After all they (hamas) broke the law when the seized control of Gaza from President Abbas.
Do agree that Abbas was making progress before the hamas started interfering?
Yes Abbas and Israel had many problems to work out but the main point was they were meeting face to face.
Not One Thin Dime for Abbas by Andrew C. McCarthy on National Review OnlineFATAH’S “MODERATE” CON JOB
The Aqsa Brigades are not just any group of terrorists. They are the most ruthless, accomplished terror wing of Fatah, the organization bequeathed to us by the late Yasser Arafat. The Bush administration delusionally regards Fatah and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas (also known as “Abu Mazen”), as the “moderate” Palestinian faction. There is nothing moderate about them. Yet, the administration appears determined to play this foolish game to its inevitable end because, like its starry-eyed predecessor, it is entranced by the holy grail of Israeli/Palestinian peace.
Unfortunately, Israel has tried asking the Hamas to knock off their bull****, but they didn't. They were warned by Israel that if they did not stop lobbing rockets that there would be consequences.
Also, have you not learned you cannot trust the media? You never go off believing something that has been "reported" if it has not been confirmed. Because then you're just assuming.
According to Amnesty International...
And "collective punishment", is a war crime."The Israeli authorities' deliberate and wanton destruction of civilian infrastructure and property in the Gaza Strip amounts to a war crime. The destruction and the disproportionate and arbitrary restrictions imposed by the Israeli army on the movement of people and goods into and from the Gaza Strip also amount to collective punishment of the entire population. This violates the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits punishing protected persons for offences they have not committed."
US Army Corps of Engineers personel are currently on the Egypt/Gaza border at the invitation of the Egyptian government to close existing tunnels and devise ways to prevent/detect new smuggling tunnels.
If Hamas didn't bastardize everything, the Gazans would be far better off.
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