Today I have posted a Hub on Ireland's understanding of Palestine, whats your views?
“Palestinians in the occupied territories are experiencing a humanitarian crisis, with 79.4% of the population now living below the poverty line. In late 2008, the Israeli Defence Forces launched a devastating three week offensive in Gaza, resulting in a humanitarian crisis which continues to this day.
It will be useful to get the perspective of somebody who both served on the ground with the Israeli army and who has spoken at length to many other soldiers who have done the same. We would like to learn about the attitude and ethos which pervades the Israeli Defence Force, especially in light of the findings of the Goldstone Report on the conduct of Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.”
I have friends who continue to serve in call ups from the Israeli forces.
From the experiences that they have been through.. I understand why there is an Israeli hatred for Palestinians.
I think we have been snowed into feeling sorry for the Palestinians and tend to overlook their actions, including past terrorism regimes. Arofat used to pay US$10K per suicide attack, with a bonus to the bomber's family dependant on the number of Isreali casualties. Nothing has changed post Arofat, just reorganised.
Gaza is honeycombed with smuggling tunnels into Egypt from where an endless supply of weapons, rockets and goods are souced and paid for from aid funds and the militia.
Perhaps you can draw many paralells with Ireland's history... but personally I see little similarity.
Thanks for that view Pearldiver, good to get feed back from people who know whats is going on
How can we not feel sorry for a people who were kicked out of their homeland of 2,000 years.
Israel was created to make amends for the atrocities of the German people and now Israel commits those same atrocities on the Palestinians. It is just flat out wrong no matter how you try to justify it.
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