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5 Palestinians killed while attacking Israelis

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Strange that no Israelis were injured. With Israel's history of lying and making up excuses, I wonder if any of these Palestinians were involved in any attacks.

Anyway, it's time to end this brutal decades-long occupation. The world leaders stand idly by and do nothing - shameful.

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Wakayama MamaFEB. 15, 2016 - 07:32AM JST Strange that no Israelis were injured. With Israel's history of lying and making up excuses, I wonder if any of these Palestinians were involved in any attacks. Anyway, it's time to end this brutal decades-long occupation. The world leaders stand idly by and do nothing - shameful.

I agree. I've seen the way they treat Palestinians... they treat them like criminals, the whole lot of them. I hope soon that everything will be but back the way it was.

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The story of the Palestinian (Davids) and Israeli IDF (Goliath) comes to mind. If the police officer of any "civilized" country shot to death a teenager for throwing rocks at tanks he would be arrested and prosecuted for murder. Israel, born in terrorism, has descended further into war crimes.

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Who's clicking all the down arrows? I guess you have to say something nice about Israel to survive this comment section. Is that even possible? Ironic, on todays page we have an article about Jews in Europe being "worried", while the land grab of Palestinian lands goes on.

Where's the article about Palestinians being "worried". Silly question right?

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Shoot or use a knifes at your own risk. In this case as in many, loss of life. Whatever arguments can be made on either side of this conflict, attempting murder & injury will & should result in show of force.

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I guess you have to say something nice about Israel to survive this comment section.

Indeed. Judaeo-Christian values, it appears.

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Crazy Joe:

" The story of the Palestinian (Davids) and Israeli IDF (Goliath) comes to mind. "

6 million Jews in a tiny, almost unprotectable (completely uinprotectable, if the West Bank is militarized) area, surrounded by 700 million muslim Arabs in a dozen large countries who want to make them diseappear.

Right. Can you remind us who is "David" and who is "Goliath" in this situation?

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6 million Jews in a tiny, almost unprotectable (completely uinprotectable, if the West Bank is militarized) area, surrounded by 700 million muslim Arabs in a dozen large countries who want to make them diseappear.

Or, a fox in the hen house so to speak. Who's the uninvited guest? This war started long before the Israeli state declared independence on May 14, 1948. Your defense of their terrorism is "t"oolish. The Israeli state was born by war and terrorism, nothing has changed since.

Jewish insurgency in Mandatory Palestine involved paramilitary actions carried out by Jewish underground groups against the British forces and officials in Mandatory Palestine between 1939 and 1948.

A major insurgency erupted, and the Jewish underground was engaged in constant attacks against British military and police forces.

Britain increasingly began to see its attempts to suppress the Jewish insurgency as a costly and futile exercise

The UN Partition Plan

Britain refused to comply with these conditions on the grounds that the decision was unacceptable to the Arabs

Five and a half months of civil war in Palestine saw a decisive Jewish victory. Jewish forces, led by the Haganah, consolidated their hold on a strip of territory on the coastal plain of Palestine and the Jezreel and Jordan Valleys, and crushed the Palestinian Arab militas. Palestinian society collapsed.

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

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Whatever arguments can be made on either side of this conflict, attempting murder & injury will & should result in show of force

That decades-old, thinly-veiled threat of/tired excuse for (take your pick) gross disproportionality.

No new records to play, Dan?

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Openly attacking the Israeli defence force is suicide so they must have known what they were getting into so I dont feel any pity for them.

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Five decades of brutal occupation, land theft, ethnic cleansing and the savage butchering of innocents. Time for the civilized world to turn this steaming dung heap called Israel into a smoldering crater.

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The Palestinians need to stop provoking the Israelis to kill them. The Israelis have won all of the territory during the war, when they were attacked and use it as a security buffer. It will never go back to the Arabs, never!

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Fizzbit:

" I guess you have to say something nice about Israel to survive this comment section. "

The opposite is the case. Maybe there is some downclicking dissident, but once again the comment threat is filled with anti-Israel slogans directly parrotting islamist talking points.

Which of course completely ignore the reality of the Jewish state (the only democracy in an area of dictatorships and islamist regimes) trying to survive. And in order to survive, it needs a solution including a demilitarized West Bank; a simply look at a map can show you that.

The islamist slogan is that the West Bank should be completely cleansed of Jews and without any control. Which would, of course, result in giant Hamas-run terrorist camp along the lines of the Gaza strip.

