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Israel and Gaza

Back in June, 2008, Egypt helped broker a 6-month cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas, the ruling body in the Gaza Strip. Though the cease-fire was broken several times by both sides, it largely held. Toward the end of the cease-fire in December, Israel, while closing Gaza's borders since November, indicated that it might extend the agreement, if Hamas ceased all Qassam rocket attacks. Qassam rockets are the crude but deadly homemade missiles often launched towards Israeli territory (over 3,000 times in 2008 alone). Hamas leaders, angered by the blockade and seemingly little political headway made over the past 6 months, recently stepped up rocket attacks on Israel once again. Israel has now responded with five days (so far) of air attacks and Naval bombardment on Gaza, resulting in over 350 dead, nearly 1,500 wounded and countless buildings and smugglers' tunnnels destroyed. Hamas has threatened to increase the rocket attacks send suicide bombers into Israel in retaliation, and Israel is massing troops and tanks around Gaza for a possible ground assault. (37 photos total)

A trail of smoke is seen after the launch of a rocket from the northern Gaza Strip aimed towards Israel on December 27, 2008. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
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1396 comments so far...

I know - I said I was on vacation until Friday, but I had the time, and this seemed like a story that needed to be told.

Posted by alan taylor December 31, 08 12:46 PM

Thank you for changing your mind. Excellent as usual.

Posted by Vince Palermo December 31, 08 12:51 PM

This is a sad story indeed !

Posted by Freddie Kwan December 31, 08 12:51 PM

Thank You.

Posted by Gabriel December 31, 08 12:53 PM

No religion, no holy land, no war.

Posted by Larry December 31, 08 12:56 PM

These photographs make me hurt as I emotionally realize that humans do this to each other as best options to achieve solutions. Even though I hear about and read about, I can't believe it most of all when I see it.

Posted by Steve December 31, 08 12:59 PM

what makes these people be so? it all? Death, death, death ... only think of killing?
Where is God? In Arms?

All Animals

The world people needs peace!

Posted by ricardo penachi de camargo December 31, 08 01:01 PM

#23 and #24 sum up pretty well the absurdity of this war (however, it seems that all wars are absurd.) Hamas continues to launch its useless - but still deadly - rockets no matter how violent and blind is Israël response.

Well, so, happy new year?

I hope some sort of justice will one day come to this land.

Posted by Luk December 31, 08 01:03 PM

I don't believe this type of violence will ever end. How could you find forgiveness after burying a loved one from these types of tragedies. If I was the father lowering that four-year-old boy into his grave, i would hate forever.

Posted by Goofydg1 December 31, 08 01:03 PM

Why!? I really don't get what is going on between these people? Both sides are getting hurt, everyone is getting hurt. I seriously want to know the history behind these people and why they can't get over it!?

Posted by iPodrulz December 31, 08 01:04 PM

I was just thinking "I cannot wait for the big picture to be back" and then there it was! I was beginning to think I had magical powers. Great photos as per it.

Posted by Catlin Humes December 31, 08 01:04 PM

War is hell...

Posted by Jason December 31, 08 01:04 PM

This is all so sad.

Posted by Joel Lown December 31, 08 01:06 PM

as a Muslim who prays for peace between Israel and Palestine, these photos bring tears to my eyes. Please, no more fighting. People are suffering and for what? In the name of God, nationalism, or religion?


Posted by Ameena December 31, 08 01:06 PM

Palestinians are being exterminated to expand a fictional country named Israel.

Posted by KesheR December 31, 08 01:07 PM

This is NOT a war. This is a systematic genocide.

Posted by KesheR December 31, 08 01:13 PM


"These people" are like two rabid cats who were put into a pit -- that pit is Palestine/Israel, and the assh*le that put them both into the pit was the UN back in 1948.

Blame the UN, not the Israelis or the Palestinians. Blame the UN for hamfistedly trying to fix the horrors of the Holocaust by evicting a people (the palestinians) from the land they were living on and saying, "sorry, you can't live here anymore."

Posted by mdmadph December 31, 08 01:14 PM

It seems that it wasn't a good idea to put Israel where it is now. It just brought more pain...

Posted by Anonymous December 31, 08 01:14 PM

It is sad to see such a waste of humanity.

Both from the boys in Palestine shooting un-guided rockets into populated areas and from the IDF bombing their strongholds.

God weeps for his children.

Posted by bobo December 31, 08 01:16 PM

It's hard to understand, but I agree with post# 9. I wouldn't be able to forgive either if my family was killed.

Posted by me me me December 31, 08 01:17 PM

sadly this will never end...

As long as there is religion, there will be war.

Posted by D. Orme December 31, 08 01:19 PM

can someone explain more of what's going on in #32? has the child's face been burned? is that flesh coming off, or some sort of salve?

Posted by eikonktizo December 31, 08 01:21 PM

The photo of the crater really puts things in perspective. It's huge!

Posted by Ricco December 31, 08 01:22 PM

Everytime as I scroll down through the pics on bigPicture I don't want them to end. But this time I could not wait for the agony I see in the pics to end.

I feel very saddened and grieved looking at the massacre and the man made misery.

I wish that God's magic brainwashes all people with knowledge of love and peace. Some day this will happen... it needs to happen. If this bloodshed continues, one day this universe is simply going to dissolve by human bitterness even before nature decides to clear the mess.

Posted by Shreya December 31, 08 01:25 PM

The people of palestine elected a government that launches random rockets into civilian areas, and then complain when that government's instruments of terror are taken out. They put those rocket launchers in civilian areas on purpose, so these types of pictures will be created.

Israel's response is clearly on a different level, however, but at least they are targeting military targets, not firing indiscriminately.

Posted by Bmer December 31, 08 01:25 PM

Really moving pictures. More people should see this. I can't believe anyone would actually want this. Fear, suffering and death with no near end in sight. It's truly heartbreaking.

Thanks for the pics.

Posted by Ahmed Darwish December 31, 08 01:32 PM

I don't understand why those brave palestinian warriors are hiding their faces?Cowards and terrorists all of them.I hope Israel bombs them to smithereens.

Posted by Gator McCluskey December 31, 08 01:40 PM

So much reporting on this conflict shows the results of Israeli missile strikes but ignores the devastation caused by Palestinian attacks on cities like Sderot. Thank you for showing us the pain on both sides.

Posted by Shalom December 31, 08 01:41 PM


This is NOT a genocide. This is a systematic self defense. That's all.

Posted by ResheF December 31, 08 01:47 PM

By far the most impressive set of pictures I've seen here.
And thank you for 'hiding' the animalpictures as well.
That was really kind.

Posted by Frank (The Netherlands) December 31, 08 01:48 PM

Attention, in the present tense, a body "lies." It never "lays." You did this twice (#17 and #24). I expect better than this from the Globe.

Posted by Codswallop December 31, 08 01:54 PM


There is no God. I wish people would stop looking for guidance from the mystical old fairy in the sky and realize that we people have to solve our problems ourselves.

Posted by Adam December 31, 08 01:56 PM

to Bmer: why do you want us to believe in the Holocaust then?

Posted by justice? December 31, 08 01:57 PM

"This is NOT a genocide. This is a systematic self defense. That's all."

Palestinians kill one Israeli woman and Israeli army kills almost 400 Palestinians. That seems like a "little" Auschwitz to me.

And, by the way, Palestinians are defending themselves from Israel, a State which is playing with their lifes.

Posted by KesheR December 31, 08 01:58 PM

It's convenient to lay all this at the feet of religion. Atheist governments killed more people in the 20th century than all wars in the previous nineteen combined. Seems to me that some people will find an excuse to commit atrocities no matter what their beliefs. You might as well blame all wars on the fact that people have fingers to light fuses and push buttons with.

Posted by Joel December 31, 08 02:00 PM

I fail to see how a prison, a police station, a mosque, midtown ministry buildings or a refugee camp can be seen as "military targets"?

@mdmadph: very true. The UN (and the Brits especially) created that desaster back in '48. "Israel" is a made-up country with no historical background, and the land was taken from people living there peacefully, minding their own business. I wouldn't be too happy either, if someone just shows up on my land and tells me to f*ck off...

I have to agree with a lot of people here: no religion - no war!

Posted by AndiB. December 31, 08 02:01 PM

Where are all the people now who claimed that God was responsible for all the beauty and splendour in, say, the Hubble advent picture series? Isn't he then equally responsible for all the ugliness, death and destruction seen in these pictures? But oh wait, ofcourse this is Satan's work. And the omniscient, omnipresent and omnibenevelent somehow can't be bothered to deal with him.

Bah @ religion. Without it this conflict probably wouldn't exist in the first place. Let's hope more rational minds will prevail in the end.

Posted by Elwen December 31, 08 02:03 PM

"I have to agree with a lot of people here: no religion - no war!"

Do you even know what's going on there? This genocide has nothing to do with religion. It's just about one country trying to conquer and destroy another piece of land to expand its power and USA's influence in the zone. That's all.

Posted by KesheR December 31, 08 02:05 PM


Yes the palestinian rocket attacks are criminal and causes damage in Israel....but in 8 years of rockets attacks the number of killed israeli citizen is under 20.
8 years of attacks and less than 20 dead.

On the other side there is more than 350 dead palestinian in 3 days after the air strike.

Posted by egan December 31, 08 02:05 PM

i think however the country came about, the Palestinians need to accept that Israel does now exist, there will never be peace so long as they keep kidding themselves otherwise. Certainly at the moment Israel has greater international support and as we have seen other the last few days is determined to come out on top

Posted by mcfedr December 31, 08 02:07 PM

#5 Larry "No religion, no holy land, no war."

If you think getting rid of religion will do ANYTHING towards getting rid of wars, then you are pathetically mistaken.

Posted by RawheaD December 31, 08 02:13 PM

Funny how BP leads with a smoke trail of a Palestinian "rocket" when they were not the first ones to attack. But we all know who owns and so it's not surprising.

Posted by mike December 31, 08 02:13 PM


"It's convenient to lay all this at the feet of religion. Atheist governments killed more people in the 20th century than all wars in the previous nineteen combined. Seems to me that some people will find an excuse to commit atrocities no matter what their beliefs. You might as well blame all wars on the fact that people have fingers to light fuses and push buttons with."

True, but I guess you'll agree with me there would likely be less conflicts/wars if people thought more rationally rather than believing they're 'God`s chosen people' or that 'all infidels must die'.

(By the way, the comment section of this blog needs quoting functionality ;))

Posted by Elwen December 31, 08 02:21 PM

Are you kidding me? no religion = no war? That's absurd and very closed minded. There will always be war and pain and hurt in this world. Israel and Palestine have been fighting for thousands of years. Do you really think they will stop fighting in our lifetime? I highly doubt it.

These pictures take you back to reality. They make visible the imperfect world that we live in. It's painful to see the hurt that is happening all around the world.

Posted by music December 31, 08 02:24 PM

james 1:27 says "religion that is pure and undefiled... is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction..."

the problem isn't religion, it's human pride. that's the root cause of pretty much every problem in the world. economic crisis? pride. israel-palestine? pride. iraq? pride. sudan? pride. "pure" religion would do a lot to solve these problems, but that requires humility and grace - traits that are sorely lacking in most "world leaders".

Posted by chad December 31, 08 02:24 PM

From an outside perspective I find it hard to understand how these two groups view themselves as different from each other. That is the real irony. They are identical.

Posted by TJ December 31, 08 02:27 PM

NO god NO war

Posted by andrew December 31, 08 02:33 PM

There are (nearly) no human beings left in either Palestine or Israel. You see that by the outcome of the elections both sides held and systematically give the power to bloodthisrty beasts. That's all they are in that land, in both territories: bloodthisrty animals. The only thing human about them is the shape of their bodies.

Except for tiny minorities, that is. Refractary israelis, for one, the boldest of people who refuse to participate in this bloody genocide which is ongoing for 50 years. And the arabs who try to resist both Hamas' violence and Fatah's corruption.

Everybody else? Pfuah. A pure waste of oxygen.

Posted by Jorge December 31, 08 02:33 PM

great job of editing pairing up 35 and 36 back to back.

those 2 photos sum it all up. this is terrible for both sides involved.

Posted by drew December 31, 08 02:45 PM

Thank you for bringing this into my life and thoughts

Posted by Sean Murphy December 31, 08 02:49 PM

Kesher, here is the difference:

Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and all terrorists like them, /purposefully/ target innocent civilians.

Israel never purposefully targets civilians. Neither does America** or Britain.

That is the difference. That is how you can tell which side is just.

** I would note that America did drop bombs on civilians in Japan, but most think that saved more Japanese lives than it took. And at least, that was the thinking at the time.

Posted by Patrick Henry December 31, 08 02:50 PM

Amazing, disturbing pictures. I hope one day, the people of Israel/Palestine will look have their eyes opened to the senselessness of the violence they do to each other. I hold little hope to see it my lifetime.

@Codswallop: It chills me to think someone could look at these pictures and be concerned with grammar. I encourage you review these photos without reading the captions and tell me what you see.

@Justice?: Your counterpoint to Bmer is nonsense. The existence of the Holocaust can no more be denied than the existence of the sun. You exemplify the rampant ignorance that will, sadly, drive this conflict on for ages to come.

Posted by Andy December 31, 08 02:56 PM

By the way, Alan Taylor, your bias is showing. It's been showing for a while. You are very clearly Pro-Palestinian and Anti-Israel.

Posted by Patrick Henry December 31, 08 02:59 PM

When will people learn - "An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind" !
Your photo-essay of the recent attack on Palestine, surely blurred my vision.

Posted by Sanjeev - Goa, India December 31, 08 03:06 PM

2000 rockets and mortars from Hamas into Isreal over the last year, and only now does Isreal respond. Thank you for showing great restraint for so long. How to you fight a war against an enemy that isn't scared to die.

Posted by RJ December 31, 08 03:11 PM

"Israel never purposefully targets civilians. Neither does America** or Britain."

That's science fiction.

Posted by KesheR December 31, 08 03:22 PM


A police station, a mosque and a ministry building are fair military targets if they are used to store rockets and soldiers/militants. The Hamas use them so because they want to deter Israel from fighting against them, with little or no care for the fate of their own Palestinian people.

And another thing, were from exactly are you writing about "your land"? If you're American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealander or South African, perhaps you should, by you own logic, go back to the British isles. If you're British, perhaps you should go back to Northren France, were your Norman forefathers invaded from. Anyhow, unlike you, the Jews DO have a heritage in the land of Israel, and that's why they started immigrating back there, peacefully, more than a hundred years ago.

Posted by YoavA December 31, 08 03:22 PM
who had Jerusalem First? It was many thousands of years ago.

it was occupied by the palestinians in 1949 but who was there before they took it by violent means?

this has been going on for 1000s of years. we are not going to change that. When it gets out of control and has an effect on the rest of the world, all we can do is contain it.

Posted by buba December 31, 08 03:26 PM

Hamas and the Palestinians are just pawns and proxies of the religious nutters running Iran.

Thankfully, Iran's ability to fund Hamas (and Hezbollah) will be severely reduced now that they will receive lower levels of dollars for their oil.

Long live the Palestinians who DO want to live alongside Israel in peace.

To the rest, hellfire and brimstone.

Posted by Jon T December 31, 08 03:28 PM

I don't understand ! We're in 2008 (2009 in few hours), How can a person on earth go to war. I don't understand this. Sad ! it's SAD

Posted by RaDe December 31, 08 03:31 PM

Dismal pictures of the inevitable.

I am a bit disgusted by how this site seems to think it's necessary to protect us from pictures of dead dogs. When depicting human misery on this scale, the "sensitivity" at display over dead animals is more than a bit displaced.

Posted by Nripendra December 31, 08 03:42 PM

Animals must suffer for the sake of power mongering politicians, fighting a senseless war, against the ever present backdrop of "religion". Lets just for the moment forget about the loss of human life, regardless of race, religion or creed. What started out as a tit-for-tat, about a decade ago, has now unleashed a monster, with Iran not very far away with a game plan. For crying out aloud! Is this the way to still be positive about 2009, merely hours away? Is this what "humanity" is about? Thank you for putting perspective to this orgy by showing the unwanted suffering of domestic animals. Then we are pressumptious enough to still take sides in this senseless exercise, and regard ourselves as being part of human mankind? Sickening!!

Posted by Foxinahole December 31, 08 03:45 PM

Thank you for these pictures.

Posted by Zak Safra December 31, 08 04:09 PM

I am confused as I must admit I am not up to date on the full story, but if Israel asked Hamas to stop firing their missles, or Israel would start firing back on them, why didnt Hamas stop? Because they were upset about the blockade? Obviously violence begets violence so Hamas had to know this was going to happen in retaliation?

It just all seems to so senseless and my heart goes out to the innocent animals and humans

Posted by lisa December 31, 08 04:11 PM

I hate religion.

What kind of God would allow this to happen.

Posted by Godless December 31, 08 04:14 PM

Man is the worst animal of all.

Posted by Jimbo December 31, 08 04:15 PM

In regards to the comment below my reply:

WHY is it disgusting!! Some of us care about animals just as much as humans! Animals should be treated with dignity as well, they are innocents!! I think your comment was disgusting and rude to those of us who have a heart for our fellow creatures!

"Dismal pictures of the inevitable.

I am a bit disgusted by how this site seems to think it's necessary to protect us from pictures of dead dogs. When depicting human misery on this scale, the "sensitivity" at display over dead animals is more than a bit displaced."
Posted by Nripendra December 31, 08 03:42 PM

Posted by Anonymous December 31, 08 04:16 PM

I agree with you Jimbo - they really are =/

Posted by lisa December 31, 08 04:17 PM

Comment #67 was posted by me - not sure why it says anonymous instead of my name Lisa.

Posted by lisa December 31, 08 04:23 PM

Is this what religion has to offer the world? When do you see atheists behaving like this or flying planes into buildings or bombing commuters on the London tube? It beggars belief that so-called "men of God" can be so inhumane. As bad as each other.

Posted by Nigel Davies December 31, 08 04:28 PM

I am so sorry for the inocent people suffer, I am not update of the fully story let Hammas stop the shoting because inocent people are suffering, little kids are dying for this they don't even know about. Let them stop fighting is not good.

Posted by Bockarie Kanu December 31, 08 04:39 PM

OMG. These photos are no joke. Good job getting in there and covering this story

Posted by December 31, 08 04:40 PM

@Patrick Henry: "That is the difference. That is how you can tell which side is just."

When the side that isn't targeting civilians kills substantially more civilians, does it really matter what their "intentions" are?

It's a stupid waste. These pictures just show how much easier it is to hate than it is to forgive.

Posted by EvilCornbread December 31, 08 04:43 PM

"Atheist governments killed more people in the 20th century than all wars in the previous nineteen combined."

Huh? Can you back that sweeping statement up with some facts? Bearing in mind that Hitler was Catholic and the USSR was a communist secular state not an atheist one. The Soviet state abolished the conventional relationship between state and church but allowed both religious and anti-religious activity, churches functioned, etc.

Posted by Nigel Davies December 31, 08 04:44 PM

it is ridiculous to try to equate the violence and hardship between both sides. israel is clearly the aggressor here and us americans must pressure our government to stop supporting any country or organization that breaks international law. israel should not get a free pass. they should not be above the law.

Posted by alex December 31, 08 04:53 PM

shame on humanity....

Posted by Thomas December 31, 08 04:57 PM

Alan, please ignore comment #53, who is obviously not able to see an unbiased person through his own bias.

For what it's worth, I think these pictures showed a very clear stalemate of two warring peoples dealing with the consequences of war and burying their own dead.

I've heard plenty of stories about how terrible Israel can be, stories that had me convinced that the Palestinian are the real victims. These pictures have helped to bring me around and convince me that both sides are equally at fault.

Thank you.

Posted by RM December 31, 08 04:58 PM

I don't understand what is the Palestinians' incentive to launch these rockets for 8 years. Why wont the government concentrate on healing the state and people?

I suspect they actually want Israel to attack. Could it be Iran stirring the pot? Arming and training the Hammas, encouraging the attacks and keeping the crisis rolling.

Posted by Gzav December 31, 08 05:01 PM

I don't know why, but the thing that hurts me most is that USA publicly backs Israel this much. I mean I think we all know Israeli government and their commitment to easily break human rights and kill innocent people which is far beyond the ridiculous game of Iranian mullahs who are feeding on this hatred. Iranian government needs an enemy and USA has given them the best! But does USA really need this? What do they gain by being on the side of these people?
And don't forget who began the whole story.

Posted by Josepe December 31, 08 05:01 PM

sad pictures. but I want to answer to some people here that asked why Israel is doing what she does. for 8 years the south part of Israel is been attacked by the Hamas (terror group that control Gaza). 8 years that people can not live in peace and suffer. after a long time that Israel didn't respond to that terror attack, and did almost nothing to stop that, Israel could not do that any more. won't you do something to stop it?
most of the people you sow dead at that photos (not all unfortunatly) are Hamas Terrorists, and they should be dead, since they are the one to blame for the situation. from the Israely side this has nothing to do with religion only with security. Hamas wan't to kill every one who os not muslem.

Posted by michal December 31, 08 05:08 PM

If you justify violence in the name of self defense, if you justify the killing of children as an unfortunate consequence of defending your people then your enemy will feel entitled to think the same. If you justify violence for any reason you have forsaken your right to reason. You might as well butcher you own children to save them from the horrors of watching their family and friends blown to bits. F*ck both sides of this conflict, f*ck us all for allowing this to continue. Stop killing kids. Stop killing each other.

Posted by Chris December 31, 08 05:12 PM

Hamas terroist haiding at hospitals and at people houses, so Israel won't bomb them there. they are the responsible for all the kids and innocents people killed in Gaza.

Posted by michal December 31, 08 05:12 PM

From the pictures, an ISRAELI APPACHE helicopter, an ISRAELI F15, come on... you are fighting with sticks and stones against USA provided weaponry.

Posted by Dave December 31, 08 05:18 PM

Chad Said --- "the problem isn't religion, it's human pride. that's the root cause of pretty much every problem in the world. economic crisis? pride. israel-palestine? pride. iraq? pride. sudan? pride. "PURE" religion would do a lot to solve these problems, but that requires humility and grace - traits that are sorely lacking in most "world leaders"."

I don't think this could have been said any better. Bravo Chad!

Posted by Matt December 31, 08 05:25 PM

Terrorism does not have to have a high kill number to be effective. Thats how terrorism works. It causes terror. It works even when no one is being killed. Thats how Hamas works. So the numbers are deceiving. Israel has to reduce the Hamas threat as well as the prevent actual deaths of Israelis. If it takes killing 2000 Hamas, then so be it. Whatever gets the job done.

Posted by Dave December 31, 08 05:25 PM

my answer for Chris:
Israel will speak with anypne that want to speak, that want peace, that understand that Israel is a country that has a right to exist. Jamas do not match any of that. If some one will try to kill your kids would you do nothing in return? even if he refuses to stop? just so violance want be used?

for 8 years it hasn't been used, when Israel could of done what is been done years ago...but it believed that there are other solutions, it became clear that with the Hamas- there is no other solution.

Posted by michal December 31, 08 05:27 PM

They never saw the light, So I gave them guns, and it was good, they will see the light, and it will be done.!

Posted by GOD December 31, 08 05:28 PM

To Number 7 - Who is asking where god is... The trouble is god. As long as people kill in the name of god, and don't realize that life is to short to kill in the name of an unseen eternity, there we'll be killing.
People all over the world must realize one thing, there's no god, and all decisions we make shall be judged only by us. Killing is evil and unnecessary, no matter for what reason. As put it better than me:
when one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion."
Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Posted by Oz December 31, 08 05:42 PM

Missing facts in the smoke.
Fact: Israel is occupying Arab land since 1967.
Fact: Hamas is democratically elected government by the Palestinian people.
Fact: Hamas for the Palestinian people is a resistance against the occupation, much like the french resistant during wolrd war II.
Fact: Hamas stopped the tactic of civilian targeting since 4 years and target only military Israeli personal (an example to this the kidnapping of the Israeli solider)
Fact: All the missals that Isreal keep winning about did kill in the last 10 years less than the first 5 min of the Isreali atttack.

Posted by Islam Ali December 31, 08 05:44 PM

This is probably the most unpopular opinion I can give:


Yes, incredible that I will say this. Maybe even evil, sadistic, inhuman.
But now I would like to present my point of view.
Let us take for example, car accidents. In the last year, about ~500 people have died in Israel from car accidents, and thousands injured. This is almost twice as many Palestinians killed here. However, I cannot remember the last time I saw a newspaper headline about a car accident. I can't even remember the last time it has been brought up in any conversation. Car accidents alone have causes TWENTY TIMES more deaths in Israel than all of Israel's wars combined, including civilians (of Israeli people. I am not sure of Arab statistics). Yet no politician has ever brought up car accidents as any kind of important issue.

Now, you can say that these wars are absurd, a horrible waste, and completely preventable, and I would agree. But how are car accidents any different? They are also preventable, maybe even more easily so. (The road system in Israel is not one to be proud of) My main point, is *not* to ignore the wars and other horrible things done by both sides in this struggle, but to be PROPORTIONATE to the damage caused!! The amount of attention given to these events is EXTREMELY disproportionate to the amount of people affected by it.

This is another point I'd like to bring - Ignoring these actions is a bad idea. These things should never be ignored, and must be brought to criticism. But giving them such a great focus and attention - it is possible to cause a different, horrible effect - of ANGERING both sides, and creating "in groups" - "us" and "them". The media constantly reiterates this and that action done by these and those terrorists, killed so many Israelis, then proceeds to interview the parents, the family, the friends, the surroundings, the pets... This is not helping, this only creates further disconnection between the 2 sides.

It is time to start thinking backwards - as rationally as possible, and as hard as possible, about how is it possible to LOWER the attention given to these events, to reduce emotions on both sides, and make cooperation more possible.

(Car accidents was only given as an example. Malaria and AIDS in Africa is just as good an example)

- Oded. Israeli. One that cares only proportionally about events, and as such gives little attention to this one.

Posted by Oded December 31, 08 05:46 PM

During the last 8 years Israel pushed for talks/semi cease fires while the Palestinians pushed for rockets into civilian territories.
Yesterday two rockets fell into Israel kinder garden as the Palestinians fire into wherever they can, while the Israeli F15s point to surgically military targets - BIG difference.

Just ask yourself, Do you really think Israel will attack Gaza strip for nothing? Doesn't Israel has more important things to deal with now than attacking "peace full people"? if you think the answer is yes, you should go read a little about Israel.

Posted by DontBeliveAnythingYouRead December 31, 08 05:49 PM

Imagine - if there was no war
Give peace a chance

Posted by medaholic December 31, 08 06:01 PM

Lets make dua for the palestinian.

Posted by muzaji December 31, 08 06:01 PM

Israel is clearly carelessly killing civilians of which many are children.

Its devoted supporters try to tell us that Israel, supposedly a civilised democracy, should be compared to a militia firing a few home made rockets.

The day will come when the Israel of our time will be spoken of in the same breath as Stalins Russia, Mugabes Zimbabwe, Hitlers Germany and the apartheid regime of SA. Todays voluntary mouthpieces for Israel will pretend they didn't know the facts.

Posted by tc December 31, 08 06:05 PM

People .... all out to prove a point. The syntax in messages proves contributors to be from different continents. Drawing from such a diverse group of mankind, with such strong points taken for and against, with a smaller group crying for a stop to this lunacy, all that is proved is, that no matter how sophisticated, humble or mere earth kind we profess to be: We cannot coexist in peace and harmony – No matter what! And that is the tragedy especially when wars of this profile gets covered. I have not noticed the same reaction to the human rights orgy taking place in The Dem. Rep. of Congo? Nobody reacts in the same manner to the systemic dismantling of Zimbabwe, by a mad despot, once lauded as a brilliant politician? Mankind is sick and we have to blame the society we live in, and for what we are ourselves. May the forces of the Wise descend upon us, sooner rather than later.

Posted by Foxinahole December 31, 08 06:07 PM

These pictures of both Israeli and Palestinian tragedies are so sad... But keep in mind that since the inception of the Zionist -not Jewish- state in 1948, the founders of Israel (largely European, socialist and atheist) have promised to ethnically cleanse the area of the native population. Sound familiar? If you have ever thought that had you been alive during the genocide of the Native Americans, you would have done something, this is your time. The same thing is happening in Gaza right now.

Posted by West Indian December 31, 08 06:24 PM

Both sides are wrong.
Violence is the enemy.

They are brothers and sisters.

Children of the world, what are you doing?

Posted by The Tide December 31, 08 06:48 PM

These events are not about religion, and not about lands. Anyone who knows israelis would know that. You don't see Israel attacking the West Bank. Hamas is attacking civilians by rockets for years, hoping to hit as much people, even children, as the can.
Both side are doing wrong for each other, but anyone who knows whats going on will tell you that the peace is more in the hands of the palestinies. I believe that two years of not terrorizing Israel will cause an extreme improvement in their situation, and finally complete freedom. Israel government (ever the right wing) is not interested in Gaza Strip. Noir almost whole of west bank.
Meanwhile, I'ts like making peace with a wick but annoying and impatience kid of school. You have no chance but restrain him, and pray that he'll get more mature. An example of mature leader, is Abu Mazen, which most israelis hope will bring the peace.

Posted by Some1 December 31, 08 06:50 PM

thank you

I am totaly hurt broken

Posted by israely December 31, 08 07:18 PM

20 persons in 8 years and one injured dog versus we all know what.. still we argue.

Posted by Salman Jamali December 31, 08 07:31 PM

@Oded: you are obviously mad.

Posted by KesheR December 31, 08 07:37 PM

Someone said that this land was previously the jewish territory. OK true.
But how about North America ?? :)

Poland cannot start conquering Ukraine just because in XVII c. it was all one country.
Therefore I blame UN.

Posted by Daniello December 31, 08 07:50 PM

How to stop the killing? Hamas, stop attacking Israel with rockets!! Blame Hamas for all of the innocent deaths. They are the ones that have caused this suffering. It is in their power to stop it, but they don't even care about their own people!!

Posted by LMarino December 31, 08 08:01 PM

Israeli Terrorism is all the same....Today they are bombarding Gaza..Yesterday there was blockade preventing food and medicine only because they want to bring down democratically elected Hamas government.....The Israeli terrorism started even before 1948 ...and the Holocaust=Genocide against the palestenians still continues....But Palestenians are fighting to death for their land....It's not about religion..It's about justice....I myself would fight to death if attacked ..get thrown out of my home...lost my family....It's just plain human nature !!!!

Posted by Bostonian December 31, 08 08:20 PM

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience ... Therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring.

Posted by Lawrence Teller December 31, 08 08:30 PM

Oded is very correct.

If you saw 100 pages of photos from car crash scenes, victims on their way to hospitals or morgues, fathers lowering their children into coffins, you'd be inhuman to feel similarly moved.

Because these photographs were presented to you instead of those, he is mad? Surely, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a terrible thing, but that does not make it the most terrible thing in the world.

On average, over 100 people die every day in the US from car accidents. Each death is the passing of a beloved family member, with friends and loved ones left facing personal tragedies. A rocket collided with a store front is a terrible picture of behold, but it is less of a tragedy than any one of those daily "accidents".

A person is not mad if they fixate on the losses we all must face each day, rather than the remote threats of extremists.

Attention is a precious thing. Giving it to car accident victims honors them. Striving to prevent future accidents gives meaning to their loss, and hope to prevent the small tragedies that affect everyday people.

Giving attention to actions such as those depicted in the previous pictures on the other hand, empowers the argument driving them: such terrible violence is a valid way to be noticed, to "make a stand", to resolve conflict.

This is not to argue that nothing should be done to avoid the atrocities of war. Only that the drama of war is not the most interesting or important aspect of life, and that a person should focus their attention on what they can do and change.

A war is a political leader's problem, with political solutions. I have no political influence. A car accident is a driver's problem, a driving system's problem, with solutions that can be taken into hand.

Posted by Matthew December 31, 08 08:51 PM

The Third One is coming, anyway...


Posted by ChGoo December 31, 08 09:02 PM

I see the Israeli Defense Force/propaganda machine has been fully mobilized to this site to try and sway people's opinions. This probably won't get published like most other comments like this because we all know who owns the Boston Globe/NY Times.

Posted by Hardcore December 31, 08 09:09 PM

If Islamic jihadists would lay down their arms, there will be no more fighting. If Israel lays down its arms, there would be no more Israel. Hamas sympathizers, leftists and pacifists, wake up and admit to yourselves the real problem.

Posted by Pragmatic Bostonian December 31, 08 09:23 PM

All this killing and for what? Dirt? I'm not trying to be glib, but no patch land is worth burying your 4-year-old baby.

Posted by Derek December 31, 08 09:30 PM


Posted by locong December 31, 08 09:49 PM

If you take a walk in a major Israeli city where young people congregate I can show you where Israeli blood has been washed away. Caused by a suicide bomber. We do not have to walk very far to find fresh blood stains.

This is what Hamas has done. This is what Hamas is doing.
Israel can make no more concessions. Enough is enough.

Posted by crywithme December 31, 08 10:11 PM

The rocket attack on Israel is what Israel does best.
"A false flag attack"
Those rockets are being fired by Mossad provocateurs,
read about the USS liberty attack.
I believe the real Nazi's that preformed the Holocaust
on 6 million innocent human beings,
were really the Zionist that are at the head of Israel
right now.

Posted by george December 31, 08 10:28 PM

NO religion no War,

Al wars are between believers in a imaginary god,
there are not war between atheists,

Posted by Kevin December 31, 08 10:50 PM

All people should be exterminated once and for all. All of you. The agony should be stopped.

The fate of mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools.

Posted by one December 31, 08 10:57 PM

Buahh que panda de descerebraos hay por aquí...
Esto es el "donde las dan las toman (pero con otros...)"
Batabummmm en Israel!

Posted by Chuchu December 31, 08 10:58 PM

i hope i dont offend anyone, and pls mind my grammar.
But do u ever ask yourself, why did people do this, whats their intention, what does their hearts say?... were u guys there in the attack? were u guys there when those people suffer? were u guys hurt? and please don't blame people from what RUMOUR'S u might hear... and please don't blame god... God is not in control of human... we human control ourselves, if god were to control us .. then there is no point living isn't it? we want something we must get it ourselves, praying to god is just as a support. Im not an atheist so i dont really know how they think, but i live my whole life believing one thing, god never abandoned me, i knew that cause of him i live my whole life happily, and thats why i never abandon my god

hope no one get offended by this post, just pray for the peace of them and stop blaming others
thank you

Posted by Asura December 31, 08 11:14 PM

Thank you again for doing this blog. It awakens my sympathy for the world in ways that articles just don't. I need this.

Posted by Lindsey December 31, 08 11:38 PM

Hamas is a extremist/terrorist group and must be stopped. But those that think you can stop them with bombs are fooling themselves. It will only make them stronger. Fear, poverty, lack of education and war is what fuels extremists. The israeli are rich and educated, they should know better, but they don't. In 100 years they will still be fighting.

Posted by Quentin December 31, 08 11:41 PM

To those who think that if there was no God there would be no war need to review recent history. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany conquered eastern Europe. Communist China and Communist Vietnam fought a war. India and China have had issues as well. Many of the wars in Africa are fought because of tribal rivalries over resources.

God is not the only reason why wars start. Most of the time wars are over resources like land, water, oil, or a multitude of other natural resources. Please do not speak out of just emotions as hard as that may be after seeing the preceding picturies.

Posted by David December 31, 08 11:46 PM


Posted by Bode venkateswara Reddy January 1, 09 12:03 AM

War is in the nature of mankind?

Posted by lmanpig January 1, 09 12:34 AM

#60, RaDe - We here in Israel don't understand this either. Read the article. We offered the Hamas government to keep the ceasefire agreement (during which they kept firing rockets at Israel). We have cities here that are targeted by rockets for 8 years straight. Think about it - kids who entered school at 6 years old and are now graduating elementary school at age 14, had to be 15 seconds away from a bomb shelter at all times during all these years.

This is unbearable. At no point did Israel ask for this war. Israel left Gaza over 3 years ago. The palestinians had plenty of opportunity to build their state, to put time and money into education and health, to think about peace. Instead, they elected a group of terrorists to lead them. Those terrorists thrive on death and destruction, and they did all they could to keep both people in the circle of violence.

It is that simple. One nation wants peace and is ready to pay huge prices for it.
Prices that other countries would never consider paying. The other side wants nothing but the continuance of killing and death, and targets civilians deliberately.

Posted by yuv January 1, 09 01:37 AM

is not game over army of mouhamed wel be beck.

Posted by man January 1, 09 01:41 AM

why are they called militants instead of terrorists?

Posted by Jeff January 1, 09 01:44 AM

Gotta love the excuses from sympathizers from each side in the comments... Especially the way they throw the word terrorist around... one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. Al'qaeda means "the database" as in...the CIA database of what we Americans called "freedom fighters" back when they were fighting the soviets. People talk like Al'qaeda is some tight knit, well organized group of evil psychopaths... when in reality it is just a blanket term used to pigeonhole anyone or any group that the west considers a threat...
Terrorism is primarily the tool of governments and America, Israel, UK, etc. are no exception. How else to you explain the illogical crap you hear from gov. and news lately. We must take away your freedoms to save your freedom is the basic message they send. You must fear for your life. Give us power. Let us protect you from the "terrorists". We need to take trillions of dollars of your money and spend it attacking foreign nations to protect you. If you want a nice wake up call check out the videos on Philosophy > Ideology.

Posted by Mike January 1, 09 01:53 AM

Religion of course is just a pretext, if there was no religion, wars would still be fought. But somehow, I like better the idea of fighting for resources than driving 'blind' persons to commit suicide "in the name of god", or just believing soldiers justifing their actions cause "god wants it". It would fool less ppl.

And about that "Atheist countries in cXX had killed more ppl than the rest of historic wars all together" Duh, of course it is. It's called "rising world population" plus "cXX war tactics". In the end it shows nothing.

Then again, this is not about religion. Is about war. And it's about how the leaders make up ANY excuse to take the resources of other. May it be religion, may it be ideals, politics, revenge... you name it. And the blindness of ppl to follow whatever they say with honey. That's what is it all about.

Posted by Darius January 1, 09 03:05 AM

Both sides are right, both sides are wrong.

Posted by John Susek January 1, 09 03:29 AM

I love this blog, and not just for the photos. People's comments are something else entirely.

Posted by afridlyand January 1, 09 03:46 AM

THX for the help, god.

Posted by Dan January 1, 09 04:18 AM

Fantastic photography - I have no wish to get involved in the issues (far too emotional) but as a photo essay, these provide valuable, pictorial insight into the terror and suffering that we are witnessing today.

Posted by Chris Loft January 1, 09 04:28 AM

About mr. Patrik Henry lives i am asking him ....DO YOU LIVES IN THIS PLANET AFTER 2nd WORLD WORE ??????

Posted by D.NABIL January 1, 09 04:32 AM

So how come all Middle Eastern states are evil and "Israel" is not? Lebanon is evil, Iran is evil, Palestine is evil, only "Israel" is an angel

There's something fundamentally flawed with the Jewish state, it's illegitimate. PERIOD. The land was taken from the Arabs and it will return to them like history shows throughout the centuries.

To those who will advance a religious argument for the so-called return of Jews to Palestine, I say : God is not a real estate agent.

Hope the atheists who have commented above will not turn religious all of a sudden....

Posted by Michael January 1, 09 04:49 AM

It's easy to blame a single part. It's harder to tell both parts to act up.

Israel does not provide a rational plan that palestinians could possibly accept. And Palestina responds irrationally. Don't blame the people, blame the situation.

Fix it please. It's sad to see politicians who does not master the art of peace be in charge of this.

Posted by benjamin January 1, 09 05:20 AM

if someone stole your land would you be mad ? This is what israel did, this is why the palestinians resist. There is UN agreements stating that israel does not have the right to control the gaza strip, westbank and have check points all through out these terrortories

I hope oneday when i wake up, someone has turned israel into a glass crater

Posted by anonymous commentator January 1, 09 05:30 AM

What about the Israeli .......... DEADLY BLOCKADE ...............on Gaza for 6months before the war?? is that included in cease-fire agreement ?????!!!!!!!!!

Posted by tommasson January 1, 09 05:35 AM

This just shows that the Jewish people learned absolutely nothing from their history. After all the books, movies and articles on how they suffered - the first thing Israelis do when they have some power is to make others suffer.

Posted by TP January 1, 09 06:47 AM

really have missed this post over christmas, great to see you posting agin !!!!

Posted by james Mason January 1, 09 07:02 AM

There's no God to kill for. Both sides have to stop. Now.
Israel have to rspect UN resolutions
Palestina have to stop every attack
In lask of this, USA and EU have to capture the prime minister and politics and judge them like Nazis after WWII



Posted by Mau January 1, 09 07:13 AM

In a news conference today from Cairo, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas placed the blame for the violence in the Gaza Strip squarely on the shoulders of Hamas

Posted by oren January 1, 09 07:28 AM

Palestinians Need Israel to Win

Posted by oren January 1, 09 07:33 AM

Shame on Israel, they complained of holocaust, and they exterminated a whole nation. (palestinian nation).
They stole the lands and the peace of Palestinians...
Shame on Israel......Shame on you Israeli people..You thievs and murderers..

Posted by Arpad January 1, 09 08:20 AM

Very disappointing to see how political and one-sided this is. Why do you do your best to attempt to make this seem like a fair battle while it is not? With bringing out everything, including that of an injured dog!

Did not expect this from the BP.

Posted by vg January 1, 09 08:34 AM

Israel continues to prove how barbarian state it is.

Posted by Firas January 1, 09 08:44 AM

This has absolutely nothing to do with religion, nor culture, not even wih normal people. People are just meat in this game. This is just political dirty business. For that you can blame our oun cinycal hipocresy, and our foul and rotted politicians from USA, EU, Israel and Palestina, in that precise order. So while normal people keeps suffering, fck this fake and ridiculous freakshow they call "international law", fck US, EU, Israel and of course f*ck Hamas too, but they're last to blame.

Posted by znort January 1, 09 09:28 AM

There is no peaceful solution to this conflict.

Just look at the comments here.

Israel is considered a "wrong" nation by the Arabs in general.
But the Israeli are not going to just leave their etablished nation, and the arabs won't stop wanting them 'out'.
The only end outcome I see in this conflict is total wipeout of either side.
If Israel wins they keep their nation and live there in peace. That seems to be their goal.
If Hamas wins they "retake" Israel and kill/force out all the "Israeli".

Posted by anon January 1, 09 09:39 AM

To Chad:

You think the human problem is pride?

I think the human problem is that we're willing to pander to each other by claiming to be egalitarian, when reality demands we be the exact opposite.

Madoff gave to charity. Bono gives to Africa. Obama talks about hope and change. Hamas talks about peace, while sending rockets. Israel talks about a one-state solution, while knowing that only a separate Jewish state will satisfy their needs.

I think the human problem is lies in order to manipulate each other.

Posted by Steve Harris January 1, 09 09:44 AM

israel has no respect for civilian deaths. first they destroy Lebanon, now the destroy Gaza .

for me they are much more terrorist than hamas, just count the innocent victims.

returning the stole land to the palestinians should be the first step to a peacefully resolution.

Posted by JM January 1, 09 09:46 AM

While the death of every innocent person is a catastrophe, Israel has no choice. No other country would put up with the rockets from Gaza as long as they have. (E.g. I suspect that the US wouldn't hesitate for an instant before launching a massive air strike if Mexico began launching rockets at them.)

As long as Palestinian leaders continue to lie to their people, there will not be peace. They cannot give their people false hope and promise them that if they send their children to kill themselves they will _surely_ gain back all lands and Israel will cease to exist.

The Palestinian people have been given chance after chance of peace which they all turned down. (Just as a historical aside, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered Arafat 90% of the West Bank in the Camp David Summit. In response, Arafat refused and the Second Intifada began.)

If anyone is interested in getting to the bottom of the endless blame, I suggest that you read The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz. It does a good job of going over common misconceptions and refuting them with historically accurate sources.

Posted by NY January 1, 09 09:52 AM




Posted by PATRICIA BRESSI January 1, 09 10:07 AM

Los judios son las peores bestias humanas que hay en este planeta, como pretenden tener así la paz, ignorantes bestias

Posted by Juan Carlos January 1, 09 10:27 AM

The violence will continue because the Muslims hate Israel more than they love their own children.

Posted by Jon Fraud Carry January 1, 09 10:28 AM

"Israel never purposefully targets civilians. Neither does America** or Britain."
Patrick Henry

you say it in serious!??one inquires better, please.

Posted by Ricardo Sosa January 1, 09 10:31 AM

It is not terrorism or genocide when US or Israel kills humans, it is simply bringing democracy and freedom.

Posted by Spiegel January 1, 09 10:38 AM

@ Patrick Henry:

You don't know much about war right? You say that Israel and the US never target Civilians? That is absolutely not true. Your TV programms just don't tell what is going on in Afgahnistan/Iraq/Gaza..

Posted by fcksrl January 1, 09 10:38 AM

Pesada as fotos viu

Posted by Daniel January 1, 09 10:46 AM

An expose of the total loss of our humanity.

"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.

Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate....

Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by ROR January 1, 09 11:01 AM

These photo's have been aligned to make it look like Hamas started this. This is a very pro Israeli piece. Sorry but it is. Israel are the new Nazi's.

Learn about how Gazans have been forced to live because of Israels blockade, they are treated worse than cattle.

Posted by Steve January 1, 09 11:14 AM

i totally agree with 56.

Posted by Itay January 1, 09 11:22 AM

"These photo's have been aligned to make it look like Hamas started this. This is a very pro Israeli piece. Sorry but it is. Israel are the new Nazi's."

It's so funny to read the comments of the both side !

Alan, congratulation, your article are in same time pro-israeli and pro-hamas ^^

Don't worry, we (french people) are coming soon in order to put all this in order ! Sarkozy power !

Posted by S January 1, 09 11:30 AM

Humans are animals, obviously if we were vegetables these inevitable pictures wouldn't be around, and these dismal photos illustrate why some people relate better to their pets than their neighbours

In response to this comment:
61.Dismal pictures of the inevitable. I am a bit disgusted by how this site seems to think it's necessary to protect us from pictures of dead dogs. When depicting human misery on this scale, the "sensitivity" at display over dead animals is more than a bit displaced.
Posted by Nripendra December 31, 08 03:42 PM

Posted by Solange January 1, 09 11:36 AM

can't offer any more opinions than whats been already written. I can only offer the words of others who are professionals in the field.
Boston's own Sara Roy BEFORE the attack in the London Review of Books
and the Israeli Haaretz reporter Gideon Levy AFTER the attacks started

Posted by freshouttatime January 1, 09 11:38 AM

More worrying than this seemingly unending conflict with organizations that divert their energy to destruction rather than construction, is the amount of PARANOID, CONSPIRACY THEORY based responses here. This war is caused by idiots, true, but it seems that idiots are spread equally among the world, and many of them have internet connection.

The facts are simple - Israel is a Democratic state, and as such it has an obligation to protect its citizens first and foremost. Since the Hammas vows to destory Israel and aims at Israeli civilians on a daily basis, and on the other hand refuses any reasonable negotiation, I call this war a war of self defense, and as such, any casualties caused to the real aggressor (Hammas) are the Hammas's fault. It didn't have to be this way, and THE HAMMAS HAD EVERY POSSIBLE CHANCE TO PREVENT THIS.

Posted by RoyK January 1, 09 11:49 AM

For those who called the victims animals and dogs:
Would you feel the same way if someone called the holocaust victims animals and dogs?
Think about it.
I have a a couple of questions for any intelligent and civilized person:.
1- Can you define what terrorisme is?
Look up the definition in any dictionary you chose and when you come up with the answer compare your answer to what Israel is doing and answer this question.
Do you consider what Israel has been doing terrorisme?

Posted by Adam January 1, 09 12:21 PM

Incredible shots.......another insight altogether. Very very very sad.

Posted by Aisling January 1, 09 12:43 PM

Nice to see that antisemitism is live and well, people who've kept their mouth shut for the last five years while Palestinians callously murdered innocent civilians have now suddenly developed a conscience when Israel defends itself.

Jews: give up! This world doesn't want you alive ... but it will be happy to memorialize you when you're all dead.

Posted by Al Tira January 1, 09 12:43 PM

I can't believe what I'm reading...
As for RoyK response 162...Palestine is also a democratic state and also has an obligation to feed its people not just protect them. Israel has prevented any medicine or supplies from entering Gaza due to the barricades it has set up to suffocate the Palestinian people. What reasonable negotiation are you talking about? This war is worse than Hitler's holocaust! You should be ashamed of misleading the public, but no worries; people are realizing the truth, and when truth is hurled upon falsehood, it shatters your arguments.

Posted by Bryan January 1, 09 12:46 PM

Is there no other way but what the American press is calling an "all out war" against Gaza?

Posted by sanaa January 1, 09 12:50 PM

Israel has been subject to many many terrorist attackes that have amounted to MANY INNOCENT CIVILIAN deaths. Shall I start the list... sbarro bombing, the shooting at Yeshivat Mercaz Harav, the recent ramming of a tractor into a BUSLOAD of INNOCENT CIVILIANS, or the car that was rammed into INNOCENT CIVILIANS at the western wall, or the suicide bombing at the Machane Yehuda shopping area, Ben Yehuda shopping area, the number 1 bus to the Western Wall.. etc etc etc etc etc.
ALL of this is IN ADDITION to the DAILY rockets that southern israel has experienced for YEARS at the hands of HAMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Ita January 1, 09 12:57 PM

British soldiers fought the IRA for 20 years, Israel will never defeat Hamas with bombs, Hamas will never defeat Israel with rockets.
Why did Britain and the IRA stop fighting?
Perhaps Hamas and Israel should find out.

Posted by jay January 1, 09 12:58 PM

Any country has the right to defend itself from terror.

It looks like more of the world this time is supporting the Jewish state more this time against Hammas. Hammas targets civilians ALL the time. Israel is targeting weapons and Hammas hides them behind civilians. The best thing for the palestinians would be for Israel to expand its borders and manage the Palestinian areas. BTW, they don't occupy anything but their own country. But it sure would help if people and a government that respects lives and free speech did occupy Gaza.

Posted by Chris January 1, 09 01:04 PM

The Trinity of Palestine- THE HOLY LAND

1.The Wolf and the Fox or the conspiracy and the aggression
One day my dears, the wolf and the fox stood at the door of their SIR.
Their eyes were dim, legs were shaky, faces were yellowish and their bodies were fatty.
The road to the castle is like the road to the cemetery.
In the castle there is no difference between the living and the dead.
A Sultan’s dove came from above.
It asked itself, "What purpose brought the wolf and the fox together!".
Both of them conspired against each other.
The Sultan came to assemble and separate them in his way.
This tableau is repetitive every day, except one day, when the dove died.
2. Abdulwadod or the panic and the funk
Abdulwadod took the needle and injected the camel.
In order to determine whither or not to return Palestine from today until the final Day of Judgment.
Abduwadod let people sleep on the Masod’s bed, which is made from wood and leaves and to glorify the Lord of humans, pray and prostrate on the people of the Cave Doctrine.
This is the wisdom that new generations inherit from their ancestors.
3. The dove or the mask
The dove of the peace is singing for the children of tent camps for the victory of truth over mendacity, falseness and darkness, and also for the convergence of love and harmony.
Over in a corner the dove of peace is flapping her wings to wake up the sleepers in our Jerusalem and all lands, where the people adore and love the children’s innocence.
The children who are victims of oppression, violence and apartheid, those who dream for security and life far from Sharon’s gun and his dreadful voice.

Posted by M.T Al-Mansouri January 1, 09 01:05 PM

@ #64 - lisa:
I think the Hamas needed this war, to get the support of the people living in Gaza.
A old saw:
Wenn du innenpolitische Probleme hast, dann erschaffe einen gemeinsamen ausländischen Feind und kämpfe.
If you have internal problems, create a extern enemy and start a war.

This is sad, but it works :(

Posted by Hawkee January 1, 09 01:13 PM

""David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.""

Posted by Yan January 1, 09 01:14 PM

To everyone who are back lashing each other comments:

Why dont we stop that and pray for even a minute that all these inhumaneness stop once and for all and god knows that only he can stop this.

Posted by Anonymous January 1, 09 01:19 PM

No need to show pictures like that of the cat and the dog...THAT'S disturbing!!! As far as these religious idiots...the more dead the better!

Posted by Greg January 1, 09 01:20 PM

so shocking and saddening it's hard to put it to words

Posted by mario January 1, 09 01:24 PM

If any other country had had 3000 missiles launched at it NO one would comment on its right to protect it self. Hammas has stated that they want to destroy Israel you think they will be "reasonable" Peace is not always a possibility the people who think so need to take there head out of the sand. What we want and what is possible is not always the same thing.

Posted by zac_in_ak January 1, 09 01:28 PM

1. Criticizing the actions of a military state (Israel) is NOT automatically anti-Semitic. Stop using semantics to stifle freedom of speech. That tactic is trite and boring.

2. Hamas is not the ONLY party at fault. The sooner everyone realizes the disproportionate role of Israel and the United States in these international human rights violations, the sooner they will stop.

3. There's a reason why the entire world is upset with Israel's actions. Stop kissing ass long enough to think critically and attempt to understand why that might be.

4. There is NO justification for a military state to slaughter an entire population after parts of that population respond violently to a 14-month-long illegal blockade which prevented (and continues to prevent) supplies basic and necessary to survival, such as food and medicine. If you had been following the news leading up to this, you would be aware of the fact that Gazans had resorted to eating GRASS to survive, and smuggling in GOATS through the underground tunnels.

5. Hamas does not operate in a vacuum. The history and politics behind this conflict are much more complicated than the mainstream media and U.S./Israeli governments would have you think. Remember that Hamas is a democratically elected government following 60+ years of oppression. Do your own research and educate yourselves from unbiased sources. It's for your own good.

Posted by Sumiyia January 1, 09 01:30 PM

Give War a Chance

Posted by Wetfun January 1, 09 01:43 PM

For all you Palestinian supporters, why don't you convince your genius "government" to support peace and prevent rocket fire into Israel. Israel wants peace, but Palestinian militants (obviously including Hamas) are too ignorant and all out stupid to know what to do. Peace will only happen when Israeli civilians stop dying. What do you think the U.S. would do if thousands of rockets were sent from Mexico?

Posted by Mike January 1, 09 02:11 PM

to Islam Ali
my deer where do u live??????
who feeds u those lies!!!!!!!
im so sed that people need to read the stupid things u write
learn the facts and not from the t.v
talk to people that are there
all of u

Posted by noa January 1, 09 02:19 PM

This will spill over into our world.

It's all part of der FUehrers' scortched earth program to leave behind an America and a world so severely beaten and trashed that no one will be able to resusitate it.

And you can bet any attempts in the US Congress to stop aid to either side most particularly Israel will be stopped by der FUehrers' henchmen.

Major Dick

Posted by Major Dick January 1, 09 02:22 PM

killing the innocent to avenge the death of another innocent is wrong. whoever sends a bomb or missle is on the side of wrong. the modern state of Israel should not have been created from stolen lands however it is also wrong to reclaim this land by killing innocent lives.shame on both parties

Posted by invisible January 1, 09 02:24 PM

It is too bad Israel has to retaliate to that degree in response to the few Hamas rockets that barely even made it into their territory. This problem can only be solved in an intervention by the US. Condi Rice did absolutely nothing to help the situation, even though she visited the region over 15 times to "talk things out". Obama has to put together a real team to handle the issue because the US has sewn itself into this mess with our weapons supply and long ties to Israel. We need the real stories on our major networks too. Hamas and the other militant groups, whether tied to Iran or other radical groups, really evolved out of one ideal; to take back their land. This same thing is still on going between govt and militants in Africa and its quite obvious that talks over tea in the govt offices there hasn't done anything. Its time for people to start taking responsibilities and stop the deaths of innocent Palestinians

Posted by raul January 1, 09 02:26 PM

In the words of the late Golda Meir, former prime minister of Israel:

"We may forgive the Arabs for killing our children, but we will never forgive them for making us kill their children"

Posted by Anonymous January 1, 09 02:29 PM

Demand dialogue now!

We need people to discuss, there is no military solution!

Posted by John January 1, 09 02:42 PM

killing wont solve sh*t. it just pisses off more people. how hard headed is this world? :/

Posted by Michael January 1, 09 02:56 PM

Without pictures 1, 2 & 3 there would be no pictures 5, 6, 7 & 8.

Hamas is like a long past his prime bantamweight provoking a champion heavyweight. Eventually the strong party loses patience and knocks the other out of the ring. The little fellow complains the heavyweight is a bully but everyone knows the loser brought all his troubles on himself.

There must come a point when Hamas realizes it can't win and that it's best, only choice is to stop fighting before it 's too late.

Posted by deegee January 1, 09 02:59 PM

well, of course some of u gonna find it trivial or ridiculous, but we are entering the apocalypsis zone, it isn't going to explode the whole earth and damage everything, but it will have significant affects on some particular things. It will cause the wars, ecological disasters, unrest, but it is going to be resistable.
If you havn't noticed, we can already see the signs of it such as August war between Russia and Georgia, World financial crisis, and now the conflict between israelis and palestinians.
Be positive, Stay calm, don't lose hope and everything's gonna be okay.
Wish you peace, with love from Georgia

Posted by allllre January 1, 09 03:02 PM

So sad. No wonder antizionism is on the rise.

Posted by Pavlov January 1, 09 03:03 PM

Live one week under constant rocket attacks as have the Israelis and each and everyone of you "poor Palestinians" crowd would change your tune in a minute.

You...nor I... have any idea what it would be like to take shelter from rockets EVERYDAY!

Easy to spew "Peace now"..."Bad Israel" with no first hand experience.

