• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

‘Breaking the Will of the Palestinians, of Hamas’

So much for the empty-rhetoric option. Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, now in its fourth day, has yielded more than 360 casualties — all of them are Hamas, right? In one of the most densely populated regions on the planet? In a war prosecuted from the air? — and apocalyptic rhetoric from Israeli politicians about crushing Pales– oops, they mean Hamas. Israeli Interior Minister Meer Sheetrit:

“There is no room for a cease-fire.”

“The government is determined to remove the threat of fire on the south,” he said, referring to rocket attacks on southern Israel by Hamas forces. “Therefore the Israeli army must not stop the operation before breaking the will of Palestinians, of Hamas, to continue to fire at Israel.”

What’s fueling Sheetrit’s rhetoric isn’t just the Qassam missile threat to Sderot and neighboring areas of southern Israel, which despite its relentlessness has killed fewer than 20 people since 2001. It’s the prospect of exorcising the ghosts of the 2006 Lebanon invasion that failed to destroy Hezbollah. Hence the rhetoric of not stopping until… well, until some absurd metaphysical condition called “broken will” is achieved. This is not a clear mission. What happens after the bombardment stops and Hamas lobs another Qassam — or, worse, infiltrates a suicide bomber to Sderot or elsewhere? Forty years of occupation couldn’t “break” Palestinian “will.” How much bombardment can do the trick?

Defense Minister Ehud Barak distinguishes himself, though, talking about an “all-out war” to the “bitter end” in advance of his campaign for prime minister. It’s too pat to say that because Barak offered Yasir Arafat a far-reaching peace deal in 2000 that he’s inconsistent for supporting the pummelling of Gaza. Sometimes it’s right to make peace and other times it’s necessary to defend yourself. An “all-out war” that will do neither in the long run, however, is a catastrophe and should bar someone from qualifying for high office.

The United Nations wants a ceasefire. Even the Bush administration wants a ceasefire, though the way it expresses that — “In order for violence to stop, Hamas must stop firing rockets into Israel and agree to respect a sustainable and durable cease-fire,” in spokesman Gordon Johndroe’s words — will sound like capitulation to the Palestinians. The smartest thing Israel can do is arbitrarily declare that Hamas’ will has been broken and stop the bombing.

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.