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Japan to send SDF plane to Djibouti to evacuate citizens in Israel

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"It is obvious that Israel has a right to defend itself and its people in accordance with international law,"

“My husband has been martyred, people. God, please punish them.” — Palestinian nurse upon discovering that her medic husband had been killed in an Israeli air strike

If Palestinians like this woman feel “punishment” is righteous for reckless killing, she should be pleased by the death of her husband. That was “punishment,” and more is apparently coming.

If you give no value to the lives of others’ loved ones, you should expect absolutely no value to be given to the lives of your loved ones.

All of us must learn to live together peacefully with others.

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"It is obvious that Israel has a right to defend itself and its people in accordance with international law,"

Defending itself means, bombing innocent people in Palestine?

So if Japan was attacked by a terrorist group, to defend itself Japan should bomb the country from the terrorist origin?

Disgusting

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I hope he'll also condemn the brutal indiscriminate response by Israel, including the use of white phosphorous. They have already killed so many innocent civilians and 12 UN workers.

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Unless forced into the open, Japanese diplomacy has for 70 years generally consisted of keeping a low profile when anything breaks out. Why not now? On the other hand, as the major beneficiary of "world peace" for the past 70 years, Japan has the chance to actively do something about maintaining it right now, yet it jeopardises its widely-touted honest broker status for nothing.

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Shouldn’t Yoko Kamikawa have called Ismail Haniyeh instead?

I don’t really get how Japanese diplomacy works

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Less than 24 hours before North Gaza is levelled. Everyone North off a certain line in North Gaze must evacuate in 24 hour. Israel stated this to the UN early this morning. So 9.00 am levelling will start. I assume missiles barrages all day. Moving in with Armed Earthmovers, Tanks and ground cover the next morning. The Northern border should be very prepare for a Missile barrage from South Lebanon by now and Israel forces all set in the south and the West Bank. Hamas Defence is a series of under ground tunnel networks to repel the ground attack the morning after the missile barrage.

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FantaToday  04:59 pm JST

"It is obvious that Israel has a right to defend itself and its people in accordance with international law,"

Defending itself means, bombing innocent people in Palestine?

Hamas is the one who started a war by bombing innocent people in Israel.

Hamas is a terrorist organization that is using the civilian Palestinian people as a shield, so that they will suffer from any Israeli retaliation. Do you not see that?

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Hamas is worse. They are Jihadists with a manifesto to eliminate Jews.

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using the civilian Palestinian people as a shield, so that they will suffer from any Israeli retaliation.

Let's indulge you for a while. If you know this, presumably Israel knows this too. Who then would be responsible for these deaths? It also sounds like a convenient excuse to just let rip: "Oh well, they were being used as a shield, so we have no responsibility for their deaths." Is that the moral world you inhabit? Surely it requires a little more nuance than that, no?

A little digging around finds: "At least 12,288 Palestinians and 2,646 Israelis have been killed by someone from the other side since 2000". Maybe not all innocent, so let's look at children: "At least 2,434 Palestinian children and 143 Israeli children have been killed by someone from the other side since 2000." It does seem a little lopsided. So, who started hostilities (war), might be questioned when there is a continual background hum of killings. This is a big signal showing it's a quagmire of hate and counter-hate, propelled by ethno-nationalism and religious nuttery, two of the several banes of humanity.

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They are both as bad as each other. Israel has the power and should have responsible enough not to treat the Palestinians as they have done. But Hamas' latest actions are horrific in the extreme - nothing justifies it.

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Its really time to pray this wont be the begining of nuclear war

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I consider it necessary to respond to any crisis, taking into account of the envisaged post crisis plans/solutions. That would facilitate and speed up transition from crisis to recovery. Majority of the prevailing international response to "Israel-Hamas war" is too short-sighted, too simplistic, or too much military-oriented as someone or some parties have defined it as "a war against terrorism". I wish the Japanese representatives have said Japan is ready to assist in establishing sustainable stability and peace based on the two states solution.

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MoonrakerToday  06:42 pm JST

using the civilian Palestinian people as a shield, so that they will suffer from any Israeli retaliation.

Let's indulge you for a while. If you know this, presumably Israel knows this too. Who then would be responsible for these deaths? It also sounds like a convenient excuse to just let rip: "Oh well, they were being used as a shield, so we have no responsibility for their deaths." Is that the moral world you inhabit? Surely it requires a little more nuance thaSon that, no?

So please tell us your solution. Nuance is meaningless when civilians are being targeted and killed.

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tokyo_mToday  06:04 pm JST

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa on Thursday condemned the weekend "terror attack" in Israel by Palestinian militant group Hamas...

You mean to tell me that it took almost a week before he plucked up the decency to do that?

Don't ya just love it when people make posts without have any idea of who or what they are talking about?

Yoko Kamikawa is a she.