Posted by bob January 1, 09 03:28 PM

Those who never learn from history are always doomed to repeat it. Several thousand years ago the First Emperor of China killed 1.2 million people to unite China and accomplish his agenda. Israelis and Palestinians must make a decision to live together in peace or they will both end up in pieces! Whatever the decision is, just do it quick and leave the rest of the world in peace so we can go on with our own lives. Stop blaming the USA, Russsians, Iranians etc etc for the pathetic situation they are in.

Posted by Harry Lee January 1, 09 03:32 PM


Posted by 01 January 1, 09 03:52 PM

All we are saying.....................................
Is give peace a chance.............................

Posted by indyhoov January 1, 09 03:54 PM

can someone please explain how all this killing is making things better for either side? War is a lose/lose proposition.

Posted by Anonymous american January 1, 09 03:57 PM

World doesn't give a damn when Muslims die, meanwhile Israel is using tax paid money and weapons to kill innocent women and children.

Posted by Hamid Ali January 1, 09 04:00 PM

israel is using american made weapons and american tax payer dollars to wage this illegal war on a helpless population. our hands have just as much palestinian blood as the israelis do. we should be ashamed of this. no wonder we are hated so much in the world. everyone knows it too, yet our politicians let it happen. this has nothing to do with hamas firing rockets, that is not what started this. israel has held millions of people in a concentration camp for decades. the world has allowed this to happen, more importantly we are letting this happen. shame on us

Posted by james January 1, 09 04:26 PM

yo soy mitad palestino .tengo familia de origen judio. pero el propocito de esta es decir la verdad los israelitas no crearon un estado democratico cuando la estrella de david esta en su un estado solo para judios en quitarles la tierra alos palestinos y eso inclullen alos judios que vivian en tiempos de la independencia de israel contra inglaterra. quieren acernos creer que cerrando la frontera de gaza y aniquilar su poblacion como iso usa con los indios y crear una recerbacion grande donde ellos controlan el mar.el aire i todo lo que entra en esa reguion ellos crearon hamas . pues un pueblo no puede vivir en una gran celda eso es gaza.una gran pricion para aniquilar a un pueblo , como lo alemanes hizieron con los judios en la segunda guerra mundial

Posted by tarja January 1, 09 04:29 PM

Stop will come donate America and Europe, already 60 years old do you support the war, it will not end until you never stop giving money for weapons both!

Posted by Anonymous January 1, 09 04:30 PM

This is indeed a very grave and sad pictures. I can not ignore the reality and my national and political views, but I am first of all a man, controlled by human values. I am very sorry to see dead people. Even more, I regret to see the children victims of the hostilities . My heart aches at the sight of much of lost lives, lost hopeы, but I do not feel the slightest pity at the sight of a dead enemy. I am a proud Israeli. Proud of our army, and no doubt its morality and ethics norms. The Palestinians and Hammas are seriously mistaken, assuming that they can achieve anything by force. I hope that in the near future Palestinians will think better of living in peace with Israel.

Posted by Daniel V.R. January 1, 09 05:17 PM

Absolutely can't wait to see how The Kenyan deals with this issue. Watching him crash and burn on so many of these thorny issues will be pleasure itself.

Meanwhile, Go Israel. Stomp these people until they beg for mercy. Starting something you can't finish is the very definition of fail.

Posted by John Dawson January 1, 09 06:41 PM

Go Israel! Though the media won't show it, many europeans are behind you. You have the right to defend yourselves, do it!

Posted by Deutscher January 1, 09 08:19 PM

Israel has got its statehood put lost its soul, decency and ethics on the way.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Remember hamas got its current strength with encouragement of the Israeli gov. to counter PLO.

Posted by Dan January 1, 09 08:57 PM

john dawson is ignorant racist white trash.

Posted by no January 1, 09 09:09 PM

Thank you for posting these pictures. They were graphic, but they need to be seen. This war between Israel and Palestine has been going on for so long that we tend to forget that actual people die, on both sides.

While I believe Israel should be defensive, I don't believe that what they are doing is in any way helping them. They are just perpetuating this terrible war. It is said that Israel has an ancient claim to the land. That being said, Palestine is there. They will continue to fight back because they also have a claim to the land. I think it would be hard, but an agreement could be made if both sides would acknowledge the other. The US also has a big influence in this because of our support of Israel. Perhaps we could use that influence to stop so many people from losing their lives.

Posted by Andie January 1, 09 09:52 PM



Posted by ADAM January 1, 09 10:28 PM

The fact is that the country of Israel was created by terrorists in the first place. It is no wonder that the people whose land they stole are using their own methods against them.

Posted by Paul Stacey January 1, 09 10:41 PM

Israeli actions are justified. The Islamic jehadis across the globe have been creating only mayhem and murder of humanity across the globe, be it Israel, India, Afghanistan, Philippines...
It is high time the world woke up and stop these beasts from destroying the humanity. These cowards dont understand the words of wisdom or the message of peace. Only wiping them out of this world and reining in the rogue states like Pakistan (the lab and base camp of jehadis) and Saudi Arabia (which bankroll these beasts) will bring peace to the earth.

Posted by Seethi Haji January 1, 09 11:26 PM

No Religion - No War!

Posted by Tuguldur January 1, 09 11:36 PM

We will make sure that our children and grand children and every un-born child understand that the cancer called "State of Israel" is need to be uprooted..

Posted by John Russell January 1, 09 11:44 PM

Assalam Alaykum...I do not like war...i hate war....i hate cruel....Israel is doing not well....they are against islam always........i love peace..because our religion is ISLAM and in arabic meaning of ISLAM is u can say Islam is a religion of peace...i love my Religion because ISLAM teaches us to love all nations and respect message is love to all mankind and human beings......

Posted by Muhammad Saleem January 1, 09 11:46 PM

War is a taste of hell on earth.Forest fires don't pick trees to avoid. How many non combattants died in ww1, ww2, any war for that matter, these are not vidio games.Man is fatally flawed, we can't stop hate,lying,greed,drug abuse,murder,rape,poverty,perversion or prostitution no matter how hard we try. There will be no peace in the middle east as long as man has anything to do with it.This is a war of the gods, Jehovah vs allah...Jesus vs satan. There is no political, monetary, millitary or geographical solution to a spiritual battle.Arabs don't want peace, they want Israel gone like hitler did,the Jews remember dying long before the holocost. Where is all that oil money, how can tiny Israel kick the whole arab world butt unless God is involved.Wanna know the outcome of all this, read the Bible! Like it or not it's never been wrong!

Posted by D.W.Scott January 2, 09 12:01 AM

The whole territory of today's Israel and Jordan was called Palestine. Does this mean, Jordan has no legal right to exist and should be given to arabs from Gaza?

Would you say stop fight Hitler during World War 2? I suppose not. Don't you see that Hamas and Hitler are the same? Hitler was voted for by Germans in 1933, Hamas was voted for by Gazanians. Both brought destruction and death to their people and others. Hamas should me fought till its end, like Hitler was.

Posted by Gretta January 2, 09 12:54 AM

Has Israel stolen lands from the arabs? Has America stole any land from the 'Native Americans'?

Does history really show us that in 100 years Israel and Palestine are still fighting?

I'm an 30 years old Israeli reserve soldier, one phone call away from the was in gaza. Are we doing the right thing? -- yes we are. Why? because no nation in the world should stand a major hit on its cities. As long as rockets are fired towards Israel, a clear and bold statement is made against those TERRORISTS (who kill innocent people, yeah?). Any building that has a missle in it, let it be a hospital, a school or a damned house, will be shot at and ruined. Civilians has been warned before the strike on the tunnels and they were asked to leave. YES - some innocent people are killed, and this is VERY unfortunate. Also, it's inevitable. Ideally a targeted war against hamas 'militians' should be held, but this is rather impossible.

Israel should not stop the war against Hamas as long as they fire missiles to its territory. One missile is enough. 3000 in a month is more than a good enough reason to evaporate all Hamas 'militians'.

And to all the make-love-not-war sixties hippies out there - this was is not over God. This was is about one country's peaceful life. It's about borders. It's about everything you ask from your country when you pay the taxes, when you go and serve in the army. It's about your basic need for security and peace.

Can I not say that about Palestinians, who just want to have peaceful life? Of course I can. But a man that wants peace for his family doesn't let Hamas terrorists to put TNT in his garage and does not let them fire rockets from his wonderful patio. A man that seeks peace does not give hand to terrorists.

Hamas 'political' views are well known and they are now controlling Gaza.

And one word to the 'Big Picture' -- so many missiles has been shot towards Israel cities, and almost all pictures here are of Gaza's ruins, smoke and agony. You show dead kids, and not hundreds of kids in shelters. You show smoke rises from gaza, but not even one ruined building from the Israeli territory. I love the work you do, but now, when this is all very close to me, I start to wonder.

Posted by asaf January 2, 09 01:09 AM

I am amazed of literate people of Israel how much they can live life of terror for ever . Very simple solution to live with peace with Palestine.

Posted by Shehzad Merchant January 2, 09 01:18 AM

Whoever one starting a war, just think its effect on the children. They become casualties of your rage & foolishness.

Posted by Wely E.R. January 2, 09 01:24 AM

The term "antisemitism" should be clarified. To be "antisemitic", one must hate Shem's descendants (Semitic means "of Shem"). Shem was the father of the Israelis, Babylonians, Assyrians, Syrians, Ammonites, Moabites and Arabs (Ishmaelites, kin to the Israelis). That's all the people of the Arabia, most of Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. From archeology, linguistics, & genetics, the Canaanites are also Semitic. Only the Philistines (where we get "Palestinian"), weren't Semitic. But they mixed with the Arabs. So they're all Semitic! Only non-Semites can be antisemitic! At one time, they *had* a common religion, worshipping El (Allah) & Elat (Allat), (God and Goddess). Return and find Peace!

Posted by Yahweh's_&_Asherah's_Priestess January 2, 09 01:33 AM

ahh, it's just awful...

Posted by Takashi January 2, 09 01:37 AM

Damned Israel!
May ALLAH bring peacefulness into Palestine!

Posted by shei January 2, 09 01:51 AM

There are loads of things I don't understand about the mass murder that going on. For example, why are Foreigners such as British and Americans civilians being killed in Gaza? If you don't believe Americans, British, and even Press correspondents are being killed by Israelis then read these articles


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Posted by Zaid Mulk January 2, 09 02:36 AM

You can't judge Israel until you step in there shoes.

8 years of rocket with minimum to none provocation caused this.

Posted by zz January 2, 09 02:53 AM

Humans are so disappointing in their blind obedience to ideals. Does hatred and horror truly outweigh the good? Photos like these always make me think they do.

Posted by richard January 2, 09 03:10 AM

No justice no peace
Justice is to give back the stolen land

Posted by Sharon January 2, 09 03:24 AM

The fictional book, called "The Bible" has been interpreted by many to justify their hate in the name of God. Hate-groups like he KKK often quote from the bible to justify their hate. Women in many cultures are treated like animals be cause of what the bible "says so"..... much justified hate comes from the "bible" and other "holy scriptures". These holy scriptures are invented by humans to justify their own arrogance and ignorance.

It is very very sad and pathetic that some people are killing each other just because their fictional "holy" book tells them to. As previous commentaries said: No religions = no wars.

BTW - The reason that "tiny Israel kick the whole arab world butt" is NOT because God is involved - it is because they have one of the best armies in the world (and they also have THE bomb) ........... with the wonderful support and help from the US government.

Posted by Susanane Patrick January 2, 09 03:27 AM

The American people will one day wake up to the sad truth that they have been milked out of their tax money to support a rogue state, not only that, that same rogue state worked to secure itself by sending the American kid to fight a war on their behalf

The Israeli lobby in the US holds the brunt of the savage atrocities in the Middle East

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Posted by perguia January 2, 09 03:54 AM

ISRAIL'S activitest are nothing but terrorist and.Israil is father of terrorist. They are the big shame in the name of human.STOP NOW YOUR TERROR ACTIVITIES AND BE HUMAN.

Posted by TEATASH CHODHURY January 2, 09 04:28 AM

I wish the memories of all humans be erased and let the bad part of their heart dies with those memories.
This is not between believers or non believers of something called god. Romans (the believers) have led destruction as well as Chinese who dont believe in any god they have killed people and have worlds largest Army.

This conflict is a result of deep hatred, it will be an effort of whole generation. maybe more than that. I am a 79er and since i have been a kid, I have been listening to gaza strip conflict. I loved Yasser Arafat as much as I adore Israel and Golda meir.
May god give good wisdom to both sides, and there be peace.

Posted by Brahmin January 2, 09 05:23 AM

for all those who is writing "Hamas was elected in a democratic way"


It is NOT ABOUT TERITORY (Israel don't want to control Gaza!)
It is NOT ABOUT RELIGION (Israel don't fight the muslims, but the Hamas)

(won't you want BEN LADEN TO BE DEAD??)

Posted by MICHAL January 2, 09 05:34 AM

Turks against Israel. Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with Turkish police

Posted by TAXALIA January 2, 09 05:39 AM

(Any) religion is a tool in the hands of evil men, it has always been like that. It is used by those evil men to send people of to war and kill each other so they (the evil men) gain from it. Would a real god allow it? I don't think so.

How to solve this conflict? I don't know... but certainly not by donating money to the fighters. Food, clothes, education... yes. Money to buy more weapons... no. And the UN (including the USA) need to take their responsability.

Posted by Le Comte de Saint Germain January 2, 09 06:08 AM

is this very miserable ..
shame on Israeli .. criminal somebody has to stop all this non sense things ..
may be America ..

Posted by duttsharp January 2, 09 06:11 AM

i think that israel and usa are the nations who made the worst genocides in history since germany in 1939-1945. f*ck all americans, you are the guilties of the global situation in 2008. AMERICANS, think why you are hated all over the world!

Posted by leon January 2, 09 06:18 AM

GOD please destroyed isarel..with big damage...


Posted by nice_peace January 2, 09 06:49 AM

this blog is amazing. thank you.

it is sad to see people taking political sides in comments though. this is a human problem, not just middle-east, palestine, israel, some kind of localized, religion oriented, or race dependent problem. this is a problem to solve all over the world. everyone should take a look into his/her own soul, decisions, thoughts, acts. it is easy to see the wrongdoing of the other. but very rarely one dares to reflect their own consequences. all begins from our inside. the crime, the war, the hate, it is not something external, something that is submitted upon us from outside. it is the other way around. every person on the planet, instead of judging others, should begin with him/herself. stop the blame and pointless search of the culprit. stop thoughtlessness.

Posted by anton January 2, 09 07:03 AM

As an Israeli, I must comment about the atrocities conducted by my country on the Palestinian people.
Israel has not laid a finger on the Hammas for the past years, thus enabling it to arm itself greatly. Using its hate and lies the Hammas has brought its people to a position where it leaves the state of Israel no choice.

Targeting civilians, shooting rockets and missiles armed with little pellets in order to maximize casualties has left us no choice!

We Israelis hate and fear the day that innocent Palestinians area accidentally killed, but we must strike the Hammas!

I call on the Palestinian people to help us rid them of their oppressor, and rise up and rebel!
We want peace for both our nations, and only through dialogue and better education of our children can we achieve that.

UNTIL THEN - VIOLENCE MUST BE MET WITH VIOLENCE!! We have disengaged from the Gaza strip, giving the Palestinians a supreme chance to establish a country, the world is looking forward to assisting the Palestinians by donating and funding them, but violence is in the way!!

Sometimes these days, after the disengagement, we feel that we made a mistake, because we haven't moved forward, but rather backwards, as if we are committing suicide by giving violent radicals a chance to shoot at us, with farther range, and stronger artillery.


Posted by Yoel January 2, 09 07:32 AM

This is not a fair battle and please do not publish as it is.
Shame on Israel, shame on you Israel people, please stop this war.

Posted by Tolga January 2, 09 07:50 AM

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Posted by OBIDAS January 2, 09 08:13 AM

In these pictures I see neither right nor wrong. I see not the weak battered by the strong. I see neither cause nor reason. All I see is humanity losing its claim to the label "intelligent being".

Posted by tdaonp January 2, 09 08:46 AM

picture of an injured DOG?!!?! are YOU SERIOUS?!? BP!?!? this is very disturbing and disappointing. its sick that your trying to give out an image that this is a fair battle....or that it is a battle in the first place.

I CANT BELIEVE THAT ISRAEL ARE ACTUALLY WINNING THE MEDIA WAR THIS TIME. its funny what this world has come to. its pathetic. i mean how is this ANY different from the georgia war?! US and UK sided with georgia then,sad sad world

Posted by sinz January 2, 09 08:53 AM

shame on all people that they consider themselves free in the United States, because they support this sanguinary Zionism state, how can you claim liberty, democracy, humanity. or even that you have any kind of mercy, just let me assure you that, goes round, comes round. "act now before it is too late"

and I would say to the British, that generations will never forgive you for handing over Palestine as a gift to the Jews, when you want to give something, make sure it yours, you could have given Manchester or London. "respond to that if you can".

Posted by Anonymous January 2, 09 08:55 AM

israel can not take anymore these terror attacks on them! as an american citizen my self, i remember sep-11.
a country must protect their self from any terror activities.

any terror supporting group, or terrorists them self, or a town house full of terrorist's rockets and/or weapons- should be aware that they are supporting terror attacks and put them self into risk.

imagine your self, in israel.. walking down the street- while suddenly a rocket fall down nearby, just like that- out of the blue! and you are only injured and still alive ? you were lucky!!

IMO everybody should support the vanishing of terror groups and any associated personals.

It's not only about israel, not at all- but it's about the whole world !

imagine the world without terror- now imagine the world full of terror.

stop blaming israel for its militery activities- they took enough till now in complete silence, houndreds of rockets and car bombs.

imagine your self watching TV in your living room after a hard working day- then suddenly a rocket hits the building and a half of your family is gone. like poof.

stop believing the Hamas interviews and sayings, they make fun out of the whole world. even when israel's gov gave them time, they kept sending out rockets on civiliens like there is no tomorrow.

dont you ever forget- today its terror in israel, a few years later.. maybe it will come all the way to your own coutry! or to your children, or grandchildren.

we want to make the world a better place to live. with no terror!

there's no tolarence for terror!

and people who support terror by all means, are terrorists by them self.

a few words of thought.

Posted by Dave .B. January 2, 09 09:09 AM

Disproportionate and unjustifiable response. This will create as many cleavages in the Arab world as among westerners and Jews themselves. This unnecessary conflict serves nobody, except the big financial interests, who want to see the oil price soaring in the hope that potrodollars will keep pumbing in Wall Street in order to bail it out

Posted by Vassilis K. Fouskas January 2, 09 09:10 AM

It is amazing with how much hate many commentators are filled with.

You are all a great example why wars happen - they start with anger and fatal wishes to obliterate the other side.

Posted by orangeguru January 2, 09 09:12 AM

I think, if you have a child, and you have a spot of empathy in your soul, you pray for this whole thing to end quickly and that the innocent will have peace in their lives, peace from the wicked and peace from the fear and peace from the hatered of their fathers and mothers.

Excellent photos, they're very stirring. I hope they are the last ones I see of this childish conflict.

Why do people support others who can only bring death and destruction to them and their families? I don't understand why most middle east states support governments and organizations that are specifically dedicated to making their lives hell by attacking others instead of working with them. What's this all about? Why don't the people stand up to these organizatins and take back responsibility for their lives. Get rid of the terrorist organizations and the bombs stop falling. It's not a difficult concept.

Posted by hippydippy January 2, 09 09:19 AM

This is brutal attack of Israel, uneven and sneak. even so balance Israel surely failed.

Posted by achmad January 2, 09 09:21 AM

I am constantly amazed at how all the Arab nations condemn Israel for it's barbaric treatment of the Palestinians - and yet,,,,,,, those same Arab nations do NOTHING to help the Palestinians.

Very interesting.

Posted by Rob Jacob January 2, 09 09:22 AM

so disappointed to see you went politic. too bad, alan, you interrupted your holidays just to do this. world doesn't need yet another place to vent swearing and accusations

Posted by Immortal Ping January 2, 09 09:39 AM

How many men, women and children must die before we as Americans realize that we can stop the bloodshed? If our president told the Israeli government that all funding from the United States will cease if the attacks on Gaza do not end immediately, there could be a ceasefire, truce and negotiations to arrive at a just peace for both sides. Using our taxes to perpetuate such a bloody and futile attack on innocents is outrageous. If we do not work to end this horror, we are complicit in it.

Posted by Morgan January 2, 09 09:40 AM

Thank you for your courage to put these pics online...

The debate itself must not be held here, I can only bow my head in sadness for all the suffering and hatred from both sides.

Shalom & Salaam

Posted by Samir January 2, 09 10:06 AM

down with who?

Posted by Anonymous January 2, 09 10:16 AM

Why is Hamas surprised at the response of Israel? You keep poking someone in the eye, you shouldn't be surprised when they finally clock you. However, Israel has overacted (as they had no casualities in those prior rocket attacks), and the people caught in the middle, once again, are the citizens fo Gaza. Cutting off power, prevnting ffod and medicine from getting to Gaza, what a disgrace. Israel is taking the opportunity during the US President transition, which brings up another point, what the heck is Obama during these days, I can't believe he's hasn't said a word, is that the leadership 'we can believe in'???? But then again, the rest of the world keeps saying the US power has decreased, maybe it's time for the Europeans, Russians, and Chinese to pick up the slack and solve the middle east problem.

Posted by Tom B January 2, 09 10:19 AM

Try to go to work or send your child to schol in a bus like we do.
When "peaceloving" palestine terrorist from Gaza will kill your kid / mother / husband / girlfriend - pls come here again and try to say a word about Israeli "violence".

Posted by Lea January 2, 09 10:23 AM

So If US stops supporting Israel, this will somehow make Hamas more peaceful? Really? By that logic, if we want peace in Afghanistan, we must immediately stop helping Karzai government - this will turn Taliban into tolerant and peace-loving people, will it not?

Supporting Israel in every way possible is the best they to "end this horror", simply because this is exactly what Israel wants.

Posted by Daniel January 2, 09 10:26 AM

Pray with me that we can live in a world


Posted by Jose January 2, 09 10:43 AM

The argument that the Israeli army targets Civilian is easily debunked by mathematical statistics (for example using the “Chi-square test”).

If Israeli Defence forces (IDF) targeted Civilians, then there would be attacks on a lot of homes not housing Hamas-members. The person who states that Israeli deliberately targets Civilians has the burden of proof; because an overwhelming amount of evidence shows that IDF targets the terrorists of Hamas. Israeli newspapers reports of IDF's warning civilians prior to the attacks
Google at IDF Dover

If IDF don’t strike the weapon caches and the terrorists in Gaza; then these weapons and these terrorists kills Israeli civilians. Israel, just like other democracies, has the right do defend her citizens against terrorists (in this case Hamas).

From Anders Branderud
Geir Toshav, Netzarim (, which is in Ra'anana in Israel

Standing up for Israel's right to defend herself; and giving scientifical and logical proofs for a Creator

Posted by Anders Branderud January 2, 09 10:48 AM
Posted by Erik van Erne, Milieunet Foundation January 2, 09 11:17 AM

This is all just so sad. It doesn't matter anymore who is right or wrong. Most of the people killed have nothing to do with anything. They are just being killed because they were born in the wrong place. It's stupid. Completely and utterly stupid and illogical.

Posted by Ivy January 2, 09 11:29 AM

i don t care who starter or who will win
today already 430 killed more than 2000 injured
those r who i care bout
they may be us tomorow

Posted by Amina January 2, 09 11:30 AM

Was anyone else surprised at how small these missiles are? You can buy larger bottle rockets in New Hampshire. These rockets are more of a nuisance than anything for Israel.

Posted by Tom Sawyer January 2, 09 11:34 AM

These pictures - and the conflict they depict - make me unbearably sad at the senseless loss of life on both sides. I am filled with disgust and despair that these two adversaries can not find any other way to act after so long than through violence. Surely enough people have already died?

But why are pictures showing dead animals marked as optional 'obectionable content' while pictures of a dead four-year-old (#35) are not?

Posted by David January 2, 09 11:36 AM

What Hamas had been doing to Israel is sort of like a bee hive on the other side of the fence in your neighbor's yard. Every day you get stung by an agressive bee from your neighbors hive. You've asked your neighbor to do something about the bees and he agrees, though he never actually destroys the hive.
You will only take so many bee stings before you hop the fence and take out the hive yourself.

Posted by Skid January 2, 09 11:38 AM

why the world stay without any actiona ginst israel killing.

Posted by mahfoud January 2, 09 11:40 AM

Its Worst killing of innocent Palestinians in history. Innocent Muslims are being killed by cruel Israelis but a time will come when Palestinian will fight back and than the world will see how Muslim can take revenge. But Where are Muslims Countries Shame for their rulers they all should be die with ashamed.

Posted by Jahangir January 2, 09 12:16 PM

But of course these rockets are just "nuisance "! There must be something wrong with residents of Sderot if after only 7 years of these "nuisances" falling from the sky every day on their homes and schools they feel unhappy and want their government to do something. Surely, everywhere else in the world people wouldn't mind these kind of minor distractions....

Posted by Daniel January 2, 09 12:22 PM

Hamas, God is all powerful!!! Than let God handle your diferences with Israel. You are slaughtering your own people with your cowardly attempts for justice. Picture are like a thousand words

Posted by grayson chapman January 2, 09 12:32 PM

The Israeli's are totally insane!!!
But as long the U.S. give there money it will never stop.
Both: Israel and Palestinians must find away to life in peace.

Posted by Hannah / The Netherlands January 2, 09 12:54 PM

Tom Sawyer you are a moron.

Posted by john barrett January 2, 09 01:02 PM

For those who keep refering to the book of Revelations. Wake up and try to live in the third millenium. Jesus does not need your help to come back to earth. Jesus did not call for the murder of civilians so he can return.

In America, the land of the free and free speech, people are allowed to criticize the president of the United States but not Israel, When they do criticize Israel they are labeled anti-semite.

Israel is the only nation in the world that is allowed to do whatever it wishes with complete disregard to human rights and international laws.

What we have done is create a monster in Israel that sooner or later will stand up against us. The day will certainly come when that.

As for 173, Thanks for the quote, even though you misused it:

"If you have internal problems, create a external enemy and start a war."
Israel is facing elections. All parties involved want to get people behind them by launching a war against a common enemy in Hamas. Sounds familiar?

Anyone who targets civilians for political gains is nothing but a terrorist. That goes for both Hamas and the state of Israel.

Posted by Adam January 2, 09 01:07 PM

Every single soul in Israel wants peace but sadly the Hamas strives for war...

Posted by Avi January 2, 09 01:11 PM

My only wish is that we could see both sides of the story. See better documentation of the hell Israel has had to endure for years - years and years since their country was formed. It was not the first country to be "created" from another nation's lands. Is it ever right? Who knows. But what is done is done.

Fighting over the past with words is what caused the beginnings of fighting with bombs, missiles, planes and guns in the present. What people are doing in these comments is what starts what is happening in the pictures.

Perhaps all who are crying for "peace" need to really decide if what they are calling for is truly peace - or extermination of Israel - because that will not bring peace. And we all well know it. Israel will not go down without a long, hard fight - as is their right.

Perhaps Hamas was elected democratically - but that does not mean their actions are correct. A few of the comments called on America to stop. Their government was elected too - so why is the Hamas elected government ok - and the American one is not?

I am not saying one side is more right than the other. I just wish you would think about what you are saying poeple -because what you are saying is part of the problem.

Posted by Wishing people would think about their words... January 2, 09 01:51 PM

everyone has someone to blame... i dont see even one comment post that gives a solution to this middle east issue, other then offer more violence that is. I dont have the answers... but neither does religion.

Posted by 66577 January 2, 09 02:06 PM

All Arabs need pace but Israel need war

Hamas rocket from 8 year kills from Israel only 20 persons

Israel in one day kill 420 children and women and men

Posted by Saudi January 2, 09 02:18 PM

sad ... sad ... sad ...

killing at both ends .... ! tragic ...

Wrong policies results this.

Posted by Farhan Qureshi January 2, 09 02:20 PM

Death to all religion and those who practice it. The sooner we(the rest of the human race) are rid of you zealots the better.

Posted by more gods more problems January 2, 09 02:25 PM

Such a sad start to a new year, yet again we learn nothing at all.

Anyone who claims that one side or the other is to blame is delusional, there's no right side here, just wrong.

Posted by Mark January 2, 09 02:30 PM

There will never be peace until the Palestinian people have their own homeland, but the sad truth is that the Israles want what is left of the Palestinian land more than they want peace. If this is not true, then why does Israel encourage settlements in the West Bank? Why is there a barrier that encroaches far into Palestinian territory? The belief that God promised this land to Israel is a rediculous, self-serving myth. How can anyone think that God condones the taking of innocent lives?

Posted by Barry January 2, 09 02:35 PM

Why spill so much blood...! Both sides.. Look at the pictures! only the innocent get hurt!

Both party's are sadly ruled by morons...

When does the killing stops??

Posted by Kali-Integrali January 2, 09 02:44 PM

As an Israeli I hate to see the atrocities in the Gaza strip but at the same time seeing children, at the age of my own, running every several minutes to a shelter as the sirens are announcing another missile on its way from Gaza with a target of killing as many Israelis as possible, is as bad. Its target are innocent civilians, not army soldiers. And the sad thing about it, is that it has been the target for years now. How long do you think we can retain ourselves? Can you imagine your kid afraid of taking a bath as the next siren is inevitable? Yes, it is horrible to see innocent people pay a price, and the IDF is doing all in its power to avoid that, but targeting Hamas targets, hidden in civilian sites has its implications. It is time for the Palestinians to kick their oppressor and get to a discussion. We truly want peace but FOR BOTH SIDES!

Posted by Sabra January 2, 09 03:06 PM

I'm amused at those of you who pitty the dead dog. Obviously, you have never been to the middle east, and have no context with which to understand the conflict.

Dogs in the arab world are like rats... Nobody owns them, they live in the streets to eat garbage. There is no veterinary clinic, disease is rampant. Every female dog is pregnant, or nursing a litter. Bodies of animals litter the streets.

That dogs death is the most humane thing that ever happened to it.

Hammas fires rockets from civilian neighborhoods so people like you will cry out when the house next door is destroyed. You are being used. Open your eyes.

Posted by elvis January 2, 09 03:15 PM

@ Elvis: The dog is/was in Israeli territory, wounded not dead yet – Open your eyes. What about the cat in Gaza Territory? Another common theory on that one? Obviously your observation of facts in graphic context is less developed than "being to the Middle East". Go figure.

Posted by Foxinahole January 2, 09 03:59 PM

After days of debate the message stays the same:
Dogma and Ideology are alive and well.
The invention of gunpowder and access to bottomless financial resources, makes these orgies possible.
Mankind does not deserve planet Earth.

Posted by Foxinahole January 2, 09 04:04 PM

10 to 20% of Israeli attacks injure or kill the innocent. 100% of these pictures are focused on that 10 to 20%. This is an exaggerated and out of focus view of war. When all of Hamas is dead then Gaza will know peace.

Posted by Brian Coss January 2, 09 04:07 PM

Israel----condemned to die----Israel
down with Israel
Palestin----to obtain liberty----Palestin

Posted by iranian January 2, 09 04:18 PM

Open your eyes and minds .. it's a mere occupation .. mere civilians MURDER !!

Still have words to say ?!!

Posted by tommasson January 2, 09 04:41 PM

Please people, wake up:

Apart from the obvious act (to blame either side) let us simply acknowledge that whoever did start this does not matter anymore. It is and endless cycle, fueled by each side's intense pain. No politics will solve it. Only a waking up by individuals in both Palestine and Israel, overcoming their pain and fear and realizing the other side feels the very same.

I believe it is happening, even though largely under the news radar.It is a shame that only negative developments get multiplied and perpetuated via the media, while positive news is never aired. Inspirational images are powerful, in both negative and postive. Alan, if you could find and share some footage of hope in the mid-east that would certainly have a positive influence.

Thank you. My best wishes are with all of you.

Posted by Udo January 2, 09 04:46 PM

really sad... must to stop this :S just killing people inocent.

Posted by andres January 2, 09 04:52 PM

Israel Stop kiling the peoples

Posted by raj January 2, 09 05:03 PM

Cant help but wonder if both Hamas and Israeli perception of US position/strength lead them to believe this was an opportunity. On the Israeli side, to take decisive action without consequences and on the Hamas side to start a series of incidents that would increase their support in the Arab world.

The problem is potential escalation beyond Israeli borders.

Posted by Whaffle January 2, 09 05:07 PM

Shame on Israel. Shame on Israel !!!

Israel is a country of rational people that continues to be governed by irrational, politically motivated, and blood thirsty politicians. History repeats itself!

The questions is: when will Israeli's realize what their politicians are dragging this country from one losing battle to another ???

This is more than bad piblicity for Isreal ... it is utter shame.

Posted by John January 2, 09 05:15 PM

Israel left Gaza in 2005, Hamas took over and started throwing rockets. What would you do if it was your homed bombed?

Posted by Global citizen January 2, 09 05:26 PM


Posted by zolkan January 2, 09 06:07 PM

to Saudi # 276: You wrote "Hamas rocket from 8 year kills from Israel only 20 persons". ONLY? now imagine one of those killed is your son/daughter/ brother/sister/mother/father. In this case, would you still say it is ONLY 20 persons, it is only my son/daughter/ brother/sister/mother/father, so it is OK, Hamas can keep firing rockets?

Posted by Gretta January 2, 09 06:18 PM

Forget the Jewish rhetoric.
Forget the Palistinian rhetoric.

In Gaza your life is not worth much. Chances afforded to those on the other side of the border or here in the west are way out of proportion. The propaganda from both sides and economic destruction in Gaza is really sickening. Young Palestinians are being held back from developing themselves, being educated, being prosperous. Let them get rich and they will not want to fight. All stick and no carrot will get Israel nowhere. I am neither pro or anti Jew. I am neither pro or anti Palestinian. It's time for brain power, it's time for real talk and real peace.

Posted by DC Crowley January 2, 09 06:27 PM

All those who claim that land for Israel was 'stolen' and should be given to the terrorists now, must be the simple minded offspring of hippies no? LOL hell why don't we all give back the land our forefathers took? From Australia to Canada, yep give it all over to ... whoever riots, terrorizes, and or otherwise whines like babies to the media day in and day out.
When the Palis love their children more than they hate the Jews, then MAYBE they'll be peace in that region, but then likely if even one idiot remains allowed to have his voice heard over the reasoned ones, by the media..., it will all start again.
Israel has the right to defend herself and they'll be damned to hell no matter what they do so might as well as go for the gold on this.

Posted by ldd January 2, 09 06:42 PM

War and death. My and our world.

Posted by antonio January 2, 09 06:51 PM


Posted by Anonymous January 2, 09 06:57 PM

Israel will win. Mohammed, where is Allah now? Will he come to rescue you? He is an impotent god, a false god! He has forsaken you! Bow down and bare your shame, for the everlasting God of Israel is the one true God! Gather you armies for their own slaughter, for the vultures of the Earth shall gather for the mother of all feasts. They shall tear at your flesh and eat until they are fully sated!

Posted by NoDogsButMe January 2, 09 07:04 PM

Free Palestin !!!!!

Posted by Amy January 2, 09 07:08 PM

Most of your images show Palestinian casualties, yet at the outset of you article, you mention several thousand missile strikes in 2008, where are each of THOSE pics? If Hamas wanted to take the safety and security of the people they are supposed to represent, why do they sponsor agressive acts???

BLOW HAMAS TO HELL, then talk peace..

Posted by TG January 2, 09 07:17 PM

Does anyone remember that Israel was told that they could trade land for peace?
So, Israel gave up land. Where is the peace? More than 60 years ago Palestinians walked away from their homes in the hope that the Israelis would be wiped out by the Arab countries. It didn't happen. The refugee camps are in Arab countries. Three generations of people have been kept in refugee camps not by the Israelis but by the other Muslim peoples.

"All that is necessary for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing." The Muslim leaders during WWll were the honored guests of Hitler. Read history! It is time for PEACE!!!!!

Posted by AJS January 2, 09 07:21 PM

Iraq was invaded on the (false) pretext that it had not complied with UN resolutions regarding its weapons. Israel however pays little or no attention to the UN, and instead receives billions in military aid from the US every year. WTF?
UN Resolutions that Israel have violated or continue to violate:
233 6-Jun-67
234 7-Jun-67
237 14-Jun-67
242 22-Nov-67
248 24-Mar-68
250 27-Apr-68
251 2-May-68
252 21-May-68
259 27-Sep-68
267 3-Jul-69
271 15-Sep-69
298 25-Sep-71
338 22-Oct-73
339 23-Oct-73
381 30-Nov-75
425 19-Mar-78
446 22-Mar-79
452 20-Jul-79
465 1-Mar-80
468 8-May-80
469 20-May-80
471 5-Jun-80
476 30-Jun-80
478 20-Aug-80
484 19-Dec-80
508 5-Jun-82
509 6-Jun-82
512 19-Jun-82
513 4-Jul-82
515 29-Jul-82
516 1-Aug-82
517 4-Aug-82
518 12-Aug-82
520 17-Sep-82
521 19-Sep-82
573 4-Oct-85
592 8-Dec-86
605 22-Dec-87
607 5-Jan-88
608 14-Jan-88
611 25-Apr-88
636 6-Jul-89
641 30-Aug-89
672 12-Oct-90
673 24-Oct-90
681 20-Dec-90
694 24-May-91
726 6-Jan-92
799 18-Dec-92
904 18-Mar-94
1073 28-Sep-96
1322 7-Oct-00

Posted by Style January 2, 09 07:25 PM

So many people on here are very ignorant. If everyday for the past 8 years you were bombarded by missles at your home, would you not expect your government to do something about it? If you answer "no", your only lying to yourself.

Posted by mikeB January 2, 09 08:31 PM

No doubt about it, we're the crappiest species this planet has ever seen.

Posted by Wendy January 2, 09 08:32 PM

Since its inception in 1948, Israel has been under attack from the surrounding Arab nations. From day one there has been an effort to wipe Israel off of the map. Israel's detractors, if they knew anything at all of history, would know this. Most Arab nations don't acknowledge the state of Israel. The PLO and Hamas have in their charters, "the destruction of Israel." It has been only the Providence of God that has kept Israel from complete destruction. Israel's detractor's can't see this. Just as they ignore the countless suicide bombers that have attacked Israel for years as well. Israel has suffered many casualties in its civilian population for many years. This paper is part of the "inbred journalism culture" who see things only from a worldview from the left.

Posted by Ramsfan January 2, 09 08:44 PM

Its time to exterminate israeli military bandits.

Posted by Ziew January 2, 09 08:49 PM

There should be no appologies for the unporportional fire-power and the one sided death toll.
On one side you have a vibrante democracy, Israel, with a very active media and complete human rights to all its citizens, who is targeting armed personnel and militery targets and taking precautions such as calling palestinians on their cell phones before a strike, drooping liflets and firing warning shots, all this while letting in humaniterian aid and relief for the population.
On the other side, you have an extremists islamic terrorists group, that made its name by sending adolecents to suicide on civilian buses, restuarants and schools, a brutal regime that took over the Gaza by force, started a palestinian civil war and kept firing rockets at civilians while Israel was offering a cease-fire.

The free world is behind you Israel. Crush those mad lunatics for the sake of Israelis & Palestinians who wish to live in peace, freedom and prosperity.
(John - Worried British citizen)

Posted by John January 2, 09 08:54 PM

Thank you for posting these horrific photos for all to see. Despite the somewhat cliched pro-Israel comments on here (security, terrorism, democracy blah blah blah), I'm very impressed with the intelligence of many of the other comments.

Funny how early last year an Israeli Minister was quoted as wanting to inflict a "Palestinian holocaust," and now this distasteful comment is coming to fruition before the world's very eyes. And still Israel is supposedly in the right.

To those blaming religion, I would say you're partly correct - for the Palestinians this is merely about justice, whereas for the Israelis... well, this poem says it all:

"A family arrived and said they had papers
to prove that his house was theirs,
-No, no said the man, my people have always lived here
My father, grandfather -and look in the garden,
my great grandfather planted that.
-No, no said the family, look at the documents.
There was a stack of them
-Where do I start? said the man,
-No need to read the beginning they said,
Turn to the page marked 'Promised Land.'
-Are they legal? he said, who wrote them?
-God, they said, God wrote them, look,
here come His tanks."
Michael Rosen

Posted by dana January 2, 09 09:12 PM

Israel left Gaza for peace in August of 2005 and has been attacked from Gaza with thousands of rockets ever since. What would you do

Posted by Shlomit January 2, 09 09:35 PM

Hamas is a terrorist orginization who's sole goal is to destroy Israel.
Despite numerous attempts by Israel to reach a ceasefire, Hamas constantly shot rockets and missles into Israeli towns and villages, leaving it no choice but to response. What would your goveremnt do if your town have been bombed constantly? Well Israel waited 8 years before it reacted! That in order to try any possible peaceful resolution to this conflict. The reason more killed on the Palestinian side is because Hamas is hiding behind innocent women and children. This twisted moral cannot be understood by a citizen of the free world as Hamas cares more for endagering Muslims than working to improve their lives.

Posted by Peacemaker January 2, 09 09:40 PM

I have no sympathy for any of you peacenik huggy feely types....YOU ARE THE TYPE that gets people Killed by virtue of letting the violent human debris in cultures like hamas have created cry crocdile tears yet rear their children to be suicide bombers and martyrs for their purposely twisted version of god.
Israel gave them Gaza - left them to their own devices. And just what do the people do... they become sheeple for peices of human feces calling themselves Hamas and or Fatah. All they had to do was police themselves and clean up their act. But they just love rockets,missiles and Iranian money/weapons. A stagnant pool of humanity with mob rule. I would not lose any sleep over gaza if it became a tourist parking lot next week.

Posted by Wm January 2, 09 09:45 PM

God please be with Israel, and watch over all the innocents.

Posted by Araingoo January 2, 09 10:04 PM

dana, are you trying to out-angst St Pancake? Can't be done dearie.

Posted by Anonymous January 2, 09 11:01 PM

Where do you buffoons get the mistaken idea that war should be fair? Equal force my ass. Violence shoulde be met with overwhelming violence to defeat your enemy. Palistine is foolish for bringing a knife to a gunfight.

Posted by frog January 2, 09 11:20 PM

This naked act of terror by Israel will not achieve nothing but increase hatred of Jews in the world. I stand with Palestine and peace.

Posted by Musi January 2, 09 11:36 PM

Imagine living in New York and your 6 year old coming home from school and telling how you how their teacher used a puppet to teach them that Canadians wanted to use the childs blood to make bread.

This will help you understand Hamas.

Posted by The magic puppet. January 3, 09 12:05 AM

Stop firing rockets and there will not be a reason to retaliate.

Posted by Firestarter January 3, 09 12:38 AM

Those shedding tears for Palestinians should remember that these same people danced in the street after 9/11. The chief problem In Palestine is the same as the problem under any dictatorship - the thugs at the top simply don't gove a damn about the people under them.

Posted by Dick H. January 3, 09 01:22 AM

I feel and pray for the Palestie people, but... The Palestine people should free themselves of Hamas' selfish war / hostage. When Hamas stops abusing the Gaza people as human shields, perhaps Fatah can bring peace with Israel...

Posted by Frederik January 3, 09 02:02 AM

What the hell do these hamas assh*les expect?
They fire rockets onto civilians and expect the Israeli army to sit still?

Posted by Ed Nonymous January 3, 09 02:05 AM

Occupation will not get you peace while you sing peace and kill. Muslims kill you for their land and freedom, you kill to them occupy their land and remain. Oh! Isreal you are cursed by Allahl. You cannot win anyhow. Destruction of the freedom fighters Muslims only takes you a step closer to your destiny, HELL FIRE. Indeed Allah is all knowing and all wise. You know that you live in FEAR. How long can you go on?

Posted by Abdullah January 3, 09 02:35 AM

Israel is the NEW GENERATION of HITLER....Israel is MORE Worst in this Modern World...UNCIVILISED

Posted by adoler January 3, 09 03:05 AM

People against Israel are either stupid or ignorant. What can Israel do but defend its people. Why should it accept that "poor" palestinians can fire rockets into Israel with the intent of Killing Jews...
Yes the response is pretty big, but i think that palestinians are too stupid to understant that they are manipulated by a few morons extremists and it will take an huge resoinse from Israel to wake up and smell the coffee, Israel is not their problems, HAMAS and its Terrorists are....

Posted by antoine Sagara January 3, 09 03:11 AM

Stop bombing them and they'll stop bombing you. Simple as that. Israel is there in the map. Has been there for a long time already. They have acquired it, bought it legally, worked hard for the land. Just deal with it. Live and let live.

Posted by fragmented January 3, 09 04:13 AM

I'm sadly disappointed with the general populace. I'm sorry, but if someone was launching rockets unprovoked into my country, I'd be sending the troops in to take care of those people. I don't even care about the religion part. As far as I'm concerned it's one government versus a terrorist group. We did the same thing with Al Quieda. If we can go after a terrorist group, why can't Israel? You all are a bunch of hypocrites. I lose my faith in America every time I see posts like these. For you people who think Israel is right: hold fast to that, and remember 9/11.

Posted by a dissapointed american January 3, 09 04:39 AM

Not surrender to islamic terrorism !!!
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لا تستسلم للإرهاب

Posted by mohamad iben-bola January 3, 09 04:44 AM

Israel is the terrorism itself, what the hell??? The holocaust is not an excuse for all the barberic acts.... they are a shame to humanity.

Posted by Frau Fikas January 3, 09 04:45 AM

we have to help them look at the pictures arnt they dying ?! one girl has boled skin from fire!!

Posted by liyan January 3, 09 05:02 AM

true , hamas has been firing missiles into israel. true, many have been killed. and israel is defending itself. its killing 400+ innocents. 400+ brothers and sisters,mothers and those who support avenging the less than 50 brothers sisters fathers mothers killed in israel why dont u go out there urself?

Posted by maaz khattak January 3, 09 05:43 AM

The human race is truly pathetic. If there is other human-like life out there in the universe somewhere, they'd be well advised to stay away from us! I realize this doesn't solve anything, but it is my two cents on a pathetic situation with no end in sight.

The Second Coming wouldn't be more welcome than NOW, it's long overdue.

Posted by R2D2 January 3, 09 05:47 AM

Hamas is an organization of thugs hiding behind religion in order to keep themselves in power. They hide amongst the innocent and then cry out when the innocent are slaughtered. They shoot thousands of rockets with no guidance system other than gravity into Israel, deadly projectiles that have no hope of hitting anything but civilians, and then wail and beat their chests at the supposed injustice of it all when the chickens come home to roost. Hamas leaders make brave sounding speeches from the safety of countries far away while their ignorant followers live with the results of their stupidity. Do you think they are going to speak out against their leaders? Of course not. And when a camera is pointed in their face they will rant and scream about Israel because that is all they can do if they will not take control of their destinies, overthrow Hamas and forge a lasting peace.

If I were in charge in Israel I would slowly, inexorably bulldoze the entire Gaza Strip into the sea and let Hamas rule from rowboats amid the flotsam and jetsam of their failed state. I would not stop until the rockets cease flying. I hope Israel remains steadfast and I hope that Hamas is finally seen for the cowards that they are.

There is no god but us.

The sooner those of you who do believe in a god realize this, the sooner you'll have to face the fact that humans are going to fight no matter what. Wrap your minds around that and maybe we'll begin to get a handle on our challenges as a species, learn to tolerate our differences, agree to disagree, forgive each other and become better stewards of the planet.

Stop the rockets.

Posted by Doug MacIlroy January 3, 09 06:02 AM

Israel will pay one day..........they r nothing but losers......................stonehearted. animals

Posted by Ali Abbas January 3, 09 06:07 AM

To Dana from comment #311: Please provide references to that quote, I doubt that any Israeli ever used the word 'holocaust' when referring to the operation in Gaza. That word still means a lot to Israelis and Jews.
As for justice - There's NOTHING about justice in any of the Palestinians' acts. The fact that one side is militarily inferior does not automatically imply that it is just or morally right.
Hamas is a terrorist organization, if you inspect their covenant you will find that they completely reject Israel's right to exist, and that they will settle for nothing less than the complete destruction of Israel. This alone means that there can be no peaceful solution to any problem in which Hamas is involved.
Israel is naturally a peaceful state, it will not fire at you if you don't fire at it. Unfortunately Hamas insists on firing rockets at Israel for reasons behind my knowledge, and it reached a stage in which Israel had to act to protect its citizens, by whatever means necessary.

Posted by Dan January 3, 09 06:24 AM

I want to ask each and every comentators here- what would you do if your city was bombed every day for the last 8 years? every government that i know abaut, would defend its citizens. i want to reminde you that Isreal withdraed from Gaza and opend a dialog twith the plestinien authority to get a peace agreement. Tha hamas wants to destroy israel. they aim directly to the civiliens. the Israeli army is making a huge effort not to kill innocents.

Posted by david January 3, 09 06:45 AM

If the muslims unite they can be a super power of this world but Israel dont want them to unite, Israel is small on map and can easily hit but the bloddy bush is supporting Israel,

In this war inoccent poeple of GAZA and Israel are dieing and the BUSH is having fun...My smypathy is both for GAZA and Israel inoccent people specially the kids and ladies of both.....

God please help...

Posted by Aamir January 3, 09 06:58 AM

Israel really need to re-read their history books!! They need to stop doing these diplorable acts of terrorism

Posted by a brit January 3, 09 07:14 AM

God, it's time for another Passover like miracle:
A tsunami that washes over Gaza and kills the first born of every Hamas sympathizer. Maybe only then will they realize that life is precious, including the lives of the Jews they so much detest and hate with an irrational fervor.

Posted by Moses January 3, 09 07:26 AM

Is there really being God?
Who and why and for what?
Should there really be God believed for a long time by Jews, it would not be
done like this situation.
Hi, Jews.
For what all of you have prayed?
For your only peace not all over the world.
The world is for not only being your nation but all nations.!!!

Posted by Hansu Rhee January 3, 09 07:49 AM

Israel will further pull the US down in the swamp of "terror" in wars funded by the American taxpayer, fought by the American kid and covered by Israeli-owned/funded media.

Maybe the deep financial meltdown will oblige Americans to rethink their financial (and diplomatic) support to the rogue state that is Israel.

Posted by Sophie January 3, 09 08:46 AM

There IS an answer people!!! If you put a very large group of little babies in a playground together regardless of race, nationality, color, religious belief, sex, etc. they will happily play together in peace, fun and with you agree?
It is when they grow up and hear hate from the mouths of some you is when it becomes contagious to them.
Love G-D, Allah, Eli - or whoever or what you believe - with all of your mind, heart, power AND love your neighbor as yourself. Then and ONLY then will all this stupidity STOP.

Posted by Maranatha January 3, 09 08:55 AM

Wow, how many people yelling...
I wonder where has everyone been during those years, that Israel left Gaza, and still every day missile attacks continued on it's cities... Why wasn't anyone yelling then "Stop the killing of the innocent"?
But now, when Israel is fighting back, now there is the media noise. Because only Palestinian casualties are "innocent". And Hamas is just another peaceful organization, just another political party right?

Well, keep yelling!

Posted by Kot January 3, 09 08:55 AM

Israel had been preparing the war for long period, poor Hamas for not being preparing the same, just giving Israel the chance to pull the trigger of their modern machine guns. But, way arabian countries have not enough actions?

Posted by edi January 3, 09 09:05 AM

How much longer can belief in some sort of God continue to result in such shameful actions?
Where is the tolerance, the understanding, the acceptance of other human beings?
Stop these religious indoctrines now. 2000 years and more of religion have resulted in nothing other than pain, greed and heartache. The World has had enough. There is no hope left.
Who will be saved? The Jew? The Muslim? The Hindu? The Christian? The Budhist? The Sihk? Who? All are wrong. Peace Please.

Posted by The Baldchemist January 3, 09 09:18 AM

The Israelis claim that they are under attack from Hamas for no reason, that they want to live in peace, but Hamas will not permit it. This is nonsense. The Israelis have cheated the Palestinians, undermined their economy and made their lives miserable. If you mistreated a dog, caging it, abusing it, and starving it, would you have a reasonable claim that you were victimized when the dog bites you? Would you then be justified in further mistreating the dog? Could you reasonably claim that you really wanted to live in peace and harmony with the dog, but the dog refused to respond with love and affection?

To the Israelis, and to too many Americans, Israel is the victim -- always the victim. And, because of the power and money of the Israeli propaganda machine, the U.S. government (our government) rushes to support Israel, and blame the Palestinians. Our politicians, scared to death of the Israeli lobby and forfeiting the precious campaign contributions, never criticize Israel. These spineless politicians disgust me. Since we provide Israel with the money and arms to crush the Palestinians, the blood is on our hands. It is time that we stand up to the Israeli lobby, cut off support to Israel, and pressure it to treat the Palestinians humanely.

Posted by Kevin Mahoney January 3, 09 09:28 AM

After so many years of terror, I don't think any of you can blame Israel. It all seems really terrible and not human from miles away, but living in Israel isn't easy as you think. This military act was something Israel cannot avoid of doing - Think of yourself in Israel place for once!!

Posted by LetUsLive! January 3, 09 09:41 AM

They are all just people hurting each other. I have compassion for the innocent ones on both sides. May peace be upon them and may hatred be changed to acceptance.

Posted by Sam Ford January 3, 09 09:47 AM

Shame on you Boston Globe. Whether you provide biased journalism with words or pictures, it's still biased, irresponsible journalism. Most of these pictures show all the suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza. Did you even bother to show all the Israelis dead and wounded from Hamas rocket attacks since Israel turned over Gaza to the Palestinians or does the Globe think that's just OK? I wonder why it is that nobody screams moral outrage or holds mass violent protests when a few hundred Israelis get killed by terrorists or some English, Pakistanis, Indians, or Spaniards who have nothing to do with Gaza get killed by Muslim bombs? Is that moraly OK? I pray for peace, but there is much blame on both sides

Posted by glinde January 3, 09 09:54 AM

Yesterday.. i robbed my neighboors house.
He didn't like it.. and confronted me.

I told him to f... off. because i can do what i want..
He spit on me.. and threw a rock at me.

Now i have this tiny cut on my forehead..


The next day i went and destroyed his house.. killed his family.. etc..
Best part his.. the whole neighborhood is clueless and agrees with me. They are all scared to say anything anyway..

Ha the joys of being a super power.. I can do anything i please!!

Posted by SuperPower January 3, 09 09:56 AM

first of all, stop involving god into this. this is not a religious war, and we are not in the Middle Ages.
second,israel do not want to conquer gaza. we left it in 2005 in something we called the "HITNATKOOT" (Israel's unilateral disengagement plan). do you know why we did it? becuase we wanted peace.we hoped that the rockets attacks will stop after that.but no. they kept sending rocket. then it happened: the so - called "elections" in gaza. they could choose the fatah, which was more "settle". they knew it was a terror organization.
then the hamas "kicked" the fatah to the west bank.


Posted by israeli January 3, 09 10:08 AM

The attack was first lead by the Israilis not the palestanians, the protest of the paletanians are called to be a terorrist act but the Israilis are getting away with whatever they want to do by America........ why is that? why aren't they stopping the attack on Gaza? why aren't they allowing aids from outside world to Gaza? What happened to the sooo expected president Barak Obama? where is he? dead or sleeping? and what happened to the people of America? are you people blind? or heartless........ or You are soooo scared of the Muslims that you have lost all ur senses and humanity....Shame on you.

Posted by Samantha Saberin January 3, 09 10:53 AM

The pictures are good as always (love them), give me an idea about what goes down there.
I don't know politics... geopolitics, moneypolitics or religionpolitics.. but I know that israeli are jews and palestinians are muslims, most of them, and they don't get along because of many reasons, some of them beeing religion and culture.. they both think they should be the landowners of all the israel and gaza, right? Israeli is on top of the situation now, and that's the way it is, they're fighting, destroying each other. Reasons and motivations are complex on both sides.

What's bugging me is that money is a Big Factor in this conflict...

Posted by Citizen of NUTOPIA January 3, 09 11:21 AM

Everybody agrees that the violence has to stop, everybody wants to be the one making the first move, but nobody seems to do it right.

Until then, every rocket attack will be answered by an airstrike to be answered by a rocket attack to be answered by an airstrike to be answered by a rocket attack, all day, every day, for years and years until nobody can remember why and just fights out of habit.

Earth truly is another planet's hell.

Posted by McKree January 3, 09 11:31 AM

Obviously firing missiles into random areas of Israel is wrong.
Obviously Israelis refusing to leave Gaza is wrong.
Obviously the claiming of a Jewish state in the Muslim Middle-East was wrong.
Obviously the Arab world will never be happy with the very existence of Israel.
Obviously there is only one way to create peace in the Middle-East. Use a sleep agent on the entire population, move them from anywhere currently considered holy then nuke the damned place. It's unlikely anyone will fight over irradiated land.
I'm kidding that would not be practical or ethical. But we are talking about a religion caused conflict, so there is no chance of peace. We can't wind back the clock and have the whole world stop the U.S. from supporting the forced relocation and near genocide of people because the Jews wanted a homeland and everyone felt somehow guilty about the holocaust. The fact they had no right to it is no longer relevant as no one really thinks they'll leave. All we can do is hope for occasional ceasefires until the population of the world slowly learns the truth that there never has been and never will be any god. Then maybe the world will know peace.
No God - Know Peace.

Posted by EvilGod January 3, 09 11:31 AM

STOP saying its 400 innocent, only about 80 of those are innocent people, that were hit by accident. And mostly those are people who hided hamas terrorists in their homes and gave them shelter, moreover many of the killed were WARNED BY PHONE CALL FROM ISRAEL saying that this house is going to be attacked and to get themself evacuated. Israek is doing what they can to minimize innocent casualties, just dont forhet that this is the sam "innocent" that elected HAMAS with 80% support in the first place

Posted by Anonymous January 3, 09 11:37 AM

So let me get this straight, Israel has money and arms backing from the US, Hamas has home made rockets, some guns, and a couple of guys who are nutty enough to start sh*t, and a vast majority of the citizens who just want to live in peace and go about their lives.

