Israeli Palestinian Problem

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I think that besides the Iraq policy of the US government the biggest blunder of the current administration is its uneven-handed dealing with the Palestinian-Israel question. It seems like the bulldozing of Palestinian homes and the continuing infiltration of Israeli settlements get short shrift with our government. And the continuous decrease in the Palestinian quality of life due to Israeli checkpoints and everyday humiliation is given no attention whatsoever.

No one says that Palestinian suicide bombing is a justifiable response to this. Killing someone that has nothing to do with the cause of your plight is always wrong - and that's what terrorism does. Yet Palestinians have been pushed to the breaking point by Israeli policy and the effect has been that the Palestinians have been broken. They have nothing left to lose and that's why suicide bombing holds the allure it does.

So here is the controversial question, and I don't want any anti-semites to use this question as an excuse to wade in:

Did the Holocaust of WWII have such a profound emotional effect on the citizens of Israel that the hawks there can't recognize that in this case the terrorism is simply a response to Israeli despotism? It may be that the Holocaust has given some (not all) Israelis the feeling that they are ALWAYS victims. Perhaps this is an unconscious national tendency that has never been dealt with openly. And if this is the case it may have the effect of creating situations where some Israelis can claim victimhood by terrorism. In other words, the Israel Palestinian problem may be a result of a psychological trap caused by the Holocaust.
 

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Did the Holocaust of WWII have such a profound emotional effect on the citizens of Israel that the hawks there can't recognize that in this case the terrorism is simply a response to Israeli despotism?
Of course it has...when the victim gets power, he becomes victimizer. It is human nature, and it applies at all levels. We all have a propensity to become what we hate, from the child abuse victim who becomes an abuser, all the way to teh killing fields of Kampuchea(Cambodia).
 
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Yeah, humankind is kind of like the Three Stooges. Moe slaps Larry, Larry slaps Shimp, and Shimp well... God, I love the three stooges. Them's us.
 
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Originally posted by exeric
Yeah, humankind is kind of like the Three Stooges. Moe slaps Larry, Larry slaps Shimp, and Shimp well... God, I love the three stooges. Them's us.
More like children...'they hit me first, mommy!' Of course, Jews have been commiting genocide since Biblical times, and persecuted just as long, so it is foolish to even talk of who 'started it'.
 
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Originally posted by exeric
No one says that Palestinian suicide bombing is a justifiable response to this. Killing someone that has nothing to do with the cause of your plight is always wrong - and that's what terrorism does. Yet Palestinians have been pushed to the breaking point by Israeli policy and the effect has been that the Palestinians have been broken. They have nothing left to lose and that's why suicide bombing holds the allure it does.
Many people, myself included, see the cause-effect relationship as existing in the opposite direction. A country defending against an attack cannot be expected to declare a unilateral cease fire - though Israel has gone to the extrordinary step of doing just that only to have peace rebuffed.
...so it is foolish to even talk of who 'started it'.
Thats fine and I would tend to agree but clearly the Islamic terrorists do not.
 
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Originally posted by russ_watters
Many people, myself included, see the cause-effect relationship as existing in the opposite direction. A country defending against an attack cannot be expected to declare a unilateral cease fire - though Israel has gone to the extrordinary step of doing just that only to have peace rebuffed. Thats fine and I would tend to agree but clearly the Islamic terrorists do not.
On the other hand, Russ, Israeli reaction is so over the top...missles into aparment buildings, blowing up cars with children in them...that they cross the line from defense, into outright attack.
 
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I find myself sympathetic to both sides. There is no clear moral distinction in this conflict.
 
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When the US
defends itself it goes into some of the countries that are responsible
for the situation to set things right there and enforces sanctions on
others.
And when Al Queda defends itself...
The missiling of cars is the small end of the issue. There has been widespread concern over the disproportionate number of infants killed by the israelis etc.

What they should do is none of the above. Because in all three of the cases you mentioned, it did not work and terrorism grew in strength.

