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More Palestinians have now been killed in Gaza than Ukranian civilians since the start of the Ukraine war. They need aid, they need a ceasefire.

Being on the right side of history is important. Standing by and ignoring genocide is inhumane.

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Japan want good PR for providing humanitarian assistance but doesn't want ceasefire to happen. Japan is one among countries that reject cease fire.

https://reliefweb.int/report/occupied-palestinian-territory/4-members-favour-5-against-security-council-rejects-russian-federations-resolution-calling-immediate-humanitarian-ceasefire-israel-palestine-crisis

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I'm all for helping but Japan should have think about some sort of other kind of help.

What kind of help?

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How stupid can this be? The Palestinian people will probably never see a dime of that money, just dumb, smh…

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For the people saying that it will all be confiscated, Hamas can only use so much food and water and it sounds like that is all that is being let in by the Israelis at this point.

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How stupid can this be? The Palestinian people will probably never see a dime of that money, just dumb, smh…

You have zero evidence to support this claim. Just repeating Palestinian rhetoric over and over.

"Hamas could end this at any time"

"human shields"

"its their own fault for voting for Hamas"

"There isnt a shortage of food, medicine or fuel, Hamas are just hiding it all in their batcave"

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Being on the right side of history is important. Standing by and ignoring genocide is inhumane.

Exactly. This is just wholesale revenge killing on a mass scale.

This action by Israel just makes everything that is already terrible, worse. More traumatized and radicalized young men, more hate, more reprisals. No solutions, nothing constructive.

The only long term solution here is for the International community to intervene and create two independent states. Israel can't do it and can't be relied on to do anything responsibly in relation to the Palestinians. The Palestinians are disempowered by the imbalance and can't unilaterally do it either - they need International help here, and quickly. The US needs to butt out, because they aren't helping anything and haven't been for a long time. In fact, they are complicit. Leave it to the adults in the room, please.

Time for the International community to get serious. It's absolutely clear there is no way these two groups can devise a satisfactory solution between them and how many decades more of killing is OK?

The experiment hasn't worked, time for a better solution, though who knows how on Earth they are actually going to successfully live side by side after what has transpired.

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Japan want good PR for providing humanitarian assistance but doesn't want ceasefire to happen. Japan is one among countries that reject cease fire.

Of course. US puppet master.

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Kamikawa said, "It is necessary for Israel and Palestine to be able to coexist peacefully...." Duh. The two state solution was viable decades ago but now there cannot be a two state solution until Israel stops the apartheid system they have created. The two state solution for many are like the Bantustans in S.Africa, unacceptable. Terrorism is a weapon used against civilians to instill terror, that's all it is, but terrorist organizations shouldn't be separated from state sponsored terrorism which has the same objective, which is exactly what Israel is doing now. Have substantial talks when you're going on these nonsense trips for photo ops.

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ChabbawangaToday  07:25 am JST

How stupid can this be? The Palestinian people will probably never see a dime of that money, just dumb, smh…

You have zero evidence to support this claim. Just repeating Palestinian rhetoric over and over.

"Hamas could end this at any time"

"human shields"

"its their own fault for voting for Hamas"

"There isnt a shortage of food, medicine or fuel, Hamas are just hiding it all in their batcave"

Oh, how misinformed you are.

Just do a search for a recent report about Hamas hoarding food, water and supplies. You can thank me later.

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Just do a search for a recent report about Hamas hoarding food, water and supplies. You can thank me later.

Arab and Western officials say there is substance to Israeli claims of Hamas stockpiling supplies, including desperately needed food and fuel (NYT). Ive had quite enough of Israeli claims (not evidence) to last me for the foreseeable future.

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TamaramaToday  07:28 am JST

Being on the right side of history is important. Standing by and ignoring genocide is inhumane.

Exactly. This is just wholesale revenge killing on a mass scale.

This action by Israel just makes everything that is already terrible, worse. More traumatized and radicalized young men, more hate, more reprisals. No solutions, nothing constructive.

The only long term solution here is for the International community to intervene and create two independent states. Israel can't do it and can't be relied on to do anything responsibly in relation to the Palestinians. The Palestinians are disempowered by the imbalance and can't unilaterally do it either - they need International help here, and quickly. The US needs to butt out, because they aren't helping anything and haven't been for a long time. In fact, they are complicit. Leave it to the adults in the room, please.

