I’ve now reached the point where I get personally angry when I see anti-Israeli remarks, and they seem so crude and hurtful.
Their number one argument is simply not enough Israelis have died compared to those living in Gaza. That is it; if there were more Israeli blood shed everyone would be happy. But that is ungodly of us, to call for the death of one race to justify another.
More Israelis haven’t been killed because they installed the Iron Dome defence shield which aims to destroy rockets before they hit Israeli infrastructure. Israel has rocket sirens that give their people 10 – 15 seconds to take cover, shelter on the side of the road or run to one of the many rocket shelters set up across the country.
Israel has invested wisely in protecting their people as best they can.
Hamas, on the other hand, don’t care about the people living around them. They use them as political toys to look like the targeted one.
When Israel sends warning to the people of Gaza to evacuate before the Israeli Defence Force takes out their target, Hamas gets everyone to stay and brings children nearer to the attack sight. There is no justification in any of the actions Hamas make.
If the leading forces in Gaza wanted to protect their citizens then why haven’t they built rocket shelters? Why don’t they have warning systems in place? Why aren’t they stopping the terrorist amongst them from firing rockets upon their neighbours?
It is because the leaders amongst them don’t care about their people, they just care about destroying Israel. Any deaths on their side are mere sacrifices in their eyes, Allah would be proud, I guess.
Because Hamas won’t look after the people they live around, Israel has too. It is Israel who is ensuring supplies are still in the region; it is Israel who has set up medical facilities to treat those who need help; and it is Israel who is warning the Gaza people before conflict strikes. Not Hamas.
I just don’t understand how Israel can default to being the bad guy here. They just seem to do a better job defending their people than their neighbours.
All Israel wants is peace, and they’ve been willing to relinquish control of land before for peace, but the Palestinian leaders didn’t accept their offer in 2000 and responded by sending suicide bombers into Israel to cause destruction.
Israel has given up control of land before; they returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt when they agreed for peace in the 1970s. Israel is a country of their word.
Oh, and when it comes to humanitarian response is it Hamas officials aiding in Japan after the tsunami? Was it Hamas soldiers in Haiti helping after their earthquake? Did Hamas soldiers also go to Christchurch, NZ and Chile it assist in their earthquake recovery need? No. It was specified Israel Defence Force officials who came to assist.
Israel is always one of the first to send foreign aid to any disaster. They sent water purification units with doctor to Japan; they set up hospitals in Haiti; and sent trauma experts to Boston after the marathon bombings.
Israel has got the worlds back, even though the world doesn’t have Israel’s.
Israeli Defence Force officials have set out to try and end the 9 year building conflict from Hamas. They are going to cripple their weapon storage facilities and lock off their underground network of tunnels to prevent them getting to Israel.
Israel is doing their job as a nation, they’re protecting their people and, in the long run, they’re protecting those who live in Gaza. The international community may have been blinded from the thousands of rocket that have been launched at Israel, and have only noticed the ones Israel as accurately pin pointed to take out Hamas rocket and weapon storing sights. But Israel will keep defending herself, and will continue to help the people of Gaza where their leaders can’t.
All of this conflict can end with a peace agreement. Cease fires have been made, but they have been broken, because Hamas wants Israel to be dead and that is what is stopping peace in the Middle East.
Israel have been the first to lay down their guns before, they have reached out their hand to offer peace. But quickly have the guns been pointed back at Israel just as they’ve put theirs down to try and destroy them in a window of vulnerability.
This is a battle between one side wanting peace, and the other wants the other side dead.
Israel isn’t the bad guy.