The Palestinians could've been living in their own country any
time they chose, but then Arafat decided he didn't want the deals
that were offered to him and began a nationwide struggle.
Woah woah... where the hell did you get this?
 
  • #9
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In 1948, Israel was only to occupy a small fractin of the land it now holds. The Arabs refused to accept this. I'm not sure if it was Palestinians who refused, or the Arab League. It definitely was not Arafat though. He was no one at the time.

After the 1948 war, the Arabs could have accepted an Israeli state that left more than the west bank and Gaza for Arabs. They did not. Again, not Arafat though.

In 2000, Arafat rejected a proposal that would have given the Palestinians a state comprised of most of the west bank and Gaza. It was not as generous as the press reported, key water sources and highways would have been controlled by Israel. But, it was about as good an offer as the Palestinians could hope to get. Arafat refused.

The problem is there are not 2 sides to this conflict. It is more of a four sided fight. Moderates on both sides would probably make peace. They would not like or trust each other, but they would realize that they are better off with peace. The radical elements on both sides realize that they do better politically during war. Peace is the real enemy. Peace would lose elections for Likud. Peace would get Arafat killed.

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Yes, though the real sticker in the 2000 case is the issue of Israel, or who holds it. In that case the old problem that both sides are essentially theocracies (the Israeli government depends on the support of hard-line zionists - zionists as in ultra-nationalist folk who look to the torah for justification, whilst religious group hold most of the power for the palestinians) rears its head and we are back to square one. Both administrations are stuck in essentially the same noose - that there is a growing element, especially with the atmosphere of fear and retribution, for which any sort of settlement will be unthinkable.

What should they do, send them mail threats with scarry pictures ?
Thinking of it objectively, that isn't all that bad an idea. It certainly can't be any less effective than what they are currently doing, and it will most definitely be cheaper. And scary pictures will be far worse at rallying support for the terrorists than parades of corpses, or territorial grabbing.

At present, the IDF is far less an Israeli Defence Force than an Israeli Irrational Short-Sighted Retributive Killing and Persecution Force.
 
  • #11
Originally posted by kat


Your question (Zero):
Ignoring any argument you might want to offer against the right of Israel to even exist or any temptation you might have to argue the wrongs of the Israelis etc...:wink:
Assuming that Israeli's have taken all steps possible to make peace with the Palestinians, and they are still being attacked daily and the PA fails to control those people who are attacking and murdering Israeli's..what methods do you believe are 1. okay to use? and 2. would actually be effective?...#2 may or may not be morally acceptable to you, the only requirement would be that they are effective in providing security for the Israeli's.
First off, let me say that my opinion on the existence of Israel bears little impact on the issue, since the fact remains that Israel does exist. That reality needs to be dealt with, as does the reality that the Palestinians aren't going anywhere either.

Now, on to your question. If Israel does everything you spelled out, I think that would go a long way towards peace. It would likely eliminate one kind of terrorism, the sort that I understand(not support, mind you). THere would still, of course, be the issue of the 'professional' terrorists who will do anything to destroy Israel. That sort of terrorism will probably increase as Israel moves towards more tolerance.
Here's a harsh truth that I know you won't like, by my gut tells me is true: Israel will have to learn to 'accept' a certain amount of terrorism for the near future. It seems that every time peace begins to become a possibility, terrorists provoke Israel into lashing out at the nearest 'suspected terrorist'(and anyone within the blast radius of an Israeli missle or bomb). This is playing directly into the hands of the terrorists, who are happy when Israel attacks Palestinians.
There is also a faction within Israel that wants to exterminate the Palestinians, or at least disperse them and take all of teh land they inhabit. Those people are going to have to be controlled almost as much as the Muslim radicals. To these people, Sharon included, ANY attack is seen as an excuse tok drop the entire peace process, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Israeli radicals tried to force situations to bait Palestinians to commit terrorism.
As far as responses to Israeli casualties...they are going to have to risk losing some troops here, because it is not acceptable to fire missles from helicopters into apartment buildings. These are people., not 'collateral damage' America gets away with it because after we murder civilians, we move back home 8000 miles away. Israeli troops don't have that luxury. But, like I said earlier, it will be a different situation(hopefully) after Israel makes a real attempt at peace.