It is a complicated situation, but this simplistic Israel-blaming is naive beyond belief. But once again, that is what we see in this threat --- so who exactly is "surviving in the comment section"?

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CrazyJoeFeb. 15, 2016 - 08:25AM JST The story of the Palestinian (Davids) and Israeli IDF (Goliath) comes to mind. If the police officer of any "civilized" country shot to death a teenager for throwing rocks at tanks he would be arrested and prosecuted for murder. Israel, born in terrorism, has descended further into war crimes.

CrazyJoeFeb. 15, 2016 - 12:48PM JST The Palestinians need to stop provoking the Israelis to kill them. The Israelis have won all of the territory during the war, when they were attacked and use it as a security buffer. It will never go back to the Arabs, never!

Hmmm...

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It will never go back to the Arabs, never!

Thats for sure. Its a lost cause for the palestinians. They should quit attacking.

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Its a lost cause for the palestinians. They should quit attacking.

As log as they are subjected to police checkpoints when traveling through their own lands, and as long as their land is appropriated for Jewish settlers, they aren't likely to quit attacking.

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The Palestinians are continuing the work of Taj Din El Halali (Grand Mufti of Jerusalem) who co-operated with Adolph Hitler and his henchmen in an effort to rid the Middle East of every last Jew.

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filled with anti-Israel slogans directly parrotting islamist talking points

Hey pal, this goes back loooong before the false flag twin towers attack. Remember the intifada? Probably not.

the only democracy in an area

You're joking right?

Probably, the biggest welfare State in the world. Go figure.

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Fizz Bit:

" You're joking right? "

So can you tell us which other country in the region is more democratic and modern than Israel? ..... Yep, I did not expect an answer.

And do not bring in the West Bank. That is a complex situation and should be discussed more seriously than with simplistic Israel bashing slogans.

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Yep, I did not expect an answer.

LOL...WOW! Do you do this to your friends too? Ask and answer your questions for them?

Anyway, modernity for a welfare state is an illogical conclusion. Democracy for a police state is an illogical conclusion.

Do Arabs have an equal voice and representation in Israel? It's hard to say since their territory is constantly, and approvingly, expanding onto Palestinian lands.

Can you tell me which country in the region is the most peaceful?

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Fizzbit:

" Anyway, modernity for a welfare state is an illogical conclusion. Democracy for a police state is an illogical conclusion. "

Israel is not a "police state". Again, can you name another country with free elections, modern constitution and modern human rights comparable to Israel?

" Do Arabs have an equal voice and representation in Israel? "

In Israel, the do. There is a muslim Arab party in the Knesset and even an muslim Arab cabinet member. Can you name a surround Arab islamic government that has Jewish MP and cabinet members? (Or Christian/Druze/Yazidi, seeing that Jews have been pretty much ethnically cleansed from every Arab country?

Waiting for your answer...

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Or, a fox in the hen house so to speak. Who's the uninvited guest? This war started long before the Israeli state declared independence on May 14, 1948. Your defense of their terrorism is "t"oolish. The Israeli state was born by war and terrorism, nothing has changed since.

Is not for nothing, but reading a bit of real history can make the difference between sense and non-sense. And books don't bite.

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And do not bring in the West Bank. That is a complex situation

Let's just focus on, say, how inclusive the Tel Aviv YMCA is, as proof it's all sweetness and light.

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Let's just focus on, say, how inclusive the Tel Aviv YMCA is, as proof it's all sweetness and light.

Wrong acronym@Sense. You obviously have never heard of the YMHA, founded in the 1870s in New York. There are about 500 branches in Israel.

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Israel has the right to defend itself and it does so effectively.

Some people may suggest that Israel uses disproportionate force from time to time, however if Israel were to show any weakness, it would only embolden their enemies.

The likes of Strangerland who is pro-Islam and anti-Western may disagree, but Israel is correct to respond to attacks forcefully.

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5 Palestinians killed while attacking Israelis

The title seems a bit of an oxymoron. Fair enough though, if you want to admit who was in the right and who was in the wrong.

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The likes of Strangerland who is pro-Islam and anti-Western may disagree, but Israel is correct to respond to attacks forcefully.

I'm not pro-islam nor anti-western. I'm pro human and anti oppression.