Time for the International community to get serious. It's absolutely clear there is no way these two groups can devise a satisfactory solution between them and how many decades more of killing is OK?

The experiment hasn't worked, time for a better solution, though who knows how on Earth they are actually going to successfully live side by side after what has transpired.

It's a nice thought, but literally impossible at this point. A 2 state solution has been proposed again and again, and it has been refused everytime by one side. Arafat, when offered a very generous proposal, (97% of land, self governance, etc) refused. Later on, he would say he refused because he was afraid he would be killed for accepting this. I will say this again and again. This conflict is not about land. This is about one group not wanting Jews in the area. Up until 1968, Gaza was ruled by Egypt and the West Bank was ruled Jordan. Didn't seem to be a problem. In 1948, it was Israel who were attacked by 5 Arab nations....and they won. People often forget that Thousands upon thousands of Jews were expelled from other Arab countries and the only place they had to go was Israel. People say Israel is committing Ethnic Cleansing. Sounds exactly like what many Arab countries want to do to Israel.

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bass4funkToday  07:18 am JST

How stupid can this be? The Palestinian people will probably never see a dime of that money, just dumb, smh…

Is it cash or goods, like medical equipment, first aid, tents, food, blankets, etc. Do you know?

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Is it cash or goods, like medical equipment, first aid, tents, food, blankets, etc. Do you know?

Hamas will get the majority of it.

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Japan, smarten up. Don't supply these terrorists.

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Don't Give a Penney to the USLESS & CORRUPT Palestinian Authority, Give it to the NGO's on the ground in Gaza and other parts of Palestine. The Red Crescent is a good start where it's staff are putting their lives on the line daily.

Supply FOOD, Generators, Clean Water, Medicine, Medical supplies, and so on NO CASH to the EMBEZZLERS.

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TamaramaToday 10:10 am JST

It's a nice thought, but literally impossible at this point.

Of course it's not impossible. It will be painful for Israel and the US - well, probably more embarrassing for the US than anything, but absolutely not impossible. It could happen any one of several ways I can think of, with 1 being catastrophically terrible and probably result in a World war. Certainly a significant regional war, at least. You'd prefer to think it could happen differently, but that's one distinct possibility if the wholesale killing continues unabated.

So you think the solution to this crisis is Iran going full bore and unleashing its ring of fire? Please tell me, does it look like the Israelis will run into the sea in that event? Does it look like what I assume are three US aircraft carriers in the region won't cause much damage to Iran and its proxies while the US lives on as normal? Please tell me your other fantasies as I find them fascinating.

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Aren't you just so precious. So the US is on top because everyone else is dead or cut down to size? Who was that? Nazi Germany? Imperial Japan? Or perhaps you think the creation of Israel somehow caused the ME to fail to industrialize. Except that happened before Israel, and before WW1 for that matter. I dunno, I really need a guidebook to your thinking.

Such a hostile response. Guess you must be American. The US is very much still on top for the reasons I stated previously. As for time frame we are talking post 1945, which is where it is generally agreed the US world order began. Since then US has consistently interfered in nonconforming politics and economics across the globe.

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Japan will provide $65 million in additional humanitarian aid to Palestinians out of concern over the conflict in Gaza

Personally I’d like to see a little more concern for the citizens of Japan, but that’s just me.

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ChabbawangaToday 10:51 am JST

Aren't you just so precious. So the US is on top because everyone else is dead or cut down to size? Who was that? Nazi Germany? Imperial Japan? Or perhaps you think the creation of Israel somehow caused the ME to fail to industrialize. Except that happened before Israel, and before WW1 for that matter. I dunno, I really need a guidebook to your thinking.

Such a hostile response. Guess you must be American. The US is very much still on top for the reasons I stated previously. As for time frame we are talking post 1945, which is where it is generally agreed the US world order began. Since then US has consistently interfered in nonconforming politics and economics across the globe.

Don't hate the player, hate the game.

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Wow, the Japanese GOVT must be rich.

Throwing away $65 M towards people that will never see it. Kishida talking about $69 Billion in handouts to the Japanese public.

And all the while raising taxes and government salaries like money growing on grass.

And to do this when the yen is virtually useless against the USD and prices on everyday foods have been going up.

Bravo Japanese GOVT, bravo........................

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Help the Japanese, don't get involved with Hamas or Israel.