This situation is like a school yard bully beating the living snot out of a kindergartner for throwing pebbles! This "war" isn't honorable, noble, or even remotely justified. It's a madness wrought by a few people in power who haven't the brains or morals to stop. The start of the situation is irrelivant now, it's just a cruel farce against all that is right and good about humanity.

Posted by Egg January 3, 09 11:45 AM

Mr Bush was fighting against “War against Terror” and Pakistani “Mush” was also his allies in this war now both are feeling shame that we were killing innocent people in Iraq and Pakistan on the name of terrorism and now whole world is feeling unsecured because of their those steps. But what Israel is doing is He not a most criminal terror in the world. World think that only Muslim can be a terror not Israel because he is non Muslim state. Media should open his lips against open terrorism of Israelis its their responsibilities, if not the history will never forget role of media that they were not with innocent people but were allies of Cruel Israel. And never forget Like Mush And Bush.

Posted by Jahangir "Pakistan" January 3, 09 12:00 PM

Seems once again one side counts more deads than the other.

I see home made rockets against helicopters and F15 fighters.
I see bomb shelters and a killed dog against massive destruction and killings.

Am I the only one to see David against Goliath there ?
Hum, that's ironic.

Posted by Gab le Globule January 3, 09 12:05 PM

Pls get ur facts right.
Israel has done everything possible in order to make peace including withdrawing from the Gazs strip 3 years ago. Hamas took advantage of that and has since been firing rockets into Israel. Hamas does not recognize Israel's right to exist and vows (supported by Iran) to destroy Israel.
Hamas launches their rockets from densely populated areas cynically using the innocent as human shields.
Hamas aims for city centers hoping to hit as many civilans as possible.
Israel continually allows and encourages humintarain aid to enter the Gaza strip,
Israel targets only Hamas related targets, WARNING the occupants prior to the attack thus minimizing civilan casualities!

Posted by Yoel January 3, 09 12:06 PM

Worlds No. 1 terrorist country Israelis are not attacking on Palestinians but also attacking on world by same friend America.........

Posted by Anonymous January 3, 09 12:18 PM

Please remember:

It was the Hammas who declared they do not want to continue the cease fire unconditionally, and still do, with no regard for the lives of their own citizens.

It is the Hammas who refuse to enter peace negotiations with Israel, and refuse so because they deny Israel's right to exist peacefully side by side with the Palestinians.

It is the Hammas who is a fanatical religious terror organization, who believes and declares that the whole World should be a Muslim empire under Muslim religious law. Just look at their web page, it's all there for everyone to see.

Israel, on the other hand, declares it wants to continue the unconditional cease fire. Israel wants peace negotiations on and equal basis for two separate states. Israel is nor fighting the Palestinians as such, only their violent government at Gaza.

Finally, it is the Hammas, a Fanatical, Racist Zealot organization who are responsible for the situation. All that is needed for it to stop, is the Hammas to say "Let have an unconditional cease fire". They won't. They want War.

Posted by YoavA January 3, 09 12:24 PM

These photos are another great example of why I don't believe in god.

Posted by Matt January 3, 09 12:36 PM

Israel has absolutely no moral ground on this conflict. It is an illegal occupier, systematically starves the subjects it occupies, murders women and children routinely. On top of that it wants the Palestinians to not respond. Sorry, but a thief that has broken into your house and threatens your survival can expect nothing short of what the natives of Palestine are delivering.

Sadly, the conduct of the Zionists against the Islamo-Semitic natives of Palestine has eroded the moral ground gained by the victims of the Holocaust.

Posted by Peter Sheon January 3, 09 12:42 PM

It will never end..................... :(

Posted by Sgt13Echo January 3, 09 01:04 PM

How many times will you let a mosquito bite you before you kill it? I hope Israel can finally end this, as they should have done years ago.

Posted by Tom January 3, 09 01:06 PM

Here's a source for you, Dan:'holocaust'.html

Yes, Israelis left the Gaza strip, but not without getting billions of dollars from the US for doing so - did the Palestinians get anything when their land was taken from them? Er, no. What's more, when the Israelis living in Gaza had to leave, they were so distraught at having to do so, and still they don't seem to understand an ounce of the pain they inflicted on the Palestinians when they occupied their land 60 years ago. And of course, as others have commented, you would think the tragedy of the holocaust would make Israelis more empathetic with the suffering of the Palestinian race, and yet it's them that's inflicting this suffering as a so-called means to guarantee their security.

As for the comments about 8 years of rockets being fired by Hamas - why in those 8 years have Israelis not asked themselves why these rockets are being fired at them? The problem, again as others have commented, is that most Israelis refuse to accept that they are not the only victims in this conflict. The Palestinians don't want to live their lives fighting a war, but when Israeli policies have reduced them to nothing more than a mass of bodies with no human rights whatsoever, what else can they do?

Posted by dana January 3, 09 01:30 PM

tanks, aircrafts, an army + the whole world!
no ally + no tanks, no aircrafts, no army but few people called Hamas.
And the whole world say: Palatine, DON'T RESIST!
so, as a rule of thumb there will be something called Hamas.
and Israel doesn't differentiate between what is Hamas's and what is civilians, children, homes or whatever!
tragic really

Posted by fightingfalcon January 3, 09 02:22 PM

A simple Google search, try "Palestine 1948", will give you the proper perspective on the genocide we are witnessing. I am outraged and although I supported Obama it appears, with the appointment of Rahm Emmanuel, the Zionist agenda will prevail. To all those who point to the 8 years of impotent rocket attacks, what would you do if someone stole your land? Nothing?

Posted by Randy January 3, 09 02:41 PM

See what obsessing over religion brings? The sooner religion is abolished, the sooner sooner the human race can take a huge step towards world peace.

Posted by Anonymous January 3, 09 02:59 PM

Anyone with a brain could never defend the Palestinians. They are clearly the wronging party. Anyone who cannot see that is an idiot. Israel is not perfect but they do not send Downes Syndrome children and others as suicide bombers into Gaza to kill Palestinian civilians. They have not declared that the Palestinian territory and all of its inhabitants should be wiped out as a matter of law and policy. If the Israelis stopped fighting, the Palestinians and Hamass would wipe them out. If the Palestinians stopped fighting there would be peace.

The Palestinians offer the world NOTHING. Israel contributes much to the world in science, medicine, the arts and other endeavors.

Posted by Richard January 3, 09 03:03 PM

Jesus is the Sun, God is the Sun.

Stop believing in God, because you don't have to. Your God is the Sun that exists up in the sky. Is that worth of it to get killed by your God, the Sun that makes your unique life possible? Praying is useless, because it won't help.

Posted by AP January 3, 09 03:04 PM

The question is ¿Has a democratic country the right to defend its people against foreign menaces? . Ah, yes, I have forgotten the MAIN question: Has Israel the right to exist? Answer the latter and the former will be answered automatically.

Posted by Jose Potamus January 3, 09 03:08 PM

Simply look at a real map of the Gaza Strip and especially the West Bank. Don't read any propoganda from either side. Just look at how the Palestinian towns are divided up to look like Bantustans. Only then will you come to understand how many illegal settlements are set up w/in Palestine proper and the injustices they face everyday.

Look at a map, Of course the Alan Dershowitz of the world will argue all they want. The proof is in the picture........

Posted by GDL January 3, 09 03:10 PM

ALL of this is the fault of the terrorist group Hamas. As the age old saying goes, if Hamas laid down their weapons today, there would be no more war; if Israel laid down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel. Its is very unfortunate that so many innocent people are going to die, but in NO WAY can anyone make a cogent arguement that Hamas' firing of rockets into Israel, aimed at civilians, is justifiable.

Posted by barry cohen January 3, 09 03:17 PM

If the fighters cannot prosecute their wars without killing innocent children then the majority, the vast majority of peace loving people on both sides should either force the fighters to stop or hang your heads in shame. You can rise up and take the guns from the fighters, stop supporting them. Peace loving Israeli soldiers can desert - that would be an honorable thing to do. You are all responsible for this evil unless stop supporting them. There is no excuse. An eye for an eye is insanity - how can you look at those murdered and maimed children and open your mouths in an attempt to justify it. "They are killing us so we must kill them" These are words of madmen. You are all evil unless you help to stop this naked murder.

Posted by Alastair McGowan January 3, 09 03:17 PM

picture number 35 just makes no sense...
everyone needs to stop and remember the children.. it needs to stop.

Posted by Anonymous January 3, 09 03:19 PM

I have never seen or heard a Muslim person protesting terrorist acts carried by Muslim Men around the world. Actually, the second photo taken on December 20, 2008 shows the rockets that Palestinian militants fired on to Israel (before the Israeli offensive of December 27, 2008) and I am yet to witness Muslim protests against these attacks.

Posted by Thomas Green January 3, 09 03:27 PM

Israel does its best to fight terrists like Hammas, but there is only so much they can do. I hope that Israel is succesfull, and Hamas stop killing Israeli citizens

Posted by anonymous January 3, 09 03:31 PM

I am an american.. and do not really know much of what is happening but I know that picture number 35 make no sense.. she was a four year old child!!!
I am to understand that in 48, Zionist forces launched major operations throughout Palestine. Their attacks were brutal. Through terror, psychological warfare, and direct conquests, Palestine was dismembered, many of its villages destroyed, and many of its people expelled as refugees. Who land is it, but Israelians have lived for many years and where are they to go?

Posted by Time January 3, 09 03:34 PM

paren esto da rabia como nos venden su religion judia y matan como matones pandillero palestina libre ahora

Posted by patricio January 3, 09 03:38 PM

i haet of Israeli !!!!!

Posted by Nima January 3, 09 04:00 PM

The sooner people like #370 stop reading the covers of books and then claim that they've read them, the better this world will be. Humans are responsible for this, not religions. Eliminating all humans is of course not the answer.

As for the pics, I believe more photos of the human suffering would have depicted the reality of people there a lot better than a few dead or about to be put to sleep animals.

Posted by KD January 3, 09 04:08 PM

Each of these pictures worth more than million words, but I guess it is also a matter of the point of view.
Just please try to take for once the side of the people of Gaza and see the suffering they go through in this conflict. Hamas is claiming to fight their war, but somehow they getting barried. Hamas is using them one by one, to fight the war of Iran and fandamentalist islamists and to get funds into their organization from off shore terror supporters.
The people of Gaza are being used as human shields to the so called warriors of Hamas. Kids are being put in the front line by this terror organization (as per US and EU official counterterrorism lists) lets just view these pictures again, and this time - condemn these actions of Hamas, just for these kids.

Posted by Jo Smith January 3, 09 04:19 PM

You all should know Israel is a bandit state. It answers to no one and sucks money from every other country on the planet. And if they refuse? Then they will wage war on them as they have done with Hamas. I believe America sadly, will become another Israel as even Obama is supporting the Zionist agenda of a new One World Order. Change is coming alright, just not what we expect. With 9/11 (R.I.P. to everyone that died), they have begun to take away our rights and soon, America, Canada, and Mexico will have one currency, the Aero. Can you not see the hell this bandit state is causing and has been causing our world for the past two thousand years? WAKE UP. Just google the talmud and you can see their sick perveted teaching. Label me an Anti Semite, I don't care.

Posted by Adam Childress January 3, 09 04:33 PM

It is so simple. If you have hand-made rockets versus F15s, do not fight. Put down your weapons and surrender. Thats your only rational choice. You lost this fight.

Hamas do not admit they have no military chance against Israel. They started shooting in a situation where their only rational choice would be to totally cooperate and accept whatever Israel requires for making peace. They have no military option.

But they do not do that. They live in an imaginery world where they can still win over Israel. Or worse, they sacrifice their own people to serve the interests of oil-rich countries, who are the really winners of this war. Did you know that Iran and rich Saudi Arabian benefactors support Hamas with millions of dollars each year?

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will stop only when the oil runs out, or, as somebody put once, when Palestinians learn to love their own children more than they hate Israelis.

Posted by BBB January 3, 09 04:41 PM

why the heck dont they stop the blood shed. is land more important to them than family? what good is land when u have no family to put there, i think usa needs stop sending money and guns to isreal and i think all this fighting and killing over land is bullcrap, u cant take it with u when u die, and besides that the land all belongs to god, so u all are not gaining a thing by killing each other. i see u as fools .....blood thursty fools at that. keep killing each other if u must, but i think land not important as human life, dont worry u will have a spot of land if u keep fighting. that spot be ur grave, fools!

Posted by Joni January 3, 09 05:18 PM

Dear Adam,
Your a fine one to talk about a country that can do anything they want without having to answer to no one, please explain to me what exactly is the United States of America if not that!!! For your information Israel is criticised non stop and is constantly being told what to do by men like u who don't know what the hell their talking about!! You have the nerve to call Israel terrorists well i call u one because not doing absolutley nothing against terrorizam and condeming people who do is just another form of terrorizam.

Posted by michal January 3, 09 05:27 PM

...... and always the children!

Never forget how and from whom the State of Israel was created ......

Posted by Mike January 3, 09 05:53 PM

Never mind Hamas for a sec here. Just take a good look at the conditions the Palestinians live in. Just go there and see it for yourself. They've been living in severe poverty with little hope since the late 60s. It is unfathomable. Just unimaginable.
Just about everyone in Israel may want peace but how could there be peace when there is far too much injustice? Palestinians are humans just like us; they don't deserve these kinds of ill-treatments.
The good thing coming out of this is that after decades of never-ending strife, the world is slowly beginning to learn of the truth. There is no more censorship in the media,

Posted by Carla January 3, 09 06:05 PM

First of all, unless you have rigorously studied the events surrounding the creation of the State of Israel, just keep your mouth shut. You have no right to express your opinion unless it is based on facts. That goes for both sides. This entire problem relates back to one thing, the establishment of Israel as a country for the Jewish people. Long before Israel and long before Hitler, the Jews have been a persecuted people. This is not whining, it's just a fact. They were enslaved by the Arabs, attacked by the Romans, slaughtered by the Babylonians, subjected to pogroms in Europe, denied equal rights in almost every nation they inhabited, blamed for economic downturns wherever the lived, blamed for Jesus' death, accused of trying to make profits at a time when the only job they were allowed to do in society was lend money or start their own small business, accused of having "horns", accused of being a "dirty" or less pure part of the human race. Christians or other majorities can not relate to or even believe that such atrocities took place. Even in America, Jews were, at best, second class citizens excluded from all forms of Christian populated institutions such as major corporations, clubs, parks, restaurants, etc. Essentially, for 2000 years, Jews were treated like the Blacks were treated in America for over 200 years - as dirty, rotten, inferior, stupid, ugly, dishonest, untrustworthy, unholy, pieces of crap. Hitler was only the icing on the cake. These are facts that can be verified by any honest and ethical historian. This is not whining; this is not victimization; it's simply what took place. The bigots of the world will deny these things ever happened, just like they deny the existence of the Holocaust. As a result of this history, many Jews longed for the creation of a Jewish homeland where Jews could possibly be left alone to live in peace, for once. Through much negotiation, deal making, influence and politics, the Balfour declaration was issued by the British calling for the creation of the Jewish homeland in Palestine. The much maligned, despised and dirty Jews finally had been give hope for a land where they would no longer have to fear the ruling majority. Since 1948, the year the Jews through fighting and much bloodshed finally took over what was given to them by the British, they have been under constant attack by the Muslim Arab world in an effort to destroy Israel. The inability to take back Israel has caused Arabs great humiliation and embarrassment and, if they're honest, to question the intentions of their God Allah and prophet Muhammed. Their lack of success has given rise to intense anger, violence, jealousy and, frankly, an irrational dedication to a life with no rewards (other than a delusional belief in 17 virgins waiting for them in heaven). Meanwhile, over the last 60 years, we all know how much money the Arab world has made through oil and how much they could've done for the people in the Arab world including the Palestinians. Instead, what have they done? Almost nothing. They've created violent, unfair societies that deny people many of the basic human rights we all take for granted. They hate, kill and terrorize in the name of Allah. Who in their right mind could possibly side with these people? Only the ignorant. I have an idea; all you folks who side with the Palestinians, why don't you go live in the Arab world for a while and then tell me who is rational and who is insane? Don't you understand that the poor Palestinian people have been led astray by corrupt terrorists for 50 years? They've been lead down a path to poverty and filth and brainwashed and reduced to suicide bombers. They've created almost nothing; instead spending the last 30 years blowing up Israeli schools and kibbutzim, murdering Olympic athletes, hijacking airplanes, bombing weddings and Bar Mitzvahs and creating nothing but hardship for their people. And these are the people you are siding with? The only people who would take their side are poor souls like you, profoundly unhappy, feeling little and disenfranchised, feeling the need to be angry and blame someone else for your problems, feeling lonely and without a cause. What happened to you to cause you to turn out this way? The Israeli's have tried in vain for over 30 years to make peace with the Palestinians, just as they did with the Egyptians and other neighbors. The Palestinians could've been a thriving, wealthy, healthy, educated society by now had they not been lead astray by their violent leaders who couldn't have cared less about their well being. 95% of all Israelis and Jews would gladly welcome, love and help every Palestinian that came into their life, if only they would put down their weapons. Such is the way of the Jewish people; a people of forgiveness, peace and a desire to heal the world. To all you haters, I say go find a better cause in Africa or other countries where truly violent regimes are raping, killing, and destroying the lives of thousands every day. Where o' where is your daily expression of outrage for those matters? Why do you chose to focus on such a small problem when there are problems much, much bigger in this world? I'll tell you why. Just like every generation before you, you believe the Jews (who make up less than 1% of the world's population) are an easier target. You are an anti-semite. There is no other logical reason. But that's okay, I like being proven right, again and again, about how many ignorant folks there are in this world.

Posted by DJ Jazzy Jeff January 3, 09 06:09 PM

You people dont understand that the palestine land was taken from them and given to the really belongs to palestine. Oh btw I was born in Georgia, im a republican and as American as they come

Posted by John Kalein January 3, 09 06:11 PM

to the stupid # 296 Israel in only 8 days killed 450 man and women and kids
and half the city is gone . so from the 450 see how many father and mother and brother and all that sh*t you said.
and am only talking about 8 days not 20 years or more

Posted by f*ck Israel January 3, 09 06:38 PM

the human = stupid concepts + superego = war

Posted by Ulisses January 3, 09 06:39 PM

i hate the Isreal !!!!

Posted by cyrax January 3, 09 06:43 PM

cuando va parar todo esto???? señor donde estas????

Posted by sam January 3, 09 06:51 PM

Hamas is trying to keep Israel from expanding its borders into Palestinian refugee towns.

If you were Palestinian, what would you do to keep Israel from expanding its borders into your area?

Even during the "peace treaties," Israel continues to expand its territory.

Posted by World Citizen January 3, 09 06:52 PM

Palestinian or Jew? Right or wrong? Doesn't matter one damn bit, but these images of dead and injured Palestinians is why Muslims hate America so much. And until we come to terms with this and figure out a way to help both sides stop the bloodshed, mayhem and death, we will always be perceived as the enablers of Israel's military might. Barack Obama and his admistration - the last hope for some kind of peace between these warring peoples.

Posted by andreamsm January 3, 09 06:57 PM

To the people who are claiming this is Israel's response to Hamas's attacks, then by your justification what should Palestinian response be to 60 years of colonization, brutal military occupation, genocide and oppression?

Posted by Sara January 3, 09 06:57 PM

What Israel is doing in Palestine (not just in Gaza now) and U.S. support for it militarily, morally and financially IS the reason we had 9/11 and why we are hated in the middle east. If we don't want more 9/11 we need to stop supporting Israel's genocidal policies and occupation. And STOP exploiting the historical misery of Jews to claim victim status (read -The Holocaust Industry- to see how a son of survivor of the Nazi holocaust provides facts about who really benefits from exploitation of the Nazi holocaust). Israel or its zionist supporters are the perpetrators today and this "crying wolf" or claiming victims only cheapens the memory of those who actually were. Zionism is a racist ideology just like Nazism that claims rights based on race, Israel is an apartheid state.

Posted by Sophia January 3, 09 07:04 PM

Dear Adam,
Your a fine one to talk about a country that can do anything they want without having to answer to no one, please explain to me what exactly is the United States of America if not that!!! For your information Israel is criticised non stop and is constantly being told what to do by men like u who don't know what the hell their talking about!! You have the nerve to call Israel terrorists well i call u one because not doing absolutley nothing against terrorizam and condeming people who do is just another form of terrorizam.

Posted by michal January 3, 09 07:08 PM

Israel never targets civilians. The death of innocent civilians is regrettable under any circumstances and every effort is made to avoid civilian casualties. That imperative must be balanced with the need to protect Israeli civilians, who suffer from ongoing attacks from Gaza. But while the Palestinians fire Kassam rockets indiscriminately into Israeli territory, Israel launches pinpoint strikes at Hamas infrastructure. Prior to launching any large-scale attacks, Israel spent many months identifying Hamas' strongholds and training facilities. The Israeli Air Force also managed to hit "secret" targets such as underground missile launchers and arms catches -- a testament to Israel's great effort to ensure that air strikes weaken Hamas without harming innocent Palestinians.

Israel does not want a humanitarian crisis, and Hamas is the cause of the suffering and distress of the population there.

Unfortunately, Hamas has never shown the same level of concern for either Israeli or Palestinian civilians. On one hand, Hamas has fired thousands of missiles into Israeli territory, killing and wounding hundreds.

On the other hand, rather than seeking the well-being of the Palestinians under its control in Gaza, Hamas has exploited its civilian population -- and Israel's reluctance to cause civilian casualties -- by placing non-combatants in and around areas likely to be targeted by Israel. Hamas brings women and children up to the roofs of buildings housing terrorist activity in an attempt to prevent air strikes; it sends civilians to the line of fire; it works out of schools and mosques; it fires rockets out of crowded population centers; and it sends Palestinian mothers to murder Israeli children in suicide attacks.

In addition, many of Hamas' arms smuggling tunnels are hidden beneath the homes of Palestinian civilians.

This cynical use of human shields is illegal under international law and the cause of many needless Palestinian deaths. Therefore, the responsibility for Palestinian civilian casualties lies with Hamas, not Israel.

Posted by WalterA January 3, 09 07:18 PM

Free Palestine, Long live the Intifada, @£§@ Zionism

Posted by Diogo January 3, 09 07:19 PM

How can any so called human being bomb civilians, little children, women, the elderly and innocent people that have nothing to do with Hamas or terrorism.
the jews cry about the holocaust yet they are creating a holocaust in Gaza.
wonder why the jews were always kicked out wherever they went.
they created nothing but trouble wherever they went.
and America is next.

Posted by Adam January 3, 09 07:22 PM

We are all awful, equally.

Posted by Dane Deasy January 3, 09 07:30 PM

You're just don't know..

The situation at the south of Israel ,at the last 8 years, is terrible!!
I have some friends who live there, and they all live in fear!
It's such a crazy life! You're just don't know when the missile will attack you!!

I'm really don't wish anyone to live, even an hour, like this...

Posted by Naomi January 3, 09 07:42 PM

If their is a god may he help us all, we fn need it.

Posted by anonymous January 3, 09 08:05 PM

All that Israel's bloody aggression is making certain is that when ZIonism is finally defeated, there will be no Jewish survivors.

Posted by BillyJ January 3, 09 08:11 PM

Israel is an invasor.......invasor must be attacked!!!!

Posted by B3beR January 3, 09 08:42 PM

To everyone that thinks Hamas was "just firing rockets" and that Israel had "left them alone in Gaza. Have you done your research?

Israel has kept them in a military blockade for the last 6 months. That means without food water and electricity. To protest that, the Gazans have been firing rockets. Israel built a 300 km WALL around 1.5 million people. Much like the Berlin wall.

Read some history, or the world's opinion of ignorant american's will continue to flourish

Posted by FooBar January 3, 09 08:43 PM

to 358 egg ... you said it all right...
the problem is that almost every war in this planet is like that one ...not honorable or noble and rarely justified. always begins from the same few in power (with bottomless pockets) ,without the brains and the morals to stop.
every war is a cruel farce against humanity !!!
the problem is ... there are warpigs even amongst us (powerless).
dunno who said it but "parachutes and minds need to be open to work right".
lets pray we people could wake up soon and seek peace !!!
stop the war !!!

Posted by fumanchu January 3, 09 08:55 PM

Unfortunately, the religion lobbie was always connected with the political lobbie!
I am sure God was apolitical, cause this was an human creation.
So, more than talk about religion&Politics, we should talk about tolerance and respect by each other.
It needs the "equilibrium" that some are arguing now. however, i do not expect any "equilibrium" with such nonequilibrated counter-atack of Israel responding, as israeli says, to Hamas rockets.
Israel should not think that Hamas, or the rockets of Hamas are the problem, otherwise they will fail again. The "equilibrium" can only be achieved talking at the same table wich needs the mutual respect and tolerance by both parts. It failed in the past? I am sure that violent acts failed much more in the past to keep the peace in the middle east.
So, diplomacy is an hardwork wich should always prevail for the safety of the planet, i have no doubt.
However, diplomacy will fail again if we do not try to solve this problem trying to create the conditions where the tolerance and mutual respect can grow, the essence of living together in the same planet.
Famine, Unhealth, Innocent Deads, Lack of truth Education, Poverty create the special conditions for anger in the common society.
The common society follow who promises to solve this problems, its almost a natural reaction. In the past and in the present, who still try to lead this nonequilibrated common society? Who promised a lot of things to conquer the society? The political&religious lobbie together cause they know that it is more easy in a fragile society.
That´s why a lot of conflicts beetween different societies happened in the past and happen still today. Because, different polical views collide healthy if they are alone, but if they are mixed with religious views they never collide wel and healthyl and it results in conflicts such this one.
Firstly, the diplomacy should try to be apart from the religious&political lobbies and try to prevent this conditions of anger. Prevention before it happens that´s what it is failing! and in my view sometimes its so easy to previne, we just need to look for our essence and for what our God would like of us! Otherwise people become intolerant and that is why we are today seeing this unpredictable israeli ofensive that i still say it will not contribute for any equilibrium.

Posted by LC January 3, 09 08:56 PM

What other country wins a war and has to sue for the peace? That has been the situation since Israel won the war of "6 days". What a wonderful place the areas of Israel and Palestine could be if a true peace were declared and the weapons of war were "beaten into plowshares". What have the Palestinians to show for 60 years since the UN partitioned 2 separate states of Israel and Palestine. Evidently the Arabs never got the message. No other Arab country has settled Palestinians or accepted them as new citizens . The Jews expelled from Arab countries were resettled in Israel. Israel has been providing humanitarian supplies to Gaza, can you imagine Hamas providing Israel with the same? I can't. The people of Gaza are being brutalized by their Hamas leaders. Nothing if fair in neither love nor war
and if Israel is being accused of over-reacting, so!!! The Israeli's response is
long overdue. War is ugly as these pictures so graphically prove. Regardless of
who or what you are, when we get cut we bleed. My heart goes out to the poor innocents who truly suffer at the hands of leaders, particularly Hamas who uses their civilians as shjields and their religious buildings as storage for explosives. Only when the Arabs leaders treat their populace as deserving human beings, and love their children more than they hate the Jews will peace prevail.

Posted by M.J. Wolk January 3, 09 08:59 PM

"every Reaction is caused by an Action" All these people saying that Israel is defending themselves, if we look at the numbers dead, 4 Israeili's, vs 470 Palestinians. This is an iradication of a group of people. It is morally wrong and no peace will be found from the masacre that Israel is conducting in Gaza. I am not saying that rocket launching is also right, but with this level of attack, the US and Israel is only going to create more hatred against us, and it will only create more suicide bombers, etc.

Posted by mike January 3, 09 10:25 PM

Israel are child killers and practice apartheid. The rest of the world knows it and only Americans are dubbed into believeing that Israel is a victim. My heart is with the Palestinians and they will succeed !

Posted by Michael McManus, Bosto January 3, 09 10:45 PM

Finally, here is a website where I can post my opinion without having to go throught the hell of registration and yet still not knowing whether I can post that opinion at the very end. This is what I think about the Hamas-Israel conflict. Remember the six-day war? The whole Arab world combined was no match for one single Israel. The reason? Israel is here to stay as a democracy that is backed by more than two thousand years of civilization that has been tested by time and history. The Arabs have no right to destroy Israel. No one does, including Hamas people. Hamas, it is past time that you stopped doing something stupid!

Posted by Gang Zhou, Esq. January 3, 09 11:02 PM

A treaty between israel and Hamas leaders have constantly been broken. Sderot, a small civilized city in Israel, has been bombed thousands of times over the months for no reason. Yes, Israel is taking a big action. However, it is their responsibility to kill their enemies. As they take action they use great technology are are very percise where they fire, to make sure no civilizans die. Meanwhile, Hamas leaders just shoot missiles and dont care where they land, as long as they kill a large amount of people they call it a victory. Now dont tell me israel, my country, is wrong. I can challenge anyone that israel is doing the right thing.

Posted by Ethan January 3, 09 11:11 PM

This is my opinion for what it is worth.

The very quietness of Eygpt is amazing. They brokered the cease fire and HAMAS broke it. I am surprised Israel waited this long. Hamas was dumb and will never learn along with Hezbolah, that no matter how loud they cry they cause the wars.

As someone stated eariler you dont bring a knife to a gunfight. Israel finish the job. One thing I have learned is when it is the middle east it is if you dont finish the job others will have to come in and do the work.

Long Live Israel!

Posted by US Patriot January 3, 09 11:16 PM

Israel is terrorist, Israel kill Gaza people and plan to destroy all religion, they plan to fight with Islamic religion because of hates. Israel is terrorist and will be terrorist in future. They will be killed you.
Where are Americans that worried about Human rights in Iraq, and Afghanistan? They are liars, They kill Iraqi people for authority. They are shameless people.

Posted by Amir Masoud January 3, 09 11:22 PM

It seems that quite a few commentators are blaming Israel for whatever civilian casualties have resulted from the Israeli airstrikes over the past few days? What is Israel supposed to do in response to on-and-off Hamas homemade rocket attaccks? Can you imagine that Manhattan was attacked by incessant homemade rockets from anywhere in the world without the United States taking any action punishing the attackers? Remember why the United States (mistakenly or stupidly or for any reasons ) invaded Iraq? To defend this country against real or imagined attacks, right? Hamas people knew that their rocket attacks would invite Israeli retaliation against itself and hence the entire Gaza civilian population? If Hamas people knew that from the very beginning, isn't it true that Hamas made all this happen by design? So who is to blame for the Gaza civilian casualties? Hamas, of course. Understand?


Posted by Gang Zhou, Esq. January 3, 09 11:25 PM

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti!

Posted by Naneek January 3, 09 11:36 PM

There's many things to be learnt by the air strike by the ISRAELI's in retaliation by the strike by HAMAS... I being an INDIAN would like to follow the case of ISRAEL and would be Happy if my Government would follow the same and BOMB Pakistan as reduce it to rubble for carrying out terrorist activities against INDIA from its soil.

Posted by Narendra January 3, 09 11:36 PM

Its not that hard, put all the facts together- israel is defending itself,
Hamas is starting a new war.
Stop defending Hamas, becuase u might be muslim. Does your Koran allow you to constantly kill people becuase they arent muslim?

Posted by Ethan January 3, 09 11:40 PM

Its very obious that Hamas has been playing with fire by lobbing these cheap projectiles into civilian territories.Now they ar e gewtting burned. Its too late to cry wolf now, you should have listened sooner

Posted by daniel January 3, 09 11:49 PM

Elections have consequences. The people of Gaza elected Hamas, and now they are feeling the consequences of electing terrorists to represent them. Tough lesson, but how long do those f'ers expect to be able to launch rockets into Israel unanswered? You mess with the bull, you get the horns.

Posted by avar January 3, 09 11:54 PM

Can someone just look past religion, culture, or ethnicity for a split second. It's not the Palestinians or Jews dying. These are HUMANS dying for a pointless reason. In the end I don't care if its Hamas or not innocent civilians are the ones dying and paying the ultimate price while the leaders who ignite this flame are protected and have their families in safe places. Even if Israel is protecting itself they have to ABIDE by international law and the Geneva Convention. Israel is no different then any other country and should not have special privileges.

Posted by San January 3, 09 11:57 PM

I agree Israel must defend against Hamas, but 370+ deaths of Palestinians vs less than 50 of Israelis,there is something wrong. I think Israel has gone too far and Bush is definitely want this to happen...curse on him.

Posted by Oliver January 4, 09 12:00 AM

This is really sad, poor people, suffering...

Posted by Alba Tirado January 4, 09 12:14 AM

Would you blame Jews stuffed in Nazi camps for rebelling? I won’t, I would call them heroes.

Would you blame American for rebelling against the British for their independence? Brits called them terrorist, but it was our war of independence.

Now, imagine 1.5 million Jews stuffed, locked off, forget about even food rations, but imagine near cut throat blockade for a few years, that’s slowly killing them off. And then go ahead, blame them for trying to rebel with launching homemade rockets against their occupier. You would call them heroes if they were Jews, but the fact is they are Muslims, so we must call them terrorist, not as history demands it, but as the current norm demands it.

Forget heroism, imagine the government of 1.5 million people abiding by the truce to protect their people even though the blockade continues, and then the occupier breaks the ceasefire(So says UN and Israeli media), and then they resume fighting, and the western world goes ahead and still sides with the occupier. And now continues blaming the still blockaded, still starving, bombed, oppressed people for their actions!

This is genocide if one only looks at the facts( This is Rwanda, this is Bosnia, this is hitler-esque.

Posted by Nawabshahi January 4, 09 12:21 AM

To read the responses here you would think that every Palestinian were all completely and equally responsible for everything Hamas does.

You are d@mn right that if someone hurt some I cared about I would want to retaliate. Hopefully I would retain the basic intelligence needed to draw a distinction between someone who is actually responsible and some innocent person who has the misfortune to live within a quarter mile of the the guilty party.

Is it that hard to believe that many of the people in Gaza would prefer to just be able to carry on with their lives? Or that the children in Palestine might not have anything to do with the attacks against Israel?

Posted by no one January 4, 09 12:27 AM

You call the Palestinians ignorant and "stupid"- yes, perhaps they have easily been manipulated by Hamas, but why would we expect them NOT to be? Though I don't think most of Hamas' tactics have been productive and justified, Hamas feeds the "poor", destitute Palestinian's a hope they don't have and the prospect of a better life; because what is their life now? They're refugees. They have no adequate health care, education system, their local economy (if it can even be called that) is totally controlled by the Israelis (therefore not Palestinian at all). They are not given the basic medical supplies and aid they need. How do we expect them to think completely logically then...they ARE HUMAN, and for a people who are in such a helpless situation, they are supporting WHOEVER will give them even a GLIMPSE of hope.

Israel, yes, has suffered as well, but not NEARLY as much as the palestinians have. There is WRONG ON BOTH SIDES and this is WHAT MUST BE ADMITTED, if both are to move forward towards peace. We, the bystanders- those of us watching on the news, following up on this, must acknowledge this fact as well. But because, the Palestinians, in their ignorance, frustration and desperation are committing these acts, they should not BE disregarded as humans....their blood should not be considered cheap and this is what is happening now. This back and forth violence is NOT going to solve anything...and people like us arguing and hating on the other side blindly is not going to help the peace process. we (though we may not realize it) collectively affect the future; so lets not be filled with SO MUCH HATE and disregard for the other side. From the Palestinian side, 400 people have died, 2000 injured...these are homes destroyed, schools, important infrastructure...this means orphans, disease...more problems. We need to think beyond our personal prejudices because people are dying for NO reason- and I will admit not only on the Palestinian side, but the Israeli side as well. and all I know is this needs to stop.


Posted by Fawzia January 4, 09 12:28 AM

Peace through Superior Firepower! Go Israel go! Defend you're right to exist and to live peacefully by killing all the terrorists in your area. THe USA is behind you. I am behind you and next to you, a former Special Forces R4NGER. Hooah!

Not surrender to islamic terrorism !!!
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لا تستسلم للإرهاب

Posted by Tim6119 January 4, 09 12:58 AM

Israel is reaping what it has sown since the late 1940's. Not one Israeli has posted a message owning up to even a small part of your nations dubious young history. All that intellectual capacity and it escapes your reasoning that Hamas is the beast which You have created in Gaza. You and only you have the ability to heal this rift with the Palestinians. It begins with the admission of some guilt and a sincere apology to the people of Palestine. Otherwise, your nation and it's aboringines, so to speak, will continue this cycle of violence. Say what you want about the United States of America in the past, but in today's age, we as a nation have come a long way towards legally protecting those who have been disenfranchised or displaced.
Israeli's, please do not try and hide behind the belief that folks who disagree with your version of history are somehow anti-semitic. I have the utmost respect for those of the Jewish faith and culture. American Jews were the first to board a bus for Montgomery and have always stood at the forefront of justice and equality in this country.
I will pray that the People of Palestine and Gaza have born to them the soul of Dr King or Ghandi. Those are the leaders which truly changed their countries through a profound dedication to choosing peace no matter what your protagonist did.


Posted by sophron January 4, 09 01:10 AM

This situation is impossible, all around, and there seems to be no end to this poisonous escalating cycle of violence -- how can it end? Gaza is in the hands of vengeful militants who are using terrorist tactics against Israeli cities -- they provoke the Israelis to react with overwhelming firepower, hoping that the "collateral damage" of dead innocents will gain them a propaganda victory. This is not a situation that can be negotiated away, because it is in the interest of at least one side to continue the hostilities. One would have hoped that the population of Gaza would have rejected Hamas in the last election, and would by now realize that Ghandian nonviolent tactics are the only way that they will ever stand a chance of winning their economic freedom or national autonomy. If Gazans themselves do not make this change, the only solution is a UN occupation of Gaza or relocating the whole population somewhere far from Israeli borders. It is not a just solution, but physical separation is perhaps the only way that Gazans and Israelis can live in peace. In a better world, people on all sides would be less tribal, and the dynamics of group identity and hatred would not be allowed to write history.

Posted by Pan January 4, 09 01:38 AM

why are rockets being launched from civilian territory into another civilian territory? is openly telling CNN "we want Israel to invade" what a gov't that cares about its own civilian populace should do? wouldn't the civilians of Gaza be vastly better off if Hamas recognized Israel and sat down at the negotiating table? Who is Hamas answerable to at the end of the day?

Israel sustained rocket fire for 7 years from 2002 to 2009 because it did not wish to invade Gaza again. But long-range rocket fire on Ashkelon, Ashdod and Be'ersheva are leaving it no choice.

Yes, Gazan civilians are still far worse off than Israeli civilians. But this is not only because israel is stronger militarily- it is, above all, because Israel's govt is there to first and foremost protect its own civilians, not fight another state at any cost.

Posted by Ali January 4, 09 02:56 AM

i dont believe any bombing of any kind is right on both sides. both claim to be lieve in a higher power but i ask how can you call your selves poeple of god if you can kill inoccent child regaurdless of the fact that they are jewish or muslim there inoccent child of god for pete sakes a bunch of heartless poeple i live among

Posted by saarah January 4, 09 02:57 AM

Hamas is to blame for the untold miseries of the hapless civilians and innocent children at Gaza. Your rockets backfire to your territories and buildings and people. Now that Israel retaliated you cry afoul for your own dose of medicines.

Posted by Alberto Maturan Palen January 4, 09 03:06 AM

To mike (comment #415) - As I said earlier the fact that one side is militarily inferior does not automatically imply that it is morally right.
The fact that 'only' 4 Israelis have been killed so far are simply because the Israeli security services are extremely good at preventing them from killing more people.
Know this: If they could, Hamas would like to kill every man, woman and child in Israel. If you don't see anything morally wrong with that then something is very wrong with your judgment.

Posted by Dan January 4, 09 03:10 AM

All the strong people must act like this against their poor ennemy when it becomes obvious that he doesn't like the smell of them warboots.
Tibet, georgia, pakistan, timor and so on, bombed and the population down erased, it will be good for peace and civilization.
Excuse my poor english, i'm a filthy french guy and i must be dead at this moment too: my crimes i can't imagine but my foes well know, i deserve to be treated like a gazaoui because of, by exemple, these terrorists words i leave under this beautiful shots...

Posted by thierry guibourt January 4, 09 03:52 AM

To Sophie from 342, you are such an ignorant person!
I don't understand how can people not being sympathetic with Israel.

Every country in the world struggled for their land. Israel is just one of those countries.

If you are bomed on a daily basis for so many years, how tolerant can you be?
It's time to end it. And if bombing the terrorists back is the solution then "go ahead" I say.

To 327: Well said!!!

Posted by disappointed man January 4, 09 04:23 AM

look it is horrible that along the way some innocent people are dying, no question about it but please be honset with your self if it were your country and your people you'd do the exact same thing! I thought the world learned something in 9\11 that exterme fundamentalism is insanity that just wants a new area of musllim domination. Hamas is a terrorist group just like El Queida that calls for the distruction of Israel. Israel that has every right to exsits because the world time and time again proved that it does not want jews does not need jews and jewish blood is cheap! Ask yourself why instead of protacting it's ciztizens Hamas is accelerating the situation why instead of asking for a ceasefire they are storing bombs in local homes and Mosques and schools?If Israel does not protect its citizens who will? What would your reaction be if every day for 8 years u have to worry whether today a rocket will fall or not. In Israel the citizens of the south have had to deal with this problem. No country in the world would allow their citizens to live that way.

Posted by michal January 4, 09 04:27 AM

The fact is many of the residents of Gaza are refugees from the towns that they are firing rockets at. In their plight on wanting to return they are ignored and told to accept the new reality. The Zionist bombing train stations, bus depot and theaters can have a state but you have to suffer for 60 years. Cowards that run from Europe due to issues they could not handle and threated to create a Shoah (Holocaust) on the native population so they can live in peace is not any different from the Facism of continent that many of these Zionists come from. America only supports Israel because its history is very much like it own. STEAL, KILL, LIE and blame the victims. The truce was broken Nov. 4 as reported in Haretz . We blame the victims again!

News Media. Long Live Palestine! The Birthplace of Jesus, a Palestinai

Posted by Alex Daoudi January 4, 09 04:35 AM

Inna liLlâh wa inna ilayhi raji'un

Posted by Al-Kanz January 4, 09 05:05 AM

Anyone condoning any of these actions, be it israeli or palestinian, are out of their minds. There are peaceful solutions to all this, if people just want the fighting to stop. But some people make good money, and power, on this killing so it will continue until they either renounce their imaginary friends and live in peace, or do something drastic so one party dissapears.

One can only hope that the number of civilian casualties will be low... or better none.
Ps. ask yourself, who gave them weapons in the first place? Who owns shares in weapon manufacturer companies? It's the same person, on BOTH sides.

Posted by vingevam January 4, 09 05:31 AM

It is clearly seen even here who wants peace and who wants war: you just look at the posts by the Israelis and by those from the Arab world. Israeli people seek peace and stability and the Arabs spill the venom of violence and hatred.

Posted by Moscow January 4, 09 05:36 AM

to all of you who like and dislike or agree and disagree with what Israel is doing i have only a couple of things to say:
think of it this way, hamas have been launching rockets at Israels settlements from the year 2000 which means 8 YEARS, not a few months not a year, EIGHT YEARS!!! what would you say in any country in Europe or America if you were being fired at for 8 years?
despite this, we left the Gaza strip, removed all out soldiers from there and let them run it, we didn't interfere in their politics, they had an election (they say it was democratic, but who knows) and they themselves chose their leadership to be the hamas terrorists and what they decided is to keep firing and trying to do more terrorist attacks in Israel's cities. we have been sitting and doing nothing for all this time, we have even provided them with help in terms or fuel and medicine and power supplies and still, after all that, what we got was a belief that we all are supposed to die, nothing more and nothing less.
so i ask you this, all you pacifistic bloggers who sit in their home and don't hear the siren of an incoming rocket every half an hour while they are having dinner with their family. what the hell would you do to make your brothers and sisters safe in the face of a threat like this? wouldn't you want to eliminate the groups who are launching the grad and qassam rockets? wouldn't you want to wipe out their stocks of rockets and military supplies?? YES the answer is YES, especially such proud countries as the UK or the states or any other big and even half strong country, you all wouldn't even think twice of it, so why should we??
to all of you who say that we are killing innocent people, to be innocent you have not to agree with anything that the hammas does or says and be against them, who at the gaza strip has enough balls to do that?? they all support them because they are afraid of them and that all comes down or the fact that if you have a terrorist staying at your house, or a stock of rockets being held in your house, YOU ARE NOT INNOCENT, so you do deserve to get your house blown into pieces and if you don't want that to happen, leave the gaza strip now, and you will later be allowed to return.

Posted by a_enigma (israeli citizen of the south) January 4, 09 05:39 AM

Live and let live. How can that be we Israel has surrounded Gaza to estalish the biggest open sky prison on history? How can that be when Israel have stolen all sound palestinian lands and emprowers new settlers every day? Live and let live. How can that be when palestinians have to be humiliated every day in never ending check points? How can that be when arabs living in Israel are treated as second class citizens and denied the basic right of speaking their lamguage? The list goes on and on... Finally one has to aknowledge Hamas as a resistance mouvement and a legal political entity that uses its limited militia capailities to defend palestinian rights. Israel is the power house and can impose peace if it really wanted it


Posted by bash January 4, 09 05:46 AM

O children of Israel nothing is forever, times will change. The day will come where you would cry for help and no ear will hear you inshaAllah.

Posted by David January 4, 09 06:57 AM

The continous propaganda from the Israeli /US machine is winning the day....

1.It is a fact that the jewish state was founded on terror and by terrorist after the christains in Europe massacred the jews during the 2nd world war. btw, the initial land they wanted to usurp was around history!

2.It is fact that land was taken through the barrel of the gun by the jews which forced millions of Palestinians to become refugees with no right of date millions of palestinians are living outsde Palestine.

3. It is a fact that modern day jews are not the descendants of Abraham(they are Ashkenazi orginating from Europe...therefore not semitic), but rather the Arabs are the descendants...and therefore semitic. I ask who is anti semite?

4. Muslims and Arabs never massacred jews throughout the ages they have been in power...but christins did.

5. Just because you have superior technology, PR machine, support of the US/EU doesn't make your cause just!

Just a thought....NELSON MANDELA and the ANC were classified terrorist by the USA/BRITAIN and most western countries....who allied to the apartheid regime.

Posted by Joshua January 4, 09 07:00 AM

God Bless IDF!

Posted by John Sanders January 4, 09 07:06 AM

Iran has made palestinians "businesmen" of terrorism, it's true, than 80% of Gaza population are recieving humanitarian aid, but getting money for attacking Israel-it's a bad business in any way.
Kill or be killed...simple logic, and Israel has all rights to kick some goat loving asses

Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 07:31 AM

F16 and Tank vs homemade rockets?
very sad pictures :-(

Posted by Federico January 4, 09 08:04 AM

Yesterday.. israel robbed palestine from its people.
they didnt like it and confronted me
Israel told them to f... off. because i can do what i want..
they spit on isreal.. and threw a rock at it.

Now israel has a tiny cut on its forehead..


The next day isreal went and destroyed palestinians house.. killed his family.. etc..
Best part his.. the whole world is clueless and agrees with me. They are all scared to say anything anyway..

Ha the joys of being a super power.. I can do anything i please!!
Posted by SuperPower January 3, 09 09:56 A Reedited

Posted by syed January 4, 09 08:13 AM

the prohphet,moses,saved bani israel from pharaoh.and now they are in same way of pharaoh.they started praying idols again,when the god commanded him to stay 10 more days and pray,they forgot the wonders,they forgot the god,and now they forgot the history.they forgot that the god saved them,and they said "we are sons of god".
the history didnt forgot themTand will not forget them again.they will pay soon.when the army of god arrives.and the leader "mahdi" (peace be upon him) will come and save the humanity.and then no one can survive against one can attack and say "we are defending our selves",no one can kill and say "they was terrorists",and no one can lie,every one that loves humanity will join him,and his army will be victoriu. by the power of god.and he will save humanity from new pharaoh.he is comming....

Posted by StormCrow January 4, 09 08:39 AM

in the name of god
the english translation of holy quran about hibrous that attacked islam in first years:
"YUSUFALI: They will not fight you (even) together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Strong is their fighting (spirit) amongst themselves: thou wouldst think they were united, but their hearts are divided: that is because they are a people devoid of wisdom.
PICKTHAL: They will not fight against you in a body save in fortified villages or from behind walls. Their adversity among themselves is very great. Ye think of them as a whole whereas their hearts are divers. That is because they are a folk who have no sense.
SHAKIR: They will not fight against you in a body save in fortified towns or from behind walls; their fighting between them is severe, you may think them as one body, and their hearts are disunited; that is because they are a people who have no sense.

Posted by ali.tavanaie January 4, 09 08:59 AM

civilizations have been made,and religins have been updated,from adam to muhammad.the way was same,and the god was same,it was only people sience that have been changed,the solomon temple,the qods,they are symbols of god's power,solomon was prophet and the muhammad was same.why do you thing that god will fight against himself?no,there are some people that dont want to realise that world is changing,and now we must accept islam as first religion,no one can deny this,they are trying to destroy islam and muslims,but they wont,they can kill peoples but they cant kill believes,only beliefs will survive during history,let talk about what is best,war is not right way to say who is right

Posted by StormCrow January 4, 09 09:28 AM

defensive bodenoffensive?! nie wieder krieg haben wir deutschen gesagt, nie wieder genozid. was passiert hier gerade? israel muss gestoppt werden. ich verstehe die wut der hamas. sollten wir ohne medikamente und lebensmittel aufwachsen, würden wir auch bomben bauen und raketen über den zaun schießen. durch israels beschämende art 20 jahre gewalt in der region nicht zu verhindern, sollte israel die freundschaft gekündigt werden. ich will jedenfalls nichts mit israel zu tun haben.

Posted by m.e. January 4, 09 09:29 AM

I wish I could find somebody to root for.

Posted by H. Hilborn January 4, 09 09:42 AM

People use God as their excuses to do what they want to do.

Posted by sw January 4, 09 09:56 AM

Any intelligent rational person who analyzes all and any of the pro-Israel comments on this blog would realize the pro-israel people have no moral standing, and are arrogant, bigoted, elitist, selfish, ruthless and illogical. As for the non-jews among the pro-israel crowd - they are clearly gungho meatheads stooges that have no idea of the financial exploitation of a elite group of bankers and profits that are reaped by US arms manufacturers. Arms and pharmaceuticals will among the few malignant enterprises left to serve as the epitaph for the coming crash of a selfish and ignorant American society.

Posted by paolo caruso January 4, 09 10:27 AM

Very good post Joshua (#451). It's a shame those who are pro-Israeli policies don't care for the history behind the creation of their state.

Obviously the Bush administration is going to be on Israel's side - Israel plans to destroy the whole of Gaza to oust Hamas, just like the US destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan to oust Saddam and the Taliban. Neither country feels the need to abide by international law, let alone listen to anything the UN has to say. And of course if the UN Security Council tries to force Israel to do anything, the US jumps up with its veto. They certainly have each other's backs, not just with the propaganda...

Posted by dana January 4, 09 10:34 AM

In 1948 a JEWISH state was founded in palestine according to a UN resolution. There are numerous Arab states including Jordahn which have more palestinians then the GAZA strip and the West Bank. There is only one country where a jew is at home - ISRAEL.
As for the suffersing of the citizens of Gaza - they elected Hammas , knowing that Hammas will bring war and now they pay for their election. The IDF is not at war with palestinians , but with Hammas.

Posted by IsraelForJews January 4, 09 10:45 AM

One question:
Why would the Israeli forces target an ambulance carrying a wounded woman and her 3 young daughters???!!
The wounded woman, the 3 daughters and the medical crew were all killed.


Posted by Stephen January 4, 09 10:53 AM

I resent you hiding animal photos as graphic and those of children not graphic.

Posted by Ana January 4, 09 10:58 AM

If it's rightful for U.S. to raid and occupy afganistan, in retribution for 911, then what's the problem with Israel defending its NEIGHBORING border with the palestineans? Just who IS the real aggressor? If Mexico lobbed rockets into El Paso, would the U.S. just stand by and let itself be attacked? If it is just to seek Bin Laden dead or alive, what's the hypocrisy in the Israelis seeking out the hamas terrorist leaders?

Let's remember, arab terrorism started right here in this country, 40 years ago, when sirhan sirhan assassinated RFK. The arabs think they can do whatever they want in the name of alla. The arabs are the hypocrites, plain and simple.

The arab sympathizers have nothing better to do with their time and energy.

Posted by Telling_It_Like_It_Is January 4, 09 11:04 AM

Just One Word .... F*CK ISRAEL

this is so not the big picture .... Israel is still killing children and women .... israeli heartless so-called soldiers are killing them non stop ...... more than 4000 palestinains wounded and more than 500 killed in a week and counting .

Don't watch american news ..... it's all fake ... just watch palestinain news .. it shows the real story .... Israel was built with thier blood .. palestinian blood .. children and wmen

Posted by HATE_ISRAEL January 4, 09 11:08 AM

It seems like US Administration is controlled by Israel. Curse Israel Terrorist Force and their illegal country (Israel)

Posted by AntiWar January 4, 09 11:14 AM

just one word FU+K ISRAEL?....umm thats two words and if you can't get that right why would anybody pay any attention to what you have to say. Oh and we should watch the news of the country lobbing the rockets? boy you are a genius...quit wasting my oxygen.

Posted by John Smith January 4, 09 11:29 AM
Posted by Anna January 4, 09 11:31 AM

The majority of mainstream media has reported numerous negative opinions from Europe, painting Israel & the United States as the overly aggressive "bullies", ignoring the positions of the rest of the world.
Why is Israel expected to tolerate the continuous rocket attacks by Hamas?
This morning media blame for the rocket attacks and hostility was indirectly attributed to the poverty and lack of humanitarian aid to Gaza. Yet, also reported is that 80% of civilians in Gaza exist on subsisted aid. Somewhat of a contradiction.
Not only was Israel expected to return the Gaza strip, didn't they realize they were obligated to support those residing there as well? One has to wonder how many of the countries expressing horror at Israels response provided financial support & weaponry to Hamas?

Israel cannot win. Ever. They are surrounded by jealous, fanatical countries. I applaud their response to the years of terrorism. I assure you our regret and sadness at the casualties, and injuries suffered by the civilian population of Gaza is NOT shared by Hamas. They see them only as a political advantage to be exploited in the press as another example of Israels cruelty.

Posted by Tracy January 4, 09 11:44 AM

It's funny how human beings are a bunch of idiots, especially in blogs such as this one. No one is the winner here, both sides are having casualties. Yes, the Hamas probably started it and Israel is pretty much fed up and went all out (not new, we've seen this before) and it will go full-circle again. It's also funny how the world is with Hamas, the terrorist group that attacks Israel, because they are not getting what they want, similar to Code Pink. I enjoy reading both sides of the story and shed blame on one another. It's like a Michael Moore movie. Let's allow the 2 sides to kill themselves and let them decide when to stop. The American Civil War ended when General Lee decided to end the war after Gettysburg and beyond. Innocent people will die, but that's war. If anyone can find me a war where innocent people did not get affected, post it here now.

Posted by BM January 4, 09 11:45 AM

Stop the War !
Stop the Israeli Generals;
Stop the long beared, black faced Islam Terrorists;
Stop the Kiling im Name of Palestina and Israel
The Childerens get killed in Gaza; Baghdad and elsewhere still don't know which Religion or Nation they have ........
In the Name of these Chliderens everywhere in the World Stop the Terror and War !!

Posted by Ahmad January 4, 09 12:04 PM

There is somthing that i think not oll know...:
Israel told the people in Gasa that they will scad away because they are (Israel) not fighting with them. Israel fighting with the Hamas...You nees to anderstand that the people in soth Israel not life ther life...they are oll the time in somwhere that they can save there famil...
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Posted by COME IN... January 4, 09 12:14 PM

Ok i see your pouint that the palestinians were there first but you can see the perspective of isreal too. lets say your in a swchool yard as a little 1st grader, a 5th grader comes up to you and steals your snack, then sevral 5th graders come to your aid and fights off the big 5th grader and give you another snack and another first grader tells you that that was his snack maybe you give it back to him, maybe you keep it or maybe you try to share it so you atleast get somthing out of this deal and so do they, but you say ok i'll share it and you give him a peice and insted of him being greatful he tries to take it all from you so you choose to take ther piece you gave him back its all rediculous but when it comes down to it they both have a reason to think that there side is right

Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 12:16 PM


Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 12:23 PM

Why would the UN from the very beginning grant a piece of land, belonging to one country -Palestine, to another bunch of people -Jews??
Why didn't they give them a piece of land from the US for example, they're allies and best buddies.
I'm sure if this happens everybody will live in peace all over the world, right?
Israel, you should pack your bags and fly to the states and live there happily ever after - Leave Palestine for the Palestenians!!

Posted by AEB January 4, 09 12:23 PM

Apparently you do not understand that we are fighting in order to obtain peace!
We do not seek for killing poor Arabs, or want ever. We are trying to put an end for the death.
Your argument is we kill more people. Therefore we are the bad guys.
That is not true.
The reason we have much less dead is one: we care for our people.
The Hamas uses the innocent Palestinians as human shields. They are hiding missiles in civil houses. They are firing missiles at us for 8 years.
For the people who said we need to transfer away I have one thing to say: the person from that other place wants your house. He said you stall it. You need to leave now. It is not your house any more. Leave, now.

