Direct from our researcher near Gaza

Reporting directly from southern Israel, Amnesty International researcher Donatella Rovera answered questions submitted about the Gaza crisis.

Our vote for the toughest question answered:

How can AI even ask the question whether or not US military equipment was used in the killing of civilians. Also, your home page announcing all of this certainly seemed to try to equalize Hamas/IDF — how can that be? First paragraph — you never said that the deaths were caused by the Israeli ASSAULT not only the blockade…. Here is how to stop Hamas: END THE OCCUPATION!!

And the toughest question left unanswered:

Just what does Hammas want???   Wouild just one Hammas member trade their weapons for an XBox? I have never played a war game on XBox, don’t care to,  but I will donate one if one  reciprent will lay down their weapons.

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40 thoughts on “Direct from our researcher near Gaza

  1. It is frustrating to see how people all around the world are forced to just stand by and watch civil people die with no purpose at all! There have been SO many demonstrations all over the world by so many different ethnic people, with one purpose only : No more killing of innocent civilians people in Gaza and Israel.
    The even worst thing is those people who have the POWER to stop it, don't do ANYTHING at all, except holding meetings and drinking coffee!!
    Where is UN?? Why do we have UN anyway?? It is obviously waste of time and resources that we could use in better way for all of us!
    And where is "Save The World USA"?? Why is CowboyBush so scared of the bombs now? He wanted SO much to save the poor people from "bad" Saddam, because he killed innocent people. What about the innocent civilian people in Gaza? Dont they deserved to be saved too??!!
    Wake up people! We are all so proud of our Governments especially because we choose them in a Democratic way! But when we really want them to do something important like "Saving innocent children,women and men" frrom killing, then they tend to hide behind "Politics"!!!
    I really wish we had a Superman!!
    Because Humanbeings can't solve anything at all by themself!!

    I apologize for my "bad" englishgrammer and so, but Im sure you understand what I mean!

  2. quotes "Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war"

  3. We need inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi to reconsider and change our attitude from violence against the other to love, respect, understanding leading to reconciliation.
    And learn from Lao Tsu: If you are in doubt, don't act but find into calm peace inside. Then you may be able to understand and decide wisely. And further: refrain from applying force or violence. And if you eventually have to intervene forcefully, remember you have to repair the damages caused by doing so.

  4. It is frustrating to see how people all around the world are forced to just stand by and watch civil people die with no purpose at all! There have been SO many demonstrations all over the world by so many different ethnic people, with one purpose only : No more killing of innocent civilians people in Gaza and Israel.
    The even worst thing is those people who have the POWER to stop it, don’t do ANYTHING at all, except holding meetings and drinking coffee!!
    Where is UN?? Why do we have UN anyway?? It is obviously waste of time and resources that we could use in better way for all of us!
    And where is “Save The World USA”?? Why is CowboyBush so scared of the bombs now? He wanted SO much to save the poor people from “bad” Saddam, because he killed innocent people. What about the innocent civilian people in Gaza? Dont they deserved to be saved too??!!
    Wake up people! We are all so proud of our Governments especially because we choose them in a Democratic way! But when we really want them to do something important like “Saving innocent children,women and men” frrom killing, then they tend to hide behind “Politics”!!!
    I really wish we had a Superman!!
    Because Humanbeings can’t solve anything at all by themself!!

    I apologize for my “bad” englishgrammer and so, but Im sure you understand what I mean!

  5. quotes “Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war”

  6. We need inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi to reconsider and change our attitude from violence against the other to love, respect, understanding leading to reconciliation.
    And learn from Lao Tsu: If you are in doubt, don’t act but find into calm peace inside. Then you may be able to understand and decide wisely. And further: refrain from applying force or violence. And if you eventually have to intervene forcefully, remember you have to repair the damages caused by doing so.

  7. As of today, I have removed myself from AI's mailing list. AI's position on Israel and Gaza is sadly myopic and biased, and I cannot support AI as a result.

