Let us look for a moment at some facts. Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip in 2005. There is not a single Israeli in Gaza. This was called the Disengagement. Forget for a moment that the Gaza Strip was always a part of Israel and when Egypt invaded Israel in 1948, they occupied Gaza. The 1949 ceasefire agreement set up a demarcation line which was agreed by all that it was not the international border. It was controlled by Egypt as occupied land. Of course, occupied Israeli land, under international law! Forget that Israel, for the sake of peace, decided to give that area to the Arabs that call themselves "Palestinians", to create a state. The first thing that the new state did, was to elect a radical Islamic government to govern the area. That was the first incident of the Arab Spring which has now invaded Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Egypt. The new sheriff in town is an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
So what does the Hamas government do? They attack Israel. Why? Because they can! They rain thousands of missiles on Israeli homes.
Operation Pillar of DefenseLet us look at the current operation. During 2012, almost a thousand missiles were launched at the Israeli south, terrorizing the innocent people who tried to go about their daily life. Did Israel react? What happened when a single Syrian mortar was shot at Turkey? The Turkish air-force immediately attacked! Hypocritical? Were they condemned? No! Why? If you have a brain, you already know.
Israel turned round and said "enough is enough, it is time to hit back" and so Israel hit back. But what happens when you fight back against the neighborhood bully (which can be Hamas, Hizbollah, Muslim Brotherhood etc)? They start accusing you of attacking them. So all of a sudden, Israel is accused of being the agressor. Come on, people must have more brains than that. Well, judging by some of what I read on Facebook, people do not have the brains to see what is going on. Propaganda is a great thing, isn't it? I wonder who is the Minister of Propaganda for the Arabs. Israel should employ him or her whatever the cost.
What would you do?
As Golda Meir once said, "Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us." I hope that I will live to see that stage.