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5 palestinians were killed while attacking israelis .. No injury happen to the israeli . What a joke . International community are watching this irrational rationals to kill people

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Earlier Sunday, the military said two Palestinians were throwing rocks at passing vehicles near the West Bank city of Jenin, and when security forces arrived the Palestinians opened fire at them. The soldiers fired back and killed the two Palestinians

Yeah, right. They start by throwing stones at cars, then pull out weapons suddenly when the fuzz arrive?! I call absolute BS on that. I reckon a more likely scenario is they were throwing stones, the Fuzz rock up, they throw stones at them and get shot dead for their efforts.

I'm not pro-islam nor anti-western. I'm pro human and anti oppression.

Thumbs up from me.

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Gee...it's not like the several hundred Palestinian knife attacks are...coordinated by anyone, are they? It's not like the Palestinian leadership is complicit in fanning the flames of such terrorism, right? The smashing of cars into civilians waiting for a public bus, the murder of families and mothers in their homes...no outside encouragment or public glorification for such heinous activities, right?

Wrong. Have a look at this slick and well-produced anime glorifying and encouraging attacks against Israelis with knives and guns. If you die? The terrorist gets to walk through paradise (of flowers) with his head held high. The trend now even has a name (given by the gleeful Palestinians themselves): the "Knife Intifada." Cute, huh?

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/GRAPHIC-VIDEO-Palestinian-clip-depicts-shootings-stabbings-of-Israelis-444924

Let's stop pretending this is all Israel's fault, eh? I challenge you: what would your government do to a people who encourage the murdering of your citizens, and are actually going out and doing it on an almost daily basis? The terrorist who wields the knife DESERVES death by the bullet, end of story.

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Openly attacking the Israeli defence force is suicide so they must have known what they were getting into so I dont feel any pity for them.

First, it's an OCCUPYING FORCE.

Second, anyone killed by Israelis is automatically labeled a terrorist or militant. Not long ago, when Israelis killed a guy, the victim was initially referred to as a militant, until they realized that he was Israeli (apparently he "looked Palestinian").

All we really know is that the Israelis killed 5 Palestinians.

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I'm not pro-islam nor anti-western. I'm pro human and anti oppression.

very noble, Strangerland.

Where do you stand on the Filipina sex trade victims right here in Japan?

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What Filipina sex trade victims?

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you know something? I think I see a correlation between you, and the biggest hypocrite I've ever seen.

Not to worry, Im sure your wife doesn't mind you taking a few hours a week to re-charge your batteries in a place where 3rd world women are forced to talk to you and laugh at your witty banter.

Moderator: You can have 24 hours off from posting to learn some manners.

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Palestinians feeling overshadowed by what is happening in Syria, resorting to desperate mean to keep themselves in the limelight.

These brainwashed lunatics with their dreams of 76 virgins are merely pawns while their leaders enjoy the aid that pouts in with each death.

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Imagine if the Allies, after Japan surrendered in 1945, had started building settlements in Japan for Westerners, while tossing out the native Japanese.

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Imagine if the Allies, after Japan surrendered in 1945, had started building settlements in Japan for Westerners, while tossing out the native Japanese.

They did. It's called Okinawa.

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Wrong acronym@Sense. You obviously have never heard of the YMHA

Nice deflection.

Why are some posters so hesitant to discuss the West Bank:

And do not bring in the West Bank. That is a complex situation

...yet so keen to label people as Israel bashers?

What's to fear?

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Imagine if the Allies, after Japan surrendered in 1945, had started building settlements in Japan for Westerners, while tossing out the native Japanese.

oh, maybe im wrong, but i thought there were always jews living there. question: were there always westerners living in japan?

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i thought there were always jews living there

Yeah, a small Jewish minority lived in peace in Palestine. But then some Jews living elsewhere decided they wanted all the land, so they made some deals with the UK and US. Jewish leaders in Palestine at the time were opposed to the zionist plans.

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Defending the indefensible. All one needs to do is look at the maps of the Israeli/zionist expansion into the UN partitioned Palestinian areas to see the truth. The zionists and others use the same tactics as G Bush did blaming everything on terrorism, while the cooperate media, servicing the zionist side, defends them. Hey you evil zionists, this is 2016, you can't get away with the same old BS you used to do. Nothing will stop them from trying though, and types like ulysses will even try to tie this into Syria. The biggest problem is that this nut case religious country has nukes.

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Stability of the Jews, stability of Assad, they accomplish it whatever necessary even if it means suppressing a group of people while giving favor to another

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