    The loss of life in Gaza is truly tragic. There are serious questions about the nature of the Israeli response to the bombardment of Hamas rockets into Sderot and other southern Israeli communities. But AI has painted itself into a corner with its loud condemnations of Israel and subtle condemnations of Hamas. In doing so, AI has lost its credibility.

    "Human rights" are at risk on both sides of the line separating Gaza and Israel. How sad that AI seems to have forgotten that.

  8. I whole-heartily agree with HMP
    I am disgusted to see that ""Al has has painted itself into a corner with its loud condemnations of Israel and subtle condemnations of Hamas."" as HMP has so thoughtfully put it.

    I am a human rights advocate. There is no lie when I declare that I'm DEEPLY remorseful for the innocents in Gaza who are being killed. But in addition to the innocents such as children, what about the adults who voted? May I not remind everyone the Gaza people VOTED democratically Hamas (which means VIOLENCE if any one cared to know) into office. I think that Israel's attacks might be strong, but at this point in the battle over who has the right to land and religion, it has become a "it's either you or us".

    Either Hamas continues to shoot quassams and rockets into Israel like they have been doing for the last 7 years (the number has reached over 8,000) and kill innocent Israeli's in S'derot and other surrounding communities, OR Israel has to fight back and take out Hamas.

    The real tragedy here is innocent people are dying EVERYWHERE on both sides of the border. But what I can NOT stress enough is Israel is trying to protect their citizens, while Hamas hides behind theirs!

    Al has clearly demonstrated a bias. I believe that he has lost credibility for stressing the measure to which Israel is taking, but forgets to mention in depthly how its for protection. Gaza's international human rights violations are on the basis of trying to wipe Israel off the map, and include hiding behind citizens which also breaks another law.

  9. Completely agree with RCM and with HMP.

    It is rather hippocritical to compare the "disproportionate death toll" of 1000 Palestinians : 13 Israelis

    Hamas openly states it will destroy Israel if it has a chance. Sadly, Palestinians of Gaza generally support Hamas, as was evidenced by its victory in 2006 election. It was the job of this "democratically elected government" to protect its citizens from the potential harms of the "Israeli aggression," such as this. After all, Israel does a lot to protect its citizens from the aggression from Hamas and other Arab establishments. For instance, instead of putting an army base next to a school, Israel actually builds bomb shelters everywhere. Why? Because they are not interested to die by the hundreds, just so that they would be seen as victims. Israelis seem to pay no illusions to the sence of justice of the world, UN, such Human Rights Defenders as AI.

    If UN or the AI were truly concerned with the welfare of the Palestinians we would have heard from them earlier, back when Hamas was ambushing itself among the civilian targets. ( It seemed always quite obvious that sooner or later these buildings would have been blown up either by Israel, or simply by accident, and innocent people would be killed).

    Similarly, if AI or UN would have really cared about the people, they would have at least tried to pressure Hamas (and Egypt) to create a workable situation, where Gaza would *NOT* be depent on Israel for water, gas, electricity or jobs! I have been recieving e-mails from the AI for several years, but have not recieved a single e-mail of that sort.

    BTW, according to the UNWRA own website, ~half of their workers are themselves Palestinian. No reason to assume they are impartial observers.

    Sadly, many of people who aspire to care for human rights feel so elevated by how noble a goal they have, that they become blind to the EFFECT of their work on others. I know because I kind of went through this stage myself when I was in college. They become like Communists, whose goal was to "fight the rich," rather than to "fight poverty."

    Maria

  10. Israel needs to defend herself
    enough innocent children mothers fathers brothers sisters
    dying having their body parts blown to pieces by
    homicide bombers from Palestinian territories

    Israel wants life
    Palestinians who support Hamas want DEATH

    HAMAS = DEATH and anyone outside of the middle east will never
    comprehend what they stand for
    you can't even comment you just don't get it

    One side chooses life
    the other Death

    Can you guess which sides wants death
    who was dancing on 9/11 WHO? Palestinians not Israeli's! Never forget that.

