I may not be – but from what I read it seems so.
This report on CNN says: Hamas won’t stop rocket attacks on Israel.
OK – if that is the case – do they think that Israel will comply with any political pressure to stop the incursion into Gaza?
This question is asked on the BBC’s World Have Your Say blog: On- air: Does there come a point when Israel loses it’s right to defend itself ?
I said there as I do here:
Does there come a point when Israel loses it’s right to defend itself ?
No – and I believe that of any nation regardless.
The essence is this, Hamas has sent rockets into Israel to kill civilians – if they had targeted military outposts would I think differently, probably – but they aren’t. No civilised nation would allow their population to be bombed from their neighbour – I would hope not. I cannot understand the mindset of Hamas – Israel has been recognised by a multitude of nations, even some Arab ones. You can only negotiate from the point you are at now – not 1948. And that is where it must begin – both sides have to put the bullets and bombs down – that is the first step, after the secret one that is going on under the radar – yet civilians are dying.
I have read many of my fellow liberals blogs, and most state that Israel have to stop – I am of the opinion that Hamas has to stop!
And, although I am surprised I am saying this – I agree with the point that Hamas could have used the cease-fire to ’smuggle’ medicine and petrol, supplies into Gaza and chose not to, rather more powerful rockets that could travel further – that shows the real intention of Hamas, not political bull that they keep spouting.
If Hamas insists on firing rockets into Israel and killing Israeli citizens then what the hell do they expect?
If Hamas insist on bringing in rockets instead of food and water plus medicine – what the hell do they expect Israel to do – just allow them to keep firing them off and ignore it?
Hamas must now make the first move to stop this carnage – and that is by stopping the rocket firing – get around a negotiating table and come to an agreement where all can live in peace.