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Hezbollah vows to intensify attacks against Israel after senior military commander is killed

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Israel must be spending a fortune of it's US taxpayer Aid money keeping all its people who used to live on the area near Lebanon in hotels etc in Tel Aviv.

Asymmetrical warfare by Hezbollah.

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Well looks like the war criminal Netanyahu has his plan B in place if he is forced to stop slaughtering babies in Gaza!

Just start a war with Lebanon...

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Occupier already violating Lebanon airspace from time to time, want to recreate past occupation era? Gaza and West Bank is not enough?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/may/24/israelandthepalestinians.lebanon

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

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If this happened in opposite way it will be called a provocation.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/israeli-army-says-drone-downed-in-lebanon/3245825

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Well looks like the war criminal Netanyahu has his plan B in place if he is forced to stop slaughtering babies in Gaza!

Yeah because Palestinian terrorist never slaughtered anyone right?

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Well looks like the war criminal Netanyahu has his plan B in place if he is forced to stop slaughtering babies in Gaza!

Hamas does things to incur maximum damage to its own people. Like building headquarters in hospitals. They frequently say they will “proudly martyr their own people”. They use our morality against us. Jihadists aren’t stupid.

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Israel must be spending a fortune of it's US taxpayer Aid money keeping all its people who used to live on the area near Lebanon in hotels etc in Tel Aviv.

Exactly.

Asymmetrical warfare by Hezbollah.Well looks like the war criminal Netanyahu has his plan B in place if he is forced to stop slaughtering babies in Gaza!

Just start a war with Lebanon...

Hit the nail on the head!

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Interesting that it isn't being called 'A response to a heinous attack by Netanyahu's/Israel's regime', or even just 'a response'.

And no one's trying to lead you to ignoring the previous responses by the Lebanese Defense Forces to attacks by pretending that it all started with the Israeli regime's murder of a Lebanese citizen.

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"Hezbollah vows to intensify attacks against Israel"

Cut and paste headline for as long as Hezbollah exists

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When Hamas actions 7th October, I suggest, nobody could predict or foresee todays bitter bloody outcome.

A series of events have been put into motion, that at present are seemingly unstoppable, a final settling.

Israel its people government could extend this war into Lebanon, Hezbollah, then Iran until one eradicates the other, even with tactical nuclear weapons.

Yrrai, Jews will never forget the holocaust. ever.

Israel has a nuclear capability, a deterrent, I solemnly contend Israeli government will deploy if faced with an existential threat.

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Lebanon, alas, has ceased to be a real country and become a crazy quilt of private armies and religious movements. This anarchy is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. I visited there in the late 1950s when it was still a nice place, with a functioning government.

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A series of events have been put into motion, that at present are seemingly unstoppable, a final settling.

Israel its people government could extend this war into Lebanon, Hezbollah, then Iran until one eradicates the other,

I agree, and that is the really terrifying prospect.

even with tactical nuclear weapons.

My fear is that if Israel does THAT it could result in all out nuclear war and pretty much seal the fate of the planet

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Aly Rustom

It is like watching an horrific yet inevitable outcome in slow motion.

The UN, US, EU politically like headless chickens.

Israel believes, or at the very least convinced itself, is at war,

US at the same time is convinced that a two state solution is remotely credible.

That is delusional, as is the fudge presenting a posse of UN peacekeepers managing a ceasefire.

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It is like watching an horrific yet inevitable outcome in slow motion.

The UN, US, EU politically like headless chickens.

Israel believes, or at the very least convinced itself, is at war,

US at the same time is convinced that a two state solution is remotely credible.

That is delusional, as is the fudge presenting a posse of UN peacekeepers managing a ceasefire.

agree 100%

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There will be a ceasefire.

Wars always end.

Israel usually fights short wars.

There will also be a two state solution .

This is a political objective, not to be confused or subsumed within messianic zionism fictional beliefs of entitlement and special status.

Israel's Govt. will change, as all governments change.

US policy will also change.

Change is in the nature of everything.

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Yeah because Palestinian terrorist never slaughtered anyone right? - Dango Bong

There's blood on both sides but one side consistently slaughters at a rate of at least 10 times that of the other (The rate is often many times higher.)