Something that has always bothered me is the political aspect of the 'retaliation' against terrorism. A suicide bomber blows himself up...how do you retaliate 3 hours later? The person who committed the crime is dead, so not only is there nobody to punish, but if you can nail his 'associates' within a few hours with no evidence, then you could have stopped the bombing. It seems, therefore, that the 'retaliations' have nothing to do with the suicide bombings that they are ostensibly in response to. Instead, it is a political attack, so that Israel's government has some dead Palestinians to prove that they did something in response to an attack, even though the perpetrator is dead. This has got to stop.
 
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Although I do appreciate your honesty, and feel that I've gained some insight into your views I also feel as though you've sort of "dodged" my question. My summation of your answer is thus: Accept that they will have to deal with terrorism and other then that you;'ve really not answered:
what methods do you believe are 1. okay to use? and 2. would actually be effective?...#2 may or may not be morally acceptable to you, the only requirement would be that they are effective in providing security for the Israeli's.
Just don't do what you've been doing?
Or am I missing something?
 
  • #13
Originally posted by kat
Although I do appreciate your honesty, and feel that I've gained some insight into your views I also feel as though you've sort of "dodged" my question. My summation of your answer is thus: Accept that they will have to deal with terrorism and other then that you;'ve really not answered: Just don't do what you've been doing?
Or am I missing something?
Hmmm...kat, what my point was is that 1) Israel cannot react with overwhelming force in 'retaliation' for a crime in which the perpetrator is dead, and 2) in the future that we hope would be created by the points you outlined, the Palestinians themselves would assist in the apprehension of the 'professional terrorists' trying to destroy peace. The current strategy is not only ethically bankrupt, but ineffective. If someone is willing to strap a bomb to his chest to kill you, you can't 'get tougher' with him...the idea is insane!
 
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Zero- Your doing a great job of telling me what you believe is not okay to use and what you believe is in-effectivebut you'll note that my question specificly focused on okay and effective

what methods do you believe are 1. okay to use? and 2. would actually be effective?...#2 may or may not be morally acceptable to you, the only requirement would be that they are effective in providing security for the Israeli's.
 
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Talk. Understand. Compromise. Trust.
 
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Originally posted by kat
Zero- Your doing a great job of telling me what you believe is not okay to use and what you believe is in-effectivebut you'll note that my question specificly focused on okay and effective
How about finding an actual terrorist, and some proof that he is a terrorist?


*EDIT* Let me be more specific. Most of what I have heard coming out of the area is 'Israel kills two suspected terrorists, 9 others', or 'Palestinian bomber kills 9'. In either case, the Palestinian involved is dead. How about capturing a few, maybe showing their bomb-building location? Some sort of evidence would be nice, you know? Again I ask: if an Israeli bomb can find terrorists immediately following a suicide bombing, why can't they find them before?
 
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Originally posted by Zero
How about finding an actual terrorist, and some proof that he is a terrorist?


*EDIT* Let me be more specific. Most of what I have heard coming out of the area is 'Israel kills two suspected terrorists, 9 others', or 'Palestinian bomber kills 9'. In either case, the Palestinian involved is dead. How about capturing a few, maybe showing their bomb-building location? Some sort of evidence would be nice, you know? Again I ask: if an Israeli bomb can find terrorists immediately following a suicide bombing, why can't they find them before?

Zero, you sometimes make me just want to bang my head on the desk repeatedly...