  11. It seems obvious that Israel urgently needs to defend its existence. Ever since its beginning Arab states have been directing their efforts toward the elimination of a people who have directed their efforts into merely being. Certainly by now there have been extremist who have lost that aim and that is unfortunate. However I believe that if Israel is allowed to the majority will direct their energy toward peace. Any apparent humanitarian issues are mostly due to Palestinian acceptance of Hamas and of Hamas' locating themselves in civilian populated areas. I don't think there is any creditable evidence that Israelis have intentionally targeted civilians, hospitals or the like without regard for contingent effects.

  12. As of today, I have removed myself from AI’s mailing list. AI’s position on Israel and Gaza is sadly myopic and biased, and I cannot support AI as a result.

    The loss of life in Gaza is truly tragic. There are serious questions about the nature of the Israeli response to the bombardment of Hamas rockets into Sderot and other southern Israeli communities. But AI has painted itself into a corner with its loud condemnations of Israel and subtle condemnations of Hamas. In doing so, AI has lost its credibility.

    “Human rights” are at risk on both sides of the line separating Gaza and Israel. How sad that AI seems to have forgotten that.

  13. I whole-heartily agree with HMP
    I am disgusted to see that “”Al has has painted itself into a corner with its loud condemnations of Israel and subtle condemnations of Hamas.”” as HMP has so thoughtfully put it.

    I am a human rights advocate. There is no lie when I declare that I’m DEEPLY remorseful for the innocents in Gaza who are being killed. But in addition to the innocents such as children, what about the adults who voted? May I not remind everyone the Gaza people VOTED democratically Hamas (which means VIOLENCE if any one cared to know) into office. I think that Israel’s attacks might be strong, but at this point in the battle over who has the right to land and religion, it has become a “it’s either you or us”.

    Either Hamas continues to shoot quassams and rockets into Israel like they have been doing for the last 7 years (the number has reached over 8,000) and kill innocent Israeli’s in S’derot and other surrounding communities, OR Israel has to fight back and take out Hamas.

    The real tragedy here is innocent people are dying EVERYWHERE on both sides of the border. But what I can NOT stress enough is Israel is trying to protect their citizens, while Hamas hides behind theirs!

    Al has clearly demonstrated a bias. I believe that he has lost credibility for stressing the measure to which Israel is taking, but forgets to mention in depthly how its for protection. Gaza’s international human rights violations are on the basis of trying to wipe Israel off the map, and include hiding behind citizens which also breaks another law.

  14. I fully agree with HPM, Norman Erlichman and most of the others.

    Your motives are good, No one wnts to see the loss of civilian lives, but when the armed forces of a country hide behind civilians, covers its smuggling tunnels with civilian residences, it is the armed forces of that country that has to bear the resposibility for these losses.

    Speak up and put the blame were it belongs, so that I canonce more respect you and continue to support your good efforts around the world

  15. Completely agree with RCM and with HMP.

    It is rather hippocritical to compare the “disproportionate death toll” of 1000 Palestinians : 13 Israelis

    Hamas openly states it will destroy Israel if it has a chance. Sadly, Palestinians of Gaza generally support Hamas, as was evidenced by its victory in 2006 election. It was the job of this “democratically elected government” to protect its citizens from the potential harms of the “Israeli aggression,” such as this. After all, Israel does a lot to protect its citizens from the aggression from Hamas and other Arab establishments. For instance, instead of putting an army base next to a school, Israel actually builds bomb shelters everywhere. Why? Because they are not interested to die by the hundreds, just so that they would be seen as victims. Israelis seem to pay no illusions to the sence of justice of the world, UN, such Human Rights Defenders as AI.

    If UN or the AI were truly concerned with the welfare of the Palestinians we would have heard from them earlier, back when Hamas was ambushing itself among the civilian targets. ( It seemed always quite obvious that sooner or later these buildings would have been blown up either by Israel, or simply by accident, and innocent people would be killed).

