Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Vicious ridiculous cycle

With more than 1250 Gazans casualties, half of them civilians and 13 Israelis died, including 10 soldiers, ceasefire between Hamas and Israel took place after more 3 weeks of continuous battles and rockets flying from one side to the other.
Hamas proclaimed it won a great victory over the Jewish state.

Read more here.

And

"We reserve the right to act in Gaza," Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told Israeli television. "If they lift up their heads and shoot, we will return with great force because that is what you do against terror organizations."

And

"People said that Hamas had given up resistance, but they were the ones who fought the Israelis when they came, so all of Gaza supports Hamas," said 15-year-old Eimad Abul Maeza.

Deja vu isn't it?

EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner suggested international help in rebuilding Gaza could come if the Fatah Party of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas returned to Gaza.

And

However, a top European Union official said Europe wouldn't help to rebuild until Gaza was governed by rulers acceptable to the EU. The European bloc considers Hamas a terrorist organization.

Typical reaction in deed.

Palestinian surveyors estimate the war caused at least $1.4 billion worth of destruction to buildings, roads and power lines.

Who won again?

Gaza was the topic of discussion at the Arab Economic Summit held in Kuwait Monday, which saw reconciliations among the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Qatar.
Read more here

Hmmm, so they meet after the ceasefire? Again, typical arab reactions.

When will this vicious ridiculous cycle ever end?

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