I really thought my question was clear (and remember this was in return for answering your question , which I think I did a pretty thorough job of).
Is there a reason that you can't seem to lay out "what methods do you believe are 1. okay to use? and 2. would actually be effective?...#2 may or may not be morally acceptable to you, the only requirement would be that they are effective in providing security for the Israeli's. "
I just don't see how criticizing what you feel they are doing (which I would love to discuss in-depth if you ever do answer my question)is telling me what you feel are "methods...you believe are okay to use...and those that would actually be effective...in providing security for the Israeli's"
I'm pursuing this relentlessly, I know..I just really, really would like to see you give a thorough and complete answer on this subject..or can't you bring yourself to do that in regards to Israeli's? [b(]
 
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Don't get in a snit, kat...would you like me to print out a map for you? Like I said, a technique that I approve of is, since Israeli troops don't seem to have a hard time tracking down 'terrorists' to 'retaliate' against, it shouldn't be too hard for them to find some before an attack, should it?Then since they (illegally) control huge portions of Palestinian land, they should go in and snatch the suspected terrorists, and any evidence, and present it for the world to see.

Or would you like me to spell it out more for you? Here's a for-instance: instead of killing a suspected terrorist, and his wiofe and children, by launching a missile at his car, why not pull up in a van behind him as he is going out to his car, grab him, and try him with the evidence that led them to suspect he was a terrorist in the first place?
 
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Originally posted by Zero
Don't get in a snit, kat...
I'm not, really.:wink:
would you like me to print out a map for you?
I'd like you to be as detailed as possible to avoid misunderstandings. I think we're having a very good dialogue, don't you?

Like I said, a technique that I approve of is, since Israeli troops don't seem to have a hard time tracking down 'terrorists' to 'retaliate' against, it shouldn't be too hard for them to find some before an attack, should it?Then since they (illegally) control huge portions of Palestinian land, they should go in and snatch the suspected terrorists, and any evidence, and present it for the world to see.
Well, before going further I think maybe we should discuss why you think they "illegally" control huge portions of Palestinian land? The interim (oslo 2) agreements spell out fairly clearly who is responsible for which areas. The area that most attacks are coming from is the area that (under the interim agreements) the PA has responsibility for policing. Yet they not only fail to police but are often complicit in terrorist activities. It's also interesting to note that in good faith the Israeli's armed and initially attempted to train the PA police force. (we did touch on this slightly months ago)
This is one reason that in my outline I stress the importance of an international force to assist in developing security in the palestinian areas...unfortunately I don't think it's realistic that this is something that will happen anytime soon for multiple reasons.
 
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BTW, I meant drawing you a literal map...with little triangles representing troops, and circles representing terrorists, and big red squares representing civilians that Israel should do more to avoid killing.
 
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Originally posted by Zero
BTW, I meant drawing you a literal map...with little triangles representing troops, and circles representing terrorists, and big red squares representing civilians that Israel should do more to avoid killing.

Well, alright...so much for the "good dialogue" and back to the habitual sarcasm.
 
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I remember a few years back, when the Palestinians had some terrorist suspects in custody, and Israel bombed the prison...I'm sure that really encouraged their further cooperation.
 
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Originally posted by Zero
I remember a few years back, when the Palestinians had some terrorist suspects in custody, and Israel bombed the prison...I'm sure that really encouraged their further cooperation.

Uh, yeah..I'm sure you have all your facts straight on that one as well.
 
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Originally posted by kat
Uh, yeah..I'm sure you have all your facts straight on that one as well.
I was just wondering if you had heard about that, it has been a few years, and I haven't actually posted too many facts on it, have I?
 
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*edited for being off-topic*

Do you prefer that method?
 
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Originally posted by kat
I'm not, really.:wink: [/B] I'd like you to be as detailed as possible to avoid misunderstandings. I think we're having a very good dialogue, don't you?

[/B]Well, before going further I think maybe we should discuss why you think they "illegally" control huge portions of Palestinian land? The interim (oslo 2) agreements spell out fairly clearly who is responsible for which areas. The area that most attacks are coming from is the area that (under the interim agreements) the PA has responsibility for policing. Yet they not only fail to police but are often complicit in terrorist activities. It's also interesting to note that in good faith the Israeli's armed and initially attempted to train the PA police force. (we did touch on this slightly months ago)
This is one reason that in my outline I stress the importance of an international force to assist in developing security in the palestinian areas...unfortunately I don't think it's realistic that this is something that will happen anytime soon for multiple reasons. [/B]
Anyhoo, to get back on topic...the 'good faith' thing with Israel is hit and miss at best, because there are always more reasons to distrust than to trust. I think that most of the reforms you outlined earlier in the thread may have a chance, but until they are in place the Palestinians are not going to cooperate much with Israel.
 