    Similarly, if AI or UN would have really cared about the people, they would have at least tried to pressure Hamas (and Egypt) to create a workable situation, where Gaza would *NOT* be depent on Israel for water, gas, electricity or jobs! I have been recieving e-mails from the AI for several years, but have not recieved a single e-mail of that sort.

    BTW, according to the UNWRA own website, ~half of their workers are themselves Palestinian. No reason to assume they are impartial observers.

    Sadly, many of people who aspire to care for human rights feel so elevated by how noble a goal they have, that they become blind to the EFFECT of their work on others. I know because I kind of went through this stage myself when I was in college. They become like Communists, whose goal was to “fight the rich,” rather than to “fight poverty.”

    Maria

  16. Israel needs to defend herself
    enough innocent children mothers fathers brothers sisters
    dying having their body parts blown to pieces by
    homicide bombers from Palestinian territories

    Israel wants life
    Palestinians who support Hamas want DEATH

    HAMAS = DEATH and anyone outside of the middle east will never
    comprehend what they stand for
    you can’t even comment you just don’t get it

    One side chooses life
    the other Death

    Can you guess which sides wants death
    who was dancing on 9/11 WHO? Palestinians not Israeli’s! Never forget that.

  17. It seems obvious that Israel urgently needs to defend its existence. Ever since its beginning Arab states have been directing their efforts toward the elimination of a people who have directed their efforts into merely being. Certainly by now there have been extremist who have lost that aim and that is unfortunate. However I believe that if Israel is allowed to the majority will direct their energy toward peace. Any apparent humanitarian issues are mostly due to Palestinian acceptance of Hamas and of Hamas’ locating themselves in civilian populated areas. I don’t think there is any creditable evidence that Israelis have intentionally targeted civilians, hospitals or the like without regard for contingent effects.

  18. Have you all forgotten that the Palestinians have been systematically expelled or killed in successive wars of Zionist expansion? This is GENOCIDE! Read Professor Ilan Pappe's book: THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE. The West Bank and Gaza are OCCUPIED-against International Law. Non indigenous "ingathereds" ("aliyah") are planting colonial settlements on confiscated Palestinian lands.
    Dr. Israel Shahak, former President of the Israeli League for Human Rights,
    stated the crux of the matter in his book:OPEN SECRETS:"Israeli strategies are aimed at establishing a hegemony over the entire Middle East. The first victim is the Palestinian nation. (Israel) will use all means available, INCLUDING NUCLEAR." Israel is doing this now–in Gaza.

  19. I am Jewish, and I do not support Israel's violence against Palestinians. One genocide does not justify another.

    It's ironic that supporters of Israel's violence claim that Israel has a right to defend itself. By their logic, Palestinains have the exact same right–more, in fact, since this conflict started with the forced eviction and murder of Palestinians to make way for the new state of Israel.

    To put this another way, imagine I come to your house, tell you my great, great, great grandfather lived there and that really, really bad things happened to me and my family and that therefore I'm taking the house, by force, whether you like it or not. You have no rule of law to appeal to. You throw a rock, I shoot you. I say I have a right to defend myself, and that you have no right to defend yourself. Your neighbors try to kill me, I beat them. You suicide bomb me, I heard you and your friends in to ghettos, control where you can go and what you can get and bomb you at will.

    Eventually, I'm willing to make amends–I'm willing to let you take control of your ghetto as your own. But you want your house back and compensation for your losses. I say you must accept my offer–or nothing. I say I am the victim. I say that I have the right to kill you for your response to my taking your house. I say that you have no right to kill me for taking your house. I say this conflict is intractable, that it's because you are a terrorist. I am innocent, I'm just defending myself. You have no such right.

    The hypocrisy is sickening. If anything, Amnesty International has been too soft on Israel by trying to be equal. This conflict started with evictions and murders of Palestinians to make way for the state of Israel. To end this conflict, Israel, the US, UK and the UN must provide fair compensation to the Palestinians for those crimes.

    The Palestinian plight is similar to that of the Native Americans, African slaves in the US, Tibetans and–the ultimate irony–Jews in WWII. One genocide does not justify another. Wake up.