I hope I helped you understood our side, if you have questions you are welcome to contact me at

Posted by Moses January 4, 09 12:50 PM

All I can see in those pictures are multibillion dollar Israeli weapons flattening Gaza Strip and killing Palestinias without discrimination. On the other hand I see a couple of ragtag Palestinian fighters trying to launch a couple of homemade rockets that have no chance in hell to make a difference in the war against Israel. So far the score is 500 Palestinians dead against 1 dead Israeli and a wounded rottwailer. So who is the real terrorist???

Posted by Allah the Great January 4, 09 12:57 PM

we must show Hamas that using the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza strip as human shield and to earn 'political points' will not succeed.

I call the entire western world, and especially the Arab leaders to rise and call in one voice: Hamas should let go of its holding of the Palestinians in the gaza strip, and let the president Mahmud Abas's forces enter and help the population.

Hamas - disarm yourselves. you are the cause for this situation.

Posted by Azam January 4, 09 01:00 PM

Hamas is a terrorist organization and the aggressor in this conflict. For 8 years they have been pounding communities in the southern Israeli towns and they need to be stopped. No sovereign country in the world would put up with this type of aggression. The left-leaning media and their naïve readers must stop applying a double standard when it comes to Israel defending itself and its citizens against a group of terrorists who have no value or respect for the lives of their own people, let alone the lives of innocent Israelis. They hide and shoot their rockets from the midst of their densely populated areas and figure they will win either way in the world’s public opinion, either by harming the innocent civilians in Israel, or if attacked by Israeli army, their own civilians will die, which will give them the greatest media photo opportunity.

This conflict will end when the nations of the world wake up and speak out against Hamas, the Iranian puppet, whose only mission is the destruction of Israel. And let me tell you, that day will NEVER come. So, put your anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish double standards aside once and for all, and admit that you would not put up for one minute, if your country was attacked by a terrorist organization. Israelis have endured those attacks for 8 years and the time to stop them is way past due.
D. Jay

Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 01:13 PM

I have no vested interest in the Israeli - Palestinian conflict; however it seems the oppressees have become the oppressors. The Israelian have created ghettoes in which to keep the palestinians; and now are literally shooting fish in a barrel. Thet are not endearing themselves to the palestinians and thus are not strengthening the moderates but on the contrary. The palestinian's for their part as with the Israeli's I suspect for vast majority want peace; but until they see each other as more than Jews and Muslim there will never be peace. No matter from which side you look at it you must call something as wrong if it is. To the U.S. government all they must remember is for evil to thrive all that is required is for good men to do NOTHING.

Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 01:14 PM

Pah - nothing like a lot of yapping about how innocent both sides is.
As long as people kill, people will be killed.
You can't expect one side only to lay down weapons.
Also - none of us can stand aside and say that our country hasn't participated to this war in one way or another.
If you think otherwise, get your history book out and see which nations has fought which wars - oh and remember to go 2000 years back and start from there...
Oh and while you're at it - look at all the other wars around the world that is still going on - look at all those that have been fought already and tell me that they in one way or another is just...
To me this is just one more war between many others. I can't take any of the participants serious and I won't.

So to me... Jews and muslims... Keep fighting - keep killing each other... You're all participating to prevent human overgrowth - do sent your children to fight for you or whatever else you might want to... I honestly don't care. You're doing me a favor by fighting each other. As long as you fight each other you don't fight me.

Posted by Michal January 4, 09 01:18 PM

Once, a smart man said "So long as there are men, there will be wars.". And mankind just can't disprove him. Furthermore, I'm afraid mankind never will.

Posted by underdog January 4, 09 01:23 PM

it seems that all the photos are in favor of the Palestinians , if the Palestinians kill Israeli woman and kids its considered OK , but not the other way around . where is the fairness in that . it seems that this is just another conspiracy to make the Israel look bad . my money is on Israel in this war . shalom to Israel , keep the good side up .

Posted by The Prophet January 4, 09 01:25 PM

Some facts that many prefer to ignore:
1. The Hamas is a part of a world-wide Jihad led by Iran and other muslim extremists. The goal of Jihad is to destroy all infidel societies, Jews, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus. As Hamas vows to destroy Israel ,do not be mistaken , the Jihad is a much wider plan (executed quite well so far). Israel is simply annoying them since it is 'stuck infront of their faces', a very succesful society and economy and kind of an obstacle that refuses to be eliminated.
2. As Palestenians call the land Palestin , the Jews call it Israel. This land belonged to the Israelites (read the bible) for over THOUSAND years, their capital was Jerusalem. This all ended when the mighty Rome destroyed that kingdom, killed most its people and exiled the remaining jews to various parts of its empire (Europe, North Africe, and other parts of the middle east). That was almost two thousands years before Arab nomads settled there under the Turkish empire in the late 19 th century and the beginning of the 20th. so these settlers (who are called today Palestinians) lived in that land for a period of 60,70 or 80 years till the state of Israel was re-established in modern time. During two thousands years Jews never forgot their land and its capital Jerusalem (also known as Zion).
3. The UN resolution in November 1947 stated that two state should be established. Israel for the Jews and Palestine for the Arabs. Two states next to each other. The British (who won over that land during 2nd world war) finally complied with the resolution and left that land on a one fine day in the spring of 1948.
Please note that at this point Israel did not hold any palestinian under occupation. Nevertheless, the very next day, 7 Arab armies launched an attack against the new Israel state. The new state, which has just absorbed the surviving Jews, who survived somehow the genocide the Nazis inflicted on them, managed to defend itself and survived. From day one Israel has set itself as a democratic state despite internal ideological differences.
Please note that there is no occupation of Palestine by Israel. In fact, at this point (1948 and until 1967) the Palestinian territories are occupied by Jordan...
Turned out that the Arab armies did not fight for the Palestinian cause after all.
In the 50s and 60s Israel suffers from ongoing attacks.
In May 1964 the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) is established in Jerusalem by Palestinians to liberate Palestine. That is to eliminate the Jewish state despite the UN resolution of 1947 !!
Please note the PLO was set up when there was no occupation by Israel.
4. Three years later, June 1967 , 7 Arab countries pulling their armies next to Israel (Iraq for example sends scores of devisions across the Jordanian desert to the Israeli border). Following PLO requests, Arab leaders vowed to destroy Israel for once and for all. Israel refused to accept that and in a war that took 6 days defeated these armies.
During that war the Israeli army defeats the Jordanian army and taking from it the Palestinian territories that were under Jordanian occupation with its population.
5. The PLO and other Palestinian organizations continue their efforts against Israel. On the PLO charter, is the extinction of the Jewish state , not just the release of the lands that Jordan lost to Israel in 1967.
6. In 1988 PLO accepts the solution of two states (Israel and Palestine) to exist next to each other. Other organizations (Islamic Jihad, People's Front and Hamas) do not recognize Israel rights till today.
Despite that through a tiring sequence of peace talks Israel & PLO manage to outline the solution between them and to implement it step by step . By the year 2001 Israel handed over already 90% of the Palestinian territories to the Palestinian Authorities despite brutal attacks by Palestinian organizations who wished to destroy the peace process.
In 2001 Barak & Arafat (Israel's PM and Palestinian President) were negotiating the final details. However all that blew up when Arafat called for the Al-aqsa Intifada to break out. Israelis were continueously under attacks such as suicide bombings, mortar shelling and snipers.
In 2004 Arafat dies at the age of 75, leaving a void in Palestinian leadership.
7. In September 2005 Israel withdrew ENTIRELY from the Gaza strip. Nevertheless Hamas who still vowed to destroy Israel continued to launch from Gaza missle attacks against Israeli population centers on a daily basis till this very day.
**Please note that no one has paraded through the streets of London, Paris, Athens and Amsterdam calling to stop the terror Hamas has inflicted on Israelis. I will argue that in many countries it was not even on the news.
As Hamas agenda and actions are known to every Palestinian, the Palestinian people voted in a DEMOCRATIC elections which held place in 2006 for the Hamas !!
The Hamas won in big numbers.
Interesting that the only Arab people who enjoyed ever TRUE democratic elections were in fact the Palestinians... and whose agenda did they vote for ? When the Palestinians voted Hamas, did they think Israel will not retaliate to Hamas killing attacks ? Are they so innocent?
8. Israel which was under attack limited as much as it could the flow of weapons and chemicals into the Gaza strip. Gazan economy which relied in tha past on commerce with Israel suffered a huge blow , having unemployment rates grow high. The Israeli government called Hamas to cease their attacks for over three years.
9. Last week Israel snatched and decided to put an end to the violence against its people.

If you managed to read so far, thank you for your time ...
Lets hope that one day Israel & Palestin will live peacefully next to each other...

Posted by A.A. Laskovsky January 4, 09 01:54 PM

are these child in hamas group?
down with israel
i hate israel...

Posted by hossein January 4, 09 02:05 PM

Posted by John Kalein January 3, 09 06:11 PM

Oh, really? Palestine was taken from Palestinians? You are a genius! First, Palestine was taken from the Turks who took the wrong side in the First World War. It was given to the Brits, who agreed to the UN decision to give it to the Jews and Palestinians. Meaning the Israeli Arabs who still live there. There was no West Bank (Jordan) and there was no Gaza as sector (city in Egypt). Arabs disagreed, attacked Israel (7 against 1 - not bad he?) and lost West Bank and Gaza like the Germans lost Königsberg to the Russians. Israel proposed to return the territories to the respective countries, to which they refused, given the extremist population in these areas, which does not want to be ruled by anyone. Hence, the Palestinian autonomy officially does not have a right for a country. The ones that do have a right for a country are the Israeli Arabs, who live all over Israel and according to the latest polls do not wish to get under the rule of the Palestinians or get associated with them. Moreover, the Palestinians in Jerusalem who are even more associated with the people in the territories voted by majority to stay with Israel if the division of the city will be ever relevant. I am for giving the territories back to Jordan and Egypt and they can decide on whether to give them independence or not. After all these were their territories. At least then, geniuses like you will not "teach" others absolute nonsense.

Posted by Merkava January 4, 09 02:19 PM

The poor image of US in the world will be further damaged by its unconditional support for the killer regime of Israel. However thank to dictatorships US maintain in neighboring countries nothing of substance will occur to stop this attitude of using brutal force to settle issues

Posted by senra January 4, 09 02:21 PM

You're doing me a favor by fighting each other. As long as you fight each other you don't fight me.
Posted by Michal January 4, 09 01:18 PM

Oh yeah - Michal. Otherwise the Jews would kill you, like they are used to do, right? Really suffering from all this killing of the Jews on the street of Michal and surroundings. Good that they are busy with the Arabs at the moment.

Oh, and by the way, the 9/11 London and Madrid attacks were planned and sponsored by the Afghanistan veterans who were fighting the Russians and people like you just were glad that one “evil” kills the other. The planes and trains that are bombed with ignorant Michals in them, are bombed by those, who are participating in the wars that Michal does not give a damn about. Way to go Michal.

Posted by Merkava January 4, 09 02:26 PM

The vast majority of the people posting messages on here need to do a great service to themselves as well as their country by picking up a few history books before posting their pure ignorance to the situation. I was only able to make it through about 25 posts before I came to the conclusion that this is the most uniformed discussion that I have ever read.

I could type a 1000 page book on this subject but I am not going to waste my breath here. Do the world a favor and read up on it's history, if we forget our past then it will just keep happening over and over again. We need to learn not only from our own mistakes but the mistakes of others and stop wasting our lives trying to live in a way that we somehow expect to benefit us after we die and start living for today. None of the "Palestinians" fighting today were alive to ever see a "Palestine" yet the will kill others by killing themselves in the name of a land that no longer exists. This is like fighting in the name of Germania or the Prussian Empire. 2000 years ago these people were cutting each other's heads off in the desert, today they are cutting each other's heads off in the desert and 2000 years from now they will be cutting each other's heads off in the desert. For the most par the middle east has fallen into an endless cycle of re-living the same horrible mistakes over and over again.

As far as the current conflict; what do you think the USA would do if Mexicans were firing rockets in civilian populations within the United States on a daily basis. We would only demand a cease fire for so long before going in there and wiping them out. Smarten up and GO ISREAL, they should go after Iran once their done destroying the little town of no where called Gaza.

Posted by Lance January 4, 09 02:34 PM

Jews have to stop complaining about the Holocaust. Now. The persecuted are now the privileged and persecutors. Others were killed in WWII -- the Poles, the Roma, etc --- what gave European Zionists the right to take Palestine? Oh, it was a British Protectorate, sure. But, the world has long since abandoned notions of Europeans ruling Rhodesia --- and someday it will abandon the idea of building a Jewish theocracy in the Holy Land. All Israel had was sympathy for what the Germans did. It's sixty years now. All I know of Zion is its oppression

Posted by Sam January 4, 09 02:48 PM

Tottally agree to the post of Joshua:

The continous propaganda from the Israeli /US machine is winning the day....

1.It is a fact that the jewish state was founded on terror and by terrorist after the christains in Europe massacred the jews during the 2nd world war. btw, the initial land they wanted to usurp was around history!

2.It is fact that land was taken through the barrel of the gun by the jews which forced millions of Palestinians to become refugees with no right of date millions of palestinians are living outsde Palestine.

3. It is a fact that modern day jews are not the descendants of Abraham(they are Ashkenazi orginating from Europe...therefore not semitic), but rather the Arabs are the descendants...and therefore semitic. I ask who is anti semite?

4. Muslims and Arabs never massacred jews throughout the ages they have been in power...but christins did.

5. Just because you have superior technology, PR machine, support of the US/EU doesn't make your cause just!

Just a thought....NELSON MANDELA and the ANC were classified terrorist by the USA/BRITAIN and most western countries....who allied to the apartheid regime.

Posted by Joshua January 4, 09 07:00 AM

May peace prevail, but without justice this will not be possible...

Posted by edgar January 4, 09 03:09 PM

Hamas is paying the price now after 8 years of terror, Israel did not intent to kill so many palestinians. If Hamas were real fighters they would not fight from civilian area and uses hospital and musk to hide armor when they know that innocent citizens might hurt.

Posted by Ofir January 4, 09 03:28 PM

I know people who live in Israel. I even know people from the Israeli military service. I am talking about 18 year old children who finished high school and instead of hanging out, working, traveling or starting studying in college they recruit. they do it because they know that without the military there would not be Israel. There would not be a place for the Jewish nation. So many people don't want Israel to exist. where would the Jewish nation who had suffered for over 2000 away from their true and historic homeland live?
Trust me, the 18 year old children who recruit the military would have wished to live in a country that doesn¡¦t need protection. I am reminding you who their neighbors are and how much they¡¨ love¡¨ Israel. Israel needs protection. The attacks in Gaza are not for more land or just to kill innocent people. The attacks are in order to defend the Jewish nation from a terrorist organization which established in order to kill innocent Israelis! They had been attacking Sderot for over 8 years and they want to eliminate Israel! Unfortunately, Israel can¡¦t destroy the Hammas without killing innocents (they would have wanted to).
Btw, The hamas are using innocent Palestinians as shields. They don¡¦t care about the innocent people...
The Israeli soldiers want peace. Their parents want to sleep at night and not worry all the time. Israel has done over the years what ever could have done for peace. For that to be done Israel needs a partner. The terrorist organization- Hamas is not a partner ƒ¼

Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 03:57 PM

Uma atrocidade o que os judeus fazem na Palestina. Na minha opinião são invasores. Ainda se dizem religiosos... Quanta incoerência!

Posted by Wilson Jr January 4, 09 04:07 PM

Israel is a brutal racist state capable of the worst atrocities.
Because of the unconditional support of the entire political class in the US, from the White House to Congress, including both Parties, incoming and outgoing elected officials and all the principle print and electronic mass media, the Israeli Government feels no compunction in publicly proclaiming a detailed and graphic account of its policy of mass extermination of the population of Gaza.

Israel’s sustained and comprehensive bombing campaign of every aspect of governance, civic institutions and society is directed toward destroying civilized life in Gaza. Israel’s totalitarian vision is driven by the practice of a permanent purge of Arab Palestine informed by Zionism, an ethno-racist ideology, promulgated by the Jewish state and justified, enforced and pursued by its organized backers in the United States.

The facts of Israeli extermination have become known: In the first six days of round the clock terror bombing of major and minor populations centers, the Jewish State has murdered and seriously maimed over 2,500 people, mostly dismembered and burned in the open ovens of missile fire. Scores of children and women have been slaughtered as well as defenseless civilians and officials.

They have sealed off all access to Gaza and declared it a military, free fire zone, while expanding their target to include the entire population of 1.5 millions semi-starved prisoners. According to the Boston Globe (December 30, 2008): Israeli military officials said their target lists have expanded to include the vast support network on which the Islamist movement relies to stay in power "…we are trying to hit the whole spectrum, because everything is connected and everything supports terrorism against Israel (my emphasis)". A top Israeli in its secret police apparatus is quoted saying, "Hamas’ civilian infrastructure is a very sensitive target" (ibid). What the Israeli Jewish politicians and military planners designate as "Hamas" is the entire social service network, the entire government and the vast majority of economic activity, embracing almost the entire 1.5 million imprisoned residents of Gaza.

Israel’s ‘target’ list thus involves the ‘total population’, using the totality of its non-nuclear weaponry and for an unlimited time period (until the ‘bitter end’ according to the Israeli Prime Minister). Israel’s defense ministry spokesman has emphatically reiterated the Jewish’s state’s totalitarian war concept emphasizing the targeting of civilians: "Hamas has used ostensibly civilian operations as a cover for military activities. Anything affiliated with Hamas is a legitimate target."

Like all totalitarians in the past, the Jewish state boasts of having systematically pre-planned the extermination campaign – months in advance – up to and including the precise hour and day of the bombing to coincide with inflicting the maximum murder of civilians: The rockets and bombs fell as children were leaving school, as graduating police cadets were receiving their diplomas and as frantic mothers ran out from their homes to find their sons and daughters.

The mass military extermination campaign was a follow up of its non-stop total economic embargo and unremitting selective assassination campaign of the previous two years: Both were designed to purge Palestine of its Arab population, first via mass hunger, disease, humiliation and violent intimidation and the proxy power grab by the PLO Quislings under Zionist puppet Abbas. When they discovered that mass hunger and selective Israeli murder only strengthened the population’s links to its democratically elected government and the resolve of the Hamas government to resist Israel, the Israeli regimes unleashed its entire arsenal of weapons, including its new ‘American gifts’ up-to-date 1000 pound ‘bunker buster’ bombs and high tech missiles to incinerate large numbers of human beings within their deadly radius and to obliterate Palestinian civilization.

Moving directly from its totalitarian vision to its military blueprint to the savaging of Palestinian population centers, the Jewish state destroyed the principle university with over 18,000 students (mostly women), mosques, pharmacies, electrical and water lines, power stations, fishing villages, fishing boats and the little fishing port that provided a meager supply of fish for the starving population. They destroyed roads, transport facilities, food warehouses, science buildings, small factories, shops and apartments. They destroyed a women’s dormitory at the university. In the words of the Israel leader: "…because everything is connected to everything…" it is necessary to destroy each and every facet of life, which allows humans to exist with some dignity and independence.

The Israeli totalitarian leaders knew with confidence that they could act and they could kill with impunity, locally and before the entire world, because of the influence of the US Zionist Power Configuration in and over the US White House and Congress. They knew they had the full backing of all the major Israeli political parties (Right, Left and Center), trade unions, mass media and especially public opinion. Israeli state terror is backed by 81% of Jewish Israelis according to a poll taken by Israel’s Channel 10 (Financial Times December 30, 2008). Israeli totalitarian violence and extermination of Palestinians is extremely popular among the Jewish electorate, especially in raising support for the Labor Party candidate Minister Ehud Barak. They knew they would ‘succeed’ with virtually no casualties because they bombed, burned and dismembered a defenseless population totally lacking the minimum means to defend themselves from F16 bombers, helicopter gun ships and missile assaults. The vile depravity of the assault on the defenseless population is matched by the utter cowardice of the Israeli military command and its cheering bloodthirsty public ensconced behind their aerial monopoly. They suffered no threats of aerial retaliation, no wounded or dead pilots, helicopter gunners, as wave after wave swept in and over a defenseless imprisoned population in a crowded and besieged ghetto.

Hundreds of tanks and armored carriers are prepared to invade once the cities and towns have been leveled, once the population is too weakened by starvation to resist, once the leaders and fighters have been murdered and the normal Palestinian institutions of law and order have been pulverized, making way for the corrupt thuggish collaborators of the so-called Palestinian Authority…then and only then, will the Israeli General staff risk the skin of a precious Jewish ‘soldier’ and risk the anxiety and worry of their kin in Israel and the US.

Posted by Tomar January 4, 09 04:10 PM

What has Hammas done to protect Palestinians?

Also, I sense an overwhelming amount of HATRED towards Jews and Americans coming from Muslims. HATRED IS WHAT HAS FUEL SUICIDE BOMBERS!


Posted by Thomas Green January 4, 09 04:17 PM

Hammas and it's supporters deserve everything that happens to them. Stop the rocket attacks on Israel and make peace ---------- if you can. You Arabs have been fighting this war for over two thousand years, when are you going to learn that Israel and it's people have a right to defend themselves. I hate to see women and children killed but when Hammas (including the idiots from Iran and Iraq) put bombs around their children and women, and then tell them to go and kill ---------------- it just shows their total disregard for life. I may be ill informed as to what all the fighting is really all about but I can tell you this, if either side doesn't stop the killing it will go on forever.

Regarding a remark made by another individual as to how the Arab world looks upon us Americans, I could care less. When you screw with the bull you are going to get the horns. Leave Israel alone and you won't get your butt kicked! If I have to side with either side it will be Israel.

Posted by Karl W. Schwab January 4, 09 04:19 PM


Posted by lilush January 4, 09 04:40 PM

I' m am everyday more convinced that religion is the first ennemy of man .
And this is one more evidence of it.......all this is sponsorised by God and Allah!
if you don't like this opinion ask yourself about fanatism.

Posted by tralalaboum January 4, 09 05:11 PM

#405 Adam, are you familiar with "Mein Kempf"?
I think you'd like it, you're starting to remind me of the author.

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Posted by PEDRO January 4, 09 05:48 PM

The Islamic terrorists are a cancer on the rest of the world and it seems the only way to defeat them is to eradicate them. How childish to want to kill anyone who doesn't subscribe to your perverted view of your own religion. Those who defend Hamas must also be death and hate loving terrorists themselves. Stop sticking up for indiscriminate killers who don't value anyone's life, not even their own. If the Muslims really cared about the sanctity of life, they wouldn't send their own women and children to be homicide/suicide bombers. What a cowardly way to fight. Power to Israel to eliminate all Islamic extremists.

Posted by Lee Snyder January 4, 09 05:51 PM

@ #496 (anonymous),
There are no israeli soldiers who seek peace. they believe that they have every right to the land they are occupying illegally. They believe they have the right to kill many innocents in order to destroy their "enemy". This is not for a rightful land it is for land they forcebly took by occupation and a very bloody 6 days during which, to our utter shame, the West stood by and watched as the Israelis used weapons given to them by the US, using medical equipment given to them by the US and Europe whilst we just sit now and watch as Israel denies those in Gaza the most basic of services. they cannot bring in weapons to defend themselves with, their hospitals are largely useless as they cannot bring in medical supplies and yet, in spite of all this, we have pathetic apologists like you defending this “right” of Israel to murder en masse, innocents.
Yes, Hamas are firing home made rockets into Israel. Yes, this does mean innocent Israelis are dying. But tell me this; How can the Palestinians defend themselves? How can they aim only at military targets when they have no method to do so? Will the west give them a fighting chance to do this, give them weapons, radar systems, satellite information of viable targets or even the most basic medical supplies? NO! Not unless they find oil inside Gaza. Spineless Israelis are hiding behind equally spineless governments and to cap it all, people like you know nothing but still feel qualified to defend. Typical.

Posted by Theo January 4, 09 05:56 PM

why do inocent palestinian children, women, and men die! they have the right to live, they have the right to see their future! young children have been killed and injured for doing nothin! this is unfair! look at the israelian people hidden in their homes and under shelters affraid of death! the real bravery is what the palestinians are doing right now. they prayed the Jummah prayer whilst their country is geting bombed! theyve stood under the bombs waiting for death! yes it does hurt! but they are all martyrs inshalla! hopefully they wil live a better life in paradise! but this does not mean they die when they can live like every body else is living. now who ever is sayin hammas is terorist! why dont you jus have a think..israel have started the u want hammas to keep quit and say yeeeh we want more! noo..this is not hapening..whats hapened to self defence! when israel bombs u dont call them terrorist but when hammas get bombing youl start calling them terorist!

Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 06:01 PM

@ Comment 448:

Dispite of your efforts to explain me why Israel is allowed to bomb Gaza, I'm still not confinced. You are talking about how people (Palestines in particular) can't be innocent if they 'agree with Hammas' whatsoever. May I please ask you what defines 'innocent' than? And may I also remind you of -Thora: Tob. 4,15-? In conclusion:, I find the last sentence of your article to be rather ironic; for why have the people of Israel been allowed to return to their 'homelands' in the first place?

Posted by DJRQ January 4, 09 06:04 PM

animals are living a better life than humans..this MUST stop. and what makes it worse..humans against humas. if israel gets out of mor more deaths! no mor bombs. no more hatred etc. palestine should be on the it says does not belong to isreal! IT IS PALESTINE!! and wil always stay palestine. if not now, tomorrow, if not tomorrow, after tomorrow! isreal has invaded palestine!

Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 06:07 PM

To anonymous (Post #508)
You act as if Israel has been the one lobbing indiscriminate bombs at Gaza. You are totally backwards in your thinking, just like all Muslim extremists who think they can decide who has a right to life and who doesn't. Your comments only bring you closer to being an enemy of the rest of the free world. Allah most likely looks down at you all with shame. Be a man and walk with dignity and common respect for everyone's life and your world will be more accomodating.

Posted by LBS January 4, 09 06:12 PM

most of the world is against the israeli bombing..and just ½% of the population is with isreal. People....we look for the most not the least..u carry on suporting ones ear is opened to hear what ur sayin! realy does up set me when people say isreal is inocent..its not! its not the palestinians fault why the war is hapening! its the isrealis! seems lyk u against palestine. u dont hear the news! put on al the chanells...go out in america, australia, norway, sweden, russia, poland, spain, france,portugal, germany, denmark, UK, syria, egypt, lebanon, saudi arabia, sudan. iran, iraq, all of africa, libya, algeria, morroco, and soo many mor are al helding demostrations against isreal and are sending messages, email, and on news papers to boycott isreali goods! so dont kno why your stil with isreal! no point! no one is listening to you's ideots! and HAMMAS is right in al what they are doing. you carry on saying hammas is terrorist and wat ever..all muslims, and christians, jews are agaisnt isreal. jews are out in demostrations against what ther own people are doing. the bible and torah have been changed so what ever is said in them is not right. everything writen in it is what people nowadays beleive. it was not sent like this. Quran is the only holy book that have not been changed and will never be..and that is the right book. everything in it must be beleived..just like palestine it is not going to be changed wil always be for palestinians NOT for isreal. soon it will be FREEEEEE!!

Posted by HATE ISREAL January 4, 09 06:48 PM

yeeeeh right! isreali soldiers want peace..since WHEN! if they want peace theyl get ther filfy F*** a** out of palestine! is this no longer called peace if ther jus parked in palestine

Posted by Anonymous January 4, 09 06:57 PM

to Anonymous 512
YOU RIGHT BROTHER/SISTER and thanx for your comment. dont wory ther are people around this world who think like you. thank you soo much. and LBS..dnt agree with you! and those islam haters should be keeping there mouth shut and it will eventally give us PEACE at some point hopfully.
Love you al palestinians and your the real soldiers!

Posted by love palestine January 4, 09 07:10 PM

To all those claiming that the UN gave Jews Palestinian land to create the state of Israel - quick history lesson for you: the UN Partition Plan was a recommendation that, although approved by the UN General Assembly, was never approved by the UN Security Council i.e. it was never legally enforced and Palestinians were not obligated to act by it. Typically though, Israel couldn't care less about that and decided to take the land anyway. And thus began the 60-year *illegal* Israeli occupation of Palestine.

To those of you who are so convinced that Israel's actions are justified, why is it then that no international press are being allowed into Gaza to report on what's actually going on?

And all this rubbish about Hamas using women and children as suicide bombers - whether you choose to accept this or not, Israeli policies have forced these people into *choosing* to become suicide bombers. Not that Israel seems that concerned about Palestinian women and children anyway...

Posted by dana January 4, 09 07:20 PM

Why can't I react on this!!!!?!??!!?!?

Posted by Joke Weier January 4, 09 07:36 PM

Somebody wrote "Israel has been providing humanitarian supplies to Gaza,".
I am asking when?. They didn't want let the international humanitarian conwoy in to the Gaza. You call HAmas terrorists? Did You hear about Haganah, Irgun Cwai Leumi (ECEL), or Lehi. Israelis terrorrist organizations.
Some of the better-known attacks were the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on 22 July 1946 and the Deir Yassin massacre on 9 April 1948.

Posted by tom January 4, 09 07:42 PM

I am Israel and I want peace. I have forced you off your land, but I want you to accept it and live with me in peace. The Torah says the land belongs to me. Admittedly, I wrote the Torah. But, it is the Torah and I'll take the Torah over any documentation you can provide. I dislike the government you chose, so I bottled up your harbors to starve you into overthrowing the government you elected and voting in a government that is not so angry with me. Instead of seeing the light and pursuing a path toward peace, you retaliate. You just won't me live in peace. One rocket came within a hundred yards of me. I wasn't injured, but I am the victim just the same and you are the evil doer. So, now I'm destroying your defenseless country, shutting down the electricity, killing and starving your women and children. Still, I cannot understand why you make me do this. And now you're threatening to send suicide bombers. Now, you force me to obliterate you. I just wanted peace.

Posted by Kevin Mahoney January 4, 09 08:01 PM

war sucks

Posted by Darrel January 4, 09 08:12 PM

Anyone calls for a war or support it, justify it, find silly reasons to cover it up is JUST a murderer, Hamas or Israeli officials they are all murderers and should be prosecuted just like what happened to fugitive from Rwanda, Serbia and hopefully Darfur. This Genocide massacre should immediately STOP and all the world should be responsible of stopping these two noisy political entities (Hamas and the Israeli government) from disturbing the stability of the world, The Israeli-Palestinian issue has wasted a huge amount of the world´s resources and time, it should be very clear to both parties that messing with the stability of the world is not their choice and not even an option, I presume that this is the main core of the UN responsibilities, we are all members of the UN to make peace and not the opposite. I do truly call for an immediate action from the whole world to stop the madness that is happening between Israel and Palestine, cause they are both not even noticing that there are other people in the world. We are human beings and for that reason only we should never attack or kill each other, NOT AT ALL.

Posted by GASSIM January 4, 09 08:31 PM

Unbelievable how there's people that agree with these massacre.
Must be animals!

Posted by Rafael A. Silva January 4, 09 08:31 PM

I am Kevin Mahoney. I support Palestinians' use of children as suicide bombers to kill Jewish civilians. I absolve them of any responsibility for electing a terrorist organization to run their country. I support the right of one country to send unlimited rockets into their neighboring country to resolve differences. I believe they have a right to expect to do this forever without retalition. I think it is fine for the Palestinian territory to have a policy of commitment to the total destruction and anihilation of another country - Israel. Even though they have that desire for exterminating Israelis, I believe they are peaceful people.

I am Kevin Mahoney. I wouldn't mind at all if some foreign country sent rockets into my country. As long as they don't hit me what do I care? I wouldn't mind at all if our country was totally unproductive and violent. I wouldn't mind at all if it were legal to restrict a woman's right to drive, to be free to travel alone. I am Kevin Mahoney and I believe that women that are raped should be stoned.

I am Kevin Mahoney and I don't mind at all being a blithering idiot!!!

Posted by Kevin M. January 4, 09 08:39 PM

This is constantly reported as a "war" - as if the feeble attempts of Hamas to strike at their oppressors was somehow equal to the might of the Israeli armed forces. How many Tanks does Hamas have? How many Apache helicopters? How many warplanes? This is not a war, it is a massacre by the Israeli's against a largely defenseless people. The aim is total oppression of the Palestinians and it is very reminiscent of the tactics the Nazis used - one Nazi killed would be repaid by a hundred Jewish deaths. So did the Jews learn something from this? Unfortunately it seems they did.

Posted by Robin Haynes January 4, 09 09:05 PM

Such a waste, such a huge waste of life. All those lives, those people, just gone.

Posted by Sian January 4, 09 09:17 PM

Isaiah 1:15-16 (New International Reader's Version)

15 You might spread out your hands toward me when you pray. But I will not look at you. You might even offer many prayers. But I will not listen to them. Your hands are covered with the blood of the people you have murdered.
16 So wash your hands. Make yourselves clean. Get your evil actions out of my sight! Stop doing what is wrong!

The Koran says the same thing too!


Posted by Roger T January 4, 09 09:18 PM

It's a massacre, that's what's happening, and there are people who support Israel here!

Posted by mctoom January 4, 09 09:44 PM

‘With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil – that takes religion."

Posted by Ben of Sydney January 4, 09 10:06 PM

mctoom - get real. If there were no rockets fired by the Palestinians there would be no retaliation from Israel. The Palestinians have brought this on themselves. It is their fault. Israel has a right to defend itself and to be free from harassing rocket fire. Isn't that what you would expect your country to do for you??

It seems to me that the people supporting Palestine have lost all common sense and have no ability to tell right from wrong.

Posted by Richard January 4, 09 10:07 PM

I have read some of the stupidist ignorant people on here.

Facts. Hamas is a terror organization with a charter that calls for killing Jews.
Fact: Arabs in Gaza committed war crimes against Israeli cities.
Facts: Arabs REFUSED peace.
Fact: Arabs in Gaza destroyed the $20 million in hot houses GIVEN to them by Jews.
Fact: Israel waited over a week for the Arabs to stop their war crimes before defending its citizens against the Arab war criminals. UN did NOTHING to tell Hamas and the other terror groups to stop. What did the Arabs states do? Nothing. This is racism, plain and simple. Not a single thing happened until ISrael decided enough was enough.
Fact: AFter Israel evacuated Gaza the Arabs starting launching missles at Israel, a war crime, on DAY 1!
Fact: Israel is fighting a defensive war according to International Law while Hamas is committing war crimes against both Arabs and Israelis
Fact: For those idiots who call this genocide. IF Israel wanted the Arabs dead, they'd all be dead. It is the Arabs who kicked out 100% of the Jews from Jordan Palestine and Gaza and Israel who has 20% Arab population. IF anything, it is the Arabs who have practiced ethnic cleansing.
Fact: Proportionality is about using only enough force to get the job done. ISrael is well within the law. It has nothing to do with the same number of dead on each side. Those who think it does are just sick people. Use overwhelming force. It saves lives on both sides. Thats how you save lives.

Gets your facts right.

I pray for Israel and all civilians and for the utter destruction of the Hamas cancer. All people should be this way. Call on Hamas and the other terror groups to stop the war crimes. Everyone suffers because of them.

They may have been elected democratically, but so were the Nazis. Hamas is even worse than the Nazis though. The Nazis did things for their own people. Hamas only cares about power. Many other similarities.

Posted by David Truthsayer January 4, 09 10:13 PM

"Use overwhelming force. It saves lives on both sides. Thats how you save lives."

Now there's a contradiction in terms. Are you suggesting another Hiroshima or Nagasaki? And by the way, proportionality in international humanitarian law isn't exactly about "using only enough force to get the job done;" it's to do with military advantage versus civilian casualties i.e. is the military advantage Israel will gain from bombing a mosque/university/medical warehouse proportional to the number of civilians who will die in this attack and as a result of it? I'll leave you to answer that.

Posted by dana January 4, 09 11:10 PM

What a Damn World!!!
Israel must be dead as soon as possible!

God damn Israel!!
God damn Israel!!
God damn Israel!!

God bless Palestinian people Inshaallah

Posted by Mary January 4, 09 11:19 PM

From a neutral's point of view it seems that Israel has the right to defend its citizens but the manner in which it is doing this will cause it more pain in the future. Uneducated and poor people will always be easy fodder for extremists to recruit, especially if family members have become collatoral damage in strikes against Hamas. It is my belief that the only way there will ever be peace in the region is if Palestinions have alot to lose by attacking Israel. Somehow their economy must be developed, so that their is a clear choice between prosperity and aggression, and Hamas does not hold the purse strings that allow people to live or die in Gaza

Posted by Matt, Australia January 5, 09 12:19 AM

The whole world should Thank God every night before going to bed that I’m not in charge of all this craziness I would have take Bin Laden family to the Empire State building and engulf them in gasoline then light them up and throw them off.
With all this terrorist I would kill all their families and friends and neighbors for blocks that way any new stupid terrorist would be exterminate by their own family because he or she would cause the death of them all. That’s how you stop terrorist with the same medicine; they also kill innocent women, children, and men. We just have to many weak stomach individual who postpone in solving the problem

Posted by A Cuban Lebenns Jew January 5, 09 12:29 AM

viva hezbollah
viva hamas
down with hosni mobarak
down with israeel
down with suodi
down with jordan
down with englis
down with u.s.a

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Posted by abas January 5, 09 12:54 AM

Stop HAMAS rockets and there will be peace.You idiots.HAMAS is killing these people by promising to wipe Israel off the map just like the barbarian Iranian government.Shariah Law is this culprit and it will die!Stop HAMAS and HEZZBOLLAH! Lay down your arms HAMAS,HEZBOLLAH and IRAN.
Stop pushing the Israelis!
Stop pushing the Israelis!
Stop pushing the Israelis!

Posted by Dan January 5, 09 01:01 AM

Don't kill innocent people....just murder the terrorist in this world....especially the leaders...they cannot be hiding forever...
reward with the next leader will know he will be dead soon.
i wonder why the leader don't tie himself with bombs...why send others...if it is so great to die
you cannot negociate to people who are not lavel headed.(they kill people they don't even know....and think they are doing their god a favour)
Its very sad...because they have been brainwashed by their religion since birth.

Posted by A chinese January 5, 09 01:12 AM


all these pictures brought tears in my eyes. Really so sad. This clearly show that war only lead to death and destruction.

I'm against Israeli excessive military response in Gaza. It's really in human and insane crime against humanity.

I pray to GOD that this bloodshed and war soon come to end.

Posted by Manav January 5, 09 01:59 AM

Imagine there is no Country..........................
Imagine there is no Religion.........................
IMAGINE THERE IS NO ARMY.....................

SAY NO TO THIS F*CKING WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by CHE January 5, 09 02:28 AM

people keep saying Hamas fires missile all the time, even during the ceasefire
at that time, what Israeli soldiers did? they kept quite or fired back?

can any of us prove, who did the first shot?

Posted by ya'akob January 5, 09 02:43 AM

Patrick Henry.
The dumbest guy in this whole page !!
Comment # 51 :
You first mention that Isr**l and the U*A dont target civillians and you talk about Hiroshima in the VERY SAME POST !!!
Are you really trying to defend the Atom bomb ?
Saved more civillians ?! Please dont even try to explain !
And as for Comment # 53 :
very difficult to make out who you are supporting !

Posted by HUMAN January 5, 09 03:03 AM


Posted by karin January 5, 09 03:18 AM

Picture Number 35 & 36 should be reason enough why both sides just need to stop.

Posted by Jay January 5, 09 03:44 AM

The western Christian nations have simply exported thousands of years of guilt over virulent antisemitism to the middle east. If the European nations had not embarked on a centuries long policy of Jewish persecution the battered remnants of the Jewish people would not have found it either appealing or necessary to steal another peoples homeland.

The silly argument that it was always the Jewish homeland does not hold up to scrutiny. If you leave a place for 2000 years you lose your claim on it. Yes the Jews were forced from Israel but that was by Rome (Italy now) and it was 2000 years
D ago.

Posted by martin C January 5, 09 03:53 AM

Is this palestenian's fault figthing to get back their own land? why the hell the palestinean people should accept to co-exist with isrealis in their own land? Why the hell the british army hand over palestenian land to israel army ? why not British gives a portion of British territory to israel and keep their people silent? Who chased israel out of palestine? Is this palestinean who chased israel out this palestine? Why to blame the palestenian for everything? Can some israelis give an answer for this?

Posted by Human being (Muslim) January 5, 09 03:54 AM

David Truthsayer, apparently it had to do with the point of view & not facts.
I bet you believe that US invaded Iraq to save the citizens... and that it had nothing to do with petrol.
The fact is one and you cannot overlook it. Innocent people are dying! Children are dying!
If Israel is so damn kick ass and country, they could kill (not that I approve...) just Hamas instead of firing missiles.
But as we all know it is easy to play the couch-foreign affairs minister some 15000 miles away.

Posted by M January 5, 09 03:58 AM

Mr. David, First get out of the occupied territory of palestine completely. Were any jews living in palestine faced any problem before this stupid israel occupation? What is the reason for occupying palestinean land? Why not the British give up a portion of their land instead of giving palestinean land?

Posted by Muslim January 5, 09 04:04 AM

Shame on you Israel - the terror organisation!!! This is a regular genocide!!!
Sympathy for Palestinian people from the Czech republic. God bless you.

Posted by Michal January 5, 09 04:05 AM

May Palestine win against the illicite criminal state of Israel...

Posted by Mendo January 5, 09 05:15 AM

# 523 : Well said !
So, some foolish people who just don't seem to understand no matter how much it is repeated, THIS ISN"T WAR, ITS A MASSACRE. Bombing mosques, ambulances, hospitals, clinics etc . ??? Such savage retaliation has the support of someone not physically concerned... just makes me sick.

Of course America will support this. How else will they justify their actions in Afghanistan & Iraq.

Posted by Ali Hayat January 5, 09 05:33 AM

please can someone explain to me why palestinians couldnt find a new home in another arab country? i know it was their homeland etc. etc. but i doubt that any palestenian teenager has ever the seen the land that was taken away from his grandfather. i admit that there is so much injustice and both sides have good reasons and at the same time no justification for doing what they are doing. but if we could forget all the emotion, the anger, hatred, revenge etc which all lead to this vicious circle, and start thinking rational: if i want a future for me and my family i would emigrate. and its not like that there should be big problems or hesitation with this step: the arab world is so big and offers so much opportunities for their "palestine brothers". they have the same language and the same religion. think about the german people who had been evicted from their lands in eastern prussia after the second world war. no one is firing rockets at poland today in order to deamnd their old territories. they arrangend their life with it. now germany and poland are friends. if i have neither medicine nor food for my family, i would pack my bags and go. and its not like im leaving my beloved life behind...i leave death and no future behind. and its not like im moving into a new, uncertain culture. same language, same religion (sorry if i mix up all the sunnis, shiites etc).

Posted by stef January 5, 09 05:58 AM

Edgar and Joshua - another pair of geniuses who did not open a book in their life.

1.It is a fact that the jewish state was founded on terror and by terrorist after the christains in Europe massacred the jews during the 2nd world war. btw, the initial land they wanted to usurp was around history!
The territories initially proposed by UN to Israel were indeed around Uganda. They were clean of people due to Tze Tze fly. So the Jews strangely did not agree to usurp the beautiful Uganda
2.It is fact that land was taken through the barrel of the gun by the jews which forced millions of Palestinians to become refugees with no right of date millions of palestinians are living outsde Palestine.
No. It is not a fact. The Palestinians ran away because seven countries attacked Israel. They just ran away from the war. And btw, 600 thousand ran away. They BECAME 7 million in Europe and USA.
3. It is a fact that modern day jews are not the descendants of Abraham(they are Ashkenazi orginating from Europe...therefore not semitic), but rather the Arabs are the descendants...and therefore semitic. I ask who is anti semite?
This is a complete bull. Open a book and read about Jewish Rebellion against Rome and how the ABRAHAMIC Jews divided into Sephards and Ashkenazi. Btw, by the fact that you have no idea about the Sephardic Jews and their percentage in Israel proves your total illiteracy. As for the anti-Semitism, it is traditional use of the word, since Arabs did not populate the Medieval Europe. So it was used when talking about the Jews – the other Semites.
4. Muslims and Arabs never massacred jews throughout the ages they have been in power...but christins did.
Oh, really? Open another book and read about the massacres of the Jews in the late 19th early 20th century. Perhaps it will enlighten you even further.
5. Just because you have superior technology, PR machine, support of the US/EU doesn't make your cause just!
The PR is very much in the hands of Hamas, who (as usual with these nations) Photoshop smoke, drag dead dogs and dead old people from the morgues to the streets to add some smell and hop back on the burial stretcher when it is overturned.
Just a thought....NELSON MANDELA and the ANC were classified terrorist by the USA/BRITAIN and most western countries....who allied to the apartheid regime.
Just a thought. USSR was allied to the MPLA in Angola, which leader was bragging that he is eating his opponents and to Mugabe of Zimbabwe who turned the richest country of Africa into the poorest country in the world, detained thousands of blacks, massacred thousands of white Africans and made the life worse to millions of black people who joined the biggest refugee outflow in Africa. So I wish you luck with supporting your wonderful and brave Hamas who execute Fatah people on the streets, send 12 y/o suicide bombers to buses and shoot rockets into Israeli schools from kindergartens, taking their own kids as human shields.

Posted by Merkava January 5, 09 07:02 AM

Not all Israeli citizens are celebrating in Palestinian Blood. In fact, most of us, and I see myself part of this, are feeling torn in half. Reality is never black and white when it's close enough, and seeing people dying terrible deaths on both sides make my heart ache as a human being, because we are all that before we are citizens of any country.

I can tell you that many Israelis feel as if their government did not take care of the situation earlier, because of lack of responsibility and the degeneration of the politicians, and now it has come to the only thing our military head of our coutry know how to do - blow stuff and people up.

But as much as I hurt when I watch a child being brought to burial, I cannot forget that right now we are under attack by an agressor - the Hamas. Ask yourself what your country would do, what would you do - but be honest with yourself.

Posted by Praying For Peace January 5, 09 07:10 AM

@all you people that say war, bombing, fighting is good:
If you're so f***ing brave and so pro-fighting get up from behind your computers and go fight there.. let's see if you still feel the same way after that! (No I'm not a hypocrite I was in Iraq during the US attacks!)

Years of fighting have left us exactly where we started.. for years!

Posted by Mojahed Khalq January 5, 09 07:36 AM

It is so interesting to read posts by Americans blaiming Israel of occcupying Palestine and killing innocent Arabs. Your contry is built on the blood of the native American population - indians. Their population diminished from 15 million in the year 1500 to 237 thousand in 1900. Isn't this a real Henocide?

Posted by Moscow January 5, 09 07:37 AM

answer tp 487
what do you know about jihad?
what do you know about imam khomeini?
what do you know about history of iran?
what do you know about cyrus?and his commands for humanity?
jihad?jihad means that you must not attack,you must not attack,but you must defend yourself against who that attack you,first you can change his mind with your words,and if he didnt stop attacking you,you must do what you can to defend yourself,your country and your must defend every people in world,the religion is not important,you must defend them all with less injury,even to your enemy,yes,you dont know what is islam,you only saw muslims in games and movies,every people in islamic society must have equal rights with muslims,while he is working and he is not attacking others.
and do you know who was imam khomeni?
he started biggest revolution in world.whit empty hands,he was leader of minds.when he came every one said welcome to him,even pahlavian army,whitout force to obey him,he said gurbachof in soviety that revolution is comming.
and did you here about iraq-iran war?
did you know that all of the world was helping saddam with toxical and chemical weapons,aircrafts and all they could do and america was first saddam,s ally.and saddam attacked iran,and took some cities,but our great leader called people to defend theirself with empty hands and we won this forced war.
did you know about persian empire and cyrus?and about most civilizated cities of iran,about perspolis that has been made with free peoples not slaves and with anough money and extra food.did you hear about hafez,mulavi,sadi,khayyam?about "ibn e sina" the greatest doctor of the world?about "sheikhe bahayi"?
what about america?is it more than country built on dead bodies of amercian natives?did you forget them or you are closing your eyes?
you and every one in the world will be with me if they know what is islam,islam is not alghaede,it is not for certain countries and peoples -like judism it is most peacefull religion in the world,in islam we must not disturb even a little ant or ugly spider,every thing in world is god's property and we must not destroy them,even peoples that dont follow god's command,the god himself will pay them.we must only defend ourselves when we couldnt stop their attack's.i dont know really what is hamas and what does it doing,but i know that israel is several times more cruel than pilistinians.

Posted by Anonymous January 5, 09 07:46 AM

It may be desirable to recall how Germany and Japan (both ultra-nationalist nations) were ruthless to their enemies (and blithely oblivious of their humanity) while they had the upper hand in WW2. Unsurprisingly, the Allies were ruthless towards them when the tide changed (think the fire-bombings of Dusseldorf and Tokyo, or the Russian army exacting revenge throughout Eastern Germany).

The US is responsible for the pointless, bloody, protracted, neocon-instigated war in Iraq, has condoned the use of torture on its prisoners (plus habeas corpus has become optional), and doesn't even attempt to feign some interest in restraining the heavy-handed actions of Israel, its military arm in the middle east (in fact, the US encourages it). Empires begin, empires end. Who's going to have mercy on this country when it needs it?

And, who exactly is gonna have mercy on Israel? God? *chuckles*

Posted by livebythesword January 5, 09 07:56 AM


Posted by ZAIM January 5, 09 08:09 AM

#550 Mister Stef, have you read what did you wrote?!!!! I will come to your home and I will throw you out. Then I will tell you that there are other homes for you, better than that!!!! And you will axept it, without complain!

How silly and dangerous thought is that!!!!

Posted by Shame on you January 5, 09 08:25 AM

From so many pictures only 1 is showing dead in Israel, and 4 showing fear - after 8 years of bombing Israel!!! Most of the responses are palestinien. Nothing is said about the terorist organization the Hamas, his ideology,' aims (to destroy Israel) and his strategy -- killing for killing.

It looks as this is a Hamas propaganda !

Posted by rani January 5, 09 09:06 AM

Es necesario que se alla quedado en la historia aquella vaga frase de dicho general famoso ...... Si no muere gente inocente en un conflito no puede llamarse guerra....

Posted by Anonymous January 5, 09 09:18 AM

Well,i wouldn't condone the killings by asking "what would you do?"
This "thing" isn't new,did you just come of age and suddeny realize "we are right!"? Palestinian people have been under pressure for god knows how long.
You can't bomb hospitals specifically with an organized army and then show Hamas as the reason.
A country without food,water and weaponry can't be an aggressor,not against a country with the tech that Israel has..Hamas is fighting only the way it can;admittedly,killing civillians is assholic for both sides.

Posted by Anonymous January 5, 09 09:58 AM


Posted by Anonymous January 5, 09 10:09 AM

Hamas is a terrorist organization firing missiles and sending suicide bombers on civilians in Israel, hiding in hospitals and in Palestinian houses and use women and children as human shield. Israel is investing a lot of effort to try and avoid innocent casualties but what can Israel do if the Hamas is using a house as a rocket launch base or using an ambulance to transfer rockets ?
Hamas are a bunch of cowards hiding now in hospitals in Gaza because they know that Israel is humanitarian. But don't worry Israel will hunt them down until the last terrorist.

Posted by Dave from NY January 5, 09 10:11 AM

Sorry, but the person taking the piss out of Kevin Mahoney is hilarious!

Posted by Shalom to Israel January 5, 09 10:13 AM

- This is not called a war... A war takes place when both sides have equal or similar means....This is called a massacre against humanity...
- On the other side u can't just bomb civilians and don't expect counterattack...
- How can christians approve this frenzy?
- How can the powerful of this world (US, EC) tolerate these facts... The answer is one : the god of this world decides and it's name is 'money'.

Posted by justaman January 5, 09 10:21 AM

estos no van a parar hasta que se exterminen los unos a los otros. NO HAY BUENOS NI MALOS en esta historia, solo fanaticos religiosos cegados por lecturas radicales de textos obsoletos.

Los palestinos no discriminan con sus misiles kazam y los israelies tampoco con todo su arsenal. Ninguno de los dos bandos tiene principios eticos, solo odio. Si hay algo que da asco es la propaganda que ambos tratan de extender para captar partidarios a su causa.

Posted by srglor January 5, 09 10:36 AM

sham on israel .......what they think they do they killed 80 children until now in gaza...520 people were killed and just one or two israeli were killed
this is a war against the Civilians.
please help gaza and their children

Posted by vivi January 5, 09 10:43 AM

Lets say you have been picked on for eight years. Over and over again. Eventually you are going to fight back and that is what Israel is doing. Good for them. You want Israel to stop firing missles, then Hamas needs to stop firing missles. You want the palestinian people to be safe then don't let Hamas stay in there house with missles. Hamas has killed plenty of Israeli civilians. It is time Israel fought back. Good for then

Posted by anonymous January 5, 09 10:51 AM

Shame on you Israel - the terror organisation!!! This is a regular genocide!!!
Sympathy for Palestinian people from Hellas.

Posted by PGK January 5, 09 11:14 AM

HAMAS attacking israeli? why would they do that?.why? why do Israel government have to block all their essential needs?. Why? Have anybody care on how long they(Palestinian)'ve suffer all these time? I dun think Israeli suffer enough like palestinian. do you really know the history? U invade their land, FORCEFULLY and claiming that it was your land from thousand years ago. WHAT AN AWFUL REASON!! i believe that in everything we do will be counted by Allah. do alert. Come on muslim, enough with enjoying the beauty of this world. We're not created by Allah with no reason. Do help our people in ghazzah. We are all muslim,unite under one belief. Islam wont fade if we ignore them. but Allah will replace us with a better ummah. So, lets go to jihad. The eternal life is not here, but Hereafter. The eternal bliss is not here. It's Hereafter. Believe in Allah.

Posted by hafiza January 5, 09 11:18 AM

All I can see in those pictures are multibillion dollar Israeli weapons flattening Gaza Strip and killing Palestinias without discrimination. On the other hand I see a couple of ragtag Palestinian fighters trying to launch a couple of homemade rockets that have no chance in hell to make a difference in the war against Israel. So far the score is 500 Palestinians dead against 1 dead Israeli and a wounded rottwailer. So who is the real terrorist???

Posted by mortamor January 5, 09 12:20 PM

Hello Everyone,

I have a question for anyone out there. Why didn't the U.N. give a big chunk of land in the Germany/Poland/Czech Republic/Austria area after WW II to the Jews? It seems like a better idea than giving the displaced Jews Israel? You would in a sense given them back the land that was just taken from them in WW II instead of displacing another race/religion like what happened in Israel? What was the rational other than Israel being the birthplace of the Jewish religion?


Posted by Tom January 5, 09 12:23 PM


On another note, Nostradamus predicted that a representative of Evil will fall in 2008. I have seen the fall in the world financial collapse and in Hammas.


Posted by Thomas Green January 5, 09 12:36 PM

Jihad in direct translation means 'Holy Struggle'. Now there are 2 types of Holy Struggle, inner and outer; inner is the struggle every person makes on his own mind to stop him/herself from temptation in any form, to fight against the demons inside of yourself, the other kind of Jihad is the outer or war aspect. In Islam any territory ever conquered or ruled by Muslims is forever Muslim. It doesn't matter at all the circumstances of it being in another hands, all Muslims are supposed to take up arms and fight for the land to be Muslim again. Now in Islam the former of the 2 types of Jihad is the most noble and righteous, but in todays world of extremist they have warped the view to that the 'Holy War' is the higher of the 2 tiers.

I am posting this to add clarity to what a Jihad actually is.

Posted by Seth,c January 5, 09 12:46 PM

Religion = Violence

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Posted by Germain Guevara Gonzalez January 5, 09 02:02 PM

About 25 years ago, I saw an arrogant reporter interviewing Yasser Arafat. He kept asking Arafat why Palestinians youths were throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. Arafat answered, "We will continue to throw rocks as long as they continue to shoot at us!" The problem with Israelis is that they believe their own propaganda and their propaganda dehumanizes the Palestinians and casts themselves as perpetual victims. This combination makes them highly sensitive and hyper-aggressive. They are so sensitive to criticism that they can tolerate none. If you criticize them, they become insanely defensive, accuse you of being anti-semitic and insensitive of the treatment of the jews by the Nazis. To Israelis, that the Nazis gassed thousands of Jews settles all arguments. You cannot reason with most Jews any more than you can reason with a born again Christian. You can see it here with their posts -- they refuse to consider their role in inflaming the conflict; they are once again the victims. They simply counter with Hamas is a terrorist organization. As I've said before, it's time to cut Israel off financially and politically. I'm sick of my tax dollars being used to further arm the Israeli army so that it can more easily destroy the Palestinian people. And by the way, I am amused that so many Israeli supporters berate me and yet don't have the courage to use their real names.

Posted by Kevin Mahoney January 5, 09 02:22 PM

Support by big countries to fight, makes the survivor tougher and tougher for small nations.U.S has to learn from distruction.

Posted by Ali Daud January 5, 09 02:28 PM

I'd say that the writer of this column is biased, but he's not to be blamed.
Fact is, that the Hamas campaign is based on FUD and therefor gore images from the strip, spread for shock value, are very easy to come by compared to the pretty tight Israeli media.
The talkbackers, on the other hand, need to learn some facts before they can afford to stress an opinion.

Posted by Shai Deshe January 5, 09 02:32 PM

Hello everybody.

I am a Jewish man living in Canada and I would like to share my perspective. First of all, my heart goes out to the Palestinians and Isrealis who are suffering due to this complicated conflict -it is very sad to see such horrorible hate-driven conflicts anywhere. Although I feel military action by Israel is neccesary to defend itself, I am saddened by the loss of life of the many Palestinians who in many cases are innocent. I do not know the best way to handle constant rocket attacks into your own country, but I am left to wonder if there is not a better measure that would lead to less casualties. I am angered by Hammas who continues to instigate violence as a means to reach its political agenda. I strongly believe that this is not the correct way to achieve freedom and success for the Palestinain people. On the other hand, if the people of Gaza put down their arms and opened a dialogue with Israel with peace and prosperity as a primary goal, Im fairly sure that Israel would reciprocate.

