When will Palestine have a break?

Now I can completely understand why the Israelis feel the need to defend themselves in Gaza, however the wanton destruction of civilians cannot possibly be justified under any circumstances.

Surely after the atrocities of World War II Jewish people can understand what it is like to be persecuted and murdered. I find it completely unbelievable that they are inflicting the same brutalities upon the Palestinian people.

I recently watched television programme from the BBC which talked about how the Jewish religion produced the people that had a strong relationship with the land and that the Islamic and Christian religions did not have the same tie. Given the historical relationship of Judaism with Palestine this is understandable, but the brutality inflicted at present is not.

While I do not condone terrorism in any form, one can understand the frustrations of the Palestinian people living under an oppressive regime that limits food imports, freedom of movement and even the right to live.

Hamas themselves are a bunch of extremists and while there were voted in by the Palestinian people I'm sure they are not representative of everyone there. The limitations that are placed upon the Palestinian people would surely be enough to drive anybody to support such a radical organisation Hamas.

Reality 2014/08/11 10:09:56 AM
Stop firing missiles at Israel, stop creating tunnels to attack them from, stop trying to import weapons to attack them with. If they did this then Israel would also stop.
Guy M Artist 2014/08/11 10:14:36 AM
When they stop attacking Israel, perhaps.
Ja Wa 2014/08/11 10:25:27 AM
Palestine will have a break when Hamas stop firing rockets at Israel and using the peace-loving residents of Gaza for human shields and emotional blackmail. The only people who can make this happen are the people of Gaza themselves.
Wehr Wulf 2014/08/11 11:02:04 AM
S.T.O.P attacking Israel.
NormalCitizen 2014/08/11 11:30:35 AM
It can be justified. If the people from Palestine cannot stand up for themselves and either approach the Hamas (which they voted for)...or leave the country, then they are making a decision to get caught up in the crossfire. Unfortunately the world works in majorities. The definition of democracy is to serve the majority people. No system can please every single person. The blood of Palestine is in the hands of the people and Hamas themselves.
moeggeploeg 2014/08/11 11:33:51 AM
Your statement " I understand the frustrations of the Palestinian people living under an oppressive regime that limits food imports, freedom of movement and even the right to live " tells me you are one of many people who critisize Israel for their so-called brutallity but you all forget why the blockade was introduced in the early 2000's. Over a 1000 jews were blown to pieces by suicide Palestinian murderers in the nineties so Israel had no other option to introduce controlled access. Palestinian kids are taught from a young age to hate Israel and unless their is a total mindset change there will be solution to the ptoblem
James Smythe 2014/08/11 11:45:03 AM
Palestine will get a break when they stop attacking Israel - simple isn't it!
No Ohno 2014/08/11 11:54:29 AM
Stephen, let me answer it this way. What do you think would be left of Palestine if they dare to fire one missile on the United States. Do you think they would still exist a month later ?
Craig Sables 2014/08/11 12:17:52 PM
The pro-Palestinians are deafeningly silent in their condemnation of the Islamic State's treatment of civilians in Iraq.
SterLINK_Archer 2014/08/11 01:40:14 PM
You make is sound like Palestine are sitting around under tin roofs and cowering under the oppression of Israel. You do realise they started this war right? you do realize Hamas won't relent from firing useless missiles at a nation with more fire power than the rest of the middle east combined. You flick a bear's nose, how do you expect him to respond?