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If Hamas stops fighting and puts guns down, there will be peace. If Israel puts down guns, there will be no Israel!!!

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Remember those videos of children mostly young teenagers throwing stones at the lsraeli occupation forces back in early 2000’s into the 2010’s. I assume most of those children are now fulled blooded Hamas Terrorist and a good chance were members of Sunday Morning attacks. Those young Israeli soldiers who we’re getting stone are by chance in the 300,000 reservist called up also and in battle formation.

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""TERRORIST Definition: a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims."""

If Hamas freedom fighters are terrorists !!? what does that make Israel's Occupation soldiers??

If Hamas puts it's guns down like the Palestinians living in Israel and the west bank, the OCCUPATION will continue to flourish and consume more Palestinian land, If Israel ends it Occupation and injustice the Palestinians will have NO REASON to fight or attack Israel.

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In the so called election that Hamas won, it received 30% of the votes.

70% of the voters in Gaza DID NOT choose Hamas.

The people in Gaza are as much hostages of Hamas as the kidnapped Israelis are.

A truly terrible situation

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I salute the brave SDF pilots for under taking this mission to save our Japanese Citozens in the overseas.

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Randy DaytonaToday  08:48 pm JST

Japan is considering sending Self-Defense Forces' aircraft to its operating base in Djibouti as part of efforts to evacuate its nationals in Israel, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

That's not evacuation kishida !

Protect Japanese nationals by bringing them home to japan

Don't do the USA lapdog excuse thing to get involved in multiple conflicts

Read the second paragraph of the article. Always best to read and understand the articles before commenting.

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This truly is as infinite feud.

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Well, if Japan is planning to evacuate Japanese from Israel, that tells me they know the war is going to long and dangerous.

Which I take as bad news.

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The world is closer to WWIII than ever. Let's look back at the previous world wars. What is the common thread?

I would argue the purpose of WWI and WWII was to destroy both Germany an Japan, but with the clear and ultimate goal of creating the State of Israel for white, European and non-Semitic Jews. Keep in mind both Christianity and Islam were created by Jews, it has been said, to divide and weaken the world in order to ultimately take back the land of Judea, a movement called Zionism. More, recently the capitol was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and, Saudi Arabia is now becoming closer to Israel. The Palestinians see this clearly, but they have been overtaken controlled by Hamas in recent years.

Most likely, the Hamas incursion was "inspired" (see Sept. 11) to create an attack so heinous that war would be inevitable. The parallel is so eery.

So folks, buckle up for a front row seat to watch the new and sanctioned Holocaust on Palestinians.

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If Hamas stops fighting and puts guns down, there will be peace. If Israel puts down guns, there will be no Israel!!!

This is something Nazis also said while surrounding Jewish Ghettos.

The only peace Israel offers is the peace of being a prisoner and a slave living under a boot.

No one needs to or should give up their weapons. The right of self defense is natural and universal. Its how the weapons are being used that is the problem, and Israel, the one with A MOUNTAIN more weapons of FAR greater destructive power is using theirs for genocide.

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You call what happened on Saturday "a punch"? It was way, way worse than that, it was the most sickening barbaric terrorism imaginable.

If you strung together all of the many Israeli attacks on Palestinians over the last 66 years of occupation the violence committed by Israel against the Palestinians would dwarf the violence of the past week against Israel. Israel has been dishing this kind of remorseless, relentless violence since 1967. Now Israel gets a taste of what they have subjected the Palestinians too.

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“Where is the sense of security in Gaza? Is this what Hamas is offering us?” said one resident, Tarek Mraish, standing by an avenue as vehicles flowed by. “What has Hamas done to us? It brought us catastophe,” he said, using the same Arabic word “nakba” used for the 1948 displacement.

This should be the sentiment of the global community, yet appeasement to terrorism, to terrorists who refuse to accept Jews should exist, insist extermination of every Jew is the only route to Jannah, the final abode of the righteous.

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This should be the sentiment of the global community, yet appeasement to terrorism, to terrorists who refuse to accept Jews should exist, insist extermination of every Jew is the only route to Jannah, the final abode of the righteous.

History should instruct us that military force alone will not destroy such groups. The only way to undercut them is to undercut their popular support. That generally means removing the social and political conditions that feed rebellion. These groups do not exist in a vacuum. People don't pick up guns and RPGs and engage in warfare for the heck of it. Rather the existence of these groups represent in their own twisted way dissatisfaction with the conditions of a particular population who feel oppressed and their perceived inability to change their condition for the better by another means.

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"It is obvious that Israel has a right to defend itself and its people in accordance with international law."

It is equally obvious that Palestine has a right to defend itself and its people in accordance with international law.

And the big question is is Israel's response in accordance with international law? We can also ask if Israel's actions in Palestine including Gaza over many years are in accordance with international law.

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