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OMG. A real thinker. Thank you, bro.

I have often thought that the despotic attitude of Isreal stems from WWII.

I thought about it. Then I thought some more.

In the end, I figure that less than 10% of the "emotional" response stems from that factor.
The biggest factor IMHO, comes from things that occurred more than a millenia ago - those jews, they have the memory capacity of super-elephants.

Now take any race that has been bad-ass enough to survive 3 or 4 millenia without a home. Plant them in a piece of hell to call their own. Even the Dahli-Lama would turn ninja.

These guys are not the best nationalists. History shows their faults. The one good thing they got going for them is their long history. They finally got a home.

Heck, we got just a little pounding at WTC. Imagine if that kind of crap was happening daily. What would you do?

Frankly, I admire the jews in their stupidity. I would have gone for total extermination long ago, while it was still kosher :P

Damn good thing I'm not in charge.
 
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Interestingly, there appears to be a rift developing between the Israeli army and the Israeli government over the handling of the continuing government. Surprisingly, perhaps, it is senior army officials that are raising voices about current policy being counter productive, and espousing a move towards moderatism, whilst the government is stubborning defending continuing their policy.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2003/11/01/2003074185

Israel's army chief has exposed deep divisions between the military and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon by branding the government's hardline treatment of Palestinian civilians as counterproductive and saying that the policy intensifies hatred and strengthens "terror organizations."
 
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Originally posted by FZ+
Interestingly, there appears to be a rift developing between the Israeli army and the Israeli government over the handling of the continuing government. Surprisingly, perhaps, it is senior army officials that are raising voices about current policy being counter productive, and espousing a move towards moderatism, whilst the government is stubborning defending continuing their policy.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2003/11/01/2003074185
Well...the right-wing in Israel has held power through fear. They, in a very real sense, need terrorism to hold power. If not for that, they would be voted out in a heartbeat.

Interesting parallel with the U.S., actually.
 
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Originally posted by pelastration
Here a link to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3334235.stm

It shows a satellite photo of a Palestian village surrounded by the wall. Looks to me it's more a 'concentration camp'.

Not sure..but I think that is the West Bank..and one of the areas the wall actually follows the 67 armistice line.

Anyone see the irony in these to statements from the article?
The agency maintains it is not taking a position on the fence, but that its role is to make the information available to all.

and then from the agency member...lol

"There is an increasing degree of consciousness that this wall is not just about security," said Mr Retiere.

Lol, I think they've just stated their non-position position eh?
 
  • #33
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Some facts and stuff...

Several things.

First, here's some info from my archaeology book about the history of the people in Palestine:

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Israelites, a Semitic people, apparently of nomadic origin, whose emergence in the Levant is identified with a shift of settlement at the start if the Iron Age (c. 1200 bc), when a new pattern of small villages dispersed in upland regions replaced the urban life of the Bronze Age. Explanations for this process range from the nomadic invasion thesis (derived from Biblical accounts in Exodus) to settlement of indigenous populations of nomads and brigands, to social revolution by the urban lower classes at the end of the Bronze Age. The Israelites' conquest of areas occupied by the Canaanites brought them into an ultimately successful conflict with the Philistines. The major building works carried out under the united kingdom belong to the reign of Solomon. The northern kingdom of Israel (see Samaria) was conquered by the Assyrians in the late 8th century BC, while the southern kingdom of Judah was reduced by the Babylonians in the early 6th century BC. See also Jerusalem.

