Sunday, September 30, 2007

A Report from Gaza

A long report in today's Sunday Times of London. Depressing reading.

I have no doubt that Israel's involvement in Gaza these past 60 years is part of the story, but what is described in the article cannot plausibly be attributed simply to Israel, as some would like. Israel didn't "force" the Hamas thugs to be brutal murderers, nor did Israel invent any of the components of the society systems that Hamas is putting in place in Gaza. On the contrary: the Palestinian ability to do this to themselves must serve as a constant warning to us that what they would do to us if only they could would be far worse. That's not to say we shouldn't be seeking peace - we should. But we need to remember who it is we're seeking peace with, and make sure it's a safe peace.

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