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There is no reason to supply the terrorist with any more funding.

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The aid is for the Arab civilians, not Hamas.

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Japan appealing for that Arab/Persian oil. It's simply words as she's speaking to the King of Jordan for some reason (look at a map) and there's no timeline nor guarantee that anyone will be alive in Gaza after Israel gets through with it's punitive operation. I'm thinking Rome, Carthage and salt.

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Israel is situated in a bad location. The country is surrounded all by Isramic countries. Fight will never end. I asked to my Jewish friend who is an American what about Israel move to America and become one state of USA? His did not answer to my question.

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 I asked to my Jewish friend who is an American what about Israel move to America and become one state of USA? 

I think that would be an excellent idea. I would even be open to the possibility of taking a section of US territory and giving to Israel and allowing the Israelis to form their own government. It would certainly be a better situation than what the Israelis now suffer through.

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The aid is for the Arab civilians, not Hamas.

Who voted for Hamas?

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All of the 65 million will go to Hamas who are fueled by the Palestine Government. The civilians won’t see any of it!

When America invaded Iraq ( to remove the dictator and make oil access easier for themselves ) and Afghanistan ( to remove the terrorist group ), millions of civilians were killed in the crossfire and there wasn’t any talk about a ceasefire or humanitarian aid that time. Now because it’s not America but another country trying to remove Hamas the terrorist group, there is so much noise about humanitarian aid and ceasefire! In order to remove Hamas there should be no ceasefire at all. Everything America does it right and god forbid if another country does the same then there is lots of problems with it!

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yipyip

The aid is for the Arab civilians, not Hamas.

Who voted for Hamas?

No, they did not because 50% of the Arabs were not born when Hamas came to power, thanks to Netanyahu.

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Sam WattersToday 12:13 pm JST

 I asked to my Jewish friend who is an American what about Israel move to America and become one state of USA? 

I think that would be an excellent idea. I would even be open to the possibility of taking a section of US territory and giving to Israel and allowing the Israelis to form their own government. It would certainly be a better situation than what the Israelis now suffer through.

You guys are hilarious. They want to live in their holy land and they are pretty determined to do so. Economics or safety have nothing to do with it, apparently.

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"It is necessary for Israel and Palestine to be able to coexist peacefully

This is the key. Blowing each other up will never solve anything. Hamas' attacks were abhorrent, but so too has been Israel's brutal treatment of the Palestinians over decades. dbsaiya above mentions the word "apartheid," and this is 100% correct.

To me, the conflict is reminiscent of Northern Ireland (or the North of Ireland, depending on your politics). Decades of killing only served to demonstrate that if one side (Unionists/Israel) treats the other (Republicans/Palestinians) like dirt, and does not allow them human rights or political representation, they will respond with violence, as there is just about no other way for their voice to be heard. It further served to demonstrate that the only solution is a political one, where both sides can have a home and live with dignity.

But I don't see any politicians in Israel or Palestine of the quality of John Hume. Such a figure is desperately needed here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hume

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No, they did not because 50% of the Arabs were not born when Hamas came to power, thanks to Netanyahu.

Netanyahu didn't vote for Hamas, the Arabs did.

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Netanyahu wanted Hamas and gave them $1 billion.

Many senior Israelis are blaming Netanyahu for the Hamas attacks.

The voting Arabs of 2006 voted for Hamas. More than 50% of the current population did not vote.

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Give them only children's diapers and infant formula. I can't see any way that Hamas would seize those and misuse them, other than seizing them and redistributing them to loyal followers first and not to the apathetic or disillusioned residents in Gaza.

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You guys are hilarious. They want to live in their holy land and they are pretty determined to do so. Economics or safety have nothing to do with it, apparently.

@TaiwanIsNotChina. You are probably correct about the desire of the Israelis to live in their holy land. As an agnostic on my best days and an atheist on my worst ones, I do not understand all this talk about holy lands and God’s will. I do know the world would be hard pressed to find a people as universally oppressed and slaughtered as the Jews. As one poster pointed out, the fighting will never end, namely because the other said wants the destruction of Israel at all costs. The idea of moving Israel to the US was just that: an idea. And why not? Lots of religious followers live far away from their lands and carry on. Perhaps the promise of peace and economic prosperity and being able to worship without fear of a terrorist attack may be worth the consideration of moving to America. Again, just an idea…

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