I know many people are against the very existance of Israel. And it has been argued here (and almost anywhere that the Israel/Palestine conflict is debated) that this is at the very root of the conflict. However, I would like to point out that regardless of the debate of Israel's right to exist, the fact of the matter is that it DOES. So what is the real goal of Hammas? To destroy Israel? Well, if that is the case than Israel (which does exist) has all the right to defend herself. If the only thing that will end Hammas attacks into Israel is A: the destruction of Israel OR B: the destruction of Hammas, than I truely do not blame Israel for taking this action against Hammas in Gaza.

Now, for those of you who say very useless comments such as "Israel should pack up and leave" - you are not contributing any insights or information of substance to the dialogue. Isreal is NOT going to leave. Here is what I think Israel Should in fact do -contribute to the infrastructure of the Palestinians. Help build what they destroy in times of conflict. Literally show the people of Palestine that the intentions are for peace and prosperity and that they only want to eliminate the threat of terror groups such as Hammas who have the destruction of Israel as its objective. having Israeli's come into the land and help rebuild it would make it very hard for anti-Israeli leaders in Palestine to paint the picture of Israel is an evil entity.

Here in Canada, I have friends who are former Palestinians and we often engage in debate and discussion about middle east conflicts. And even though we do not agree on all issues, we always see each other as good friends and not enemies. This is a testiment to the humanity of both sides. We are all just people. If we could have love for one another here,than surely it can be done anywhere - even in the land of conflict.

Peace to the people of Isreal and Palestine.


Posted by jason January 5, 09 02:37 PM

Israel is heading straight into the wall and dragging the US with it

Shame on our coward politicians in DC, they grew more and more terrified of the Jewish lobby that haunts them like a ubiquitous ghost

Let Israel fight its own wars with their own money and with their own kids.

Cut off the money and the diplomatic support.

Let's get back our country, the USA!

Posted by Eric January 5, 09 02:44 PM

i really dont believe all you people who are supporting isreal!! HOW COULD YOU!! i dont believe it takes a 15 year old girl to tell you whats right and whats wrong!! what have you got against muslims huh?? tell me! Hamas did NOT start the rockets or what ever, and tell me one thing..If you say that palestine (Isreal) does belong to the isrealis from 2000 years ago, if it was really their land, why would they go out of their so called country. This land belongs to the palestinens and they will not go out of it!! The only reason you blame hamas for anything is just because they refused to give gaza to the isrealis, and thats because isreal doesnt have the right totake anyonws land. You speak of human rights, Where is it?? I dont see human rights, I see innocent people deing eveyday for no reason. If you have a problem with someone, you you sort it out with that person, not a bunch of innocent people who have nothing to do with anything, who where living PEACEFULLY in their homes, Who have a life to live, Who probebly want to live peacefully with the isrealis!! Think before you speak yh, and get your facts right, because you need to watch the news a bit more often and know the truth of things...

Posted by shaima January 5, 09 02:44 PM

To everyone who claims that this helps reach peace by hurting Hamas: The current situation doesn't exactly hurt Hamas. Israel is giving them exactly what they want and need. Hamas knows they can't hurt Israel by firing a bunch of broken rockets. But Hamas can get more support by getting Israel to act like the bad guy. The less the Palestinians have to lose, the more they view Israel as the enemy, the easier it becomes for Hamas to grow.

I don't think anyone here has any sympathy for Hamas. Most of us feel for Israel. But this doesn't make their current behaviour any better; in fact, it makes it worse.

Posted by LKM January 5, 09 02:44 PM

sure,dana, the un security council did not establish a mechanism whereby it would enforce the decision of the national assembly. but every state on the security council not only had agreed prior to the vote to the establishment of israel and palestine as 2 states, but also declared right after the recommendation that it recognized the state of israel. they would also have recognized the state of palestine had such a state been declared. instead, though, the 600,000 arabs residing in the area at the time were told by leaders of other arab states to evacuate the area so that the jews could be all driven into the sea before the area would be completely repopulated by arabs. when the jews managed to stick out, the arab states of jordan, egypt and syria refused any responsibility for their past encouragement of palestinians to leave the area and focused all their efforts once again on obliterating israel rather than helping the palestinians establish their own state.
israel, in the war of 1948 when it was attacked by 7 arab states at once, did not have an explicit policy of chasing the remaining arabs away. in fact, ben gurion was strongly against it. however, the were were commanders on the ground that feared local arab populations and preferred to chase them away. there were also massacres that occured on both sides- massacres of palestinians by the israelis and massacres of the israelis by the palestinian arabs and the arab armies from other arab states.
of note, too, is that in many areas, especially in israel's north, the arabs that had left initially to escape the fighting did return. interestingly, they have resettled in israel and the relations between israeli jews and israeli arabs in those areas areas have been surprisingly peaceful. it is the relations with the arabs from the areas previously occupied by Jordan (now the west bank) and Egypt (now Gaza)that have been the most violent.

Posted by ali January 5, 09 02:52 PM

It's funny how many Americans here call for Israel to stop the war, allthewhile defending a bloody war, wait, make that TWO bloody wars, they are fighting because of ONE terrorist attack on their soil. Excuse me? Israel has not only put up with those rocket attacks but with horrible terrorist suicide bombings for years, and you condemn them for finally defending themselves? Wake up!

Posted by veritas January 5, 09 03:07 PM

I don't know what you guys are all whining about - here in South Africa in excess of 50 people are murdered EVERY DAY of the year and the world does not consider this a terrible issue. This is more than the worst day in Gaza under full scale war!
In Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe continues to murder and starve his own people and not a squeak from all these guardians of the world - in fact China and Libya are big supporters.
Get a life and stop winging - Hamas has brought this on themselves.

Posted by Piet S. Knott January 5, 09 03:11 PM

My dear Kevin, I see you dont particularly commend sensitivity. Neither would I, of course, if, for instance, I lived with my family in a house, and all my neighbors told me repeatedly they not only dont want me there, they also plan and train and import deadly munition in order to obliterate me and my family from the face of the earth. and they didnt plan to change any of that. my sensitivity, of course, would only decrease if, my more distant neighbors recognized that such talk could constitute an irritation, but urged me not to do anything to defend my family lest i hurt the neighbors that threaten to obliterate me. If I complained of being forced to live in an underground bunker to hide from incessant rocket fire, they would call me hypersensitive.
I'd like to invite you to my house. Do me a favor, pay me a visit. then pay another visit to a field where my neighbors train- and where they also train their children, wives and elderly for the task of obliterating me.
I personally feel that I am being held hostage in my rocket-proof underground cell here. along with many of those of my neighbors who are perforce caught in the midst of fire, or whose houses happen to stand amidst the training fields. but of course, I am just being hypersensitive.

Posted by ali January 5, 09 03:11 PM

Kevin Mahoney told it all. We Americans have to wake up. Our American values are different from Israel (who doesn't have any anyway).

Israel brought nothing to us but terror by angering the Arabs and Muslims.

Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul were right! We should have known better :(

Posted by Greg January 5, 09 03:12 PM

Hamas-Palestine=Hizbuola-Lebanon=Bin Laden-Pakstan--> 11/9 NY
Not very Muslim is a terrorist but all the biggest terrorists group are Muslims

Posted by Democratics lover January 5, 09 03:51 PM

While everyone apportions the blame its is the innocent again who pay the cost as in all wars. Nobody wins with violence.

Posted by P. O'Donnell January 5, 09 04:10 PM

Israel is after seeking peace. Wake up all you lefty tree hugging fruits.. You take our life style for granite. We where in wars like that so you could run all your uneducated mouths....

Posted by Ron January 5, 09 04:15 PM

this is terrible the world to stop the violence as a family theres enough trouble..
the world will come to a end if you dont think above yourself

Posted by honesti huggins January 5, 09 04:17 PM

This is wickedness!!! Stop it please and you say you are the the place Jesus walked!!! PEACE!

Posted by RM January 5, 09 04:29 PM

The hamas have been killing innocent isrealies for years while isreal only attacts the hamas .
the hammas kills inncoent children anyone. everyday they fire misiles at isreal for no regard for people lives or anything.

isreal has every rigth to protect it people for terrorists

how can people shun isreal when if you lived in a place where evryday u had to worry about be blown up from a stray rocket on your way to work what would u do and expect from your coutnry

Posted by support January 5, 09 04:34 PM

@Veritas: the US didn't steal any land like you did from the Arabs.

Posted by Brian January 5, 09 04:42 PM

Israel doesn't have any right nor does it have any people.

You became a burden on the whole world and with this stifling financial crisis, we don't need any more charges on us.

Israel you're on your own!!!

Posted by Bibi January 5, 09 04:52 PM

Theo (post 507) states: "How can the Palestinians defend themselves? How can they aim only at military targets when they have no method to do so? Will the west give them a fighting chance to do this, give them weapons, radar systems, satellite information of viable targets or even the most basic medical supplies?" Newsflash, Theo: Hamas wants Americans, westerners, dead, too. great idea to arm the terrorist. Israel would not be bombing civilian areas if Hamas didn't surround themselves and their weapons with the innocents. Remember: these are not people who value life....death is a reward. Do not make any mistakes, Theo: they want nothing short of a world cleansed by the infidels....Jews (whether living in Israel or NYC), westerners, anyone else who stands in their way. Maybe you, too??

Posted by Theo January 4, 09 05:56 PM

Posted by barnaby2 January 5, 09 04:57 PM

We Must pray for the protection of Israel, and for mercy and salvation for all the innocent people in Gaza. The very survival of the Jewish state is at stake. They (Israel) have the God's given right to protect their land and people from terrorist that for years have been killing them and trying to wipe them out of the face of the earth!

Posted by Linda S. January 5, 09 05:09 PM

May Israel have total victory over its enemies. Hamas is a biting dog that must be put down. As are ALL Muslims that desire to kill those that do not believe as them. To them people have no value, but are merely tools to an end. They dehumanize men, women and children. Don't believe it? Look at how they treat their own women, beating them like animals. They kill their own sisters, daughters and wives if they are raped. I do not know how ANYONE can defend them.

Posted by Revcall January 5, 09 05:14 PM

Wow, you people should really take a look at Merkava's and David the truthsayer's posts, let me know your thoughts afterwards.

Posted by Luis Fernando Zuniga January 5, 09 05:28 PM

After reading all of the comments & watching the news there will never
be peace. What a waste of people and resorses. My prayers are with
both side. Hamas started this mess and then hid behind woman
and children. Shame

Posted by Doris January 5, 09 05:30 PM

not only did Israel stay quite of eight months while hamas throws rockets over at us we warned them and said enough is enough if they throw one more and what exactly did they do just that. they are asking for it its exactly what they wanted us to do they don't care about anybody not even themselves. the Palestinians should not blame Israel for hurting or killing Innocent civilians especially when we only target hamas and send them notices specifically saying we are coming through don't leave your house. If is wasn't for hamas this wouldn't have started i guarantee. how can the Palestinians sit there and blame Israel they only can blame one side and of cours it would not be their own. when it all comes down to it hamas s the one to blame for everything even his own people

Posted by SE January 5, 09 05:38 PM

For all the people who say Hamas is a terrorist organisation:
Hamas was chosen democratically, its very easy to call everybody a terrorist.
The sad part is that all arab countries are bastards, they should kick Israel's ass.

Posted by Josh January 5, 09 05:41 PM

Israel = USA = Bin Laden = Saddan Hussein ---> They are all killers.
The good countries are very much in Africa and South America. They only want to develop, to work and to protect the nature.

Posted by Assunik January 5, 09 05:57 PM

the hamas is a terror organization
how can u people blame isreal. isrel has done nothing but protect it people while hamas has killed isrealies for no reason and have contiuously attackted inncoent people
hamas and hezbula do nothing but kill incoenty people and promote anti-semitism

Posted by s January 5, 09 06:00 PM

We need ceasefire.Concerning the death of civilians in Palestine.

Posted by raikasakasa January 5, 09 06:06 PM

Como se atreven a decir que Israel es el terrorista????? No se han dado cuenta todas las atrocidades que hamas ha hecho en contra de Israel? HIPOCRITAS!!!!!
Cuando Israel al fin se defiende lo llaman terrorista, pero a los ingratos de hamas que han estado matando inocentes hasta de su propia gente por anos como lo llaman???
Bola de hipocritas!
How dare you call Israel terrorist??? Haven't you seen all the atrocities that hamas has been doing against Israel? HYPOCRITS!!! when Israel finally defends itself you call them terrorist, but those ingrates of hamas that have been killing even theeir own people for years how do you call them??? bunch of hypocrits!!!!

Posted by Linda -California January 5, 09 06:13 PM

N O W A R!

Posted by Anonymous January 5, 09 06:22 PM

Israël & Palestinians, yes, you are RIGHT !

... but the children think different.

Andy, 41, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Posted by H.A.M. Koot January 5, 09 06:28 PM

Israelis are delighted to have a "final solution" of their own.

Posted by Charles January 5, 09 06:53 PM

I don't like that people kills each others, but those hamas dudes really wants a lesson. Unfortunately some religions are just too brutal and it causes these episodes.
IMHO pagans are more tolerant people than those who believes that them have the correct religion.

Posted by God doesn't need your help to win war. January 5, 09 07:17 PM

I am just amazed at the agenda of those who think that defending against indiscriminate firing of rockets against defenseless civialians is acceptable. And yet the whole time they claim they are against war? But yet war is ok as long as its against a Jew or Israel....You are the same scum from Nazi Germany who blamed a people for all your ills.... and those of you who sit idly by and allow this retorhic to contiue are part of it. What a lousy website this is to allow such hatred of a people and who show NO remorse for their own actions. I pity you.

Posted by Ron January 5, 09 07:27 PM

I am sooo tired of both sides. The hands of both sides are soaked in blood. Bunch of idiots and zealots in each camp.

Posted by David January 5, 09 07:49 PM

The real terrorists isTzipi Levni and Ehoud Barak killing the innocent people
because the election is coming the likoud and kadima want to take top off party
and consolidate their hold over power; all that f *king game for the prisedential race.
But the innocnet plalestinian died without reason !
Hamas defence he's territory and protecte the innocent dont kill the children and women

Posted by karim January 5, 09 08:04 PM

Hate Hate Hate! That is all I have witnessed from most Muslims I've encountered and we can clearly see it within this blog. You can be right or you can be wrong. However, hating does no good. It will not resolve anything.

Most terrorists are Muslims! They want to destroy Israel, including the inoncent Jewish children. Where is the protest for the safety of Jewish children?

Were Muslims the first people to exist in what is now the Palestine/Israel region? Uhhmm NO! It is not your land. It is no ones land really.

As a result of the invasion by Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan and Iraq into Lebanon in 1948, these contries took over some of Palestinian territory. Do these contries continue to posses these territories? If so, Why isn't Hamas throwing rockets into these countries to claim back "their territory"? Because they are hateful!

Posted by Thomas Green January 5, 09 08:05 PM

we hate israel verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry muchhhhh. ultimate hating

Posted by Anonymous January 5, 09 08:36 PM



Posted by piss January 5, 09 08:36 PM

i just hate war,killing,life is very short we all deserve to live peace day we all must die so why killing???stop killing people right now and have peacefull life in the earth as long as we live.

Posted by bonni January 5, 09 09:03 PM

What have the Arabs ever contributed to the world besides violence? Why do Hamas so-called soldiers hide themselves and their weapons amoung women, children, schools, hospitals, etc? Land has always been held by the ones strong enough to hold it. Suicide is a cowards way out of a life too hard to sustain inside a feeble mind. Real armies wear uniforms. The USA has taken no oil from Iraq but Saddam Hussein's army fired at US planes in no fly zones for years. Look up the U.N. resolutions and then blame them if you don't agree with U.S. policies. All you that support Hamas and condemn Israel, I cannot help but think that you too, are a terrorist.

Posted by LBS January 5, 09 09:14 PM

The U.S.A. must support Israel. When Israel beats the Palestinians, Iran will attack Isreal. The U.S.A. is an ally of Israel. The time has come to actively be that ally.

Posted by Peter Guild January 5, 09 09:56 PM

powerful images

Posted by Mike January 5, 09 10:04 PM

What would you do if... let's say Canada, invades your country and you have no army or conventional weapons. And no one supports you. Are you patriots? What would you do? I know what would do Kevin Mahoney, nothing! But you people?
Israel seized that land and virtually enslaved the Palestinians.
I do not support terrorism, but I do not know how far I'd go to defend my self and others. They do not leave the country to attack another, they defend their land.

Sorry about my english :( I hope you understand what I meant.

This war must end right now.
This wor

Posted by Marcelo January 5, 09 10:26 PM

may allah help everyone going through this.
may palestine stay stronger than ever.
may all muslim come together and be one.


Posted by Anonymous January 5, 09 11:01 PM

Israel has replaced the criminal Germany from World War II. They are wipping a people from the face of Earth just because they are who they are: the dwellers of a land they never left (different from the jews...)
Shame on Israel!! They didn't learn the lesson of Mad Humanity that Holocaust left them...
Nothing, absolutely NOTHING justifies what they are doing to this people

Posted by MauriceV January 5, 09 11:06 PM

Play with fire, you get burned.

Posted by member at large, International jewish Conspiracy January 5, 09 11:22 PM

este mundo esta enfermo. Que hemos hecho para merecer esto.

Posted by matias wasser January 5, 09 11:28 PM

anyone who knows JACK SH*T about history knows of the u.n. partition that gave equal share to palestinians and jews in '48. the palestinians, along with 5 arab NATIONS attacked the jews the day the brits left. that tiny, newly formed jewish nation happened to beat back 5 countries w/o the support of the u.s. so they deserve whatever land they have taken. it wasn't them who initiated the hostilities in the first place. jews and palestinians had cohabited peacefully for some time before '48 and it was the ARABS who started this whole deal. should they not defend themselves when hamas fruitcakes launch rockets into their schools and malls? hamas rejected an extension of the cease fire in december that israel wanted to continue.

Also, for those of you who cite the civilian deaths, note that the substantial majority of the millions of deaths in WW2 were civilian. IN WAR, INNOCENTS DIE. no one intends it, but it is a FACT OF LIFE.

Posted by Tyler January 6, 09 12:17 AM

Israelis and Zionists out there;

If you pay attention this is not intended to hurt Jews and Israel citizens religiously rather politically. Israel, the occupier and the aggressor, was invented in 1948. Although you, Israelis and Zionists, lived with muslims centuries and you were treated just equally and peacefully among with others, your rage against europe christians turned into hatred to muslims. You raised your money during muslim governments, you got more powerful day by day by doing business with muslims. Once you were our neighbours, now you became the most dishonourable, the most unfaithful human beings in this planet by attacking people who don't have real weapon like you have nuclear bombs, by walling people and using ethnic cleansing against them. Your oppression is sharpening others hatred and you are shortening your destiny. You are the little dot in whole square who is disliked, unwanted. USA has been shaken by an economic crisis and lost billions of dollars in one night. If this repeats and you lose your support from USA, you will be the only one against all others. Think twice act once.

Posted by Turgay Okten January 6, 09 12:23 AM


Me with other Indonesian people just pray for palestine citizen. be patient , that sure Allah will be give your all...strong heart. Ok

and Just Pray

Arief - Indonesia

Posted by Arief Budiono January 6, 09 12:33 AM

No justicial no evil, just invade just war.

Posted by William January 6, 09 12:53 AM

That pictures are only showing that End of israel is getting closer.

Posted by caliby January 6, 09 01:20 AM

There is no Allah nor God here. This war has nothig to do with religion. Don't be stupid, people, please. This is just men killing innocent people because of some hidden reasons like money and other economical interests.

Come on, world, wake up and say stop. Its enough. To much dead, too much pain, too much war.

Posted by Proud Sudaka January 6, 09 01:30 AM

i love israel

Posted by hamas January 6, 09 01:36 AM

To all hypocrits on the plannet world.!
Where have you been when cities and civilians in Israel were Rocet for Eight years
by the terrorist organization of HAMASS!!!

Posted by Anonymus Belfy January 6, 09 02:07 AM

This terribly!

Posted by wake January 6, 09 02:41 AM

Very sad and disappointing to see Israel failing to forge an identity of a Democratic State.

Posted by Karim January 6, 09 02:41 AM


Posted by RICHIE January 6, 09 03:23 AM

this is fair. you don't mess with a country that could do this destruction. israel must not take mercy until victory is seen

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 03:40 AM

This is hard to see.
but Israel has the right to defend itself against the 8000 missiles that we're fired towards civilians only in 2008... it's sad that the press only shows when Palestinians are getting hit and never shows what happened inside Israel for the last 8 years... you should see what happened to the poor Israeli civilians, but I guess that only Palestinians are counted and Israeli's which got killed without any Israeli responds just don't matter to the world.
Maybe if missiles where been shot to London or Paris You would be thinking differently and kill without any mersy.
this worl is sick!

Posted by Tsahi January 6, 09 03:50 AM

Israel must deletion from the world.

Down with israel.

Posted by hadi January 6, 09 04:34 AM

I don't know much about the things that are going on in the world. This caught my eye though. Israel has a right to defend them selves, but this is going way out of defending. What happened to the world were they think they can just target little kids and familys they have no need to attack people like that. Attack the f*cking goverment they are the one's who make the moves and tell what happens with the world. I dont agree in any kind of war there is no need for it, but i understand that you have to protect your country. I am 17 years of age and seeing things like this really make me sad. It makes me wounder what is going to happen in the near future. What is going to happen to everyone that lives in the U.S and other countrys? Do we have to live like this? Things like this has happened before, and in my opinion I think that if things get to out of hand, the U.S may step in to help. It's so crazy that in Gaza the hospitals are full, the morge's are full. They are even turning away people at the hospital who are really ill and just going to let them die because they have no room. 30% of the people who have came in to the Gaza hospitals are women and children. I dont like hearing any of this sh*t. Gaza can't get any medical supplies in because Egypts border is closed and nothing can pass by. They open it up for a few hours, but latly they have been closed completly. This has been going on for way to long it is time to STOP! Everyone needs to grow the f*ck up and keep trying before you use bombs.

Signed, An angry young girl

Posted by Laura Murray January 6, 09 04:35 AM

to mary i wish you the same to you if you like so much the the hamas go and live with them you and your family and fell what we fell and after that you dont learn any thing for what that arabs did to your country doron

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 04:44 AM

Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta...


Posted by Aklam Panyun January 6, 09 05:19 AM

people who say: "israel has the right to defend its citizens", has no understand of history..
how the can get their citizenship ? by rebbeling palestinian land ? huh?

Posted by zainal arifin January 6, 09 05:56 AM

OH GOD that is all I can say and beg the hamass to stop the cesae fire that is the only act that can prove it stands for the people of palestine and nobody is going to do any thing on this matter, everybody belives that hamas is a terroriest that makes Israels action legitmate. PLS stop it be the one who thinks for the people

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 06:07 AM

where is your heart people
we love you gaza.....
the die for israel ...
we love you hamaas.... alla with you .

matab from jordan

Posted by matab January 6, 09 06:31 AM

Play with fire, you get burned

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 06:36 AM

Cristoase, miluiete-ne!
Pacea Domnului sã fie pururea cu voi!

Posted by Balint Eugen January 6, 09 06:50 AM

You don't know what kind of life we have here in Israel!
and i guess you'll never know untill you come over to visit here..
Israel is defending her self and her citizens!
I study in Tel Aviv and i arrive to school with a just can't imagine how scary it is to think that in any moment a terrorist can get on the bus and explode..
it can be any time and anywhere!

I'm praying for the Israelian army to succeed!!!!
we are tired of licing in fear!!! we all want to live in peace! we all hate wars but there is no other choice!

GO ISRAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Israelian citizen January 6, 09 06:56 AM

Has some of you counted the number of missiles Hamas has fired on Israel for the past 8 years without Israel responding ?
Let's see you live under missile attacks for 8 years,
bombed buss-es and suicide bombers,
Hamas's only ideology is to destroy Israel, It is all about money and power
Hamas does not care shit about the palestinian people, they use children and women as live armor, and these are thing I've seen for myself.

Posted by Wake up January 6, 09 07:14 AM


Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 07:17 AM

Israel, i hate you

Posted by izmir January 6, 09 07:28 AM

they choice hamas so their you!!
go ISRAEL!!!

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 07:35 AM

Israel 5 dead / Palestine 500.... all is said

I'n not saying one is right and the other side wrong, I'm saying stop this f**ing slaughter !

Posted by Thomas January 6, 09 07:47 AM

Well Muslim , I hope that after 100 times you will understand that : YOU DONT MESS WITH ISRAEL , after 8 years of shutting missiles , I think it is about time you learn in the only way you understand POWER , it is like your own countries where power an killing goes by law ( does´t it ???? )

God bless Israel and the IDF

Posted by Josef January 6, 09 08:20 AM

May god give peace to all the familly member whos loved one departed in this masscar

Posted by NADEEM KAHN January 6, 09 08:38 AM

there is nod god and there is no satan!

--> we are all humans

thats all!

peace for all!

Posted by daweed January 6, 09 08:47 AM

Hamas the "terrorist" organization as someone put it would have been called a freedom fighter organization if it existed during the Soviet era and was fighting the communist Russia. Of course the "propaganda" by Hamas will not show as many Israeli casualties but fact are facts... Over 540 Dead palestinians so far and 4 Israelis. Over 2600 Wounded Palestinians and 30 Hospitalized Israelis (Most of the hospitalized were taken in for Panick attacks and not injuries). The size of a Hamas rocket and its destructive effect compared to Air strikes ... Etc... So tell me what is the propaganda? The walls that Hamas are building? or is it the power shortage they are enforcing over Israel? Or maybe because they closed the gates and prohibited Humanitarian aids? All of these were not done by Hamas by all counts... But what do we have to say? Our ancestors came, killed and kicked Native Americans, and our "Ally" Israel is doing the same only with more ferocious means and for the world to watch and cheer for the "defensive" Israeli new Holocaust .

Posted by Sam January 6, 09 09:30 AM

Stop killing those children. This is unbelievable. You are creating more terrorist by doing this horrible job. Those people left with nothing to care about, no families, no homs, no schools, no jobs or money. you are pushing them all to be a suicide bombers.

Posted by Sarah January 6, 09 09:49 AM

Ok, lets say you were fighting this guy.. and he starts punching you, this guy is a small dude compared to yourself, but everytime he hits you, you break a rib. But even if this guy is small, wouldn't you try to hit him back anyway...? Or would you smile and say - Hey.. come on.. don't hit me please, it hurts..

No!! You fucking wouldnt, you would hit back, you would knock the shit out of him, you would probably hit him so hard that he goes to sleep for the next 3 years.

As I see it this is Hamas responsibillity!!

If Hamas stop hitting, Israel is gonna stop hitting back. Its very simple. Violence creates violence, evil creates evil... It's the karma, and karma doesn't know size nor numbers...

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 10:02 AM

Sadly, as long as their is religion in the world, there will be wars.
My religion is right and yours is wrong, so I must kill you to prove it.
Repeat every 50 years.

Posted by adamt January 6, 09 10:14 AM

War ,war, its everywhere,war against terror,war against nations, but this is the worst form,war against people. What the hell is the UN with all its prim and proper officials doing now,worthless bumblers,forget something concrete they even failed to issue a strong statement condemning this carnage. I wish some person working with UN reads this because this will tell you that you are good for nothing boneheads,you help clear out the mess but you fail to stop it from happening itself!
But o yes,this is what war is about, young men dying and old men talking!

Posted by nivedita January 6, 09 10:28 AM

Considering what the Jews have gone through in the past i am amazed how they can be so violent.

How should the Palestinian's react when they are being strangled, As far as the rockets are concerned, the palestinians are only trying to defend themselves from the biggest bully ISRAEL!!!!!

Posted by Juan Ali January 6, 09 10:36 AM

Hola gente. soy Argentina, y les cuento estoy de vacaciones... he visto la TV en estos días y me ha impresionado mucho lo que esta pasando entre Israelíes y Palestinos. Esto tiene que parar ya!!! Por favor hay niños muriendo y nadie hace nada, que nos pasa como humanos, como seres con conciencia y razón. Es que la vida no vale nada??? Hasta cuando vamos a soportar que las personas se destruyan??? En nuestro pais hay una canción que dice...."solo le pido a Dios que el dolor no me sea indiferente"... "solo le pido a Dios que la guerra no me sea indiferente....ES UN MOSTRUO GRANDE Y PISA FUERTE"....

Posted by ALEJANDRA January 6, 09 10:39 AM

we love u Palestine..
we love u Hamas..
Allah always with u...
If u die, u will go to Heaven..that was a promised by Allah..
we all support u...always..
Israel will vanish from this world..the Hell is waiting for them..

Posted by iammuslim January 6, 09 10:54 AM

These pictures are shocking and sad... This conflict is so complicated, but nothing should justify this kind of violence.
But one of the things that shocked me the most is the fact that pictures of dead animals are hidden when pictures of hurt humans are not... Really??? Weird choice.... I'm not sure it's really respectful of people over there...
Personnally, if I can handle a picture of a 4 year old being buried, I can handle blood coming out of a dog... I'm disappointed of the journalistic (and ethic) choice here...
My heart is with the families over there...

Posted by Marileine B. January 6, 09 11:23 AM

I've seen many posts here that say that the current situation doesnt exactly hurt Hamas, and I'd like to comment on that. In a sense, this is true and in another sense, its not exactly so. Hamas has several wings- a political wing, which engages in terrible insitement against Israel and itself has many levels: from the top dogs who direct from their hiding in Syria, to those on the ground, in Gaza's case, the leaders of a few large families who essentially govern the area. There is also a social wing, which is active on the ground in Palestinian territories, and is responsible for such semi-constructive actions as building schools (where they inculcate youth with ideas of violent jihad),hospitals (where they also hide weapons from time to time) and a military wing. Ultimately, all are subordinated to the political wing and are answerable to their financiers, Iran and, to a much lesser degree, Syria.
This is why, if Hamas has a choice between not recognizing Israel and purposefully luring it into Gaza at the expense of the civilian populace on both sides, it will do so, since its social wing, although active, is ultimately subordinated to the political wing at the service of Iran.
Now, lets note here in passing that rocket fire from Gaza never stopped since 2005 when Israel had left, truce or no truce. Israeli As a result, periodic Israeli attacks also never truly stopped. Things were kept on low fire, but, as our head blogger notes, Hamas got tired of the lack of political headway and its own inability to govern without recognizing Israel's right to exist, and upped the ante recently. Israel, to Hamas's own surprise, retaliated harshly this time.

Israel has been reluctant to enter Gaza, one of the main reasons being that the Palestinian populace, given the choice of blaming an Israel vs Hamas, will always blame Israel. In general, the Muslim public will always blame non-Muslims over Muslims, in spite all the inter-Muslim squabbling that might go on. This is why, as Thomas Friedman noted, we saw Muslims protest the Dutch cartoons all over the world, but not one protest was organized to express condemnation of the terrible attacks in Mumbai. So in this sense, Israel can only antagonize the palestinians further through their attack on Gaza, even more so as the civilian casualties,despite all precautions, are bound to be high.
Israel knows this, and this is why it was reluctant to re-enter Gaza. But it has been pushed to the corner- it's a tiny country that has no strategic depth, and long-range rocket fire which can reach Ashkelon, Ashdod, Be'ersheva and Tel-Aviv on a regular basis spells the death of Israel. Its population will migrate or be killed, and the country will be no more. So Israel's goal in this operation is first and foremost to disarm Hamas: to root out the underground tunnels which are used to smuggle everything from food to Russian prostitutes to criminals who want to flee Israel to, most ominously, deadly weapons and to root out the weapons that are already in gaza. Israel is not hoping to root out Hamas as a mo't- that would be impossible to achieve, but it is hoping to weaken Hamas enough to have them at least sit down at the negotiating table with the Fatah. Fatah is one Palestinian mov't that at least is not funded and controlled by Iran and is thus more amenable to not fight Israel no matter what. Basically, Israel's medium-term goal at this point is to have a partner with whom it can negotiate, while its short-term goal is to neutralize Hamas' military capacity.

Posted by ali January 6, 09 11:32 AM

EVERYBODY THINKS THEY ARE RIGHT. There´s always an excuse and you see wars, massacres, destruction of the natural resourses etc, etc, etc, over and over again. Do we have a future without dialog? Without listening? Without reflecting deeper over the things that threaten human existance?
Harmony and peace for all of you. Be nice with others and they will, most likelly, be nice with you. Respect Nature and the Earth will be a nice place for us to live for another million of years or more.

Posted by Luciano Freaza January 6, 09 11:39 AM

Israel is a military state which means it’s mainly a big fan of war and killing. It won't have the "right to defend itself" for too long with such an attitude, making more enemies around than friends. But it is election time and let the Palies pay the price. It’s unbelievable that people who lived a horrible holocaust can do such things to others: occupation, colonisation, killing, bashing human rights, dividing and above all exterminating slowly but surely a population. Not the way Hitler did it... Here it seems to be done the sneaky way! They certainly wish to banish them forever.

Posted by Ted Ildotter January 6, 09 11:56 AM

The men dropped the Palestinians: comment from Canada.

Posted by Daniel Olivier January 6, 09 11:59 AM

the reason we are seeing far more palestinian casualties than israeli casualties is because for israel, every dead/injured is a terrible blow to the country's morale and for hamas every dead/injured on either side is a score...hamas has explicitly said it wants israel to invade so as to kill as many israelis in gaza as possible- and not a thought to the civilians in gaza who are caught in the midst of fire! israel has been building rocket alarm systems and underground bunkers for decades to protect their civilians from rocket fire, while hamas has been doing nothing of the sort. if hamas really thought of palestinain civilians, they would negotiate a workable gov't with fatah, accept israel's exitence,and focus on rebuilding gaza instead of attacking israel at any price.
who is hamas answerable to at the end of the day? not the palestinians!

Posted by ali January 6, 09 12:01 PM


I dearly hope that the United States gets rid of those Jewish lobbies (AIPAC etc) and start taking concrete measures for a REAL peace. Israel needs to be PRESSURED, because so far, they seem to be able to do anything they want without any repercussions.

Posted by Orly83 January 6, 09 12:09 PM

I would like to see more analysis of Hamas coming from Israel's critics. There's plenty to criticize israel for, but, c'mon, lets not pretend hamas is an angel-savior. throwing around labels such as "terrorist organization" or "military state" is essentially brainwashing. look at how israel works in relation to its own citizens, then look at how hamas works in relation to its own citizens, and then tells us what you think of BOTH ways of approaching those that have elected you into gov't.

Posted by ali January 6, 09 12:30 PM

Sit down at the negotiating table with the Fatah? if they still alive...
Look at this news:

Posted by Alex January 6, 09 12:32 PM

Hay violencia causa y violencia efecto, solo hay que identificarlas, los palestinos lo unico que hacen es defender la tierra en la que siempre han vivio, por otro lado solo basta ver los antecedentes judios, ¿por que nadie los quiere?, ¿por que han sido perseguidos?

Hitler se equivoco al no exterminar por completo a los judios...

Posted by Federico January 6, 09 12:57 PM

paz paz paz please paz

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 12:58 PM

I must say, its not about how much lives you take out.. how many walls you bring down.. and how many families you take apart.. all that terror you think you bring upon is just making life upon the Palestinian Muslims more meaning full for them.
they "DO NOT DIE IN VAIN" but die in the greatest way a man can perish his life.

I envy the rage and spirit of the Palestinians. i curse the Arab Leaders for the blindness and selfishness they carry upon themselves. have all that prosperity blinded you to what is going on around you? shame shame.. MasyaAllah. !!

Wish i was born a Palestinian.. although for only a day...

Posted by Zul_Mks January 6, 09 01:03 PM

this is the most crazy thing what i ever see in my life about religie sh*t .I respect all religie but this makes me sick . people they do this ? for both side s what are you doing on this planet go a way dont show this to the rest of the world .back off dont border us with your stupid war

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 01:08 PM

People seem to forget that the rockets which sparked this hell on earth are being directed specifically at civilians by Hamas in Gaza.
Rockets and shells are fired from within civilian population, aimed at civilian population.

This is not self-defense. this is not "opposition", not war. This is murder in the first degree.

The suffering palestinian people should be separated from Hamas in consideration. If only Hamas would stop burdening its neighbouring civilians, stop using children as body armor, stop fighting a cynical and perverse fight in which gore is glorified and death is used as trophies, stop provoking while hiding behind the innocent bodies of children.

Think about what happens when a palestinian child dies. do you think it is the Israeli officer who is smiling or the Hamas militant? who gains the benefit from the death of a child? who is the one who regrets it?

I live in Israel, yes. I am sorry for this fight, sorry for civilian casualties, sorry and wish there was something that we could do to prevent it, and wish for once that when a Hamas militant fires from within a school or a hospital or an ambulance, the palestinian people will gain the strength to push him away and say "no more" to human shields, "no more" for using the dead palestinian chlid as gain, "no more" for doing so wrong and sacrificing their own people for personal agendas.

I have been serving in the IDF as all Israelis are bound to do. I have seen war's ugly face. I am now sitting in the warm comfort of my home and feel so sorry for my neighbors who are powerless to expel the cancer that plagues them. I do not feel hate for the palestinian people but disgust at their chosen army, their deceptive leaders who feed them nothing but blood and propaganda.

I will not doubt for a second and am aware of propaganda being used from both sides, but I am thankful for my education and open mind which allows me to see further away, to question, to distrust.

Like me there are many. We are not murderers as we do not kill civilians with intent or gain. I mourn for both sides and challenge you to find but one person on the "other side of the fence" who would dare stand up and shake my hand.

You say "I feel sorry for the palestinian people" - So do I. I only have a different reason.

Posted by Eyal Matzkel January 6, 09 01:23 PM

occupation is the cause of every thing ,all the events was hapned or will happen is the reults of .israel refuze to implent 242 and 338 .

Posted by abu_hmeid sam January 6, 09 01:45 PM

I'm 17 years old from Israel.
And I'd just wanted to ask from all the people who suport The Hamas and Gaza WAKE UP!!!!
Their so miserable because there used a lot the journalism and they know which foto make them more miserable.
the war in Gaza is 11 days and the war in Israel is already 60 yaers.
I live in Israel 16 years I'd came here from Russia and I grow up in country that always have there advance notice for bombing if this in buses or if this in Sderot the city that the palistins bomb there already 8 years. If the news that around the world will start to show Israel and not only the misrable Gaza you will change your opinion. and for all that wrote Play with fire, you get burned
or we hate you Israel ... know not we started the war and think about it who did.

waiting for all my friends that in the war to came back. I pray for you!

Posted by valery January 6, 09 02:00 PM

I am absolutely blown away by the incredible hate and ignorance displayed in these comments.

Both sides have blood on their hands. I believe this conflict is fueled by ignorance and poverty more than it is by religion. Ignorance of both sides vis-à-vis their neighbors. Palestinians are much poorer than Israelis and this creates incredible resentment. Palestinians aren't angry with Israel because it is a Jewish state per se, but because they are invading their territory, usurping their land and keeping them fenced in. A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the Gaza strip, where people lack access to water, food, fuel and electricity. Schools are being bombed. This effectively destroys short-terms prospects of a peace process.

@ LBS, post 619. You ask what Arabs have ever contributed to the world except violence. Well, numerals, for one. The zero. Algebra. Distillation. They have made significant contributions helping to lay the foudation of modern mathematics, astronomy, chemistry.

Learn your History people.

Posted by Sarah January 6, 09 02:14 PM

Israel is not defending itself. It is aggressing, and the manipulation of language to twist such a massacre is maddening. Having met many young Israelis who served in the army, this is all unsurprising. Both Israeli, and especially Palestinian children grow up in a land of violence. The Palestinians are treated as second-class citizens, enslaved refugees, and their rocket attacks, although horrendous in themselves, are not enough to justify this. War is never the path to peace. This is excessive, polarizing, and only fueling the fire. It will take compromise on both sides to coexist peacefully. Until both Israelis and Palestinians accept that they are one people sharing one world, their will only be bloodshed over their ideological differences, ordered from the heads of their militaristic leaders, shed from the hands of the innocent people born into a world of war. Their is no justification here, for the rocket attacks, and especially for Israel's disproportionate response. If you can honestly look at these photographs, and feel that these actions are warranted, then your belief in an ideal has blinded you from the bare humanity that is suffering for nothing. May peace come soon.

Posted by Jah January 6, 09 02:20 PM

I'm not supporting any of both countries, but I can't imagine that the Israeli people can support their government in bombing innocent civilians with fighters, tanks and rockets and think that that is justice after being bombed by a (home-made) projectile.
Hope there's peace soon.

War is Over, If YOU want it (John Lennon)

Posted by Martijn de Jong January 6, 09 02:23 PM


Posted by IRANIAN BOYS January 6, 09 02:24 PM

People, bombing is not the solution! Put the weapons back in the closet and start talking with each other for once and for all. Make consessions, in this war there can and will not be any winners...

Posted by Sjors from The Netherlands January 6, 09 02:41 PM

I can't add any thing to the pc's, the pictures talks by its selves

Posted by Assaad Lutf January 6, 09 02:51 PM

When Jesus comes back the whole world is in for a shock you better hope you are saved . This is the only thing that counts Peace on Earth good will forever I pray daily for all of you.

Posted by floyd schultz January 6, 09 02:52 PM

Isreal is the real terrorist here. It's clear to everybody they are the real warcriminals causing misery and pain. They are solely responsible for the genocide on the muslim community. If you peaple still can't see it it's because you where thaught to hate the muslims. Nobody really knows what palestinians ever did to the US but everybody knows that US is also responsible for the many innocent deaths in the middle east. How can you still support the biggest crime on humanity ever? I wonder how 40 years from now when people look back how this will go down in history? how people will view this whole disgrace then? stand back and look at how isreal's lobby infiltrates the US politics and tell me your right to support isreal.
Tell me this war is fair or do you still believe that war has no winners only losers? It's what your made to believe that narrows your perspective. just look at the images and decide believe in what you see.

Posted by REALIST January 6, 09 02:55 PM

One man of intelligence and ability can help 100 morons to survive. The 100 morons will never understand it. They'll envy the able mans's intelligence. They'll hate him. They'll chase him. When the morons are left to themselves and perish they'll ask for the able man's help.

Nations made up of able people are usually hated by people from other nations. If Israel is efficient in war and Hamas is not it should not be a reason to hate Israel, but a reason for Hamas to stop attacking.

And don't you forget, finding a culprit or a scapegoat will not solve the problem.

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 02:56 PM

Every time you drop a bomb
You kill the god your child has born

Posted by BOOM! January 6, 09 03:00 PM

Arreter cette guerre, cela n'a pas de sens

Posted by Sylvain Morin January 6, 09 03:02 PM

Are we the USA (United States of America) or the USI (United States of Israel)?

We are controled by Israelis in the government, the media, the finances, and pretty soon we will be celebrating Hannuka instead of Christmas..

No wonder the oppressed Palestinians keep fighting for their rights. We are surely not helping them at all. We help the rich and supress the poor...
What a waste!!!

Posted by Anita January 6, 09 03:06 PM

The real terrorists here are the Israelis and America is the biggest supporter of the biggest terrorist group in the World: Israel

Posted by abc January 6, 09 03:24 PM

100% i can understand some point of view who support Zionists thinking,,,, but i am sure at the end you are human and your support is not your foult, it is came from the way you learn but from the wrong mind and for political purpose, what
But For all who think they are human set with your self and you will know the truth
Zionists thinking will destroy the human kind believe on that,,,,,,,

Posted by Gaza boy January 6, 09 03:35 PM

Look the Palestinian loss of Land since 1946

It is fair???

Posted by Pedro Crithians January 6, 09 03:37 PM

How can any of us have the right to stand back and judge Palestine and Israel when it is our fault for igniting the situation in the first place. The British had the great idea of splitting the country in two, and America should not have got involved with Israel , it had no right to get involved with the conflict and should not have chosen sides. All that did was highten the violence to a new level.

As for the argument that Israel has a right to the country thousands of years ago, that is completely flawed. That is like you foing and kicking a family out their home just because your ancestors once lived there, I know I'm using the analogy argument but the truth is it sticks: Israel's excuse is wearing thinner and thinner with every life taken.

Don't get me wrong I'm not deffending Hamas here, the day they came into power was a sad day for Palestine and the world. Yet the fact is Palestinians were desperate - their home was being taken away from them, they had nowhere else to go and no one cared, their enemy also had the support of the most powerful country in the world. What else were they going to do? What would anyone? They needed a way of making the world notice what was going on and unfortunately that meant Hamas. Now with this war, and hopefully Barack Obama, people will wake up and see what is going on and try and do something to change it. But I don't think anybody beleives that is going to happen is it?

Posted by Emma January 6, 09 03:43 PM

Firstly I think the situation is a catastrophy. Human lives not least that of children (!) are lost over over a dispute, that cannot be solved this way - stop now please!

I believe the problem is territorial NOT religious. Religion is just a scapegoat. And narrowing the situation down to weather the Israelis has the right to stay in an area (Israel) they were given by european politicians half a century ago is not relevant – too much water has passed under the bridge since then and throwing out Israelis from Israel would be just as cruel as throwing out Palestinians from Gaza.

Instead they (Palestineans and Israelis) should just agree upon dividing the areas Gaza, Israel and the West Bank between them and allow everybody to visit the holy places that are there.

It's really could be that simple :-)

Posted by Mikkel from Denmark January 6, 09 03:50 PM

Please God do something about this , you are the only solution , please ....

Posted by Evens January 6, 09 03:54 PM

Simply put: Killing is Wrong!! The Israelies are doing a lot more Killing than being killed.
Their lives don't have any more value than those of the Palestinians and yet they try to maintain moral high ground. The world sees through the smoke screen.
The countries that have suported Israel are also involved whether they like it or not!

Posted by c.c. January 6, 09 04:07 PM

1. No one has the rights to kill innocent civilian for whatever reason you have found as excuses! This is exactly what terrorists do!!!!
2. Who is behind the action of Israel? Does Israel dare to start the killing if they believe there is no power behind their back to support them?

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 04:10 PM

1940-1945... it's now 2009... what have we learned NOTHING
Religion SUCKS its the number one cause of evil... all in the name of god or allah eh? People should be ashamed, no god would ever want this sh*t o happen.

Posted by nldlight January 6, 09 04:12 PM

It's funny how most of those who are pro-Israel are repeating the same tired and deluded arguments over and over again, much like Olmert and Livni have been doing for the past few days. Ok, we get it, Israel is fighting back after 8 years of rocket attacks from Hamas, but why can't any of you accept that the Palestinians are also fighting back after 60 years of oppression by Israel? Then Israel keeps insisting that it's aiming at Hamas military targets when it's cleary not, just today claiming that the UN school targeted was harbouring Hamas weapons when actually it was being used as a refuge by civilians who aren't even safe in their own homes thanks to Israel's non-discriminate (and therefore illegal under international law) firing. All that rubbish about it being normal for civilians to be killed during a war, it's not. In fact the reason why we have international humanitarian law is to protect civilians during a war, especially because of what happened during the world wars. And how about the fact that all Israeli ministers are denying that there's a humanitarian crisis in Gaza when every humanitarian organisation under the sun - including Israeli human rights groups - has declared that the humanitarian situation in Gaza is horrific.

I mean honestly I don't have any problem with Jews, but I do have a problem with the ignorance of those who comfort themselves with the propaganda spewed out by the Israeli government and then expurge this same propaganda onto those of us who aren't so easily brainwashed.

Oh and Ali (post #584), I don't know how you were taught Israeli history, but firstly, why would there be a need for the state of Palestine to be recognised when it already existed as a legitimate state (unlike Israel)?! And secondly, you seem surprised that the Arabs actually fought back as their land was being stolen from them by the Israelis - I mean for crying out loud, half of Palestine was taken from the Palestinians and still it's the Israelis who believe they were the victims in 1948!!

Posted by dana January 6, 09 04:19 PM

To post 37 @ Elwen

Have you ever heard of free will? Quit blaming god and religion to justify your reason of why there are wars today. This is the fault of human beings, not satan. In the end, everyone must pay for their think twice before blaming God. There are religious people out their who are the most peaceful of people who follow their religion CORRECTLY, and are completely against bloodshed and violence. They are praying that this injustice will one day stop. Respect people's beliefs and coexist. Lastly, to any of you guys who think the Israeli-Palestine conflict is based on religion, get your facts straight. Your obviously uneducated about the history behind all of this. My heart goes out to all the innocent civilians that died..the Israelis and Palestinians!

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 04:21 PM

killling innocent kids and families doesnt make isreal defend theirself.


Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 04:32 PM

wow that was scary and heartbreaking i feel so sorry for those kids that have to go through all that well if they didnt try to throw bombs on us maybe they wouldnt have to go through it

why cant there just be peace in the world
everyone get along with everyone thats my wish
P~E~A~C~E Pass it on

Posted by Amanda January 6, 09 04:34 PM

israel need to stop this and leave palestinaians alone.they had enough of this killing.killing innocent people is not all should stop.....

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 04:47 PM

How exactly shooting at innocent civilians helps the palastinian side?
Focus on building your country not on shooting and frightening the other side.

Posted by John January 6, 09 04:48 PM

The people of Gaza have been forced out of their Houses in the towns in which they lived. Forced into the worlds largest concentration camp and when they throw a rock or fashion a crude home made rocket out of frustration they are the terrorists? I think the Jewish people should have learned about being the victim from their collective suffering and decided not to do that to anyone else! History might repeat itself with the shoe on the other foot one day!

Posted by C.C. January 6, 09 04:50 PM

Enquanto não formos capazes de dizer:
"Eu não sou melhor nem pior,sou diferente!"
Serão imagens como estas que iremos continuar a ver...
Bem hajam e fiquem em Paz!

Posted by antonio Tavares January 6, 09 04:55 PM

the word "terrorist" is used in an ignorant way by most people. Learn what the term means before you say one side uses "terrorism" and the other doesn't.
By this time BOTH isreal and palistine use terrorism. This is a perfect example of what religion does. This is why separation of church and state is IMPORTANT. Both sides here claim to have a "god of love and compassion" yet each side's god allows grusome, painful murder of thousands of innocent children. These two sides need to grow the F**& up!

Posted by Belanos January 6, 09 05:00 PM



Posted by kafeja cavalcante January 6, 09 05:05 PM

I'm sorry #706 but "try to throw bombs on us" ??? Maybe if 'we' hadn't armed terrorists , and maybe if 'we' didn't arm Israel THEN maybe they wouldn't have to go through what they are going through. And who is 'they' anyway? You don't seriously believe that this is a proportional response for terrorism do you? There is no 'they', there are PEOPLE whose worlds have been taken away from them. This isn't about religion.

Posted by Emma January 6, 09 05:09 PM

Israel defends his action in Gaza by stating that it is simply a response to rocket attacks by Hamas. Have Israel ever asked why these rockets were being fired in the first place? When you keep a whole population hostage by blockades and opression for all these years, you certainly expect some kind of response and resistance. So who is at fault?

Posted by Nigol January 6, 09 05:21 PM

Religions will destroy the world...
Spirituality will save it...

Nothing has changed in 2 000 years...
Religions gives the right to kill, brainwash and govern peoples.
Do has I say, not what I do. They all think they know the truth.

Nobody wants to read those precious books written by humans again and try to see the meaning of it from another angle. Keep fighting... God is on your side.

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 05:27 PM

Me he quedado sin palabras, de verdad que comopuede existir tanta estupides, si quieren pelearse, que se peleen los dirigentes, lo gobernantes, dense de golpes, matense, violense, pongan a sus soldado a pelearse entre se!!! pero por favor dejen en paz a la poblacion civil, principalmente a los niños, ellos que culpa tienen de sus problemas, ellos apenas comienzan a vivir...

Malditos soldados, malditos sus dirigentes, malditos sus gobernantes, el infierno los espera para hacerlos sufrir por toda la eternidad y ni asi podran pagar lo que estan haciendo...

Peace in the world

Posted by Samuel January 6, 09 05:34 PM

Condemning Israelis for murdering Palestinians has nothing to do with Nazism. That's just bullsh*t. Just because Jewish people were persecuted in the past, does not give them a right to bomb the f*ck out of Palestine. If I were Jewish I would be condemning the violence as well, instead of pointing the finger and screaming "NAZI!!!"

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 05:42 PM

When you use a school to fire bombs then eventually your open people ( I mean civilians ) are dead. So as a conclusion :
1. Muslims are Morons
2. Hamas are bunch of losers that cant fight as soldiers
3. It is only time that Europe and other countries will see and feel what is going on in Israel on their own flash and blood ( Look at Paris , London , Madrid and USA 9/11)
4. Human kind was always against Jews so whats new ?
5. I wonder where is the next place Hamas are going to use for defence ?!!?? I know hospital , Arabs like always , you are not strong enough to confront Israel.

Later Losers ,

King J

Posted by Joe January 6, 09 05:47 PM

Israel is indeed teaching the people of Gaza a lesson.
"How to hate and how to kill."

Posted by C.C. January 6, 09 05:56 PM

When zionist stop settling, stealing palestine territory, missile will stop from hamas. Simple as that.

Posted by Anthony January 6, 09 06:15 PM

why dont they just drop an atomic bomb on that place, then tho whole problem is solved and they save thousands of dollars on rockets.
in warfare innocent people die, thats the reallity.
religion is the problem, if you dont want any wars then ban all relegion because there is no godlike thing,, god is an invention to explain things that people cauld'nt understand.
if we want to become the perfect race, religion must dissapear.

Posted by the truth January 6, 09 06:19 PM

War is merely a continuation of non human politics and war is simply nothing but a duel on a larger scale - Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz
War is the biggest shame of all modern human beeing - i'm awfully sorry to be a member of the species homo sapiens sapiens in this neverending darkness on planet earth.

Matthias / Germany

Posted by Matthias and von Clausewitz January 6, 09 06:25 PM

How will killing Palestinian women and children help make Israel safer? Because those are the real victims of this Nazi-like Israeli campaign against the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated areas on the globe.
My heart throbs in pain for all the pain suffered by the children of Palestine. May the world finally wake up to see the real victims of this war and do something to help them. It's been too long.

Posted by Jacob January 6, 09 06:29 PM

I'm chinese, buddhist, neutral. First of all, my heart goes to Palestinians and Israelis who are suffering a lot because of this war. I've read a lot of comments posted here (not all), but so far only comment #580 by Jason, I think, makes sense, and is offering a good solution to end this war.The rest of comments, especially those which are full of hatred (either against Israelis or Palestines), I'm sorry, but I think, your comments are useless. I even doubt your main objective is peace for ppl in Gaza. Let's face it, that Israelis are there to stay, so are the palestines.

Posted by Ling January 6, 09 06:29 PM

I can't say much on the crude photos.. but that’s the reality that this kinds wars will never stop.. but im just hoping for a peace will prevail on both sides, for their future children to live in peace. Therefore this war is just the beginning the worst and more deaths are yet to come, after the Gaza war...who knows there will be another war involving Israel. On Biblical terms in the Book of Revelations and other prophets who prophesied that this kinds of wars will have to take place before there will be everlasting peace, restored on earth. Anyway pray there will be a quick cease fire on both sides. Peace.

Posted by David Antonio January 6, 09 07:14 PM

Je regarde mes enfants et je me dis que l'on est chanceux de ne pas être en conflit avec Israel.

Posted by André Proulx January 6, 09 07:16 PM

before building his country palistanian has the right to have a free country
i have to remember that ther is 6 million people as refugies in many camp from all palestinian land this land is occupied by jew who comes from europe in the goal to create isreal
this the problem injustice= occupation
the palistinian is'nt foolish people who like to die

Posted by karim January 6, 09 07:20 PM

Wow, so much hatred in these comments. Until we all, as people of this Earth, stop having us and them mentality, war and suffering will continue. If we're not careful, it will continue to our ultimate destruction. I can understand both sides, because both sides are human, and both have had so many wrongs done to them, as peoples and as individuals. When can there be peace? When we start to see the humanity of the others, of the them. That "they" are the same as "we". Compassion leads to peace. Will it happen? That is yet to be seen. I hope for it.

Posted by C.B. January 6, 09 07:23 PM

Those people who are sayin isreal was getting bombed for 60 years..thts nt true! there is no isreal! u mean palestine! palestine has been invaded by u haters and u call it your land! IT IS NOT YOURS! isrealis dont have a land! they think it belongs to them..but realy it dont! palestinians will continue living in that country till the last day of life! the day of judgment!! this only your thoughts..but the truth says its not yours! it is for palestinians for god's sake! u cant force someone to get out their land..and u call them terorists for not doing tht..the terorism is coming from isrealis n those who suport isrealis mother f***kers!!!!!!!number 1 heartless ppl av ever met in my entire life! they see inocent children dying and stil say isreal is inocent..just go find your self free land and cal it isreal and stop takin other peoples lands and calling it yours!! and that cow and what ever colour it is ur luking for in palestine is never going to be found!! and stop finding excuses to stay in that LANND

Posted by LOVE PALESTINE January 6, 09 07:23 PM

Hamas public relationsions. If I needed a PR firm I would hire them.

How stupid are those that fall for their parading out these pictures to plead the victim. And, you ignorant people just slop this stuff up like it was filet minion.

Never mind why they are doing this, that doesn't matter, right?

Posted by astounded over those that are so stupied January 6, 09 07:24 PM

I don't care what reasons they are fighting for. I'm sick to death of hearing about fighting in the Middle East every time I listen to the news.

It will never stop! It never has and never will. That's life in the Middle East.

Just nuke the lot of them so the world can finally live in peace!

