Originally Posted by Pawnmower
there are, on average 3 rocket attacks per day (12000 rockets over last decade or so)
200 rockets were launched BEFORE Israel retaliated...(just in this last barrage over the last week or so...for 3 DAYS Israel did nothing but ask nicely for them to stop)
Come on man...
Why dont you admit the main 'provocation' is that Hamas is UNWILLING to acknowledge Israel's existance, and has 'no peace, no negotiations PERIOD' as mandates.
With the Hamas victory over Fatah (civil war in 06/07), and now Hamas' core group (the Muslim Brotherhood) coming in to so much power, they feel emboldened and now have a plentiful supply of longer range rockets.
Please at least be honest here.
Palestians killing Palestians: In 2007, the terrorist group Hamas had a military coup d'etat in Gaza. Some 400-500 Fatah fighters, the core of the Palestinian Authority's military were killed in that battle.
While Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas is in control of the West Bank - home to most of the Palestinian population dominated by Fatah - Hamas is in control of Gaza strip.
On Wednesday Abbas reportedly reached out to president Hamas leader Kaled Meshaal to negotiate for a unity interim cabinet in hopes it will revive momentum for a Palestinian state at the UN.
If Abbas moves forward and is granted observer state status, Israel would nullify the Oslo Accords. Therefore, toppling president Abbas and dismantling the PLO and Palestinian Authority.