Jerusalem, a city in the Judaean hills, Israel, which has been occupied for thousands of years and which has been excavated virtually continuously since the 1860s. Comparatively little remains of ancient Jerusalem, chiefly because of the repeated destructions suffered by the city (e.g. that of Titus in 70 AD) and later Byzantine and Islamic overbuilding. The first major construction at Jerusalem seems to have been the stone fortifications of the late Bronze Age. Jerusalem was captured by the Israelites under Davin in c.996 BC and extended to the north by Solomon, who built a temple and palace in an area later overbuilt by the Herodian temple platform, and by Hezekiah, whose water tunnel is still visible. Jerusalem was patronised by the Byzantine emperors beause of its Christian associations and by Islamic caliphs as a holy city. Most of the walls to be seen at Jerusalem are the work of Suleiman the Magnificent (1538-41 AD) on top of Herodian and Roman foundations, while the octagonal 'Dome of the Rock' (685-692 AD) is the most striking of the Islamic buildings in Jerusalem.

Canaanites, an ethnic group identified with the sophisticated urban civilisation of the Levant during the Bronze Age (see Hazor, Jericho, Lachish, Beit Mersim). The Canaanites were dislodged from much of their territory by the Israelites and Philistines, but much of their culture persisted among the Phoenicians.

Phoenicians, a Semitic people, the cultural heirs of the Canaanites, who flourished as traders from their ports of Byblos, Sidon, and Tyre during the 1st millennium BC. They are credited with the founding of Carthage and the invention of the alphabet.

Philistines, one of the Sea Peoples whose occupation of southern Palestine marks the beginning of the Iron Age in that region. The five chief cities of the Philistines (the 'Pentapolis') were Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gaza, Gath, and Ekron.

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As for terrorism, I personally define it as an attack against civilians for some political cause. Here's a definition from dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=terrorism

Yes, I count acts of this nature perpetrated by governments as terrorism. This includes the 8000+ civilians killed in Iraq by the USA this year. It includes the children and other civilians killed by Israel in lands which were occupied by the Palestinians before the Israelites ever showed up.

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History of the Israel/Palestine conflict:

GENERAL:
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HISTORY:
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Interesting reading for those willing to actually learn.

Definition of "ethnic cleansing": http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=ethnic cleansing Note the definition is: "The systematic elimination of an ethnic group or groups from a region or society, as by deportation, forced emigration, or genocide." Now, Israel is doing at least two of those things.

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http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/breaking_news/4227466.htm
http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2002/03/04/News/News.44530.html [Broken]
http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/95/148/05_3.html
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http://srch1.un.org/plweb-cgi/fastweb?state_id=1038396983&view=unsearch&docrank=1&numhitsfound=58&query=Israel%20civilians%20dead&&docid=1904&docdb=pr2000&dbname=web&sorting=BYRELEVANCE&operator=and&TemplateName=predoc.tmpl&setCookie=1 [Broken]
http://srch1.un.org/plweb-cgi/fastweb?state_id=1038396983&view=unsearch&docrank=2&numhitsfound=58&query=Israel%20civilians%20dead&&docid=1524&docdb=pr1996&dbname=web&sorting=BYRELEVANCE&operator=and&TemplateName=predoc.tmpl&setCookie=1 [Broken]
http://srch1.un.org/plweb-cgi/fastweb?state_id=1038396983&view=unsearch&docrank=4&numhitsfound=58&query=Israel%20civilians%20dead&&docid=1736&docdb=pr2000&dbname=web&sorting=BYRELEVANCE&operator=and&TemplateName=predoc.tmpl&setCookie=1 [Broken]
http://srch1.un.org/plweb-cgi/fastweb?state_id=1038396983&view=unsearch&docrank=7&numhitsfound=58&query=Israel%20civilians%20dead&&docid=804&docdb=pr1996&dbname=web&sorting=BYRELEVANCE&operator=and&TemplateName=predoc.tmpl&setCookie=1 [Broken]
http://electronicintifada.net/forreference/keyfigures/sharon.html [Broken]

And finally, the diary of Rachel Corrie makes interesting reading: http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,916246,00.html
 
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