Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Israeli military stands by its policy on shelling populated areas

Maybe that's a policy that needs to be revisited.

The Israeli military said Tuesday that it stood by its new policy of firing artillery shells into populated Palestinian areas in an effort to stop rocket fire at Israel, even after a round killed an eight-year-old Palestinian girl.

And the world keeps turning, the bombs keep exploding, the guns keep firing. Now I know why the ozone is leaving.

"There has been no change in policy," an Israeli military spokesman said, speaking on customary condition of anonymity. "We will continue to fight them (the rocket launchers) intensely, while trying to avoid hurting innocent civilians." Hadil Ghraben was killed and 13 other people were wounded when two shells blew huge holes in a concrete block house in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon.

Sometimes I get the feeling that Israel gave the Palestinians the Gaza strip back so they'd be closer and easier to target. This is not a video game. Firing a shell into an eight-year-olds stroller doesn't end terrorism. Actually, that would be the very definition.
And I understand that Palestinian's kill innocent Israelis when they turn themselves into firecrackers but when the return fire or pre-emptive strikes kill children, you're only winding the watch for another cycle. Someone is going to have to quit the violence...or probably not.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said Mad Man, well said

April 11, 2006 12:20 PM  

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