individuals and a company that have helped fund Hamas

But much of the Hamas funding came from Israel, via Qatar!

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as you understand, G7 defines who is a terrorist and who is an angel.

do not let the media brainwash you, stay focus on the truth.

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indigoOct. 31 10:24 pm JST

in line with new sanctions announced by the United States government

let's make it clear. Japanese people do not support any sanctions.

Are you sure about that? Most people feel some shame from not dealing with terrorist groups appropriately.

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The correct answer to the question WHY? did Hamas attack Israel on 7th October, 2023 ?.........IS: 1948! 1948!!1948!!!1948!!!!! 1948!!!!!! 1948!!!!!!!!!!!

1948!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Stephen ChinToday 03:17 am JST

The correct answer to the question WHY? did Hamas attack Israel on 7th October, 2023 ?.........IS: 1948! 1948!!1948!!!1948!!!!! 1948!!!!!! 1948!!!!!!!!!!!

1948!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

None of the Hamas fighters were alive in 1948.

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Good.

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About time--but good move.

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Japan, instead of blindly following Biden and Netanyahu who have the blood of over 2500 Palestinian children and 6000 more civilians on their hands, how about demanding that Israel stop the genocide of the Palestinians. The bombardment and siege of Gaza, the starvation and deprivation of water of 2.3 million people is the concentration camps and gas chambers of today with the whole world watching ...

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And the sanctions on Israel for war crimes and genocide???

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Why no sanctions on Netanyahu & his cabal? The scale of destruction they have wreaked on Gazans screams to high heaven. In a recent speech he claimed he had killed THOUSANDS of Hamas terrorists (sic) in Gaza! The people of the world are watching and the usual suspects supporting this airborne terror have lost all credibility in the eyes of anyone with a conscience.

Excellent point!

Japan, instead of blindly following Biden and Netanyahu who have the blood of over 2500 Palestinian children and 6000 more civilians on their hands, how about demanding that Israel stop the genocide of the Palestinians. The bombardment and siege of Gaza, the starvation and deprivation of water of 2.3 million people is the concentration camps and gas chambers of today with the whole world watching ...

Well said Laila!

And the sanctions on Israel for war crimes and genocide???

That's 3 in a row.

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Good. Now sanction Israel and its backers as well. Sanctions should be proportionate to respective death tolls and damage inflicted. I'm estimating 10 Palestinians for every Israeli.

THIS!!!!!

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This "comments" platform, is exactly it. Its just for comments/opinions, that's all. Its hardly a platform for a debate. Why is there a need for some readers to response to comments/opinions posted?? If, you have an opinion/comment, just post it. No need to response, its impossible to debate any issue here. The administrator will take care of any undesirable comments/opinions.

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Hey Japanese government, Netanhayu has been giving Hamas millions of $'s over the past few years to help keep the void between them and the PLO going, so what about imposing sanctions on them as well, oh, but wait, the USA government would not like that at all. Israel and their IDF and their settlers have been murdering Palestinians since 1947, they have settled on land that is not theirs, the UN told them it was illegal. But nearly all governments just let them carry on, I wonder why? I would hazard a guess it is because they have USA backing.

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This "comments" platform, is exactly it. Its just for comments/opinions, that's all. Its hardly a platform for a debate. Why is there a need for some readers to response to comments/opinions posted?? If, you have an opinion/comment, just post it. No need to response, its impossible to debate any issue here. The administrator will take care of any undesirable comments/opinions.

I agree. I would support not allowing posters to quote each other and simply state their points. I would also support transparency in the profiles.

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OKuniyoshi

This "comments" platform, is exactly it. Its just for comments/opinions, that's all. Its hardly a platform for a debate. Why is there a need for some readers to response to comments/opinions posted?? If, you have an opinion/comment, just post it. No need to response, its impossible to debate any issue here. The administrator will take care of any undesirable comments/opinions.

The purpose stated by JT is to encourage debate between posters. it is not a forum where you just make a comment and no other poster is allowed to respond to it. Not much use in that.

If you don't want a response to your comment then don't post it.

JT is an open forum and debate is the way.

Transparency of member profiles is not possible. How would you identify any member?

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Back on topic please.

Sanction Hamas and cut all aid to Gaza.

Aid to Gaza is aid to Hamas.

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The amount of terrorist sympathizing is very worrying.

Both sides have been doing despicable and highly condemnable things.

If you want to find the difference, perhaps consider which side mutilates bodies, parades them as trophies, cheer in the streets after attacks on civilians (even before the Israeli retaliation).

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Why? Last time I checked Japan does not consider Israel a terrorist organisation.

Yeah. That's the hypocrisy people are upset about.

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If you want to find the difference, perhaps consider which side mutilates bodies, parades them as trophies, cheer in the streets after attacks on civilians

Its not about what is done to corpses.

Its about what is done to living, breathing innocent human beings.

If we go by straight numbers, Israel is the bigger terrorist here, BY FAR, since it has slaughtered so very many more innocent human beings. Hamas is a mere gnat of a terrorist despite repeated abuse of a few corpses that are already dead. And we all know that loads of Israelis just know how to cheer the deaths of innocents internally. Many of us here are not fooled by your excuses and obfuscations.

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