  20. I fully agree with HPM, Norman Erlichman and most of the others.

    Your motives are good, No one wnts to see the loss of civilian lives, but when the armed forces of a country hide behind civilians, covers its smuggling tunnels with civilian residences, it is the armed forces of that country that has to bear the resposibility for these losses.

    Speak up and put the blame were it belongs, so that I canonce more respect you and continue to support your good efforts around the world

  21. Burt, so what if you are Jewish? Half of Amnesty is Jewish, probably. This doesn't make your arguments more objective, really. Maybe you like to be a victim? Maybe you like to sound like a hero?

    You write:
    …"It’s ironic that supporters of Israel’s violence claim that Israel has a right to defend itself. By their logic, Palestinains have the exact same right–more, in fact, since this conflict started with the forced eviction and murder of Palestinians …"

    Well, first of all, if Palestinians defended themselves by making sure the Israelis would not be able to harm them, this would be acceptible. But, instead, they do everything to have their own people harmed as much as possible. The problem is that AI and UN seem to be encourging this

    Israel, on the other hand, works hard to protect its citizens. You may not like the fence they built around West Bank, but, you have to admit it — terrorism nearly disappeared after it being built. While Palestinians complain about the "Israeli siege of Gaza," they could have used the huge $ they get from the Europeans (do your research) to find ways of not depending on Israel. In fact, Israel seemed to have been doing exactly that while being seiged by the hostile Arab world for the past 60y. The argument that Israel recieves a lot of outside help is non-existant: do your research on how much help the Palestinians get.

  22. Have you all forgotten that the Palestinians have been systematically expelled or killed in successive wars of Zionist expansion? This is GENOCIDE! Read Professor Ilan Pappe’s book: THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE. The West Bank and Gaza are OCCUPIED-against International Law. Non indigenous “ingathereds” (“aliyah”) are planting colonial settlements on confiscated Palestinian lands.
    Dr. Israel Shahak, former President of the Israeli League for Human Rights,
    stated the crux of the matter in his book:OPEN SECRETS:”Israeli strategies are aimed at establishing a hegemony over the entire Middle East. The first victim is the Palestinian nation. (Israel) will use all means available, INCLUDING NUCLEAR.” Israel is doing this now–in Gaza.

  23. Again, the call to action is one sided. I favor an arms embargo, if it is enforceable and applied to all sides. Only the US supplies arms to Israel whereas Hamas and the other terrorist groups are supplied by other nations either directly or smuggled arms. Once again Israel is told to disarm against its enemies and be left defenseless. What has happened is unacceptable. Civilian lives should not be lost on either side. Until Hamas recognizes Israels right to exist and accepts civil laws, peace will never prevail.

  24. I am Jewish, and I do not support Israel’s violence against Palestinians. One genocide does not justify another.

    It’s ironic that supporters of Israel’s violence claim that Israel has a right to defend itself. By their logic, Palestinains have the exact same right–more, in fact, since this conflict started with the forced eviction and murder of Palestinians to make way for the new state of Israel.

    To put this another way, imagine I come to your house, tell you my great, great, great grandfather lived there and that really, really bad things happened to me and my family and that therefore I’m taking the house, by force, whether you like it or not. You have no rule of law to appeal to. You throw a rock, I shoot you. I say I have a right to defend myself, and that you have no right to defend yourself. Your neighbors try to kill me, I beat them. You suicide bomb me, I heard you and your friends in to ghettos, control where you can go and what you can get and bomb you at will.

    Eventually, I’m willing to make amends–I’m willing to let you take control of your ghetto as your own. But you want your house back and compensation for your losses. I say you must accept my offer–or nothing. I say I am the victim. I say that I have the right to kill you for your response to my taking your house. I say that you have no right to kill me for taking your house. I say this conflict is intractable, that it’s because you are a terrorist. I am innocent, I’m just defending myself. You have no such right.

