Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

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MonitorLizard wrote:

One boy and Netanyahu is upset? The kid might have become a “terrorist.” One Israeli kid worth more than hundreds of dead Palestinian youngsters? I don’t think so.

Aug 23, 2014 7:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
justFather wrote:

@MonitorLizard
I assume you are a third party observer – neither Palestinian nor Israeli. Now try to put you self in the shoes of a father from one of the sides and ask how much is worth the life of your child. Would you be ready to sacrifice it for the life of a enemy child? Or maybe 100 lives? Or may be more?
That said, I can assure you that this conflict can end only when the Palestinians start valuing the lives of their children the same way the Israelis value theirs.

Aug 23, 2014 8:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

Rolling burning tyres, throwing rocks, carrying mock-ups of deadly indiscriminate weapons… This is not a “protest”, but a “riot”. These are not “protesters”, but “rioters”. It’s not racist or anti-Palestinian to use the proper terminology!

Aug 23, 2014 8:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
anselmsharp wrote:

Killing seem’s to be the only thing Hamas knows how to do. The Israelis and their own people. Doesn’t seem to matter to much who they kill as long as they can kill. Oh and claim its God’s will.

Aug 23, 2014 8:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
chrisbr wrote:

Good lord, they are like 5 yr old children with real weaponry, they simply don’t know how to stop fighting over the cookie. Israel is just as barbaric and unethical as Hamas, like 5 yr olds, they have could care less about anyone but themselves and they both think mommy loves them best.

Aug 23, 2014 9:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
chrisbr wrote:

vic632 …and that kind of comment is exactly why Israel is losing all respect from anyone who actually thinks with a brain that has a capacity beyond 3rd grade.

Aug 23, 2014 9:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

Palestine must follow Egypt’s lead and destroy Hamas before any peace talks with move forward. Hamas is a Saudi funded terrorist group just like every other extreme Muslim group causing trouble in the world today and the flow of money to mass-murdering terrorists must be stopped. Those of us around the world who want an end to this radical Islam terror must shout NO and insist our politicians put a stop to Saudi and other Middle East support for terror.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/23/opinion/isis-atrocities-started-with-saudi-support-for-salafi-hate.html?&hp&action=click&pgty

Aug 23, 2014 9:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jamesor wrote:

This is twisting the reality when you say “the Israeli offensive in Gaza” words can be missleading . This is self defence . Hamas is using the media to twist the true which explains why some people are confused between right and wrong.

Aug 23, 2014 10:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustaGalhere wrote:

Hamas is thinking twice after losing some of the senior leaders? These games are so unfortunate for the average Palestinian person.

Aug 23, 2014 11:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Abdulsayid wrote:

“Jamesor wrote:

This is twisting the reality when you say “the Israeli offensive in Gaza” words can be missleading . This is self defence . Hamas is using the media to twist the true which explains why some people are confused between right and wrong.”

Agree 100%. And I am not of American or Israeli, but can see the subtle manipulation of words used to sway people from one to another side of somethings.

Aug 23, 2014 12:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
oxen wrote:

Egypt led by Al-Sisi cannot be a honest broker. Egypt and Israel are on the same side, to subjugate Palestinians. Egypt Al-Sisi has presided over the most brutal oppression of his own people. It is mind boggling that anyone can count on Egypt as a honest broker. It will not happen I bet. There will be more death of innocents by the scotch earth approach of Israel that is levelling apt blocks, knocking out water and power plants and other infrastructure. It is long over due to have a neutral and objective power broker, like Brazil, South Africa or Ireland. The occupation and blockades are inhumane and do not belong to the 21st century. The UN needs to find better brokers and USA/EU need to get tough with Israel to ensure there is peace in the region. It is not that hard, all the Palestinians need is justice and equal opportunity to life and progress.

Aug 23, 2014 3:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Steve1956 wrote:

matthewslyman wrote:
Rolling burning tyres, throwing rocks, carrying mock-ups of deadly indiscriminate weapons… This is not a “protest”, but a “riot”. These are not “protesters”, but “rioters”. It’s not racist or anti-Palestinian to use the proper terminology!

Like the “rioters” in Ferguson? Should other countries come in and bomb our cities, neighborhoods and schools because the “rioters” are throwing rocks and molotov cocktails?

Aug 23, 2014 3:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustProduce wrote:

Where is fix-all Kerry?

Aug 23, 2014 5:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
tpvero wrote:

How long does the media think these fake attempts at mediation and fake calls for mediations are going to fool the reading public? Clearly the USA and Egypt are not good at mediation. What is never reported is that Israel will not ever give up the occupation of the Gaza and this is what the problem is. Hamas was formed because Israel stole land and won’t give it back. Israel is pampered by the West and this slow painful genocide of the Palestinian people is tacitly supported. Israel must let go of the Palestinian land they took against all international laws 45 years ago, and then face war crimes charges for killing civilians. When will the press support the rule of international law and support freedom for the Palestinian people? This slaughter of civilians must stop.

Aug 24, 2014 4:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bonzai7 wrote:

“This is twisting the reality when you say “the Israeli offensive in Gaza” words can be missleading . This is self defence . Hamas is using the media to twist the true which explains why some people are confused between right and wrong.”

Yeah sure buddy. Blowing up a luxury 12 story apartment block and a shopping mall is self defense. It’s called collective punishment plain and simple. Hamas has almost zero offensive capabilities vs Israel. They could literally launch their entire arsenal of rockets at once and not even kill 20 Israeli citizens. That is their entire military capability yet you feel it justifiable to kill over 2000 of them based on that and some phoney insistence that the Israelis are facing an existential threat.

Aug 24, 2014 5:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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