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Two rockets fired by Palestinian militants struck southern Israel on Sunday

And the addiction to war continues.

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violating an informal truce even as Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers appeared to be moving closer to cementing a long-term cease-fire.

There are distractors on both sides of the fence. Hamas is attempting to work out an agreement. If a peace can be worked out and Hamas and Israel both work at it, slowly most of these rocket attacks can be stopped.

I have hopes. < :-)

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It also has demanded the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel... Hundreds of the prisoners have been involved in deadly attacks on Israel...

...including kids throwing rocks? From their wording I assume most (80%?) prisoners were not involved in any attacks.

while Israel’s defense minister warned Israelis they would have to pay a painful price as part of any deal.

The Israelis very often talk about their "pain". Compared to the Palestinians' pain, what the Israelis suffer in just a minor itch.

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Compared to the Palestinians' pain, what the Israelis suffer in just a minor itch.

I would have to agree. The Israelis are fortunate to be living under the protection of a government which values human life. The plight of the Palestinians will not improve until their leaders begin to value life over death.

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I see that VOR does not consider the Palestinians to be humans. He/she has much in common with the Israelis.

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sabiwabi ...including kids throwing rocks? From their wording I assume most (80%?) prisoners were not involved in any attacks.

You assume??? hahaha nice facts.

Gaza is just asking for more, If it is not Hamas backed firing of rockets, then it shows Hama's inability to take control of its people and contain order of Gaza. It is their responsibility, anything that comes out of Gaza lies in the hands of Hamas since they are said to be in charge of the area.

If incapable, then get them out!!!!!!!!! If it has to be by force, so be it!

We all know Isreal has the ability in their hands to completely wipe out the Palistinians, too bad they are more civialized than those like Hamas and Iran that wish they had such power at their disposal, but does threaten it all the time. Just think if Isreal had such mind set. Luckily ireal is a educated society and respects life or there would be an extinction of those that threaten extinction of Isrealies. Isreal has the means to carry out the threats of Iran's leaders and hamas's leaders.

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We all know Isreal has the ability in their hands to completely wipe out the Palistinians

Yes, we all know that. They just slaughtered over 1300 innocent Palestinians, within a few weeks. And they've been at it for many decades. Its a holocaust in slow motion.

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You assume??? hahaha nice facts.

I think its pretty obvious that Sabi was decrying the lack of facts by that comment. Sabi was criticizing the article.

then it shows Hama's inability to take control of its people and contain order of Gaza.

I don't know if you are aware, but Gaza was just bombed heavily recently, invaded, and many of the Hamas leadership were killed. Israel drove Gaza into chaos. So yeah, the bit of your statement I quoted would stand to reason.

It is their responsibility, anything that comes out of Gaza lies in the hands of Hamas since they are said to be in charge of the area.

Convenient, isn't it? The people who set the stage since 1967 if not 1948 are not mentioned in your definition of responsibility. Nor the people who are in control of the economic blockade enforced by land, sea and air. And not even the people who just bombed the heck out of the area weeks ago killing 1,300 people, something like half suspected of being Hamas. Yes, very convenient.

If incapable, then get them out!!!!!!!!! If it has to be by force, so be it!

Then Fatah can step in. And be deposed by another group who proposes violence to get out from under the thumb of Israel since Fatah moves in that direction with the speed of Moses swimming in molasses. There is much that is circular to your logic and methods.

too bad they are more civialized than those like Hamas and Iran

Please tell me the last time either Hamas or Iran stole land and locked its owners up in an overcrowded stretch of low quality sand. Please tell me the last time Iran blocked imports, exports or humanitarian aid to another place. In fact, tell me the last time Iran attacked anyone at all!

I think your definition of civilized behavior might need some brushing up. And you would do a lot better to stick to accusing Hamas and leaving Iran out of it. They have plenty of power, and they exercised plenty of restraint while we egged Iraq against them. They exercised restraint the likes of you should learn to appreciate. Even suffering poison gas attacks they did not retaliate in kind, even though they had the power.

Sad that all you got is your imagination with regard to Iran. Yet real acts in the real world by Israel you willfully overlook.

Luckily ireal is a educated society and respects life

I hope to God I am never a receiver of this "Israeli respect".

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I think its pretty obvious that Sabi was decrying the lack of facts by that comment. Sabi was criticizing the article.

Indeed, if the number of prisoners involved in deadly attacks was impressive, they would have provided a more accurate number than just writing "hundreds".

The article also does not mention that there are about 11,000 Palestinians (including many (100's) women and children) in Israeli prisons.

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Israel drove Gaza into chaos.

Gaza drove Gaza into chaos. They love their misery.

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11,000 Palestinians (including many (100's) women and children) in Israeli prisons.

What a waste of Israeli resources. They should all be drop-shipped somewhere in the Sahara and let their Muslim Arab brothers take care of them.

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likeitis.. If there is going to be poeace it is up to Hamas now, You can state everythng from the past, but Isreal is going now hwere wether you like it or not.

Of all people to almost make a peace deal Arfat,, There are none any brighter since? That is pretty sad for the a,istinian people if you as k me. And if you are so supported of the continual attacks on Isreal, you are just asking for more deaths of the Palistinians, because that is a fact as well.

It is time for the peole of what could be a palistine to get rid of their terroists extremists as leaders and sipport those that can promise them a life, something you words seem to counter as well. And also words that has gotten the people nowhere and nothing.. Oh yeah, except for 1300 more dead.

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Of all people to almost make a peace deal Arfat,, There are none any brighter since? That is pretty sad for the a,istinian people if you as k me.

Do you know how long the Palestinians have been a people? Are you aware that they are split in two? Do you know they became a people? Do you imagine the best and brightest got to be Palestinian at that time? I am suprised they could even must an Arafat! These people have been pretty well screwed from day one.

If there is going to be poeace it is up to Hamas now

It takes two to tango, and there are even more than that attending this dance.

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likeitis, You say they have always been screwed? yes they have in some respect, but if not such radicals today would not be the way it is if they were rational and still today they lack any trace of that! So they continue to be abused because of the footing they take on the issue of Isreal, Palistine and borders of a palistinian state.

It is a shame but they only can blame themselves for this problem because even Isreal admits there can be a palistinian state, since they can not live along peaceful with the Jews. Theyhave made this a very driven nome point.

If not so radical and set in some rediculaous state of confusion, things would be different for them and better.

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