Another crucial point of distinction is that one is an illegal occupier and the other is not.

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There's blood on both sides but one side consistently slaughters at a rate of at least 10 times that of the other (The rate is often many times higher.) 

That is the result when you decide to hide hostages among civilians, if they didn’t want that, why embed the hostages with them? That’s on Hamas.

Another crucial point of distinction is that one is an illegal occupier and the other is not.

All the more reason why Hamas should be wiped out, no matter what.

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The US government will publicly insist that the Israeli exercise restraint, even to the point of threatening to withdraw political milltary support.

Privately the thought of this war spreading throughout the middle east is simply a pandora box with the lid half off, it is unimaginable.

So the agenda is to contain this war to Gaza, the Palestinians are an acceptable loss.

I know that is despicable, however that is my humble opinion, from an armchair in Kochi Japan.

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US at the same time is convinced that a two state solution is remotely credible.

What is a more credible solution than a two-state one?

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I agree, JboneInTheZone, the rub is convincing both the Israeli government, Hamas, Hezbollah Iran that all have the right to exist .

That is before the rake of history, the religious hell on earth we are all now witnessing doesn't have the final say.

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What is a more credible solution than a two-state one?

Yeah, that will never happen.

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A three-state solution is needed. Gaza. Israel. West Bank.

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Still Hamas and supporters are peaceful? They are all the same, on the eve of a peace accord...sigh, Iran never wanted peace or a Palestinian state, all they want is influence and power, and they can only get that by having an enemy all their stooges can agree on.

The plight of Palestinian has been dragged back decades by Oct7th, how can stakeholders even trust any one from the Iranian camp now? Their motive is never to achieve anything other than mayhem.

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Netanyahu really knows to to start play with fire and get burned, but unfortunately it's not him that is getting burned.

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""A three-state solution is needed. Gaza. Israel. West Bank.""

Actually it was before this war, but still a good idea since the PA and Hamas don't get along.

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Now THIS is podracing

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What is a more credible solution than a two-state one?

The Jews move back to Europe and where else most of them and their families moved from?

But not going to happen.

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Mr K - they didn’t all come from Europe, many come from other MENA countries where they were booted out after WWII. Where would you have those Jews go to?

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https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/total-immigration-to-israel-by-year

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Interestingly enough, the largest source of Israeli immigrants was the now-defunct USSR, by a large margin.

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Netanyahu will be held accountable, at the ballot box, the Israeli people, public opinion.

However Netanyahu strength is in his leadership, coupled with a US administration he can control.

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A two/three state is theoretically achievable, it is.

It is convincing all to genuinely accept each other has the right to exist.

That is at present simply delusional.

I say that with a sad heart

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The US "Leahy Law "prevents money or assistance going to militaries that have been accused of "Gross Violations of Human Rights "

Sounds good....ignored by the US in cases involving Israel.

Scott Ritter makes the point on the recent hostage rescue that the mission had no military reason {hostages not being harmed etc }, but had a political reason to secure support for Netanyahu.

This is seen in how the aftermath has played out in Western and Israeli media, lots of chest beating and nearly zero commentary on the two hundred plus civilian deaths.

In the concept of "proportionality " this mission now constitutes a war crime.

This can be added to the many others Israel WILL face.

Indeed, the Israel Supreme Court in 2004 ruled on "proportionality " and in favour of this concept.

You cant murder your way through an operation and say the overall action was justified.

See Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam for similar issues.

Posters here should understand the involvement of political motivations in the conduct of this war.

Applies to Hamas as well.

But Israel parades itself as "having the most moral army in the world "

More BS of course, but does Israel have to abandon all standards of any moral conduct and become this pre history monster bent on vengeance?

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But Israel parades itself as "having the most moral army in the world "

I think now we can safely call it the most immoral army in the world...

What is a more credible solution than a two-state one?

A one-state solution; i.e. restoring historic Palestine.

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Three States, Two States, One State or NO STATE is fine, what ever it takes to end these miserable cycles of death and destruction, Arabs and Jews in Palestine know damn well they can't live without one another as the have been for thousands of years.

