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Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

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By FARES AKRAM and TIA GOLDENBERG

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Gaza’s ruling Hamas group remained on the sidelines, possibly because it fears Israeli reprisals and undoing economic understandings with Israel, including Israeli work permits for thousands of Gaza residents, that bolster its control.

Interesting to see the terrorist leadership not supporting another terrorist group.

Great restraint though by Israel, and good to see its Iron Dome working so effectively against continuous terrorist rocket attacks against innocent civilians. Sad to see anti-semitism still thriving though.

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three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis.

As usual, many more Palestinian deaths than Israeli casualties.

First the the brutal Israelis steal Palestinian land, evict them from their homes, bulldoze the homes and force them into squalid refugee camps. If the Palestinians fight bck they call them terrorists! The Israeli government are the real terrorists. I'd hate to be them when they meet their maker.

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Concerned CitizenToday  10:43 am JST

As usual, many more Palestinian deaths than Israeli casualties. 

First the the brutal Israelis steal Palestinian land, evict them from their homes, bulldoze the homes and force them into squalid refugee camps. If the Palestinians fight bck they call them terrorists! The Israeli government are the real terrorists. I'd hate to be them when they meet their maker.

As usual, Palestinian Arab terrorists indiscriminately shoot rockets at Israeli civilians, yet Israeli military defensive attacks only aim to take out the militants, and their weapons.

If the terrorist regime governing Gaza wants to protect its citizens, maybe it should consider not attacking other peace loving citizens.

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Going on Instagram and watching the real news coming out of gaza and seeing the dead and injured children being rushed to hospitals tells you all you need to know about the real Terrorists.

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But the Israeli also kills children, women, civilians, and not just Hamas militants.

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@painkiller

As usual, Palestinian Arab terrorists indiscriminately shoot rockets at Israeli civilians, yet Israeli military defensive attacks only aim to take out the militants, and their weapons.

If the terrorist regime governing Gaza wants to protect its citizens, maybe it should consider not attacking other peace loving citizens.

This all started with the formation of modern Israel (non existent for 2000 years) carried out by the theft of Palestinian land starting in 1917 with the Balfour Declaration and then in 1948 and 1967 against the will of the locals. While I don't agree with firing rockets into Israel I can certainly understand the anger at having their land stolen, the high death rate of their people and the desire to prevent further ongoing thefts.

If you agree with Israel's actions then you must conclude that a foreign invader can forcibly take your property as well. Do you?

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If you agree with Israel's actions then you must conclude that a foreign invader can forcibly take your property as well. Do you?

Excellent point. And if I may, the US, UK, EU and NATO fully support Israel. Israel says it’s defending itself, which is a lie, yet Israel is allowed to peddle this lie to all. Russia defending itself against NATO encroachment, not so much.

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Concerned CitizenToday  11:28 am JST

This all started with the formation of modern Israel (non existent for 2000 years)

But Israel is a country.

And the majority of countries in the world were not established until after 1948.

Singapore became a country in 1965--what does that even mean?

carried out by the theft of Palestinian land starting in 1917 with the Balfour Declaration

There was never a Palestinian country; whose land was stolen?

and then in 1948 and 1967 against the will of the locals.

In 1948 when Palestinian Arabs rejected the partition? I see, they wanted all the land. Oh, and let's not forget the 5 other Arab countries attacking and trying to destroy Israel.

And 1948-1967--who "occupied" Palestinian Arab claimed lands like the West Bank? Jordan. Did you know that? And was there a movement by Palestinian Arabs to "take back" that land? No. In fact, Jordan was considered to be "Palestine".

While I don't agree with firing rockets into Israel I can certainly understand the anger at having their land stolen, the high death rate of their people and the desire to prevent further ongoing thefts.

Their land was not stolen by Israel. And can you understand Israel being angry at terrorist attacks on its civilians?

If you agree with Israel's actions then you must conclude that a foreign invader can forcibly take your property as well. Do you?

Since there is no country called "Palestine" and the disputed territories were never part of any country, except when annexed by Jordan (still not angry at them?), then it is impossible for Israel to be a foreign invader, and they are taking back land that belongs to them.

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and they are taking back land that belongs to them.

So they did 'take' land. From whom? - The Palestinians.

Would you agree to your land being 'taken back' by those who claimed their ancestors occupied it 2000 years ago?

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Mansour, the Islamic Jihad commander for southern Gaza, was in the apartment of a member of the group when the missile struck, flattening the three-story building and badly damaging nearby houses.

Based on the recent take out of the Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, we now know there are weapons able and in the possession of the US and its allies (including Israel, presumably) that can precisely take out a target without such collateral damage. When these kinds of destructive weapons are used by countries like Israel and Russia, it is with intent to cause as much damage as possible. Shame.

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