    The hypocrisy is sickening. If anything, Amnesty International has been too soft on Israel by trying to be equal. This conflict started with evictions and murders of Palestinians to make way for the state of Israel. To end this conflict, Israel, the US, UK and the UN must provide fair compensation to the Palestinians for those crimes.

    The Palestinian plight is similar to that of the Native Americans, African slaves in the US, Tibetans and–the ultimate irony–Jews in WWII. One genocide does not justify another. Wake up.

  25. Burt, so what if you are Jewish? Half of Amnesty is Jewish, probably. This doesn’t make your arguments more objective, really. Maybe you like to be a victim? Maybe you like to sound like a hero?

    You write:
    …”It’s ironic that supporters of Israel’s violence claim that Israel has a right to defend itself. By their logic, Palestinains have the exact same right–more, in fact, since this conflict started with the forced eviction and murder of Palestinians …”

    Well, first of all, if Palestinians defended themselves by making sure the Israelis would not be able to harm them, this would be acceptible. But, instead, they do everything to have their own people harmed as much as possible. The problem is that AI and UN seem to be encourging this

    Israel, on the other hand, works hard to protect its citizens. You may not like the fence they built around West Bank, but, you have to admit it — terrorism nearly disappeared after it being built. While Palestinians complain about the “Israeli siege of Gaza,” they could have used the huge $ they get from the Europeans (do your research) to find ways of not depending on Israel. In fact, Israel seemed to have been doing exactly that while being seiged by the hostile Arab world for the past 60y. The argument that Israel recieves a lot of outside help is non-existant: do your research on how much help the Palestinians get.

  26. Again, the call to action is one sided. I favor an arms embargo, if it is enforceable and applied to all sides. Only the US supplies arms to Israel whereas Hamas and the other terrorist groups are supplied by other nations either directly or smuggled arms. Once again Israel is told to disarm against its enemies and be left defenseless. What has happened is unacceptable. Civilian lives should not be lost on either side. Until Hamas recognizes Israels right to exist and accepts civil laws, peace will never prevail.

  27. This war will only end with the total destruction, death and annihilation of Hamas. Only then there will be a chance for peace. Talking is not always the answer.

    ps
    What kind of a man does hide behind children and women? Don't think allah is looking for that kind of quality in his martyrs

  28. This war will only end with the total destruction, death and annihilation of Hamas. Only then there will be a chance for peace. Talking is not always the answer.

    ps
    What kind of a man does hide behind children and women? Don’t think allah is looking for that kind of quality in his martyrs

  29. I find it terribly what happened there in Gaza. It was exactly the holocaust of the Jews which has played in the second world war. But that 5 years were but for the palestijnen are it already 60 years. Where and listens the world looks at to. And still the palestijnen are humiliated. Palestinian people who live in Israel have n9og always no rights and as dirt are treated if it the Jews happen then to say them that the anti semetisme will be and they are highest incenses moan that do not realise that they obtain them down very moans. I find that there an end must come to that apartheids politically and that much news must be given there then to see them perhaps where they are

  30. What happened in Gaza can never be compared to the Holocaust. I dont know what it is.. pop culture or what not.. but the magnitute of the Holocaust isn't so easily comparable as you, AJ, so make it seem.
    AND we treat them poorly? How about when the Brittish mandate was absolved and Israel and Jordan were created…. the Muslims in Israel were left defenseless. You know who left them there? Other Muslim countries; they forgot about them. They did care what happened. Israel offered them a democratic system were they could vote their own representatives in. In fact, in the Israeli elections held this last week, I believe they got three or four parties into the Knesset. OH.. and in addition, I was taking a stroll in the Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem… I didn't see oppressed people. I saw teenagers riding bikes, and kids playing soccer.
    Gaza was a target because they are hosting their elected Hamas, their elected government. There isnt a day that goes by were children in S'derot or other boarding cities of Gaza that the children don't see the inside walls of a bomb shelter in their preschool.
    Please, if you insist on sharing your views get some background information to back up your "cause"… because if your just going to project your fantasy beliefs, there is no use for ever really getting at the core issue:
    Gaza was invaded to save the lives of Israeli citizens, the Palestinians in Gaza who were lost was due to the cowardess of Hamas… hiding behind the very people who voted them into office.