Posted by Brian January 6, 09 07:27 PM

to coment 724

sorry but i think with al respect your following your religion..but isreal is wrong becuz its not their land. i just cant get the message through for god's sake! plz understand it. imagine soldiers coming to china undirectly saying get out of our country and you well kno its ur country its china! u get wat am saying. and thats wats hapening in palestine! probably this is very hard to convince you but realy this is the truth! in the Holy Quran it says al this..and it says tht ther wil be wars between palestine and jews/israelis over the land. the Quran is the only Holy Book tht has never been changed unlike the other books theyve been put in humas words..and what humas beleive right now! hope u ALL get the truth becuz theris nothin better than the truth but nowadays. take it or leave it!

Posted by FREE PALESTINE January 6, 09 07:42 PM

people who say: "israel has the right to defend its citizens", has no understand of history..
how the can get their citizenship ? by rebbeling palestinian land ? huh?

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 07:44 PM

i don't like war, many people has been killed, me from Indonesia ready to help you Palestina, Allahu Akbar...

Posted by Abdullah January 6, 09 08:29 PM

all i know is that the hamas are firing rockets into israel last year.

so when will the firing stop, if israel dont invade gaza, will the rocket stop?

Posted by Jason January 6, 09 08:30 PM

For all those who think that the rockets being fired on Israel do not warrant a response such as this. Let someone start throwing 600 bricks a day at your house and see how long it takes for you to retaliate. This is not a Religious issue this is a HATE issue. Extremist Muslims hate Israel. (Notice the word Extremist) People living in Gaza stand up, only you can stop this. Rise against Hamas. They don't care about you, the proof is that the rockets are being fired from civilian populated areas. They are using your blood to get the worlds sympathy.

Posted by Dexter January 6, 09 09:07 PM

jewish or muslims, catholic, cristian, buddha, hindu, whatever religion you are...
please think back. why you are guys just insullting each other
think again Israel people all the innocent who suffered from this war and think again too Palestinian people Specially those call themselves HAMAS you will get nothing from this war, you will only see dead bodies lying around you,

Posted by Ilovepeace January 6, 09 09:13 PM

These images make it hard not to sympathize with the rockets launched at the occupiers.
Another tragedy is to see the deterioration of humanity within the many people who have expressed sympathy for the Israeli atrocities upon seeing these images.

Posted by Mike January 6, 09 09:46 PM

keluarga besar cut nyak dhien langsa aceh ( NAD)ikut simpati atas perang antara israil dan palestina, kenapa harus bertumpahan darah untuk menyelesaikan masalah, menggunakan senjata untuk berbicara, TOH HASILNYA BANYAK YANG JADI KORBAN ANTARA KEDUA PIHAK, MASIH BANYAK ORANG YANG BIJAKSANA UNTUK BEREMBUK DAN MENYELESAIKANNYA DENGAN BAIK2.

Posted by MAHASISWA/I AKPER CND IIB LANGSA (NAD) January 6, 09 09:47 PM

The history clearly teaches us that killing does not stop the aggression from the other side. It only escalates the hatred which inherits to the next generation. Israel clearly has more power of the two therefore has ability to stop this violence. The violence in this region continued for the past thousands of years.
They must realize that both sides will be using mass-destructive weapons in near future. If they care about their children' future, they must come to a peaceful resolution soon.

Posted by matt January 6, 09 09:57 PM

Everyone seems to blame Palestine for breaking the cease fire, but what were the Palestinians to do. Israel had an unfair BLOCKADE taking place. I understand Israel is attempting to protect itself, but it has gone FAR beyond that. This is man slaughter. It is not the price for CIVILIANS to pay.

Also-those of you who are discriminating all Muslims as terrorists, you are no better than the Ku Klux Klan that hurt American society a mere century ago.

Posted by Save the World January 6, 09 10:38 PM

I think i know what the israeli soldier was reading in his TORAH before attacking GAZA :
(KJV)(Ezekiel)(Chapter-9-6)(Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.)
(KJV)(Numbers)(Chapter-31-17)(Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.)

Posted by Anonymous January 6, 09 10:49 PM

L'apartheid doit cessé, Jamais la paix entre factions ne sera possible si l'égalité des deux peuples ne sera reconnus. JE suis humilié de voir le peuple juifs traité ainsi son prochain après toutes les épreuves du temps. Les territoires occupés sont par leur définition: OCCUPÉS Par l'histoire, le peuple juif est un peuple de commercants.Ce n'est plus du marchandisage mais du gangstérisme!

Il faut dire NON a L'escalade de violence,dire non a isarel,dire non aux hamas dire oui a la paix!!!

Posted by Stéphane Massé(Québec,Canada) January 6, 09 10:53 PM

With all the preceding comments and the absolutely nescient rants about self-defence going on, I'd like to quite a comment relating to this situation from another website:
"Hassan Niazi
United States 31/12/2008

Israel & the US

The West....... These literates, so ignorant. These developed countries, so bigoted. These liberals, so intolerant. These peacekeepers, so barbaric. This secular world, so religiously biased. This democracy, such an empire. This freedom of speech, so strangled. This peace, so shattered. These eyes, so wide shut. The Arabs These hearts, so dead. This day, so dark. This night, so long. This hope, so hopeless. This Arab soul, so dead."

Sums it up very nicely.

Gobbling up another country, regardless of through however "legal" a means, proceeding to murder their population and forcing them to live in hell, removes any rights this "country" ever had of "defending" itself.

Posted by Urvaytzen Markhish January 6, 09 11:02 PM

Once a popular bumper sticker said, out of cynicism,
"Create Peace, Nuke The Middle East"
Is there really any hope for the "cradle of civilization"?
This conflict is not an anomaly, it is repeated every where the world over, whenever one tribe desires what is claimed by another. Deep within our DNA of all races is something that will never allow peace for long. Not that we shouldn't try, indeed we must, we must learn to conquer the evil within, if mankind has any chance to survive, or to find peace and true glory. But this won't happen for many generations......God Help Us.

Posted by NietherSideIsRight January 6, 09 11:18 PM

I hate israeli and his grandson america and england.

Posted by Yusuf January 6, 09 11:36 PM

I am not muslim, and I am from America, and all i can say is i do not support how America funds Israel for this bullsh*t. I hope israel burns, f*ck you zionist, and I pray for every palistinian within Gaza and all of Israel.

Posted by Zach January 6, 09 11:58 PM

i support my grand fathers homeland, haifa israel.
go IDF elliminate evil through war againts palestini. Next target will be Syria.

Posted by Absalom January 7, 09 12:03 AM

and thus, war has finally come upon the middle east. No one can stop the slaughter because neither will ever give in. I prayers are with mankind.

Posted by D January 7, 09 12:12 AM

Perhaps this carnage is making Israelis feel better; perhaps it will help Kadima win the election; perhaps even it will temporarily decrease the Hamas nuisance; but it sure won`t solve anything, like it or not, Israel is going to have to live with Palestinians for a very long time, and is preparing Hell for itself for the centuries to come.

Posted by Torontonian January 7, 09 12:13 AM

This isnt so cut and dry...
There is no such thing as a "Palestinian hamas" , Hamas is a violent proxy army from Iran. In fact, you might as well call Palestine Iran, since there really is no such thing as a Palestinian nation and there never has been. Look it up, they were all nomads form neighboring countries. There is really no such thing as "Palestine".

Also, do a little roleplaying. Look on a map and find the poorest country that is adjacent to yours. Now imagaine they are firing rockets at your town every day and every so foten one of your friends or family dies, and every day you live in fear of dying yourself. And this is all because of some brainwashed people who think that because you are better off than they are you need to di. Now tell me that Hamas is the one you should be supporting. YYeah, You can.

Posted by abib hassan January 7, 09 12:21 AM

There is no such thing as a surgical missile strike. Innocents will always be killed. Israel has many sins to atone for in that department. That religious zealots on the Palestinian side insist that it's all about religion and Allah is no reason for those of the Jewish faith to start spouting the same sort of drivel. If the government of Israel wishes to engage a war-like enemy, then it should be a matter of state alone, and not of faith: More so, such engagements should be made in such a way that innocents are not caught in the crossfire. People killing each other is not a part of God's will, period. The will of a worldly government is another thing entirely.

Posted by Christopher January 7, 09 12:39 AM

Being from Canada, borned, raised and living the north american lifestyle, I have not chosen (nor will I ever) sides in regards to that conflict. I'm 38 yo, father of two lovely daughters, who'm I raise with their mother. We for one do not go to church at all (except for politeness at weddings and the occasionnal funerals or other such catholic rituals), mainly because we gave up on the bullsh*t vehiculated by their rubbish dogma.

For all I can remember there's always been some sort of war in the middle-east. Funny how I used to think when I was a teen that all of the middle-east were a bunch of freaks. It took a while for me to understand that :
1. Most of these acts are committed by a bunch of dickless, gutless, brainless (brainwashed), fanatics wich only represent a very tiny % of the population.
2. The americans (wich I admired for so long) are exactly as dickless, gutless, brainless (brainwashed), fanatics who unfortunatly represent a MAJORITY of the popolation.
3. The real terrorists are in fact, the priests, preachers, or whatchamightcallum freaks who TRY and interpret a book written mostly by lunatics.

The only time I can remember seeing less aggressiveness in that part of the world was during the week after 9/11. As most north americans, I was scared during those events. But I only realised later on that the worlds biggest terrorist (or is it spelled assh*le?) was running the most powerfull army in the world.

I truly sympatise with the civilian victims on both sides, mostly the children, who shouldn't grow up in constant fear. What both sides do not seem to realise, is if all f the people of the earth stopped believing in the concept of a superior being, maybe, JUST MAYBE, they would start to think by themselves, and maybe, JUST MAYBE, they would realise they are so much alike.



Posted by Benoit January 7, 09 01:10 AM

We shouldn't be cheering on one side or another. Innocent people are dying. Regardless of how long this conflict has lasted we need to urge peace.

Posted by Jenna January 7, 09 01:31 AM

Every one need peace and have humanity with Palestinians But any one tell me what israel is doing wrong. Muslim people knows only this language which now a days israel is speaking otherwise they(Muslim) will kill / attack on world.

Posted by Tarun January 7, 09 01:39 AM

realmente es la vida que hemos de vivir nada cambiara solo la paz pero esa paz es muy lejana que debemos hacer, matarnos?no?acabar con el mundo entero?no?debemos tener conciencia de que hay que hablar, entender hablar en la mesa los gobernadores buscar esa paz ya hoy en dia eh visto de todo y nada hay soluccion, que sera de mi familia en un futuro, vivir en guerra , asesinatos por asaltarte por tan solo unos centavos, la violencia domestica todo eso lo reflejamos en las guerras que hace estados unidos de norteamerica, los israelitas con los palestinos, todo eso vemos en las noticias y a eso se deriva tanta violencia por eso el mundo ya no es como antes mas bien siempre ha sido asi, podremos algun dia cambiar?? tenemos las respuesta?? claro que si la PAZ en el mundo vivir con armonia debemos entender que somos una raza que estamos extinguiendonos poco a poco somos humanos todos somo de una misma raza , aqui no hay racismo somos iguales, respetar nuestras tradiciones, cada quien es libre de su religion hay que devolver la PAZ ser LIBRES sin condiciones de vivir ir por la calle sin peligro caminar tranquilamente con la familia , todo eso lo podemos hacer de por medio teniendo la PAZ por favor ayudame a vivir sin miedo con la PAZ que tanto extraño no ver noticias malas ni asesinatos de ningun tipo solo armonia ,felicidad y amor al proximo PAZ para el mundo POR FAVOR PAZ SOLO LA PAZ

Posted by QUIERO LA PAZ UNIVERSAL January 7, 09 01:43 AM

This is absurd....UN and Arab leaders have to step up and stop this craziness. This is Bosnia all over again where we waited so long and lots thousands of lives. This conflict needs to resolove soon. We are humans and more than religion we should be humanitarian.

Posted by Zarka January 7, 09 02:02 AM

it's funny how when muslims are attacked, people say your creating more terrorists by doing that . does that mean if america was attacked (like 9/11), it created more PATRIOTS!!! i guess muslims are labeled terrorists even if the defend themselves.

Posted by sammy January 7, 09 02:14 AM

There is no just act in killing children.

what monsters we have become.

Posted by another human being January 7, 09 02:25 AM

take a look at the Hamas covenant:

Posted by Yair January 7, 09 02:34 AM

What a shame :(

Posted by GS January 7, 09 02:36 AM

In no holy book, in no religion violence is accepted...
this was has nothing to do with religions it is all about the ARMAMENT INDUSTRY ; how a great present for our generation.
here's the talented salesmen;
"if they're bombing you, take this bomb and fight back"
"here sir, would u like to try these brand new missile boms? very effective on children!"
"brother, take this and fight with those infidels!"
"sir, those kids will be terrorists as well"
"how about those chemicals sir? smells nice when fired"
"they've taken yor land man! c'mon!"
just; WAKE UP!

Posted by aslý cansýz January 7, 09 02:47 AM

who is the terrorist???
hamas is the terroris???
palestinian fighters are the terrorist???

come on, they only wants Zionist go out from their land.

Posted by the watcher January 7, 09 02:52 AM

Look at Photo 12. The caption reads "Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish flames at a medical warehouse after an Israeli airstrike targeted at a fuel tank nearby in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding Hamas targets, smugglers' tunnels and a central prison. (AP Photo/Xinhua) #" No other photo includes the second justificatory sentence in its caption. This has only been inserted in order to program the public to accept Israe's aggression regardless of what building is targeted - in this case A MEDICAL WAREHOUSE. The dishonest media is trying to uphold the false Israeli claim that Hamas is the only target of the invasion. This is a lie as the civilian population is being killed in the hundreds an wounded in the thousands, with many more suffering by Israel's destruction of a medical warehouse. All praise is to God, regardless of what conditions the believer must endure.

Posted by Mohammed January 7, 09 03:05 AM

Israel, which is in violation of more than 100 UNSC resolutions has to be reigned down. The world community cannot keep supplying Israel with modern weapons and at the same time Palestinians dying for want of medical supplies. Will our conscience ever guide us to speak up ? Are the innocent dead children and women less human ? why is it that there is a big hue and cry for a single slain israeli soldier whereas everyone seems to ignore the multitude of innocent palestinians dying in hordes ? this has to end some day. The tortured and traumatized faces of young palestinian children will someday be smiling again and playing in the open, fearlessly.

Posted by nawaz ahmed January 7, 09 03:07 AM


Posted by Christian January 7, 09 03:10 AM

If people stop stoning & circumsizing women & daughters, cutting off hands, hanging people & be-heading people maybe there can be some civil agreements, between your Nations.
But if you keep doing those atrocities...I mean my Nation can allow that type of lifestyle or ideology to slither in their Nation.
This is where we draw the line, the violent barbaric punishments cannot infilterate
the rest of the World.
If that's what peoples want to do Israel is right in protecting from being subjected to this sort of evil atrocities for punishments. Can you people refrain from doing this practice?

Posted by chere January 7, 09 03:17 AM

Why would Palestinians firing rockets be in full camouflage gear if they were running from civilians urban areas, firing a few rockets and disappearing again. Why cover their faces at all, if they get seen by Israelis to the extent that they have to camouflage and hide their faces, it's already too late for them.
These militants are Israeli special forces firing silly little rockets to justify Israeli mass murder. The Zionists have been doing this for decades, and you may be next in their targets.

Posted by suraci January 7, 09 03:33 AM

For every fith Palestinian Israel drives into submission, there are four more that will be driven to Hamas. Logically it doesn't make sense to polarize people with such brutal violence regardless of side, race, politcal persuasion etc

The definition of insanity; each side cannot stop , and cannot continue the way things are. ...........

Save the children

Posted by Peace January 7, 09 03:37 AM

some times i think maybe Israel feeds old, inefficient weapons to hamas through some dealers. hamas throws rockets that makes some holes in some walls and kills a couple of israelies. israel uses this as an excuse, shouts bloody murder and invades palestinian territory. little by little it takes over. politicians win votes.. israel gets what it wants and the poor, defenseless palestinians die becuase some russian or Ethiopian Jews want a place to live! israel promises them land and riches, populates the area with people who have NO CLAMIN to it's heritage in jureselam.

i seriously think the zionist regime and mossad are well capable of being sneaky like that.

it kind of reminds me of what happend to the Native Indians in America! no wonder the States backs Israel up! histroy just repeats itself.

and UN is a joke! ther should be no veto rights

Posted by conspiracy theorist January 7, 09 03:37 AM

USA should come and strike as strong as they can, to stop them.

Posted by woe January 7, 09 03:38 AM

What a lot of rubbish from all those Posters.
There will be no peace in the ME as long as Israel continue to illegally occupy Palestinian lands taken from them in 1967.No need to blame Hamas or Israel or Zionists or Americans. No need to blame the UN. The UN SHOULD JUST SHUT DOWN AND ALL THE DELEGATES SHOULD GO HOME TO THEIR WARM BEDS AND MISTRESSES AND LOVERS.
Next time anyone talks about Peace, they should qualify that word to either mean Peace in Palestine or Peace in Israel. For Peace in Palestine means all Palestinians are Resting in Peace. For Peace in Israel- No more Palestinians.
Peace will only come to Israel when all the Palestinians are dead either thru hunger, cold or simply the exotic bombs and missiles that are raining on Gaza and the West Bank. It will be soon and then what?

Posted by Khartoum January 7, 09 03:40 AM

As long there is a religion, war will always be there.

Posted by St. Michael January 7, 09 03:42 AM

For all the people supporting Israel, do you not realise that by bombing a clearly marked UN school and killing innocent children, Israel have legitimised ALL terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians? When Israel deliberately takes massive and grossly disproportionate aggressive actions, that they know in advance WILL likely kill innocent civilians including women and children, what is the difference between that and a Hamas suicide bomber, apart from scale? When it comes to a body count of innocent killed, Israel has killed far more innocent civilians than all the Palestinian "terrorist" groups put together. Surely killing more innocent people than the terrorists is a bad thing? Hating terrorists for killing innocent people is understandable, but out-doing them at it, is NOT!


Posted by Ken Hall January 7, 09 03:54 AM

To think that the moderates are currently in power in Israel is literally scary. What is it gonna be when Benyamin Netanyahu and the far right will win the elections?? Will Israel invade the West Bank? Will they attack Iran and Syria? Will they launch another war against Hezbollah?? Will they use their nuclear weapons?? If what we are currently seeing is a "moderate" action, what will the far right do??? Will USA still support a far right, racist, militarist and colonialist governement, just because it's "Israel, our ally"???
Please Obama, the world needs you to serve a severe warning to Israel, and to tell them that our support is not unconditional... That the USA can no longer support such atrocities, such hatred, such crimes, without losing its own credibility in the face of the world.

Posted by French Canadian for peace January 7, 09 03:58 AM

The photos show Palestinian victims, many Palestinian INNOCENT victims, and what about the Israeli victims - a DOG and few humans. Because of a dog and few human victims -> air strike, destruction, pain... in enormous amount.' butchery!?! Not fair. Stop it.
"654. Israel 5 dead / Palestine 500.... all is said
I'n not saying one is right and the other side wrong, I'm saying stop this f**ing slaughter !
Posted by Thomas January 6, 09 07:47 AM"

Posted by Svetlin Burgov January 7, 09 04:01 AM

Israel does not want peace. They want Palestine. They have ruined every single hope for peace and harmony in favor of more land, more resources, more extermination of their neighbors. If there were decent people left in charge anywhere in this world, the Israelis would be driven from Palestine forever. They have illustrated clearly to anyone who is paying attention that they WILL NOT stop the killing and oppression until everything is theirs. This is an extermination campaign and not just against Hamas, the rightful and justly-elected leaders. They are TARGETING innocents, bombing even small groups waiting for busses, bombing schools they know perfectly well are full of people taking cover from their merciless assaults.

I am completely ashamed of our support for Israel.

Posted by 99 January 7, 09 04:32 AM

Israel’s actions will ultimately turn Palestinian youth that know only suffering and see only violence into a new generation of extremists. I saw this with my own eyes in the two weeks I spent in the West Bank developing activities for Palestinian children. In Hebron I witnessed Israeli soldiers baiting Palestinian children and their parents by pointing their machine guns at children playing in the streets. On another occasion a patrolling IDF soldier stopped in front of a shop and pointed his gun in the face of the female shopkeeper. As occupiers still in the West Bank, they push the Palestinians to the absolute limit. I cannot imagine how much worse it is in Gaza now that they are in the midst of this ground assault. Israel calls Hamas soldiers cowards but the IDF commit the very atrocities they call cowardly...

Posted by cdn4peace January 7, 09 04:34 AM

"I support this" "I support that" "Israel is wrong!" "Palestine is wrong!"

Why don't we all take a second look at the pictures and see the dead mangled children ON BOTH SIDES, and call for everyone to put down their arms.
There is no right in this - we are ALL WRONG! Humans killing humans, what a concept. Every single individual who takes up arms is individually responsible for war. We are sovereign individuals and for us to follow military orders is nothing but throwing away your own power and divinity.

Posted by Anonymous January 7, 09 04:35 AM

Basta ya de gente inocente muerta.

Posted by Luis January 7, 09 04:52 AM

Please ... wake up, people around the world. Let us all try to stop this.
I don't agree with the Hamas nor with Israel but this is pure insanity. Killing innocent people, especially children, on both sides isn't the way to stop this conflict.
I am an Emergency Nurse and I see every day wounded people. And I have been all around the world whenever there was an disaster with Belgian doctors and nurses. And everytime you're a little bit shocked with the things you see. But what these pictures show us is pure insanity.
Hey Hamas and Israel, take all your fighters and go to an deserted island and go to fight there. Stop killing innocent children, woman and men.

Posted by Luc Schryvers January 7, 09 04:56 AM

Don't compare damage from Palestinian and Israel side. Its a war of darkness, and light - past and future. Darkness not understand talking , it understand only power.
You say thousands from that side, and only tens from Israel??? - don't be stupid, if Hamas was able to kill millions - they will not stay and talk even a minute. September 11 not learned you? Hamas representing $20 month income , deep muslims - Israel is a normal, excellent developed and democratic country, that may be compared with California for example... Choose you side !

Posted by D.B. January 7, 09 05:07 AM


Posted by Free Palestinian January 7, 09 05:15 AM

If I could wish for anything , I wish all these stuff had'nt happen, 'world peace', are there any such stupid stuffs like 'world peace'. Heck no.

Posted by Lo January 7, 09 05:46 AM

The jews wouldn't be rocketed if they did not harass the refugees so much. The jews took the land and don't expect retaliation? They kill indiscriminately. The pictures look like cluster bombs. Jews used to live with arabs for centuries under muslim rule. The same cannot be said for these jews who behave like animals.

The shame is on the US and the west for giving the jews the money to do the killing. The US should stop the money and look after its own internal affairs. Where is the moral compass for the little shrub now? Stop the aid and the machine will stop.

Posted by Alan Cekorich January 7, 09 06:06 AM

Imperialism today is taking place in the context of...the 'universalization' of capitalism. It is not now primarily a matter of territorial conquest or direct military or colonial control. It is not now a matter of capitalist powers invading non-capitalist powers in order to bleed them dry directly and by brute force. Now it is more a matter of ensuring that the forces of the capitalist market prevail in every corner of the world (even if this means marginalizing and impoverishing parts of it), and of manipulating those market forces to the advantage of the most powerful capitalist economies and the United States in particular." ... "Military force is still central to the imperialist project, in some ways more than ever.

Posted by Jac January 7, 09 06:23 AM

people are bound to get hurt
many people have died
think of the children - their future
they are our future, our hope!
they can make this world a better place if we give them good living
stop the war!
it'll be for everybody's own good!!!

Posted by maureen January 7, 09 06:24 AM

Um... How come Palestinians never EVER say... "Um Hamas, stop provoking a war and stop using Palestinians as human shields. Um Don't hide your weapons in schools, civilian homes and other public places that make us target. IF you do, you are putting our children and other "inocent people" in front of the battleline."

Instead, the terrorists are supported by the "inocent" Palestinians and are incorporated into their government. They do this becasue they are idiots, have common goals, or both. That is, to spread their hatrated towards non-Muslims, to destroy Israel, and eventually conquer the world. It's in the Koran.

Hamas has said it. They have accomplished a goal, which is to damage Irael's image in the eyes of the World. Hamas set the trap. How EVIL of them... They provoke a war and then put their children in front of the battle field. Now we have all these MORONS arond the world asking Israel to stop killing innocent people. The MORONS can realize that it is Hamas who put the "inocent people" in the line of an inevitable war. It is not 500+ "inocent people" you fcking MORONS. Half of what you call "inocent people" are Hamas militants.

Who chooses a terrorist government that can not protect its people and places its people in the center of a war that they have provoked and want? Um... Palestine! Get it?

By the way... I greatly appreciate seeing these pictures. I realize, however, that they are only PART OF The Big Picture and not THE BIG PICTURE.

Posted by Thomas Green January 7, 09 07:26 AM

A solution ? Simple! Hamas stops the rockets and their militancy. The borders will open and Israel and the world will help with economic development . Israel tried to do this upon their with drawl from Gaza in 2006, but the rockets from Hamas soon followed precluding any form of cooperation/peace. Hamas bears full blame for these unfortunate events. As well, their willingness to lay down their arms will be the only way to restore that which the regional populace on both sides desire.. that is peace. Peace or doom. Hamas will need to decide.

Posted by Nolan W. January 7, 09 07:26 AM

Matar ciranças e destruir escolas e Universidades não são ações casuais: são deliberadas, propositais. É para a matar a história e a memória de um povo. Matar crianças e destruir escolas e universidades é para matar o futuro de um povo. Equivale ao que fizeram os fascistas e os nazistas quando queimavam livros aos gritos de "Viva a morte! Morte à inteligância!". Judeus se equivalem hoje aos novos nazistas. Judeus são os novos nazistas. E nós, hoje, somos todos palestinos. Viva a Vida!Viva a inteligência!

Posted by Janes Rodriguez January 7, 09 07:55 AM

please comper with your brain:
tracks ISRAËL 2000 HAMAS 000
nuclear weapons ISRAËL 1??? HAMAS 000
missile ISRAËL MELLION HAMAS regardless rockets
I know that you can not compare

Posted by ANGEL IN THIS WORLD unfair January 7, 09 08:10 AM

No rockets have ever been fired from the West Bank. But 50 died and hundreds more were injured there last year at Israel's hands, while its expansionism proceeded relentlessly. In the last year more settlements were built in the West Bank than ever before. We are meant to be content with shrinking scraps of territory, a handful of cantons at Israel's mercy, enclosed by it from all sides.The truth is Israel seeks a one-sided ceasefire, observed by palestinians alone, in return for siege, starvation, bombardment, assassinations, incursions and colonial settlement. What Israel & Amerika wants is a gratuitous ceasefire.

Posted by Abu Omar January 7, 09 08:18 AM

The ONLY solution to this problem is to dismantle political Zionism. This problem didn't exist until some Europeans descending from the peoples of the central Asian steppes decided that they didn't want to share Palestine anymore but wanted it all for themselves. So they cooked up this fantasy that there is a Jewish people and somehow they have a right to an apartheid state. You cannot have stability without out peace and you cannot have peace without justice. Justice and apartheid are antethetical. Zionism has chosen apartheid over justice. There will never be peace until justice takes precedent over apartheid. It is that simple.


Posted by Fred54 in Boston January 7, 09 08:41 AM

God does not exist it is futile to fight over religion, ither way stupidity wins!!!

Posted by Anonymous January 7, 09 08:56 AM

Palestinian terrorists cowardly hide themselves among children and women when shooting, hoping to get international support caused by poor palstinians bloodshed. After more than 4000 rockets fired at israeli collective farms and towns, isn't it their fundamental obligation to protect themselves? by showing these awful pictures you are enouraging terrorists to hide themselves among women and children ehich will cause further death instead of allowing the stop of violence by Israel!

each of these palestinians rockets in an un-guided weapon aimed at killing wemen and children. after more than 4000 of these rockets that were fired for no reason at israeli collective farms and twons by palestinian fundamentalists, CAN SOMEONE COMPLAIN ABOUT PALESTINIAN BLOODSHED

Posted by DR January 7, 09 09:02 AM

Veure aquestes imatges et fa sentir-te malament, tot està succeint mentres nosaltres ens reunim amb els nostres totes aquestes fetes i ens oblidem de les injustícies, de les guerres, dels assesiats, de la gent que passa fam i un llarg etc...
Pensem una mica i intenetem fer accions perqué el nostre voltant sigui millor, pot ser així els nostres polítics obrin els ulls i facin algo.....

Posted by Ferran January 7, 09 09:06 AM

It is too easy to survive US reality while the only terrorist acts are coming from people who enter yr country from far away. Our reality is to grow eyes on the back of our heads (so none will stubb you in the back with knife), another pair on top of our head to look for kasam and gradd rockets, upgrading our sense of smell to find bombs on the streets- too easy for us.
There are always a small bunch of people who are radicals and they make life of everybody else as bitter as possible, if gaza people wanted peace they wouldn't let hamas terrorists fire missiles on israely cities and all this war that we are not satisfied with it too wouldn't happend. And last thing- peace has to come from all parties of the conflict and believe me we want to stop the attacs we want peace and our young soldiers sons back home enjoing life just as yours do it.
good luck with talking - it's too easy

Posted by stas bayder January 7, 09 09:07 AM

f*ck war

Posted by rulze January 7, 09 09:10 AM

those first pics made me laugh, what the hell can a few homemade (hahahaha) rockets do against US backed Israel. With Israel constant bombing (does Hamas have that many buildings?) hundreds of Palestenians are killed. With the home made rockets more Palestenians are killed and those rockets that make it to Israel have killed like 20 people. How much blood does Israel need?
"One life of an israeli is worth 100 palestenian lives" Apartheid Israel lives on...

Posted by A January 7, 09 09:11 AM

Perhaps if Hamas were a legitimate government, there would be no attacks on Israel. Time and time again Israel has proven that striking at them, however so gently, will merit a brutal response. If Hamas wants to be seen as the government of Palestine, they might not allow their citizens to attack their neighbor. If the olive branch is carried rather than the sword, Israel is far less likely to draw their own bloody sword.

Posted by Pavel Kirilovich January 7, 09 09:25 AM

Are you believe this…?!

“Comand of god: killing Palestinian, don't let anyone breathe, even man or woman, old man or children, human or animal, kill them all...!!!”

Deuteronomy 20:16-17 | Joshua 6:21 | Joshua : 10:28

Posted by Iris Yagami January 7, 09 09:47 AM

As a forensics expert, I challenge the photographs of the dead Israeli man laying on a perfectly clean floor, with no damage or debris around him. The blood splatter tells a story, and there is none. No drag marks either. The dead Israeli dog lays in a pool of blood but there is no rocket, damage or debris anywhere. The chairs are precariously placed upside down on a near by table. There is one swipe mark were his paws moved, in the blood, but thats it. For a dog this size to bleed out, he would be kicking and trying to get up. It looks like the man is holding him down for the picture. Compare this to the Palestinian cat picture, half buried in debris. These are faked posed pictures, and it tooks only seconds for me to spot them.

Posted by Max Fortres January 7, 09 10:02 AM

Dear people -
please get your history strait before you go flying off half coked !
the entity kown as palestinians emmerged as a result of the Arab country's loss to Israel in 1967 . the west bank was controlled by Jordan and Gaza controlled by Egypt.
this war was forced on israel by 5 different Arab armys stating that they would drive the Jews into the sea .!!!
furthermore , all land given/relequished to the palestinians as a result of the "peace process" has beed used for murderouse teror attacks against the civilian population in israel . (ussually funded by Iran & Syria)
- Israel did NOT initiate a war against Hisbulla in the summer of 2006 , the fighting started as a result of the Savage obduction of two israeli servicmen from whithin Israeli borders , again alongside missile attacks on Israels northen towns .
IN all these Firefights both HAMMAS and HIZBULLA cowardly use innocent civilians as human shields for theire so called "freedome fighters" and then cryout that the same civillians get hit - ITS CRAZY !
the IDF has warned the civillian population to get out minutes before hitting these targets ! people acually get called up on the phone and get warned that they are in a dangerouse place . - how is that for humanity ?
what other army in the world wold do that ?
did the russians whan the fought the Gourgens ? or in Chechnia ?
did all of you cryout then ? thousands killed !!! where were all of you ? HIPOCRITS!!
and what about the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS murderd on a monthly basis in Africa ? why are you silent ? - only when a peacefull DEMOCRATIC state such as Israel DEFENDS itself from unprovoked agression ( Israel pulled out of Gaza three years ago !!) do you all stand and yell blody murder as if genocide was being commited !
We have a right to defend our population !
we have a right to live peacefully in OUR counry !

Peace to all


Posted by OSODOV January 7, 09 10:03 AM

In before these comments turn into pointless arguments...

Posted by Anonymous January 7, 09 10:11 AM

¿Qué es lo que nos perdemos? yo no me creo nada de lo que nos estan contando en la radio y la tv, pienso que detras de todas esas imágenes hay algo mas, unos hilos movidos por alguien que no le interesa dar la cara. Lo que vemos es la punta del iceberg, estoy convencido de que hay alguien al otro lado del telón, pero como siempre en todos los conflictos bélicos, los mas vulnerables son la población civil.

Posted by Angel January 7, 09 10:51 AM



Posted by Anonymous January 7, 09 10:53 AM

OMG:(no comments:((

Posted by martini January 7, 09 10:55 AM

if everyone is crying and talking about innocent civilians killed in Gaza, where were they when more than one million Iraqi civilians including women and children were killed in Iraq in the name of "War On Terrorism". Where were these Innocent people involved in any kind of terrorist activities?

Posted by jack lowri January 7, 09 10:59 AM

Palestinian terrorists cowardly hide themselves among children and women when shooting, hoping to get international support caused by poor palstinians bloodshed. After more than 4000 rockets fired at israeli collective farms and towns, isn't it their fundamental obligation to protect themselves? by showing these awful pictures you are enouraging terrorists to hide themselves among women and children ehich will cause further death instead of allowing the stop of violence by Israel!


Posted by DR January 7, 09 11:23 AM

why not just kiss and make up

Posted by billy January 7, 09 11:41 AM

This is great!

Posted by Psychedelic Trance January 7, 09 11:50 AM

in the name humanity, ... what do we call for this barbarian action. Killing kids, oldmans, and womens is not the answer of israel's troubles with hamas. If you disagree with the term of israel clivization, Just see the problem only from your human side, if U e human.. What do we call for these idiot barbarian's action. Dont you ever feel the absence of your family member. BARBAR!!!!

Posted by israel "lover" January 7, 09 12:07 PM

@sammy (758) ... 9/11 didn't create more American patriots, it created more American *nationalists*, who were so drunk on nationalism they invaded and are occupying a country which had nothing to do with 9/11, killing, by the Pentagon's own numbers, over 100,000 Iraqi civilians.

Posted by paul January 7, 09 12:30 PM

*The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate.

In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.*
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by Jess January 7, 09 12:36 PM

Does anyone remember the thousends of Israeli civilians who were killed and injured in the Hamas suicide bombs during the last 15 years? Does anyone remeber that Israel left Gaza and Hamas turned it into a terrorist base? Why is all the wrath aimed at the ones who defend their lives and not the Hamas that perpetuate their terror against civilians?

Posted by Mord Turi January 7, 09 12:51 PM

#802 - May not have been a pal. state, but there ARE 7m+ indigneous Pals. living in IS/Occ. Territories. Can't ignore that.
Like the posts highlighting boat loads of Gaza missles being fired. Wow, but what really amazes me is that only 5 Israelis were killed in the current conflict. They should get direct US aid and purchase better military eqpt.
What I also find interesting is that invariably Israel reports that such missles somehow seem to land on or adjacent to a disproportionately high number of kindergartens/elementary schools (review news over past 2yrs.) Perhaps Gazans have advanced bottlerocketry afterall. Simply amazing.

UN Agency website that's informative about history and plight of Pal. people:

To stop Pal. actions, the answer is simple: IS should treat them with dignity and respect and not as prision immates.

Posted by Patriot USA January 7, 09 01:04 PM

If the Palestinians were funded like the Israelis (USA Money and Weapons) then the State of Israel would not exist now as you/they know it.None of what we are seeing now would have happened.This never ending conflict would have ceased long ago and there would be least a stable region there.Israel does what it does cause it can get away with it.Israel won't be happy or I should say the Zionist won't be,until they rule the entire region. To those that say there was never a Palestine, then why is it on older maps.Map before 1948, before Israel was illegally created by Zionist.Planned before and during WWII and then fulfilled. Israel has been the problem since it's inception.Those in power have never lived in peace with the native people.Little by little they have taken over more and more of the land.And how have they done this,by brute force,and then cry foul when their methods are deemed evil and the natives fight back, in the only way they can to try and recapture what is theirs,or at least stopping the further advancement of their aggressors.When you take peoples lands,demolish their homes,kill their children and basically deny their existence to live, then resistance is what you will get and deservedly so.History Is generally written by the winners and not necessarily the just.

Posted by S.W.P. January 7, 09 01:08 PM


Posted by DAVID -PEACE LOVER January 7, 09 01:27 PM

"Cant we all just get along"
"Rodney King"

Posted by Sick of all of it January 7, 09 01:40 PM

To 714: You probably no nothing about this war, ah?
Living in Sderot has been abnormal for the last 8 years - try to imagine that everyday you wake up in the morning with rocket explosion, praying that none of your relative wasn't harmed!
This war is cruel, but for any Hamas action - there's a price.
I feel sorry for poor Gaza citizens, but they voted for the Hamas and they should eat what they have baked.

Posted by ANAT January 7, 09 01:47 PM

There never was a "free Palestinian independent state". There was no independent Palestinian government. There was never a Palestinian president in that nonexistent state. Look it up in history books. Palestine was a country under Turkish rule and then English mandate. In 1947 English left Palestine. Palestine was split into Trans Jordan- that is land beyond Jordan- the Arab land, and Israel, where the Jewish state was established. Read it- two countries for two people- Arabs in Jordan, Jews in Israel. That is fair. Splitting up Israel to create another Arab country- so called "Palestinian" state is a plot. Figure out what for.

Posted by Don't change history January 7, 09 02:00 PM

Djemos de tener razón, respetemos el derecho de los demas, mi libertad termina donde principia la tuya.

Posted by Anonymous January 7, 09 02:01 PM

Can u both neglect each other? Just live your own way with a steady life!

Posted by Grace January 7, 09 02:05 PM


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Posted by gerardo January 7, 09 02:30 PM

In your opening introduction to these photographs you fail to mention that Israel broke the ceasefire FIRST - on November 5th:

Please amend your introduction so that you are not rewriting history. Hamas' Qassam rockets did not break the ceasefire - Israel did.

Posted by sharon January 7, 09 02:42 PM

I lay my head down in shame to the ugliness of this world. War will never end in the middle east, there will always be oppression, and a power struggle due to extremist control, and our need to control the extremists.

Why? Pride is destructive, and the innocent are paying the consequences for others decisions and pride. This saddens me.

Posted by Alma January 7, 09 02:48 PM

just horrible. just horrible. peace on Gaza.

Posted by bcc January 7, 09 02:55 PM

@ 821, Thank you

Posted by Humanithai January 7, 09 03:08 PM

God bless us all everyone-

Posted by nuri bell January 7, 09 03:09 PM

The barbaric and wanton massacre of the Palestinians in Gaza which started some days ago and is now still continuing is yet another example of the blatant war crimes committed by Zionist Israel since its establishment in 1948.

Supported and encouraged by the United States and Britain, Israel has ignored international condemnation and insists that she has the unfettered right to murder innocent men, women and children on account of some rocket attacks by Palestinians who were retaliating against the blockade of Gaza. The blockade over the last 9 months has brought starvation and untold suffering to the Palestinians. The heroic Palestinian people have every right to take action in self-defence to break this inhuman siege.

The United Nations has condemned this attempt to starve and deny the medical needs of the Palestinians in order to force them into submission, but as usual, Israel backed by the United States has ignored international opinion and international law.

The peace loving peoples of the world must not just sympathise with the Palestinians but must take concrete action to bring the war criminals to justice.

For various reasons Governments will not do anything to put a stop to Israeli intransigence. It remains for the people to take positive action individually or through their Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO).

We propose that the peoples of the world boycott Israeli products and stop all trade with Israel.

Secondly we call upon the international community to abandon the use of the US Dollar in international trade, and to stop buying United States' bonds. Such purchases have enabled the United States to grant substantial aid to Israel and to supply it with the weapons now being used against the people in Gaza and elsewhere. The concerned peace loving peoples of the world must not, even if it is in a small way, be the participants and financiers in the massacre of the Palestinians, the Iraqis and the Afghans.

Finally we call upon the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Israel the same way that the Security Council condemns Darfur, Rwanda and Burundi and to set up a Tribunal to try Israeli war criminals.

Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad--Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Posted by Dr.Mahathir January 7, 09 03:10 PM

its 21 centry genocide but we will never forget it gaza=holocoste=ochwits berkenow .this is the american and juifs war again the terrorisme but god is here

Posted by monamed ali from tunisia January 7, 09 03:29 PM

My father is Palestinian, my mom is Native American Scottish/Irish. However, none of the aforementioned should matter. I am a civil human being. I am an artist (fillmaker). I am an American. I am most of all so deeply saddened by the blood shed, especially that of Palestinian and Israeli children. I have met entities from both sides who refuse to see the humanity of their perceived enemies. I have met entities from both sides who do see the humanity of their perceived enemies. I am not wealthy, and my life journey has been hard in its own right. And as I search for a job today to stay alive during the economic crisis in New York and America, I have to take the time to speak against racism, extremism, prejudice of any kind. I have been called sandn*gger and gotten over it (for I am unto myself a man, a father, a human being). I have been called an anti-semite just for having an arab father (whom I never knew), but I am not an anti semite. Hate is a cancer,
the very construct and design of hatred and war is unravel to civility and decency.
Although I disagree with many hateful comments on here, I noticed some comments expressed hope and love. I have many Jewish friends some hate Zionism, some embrace it. But it is an individual preference. Jewish people are a great people for the most part, Palestinian people are a great people for the most part. There are good and bad among us all, for every soldier there is a doctor, for every murderer there is a savior among us all. To Be Continued

Posted by Nuri Bell January 7, 09 03:30 PM

In response to comment # 732
You are right. Those settlements should not be there. However you are wrong in saying that the Quran is correct. Muslim suicide bombers are as wrong as Jewish zioinists. It is religion and greed that is causing this war. Neither religion or greed will solve this.

Posted by Jason January 7, 09 03:41 PM

You can say all you want, but I really don't see any difference between either side. How can one side claim a moral high ground when they both just keep killing innocent civilians who are the true victims in this war. As a Christian and an American, I never understood the blind and unconditional support for Israel. I take no side on this war, however the latest attacks from Israel seem particualry brutal and lacking in any restraint when considering civilian casualties.

Posted by Annonymus January 7, 09 04:00 PM

Basta ya...asesinos

Posted by marvin del cid January 7, 09 04:11 PM

It is for each of us to seek the best within ourselves, to look inside at our own ugliness before we can make sweeping generalizations about others. The photos displayed are snapshots we can use to get a better understanding of our world.
There are truths for us to identify in them, truths that should resonate within the hearts and minds of all human beings. Many of the prior postings are rife with abject hatred and misinformation. I believe in art as a tool for understanding our differences. I believe that Governments pursue agendas independently of civilian populations. I believe that Israel and the Palestinians have both suffered greatly, and will continue to suffer as such until human consciousness eclipses this violent
state of being. People make weapons, people buy weapons, people kill with weapons. That is what they are for money and power. In earnest the state of affairs in Israel offers a view of what we are headed for globally if we continue to rely on our allegiance to money and power over humanity. We (humans) are running out of options for land, food and resources, we will all be affected. Many will die. And perhaps that is our lot. I wish I could do more to help, I pledge to continue to use my artistic tools for good and the betterment of my world and all it's inhabitants. We have become desensitized as a world people to violence and killing. But our children as they move forward need a different path. I pledge to do my best, I only hope some of you choose being a Jedi over the power of the dark side. Remember, only Sith's deal in absolutes.

Posted by Nuri Bell January 7, 09 04:19 PM

Yeah. This is a big GLORY for peerless,uneque, magnificent Israel. we destroyed all dangerous babies, kids, women. We are the shepherds of the God and All peopple are slaves of us. ( What a big shame for Humanity)

Posted by Senturk January 7, 09 04:34 PM

Why would any arab want to wipe Israel off the map. It is because of such ignorant comments like this that Iran is looked upon as a backward nation. If you knew your own history, you would not say such things. Shame on you for denying the holocaust, it is an insult to humanity. It happened, fact. Does it give Israel the right to defend itself so staunchly, no. Israel does have a system comparable to apartheid, it needs reform. Palestine was a country, post Britain there was no Palestinian state. Palestinian people have a right to not live in refugee camps.
Israel does re-direct water from camps causing humanitarian crisis in the occupied territories. Palestinians have committed atrocities, Israeli's have too. All of the ugliness is true. You guys (hateful types) need to watch Zohan and laugh at how ignorant your tirades really are. The truth is there for all to see, that this conflict is too old, too ugly, and the US is the primary supplier of death in that region. That is my foot in your mouth, smell it, smell it, now take it.

Posted by Nuri Bell January 7, 09 04:39 PM

To expect peace, that would be to foolish. Thousands of years humans have fought for power. Regardless of location or religion, human nature craves power and will kill even children to consume it. The saddest part is the stupidity in the passionate. History has proven the repetition of war and hate; the only result is war and hate. When a neighbor breaks your window, breaking theirs' won't fix yours. Both sides are committing atrocities and condemning peace. Both sides are losing loved ones. Both sides want power. Both sides.
All sides, really.
For the few who believe in inner-peace, please continue to thrive.

Posted by Lisl January 7, 09 04:40 PM

I cant believe, this is a sick world. so sad.

peace from Argentina.

Posted by Sebastian January 7, 09 04:55 PM

the truth and nothing but the ruth
not political not good or bad
just theTRUTH!!!

Posted by tom January 7, 09 05:25 PM

Do you think that the US would be so benevolent if Mexico started lobbing rockets into Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or California? NO! We would destroy every last one of them and leave a swathe of destruction 50-100 miles wide in a "Control" zone.

Posted by Kevin Miller January 7, 09 05:30 PM

Stop this genocide. Israel is the aggressor and committing war crimes against innocent armless civilian’s women and children.
Palestinian is defending their land and trying to stay a life!
USA must put a stop to all Israel's aid, so they starve and feel with the palestinian people.

Posted by Ahmad January 7, 09 05:54 PM


Posted by Anonymous January 7, 09 06:13 PM

What is REALLY pissing me off is that all those arab leaders out there are NOT DOING ANYTHING. Look at the Venezuela President, Hugo Chavez said and did! He kicked the israeli ambassador out of his country! But most importantly, his speech was brilliant, and unlike other leaders he stood for truth. THIS MAN IS A HERO! The arab leaders are puppets of the US. They should be ashamed that they are not helping their neighbors and their fellow brothers and sisters. I am with the Palestinians 110%. I don't believe Israel wants peace, they had 20 to 40 years before Hamas started to speak up and negotiate, nothing happened. Israel claims their objective or "goal" I should say, is to destroy Hamas, but they have false hopes. How can all of them be destroyed? They are backed up by Iran, and havent they noticed that the more violence the more hamas will grow stronger? For those of you who are Pro-israeli, you need to educate yourself and have a little heart for what is happening. Those a**holes wont stop killing, they are doing EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM IN THE HOLOCAUST, EXCEPT WORSE, AND UNFORTUNATELY THEY HAVE NOT LEARNED ANYTHING FROM IT. SHAME ON THEM. SHAME ON THE US FOR DEFENDING ISRAEL. THIS IS NOT SELF-DEFENSE, ISRAEL IS LYING. AND TO PROVE IT, THEY ARE NOT LETTING ANY MEDIA COME TOWARDS THEIR SITE..HAHA. I'M GLAD ISRAEL IS FINALLY SHOWING THEIR TRUE COLORS. GOD BLESS THE PALESTINIANS!

Posted by FREE PALESTINE January 7, 09 06:32 PM

O ser humano é falho..


Posted by gervazio January 7, 09 06:41 PM

It´s horrible.....The G8 or Rich Countries needs stop this stupid War....
ISRAEL PLEASE.....STOP to kill innocent childrens......STOP.....

Where is United Nations(UN)......

Posted by Leo da Silva - BRAZIL January 7, 09 06:50 PM

killing innocent children and people....israel must be ashamed...UN is sleeping...

Posted by Anonymous January 7, 09 07:57 PM

Iranian Student Group: Hamas Is a Terrorist Group and Its Use of Civilians is Inhumane; Those Who Arm Hamas Have Innocent Blood on Their Hands; Ahmadinejad's Government Is Using Gaza Crisis to Settle Political Scores

Posted by January 7, 09 08:39 PM

I don't understand USA support to Israel. Can't you all see the Jewish neocons here that took control of all America's courts, banks and medias. They put our economy down with their own wars.

This war is not about religion. It's about territory. Israel will never stop trying to get more and more land.

After these attacks, all those young people in Gaza will never forgive Israel. Would you? Israel is creating its own ennemy to take their land. And Americans will pay.

Posted by Bill Master January 7, 09 08:53 PM

War always has been and always will be.t is human nature. If it isn't fighting over religious differences it will be something else. That's life.

And all you hippie "give peace a chance" morons need to wake up and see how life really is Otherwise another Hitler or Pol Pot is going to march up your ass and kill you.

Frankly I side with Israel. They were pushed out of those lands thousands of years ago and they are fighting to keep what land they still have.

Posted by Jeremy January 7, 09 10:38 PM

By just looking at sensationalist news items, many people are simply missing the main point and cause of all this. If your neighbour stated firing rockets onto your house and killing your family, you wouldn't tolerate it for more than 1 day, never mind many years. Israel have shown remarkable tolerance and patience to date in not retaliating, but now enough is enough due to Hamas's failure to stop the constant attacks. Every other western country would react the same way (but much earlier), unless they were cowards or just idiots and Israel deserves everyones continued support to get rid of the Hamas terrrorists and let a peace-negotiating party take over which isn't hell-bent on self destruction (even most Arab nations are anti-Hamas and that speaks volumes).

Posted by James January 7, 09 10:46 PM

"All knowledge that is about human society, and not about the natural world, is historical knowledge, and therefore rests upon judgment and interpretation. This is not to say that facts or data are nonexistent, but that facts get their importance from what is made of them in interpretation… for interpretations depend very much on who the interpreter is, who he or she is addressing, what his or her purpose is, at what historical moment the interpretation takes place."
— Edward W. Said

Posted by Nuri Bell January 8, 09 12:36 AM

The Israeli Genocide Acts, UN must stop them.

Posted by Sam January 8, 09 12:52 AM

The Israeli enemy continues its war Berber and inhumane for the 13th consecutive day against the Palestinian people and the world crossed hands in front of these massacres against civilian people. Why are the Arab countries and democratic countries do not declare war on Israel ? as it gets nuclear weapons, it's really a shame for everyone.
Unfortunately! merely counting the dead and wounded
For the Arab countries they have chosen peace strategy that has not solved the case for decades.
The declaration of war must be done immediately as' Israel 'and the USA are too many armed Arabs. Thus they can do nothing against the Hizbollah and Hamas with the minimum of support and global reach and it would be a war of exhaustion ..
God be with GAZA

Posted by zakaria January 8, 09 01:04 AM

Peace through Superior firepower.
The Jews have learned giving up their guns did not bring peace from the Nazi's

Posted by Leroy January 8, 09 01:54 AM

The land is Israel's. Arabs need to go back to where they came from. Go back to Arab countries. Stop trying to take what little the Jews have and maybe your women and children will stop dying. You arabs grab a child that is bleeding and run to a camera. We know your trying real hard to win the propaganda war. The Lord God says in the Bible that the Jews will not be run off from thier land again, so you arabs are fighting and dying for nothing because you wont be able to exterminate the Jews. If you didnt have the Jews to war with, you would be at war with each other, thats the way you arabs have been for thousands of years.

Posted by Rosie Odonnell January 8, 09 02:00 AM

Sebenarnya dua-duanya salah bos!

Posted by Decky Silalahi January 8, 09 02:03 AM

I think ,humanity is planting or helping to plant THORNS and a GLOOMY future for our children.
DON'T BE SO CRUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!
DON'T BE SELFISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by one of the mankind January 8, 09 02:27 AM

esto es lo que ocurre cuando a una etnia se le da un territorio que no le pertenece,y ademas es apollada por la todopoderosa usa, solo queda ver la barbarie y el genocidio de un pueblo, que lucha por recuperar un territorio robado

Posted by palestina libre January 8, 09 03:04 AM

I support Israel in defending themselves. If Canada starting launching rockets into US cities I would hope to God that we would retaliate to protect ourselves and that is exactly what Israel is doing. For years Israel has been attacked by Hamas and Hezbollah threatented by Iran Iraq and nearly every other Arab country on Earth. Anyone who tries to put all this blame on Israel is either and idiot or just wants to see them wiped out like Hamas or Hezbollah. When are people going to wake up. If the Palestinian people would control Hamas this wouldn't happen but they fell like Hamas fights for them but all they really do is bring destruction upon them. Oh and to the person who said Israel only wants land then why the hell in other other peace treaty did Israel give up land. Do some f*ckin research before you spout off stupid sh*t.

Posted by usmarine January 8, 09 04:28 AM

I was thinking of not writing again in this forum, but as i see some comments (#788, #795, #815) in here i can't stop.. i have to refer to Mr Albert.....
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe". -Albert Einstein.
What weapons are u talking man (#788)??? The homemade rockets?? Where would u expect to hide them??? In a military base???? But there is no military base as far as i know so they will hide them in a house ofcourse...Is that so hard to think??
And one more question; If you were hunting a thief which was hiding in your house..would u bomb your house to get him??

Posted by justaman January 8, 09 04:43 AM

I am in awe of the amazing level of ignorance, hatred, and godlessness in the so called holyland. It is shamefull and disgracefull and makes ALLof the people in middle east look absolutely disgusting. If God were on anyone's side he should be ashamed of himself for supporting such stupidity. Any just God would not support such acts of vile, mindless, destruction.
My dream would be to pull out all economic and political interestes in the region so that the world no longer has to be involved in this insanity. Then you could all blow each other up and we would be ride of you and this cancer on the world would be cured.

Posted by Anonymous January 8, 09 04:47 AM

I am Iranian and yes , I agree HAMAS is a terrorist group.but Also Isreal Is a terrorist governmnet.
Do you know how many kids killed in attacks?
Are you brave enought to look at their innocent bodies ??
are you brave enought shtting "STOP ISREALI MAD WOLFS"?

Posted by Shahram January 8, 09 05:13 AM

And one comment for Mr. James (#853)...
Every coin has two sides...
I don't mean to take the side of Hamas, but i guess they did not wake up one morning and said..."hey what are we gonna do tonight - let's bomb Israel"..
When hamas throws rockets to civilians, that's something really bad, but when israel controls and forces palestinians to live on the verge of poverty and hunger that's a very bad thing too....
Israel ignores global and european (how can it be a part of Europe by the way?) laws for years now...Nowadays they even ignore the Geneva convention...

Posted by justaman January 8, 09 05:20 AM

768, you're pathetic!!!!!

Posted by Proud Israeli January 8, 09 05:54 AM

stop the war.... stop that... there's so many people who are innocent died because of that war....STOP WAR!!!!!!

Posted by mhel January 8, 09 06:00 AM

I'm Ran from Israel, and I want you to know some facts:
The so called UN school that was bombed Held rocket launchers inside the school's structures. They hide in places like that because they know israel will have a tough time bombing it. sometimes we have to. they hide rockets and ammo in mosques and in civilian structures. before bombing such a place, and generally before every bombing of an area with civilians. israel sends planes to spreads notes all over the area, which says,on Arabic, that the area is going to be bombed so please evacuate. sometimes they even call(!) the familes around the bombing site and asks them to leave the area. The IDF is maybe the most humanic armies in the world.
thnaks for listening.

Posted by Ran January 8, 09 06:01 AM

Just want to respect a little bit from world

Posted by Anonymous January 8, 09 06:01 AM

real peace can only be established of a real king. there will be no peace until the prince of peace comes. read the scriptures, all these are just the fulfillment of the prophesies. if there would be world peace before the real king reigns, then God would be a liar.

Posted by me January 8, 09 06:06 AM

What an untolerable phenomena! Oh God! Is this an endless fire?! Is there any time that we will hear and see peace between Israel and Palestine? Really incredible. Miracle of course. Humanbeings of the World, please let us pray to God; it is only by Him that we can see and get peace.
These days, our ears and eyes are not praised ones. We only hear and see the talks and events of conflict among brothers, peoples, states, nations and soon. We are getting tired of it .
We are denied of free oxygen, food, free mobility, health vis~a~vis peace.

Posted by Yibeltal January 8, 09 08:04 AM


Posted by André Surprenant January 8, 09 09:37 AM

This is disgusting. ISRAEL MUST STOP!! THE US MUST stand UP AGAINST THIS!! They must not tolerate such atrocities. ISRAEL should be reprimanded. THEY ARE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!!!! Forget HAMAS or HEZBOLLAH - THE TRUE VICTIMS ARE THE INNOCENT!! This is insane, and sickening. I can't believe that we as humans, would stand by and just watch them pile the bodies up as the days go on and the firing continues. We watch and do nothing, MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS!!!