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A three-state solution is needed. Gaza. Israel. West Bank.

Especially that will never happen. None of it.

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Wonderful news! Another terrorist dirtbag achieves room temperature, courtesy of the IDF.

As for a solution, how about the murdering scumbags stop attacking Israel? I cannot support any solution that leaves Hamas or the PA in power- those are both organizations with truly horrid human rights records. There are few places on earth where it is worse to be a woman, minority, or LGBT than Gaza or the West Bank. Until they can join the civilized world and recognize basic human rights, they have no business trying to be countries.

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Attila the hungry poses no solution.

The "civilised world " is probably best represented by the global nature of the UN member states.

What then, is the "civilised world " saying ?

Well, Israel is an illegal occupying power in Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel routinely flouts rulings, resolutions etc, passed by the "civilised world "

Israel being investigated for war crimes.

Yes, there are few places on earth worse than Gaza etc.....maybe Israel is the root cause of the misery ?

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 I cannot support any solution that leaves Hamas or the PA in power- those are both organizations with truly horrid human rights records.

Hamas are bad. Israeli Government and IDF also bad. Neither should be allowed go remain in power.

https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/documents/hrbodies/hrcouncil/sessions-regular/session56/a-hrc-56-crp-4.pdf

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bass4funk

A three-state solution is needed. Gaza. Israel. West Bank.

Especially that will never happen. None of it.

Then I expect there will be another 1000 years of killings and destruction.

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Chabba, you have to be joking. There is no moral equivalence between Hamas and the IDF. Please grow up. The IDF actively seeks to minimize civilian casualties. Hamas seeks to maximize them. Why do you think Israeli hostages are kept in civilian areas?

GuruMick. The root cause of misery in Gaza is Islamism. The politicization of the Islamic faith into an evil brew of medieval ignorance and modern weaponry. There is almost nowhere on earth where it is worse to be female than Gaza, and that was long before the current unpleasantness.

Personally, I favor a one state solution- Israel. Gaza can rejoin Egypt, the west bank folded into Israel as it should. The Arabs living there should be allowed to rejoin their brethren in any of the 22 other Arab states in the region. The problem is that those Arab states grant zero rights to refugees, just keep them in misery instead of accepting them as equals.

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Hezbollah vows to intensify attacks against Israel after senior military commander is killed

Israel again shows its compassion by eliminating terrorists with limited civilian casualties.

And interesting that Hezbollah doesn't inflate the number of casualties.

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So Attila, your position is exactly aligned with the Israel zionists position.

OK....at least you dont quibble.

Islamism , as a root cause of "misery in Gaza "is debatable.

I'd offer zionism as the root cause.

Both being "fairies in the sky " belief systems, both believing they are infallible.

But there are secular, even Marxist groups in Gaza who are militant fighters and oppose Israel's illegal occupation.

They are obviously not "Islamist "

Personally, I'd leave things up for decision making to the "civilised world " you mentioned, which I say is the UN .

Also, check some of the remarks of the Israeli politicians and IDF commanders, even down to the ordinary soldier level {tiktok vids }, there is a direct attempt to ethnically cleanse Gaza and a maliscious bent in slaughtering people.

Gazan's "moving " to Egypt , as you propose, would be ethnic cleansing, wouldnt it ?

You happy with that ?

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And check refugee numbers in Gaza's neighbouring Arab states before making comments about "zero rights for refugees "

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Mick; please tell us what countries in the Arab world give full rights to work, live, and become citizens to Palestinian refugees? I think the Jordanians tried once, much to their chagrin. There are I believe 25 Arab countries. Or the Muslim world for that matter. Keeping refugees in a permanent state of flux with no chance to improve their lives is not a good solution.

Tens of millions of people in the rest of the world moved in the aftermath of WW2. Ten million Germans were expelled from East Prussia and other areas. A hundred million in the partition of India and Pakistan. And they were not kept in camps for generations.

Gazans dont have to move to Egypt if they dont want to. They can stay and become Egyptian citizens, as they were before 1967. No cleansing needed.

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