  31. I find it terribly what happened there in Gaza. It was exactly the holocaust of the Jews which has played in the second world war. But that 5 years were but for the palestijnen are it already 60 years. Where and listens the world looks at to. And still the palestijnen are humiliated. Palestinian people who live in Israel have n9og always no rights and as dirt are treated if it the Jews happen then to say them that the anti semetisme will be and they are highest incenses moan that do not realise that they obtain them down very moans. I find that there an end must come to that apartheids politically and that much news must be given there then to see them perhaps where they are

  32. What happened in Gaza can never be compared to the Holocaust. I dont know what it is.. pop culture or what not.. but the magnitute of the Holocaust isn’t so easily comparable as you, AJ, so make it seem.
    AND we treat them poorly? How about when the Brittish mandate was absolved and Israel and Jordan were created…. the Muslims in Israel were left defenseless. You know who left them there? Other Muslim countries; they forgot about them. They did care what happened. Israel offered them a democratic system were they could vote their own representatives in. In fact, in the Israeli elections held this last week, I believe they got three or four parties into the Knesset. OH.. and in addition, I was taking a stroll in the Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem… I didn’t see oppressed people. I saw teenagers riding bikes, and kids playing soccer.
    Gaza was a target because they are hosting their elected Hamas, their elected government. There isnt a day that goes by were children in S’derot or other boarding cities of Gaza that the children don’t see the inside walls of a bomb shelter in their preschool.
    Please, if you insist on sharing your views get some background information to back up your “cause”… because if your just going to project your fantasy beliefs, there is no use for ever really getting at the core issue:
    Gaza was invaded to save the lives of Israeli citizens, the Palestinians in Gaza who were lost was due to the cowardess of Hamas… hiding behind the very people who voted them into office.

  33. RMC. I find the hammas no cowards they have shown that are possible fight that find I well because the Israelites have started it breaking through armistice them in novenber 2008 vele soldiers of the palestijnen have shot. In December 27-2008 the soldiers of Palestinians teur have shot with rockets. The country is of the palestijnen and not the other way around. The Jews came in 1914, under the guidance of Europe at. The Jews have to be there much money for data for there. The palestijnen became in 1948, dissipated them no weapons such as the britten.400.000 Palestinians live in refugee camps and would have been possible not to their own country to hiun house. The houses of the palestijnen were broken and could not return people without pardon in the Israeli prison being put without doing something. Further the palestijnen have no water, food, eletrischeteit. Lives under poverty border live in an open prison. Whereas it is their own country and we look on but human rights are violated. The palestijnen have no debt therefore I find that the palestijnen can defend themselves against this bezetting which lasts there already 60 years and must an end to come and they must for rights rise because nobody who helps. If Israel continues this way fear I that there world war comes

  34. RMC. I find the hammas no cowards they have shown that are possible fight that find I well because the Israelites have started it breaking through armistice them in novenber 2008 vele soldiers of the palestijnen have shot. In December 27-2008 the soldiers of Palestinians teur have shot with rockets. The country is of the palestijnen and not the other way around. The Jews came in 1914, under the guidance of Europe at. The Jews have to be there much money for data for there. The palestijnen became in 1948, dissipated them no weapons such as the britten.400.000 Palestinians live in refugee camps and would have been possible not to their own country to hiun house. The houses of the palestijnen were broken and could not return people without pardon in the Israeli prison being put without doing something. Further the palestijnen have no water, food, eletrischeteit. Lives under poverty border live in an open prison. Whereas it is their own country and we look on but human rights are violated. The palestijnen have no debt therefore I find that the palestijnen can defend themselves against this bezetting which lasts there already 60 years and must an end to come and they must for rights rise because nobody who helps. If Israel continues this way fear I that there world war comes