Posted by Disgustedwiththewar January 8, 09 09:44 AM

ok here's the thing i don't know much in politics,and m not gana sit here tryin to say who's right and who's wrong ,but i kno this ,this day there r more than 3100 injuries 700 deaths in Gaza and nearly half of them are women and children, and each day the numbers r growin .every time we'r watchin news we'r sayin a father barryin 3or 4 of his children ,so just stop tryin to make excuses for this masacar happenin cuz idn't think that the 216 kids that died over the past 10 days have to be punished for the mistakes that hamas did or did not do wrong

Posted by human being January 8, 09 10:33 AM

When Hamas puts hundreds of Kg of explosives in buildings inside a very populated area then blowing that building from the air results in large secondary explosions which destroy several nearby buildings and kills many people. All those who criticize Israel should always remember that Gaza had always had and still have a border with Egypt. Why should Israel let Palestinians, who hate Israel and want to harm Israelis, walk into Israel while Egypt, who is a Muslim country is allowed to keep its border with Gaza closed. The people of Israel have the right, just like any country in the world, not to let enemy terrorists into their country. We got out of Gaza. We are no longer responsible for them. We want nothing to do with them! Live us alone! Go to Egypt if you don’t like it there! Instead of wasting your money on guns and rockets start building your land. Instead of raising your kids as terrorists and filling their minds with radical Islam hatred, teach them to love and hope for peace.

Posted by Golan January 8, 09 10:53 AM

The Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Gaza are so wrongheaded as to be diabolical. The wanton slaughter of innocent civilians cannot be justified. Has no one learned that oppression of a population by a superior military force rarely produces peace, and only creates lasting resentment and provides fodder for insurgencies long into the future. The British learned it during the American Revolution, and also in Afghanistan. The Russians learned it in Afghanistan. We learned it in Vietnam...just to name a few. The continued US support of Israel's actions is unforgiveable. We need to tell our Congress to make it stop. It's clear that the US is so beholden to, and controlled by Israeli interests at this point that we'll blindly ride the trainwreck that is our "alliance" straight to the destruction of our once proud nation.
I'm ashamed of my country's leadership. People need to speak up.

Posted by Matthew (St. Louis) January 8, 09 11:53 AM

By Yashiko Sagamori

If you are so sure that 'Palestine , the country, goes back through most of recorded history,' I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that
country of Palestine :

1. When was it founded and by whom?

2. What were its borders?

3. What was its capital?

4. What were its major cities?

5. What constituted the basis of its economy?

6.? What was its form of government?

7. Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?

8. Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence,
at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?

9. What was the language of the country of Palestine?

10. What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine ?

11. What was the name of its currency? Choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.

12. And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

You are lamenting the 'low sinking' of a 'once proud' nation. Please tell me, when
exactly was that 'nation' proud and what was it so proud of?

And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you mistakenly call 'Palestinians' are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over -- or thrown out of -- the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War?

I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day 'Palestinians' to the
Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won't work here.

The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab
countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel; they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal with military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy.
For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called it
'the Palestinian people' and installed it in Gaza , Judea, and Samaria .
How else can you explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back the 'West Bank' and Gaza ,respectively?

The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza , Judea, and Samaria have much less claim to
nationhood than that Indian tribe that successfully emerged in Connecticut with the purpose of starting a tax-exempt casino: at least that tribe had a constructive goal that motivated them. The so-called 'Palestinians' have only one motivation: the destruction of Israel, and in my book that is not sufficient to consider them a nation' -- or anything else except what they really are: a terrorist organization that will one day be dismantled.

In fact, there is only one way to achieve peace in the Middle East . Arab countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side should, pay Israel reparations for the more than 50 years of devastation they have visited on it.

The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organization from the land of Israel and accepting Israel 's ancient sovereignty over Gaza , Judea, and Samaria .

That will mark the end of the Palestinian people. What are you saying again was its

Posted by Jason - US January 8, 09 12:05 PM

We never seem to learn from all our repetitive history. This has to be one of the most belligerent, inhuman blitzkriegs since WW II and the zionist propaganda makes Goebbels look like an amateur!

We better start thinking instead of spending our way out of our collective mess people, or the next replays of history will be worthy of all those insane, Armageddon, hair shirt, chosen few "prophecies" spread by all the fanatic, fatalistic religious lunatics which have perverted the human psyche for the last 3,000 years!

There are NO gods or devils! It's time to accept the responsibility for the consequences of our thoughts and actions and deal with the real world social-economic and environmental issues we ALL face in THIS century!

Posted by theatis January 8, 09 12:17 PM

"israel sends planes to spreads notes all over the area, which says,on Arabic, that the area is going to be bombed so please evacuate."
Yes, Israel does so ...... Do u know why? To gather hundreds of people in one spot and then kill them together in one shot ! this is exactly what happened in the International school. Palestinians thought it would be a safe place. They left their homes and all of their properties behind them and went their. Most the people were hungry children and women. Israel killed most of them by a brutal and cowardly way. There was also another similar incident ... We will see this many times in the future. This is the Israeli way of treating others.

Posted by Maha January 8, 09 01:19 PM

"israel sends planes to spreads notes all over the area, which says,on Arabic, that the area is going to be bombed so please evacuate."
Yes, Israel does so ...... Do u know why? To gather hundreds of people in one spot and then kill them together in one shot ! this is exactly what happened in the International school. Palestinians thought it would be a safe place. They left their homes and all of their properties behind them and went their. Most the people were hungry children and women. Israel killed most of them by a brutal and cowardly way. There was also another similar incident ... We will see this many times in the future. This is the Israeli way of treating others.

Posted by Maha January 8, 09 01:30 PM

The Israelis have molded the Gaza Strip like the Warsaw Ghetto in WW II.
Research about the Warsaw Ghetto, and you will see.
Gaza strip is now the Gaza Ghetto.
There is no question about it.
The Israelis have turn from victims of a Holocaust to the Executioners.
You can answer with all kind of "talking points", but what the world is witnessing are war crimes commited by Israel.
What a shame

Posted by FreddieMac January 8, 09 02:12 PM

Note my WORDS, wat israel is doing, very soon, they have to pay back blood of every single innocent child, women, old they martyred, GOD will never forgive them and will perish from the face of world. They are more than butchers, this is all usa & israel planned, they want to disturb Muslims emotions, when Muslims got togther, israel will cry on what they did mistake.

Beware of anger of ALLAH S.W.T, when it comes, you will never know what happened to you israel army & those butchers, same like other nations demolished within seconds in the Islamic history.

Posted by Nabeel Tahir January 8, 09 02:21 PM

Please can keep saying STOP THE VIOLENCE all they want, and I will keep agreeing with them, but just because we say it doesn't mean they will stop. If they want a ceasefire, they won't accept because of the "fine print" to disarm and they will just keep launching the rockets. And as long as the ones in power in Gaza keep launching, Israel literally has NO CHOICE but to respond they way they do. Anyone see any other option?
-Praying for Peace.

Posted by Tony Aziz January 8, 09 02:25 PM

775>> What is it gonna be when Benyamin Netanyahu and the far right will win the elections?? Will Israel invade the West Bank?
Shira: Israel "ivaded" West Bank in 2002, after wave of terror attacks. Now no one dying there.
775>>Will they attack Iran and Syria?
Shira: Israel never attacked first so far any country.
775>>Will they launch another war against Hezbollah??
Shira: As I said, we never atack first. Today Lebanese launched 4 rockets to Israel. We did not retaliate. But if fire will continue we may retaliate.

Posted by Shira January 8, 09 02:47 PM

in the name of man who have been killed many years ago,in these days,with worst people of the world,imam hosein peace be upon him
israel is not attacking innocent peoples?
what can you call a baby that has been killed by gun shot on his head? and two 3 and 5 years old childrens with shot on their heart?
yes you are defending yourself,they would become enemy of their killers are always right,you are only killing your probably enemy before they attack you.
just like pharaoh,that killed little boys that could be moses.
what about muhammad ad dura?little child that has been killed with israelian army while he was with his unarmed father.
it is very easy for you to change the fact,every thing will be defence,even killing of innocent childs.

Posted by storm crow January 8, 09 02:49 PM

Oh powerful, western, fallen star!
Oh shades of night! Moody, tearful night!
Oh great star disappear’d! The black murk that hides the star!
Cruel hands that hold me powerless! Helpless soul of me.
Oh harsh surrounding cloud, that my soul will not free...

Posted by danny January 8, 09 02:51 PM

The LAND is Arabic islamic land and the jews should leave not the arabs! the jews are heartless, humenless and full of hatery even for themselves! If it is their land then where they were? why they left? there will be no peace as far as the jews are there as they dont want peace! But the day will come and they will be kicked like dogs out of the blessed land...Trust it will come and very sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon.....

Posted by Anonymous January 8, 09 03:16 PM

What I find puzzleing is simply this...Sadly children die on both sides...but what sets the standards apart is you don't see Israel hiding their military amongst their own civilians...these terrorist pigs will hide amongst the innocent then point blame due to their own course of actions....regardless of who you side the math and figure it out...and to the poor person claiming there is no God....good're going to need it. God doesnt make this war or cause the problem...he allows free will and we always screw it up....It's easy for people to point the finger at Israel...but it's not israel that shoots first...and if you justify starting the violence when it's not being acted on you...well then you're just an idiot.

Posted by Dan January 8, 09 03:54 PM

Alright- let's grant that Hamas hides behind human shields comprising of children and women, let's grant that Hamas fires those Wily Coyote unguided rockets 'aimed' specifically at civilians, let's for the sake of argument say all this is completely true.

It's horrible, cowardly, and unfair. So let's prove that there are lower depths to which human beings can sink, let's show them that this silly ploy of hiding behind four-year-old's and grannies will never work. Rip through the human shields! How dare these children support Hamas? How dare Hamas offer up innocents for slaughter? After all children on the enemy's side are not children right? Innocents across the border are not innocent if they happen to be in the way right? If they have no honor left, we have no mercy left. Kill them all.

Posted by Anonymous January 8, 09 04:01 PM

A possible solution might be to relocate Israel to Siberia and Palestine to Sahara, populate Cana'an with New World Order Soldiers, and turn Gaza into an international Guantanamo.

Posted by 872 January 8, 09 04:14 PM

and now belgium is going to bring some wounded to belgium hospitals for healing. but are the belgians going to send them back home?
because of that war more and more people from gaza and israel will come to european nations and amerikan nations, sow guess what will happen ...
the next war will be fought in the european and american nations, by the same people.
if the problem isnt stopted soon another world war is NOT TO BE PREVENTED.
this is the time to change the future for the best, this is the time for the final battle, evil is within those middle east countries and it can be stopped! but it takes not humanly persons to stop it, we are to weak to change our destiny, we think too much about other people. we need a leader that will stand up, speak up en ACT !

One world, One leader, One future, PEACE

Posted by the truth January 8, 09 04:44 PM


Posted by A MUSLIM ARMY January 8, 09 05:09 PM

Halte à la violence, halte aux crimes, halte aux génocides contre les femmes, enfants et hommes de GHAZA isolés du reste du monde par les israéliens.

Posted by Laïd January 8, 09 05:14 PM

to comment 888

jews and islamics are fighting because of religion.
like i said in my first comment, "religion is the reason of war, to find peace and unity we must convince humanity there is no godlike creature!"
big tons of money go into chrurches and other "holy" places, money that is better spend in the economics, develpment, and less develpted countries.
religion is the cancer of evolution, human and technological evolution.
we speak ut we dont act, a written word has no power until there will be an action comming from it!
promices are lies until you can forfill them!

Posted by the truth January 8, 09 05:28 PM


Posted by Inmaculate January 8, 09 06:25 PM

Where were you during the past 8 years when this was going on? If you had raised your voice against Hamas you would have stopped this. Look at the children, look in their eyes and tell them that next time rockets come flying into Israel you will stand up against Hamas so this does not happen again. Now you wake up? This is what Israel has been trying to tell you for so many years. NOW YOU WAKE UP???

Posted by Yuval January 8, 09 06:29 PM

picture 32

I see not fear in his eyes
I see not pain in his eyes
I see the anger for revenge
the next generation of terrorist soldiers has been created.
kill the kids or let them turn into terrorists are the only 2 options in that region.
now they are kids, but what if that kid grows up and kills your kids, didnt you wish that he died in his war ?

Posted by the truth January 8, 09 06:51 PM

The price of death and destruction is the result of electing terrorist organization and choosing the path of violence. The Palestinian people must pay the price for their mistakes. You cannot choose terror and expect to be rewarded by peace. Egypt has a border with Gaza. The Palestinians can cross the border to Egypt if they want to. Ho I forgot, Egypt thinks they deserve to be punished too. Jordan killed more Palestinians than Israel ever did, so please know the facts before you complain. The UN has no power. We are not afraid of it. The UN could not stop Iran from developing nuclear weapon for several years now, what makes you think the UN can tell us what to do? Israel will live forever despite what the world thinks. We will continue to protect our country with or without international support and there is nothing you can do about it.

Posted by Golan January 8, 09 07:15 PM

Israel supone la perfecta planificación de la supervivencia. Palestina la perfecta emocionalidad de la vivencia. Israel maneja variables de futuro, Palestina de presente. Es un presente ausente, ya que sólo hay refugios a los que curiosamente nunca acceden los niños. Siempre las víctimas civiles palestinas son niños en una proporción altamente sospechosa.Y parece que los israelitas muertos en mercados por hombres bombas, deben ser todos militares: estarán siempre comprando. Israel milimetriza el alcance de las consecuencias de sus acciones social, política y militarmente. Palestina tiene a Abú Mazen hoy en Madrid con un sujeto tan deficiente como Zapatero. Israel tiene Sholoms Ben-Amis a decenas. Arafat vendió al pueblo palestino hace años, por hacer historia personal:olvidó que la sangre de su pueblo no escribe historia, necesita comida y reglas de juego. Conspiranoicamente creo que a ambos les interesa la guerra. Y me duele

Posted by P.C.S. January 8, 09 07:28 PM

Listen. Just look back and see the number of deaths & injuries of the Palestinians & Israelis - you will find that the Palestinians ALWAYS have the higher numbers - much higher. Look how many Palestinian homes have been demolished throughout the years. Israel has nuclear weapons, apache helicopters, F16's...etc. Yeah they pulled out from Gaza, but they STILL controlled their sea, air space, and borders. The Israelis cut off electricity, water as they please. Gazans are not allowed to go through to visit their fellows Palestinians in the West Bank & vice versa. Israeli made a prison out of Gaza (& if I might add the West Bank). They laid siege on them as collective punishment for democratically choosing Hamas as their governing power.

Israel does not differentiate between civilian and combatant, between Christian & Muslim... if you are not Jewish, you are a target. It is a war between the Zionists and the Palestinians (& their supporters) - not "jews & islamics" (if you meant those that follow the religion of Islam – they are called Muslims. Do not engage yourself in talk you have no knowledge of & do not follow shallow philosophy – it probably sounds good to you, but it makes no sense & will not make anything better. Take for example at what happened to the existentialists). Aid workers, ambulance drivers, doctors have been targeted/killed in this war against Gaza (and not just Hamas). At LEAST 4 ambulances and 3 mobile clinics have been destroyed. Have you heard the words of their generals and rabbis? They murder thinking they have the God given permission and right, but, of course, they do not say this on the news. Their aim is ethnic cleansing - this is said many people of many backgrounds. Study Zionist history well. Why do think there are Israeli human rights lawyers working for Palestinians pro bono, why there are so many Israelis against the aggression against the Palestinians and against the occupation, why there are so many rabbis against the aggression & the establishment of a Jewish state altogether, why there a growing number of Israeli soldiers refusing to fight, and so on and so on.

Jason – look at King James version of the Bible. You will find “In the land of Palestine.” I have a feeling you were looking at those angry webpages of those with twisted motives. Palestine is in the Quran (and that has been in the Muslim’s hands for 1430 years and has not been changed [and yes there is proof of this]). The Zionist before 1948 constantly used the term “Palestine” – including Theodore Herzl. This is old propaganda of the Zionists & it has died out a while ago – at least for the most part – because it was disproven time and time again. Read about the soldiers and generals that fought in 1948 and how they write about the attacks & massacres they committed against the Palestinian people & towns. Read about the riots between the Palestinians and the Jewish newcomers of the early 20th century. British (and other) newspapers wrote about this. Jews used to live in Palestine with the Arabs (who were the overwhelming majority) peacefully (unlike those being oppressed elsewhere), then along came the Zionists and Israel and the Holy Land has not witnessed peace since.

Ran - They were blocks from the school from what some sources say - no where did I see a reliable source say they were in the school. What does that mean they warn the Palestinians beforehand? You tell me where they can possibly go. If in their places of refuge they are not safe, where can they go? If you seen some of footage shown – many were killed as they were trying to flee the area. They run from the threat of death to death itself. Israel has broken the most UN Resolutions. Israel's history is tainted with war crimes. Did you not see the bullet holes in those young children's chests from this ‘war against Hamas’? And this happens so many times. So please – save that friendly army talk: it does not apply here.

Israel targets/destroys/kills whatever it wants and surprisingly always have an excuse for it. We bombed the mosques & universities & the ambulances & the schools & the homes & the children because… ehh… ummm… ehhh…. Oh that’s right: they are Hamas targets. The oppressed have become the gruesome oppressors. You would think they would learn something about human compassion or mercy from the holocaust. Tell me Zionists & friends – is this from the teachings of Moses?? It is not the Moses I have learned about.

Posted by Vera Fede January 8, 09 07:57 PM

Lo que quiero expresar lo voy hacer en mi lengua materna, bien lo podria hacer en ingles o en otro idioma. Los judios de Israel fueron contituidos como pais despues de finalizada la segunda guerra mundial, por ahi de los inicios de los 50´s, si mi memoria no me engaña, bueno durante los ultimos 69 años hemos escuchado, leido y estudiado las barbaridades, que la Alemania Nazi, hizo con la raza judia y todo aquel que dude de la existencia del llamado holocausto, ellos brincan y hasta maldicen a todo aquel que dude de ello, yo no lo dudo pues lo he leido y me documetado. El punto los judios de Israel, ¿que estan haciendo?, no les parece que ellos estan haciendo lo mismo que la Alemania Nazi, HIZO CON ELLOS.

Posted by Anonymous January 8, 09 08:51 PM


Posted by MARCELO - Argentina January 8, 09 09:06 PM

dear OSODOV ....
how can you have the rigth to KILL more than 400 palestinians and over 3200 wounded , where is ur hummanity ......
and by the way it's not your country , and they have the rigth to figth for there land for there lifes for there childrens life ......... the palestinians have the right to live peacefully on there there there country .........
you are heart-harted man ...... i can not imagen anyone like u who can easily say that the palestinian deserve to die , i do not think that noone deserve to die like this ,and if israel is trying to finish Hamas why they are killing all these children , do think if you are right mintes is enough to clear there home to go and find someplace safe please man think think think , ISRAEL do not have anyrights on that holly land , it;s palestine ,foe palestinians ,and again no one can take away there right to live to have a home and to be palestinian .........
plz see the pictures and tell me is ISRAEL thinking of peace , does ISRAEL want to share living peacefully , i can;t tell plz go to AL-JAZEERA.NET and see the real pictures of childern and families with out any chalter more that 400 died and over 3200 wounded and you are telling me taht ISRAEL is a peace seeker .........
a person who respect the rigth to live and to fight for what's right and i think every one who have right should fight if can't peacefully ,if needed and if the other use force first,
so with all my respect to jowes plz think again it's not your right to kill and take something it's not yours ,live together peasefully but with out deleting their beleifes "palestinians"and without killing them

now i can say
peace to all who wants peace from the buttom of their heart .
solidad to all palestinan people ., and the jowish who respect the other and wants peace ..
at the end i respect tchaveis very much and i hope that GOD send some more of him so world be surruonded with good people not evial like levni and olmert
live long PALESTINE
we will pray that the least can do for you , do not give in, do not give in

Posted by sofi January 8, 09 09:20 PM

Is there any word to be said...I just wish to know who is the new sitting God,who can with no doubt difine who is human that deserves all heavn gifts , who is an animal that deserves some tears , and is neither an animal , nor a human being.
Do we really have heart , souls , eyes that can weep.
Do you remember knocking on heavns door ,,, for which will heaven answer.

Posted by Abe January 8, 09 09:27 PM

The barbaric and wanton massacre of the Palestinians in Gaza which started some days ago and is now still continuing is yet another example of the blatant war crimes committed by Zionist Israel since its establishment in 1948.

Supported and encouraged by the United States and Britain, Israel has ignored international condemnation and insists that she has the unfettered right to murder innocent men, women and children on account of some rocket attacks by Palestinians who were retaliating against the blockade of Gaza. The blockade over the last 9 months has brought starvation and untold suffering to the Palestinians. The heroic Palestinian people have every right to take action in self-defence to break this inhuman siege.

The United Nations has condemned this attempt to starve and deny the medical needs of the Palestinians in order to force them into submission, but as usual, Israel backed by the United States has ignored international opinion and international law.

The peace loving peoples of the world must not just sympathise with the Palestinians but must take concrete action to bring the war criminals to justice.

For various reasons Governments will not do anything to put a stop to Israeli intransigence. It remains for the people to take positive action individually or through their Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO).

We propose that the peoples of the world boycott Israeli products and stop all trade with Israel.

Secondly we call upon the international community to abandon the use of the US Dollar in international trade, and to stop buying United States' bonds. Such purchases have enabled the United States to grant substantial aid to Israel and to supply it with the weapons now being used against the people in Gaza and elsewhere. The concerned peace loving peoples of the world must not, even if it is in a small way, be the participants and financiers in the massacre of the Palestinians, the Iraqis and the Afghans.

Finally we call upon the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Israel the same way that the Security Council condemns Darfur, Rwanda and Burundi and to set up a Tribunal to try Israeli war criminals.

Posted by sofi January 8, 09 09:50 PM

consider the hundreds of israeli civilians killed as a result of the intifada before pointing fingers at the current offensive

Posted by Bob January 8, 09 11:25 PM

So, who is right? Who has the right to kill; the "Palestinians" or the "Israelis"? I have heard justifications for capital persecution on both sides. BOTH sides need to show restraint, humility, and kindness. What is most disturbing is that the entire world is on the brink of this strife. That is the only explanation as to why there has been no authoritative intervention. Friends, NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO GOD.

Posted by Humanithai January 8, 09 11:56 PM


Posted by BRUTUS EL CAVERNÍCOLA January 8, 09 11:56 PM

My heart weeps out to them. The images are teriible. May God stop the traitors from inflicting such pain to any human and help the oppressed

Posted by Feroze January 9, 09 12:04 AM

Thank you # 858, # 862, #878, #897 and #899. Arabs will fight no matters what ur ethnic or religion is, If u r not a Muslim then u must die, in this case the name of what they r fighting against is Israel please also see comments from # 893 that just proves my point as how close minded, stupid and ignorant they are, they even public what their plans are.

# 869 thank you for your comment is great that people can understand how many times Israel has done this. Is not a once off or a lie what u r saying is just the truth. Maybe u can help me here but Did anybody ever done this when attack from Gaza or Lebanon? Well let me don’t waste ur time the answer is NO. All the suicide bombers are right when they blow up a Buss? How many innocent people is in a Buss or they actually travel in a Buss full of soldiers? No THEY DO NOT, THEY JUST KILL CIVILIANS but they are the first one to complain against Israel after. Israel is bombing Civilian places, i agree and will not deny that, but the cowards are hiding in those places like cowards Muslim they r.

Please # 861 shut your mouth as seems that u are talking with your rear side. Go and learn and read if, you know how, see not the history that you want to but the real one, the cruel realistic one, try to come up from your fairy tail and world of ignorance and then you might be able to post a comment. # 863 You are going to tell me that a normal household owner is able to built a rocket? Please don’t be ignorant and read your quote from Einstein, u r a true reflection of it.# 880 we can see how fool u r that u need to post the same comment twice. With over 10 minutes difference u such a sample of why Israel needs to defend themselves. U r as stupid as u can b (limited by ur own stupidity).

Posted by German January 9, 09 01:46 AM

if u say israel defends their lives by killing oldman,children n women,u are the one who get along with human who have no that the only way to make peace????

Posted by wan January 9, 09 02:36 AM

"There never was a "free Palestinian independent state". There was no independent Palestinian government. There was never a Palestinian president in that nonexistent state. Look it up in history books. Palestine was a country under Turkish rule and then English mandate. In 1947 English left Palestine. Palestine was split into Trans Jordan- that is land beyond Jordan- the Arab land, and Israel, where the Jewish state was established. Read it- two countries for two people- Arabs in Jordan, Jews in Israel. That is fair. Splitting up Israel to create another Arab country- so called "Palestinian" state is a plot. Figure out what for."

I suggest uyou look up the Passfield-White papers and check on Britain's agreements with the Palestinians at the onset of WWI. They told the native Arabs, the Muslims there, that they would have a free and independent state. Britain was then divided between those living in Palestine (who were victim to pro-Zionist terrorist attacks, yeah, pre-Israeli terrorists), and those at home who were convinced by the Holocaust to support a Jewish homeland (also by a lack of monetary support in their country and their main supporter being the pro-Israel US under Truman while up for re-election.)

Posted by If you bring up history, make it accurate January 9, 09 02:54 AM

Hamas and the israelites i think its not political beckering or any land grabbing conflict IT IS A LONG FEUDS AMONG THEM..

Posted by Macao village January 9, 09 02:56 AM

If anyone here has covered all bases, it's sofi.

Early Zionist leaders were fine with taking land in Argentina, Eastern Europe, or anywhere else they could be accomodated. It was only the more extremist groups, the ones now backed by the US and Britain, who really pushed for Jerusalem. Now, Israel has the ability to hold the three major world religions hostage, and we've handed it to them. Though they continually violate international law, and continue to oppress the Palestinians, they receive nothing but praise and aid from the Uinted States and the United Kingdom.

When will it end?

Posted by Kindred January 9, 09 02:59 AM

What kind of human will be willingly send he's kids in the harms way just to be used as mediatic war ?

Posted by Mizantropist January 9, 09 03:32 AM

Those who were the victims of the Nazi regime is no better than the Nazis. you are doing what was done to you. why did the Nazi want to kill you? it seems like you tried to do that in Germany too and the Nazis had to stop you. now you taking it out babies, mothers, elders and people who never done you wrong. do you not see the irony in your actions? do you really believe this is a war when a war is between 2 states and not between an 'illegitimate' Isreali state and civilians? what you are doing is blatant MURDER... killing inoccent babies, even a fetus. no matter what the world says it is clear that you will not listen. remember the battle of Khaybar which you fought the Muslims and were defeated... if you continue as you are right now that will come to you again. stop the genocide, have some humanity and dont steal the land with your hidden agendas that are no longer hidden.

Posted by Asmara January 9, 09 03:55 AM



Posted by ~abdullah~ January 9, 09 04:09 AM

May God be with them.

Posted by Lover January 9, 09 04:22 AM

The world is facing a new hate against jewish people. I can see why.

Posted by hender January 9, 09 05:03 AM

The ultimate descent into depravity is that Israel would stop killing the people of Gaza for 3 hours each day.

Posted by edward January 9, 09 06:12 AM

this is really sad! am really really sad.
well still israil peope r leading. what will happen to th gaza's citizens next?
who will win? israel or hamaas........
now the israelians said that they know where hamaas ppl r hiding : +weeps+
may allah bless the palastine ppl..aameen

Posted by Yazka January 9, 09 06:36 AM

Way to go Israel for killing more civilians than hamas militants. Nice job

Posted by Roman January 9, 09 07:59 AM

There is No GOD people time to wake up.
God and religion has cost more lives than anything else.
Stop the madness. Stop believing in a fictional father figure who lives in the sky.
your delusional.

Posted by Roman January 9, 09 08:09 AM

If Jesus was stand up today he would be disscusted by all this, there is no excusses for killing children. Stop shooting, and start talking.

Posted by Sick of it all too.. January 9, 09 08:29 AM

For all I know.. due to the present events in palestine and israel, there will probably be no peacefull agreement for a long time 2 come.. Yess Israel is WRONGG for killing all those innocent civillians, and yes it is inhumane.. but do u seriously think that after all this, both sides would come 2 an agreement.. And i predict that Israel will wait untill the death toll reaches a certain figure before even thinking about peace.. probably 1000 something ( or any figure greater than that in previous attacks).. And am not anit-jewish or anything.. am a human being just like them.. god gave me rights and so did he give them, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that Isreal has missused thiers.. In conclusion, There will come a day inwhich the holy land would be restored to its rightful owners, and israel won't even be in the picture.. JUDGMENT DAY WILL COME!! AND THEY KNOW IT!!

Posted by Anonymous January 9, 09 08:47 AM

#911 said as a reply to me:
"# 863 You are going to tell me that a normal household owner is able to built a rocket? Please don�t be ignorant and read your quote from Einstein, u r a true reflection of it.# "
Man u are pathetic.....U are such a coward that u sign your message as 'German' when everyone can understand your Israeli roots...
Well i didn't talk about 'normal household owners', i just said that there are no military bases in Gaza so every rational person can understand that the weapons will be potentially hidden in houses...Go back in your cave now...

Posted by justaman January 9, 09 08:54 AM

this is grosssssssssssssssss

Posted by maddie maggie January 9, 09 09:32 AM

in response to comment # 843

Texas, New Mexico, California and Arizona are originally Mexican lands.

Read your history books amigo

Posted by Mike January 9, 09 12:48 PM

I saw pictures and videos where Palestinian children were fighting by throwing stones on Israeli tanks. Israel and America are both extremely strong as compared to Palestine. UN is unable to take proper measures against Israel because of America (as America is controlled by Jews).
Today is Israel's day but God is watching and he will protect Palestinians for sure. All the people are watching and staring people dieing in Palestine.

God help Palestinian

Posted by Denny January 9, 09 02:26 PM

Que depinga es aupar israel desde la comodidad de un sofa en algun lugar de USA y decirle a los palestinos que son terroristas, enviando armas a israel para que los judios hagan su trabajo sucio, por eso es que el resto del mundo odia a estados unidos! pero ya llegara, ya veran, hoy los palestinos no pueden defenderse, pero en la historia dejaran su venganza, sera ella la que al final castigue a estos animales

P.D. y que un judio nunca invoque su famoso holocausto por que le voy a espernancar un coñazo por la cara!

y que un judio

Posted by Hank January 9, 09 02:35 PM

In regards to #869.. Hey there ran from Isreal! I'm Eddie from the U.S.... Your comment about leaving such notes...or lets say warning signs...If I leave a note on your front door stating in Hebrew " leave your house because a rocket will besige you shortly"...will tyou then leave as well? Give me a break man, be serious! Does that legitimize the horrifying actions of killing civilians (men, women and children) . Another question Ran: Where would you assume that the Palestinian people reading such notes would fly off to? Answ: No where..they can't,!they are litteraly blocked, cornered by check points. The only result would be to stay in their homes and face death bravely...unlike the Isreali's cowarding about a little hommade rocket that hardley ever injures let alone kill anyone. Be serious the damage cuased by this War was intentional...a form of bullying if you ask me.

Posted by Eddie Masri January 9, 09 03:48 PM

É tão absurdo que é inacreditável.
Ninguem dá valor a vida, só a interesses politicos.
Se todo mundo se unisse contra isso, seria uma arma letal contra esses atentados horriveis, que matam tantas crianças inocentes...

Posted by Nina January 9, 09 04:23 PM

Seriously speaking, the Hamas is firing rockets on us for years, what else could we have done? We don't have any claims or presence in the Gaza strip, so why did they continue to fire rockets aiming to kill civilians?
We never aim to attack civilians. Dead civilians serve the Hamas's interests very well, and they do their best to make it happen. Unfortunately, we also killed some of our own soldiers (as every army does). It is clear that had we wanted to kill cevilians and children the numbers would have been completely different.

Posted by Please stop the Hamas. Ronen, Israel. January 9, 09 04:30 PM

hello #911 plz behave , you have to respect others but i think you can't see beound your noce

Posted by sofi January 9, 09 04:31 PM

Hamas lobs hundreds of rockets at Israel, aimed at anyone and everyone...
Hamas recruits, trains, and deploys suicide bombers to buses, cafes, hotels, etc., inside Israel
Hamas is dubbed as a terrorist organization by every reputable country in the world...
Hamas, knowing that Israel is targeting locations where their rockets are being fired from, eye witnesses say militants set-up and fired rockets in close proximity to the UN school...
Hamas stores weapons in area Mosques that are friendly to their cause...
Yet, from what I'm reading from several of these posters, I'm to believe that ISRAEL is wrong? I agree, the loss of innocent children is horrendous, but what is the responsibility of the Palestinians that ELECTED Hamas? Isn't this what they wanted when they ousted Fatah?
Hamas has made the bed for the Palestinians, not Israel...
Hamas has brought this suffering on tho their people, not Israel...and enough about the "embargo"...both Egypt and Israel would be willing to lift the embargo if Hamas would drop their militant ways...but they have refused.
I feel bad for the loss of civilian life on both sides....but Hamas started this...and the Arab world knows it.

Posted by NYC January 9, 09 04:31 PM

1.israel shouldn't take responsibility for the palastinians economy and welth- for that we have egypt and all the surrounding arab country (very rich).this r the same people.
2.israel did for the last 8 years all posible diplomatic effort to stop firing missiles and all in vain. (include evacuation of gaza from israeli's)
3. hammas is adeclared terror organization supported financialy by iran.
4. iran (with its despotic will to subordinate the arab world) damage the palastinian leaders mind by decepting them concerning to thier power against israel.
5/ israel dont playing games any more, israel commited to its citizens security and will do every thing to ensure quite within its borders.
6.arabic politics is not some thing that the "enlightened, developed, cultured ; intelligent, educated, progressive " western( bleeding heart) man can understand.
arabs understand power especially terror organization.

Posted by meticulous January 9, 09 05:26 PM

jews say that the land is rightfully theres becasue it was mentioned in their holy book that the land was promised to them by God.we have to respect what they belive in. Unfortunately the Palestinians also belive that they have as much right to the land as the Israeli because nowhere in THEIR holy book does it say that the land is promised to the Jewsish, so basically they should be having an equal share of the land and Palestine is ready for that .but Israelis do not agree with it cuz of sumthing written in their holy book. they want it all. and thus it bcuzms impossible for the palestinians to say to the israeli 'well we dnt belive ur book and ur books statements cannot be used as a politcal proof. so thus there is no logical way for us to prove to the israeli to share cuz they want what their book says

Posted by Roze January 9, 09 05:28 PM

UM I DNT GET IT. evrybody is saying bcuz hamas attacked israel, israel is jst defending then id nt get it..bcuz have u seen their LAND??... in 1947, palestine had about 90% of the total land then the nxt year it was divided fairly equally. by 2000 israel had more than 70% of the entire land..and now in 2009, there is only a teeny tiney % left for palestine..i really dnt egt how israel while trying to showcase their 'victims' and 'we r only defending ourselves from Hamas' could have gotten ALMOST THE ENTRE DAMN LAND??! how could the 'victims' and the 'self defebders' be winning so dramatically and be having almost the entire land to theemselves?? that is pretty weird

Posted by Anonymous January 9, 09 05:46 PM

i can see more palestinian people wounded in this pictures than jews. why is that? maybe because those two forces are disproportionate? i don't know who is wrong and who is right... all i know, seeing these pictures, is that the palestinias are suffering more that the israeli people. so sad...

Posted by zalex January 9, 09 05:49 PM

when palestine fights,, it's evil.. when israel fights had no choice poor thing.. LOL.. pretty pathetic..

Something you'd never read in the US media, the founder of Israel, late President Ben Gurion of Israel, summed the conflict in his own words, though very true.

"If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. . . . We come from Israel, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that? " - Ben Gurion 1 (BG)

"We have taken their country". BG. is admitting that rich Europeans (Jewish) took over an Arab homeland, and conducted ethnic cleansing of 4 million Palestenians (who live today in refugee camps world over) expelling them out of Israel/Palestine (to make room for themselves). International Court of Justice concurs with the Palestenian position.
"We come from Israel, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them?" BG. While this saga is sad - expulsion of Palestenians from their homes (equivalent to a Holocaust) but funny that these occupiers of Palestine, to justify this occupation have only Bible - a story 3000 years ago to stake claim (+Eretz Yisrael+ as they say), while Palestenians are the "legal" owners of the land as also ruled by the International Court of Justice since decades, and the United Nations has ruled Palestenians as legal owners of land that Israel lives on in defiance of the International Court of Justice. You dont hear this all in the US media, where the Israelis keep a chocking hold on US govt, its policy think tanks, media outlets, and dissemination of information.
"There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault?" BG. Exactly, and you'd never hear this. The christian europeans did the holocaust of Jewish, and then on top of it as part of the century old crusades, evicted 4 million Palestenians to make room for the rich European Jewish to settle in Israel (on the lands of the expelled or killed 4 million Palestenians). While you do hear 6 million Jewish holocaust, but you never hear 4 million Arab Semites (i.e. Palestenians) holocaust?
They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that?" BG. I think this statement of Ben Gurion is self-explaining - the reason behind this conflict. Why should Palestenians accept this holocaust injustice - the uprooting of 4 million Palestenians, murder and pillage of their families. Simple as that, rich European Jewish folks, need to give back the stolen lands, acknowledge this holocaust committed on Palestenians, and repatriate the 4 million Palestenians as per International Court of Justice and the United Nations. The US media needs to talk this, and stop the masking game of the powerful.

Peace to All, the jewish, the moslem, the christian brothers/sisters, all deserve peace, and all deserve justice.

Posted by roze January 9, 09 05:59 PM

I can understand the hatetread some must feel towards Israel seeing these photos which aren't in western media..

Posted by katie January 9, 09 06:53 PM

Root cause of the conflict: Israel is slowly expanding. End of story.

Posted by Scott Ewing January 9, 09 08:39 PM

honte a israel for the killing you are doing. l was neutral before but not now. Hope you pay for it in the future if there is for you . je suis triste , l am sad

Posted by henri January 9, 09 09:18 PM

A day in the Life of the Gaza Concentration Camp

Posted by Bill White January 9, 09 10:15 PM

I'm wondering if any Obama appointees have dual citizenship, and if that constitutes a conflict of interest. I'm thinking specifically of Rahm Emmanuel who participated in the Israel Defense Force.

Posted by Dan January 10, 09 12:01 AM

How dare any of you say Israel is not not using restraint? How dare any of you say we are killing more civilians than militants? Do your research you HACKS! Even those self-righteous Europeans put the casualties at 75% militants! Trust me, if we really wanted to kill civilians, you would see it. But we don't. We just want to be left alone.
For those of you who have called Israeli's murderers, I'm going to assume you're ignorant or misinformed, before I assume you're all high on crack, or that you're actually Hamas members. Allow me to educate you:
1. For eight years those terrorists from Gaza have been indiscriminately firing rockets at CIVILIAN targets. They aim to harm civilians.
2. Hamas continously violated the cease-fire agreement over the last six months by repeatedly firing these rockets.
3. Showing more restraint and percision than any army in history has ever shown, Israel has targeted known launch-sites, weapons caches, and other military targets in Gaza.
4. Many of these targets are public places such as Mosques and community centers that Hamas strategically picked to maximize their own civilian casualties, in order to gain world sympathy.
5. When targeting a civilian area, Israel notifies the targets hours ahead of time, warning them that they must leave, at great detriment to their own effort.
6. Despite the warnings many of those notified do not leave, whether by choice or because Hamas militants DO NOT allow them to. Some have even summoned MORE civilians to the targeted area, again, to maximize their own civilian casualties.
7. In spite of all this, the Gaza casualties stand at 75% militant and 25% civilian. Compare this to the Israeli casualties from rocket attacks, which is 100% civilian.

Here's the simple truth: Hamas fires rockets into Israel with the purpose of killing civilians. Israel targets Hamas for the sole purpose of stopping the attacks and making life safe for her civilians. In Israel, when there is a rocket attack, an alarm sounds and everyone runs to a safe place, as the Israeli government has trained them to. In Gaza when Israel warns civilians of an impending attack, they stay, for one reason or another, and die.
For those of you who criticize Israel, I ask you this: What would you do? What if you were being targeted with thousands of rocket attacks from a government that exists for the sole purpose of your destruction? Would you sit tight and do nothing? Would you let your civilians be targeted by terrorists? NO! You would do exactly what Israel is doing and you would try to stop Hamas!
You complain about disproportional forces. What would you like Israel to do? Do you want us to build 30,000 rockets and fire them indiscriminately into Gaza?
Again, I ask you: What would you do?
If someone can give Israel a reasonable answer, a better solution than Operation Cast Lead, than they would do it in a heartbeat.
I invite your answers and will leave you with this: If the Arabs put down their weapons, there would be no more war. If Israel put down their weapons, there would be no more ISrael.

Posted by AZ January 10, 09 12:32 AM

The picture of that man under all that rubble was so sad. The ring on his finger, his wife must be so sad

Posted by Joah January 10, 09 01:02 AM

AZ (#947), I do buy your argument on the whole I think. But let's widen the context a bit: don't you think Israel could even give stronger incentives for good behavior for the Palestinians? Not only stick in form of military might, but maybe a little carrot too? For instance by stopping the settlements in the West Bank? I don't see how they fit your narrative of self-defense. Instead, they make Fatah very unpalatable and must surely delight Hamas' death-cult devotees...

Posted by Chris H. January 10, 09 01:21 AM

Enough with pointing fingers. What we need is constructive self-criticism. That is Palestinians criticize Hamas for lack of understanding International politics and inability to do what a real government does: securing the life and welfare of its own citizens.
Israelis, on the other hand, must question the sanity of the mindset of warfare and prevent their country to become the chess board for the religious radicals i.e. neocon's in the US and Jihadist in Saudi.
This is an Israeli-Palestinian problem and can only be resolved if each side, questions its own action instead of childish pointing fingers.

Posted by Reza January 10, 09 01:44 AM

stop war!!! if u think u can do anything as u like dnt forget ALLAH is watching you he will punish you for all ur sins..
you people call muslims as terrorists but what these isreal and us are doing r they not terroist??
killing 500 people and injuring thousands....
the real terorrists are US and israel......this is a fact and try accepting it u coward people....
nare takbeer ALLAHUAKBER...

Posted by TRUE MUSLIM January 10, 09 03:18 AM

Poor terrorist organisations, their "citizens", their women, children and elderly.
They are good. They are good at dancing on blood. Blood of innocents- like the blood of victims in 9/11 terrorist attack. Like many other of that kind. Blood of "innocents"- like the mothers that send their children- starting with barely pubescent- to explode themselves among civilians.
The world has a blind spot when Jew are involved. Poor victims, suffering,crying, bleeding, burring their endless dead- it's OK.
Proud and humane people who are trying every way to placate and heal a rabid dog called Hamas before taking is out- are terrorist state.

Posted by remember? January 10, 09 04:12 AM

REF: #947 ... it is as simple and clear as broad daylight what the Israelis are doing and how can it be said that you dont mean to kill civilians when most of the civilians are casualties and targets... Isreal has always been the one who broke the cease-fires, it has been proven everytime. so no matter what you say as a Zionist supporter, it cannot be believed. the lies are open and the world is not blind to your actions. also, Israel is an 'illegitimate state', there was no Israel before, the Zionist concocted the idea of an Israeli state. you mention placing down weapons by Hamas, but the Israelis although they said they would hold down their weapons they showed their real selves,,, ISRAELIS ARE NOTHING BUT BLATANT MURDERES , nothing less

Posted by Asmara January 10, 09 04:50 AM

Hamas is an extremist group and must recognize Israel, but please.. stop saying Israel is defending itself... take statistics and you'll see that Gaza is losing hundred of lifes while Israel have not lost more than 7. Gaza is not an State, so it is stupid compare with Canada for instance, they have no tanks, no planes, no regular soldiers... it is not a regular war but a genocide. Your lobbies are sending them millions of dollars and they like to waste these resources in killing stupid militia soldiers instead of create a peace background.

Posted by Pedro January 10, 09 05:17 AM

to 892
I want to let you know that Europe is already Islamic continent.
The religion war is quietly panetrating into your area and you choose not to see.
We will see how you would face with suicide terrorists in your home .

Posted by Dan Israel January 10, 09 06:08 AM

I am the world wars next big warriour and i kill all the basteds who kill my brothers at.1947 in india and i am the next worlds king

Posted by king January 10, 09 06:27 AM

destruction is against human nature. eveyone can say watever they like. But Allah knows the truth. I f today you can enjoy yourself by killing people, will you enjoy yourself in the day of judgement??

Posted by EE January 10, 09 07:07 AM

See what happen when people do not know history. I for sure understand the history regardless from any angle of perspective - western (Christianity), Israel, Jews, Arab, Islam or even Palestines. Eventhough it is peculiar why the American and British have been over protective of the Jews by making Israel the only state that justified their righful rights by referred to and traced history from all the way back in year 3300BCE (Early Canaanites), 586BCE (Iron Age II), 165BCE (Hellenistic period) until 1948 (British Mandate), whereas the rest of the countries are only referred to as early as 1000s CE till 1900s CE. Why are they treated to special? This itself conclude that the conflict rooted deep from religious motive by the Americans, British and Zionis. It has not merely to do with traspassing of land. However, one common point that I found is Abraham or Avraham or Ibrahim is the Father of Nation for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Moses is decendant of Isaac son of Abraham with Sarah (Siti Sarah). Jesus son of Mary too arguably is decendant of Isaac son of Abraham with wife Sarah (Siti Sarah) whilst Muhammad is decendant of Ishamael son of Abraham with wife Hager (Siti Hajar). Well can we at least begin from this common ground and continue to find common peace rather continue blamming and searching for differences.

Posted by human January 10, 09 07:47 AM


Posted by jeff January 10, 09 07:50 AM

Israel the world most stupid country I ever face.She goes on killing pure civilian mothers and childrens. Even no body from the army of hammas they targetted .It is really shame ful for the world. I get to hate Israel and one day by the will of God they will get for what they are now doing. I do no why world simply shut his mouses seeing the pure children and mothers succied.

Posted by saafii January 10, 09 08:36 AM

Yo creo que a los dos Paises les va la marcha y no quieren la Paz puesto que después de estar a punto de conseguirla los Palestinos empezaron con las antifadas y con los actos terroristas y Israel no tuvo mas remedio que defenderse. Ahora parece que otra vez estaban a punto de una Paz, pero los cohetes de Hamas han obligado a Israel a replicar pero de que manera con unos bombardeos que han dejado una cantidad de victimas y la mayoria civiles y niños inocentes. En fin no lo entiendo, si verdaderamente quieren todos la Paz, que se sienten en una mesa a negociarla y que ninguno tire cohetes ni actos terroristas ni represalias.

Posted by M.bargallo, Spain January 10, 09 09:25 AM

This is just another confict mainly caused by religous views and land. I personally think that the palastinians have already taken a justified punishment and enough is enough.

Posted by Johnny Sac January 10, 09 09:37 AM

i dont understand what cause need israel by this stupid war ,they kill the ncivils ,they kill childs ,they kill womens, they kill animals ,and they strikre fir every where.this is unhuman.please stop this.

Posted by ihssane January 10, 09 09:42 AM

it should not really be about land right now, the main thing is this war on the gaza people should stop also it makes me so angry to see the media reporting isreali army not helping the innocent 4 innocent children that were left with their dead mother body as reported by the red cross. heartless and barbaric what comes to mind fueled by america. Stop this war let the palestinians heal and rebuild then discuss the future that can be beneficifial for both sides.

Posted by naz January 10, 09 09:45 AM

it's crazy crime..only animals can do that..but not all animal can do ISRAEL can call "DEVILS FROM HELL"

Posted by tarmizi January 10, 09 10:50 AM

Tell Hamas to stop firing rockets, plain and simple. Until then Israel should continue their attacks. You can only mess with a sleeping lion for a limited amount of time before he will wake up and strike you down. I feel very bad for the Palestinians, but they are bringing this upon themselves.

Posted by Stephen January 10, 09 11:23 AM

I do think thesee pictures are exteremley sad.

Palestine people are in a very bad situation and history is in made people are dieing and no one is doing anything.

I think when the future comes and look back we will see who ever is living now she/he is not happy at all if and only if she/he have a heart.

Posted by Jude January 10, 09 11:56 AM

No one really knows who is right, both side has their own reasons, and Idk either.
But one thing that I know, and everyone knows, the war is not the solution to this, war is the solution to nothing except for killing and destruction. We need peace, and I think, we can achive that by working together.

Posted by Random person who saw the pictures(RPWSP) January 10, 09 11:56 AM

time will tell israel n so will ALLAH...INSHALLAH.....all this tension of wars n blood in the world r rising bcuz of US n ISRAEL..the two bloody states...i dnt blame every person living in these states but the government nd heart less people n those soldiers who dont think before killing innocent women n children that they have a mother n sister as well..n wat if we kill thier family wud dey feell???...but we wont because ISLAM is a religion of PEACE not war..MAY ALLAH shows straight path to every non-believer..AMIN..keeping religion aside..still israel n US r afraid of muslims n islamic power...for they fear that one day muslims will over come themn so they will b doomed n the world will live peacefully...huh..

Posted by PEACE not WAR January 10, 09 12:06 PM

Isreali people are murderer

Posted by Ginette beaudois January 10, 09 12:13 PM

Hello - I Oshri from Israel and I wanted Stdo Israel Defense Forces is the army that most Humntri world. No other army in the world available to residents announces bomber before he was the enemy. We Mntibot and we suffer from attacks of rockets from Gaza every day for 8 years Indeed it's time Israel Defense Forces to stop it! Will describe you that you are sitting in your country and you need to throw missiles and terrorism during the 8 years äééúéí do what? Not return them? "Peace on Israel"

Posted by oshri January 10, 09 12:14 PM

God bless Israel!!!

the soldiers in Palestine intentionally leave woman and children in dangerous areas
as to maximize atrocities which will lead the international media to believe that Israel is "the bad guy"

Posted by David January 10, 09 12:29 PM

I want to give my gratitude to the Boston Globe for being objective showing these pictures. The civilians on both side will be more than happy for this war to end. The Israelis will not stop as long as the missles are still being shot over the border every single day. The Hamas will not stop shooting the missles in to Israel because they do not want to let Allah down.

Posted by Yaakov Hillel January 10, 09 12:50 PM


Posted by FISABILLAH January 10, 09 12:58 PM

plisssss peace in world

Posted by wahyu January 10, 09 01:26 PM

Peace on Gaza.
God Mercy upon innocent people.

Posted by Timur (Moscow) January 10, 09 01:41 PM

It's easy for the weak-minded and ignorant to sympathize with the Palestinians because they have a great network of whiners and crybabies.

To the people of Gaza...
If you don't like being killed, why do you keep starting wars?

Posted by David January 10, 09 01:58 PM

You guys keep comparing Israel with other states in the world and speak about Hamas as a terrorist organization....... You have a great mass media to support your version of the story. But here is the mere truth that all the Israelis are aware of: Israel is not a standard state.... it is a state that was established on others' blood and others' land. It is not reasonable to ask the Palestinians to forget about their land, the land of their grandfathers, and give up on it. Israel has the latest war technology that it uses to kill civilians and to try to destroy the resistance. The Palestinians, on the other hand, use simple weapons and their courage to defend themself and regain their land, which is the whole of what is called "Israel".

Posted by Maha January 10, 09 02:52 PM

I have yet to see anyone come up with a better solution for this problem than what Israel is doing right now. Until you do, you have no right to criticize.
Am Yisrael Chai!

Posted by AZ January 10, 09 03:51 PM

@917: Asmara: "It seems like you tried to do that in Germany too and the Nazis had to stop you."
This is obviously an ignorant statement
"Do you really believe this is a war when a war is between 2 states and not between an 'illegitimate' Isreali state and civilians?"
War, in that sense, is generally called Civil War.
"What you are doing is blatant MURDER... killing inoccent babies, even a fetus."
This is the tragedy. And it stains both sides of this conflict, Israel and Palestine.

Posted by Humanithai January 10, 09 03:53 PM

oh humanity, what have you come to?

Posted by michelle January 10, 09 04:55 PM

Judios sois lo peor de este mundo, no habeis aprendido nada de lo que os paso por que ahora lo repetis vosotros contra otro pueblo, al cual les habeis ROBADO sus tierras. Esto solo tiene un nombre GENOCIDIO PALESTINO.
Animo a todos los palestinos!!!! Sed fuerte y seguir defendiendo vuestra tierra.

Posted by Basque country € Palestina January 10, 09 05:40 PM

I found it interesting that two of the photos I had to click on to view -- because they were so "graphic and might be considered objectionable" -- were of a dead cat and a seriously wounded dog. Photos of horribly wounded or dead people could be viewed without a word of caution, but the photos of animals for some reason were deemed especially sensitive.

I point this out because humans often are more concerned for the suffering of animals than to that experienced by their fellow human beings. So, I would propose that people who want peace should start a movement to save the animals; march in the streets to protest the harm being done to dogs, cats, donkeys, and horses. Maybe then humans will find a reason to stop the killing.

Posted by Karen January 10, 09 07:23 PM

I totally agree with #947. It totally sums up what is the truth, instead of all these misguided church leaders and other bleeding heart liberals say. If someone fires a rocket at my family, I am going to grab a gun and put an end to the rockets and those firing them. Hamas can kiss my a__! They are terrorists, and those who elected them deserve their fate. Hamas is no better than the Japanese at Pearl Harbour. I ask you this, Why does Hamas spend all this help money from Iran on weapons? Why do they always strike first? Without any warning? That is an outright declaration of war!

Posted by Roland January 11, 09 12:20 AM


Posted by SIMA SHEN January 11, 09 01:35 AM

To 774, 775 and all like you:
Do you guys have any idea what you are talking about?
Did you hear a siren even once in your life?
Were you ever afraid to board a bus because it might explode into the sky?
Did you experience rocket flying over your neighborhood out of the blue?
Don't presume you can understand the complex situation of this area by reading some magazines and seeing some Reuters pics.
This war is ugly. All wars are. Innocent people get killed here. On both sides.
Do you think that more killed palestinians make them right? Do you think that Hamas is right just because there are more dead kids on the palestinian side?

The TRUTH is, that Israel evacuated the Gaza strip several years ago. Israel took 8,000 people and kicked them out of there, just like that.
What would you do, "French Canadian", if someone fired rockets on Montreal for 8 consecutive years?
No, really, I'de like to hear your thoughts on this.

Posted by A worried Israeli January 11, 09 02:23 AM

Gaza Forgive Us Please, We Are Filled So Much Shame, We Want To Help And Only Allah Who's Knows How Much We Love You, But As All The Wolrd People Know Our Leaders Are Still In Thier Beds, Having Sex With The Most Beautiful Girls In The World, They Lost Their Religion ( Islam) & They Do Not Believe In The Day Of Jugement, Now We Are Going To Let Jwish People Laugh About Us, But Tomorrow, We Will See & Get Know Who's The Winner, We Need Knowledge If We Want To Win Them Here Before The Hereafter

Posted by Wounded01 January 11, 09 03:09 AM

i'm sure that ALL OF YOU would be more than happy to live 60 Years in horror and under terror acts...on almost daily basis.
please dont judge us for our REACTIONS...
nobody wants anykind of person killed,
but as it seems there are some who do want it.
those who launch missiles behind little children
those who take cover with small infants...
i would check myself before posting genocide....
or anyother tings against israel... i belive that history only shows that every other country did the same...
protected itself...........

Posted by Israel January 11, 09 05:09 AM


Posted by ISRAELI-JEW January 11, 09 05:32 AM

Shame on israel ......SHameeeeeeeeeee...

Posted by Anonymous January 11, 09 05:38 AM

Es como los hijos maltratados que se vuelven maltratadores. La semejanza con los nazis es evidente. Y lo peor de todo es que nadie para este GENOCIDIO. Dejad vivir a los demás

Posted by kalrinux January 11, 09 07:52 AM


Posted by che January 11, 09 08:50 AM


Thats what we all are saying, but the thing we all need to do is PRAY for the DEAD and the INJURED...

May ALLAH give a little mind an shame to the ISRAELIS

Posted by Syed Anwar Hussain January 11, 09 09:40 AM

hasta cuando seguiremos viendo esto???

señores de los gobiernos no creen que ya es hora de hacr algo

dios se olvido de estos pueblos

Posted by rolo January 11, 09 11:30 AM

good bless israel
wher u been oll the year peple

Posted by Anonymous January 11, 09 11:50 AM

O the people of modern world... americans, europeans... why dont you see the Israeli Terrorism over Palestine...
Leave your double standards... Palestinians are also humans... Afghanistan is a country of human being.. only you ppl are not human...

Developed countries of the world are not doing any thing but they need answer to GOD in hereafter...

Posted by Sarfraz January 11, 09 12:07 PM

"The latest clashes among Islamist militias have killed at least 29 people and wounded more than 50 others in central Somalia, witnesses said Sunday."- AP

Posted by David January 11, 09 06:29 PM

The day will come soon when isreal , america and all europein countries will have 2 pay 4 wats going on in pelistine .. inshaallah !!

Posted by Anonymous January 11, 09 06:43 PM

Paren esta matanza, dejen atrás el cinismo y sinvergúenza.
El terrorismo nunca va a ser la respuesta a nada, pero la guerra contra Palestina solo provoca un genocidio.
Israel se formo sobre un suelo que no es suyo, reconozcanlo y vivan ahí, pero remedien los daños que provocaron. Arrepientense y pidan perdón. La convivencia siempre es posible.
Los muros, retenes e invasiones sólo provocan odio y dolor.
Por favor,.. PAZ.

Posted by huitzi January 11, 09 09:07 PM

now the worlds know that dajjal ( israel ) has open their real faces. free for the children at gaza city

Posted by budi January 11, 09 10:46 PM

Cometario numero 1000 ^^

Posted by Fito January 11, 09 11:19 PM

God bless israel and bring peace to the middle east

Posted by paul January 11, 09 11:39 PM

Middle east would make a great parking lot. Stop fighting start loving.

Posted by Jimmy January 11, 09 11:40 PM

Do not judg someone until you get to his situation.
Making peace with the Hammass is like making pease with a snack.
it is very simple to juge us just from your confortable home. Go to Sderot for one day with your childeren and wait for the comming bomb to fall on you.
8 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jack January 12, 09 02:29 AM


Posted by Anonymous January 12, 09 02:36 AM

in response to commet 904
you dont know anything about the both sides do you know that sderot is suffering 8 years of rockets? do you know that the war is not about israel vs. Palestin its about israel vs. the hamas... so why dont you shut up!

Posted by aaa January 12, 09 02:39 AM


Posted by xavmada January 12, 09 02:42 AM

The only way for me to make sense of what Israel is doing to Palestinians, is that this is a world of pure evil, and good will not prevail because those in control are nothing less than cold blooded Murders. What is taking place breaches all human rights and is not excusable as the punishment is greater than the crime. The world needs to understand the history behind all that is going on, this is not yesterday’s headlines, this dates back prior to 1948, when Jews decided their Muslim and Christian neighbors should be replaced by Jews that fled the west and chose to takeover a land that is not rightfully theirs in the name of what they call god!!!
I don’t support any kind of killing and I consider myself a peace advocate, but the facts of what is happening makes me lose the last shred of hope for peace. It seems that Israel is planning to turn Gaza into a grave yard and later condemn those who react to their brutal actions. Israel is supported by the world greatest power and they own the media such as CNN, Fox and Hollywood, they are getting away with crimes everyday because the world is too scared to stand up to them, or too stupid to investigate the truth as is the case in the USA. Israel is clearly after ethnic cleansing- for they truly believe that their lives are worth more than those of Palestinians. Israel will fall, because despite the evil that prevails, there must be justice.
I am a Palestinian currently living a great, comfortable, and fortunate life away from all the turmoil that is going on. I have a lot to lose if I chose to fight Israel but I will risk all that I have to see it fall. This is me and as I said I have a lot to lose…. What about those who have nothing to lose!!!

Posted by Issa January 12, 09 03:49 AM

If you want to know about the real Palestinian Holocaust , check out the events of Black September 1970 .You will find the Jordanians quite apt at Palestinian genocide - convenient how history has turned a blind eye to that little episode !!.

Posted by Dave January 12, 09 05:25 AM


Posted by IMI January 12, 09 06:35 AM

allah is big.......but the israelis is yhe big terrorist in this world

Posted by f*ck israelies January 12, 09 06:36 AM

the people in the world think palstinene are the "good guys" ---- worng
we all know the true... no one fire on you roket before ....

Posted by Anonymous January 12, 09 07:10 AM

we are not murders !
you ship bombs to israel for 8 years! 8 years people in Sderot lives in a war! in FEAR ! ITS TIME TO FIGHT BACK ! you are the murders- your intentions are to kill innocent people, young chilldren !
we are only trying to defend areselvs by killing your hamas people and leaders! and its not are fault that they are hiding behind children and women.

Posted by dont f*ck with israel January 12, 09 08:08 AM

truth is, Israel has been fairly patient... i mean i'm from the USA and if mexico shot 3,000 rockets a year into texas.... they wouldn't exsist anymore. There are terrorists hiding and shooting from hamas school's in gaza! of course there will be cilvian casualties!.... what would you do if a millitant group shot rockets at your family at a rate of about 3-5 a day (during peace agreements!) Israel tried every diplomatic way... they just pushed israel to far... the should have stopped when Israel said... and maybe next time they will... and if anyone thinks this could have been solved in any other fashion... take a look at the last 60 yrs of gaza strip history!

who said these pictures weren't in western media? thats absurd.

Posted by james t January 12, 09 08:31 AM

What is this world comming too. Karma will come around one day and the question on everyone's lips will be what have we done to deserve this.

Posted by Jason van Leeve January 12, 09 09:06 AM

Sorry by the cat and the dog... f*ck the humans... the cancer of the world

Posted by Marcio January 12, 09 09:12 AM

If I was from Israel or the US I'd be ashamed of having a government which believes that violence is the answer for their problems. Please, Americans, order your Government to stop this masacre!!!

Posted by Miguel January 12, 09 09:57 AM

Erst einmal an alle muslimische schwestern und brüdern S.A. ALLAH sei mit euch. So dann möchte ich als 1.alle intelegenten menschen die so viel wissen besitzten, zu wissen geben,sie wissen was wahr ,richtig und was falsch ist. Ist im grunde falsch ALLAH C.C.hat schon vor zehnte jahr hundert angekündigt, die ISRAELIS" (JUDEN)" sollen sich nicht so groß und mächtig schätzen, den es gibt einen der noch größer ist als DIE. Der vergleich den ich mit ISRAELIS machen kann ist z.b. wenn eine FRAU 10 kleinkinder und 20 Babys aus einem raus schmeißen würde .dieses beispiel ist noch sehr harmlos. Was ich damit sagen will ist,Die Israelis sollten mit Mücahids kämpfen und nicht mit Frauen,Kindern und Ältern menschen das ist nicht Fähr und gar schon nicht gerrecht, und die Rabiner wissen auch ganz genau welche religion die größte ist, denn es steht alles im heiligem KURAN.So und jetzt braucht keiner herkommen und sagen was richtig und was falsch ist denn 1946 war Palestina groß und durch die hinterhältige art hat man es soweit gebracht, das was damals klein Israel war heute groß ist ,aber trotz allem wir haben unser ALLAH C.C. ,
und es gibt keinen anderen ausser ihn und sein gesankten MUHAMMED s.a.s. Selamun alleykum ve rahmetuLLAH an alle Muslimischen schwestern und brüdern.


Posted by Aynur January 12, 09 11:39 AM

Let it be known, when I say Israel, I mean the government not Jews or Israeli's or her people newly minted settlers respectivey. My dad is Palestinian and I do not hate Jews or demand Israel's destruction I am speaking to and about the government of Israel...
The so called Palestinians are using human shields to trick the media.
Israel represents the wu-tang of media misuse and misinformation, are you kidding me. That is so laughable. Really, laugh with me it feels great . It must be really sad for you hard line Israeli's to not be able to control all of what we see in the west. You cannot kill every western or european journalist. Please, the numbers are staggering, everyone knows that Israel is putting it's final nails in the coffin. Everyone knows that Israel devalues the lives of it's Christian and Muslim neighbors. The tenets of Zionism are easily found and read. Your agenda is plain and obvious enough. Israel may win, but let it be known-it has won a cowardly war. The world bears witness to your cowardly ways and you have been outed.
This whole dialogue should have never been about the legality of the occupation-the point of this blog as I see it-Is to discuss the misuse of military might on a CAPTIVE POPULATION, using F-16's, Abhrams Tanks, D-9 Dozers, Artillery & Big Guns from ships, Apaches, and most of all bogus intelligence that you feed our insipid government. Israel counts on the popular opinion being swayed to its cause via selective commentary and incomplete intelligence. There will come a time when the righteous among you will see that regardless of Hamas and Hezbollah and their prejudice beliefs that Israel must hold itself to a higher standard and either way and it has not. Israel is just as guilty of murder and extremist thinking, has been for years. I have yet to see any Israeli's on here ask for peace, or comment in a positive way about their cousins, they only slander and ridicule Palestinians. Stop sucking at the nipple of wasp America for sympathy, you have been outed, you are not honorable or noble, or given to any special god given right to any thing. I am sorry you were lied to, but the holy land is a world territory, it belongs to the world and you will lose it eventually. It is KARMA-and Karma is a boomerang that you should fear far more than bogus rockets.
The Jewish people of the world are too great to let this continue, I believe in the good in them. Israel you disgust me, you can do better-but you will not. Stop, blaming the holocaust, because you have now taken on the likeness of the Nazi's who are the father to your evil campaign. Maybe if Israeli soldiers did not like to brag so much about shooting kids and being the chosen ones, no one would believe that half your soldiers are murderous. But lo and behold you can find a braggart Israeli at any bar in NY bragging about Israel and it's greatness and how you will stop at nothing to achieve the unilateral subjugation of all others. Most of my Jewish friends don't even support your terrorist government in the states. Your government is biased, your soldiers are imprisoned for speaking out and whistle blowing. Your compatriots are called self loathing or anti-semitic for disagreeing with murder. And for the record the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists are equally disgusting, and equally corrupt. You must know that you Israel are not KOSHER and for all you evil minded Muslims-Hamas and Hezbollah are not Halaal. It is and will alway be JEDI VS. SITH. And there are Arabic and Jewish Jedi's and Arabic and Jewish Siths. In the end-the dark side will lose-but you already know that.

Posted by FROM AMERICA TO ISRAEL January 12, 09 11:46 AM

"#1004: Do not judg someone until you get to his situation.
Making peace with the Hammass is like making pease with a snack.
it is very simple to juge us just from your confortable home. Go to Sderot for one day with your childeren and wait for the comming bomb to fall on you.
8 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jack"
Ok i agree that life in Sderot is dangerous and nobody would like that...But, what about living in a place where food is not enough, medical treatment sucks and u can't walk to places that your ancestors used to have as their own...40 years!!!!??

Posted by justaman January 12, 09 12:03 PM


Posted by CHRISTOPHER DRUMMOND January 12, 09 01:07 PM

To all those who consider that Israel is a standard state like all other states in the world (like Mr. 1014), READ HISTORY WELL! Israel is a standard state. Actually, it is not a state at all. Palestine, what is called "Israel" now, is historically an Arab country. Mr. 1014, your country, America, along with other European countries are the ones that brought the Jews from all over the world to Palestine, and established, by force, what is called "Israel". But guess what? WE, ARABS AND MUSLIMS ARE NOT INDIANS. You will never be able to get rid of us. This is our land. We will get it back, all of it, all of what is called "Israel", no matter how you conspire against us. God damn "Israel". God bless Palestine and Gaza.

Posted by Anonymous January 12, 09 01:22 PM

La santa guerra de gaza

Posted by Genaro Maric January 12, 09 01:30 PM

Revenge: Palestinian genocide
The day will come and israel will be responsible for all the civilians died in Gaza. And it will be very soon..
And a nightmare that israel will be dreaming of every night . The same dream every night , dead bodies everywhere. You will be seeing the Palestinian kids killed by you Israel and this time you have to keep quiet and listen carefully as they will be whispering something to your ears

Posted by ipek January 12, 09 01:32 PM

why did you not include pictures of the white phosperous munitions that the IDF is dropping on palestinian homes? these photos are all over the muslim world and are evidence that Israel is targetting civilians and not isolating their attacks on Hamas warriors. This is a war crime: it is Israel's Halabja: Israel is literally gassing the palestinian people. When we look at these pictures of this invasion we should remember that this is a 40 year old military occupation: Israel is invading a foreign country: Hamas is the democratically elected government of this country and as such has a right to defend its citizens.

Posted by sharons January 12, 09 02:17 PM

i pray that all arabs and jews will know that jesus christ is the son off GOD and only he will bring peace to the middle east and all will have to face their judgement DAY PRAISE ADONAI

Posted by Anonymous January 12, 09 02:46 PM

I dont know much about this war...only that it began centuries before this time and what we have now sre fruits of unsolved conflicts between many people. Palestinians, me their not of a different species to me their people, humans. Who are dying and killing themselves. Tom me they are humans who deserve equal respect. An equality to live humanily. In till one another can see each other as equals this war will continue and never end. Each one will never be able to find peace in their religion, because religion is not the answer for their problems...rather the cure for their healing hearts as they try to move forward.

Posted by Jessie January 12, 09 02:56 PM

1- Palestin for Palestinians

Posted by mohammad omri January 12, 09 03:59 PM

Israel Receives trillions as much as the size of UK Economy in FREE HANDOUTS from just about EVERY Western Country BUT ALSO from Large coroprations.

To name a few;
Marks and SParks

Who all have vowed to pay a large portion of their profits in the next month to the Israeli WARMONGERING MACHINERY.

But why?

They stole the land from the Arabs, they had 6% of the land under the BALFOUR TREATY and today have approx. 90%.

Do you feel they won it in a game of cards offcourse NOT through the genocide, displacement of the Palestinians.

Israel has fantastic PR a nd MArketing which enforces the great conspiracy idea - that the Zionist ahve every Western and Arab government in their pockets.

Atleast we the people have to wake up to this evil.


Posted by ALANSAR January 12, 09 04:12 PM

to 1022.
I have some arabs friends leaving close to Rammalla?
I asked them why you don't proteset against us?
their answer is beacuse now we understand that extrimist fundumetalists like Hamas and Islamic Jihad will lead us to the same point of our brothers in gaza?
and by the way Uropean turists on the 18th century found this "arabic land " empty.
and tahts the real history.
most of the arb tribes immigrated to this land beacuse the jews offered them work?

Posted by israel paratrooper January 12, 09 05:03 PM

i don't know how do u people talk about this issue, all of u r talking and comparing and eachside is defending himself,,,,come on people look at these pictures ,,, a hundreds of palestanians were killed ,,, UN buildings r destroyed,,, houses and schools r collapsing ,the smoke is everywhere, phosphoric bombs r used to attack civillians and burn them alive ,,,israili snipers r shooting children ,,, and u r talking about hamas rockets,,,thats such a shame ,,, there is no camarison between both at all,,ur discussing a fungal things,,, u r changing the rules of the nature,, the terrorist is very obvious here i guess

Posted by marlin January 12, 09 05:11 PM

When I consider all the killing that people throughout history have done and continue to do in the name of religion, tribe, culture, ideology or just plain hatred,I can't help but think of what Sartre wrote: "Hell is other people."

Posted by Brian Seaman January 12, 09 05:43 PM

you great "dont f*ck with israel " we will see you in hell you bastad. so god bye!!!1

Posted by benj January 12, 09 06:46 PM

israel bozzok, hidup palestina

Posted by arif indonesian January 12, 09 06:46 PM

que pena hoyga :(

Posted by elmacoy January 12, 09 08:46 PM

I don't think that anyone in America will argue that, if Cuba was lobbing 3000 missiles per year at Florida, we would respond with overwhelming military force. Look at what we did just because a medical school was threatened in the attempted coup in Granada. And remember just the threat of missiles in Cuba prompted JFK to threaten nuclear war. Israel showed good faith by kicking its own settlers out of Gaza a decade ago. Since then, they have been subject to exactly what those who warned them not to predicted. I'm not saying Israel is blameless. Palestinians have been treated as second class citizens in Israel since it came into existence. But what can they do but protect themselves in the face of relentless terrorism?

Posted by Mike January 12, 09 11:31 PM

It is pretty sad to see this war going on. It is even more sad to note that the 3 believers (Jewish, Christians and Muslims) actually share the same history and belief in principle but yet are fighting amongst ourselves. Can't we just live in peace?

As for the people of Israel, there is NO such thing as 'the land belonging to just one race'. There is NO such thing as the so-called superior race. God has created every race as equals and the land for all mankind to share. Thus, I don't believe the 'two-state' solution will ever work. It should be a ONE-state solution where all share equally. Now, to the people of Israel who are reading this post; would you ever consider a multi-racial country? Will you ever share?

Posted by Zadli January 13, 09 12:13 AM

stop the war!!!!!!!!!! stop the war!!!!!!!!!!!!! stop the war!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by azie January 13, 09 12:46 AM

i dont get it is this a war because of religious believes? if it is, im sry to say this but i think its kinda stupid to fight for land. I mean, whats the point in fighting for land if we are 1 race that have seperated each other by determining that we are different. Ex: "asians"

Posted by Atheist boy January 13, 09 01:50 AM

the only one that is to blem is the chamas that do not care about the palestinians and want to make a shia country in gaza.
were are the chamas leaders when there peaple needs tham.
israel is the only country in the world that realy cares about the palestinians.

Posted by hanan golombek January 13, 09 01:53 AM

May the Mercy order his fighters to concur Israel, We all pray to him to vanish the Isralies and end the terror, we will continue hate the Israli system and his american support

Posted by tafoosh January 13, 09 02:56 AM

Israel is a democratic state, the people of israel have a democratic culture and therefore personally I have much more in common as a cristian european with israelis than palestinians...Hamas is a terrorist organization and indeed, maybe the majority of palestinian population adopted a "terrorist culture". Therefore i do expect and i'm not surprised that hamas gives no value to human life , they have no morals and they are primarilly responsible for the suffering of the palestinian people. The islamic religion is a religion that creates a culture that keeps arab nations in dark ages...therefore i do expect i repeat this behaviour from arab fanatic population and hamas. And i do belive that israel has the right to defend itself. However, as a democratic state representing a democratic population i DONT expect and i DONT approve the methods that israel is using for self defence. A trully democratic state has to find other ways to defend itself, you cannot commit crimes to defend yourself. Military action of course is necessary like it was necessary for example to destroy the nazis in the second world war. However military action undertaken by a democratic governmet should respect the human rights of individuals regardless of nationality and should not act like Hamas. When crimes are conducted by a terrorist islamic group, i can understand it, this is their culture...but when crimes are conducted by a democratic goverment, im sorry, this i cannot accept it....for the sake of israel, the people of israel must force their government to use military action in a way that enables israel to be called a democratic country! Fasism, communism and islam do make crimes, a trully democratic government can make mistakes, BUT NOT CRIMES! So my israeli friends , defend yourself, use military action against hamas, but dont kill innocent children. Im i clear?

Posted by JohnS. January 13, 09 03:07 AM

israel GO TO HELL

Posted by hawa January 13, 09 04:05 AM

War is the most scorned option. The criminal failure of UNO to settle the long standing dispute of Palistine is an ugly stagma on the fair name of this Orgaization which is dominated by a super power. What's the use of UNO if it cannot find a permanent solution to a minor problem like that of palistine. Millions of innocent people including women, children and old, have lost their precious lives both in Israel and palistine but the lips of so called champion of humanity are shut. Looking at its criminal silence on the crueltes unleashed by the the powerful upon the weak no friend of humanity can remain silence. This trend will enshroud the whole world henious flames. For God sake play your role and make the world a happier place for all.

Posted by Munir Jan January 13, 09 04:50 AM

Wish GOD destroyed ISRAEAL soonly to let world live in peace

Posted by Ollanda January 13, 09 07:36 AM

just asking, y the muslims are so scary? they kill people just like nothing.. even in our country (Philippines) they r making alot of problem.. they dont want to live in good life, in peace.. MUSLIMS r so scary!
arabs r demonstrating all over the world telling Israel s terrorist but look what muslims r doing? since b4 so many years, they r the problem of the world.. they said they love God but hurting and killing people makes u love God?
just asking, coz i never saw an american or other nation terrorist, only muslims..

Posted by scared to muslims January 13, 09 07:49 AM

Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed
September 29, 2000 - Present
123 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,050 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.

Israelis and Palestinians Killed
September 29, 2000 - Present

1,062 Israelis and at least 4,876 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000.
Israelis and Palestinians Injured
September 29, 2000 - Present
8,341 Israelis and 33,034 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000.

Daily U.S. Taxes to Israel and the Palestinians
Fiscal Year 2007

During Fiscal Year 2007, the U.S. gave more than $6.8 million per day to Israel and $0.3 million per day to the Palestinians.
UN Resolutions Targeting Israel and the Palestinians
1955 - 1992
Israel has been targeted by at least 65 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by none.

Current Number of Political Prisoners and Detainees

1 Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 10,756 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.

Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes
1967 - Present
0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 18,147 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967.

Current Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates

The Israeli unemployment rate is 7.3%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 23%.

Current Illegal Settlements on the Other’s Land
Israel currently has 223 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land.

Posted by neopirate January 13, 09 08:57 AM

Israel will never win this battle. More hate is being created and when the guns stop, the children who lost theirs parent will march out of Gaza and take revenge. What more do they have to lose? Israel is using tanks, smart bombs, fighter jets, assault helicopters and trained commando's to hurt, kill, the people of Gaza. But these people have something much more powerful, they got the hate created by Israel enough for a lifetime. Take a lot at the pictures above. The massive force Israel is using makes me feel sick looking at it. Where are the movies stars to support the people of Gaza like some of them did on Darfur. Why is the world looking away?

Posted by Dave January 13, 09 09:06 AM

Israel Forever

Posted by Albert January 13, 09 11:44 AM

stop killing people because we are people of God++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Posted by asewin January 13, 09 12:44 PM


Posted by Anonymous January 13, 09 01:09 PM

ESPAÑA,13 de marzo 2009 20:01 horas,una guerra es lo peor que puede tener una tierra de seres,humanos,las guerras destrozan por completo a las personas en todos los sentidos y la intuicion del ser humano;por eso pido ruego NO MAS GUERRAS SI LA PAZ MUNDIAL Y AHORA MISMO MAS DONDE ESTEN EN GUERRAS,VIDA Y PAZ.

Posted by jose ivan garcia muñoz January 13, 09 02:03 PM

Fanatism is and has allways been a harmful plague. It blinds its victims and allows them to see only one part of the truth. Those who put all the blame of this conflict on Israel (don't see what Hamas is doing to prevent peace agreements, by shooting rockets every day from densely populated areas in Gaza) are like those who critisize USA and UK for their invasion of Iraq, and said nothing during the reign of terror of Saddam Hussein and the minority of Sunites, victimizing the shiites -who are the majority- and the Kurdes, a minority of landless people.
Stop the violence, any violence, and try to get permanent peace. After 60 years of conflict, it is about time Israel and Palestine have the right to be neighbours in real Peace. El Fanatismo es y siempre ha sido una plaga dañina. Enceguece a sus víctimas y les permite ver sólo una parte de la verdad. Aquellos que culpan a Israel por toda la responsabilidad en este conflicto, (no ven lo que Hamas está haciendo para impedir acuerdos de Paz, lanzando cohetes cada día desde areas densamente pobladas en Gaza), son como los que critican a los EEUU y a Inglaterra por la invasión a Iraq, y nada dijeron durante el reino de terror de Saddam Hussein y la minoría sunita, que victimizaron a los Shiitas -la mayoría- y a los Kurdos, una minoría sin territorio. Paren la violencia, cualquier violencia, y traten de alcanzar Paz permanente. Luego de 60 años de conflicto, ya es tiempo de que Israel y Palestina tengan el derecho a ser vecinos en genuina Paz. EJG.-

Posted by Edgard J. January 13, 09 02:12 PM

God will judge us all. That is true! However, I don't think He will judge favorably towards those who initiate Rocket attacks on civilians. Live by terror, you will surely die by terror. I hope Israel hands Hamas it's a__ on a platter. Payback hurts.
Maybe this is His judgement to all those people in Gaza who cheered when Suicide Bombers killed innocent civilians in Israel, year after year.
Hamas is a bunch of spoiled, cowardly schoolboys who can't get their own way.
It's easy to tell when Hamas or Hamas supporters are lying - their lips are moving.
Long live Israel, and may God shower the Palestinians with the same mercy that they show to Israel. Double, in fact.

Posted by Boyd January 13, 09 02:34 PM

Every day I see these pictures I cry, poor Palestinians and their children.
It is shame what Hamas has done. They shoot missiles from school yard and take Palestinian children in their hands as body shields, protecting themselves from being shot. Below Gaza there is a big city overfilled with weapon meant for Israelis killing only. Poor Palestinians, instead of Hamas building Gaza and making lives better; they have built a terror city under Gaza. Hamas is not different then El-Kaida. Hamas want to kill the "Israeli Dream" exactly as El-Kaida wanted to kill the American dream. One time America got strikes by terrorism, they can not forget it till now. Israelis leave in the shadow of terror all of their lives- bombs in buses, in center places, rockets from Gaza, rockets from Hizzbala in the north, fighting for their rights as soldiers. Israelies are leaving targets all of their lives. No wonder they want to finish this nightmare once and for all. This war purpose is not punishing the Palestinians, it is just Israelis trying to live normal life without ticking bomb next to them.

Posted by Duffy January 13, 09 02:36 PM

you are not looking good , sooooooooo neat,clean photos in Israel not convincing that the rocket just attacked a man or a dog but the place around not affected at all . I'd like you please to widen your search don't be misled by your media , search the history. Whom was the genuine residents ? whom are the killers ?
iwon't say any thing about Gaza ,you can see the destruction photos, dead of all ages , count numbers of already dead bodies & the injured .
Finally note that Israel is a government but Hamas is not .

Posted by Nagwa January 13, 09 03:43 PM

Desde que era un niño he visto en diferentes medios, peliculas, radio, libros, etc. como israel a comerciado con el holocausto y como se ha quejado de esto. USA y UK han dicho que lo que hicieron los Nazis, sin embargo apoyan a los israelis. No cabe duda que los que tienen el dinero y el poder hacen la historia y la distorcionan. Los israelis son iguales a los fanaticos arabes e igaules a los Nazis. Cuando les toque nuevamente su hora creo que no tendran de que quejarse.

Posted by Juan Pineda January 13, 09 04:17 PM

Yeter artýk durun ÞEREFSÝZLER
stop killing people because we are people of God

Posted by Cengiz January 13, 09 04:21 PM

good luck israel!!!
just for all of you to know, the only reason that innocent civilians are killed at gaza is that the hamas men use them as a human shieled. they fire rockets from populated areas because they want israel to response and hit the civiliance.

hamas is a terrorist organization and unlike israel they want to kill as many civiliance as they can.
i want to see how would anyone of you who condemn israel responce, if a terror organization will fire missiles on your city. and just think that this situation is lasting for 8 years now.

Posted by david January 13, 09 05:13 PM

allah belaný versin yahudi kopekleri tum siyonistlere olum katil israil

Posted by subaru January 13, 09 05:34 PM

please stop this war. everyone speak up!! we can stop with war of we do something about it!

Posted by Neveen January 13, 09 06:21 PM

JohnS, it is ignorant people like you who are the reason that Hamas is winning the P.R. war! First of all, are you saying that it's okay what Hamas is doing because they are allowed to operate on a different set of rules? What kind of crazy double standard is that? Second, what exactly do you recommend Israel do? Please, give Israel a military strategy to avoid killing Hamas's human shields! I guarantee you that Israel would implement it in a heartbeat.
Once again I invite all reasonable answers.

Posted by AZ January 13, 09 07:38 PM

All wars are horrible, but it is of course to be expected that israel would try to stop these rocket attacks with any means necessary to protect their people.

The only way to peace is for hamas to renounce violence and a ceasefire to be declared... to end the violence, only then AND ONLY THEN can trust be built between the israeli and palestinian people, and a palestinian state can be built.

There will never be an independant palestinian state if the israeli people can not trust it to not cause violence.

Posted by Kristjón January 13, 09 08:13 PM

Everyone wants to blame Israel but nobody not once ever talk about Hamas and its murders and how it in trapped itself within a Palastine that as been desprately trying to dig itself out of a terrorist influence. Stop this proxy war with Iran and have Iran fight its battles on its land. Saddem is dead but the Irans want to take his place and everyone knows it. The Palastines have been taken hostage by these cowards! Peace only comes when victory is accomplished however it come Israel and Palastine must stand againist evil!

Posted by Frederick January 13, 09 09:25 PM

Israeli suicide bombers- 0
Palestinian suicide bombers- too many to count.

Most of the people complaining about the war in Gaza are either Arabs or they just hate Israel. If they really cared about human life they would have criticized Hamas when they were firing rocket at Israel and Israel was threatening to retaliate.


So when you hear their whiny little complaints about the poor civilians, you know that they dont really care. The world could have prevented this!!!!!!!

Posted by David January 13, 09 10:42 PM

This WAR has no positive result on both sides.
So, let there be PEACE.

Posted by gerelson January 14, 09 12:01 AM

As my question of "what would you do?" hasn't received any answers yet, I'm going to have to assume that:
a) You have no answers and therefore will not criticize Israel
b) You have an answer but wish for Israel to be forced to kill the human shields and be condemned, which means you are probably a member of Hamas.
So I look forward to hearing the insanely stupid comments that you Hamas members post on this site. I always find them entertaining and depressing.
To the rest of you, I won't expect any more comments unless they are in support of Israel or an answer to my question.

Posted by AZ January 14, 09 12:08 AM

is this the first time Israel makes such crimes.?!!!!!!

Posted by khashayar January 14, 09 12:12 AM

I wonder what have happen to human these days... When the suicide bomber killing the innocent, the people don't say anything at all..

But now when Israel bombing Gaza, the whole world are condemning them. And say they simply killing the innocent...

What is all this mean? For all the Jihadist, they can simply kill people in the name of God..

Posted by SayNoToJihad January 14, 09 12:54 AM

I hate to disappoint everyone who says "think of the children", but do you have any idea how many of the hamas militants shooting at the Israeli's are under 18? Just another way that Hamas pumps up their own casualty numbers.
There's nobody better at killing Palestinians than other Palestinians.

Posted by AZ January 14, 09 01:04 AM

Qué pena, qué pena todos los muertos de todas partes, muertos en valde, todos los muertos en nombre de Dios. ¡Que tendrá que ver Dios con todo esto!.

Qué pena, Dios mío.

Posted by linka2002 January 14, 09 02:10 AM

Just to answer all the pathetic responses that keep asking why nobody protests when the Hamas suicide bombers kill innocents. When the Palestinians and their democratically (freely and faily I might add) government have an embassy or consulate to speak out against it will happen.
Also, it is my belief that because of uncontrolled responses like the current assault on Gaza, Israel will eventually cease to exist. It may take another 100 years or more but they are doomed as a nation unless there is a major shift in the cognitive processes of both its leaders and its people as a whole.
Just remember the old adage "an eye for an eye, just leads to a whole lot of blind people"
Just for you concrete operators out there, I am neither Jew nor Muslim, nor am I a Christian or any other label. I am however an ex soldier that has seen the reality of armed conflict first hand.

Posted by Steve January 14, 09 03:36 AM

AZ. of course i dont say what hamas is doing is okey. Where on earth you saw that? What i said and you simply dont want to understand, is that from criminals terrorists like hamas members no one should expect a better behaviour and of course they should be destroyed by israel and its military force. However, i repeat with emphasis that the military force of israel is the military force of a democratic civilized country. The IDF does not represent a terrorist organization like hamas. Therefore, the IDF should not treat palestinian civilians like their life has no value in the same way that Hamas is doing to them. Israel IS NOT Hamas! Therefore Israel should not kill inoccent people, israel should not violate human rights. I do understand that in a war it is inevitable that some innocent civilians will be killed.But what is happening today in gaza is far beyond that and we see it on CNN for example every day. Excuse me AZ, but I am not the reason that "hamas is winning the P.R war" as you say. The reason that such a terrorist organization is winning unfortunately the PR war is the fanatism and the narrow mindness which characterise people like you. As for your questions to provide you with a military strategy for israel, israel should get a military strategy from military experts that honour and respect democracy and human rights, a military strategy for which the israeli people will be proud of. Im not a military expert my friend, but im able to see human suffering and i cannot close my eyes . And if you really love israel, you should open your eyes as well!
And just a word to our arab muslim friends: you have to understand that a palestinian state cannot be build by terror and hamas, you are now suffering by israeli bombs but these bombs are the result of your choice to elect hamas. I do believe, that despite the critisism i made above to israeli military methods, that if you put your arms down and you sincerely shake the hand of israel, israel will put its arms down as well and there will be peace and America and Obama will help you to create a modern civilised state. But is if you continue with the paranoic ideas to destroy israel, then dont blame anyone else for your endless suffering.

Posted by JohnS. January 14, 09 04:28 AM

It's me again Nagwa of Egypt
I'm not involved in any political side , I'm not supporting Hamas at all to be unmistakable .
(1) Firstly i want this massacre COME TO AN END , we are not a war loving people, besides it's not a war it's an attack as both sides aren't equal at all .
For example : if 1000 American man attacked Canada does it make Canada fight the whole American people ( they are not equal Canada is a government , the American group isn't )
(2) Israel is taking Hamas as an excuse to wage war against Gaza , it isn't the first time .
(3) If you reviewed the statistics you'll find that Israel killed in her first day of war what surpass the number that Hamas supposed it killed in the last 8 years.

Posted by Nagwa January 14, 09 04:50 AM


Posted by HEAL THE WORLD January 14, 09 05:43 AM

I just can't believe that people still believe that Israelis are the bad ones in this. That's damn right pathetic.
Palestinians started this FIRST. Do you guys remember when the Palestinians evacuated the Israelis from their city? Did the Israelis send bombs? No. For years Isreal recieved bombs / rockets from Palestine. Now Isreal is retaliating, it's considered genocide. Do unto others what you want them to do unto you.

Then again, innocent people are dying / suffering. I do hope this stops. May God be with you all. (Both Israelis and Palestinians).

Posted by Karyie January 14, 09 06:55 AM

Everyone has seemingly failed to see the point here.
It isn't about which country is right. It's about humans on both sides of the borders who are losing their lives because of the decisions and doctrines of a select few on both sides of the border.
Wars don't solve any thing. Only the innocent die and those who claim these ideologies from the top of their pyramids live to see another day. And the very fact that people(of this world and posting comments) are willing to resort to petty arguments about who's right, says a lot about where we stand today as a world. Oh, to a day where we can all live and let live. And see the problems, from their roots than on the surface. Amen.

Posted by Peace hopeful January 14, 09 07:19 AM

Dear AZ u want a reply and i will give it to you. First of all i 'll say that i m from Greece, i am not anti-semit, i don't hate israeli people and i don't like hamas.
Well u asked 'what would u do' and i 'll say just that:
If my country didn't respect the rights and the land of a neighbour country for 40-60 years despite international laws, conventions and resolutions, and if also my country had the endless economical and military support of the most powerful nation in the world, i would prefer to live my life as an immigrant than support the killing of civilians, as a retaliate for hamas' homemade rockets..
I hope u had a satisfying answer and i'm now looking forward to yours!

Posted by eliaou January 14, 09 07:22 AM

As about photo 36,
the bus station where this woman was killed by a Grad rocket, is the bus station Im using every day for last three years when I come back home to Ashdod from work in animation studio in Tel-Aviv.
I cannot explain that weird mix of feelings, when you feel happy for being lucky and not getting killed, and one second later you feel guilty for being happy about it, coz you know, someone paid the price.
And then all those memories come up, about my studies in Jerusalem 6 years ago, when terracts took places every day (two of them right under my house). Its crazy even to remind of that horrible feeling inside your stomach of death walking around you and trying to touch you. You cant write, you cant create, you cant draw, you cant study, coz nothing of it seems meaningful when you are all about survival.
And then they come, those pressing and disturbing thoughts of unability to change, you start wondering when will it end, and you dont see the end. All you want is to RUN. Run away! USA, Canada, New Zeland, Germany - no matter where, just to give yourself a rest, to leave it all behind. But you cant. Its your country, your baby and it's hurt and bleeding. You cant run.
Your family is here, your memories are here.

I came here from Russia, studied here and went to the army. Now I live independent life, I have job that I dreamt of and Im proud of myself as an Israeli every single day. This is the country that gave me a chance to be someone. It's been bad and ugly to me someitmes, but it's mine and it's beautiful and it deserves to live.

I have to say the whole world, Israelis dont mean no harm. We all would like war to end and leave in peace. This is rich, smart, creative, modern society that struggles for it's right to exist, to develope and to share its goods, creations and inventions with the whole world. Israel is not an agressor, as its being represented in European media. Israel does not have a choice, but to stay where it is and to defend itself.
If somone thinks other way, he has his right to it. But, its important not to get to conclusions just becoz of what the media said. Read more history, watch different news channels, come to Israel to visit, listen to the opposites such as Wafa Sultan - if you open your mind, you can become more objective and even to fall in love with this country.
It's important to mention, that all the situation that takes place in the Middle East cannot be judged according to "European" criterias of equality of rights, humanity and democracy. As we are dealing here with enemy, that has no idea about any of
this. What they do know, is the power of media, and they put all the efforts to use this "western" kind of weapon against "western" man and "western" democratic and human values.
Im joining the other reader, that was thankful to for objective representing of both sides. Coz both sides are hurt and both sides want it to end. But Israel cannot stand another 8 years of bombing and not one extra day.
Im sorry for all the innocent people being hurt, and yet Im proud of every Israeli army move, becoz Israel waited for it for too long. If nothing can satisfy Hamas,
but dead desert, we'll have to damage them, before their plans come true.

NO to attacks and bobming of innocent citizens!
YES to peace!
And Y-E-S for right to live and be safe!

Posted by Ana St. January 14, 09 07:38 AM

To all the people who are in favor of israel:
I read some comments here (Ofcourse can't read all) n some were saying about Palestinians being cry babies and put their women n children in dangerous areas to die and all that BS. Some said that they had fear of rockets from Hamas, for 8-years. well people, fear God (Allah), at least dead innocent Palestinians (in this war) are promised paradise, n what about you???? Just think about your hearafter that if you hold the finger of these assholes, they would just drag to you hell fire.
you can see in the pix, a 4-year old and her 4 sisters were sleeping (apparently in their homes), was that a danger zone? n they are cry babies??? you assholes, you just hada rocket siren and you put ur heads in your asses. and look at them ... they are still coming right at you ... and this America is the Grandpa of you assholes ywho is baby sitting you motherfuckers. but since every dog has its day ... its yours now, with the help of others ... we all have a land of our own, WHO the hell are you? (Israelis). you dont evven have a dog house for yourself. Just think of this ... "How many years more can you survive on others? 1 yr., 2 yrs., 3, 5, 10, 20??? Have you thought of the life after death? If you just had a 0.1% knowledge, you would not sleep for the rest of your motherfucking life ... i can promise you that .... sorry for the bad language i used, cuz i know its not enough ...
~Just a thought ~
you can share yours at

Posted by Desi Baba January 14, 09 08:03 AM

reply to #980 ... a massacre of civilians by the state is not a civil war.
also if someone were to try and kill me i would defend myself, that is what the palestinians are doing. today there are over 1000 palestinians killed and 13 isrealis. it is clear who the tyrant is.

Allaahumma unsur ikhwaananaa fi filastien

Posted by Asmara January 14, 09 08:11 AM

reply to #980 ... a massacre of civilians by the state is not a civil war.
also if someone were to try and kill me i would defend myself, that is what the palestinians are doing. today there are over 1000 palestinians killed and 13 isrealis. it is clear who the tyrant is.

Allaahumma unsur ikhwaananaa fi filastien

Posted by Asmara January 14, 09 08:11 AM

Shame on israeli government! why the normal people have to pay for a political problem? and shame on everyone who enjoys to see crimes of israel in gaza. Shame ...
Imagine if it was YOUR family in that situation! Just Imagine

Posted by humanity January 14, 09 08:20 AM

i am israely 70 years old ,my family was destroyed in europe.ISRAEL is my home. milions of muslems around are trying to destroy us but god is with us,all the horrible pictures you are looking at are going to be in short time REALITY in your countries by the milions of muslems living in your ountries.REMEMBER THAT IS GOING TO BE YOUR PROBLEM TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

Posted by SALOMON the king January 14, 09 08:20 AM

A picture is worth a thousand words... first think about what you see in these pictures and tell yourself you is to blame. If you are honest to yourself you'll find the answer...

What I see...

Mostly innocent bystanders who didn't aks for a war. Children who didn't have a choice to be in the middle of a war. Almost all innocent bystanders and innocent children who's lives are destroyed and viciously killed.

Posted by Guilty by nature January 14, 09 08:21 AM

remember... Paleistinian hamas is a terrorist group that encourages suicide bombings, murder, terrorism,..they have launched thousands of rocket attacks against Israel in '08 alone,, Palestinian hamas will use their own civilians as human shields,, hamas has murdered their own people to "frame" Israel,. Dont forget the tunnels hamas has dug under the border adjacent with Israel . smuggling weapons, rockets, ( how long has it taken to dig these tunnels, weeks, months,,years,,)
How many innocent Israli civilians have been killed by Paleistanian terrorism since 2007??? u need to show the pain and suffering the Israli people are and have been experiencing since hamas has been using terror tactics agains God's chosen people.

Posted by support for God's (Jesus's) chosen people January 14, 09 08:33 AM

After all the arguments I've taken part in on the internet, I think this "Israel - Palestine" dispute is a topic that can't be 'won' just like this war.

Guess it comes down to values. Do you turn the other cheek when someone sends a rocket though your window, killing your children, or will killing hundreds of Palestinian children instead ease the pain.

This whole "they started it" thing has gotten out of hand and, at least to me, is a way sufficient point to rage a war against the Palistinian public. One must question Hamas' motives with their rockets though... They say they want to destroy Israel, but sending a few rockets over the border hardly get's the job done against one of the worlds most developed army. Getting the rest of the Arab world to the aid when Israel retaliate could do the trick.

Let's hope for all our sake it doesn't come to that and Obama with his new foreign policy can bring some light to this part of the world.

Posted by Toure January 14, 09 09:08 AM

Israel needs to relax. This country has caused nothing but trouble.

Posted by Johnny January 14, 09 09:19 AM

if I were God.................................

I would bomb the Jerusalem Church..........................
and rebuilt two copies of that building................................
one in Colorado/USA - where all the Israeli people were deported
and one in Jerusalem...........................
in the State of Palestine...........................

Posted by Tobi January 14, 09 09:20 AM

So an alle die so denken wie 1042 ihr seit genau die richtigen , die von tun und blasen keine ahnug haben wollen uns muslimen zeigen was richtig oder falsch ist.ein muslime hört auf seine innere stimme und handelt nicht aus dem kopf herraus den er weis was sünde und gute tat bedeutet. Israel ist kein STAAT der aufrechtig und STOLZ auf sich sein kann als zuwanderer sind sie in Plestina eingetroffen und denken das das denen gehört alles hinterhältig angereichert , denn Palistina hat nicht das was israel an waffen besitzt,ABER wir haben "ALLAH" C.C. der uns hilft und weiter helfen wird warum lässt israel nicht zu das Palestina von draußen WAFFEN oder ÄRZTLICHE hilfe bekommt,denn es ist leichter gegen wenig waffen zu Kämpfen denkt ihr aber ALLAH C.C. ist mit den MUCAHIDS, in den Medien wird nur berrichtet was Hamas ( genannt terroristen) an schaden verursachen aber was die JUDEN machen ist wenn die ganz besorgte menschen zeigen eins muß man sagen euer Gesogs VOLK ISRAEL ihr seit SUPER schauspieler das muß man euch lassen. Aber eins habe ich verstanden bist du Muslime bist du schon ein terrorist. Ich weiß egal wie es aus geht mit dem Krieg WAHRE MUSLIME werden immer die gewinner sein ob hier aber jenseits auf jedem fall. Ich hoffe nur das die menscheit nur ein wenig gewissen hat und einmal darüber nach denkt. An ALLE Muslimische schwestern und brüder macht weiter mit unser CIHAD gibt nicht auf ALLAH C.C. ist mit euch.

Posted by Aynur MUSLIMA VON GERMANY January 14, 09 09:47 AM

a todos los espanoles y todo el que critica israel. aguantensela, traguensela doblada, esto es lo que hay que hacer para proteger a los ciudadanos de la legitima israel, les guste o no.

Posted by axel January 14, 09 09:48 AM

No matter who you support, or whatever your beliefs may be, please just prey for an end to the bloodshed. Holy wars are tired and trite there seems to be no resolution for either side so just prey that the innocent victims are safe from military action. Amen.

Posted by Shane R January 14, 09 10:24 AM

To Ana St (#1079)
How can israel be your homeland when u said u went there from russia?? rather strange isn't it?
I can't help but laugh when u say that 'western' media falsely present israel as the aggressor. Try to check the objectivity of your own media..
To #1086 (the one that signs as 'support for God's (Jesus's) chosen people'):
you are simply pathetic that u use Jesus name. Jesus said to turn your other cheek when you are beaten, he told us to love each other, he preferred to die than use force...I can only say that: go f...k yourself..

Posted by FGS January 14, 09 10:59 AM

I just hope this will stop soon. I know that they will never stop fighting until they have all killed each other, but this is terrible

Posted by Palm January 14, 09 11:25 AM

Pray is the last thing we should do. If it hadent been for the dumb idéa of religion, this conflict wouldent have happend.

i blame it all to those narrow minded fools who thiks this has anything to do with A god.

Posted by Tjompa January 14, 09 11:26 AM

Don't mess with Israel. This is the message to all those who hate Israel, hate the Jews and want them dead and destroyed. It's not happening. Israel has the right to defend itself against all enemies and it does. Throughout history Jews had been the victims. Not anymore. All of you hateful screamers, hissers and spitters - they can't hear you. They have more important things to do - defend their nation and dignity. Middle East respects only power. OK, here's something you can respect and fear. Israel must finish the job it started, non-withstanding the bad publicity, political pressure and so called 'public opinion'.

Palestinians have chosen their destiny when they elected Hamas. Perhaps, they would remember what Hamas brought them next time there is an election.

Israel is fighting a war. This is only an opening salvo. This war is with Iran and Hamas is doing the fighting for the enemy. Israel is fighting against Islamo-fascism that wants to destroy the Western civilization. Those who doubt that the fight has begun - look a the hateful slogans on the streets of France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, USA and elsewhere. Open your eyes and souls - this is not only about Israel, this about your future. How do you like your peaceful Muslim neighbors?

I wish strength and wisdom to the people of Israel and to all of those who support Israel struggle. To those who want the war to end - it will, when the Hamas is dead and defeated.

G-d protect Israel, now and forever

Posted by snowman5 January 14, 09 12:47 PM

To 1084:
I guess at least once in a while you need to get out of your stupid little hole and come out into the REAL world.
Leaving aside your ignorance of the origins of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, your allegations of Muslims are laughable, and pathetic.
If Islam is the war-mongering, terror-inducing cult you claim it is, how come it is THE most FASTEST growing religion on the planet? I mean come on, surely the whole world isn't that stupid. Or maybe its just you.
And what about all that time when Jews were systematically killed by Hilter, and then so-called 'Heretics' were eliminated during the Inquisition for crimes against the church? I suppose in your book that makes Christianity evil as well? Puh-leese, grow up kiddo!
And while whether Hamas is justified in their attacks is debatable, your opinion that there's nothing wrong with the killing of hundreds of innocent civilians by the Israeli army, in delibrately targetted attacks against civilian shelters (the UN school incident yesterday) shows that you're the smallest man in the world!

Posted by Anonymous January 14, 09 01:04 PM

You guys need to wake up to the fact that Israel started as a bunch of terrorists wanting a piece of land that supposedly is their "God given" right. This is absurd!! And why did a secular nation like Great Britain help them out? Truth of the matter is if something starts out as terrorism which the Israeli are continuing to THIS day with their current stupid regime, it WILL always BE resisted. Just like our current foreign policy will KEEP supporting the terrorist regime, the Muslim World will KEEP supporting the displaced Palestinians who deserve and have every right to fight the occupation that has gone on since creation of an Illegal state called Israel.

Posted by Anonymous January 14, 09 01:12 PM

Well said, 1022. And those who keep repeating 8 years, 8 years . . . Israelis have suffered from Hammas rockets for 8 years, etc. What about Palestinians who have suffered from Israel's bombs, rockets, tanks, and ALL kinds of terror, a series of HOLOCAUSTS, for over 60 (SIXTY) years since 1947? If Israelis want to live/exist, they should do so outside of the Arab/Palestinian land. They should get a piece of land to live on from the Europeans who tortured and mistreated them; Why do Arabs have to pay the price for a crime they did not commit? God bless Palestine and the freedom fighters in Gaza!

Posted by truthlover January 14, 09 01:32 PM

How arrogant is it to call them selves God chosen ones after a book how is a cheep stolen from most of the old religion and stories in the middle east specially the Egyptians and Sumerians

Its been clear now for a good time to those how dear to see
Israel are not children of God
Israel are children of Satan

Posted by Jóhann Baldur Pálson January 14, 09 02:19 PM

You guys just don't get. people that don't live Israel nor Gaza have no right to shoot so-called "facts" out of their mouth when their only source is the media.
Every network will they you a different story, either its true or either its not it doesn't matter.
Hamas is a terror orginization which you know,
Terrorist are shooting rockets everywhere, they don't aim. oh sorry they do - major towns in Israel. whether it falls in someones' family home, school classroom, kindergarten the more dead/injured civiians the better.

a terrorist group like Hamas would send suicide bombers inside Israel to bomb a bus full of citizens, a shopping center, a market etc..

while israel is making efforts for quiete and peace with its neighbours Hamas is dealing with hating israel, not recognizing israel, smuggling weapons through tunnels, kidnap a soldier (and many other failed tries), teaching their children hate and crime. A 6year-old holding a gun is not a wierd seeing in gaza streets.

A 6-monthes cease fire agreement was violated ONLY by Hamas keep firing rockets to Israel. during the 6 monthes cease fire the IDF responded only a few times for the attacks, but it didn't help.

For 8 years the people of the town Sderot has been suffering by Qassam rockets. having barely 15 seconds to run for cover once the alarm is on.

Imagine your town is being hit by several rockets a day. every day. for EIGHT YEARS.
Every self-respecting country would not allow this. Terror must stop.

Therefore a military operation is the only solution. You CANNOT shake hands with the ones who wants to kill you. no matter how much you try.

Hamas thought they would win this fight by earning time. they don't care the people of Gaza who "voted" for them are suffering. not just that they dont care, they are using them as human shields. look for videos --> in the middle of IDF-Hamas gun-battle, hamas militants took kids from the street and hide among them. They know the israeli soldiers can't do anything about that. If Hamas really think they have a chance to win this war they should stand up and fight like a man. Army against so-called Army. Most of hamas rockets are being fired from inside the population. they dig thousands of tunnels under gaza for - Smuggling and storing weapons and kidnapping soldiers.
It seems like Hamas wants the people to die, they dont care, they want to look poor and sad, they want the media to come and show the world how sad they are and hopefully the world might help them to achieve another cease-fire that will buy them more time to rearm and fight again.

Golda Meir who was the prime minister of Israel sad almost 40 years ago -
"We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We wil only have peace with Arabs when they love their chilren more than they us" ---- something to think about.

Now this knowledge is not bade on media or storys, its based on facts. its based on living this reality every day.


Posted by Ron January 14, 09 03:16 PM

I want pice. good is a point, it is a power, it is same of all.
So war is not a salution, human relation is relation,
A flower can not enime,
A children can not enime

Posted by Bishwanath Das January 14, 09 03:53 PM

Since the bottom line to why they are fighting is religion, it makes no sense whatsoever. Religion is just a misdirected belief of something you want to believe and force yourself to think that there is such thing as god. Take for example the bible, was it written by the god? No, it was written by people, unless god suddenly shows up on earth and shakes my hand I will refuse to believe any of that sipritual bulls*it they make in churches. Religion has always been treated as a reason for war, the real thing is that both sides want each others blood over nothing.

RobsOpen your eyes people.

Posted by Anonymous January 14, 09 04:00 PM

If I was leaving there, I would leave that infested hole that thousands of people call "home" the second day, forgetting my past, my heritage and my culture and becoming a survivor.
We seem to have forgotten we are survivors.
The guys who prepare the wars are NEVER the ones who die. We should go for those f*ckers. From one side and from another, war against your own contry! War against politicians and religious leaders!

Posted by Nando. January 14, 09 04:35 PM

If Israel cant bare being hit once a while by rockets and feels justified to respond in such ways then Hitlers response was also justified for not being able to bare the jews hanging around and trying to control Germany, as they managed to do to the US later ... Shame to Hamas too, because killing children and innocent people is a disgrace ... Shame to the US , because they invaded Iraq in order to restore "democracy" and now they re turning a blind eye... Shame to all the countries of the world, because they r all guilty for the shituation down there ... Shame to all of us because we watch real people die while eating pop corn in front of our tv .... Shame to the human kind because it tortures the whole planet and its spieces in order to do WHAT ???? Maybe the time is right to blow the planet up and put an end to this madness.

Posted by SICK January 14, 09 04:37 PM

well war is something that has and will forever exist. but yet the worst thing about this war is that the cruelty of it and yet not a single world power can do anything to intervein. As long as there only human life´s at stake. Then it is not of anyonce consern exept a few hippies. But a place like Iraq where there are assets to be had, intervenstion is neccisery

Posted by Anonymous January 14, 09 04:44 PM
1107. heaven is full of suicide bombers messing around with captive virgins...hmmm, and that's supposed to be a good place. Here and now, more respect for women, children and your fellow man would be a good place.
This world is a creepy place while we so called intelligent apes are still around.
No real civilization or real 'god' would permit a childs life to be put at risk.
Anyone that fires a weapon into a populated area started this. It starts again and again, every fired weapon is the new start. Putting your personal agenda before the safety of others started this. What are god, allah, superman and santa claus doing while all this is going on. If you get to heaven it will possibly say " WAY OUT, THANK YOU FOR VISITING."

Anyone that fires a weapon into populted areas

Posted by This could be Heaven-Never hurt anyone. January 14, 09 05:20 PM

So much hate.. it's sad. I hope the people in palestine/Israel find peace one day.

Posted by Birgir January 14, 09 05:53 PM

we only want pace israel people

Posted by hgfhg January 14, 09 06:45 PM

Yes we know all that. Bottom line israel is an invading existence and resistence will persist until the invaders are washed away and defeated.

Posted by aaa January 14, 09 07:10 PM

Thank you for your response JohnS. I can see that we we are on the same side; that which wants to see Hamas wiped out so that Israel and Gaza can build a lasting peace. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to fight Hamas openly because they are hiding behind civilians. No army in the world could fight Hamas with less civiian casualties than we are seeing now. Because of these civilian shields, Israel is forced to warn their targets before attacks, allowing Hamas militants to escape. All these points can be seen in my first point (#947) which I implore you to read. Ultimately, it is obvious that Israel cares more bout Gaza civilians than Hamas does. Most people remain unaware of Hamas's crimes against their own people, and the real reasons for the high Gaza casualties.
Now, eliaou, I was not quite as impressed with your answer. I will not argue the history of the last sixty years with you, as most of it differs with opinion. But I will say now that, as I said before, Israel does not want to kill civilians. At the risk of sounding repetitive, that is Hamas's goal, to maximize casualties on both sides. (For elaboration please see my original post, #947) What my question was, and I recommend you read #947 before answering, was what would you do if you were in charge of Israel's army and had to fight Hamas as they hid behind civilians? That is what I, and Israel, would like an answer to. Once again, if someone brings forth a reasonable solution better than Israel's current one, they will implement in a heartbeat.

Posted by AZ January 14, 09 07:37 PM

I can't agree with you more.
This is just really Sad.
So sad that people could think that kill others is the only way to live in peace.

Posted by Cess007 January 14, 09 08:33 PM

While Palestinian extremest are as well guilty of launching missiles into Israel, it is sad to realize that the innocent Palestinian civilians are paying the price irregardless of their innocence. Israeli mighty display of power in the so-called "War against Palestinian militants", have shed more blood than necessary and jeopardized their cause. Killing of innocent children and civilians and destruction of the Gaza government is in itself a ruthless act. An underground offensive based on highly intelligent sources might have yielded better performance. Destroying a whole nation due to few crooked Palestinians is in no way a just action.
The Israeli government need to practice the humanity they were born with. Israeli reaction is blown out of proportion. Their action is more destructive than constructive. As for the Palestinian militants, their actions have destroyed the lives of their some Israelis but has brought a terrible disaster to the Palestinian themselves. This counterattacks are useless.

Why don't we stop treating each other like beasts and view each other with respect and dignity. Let's bring humanity back to life. Let's love one another and live in peace and harmony.

Posted by Anonymous January 14, 09 09:16 PM

I feel like throwing up.

Why doesn 't Israel just stop bombing/threatening it's neighbors and invading Palestinine.

If Israel did not start the blockade and treat the Palestinians like Animals, this would have never happened in the first place.

Posted by Mabs January 14, 09 10:40 PM

Israel is the biggest TERRORIST of the world
Israel is the biggest TERRORIST of the world
Israel is the biggest TERRORIST of the world
Israel is the biggest TERRORIST of the world

Posted by amarican January 14, 09 11:39 PM

Dear Ana st.
what you write touched my heart. you love your country and u do have democratic values and its seen by how u express yourself, nomatter if i fully agree on everything with you or not, this is democracy and opinions in democracy can be many....Just one point however, you say you come from russia but israel is your have every right as a jew to feel that way but you have to understand that arabs that were born on israel they at least have the same right like you to love this land and no one has the right to kick them out of it...and these arabs on their side they should respect the right of you and other israelis to live in the historical land of israel...if only there could be peace between you israelis and arabs, if only you could create a free democratic state like federation, like belgium for example, where all the ethnic groups live together under one roof in harmony....of course i do knowthat this is not realistic, that its dificult to live with muslim populations becouse their religion and their culture makes it perhaps almost impossible...and i do believe that the root of all the problems in the middle east and elsewere in the muslim world is the islamic religion itself...its bad, its undemocratic, its destructive, brutal and finally very what is the best solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict?i think to be realistic as there is a clash of civilization of culture between the two people, the palestinian culture being inferior (the palestinian people are not inferior or the muslims, dont get me wrong, im not a fasist, its their culture inferior, in the same way that any other political system whish is not democratic is inferior to democracy) it seems that the only solution is 2 independent states, a palestinian and an israeli, with both respecting and not messing with each other....

Posted by JohnS. January 15, 09 01:08 AM

Dear AZ. I thank you for your response as well. Of course we are on the same side as far as Hamas is concerned, the right of the democratic state of israel to exist and so for the alternative strategy for israel, i have some thoughts...why doesnt Israel in coordination with the USA bomb the root of the problem which is IRAN?and when i say to bomb Iran i dont mean civilian targets and i dont mean to send army there like America did in iraq becouse these things create more problems eventually...what im saying is to keep bombing military and presidential targets in Iran WITHOUT any previous warning so that the fanatics dont get away...there is a military paray for example every year in iran with all the leaders being there....bomb them without warning, kill the leadership at once, save the life of innocent people...whether this is a solution or not im not an expert to say, its just a looking forward to hear your views on it...

Posted by Anonymous January 15, 09 01:27 AM

I'm sorry but if you are truly christian or jewish you would support Israel! God is on their side, they will prevail... God has defended and help his people in times of war before and this time is no different! With God at your back you cannot lose! Look at the 6 day war? 3 countries planned to attack Israel, completely outnumbered them, but did not succeed. Anyone and everyone is bias and will hold firm in their beliefs, you cannot deter the muslims and their quest to kill the jewish population and retake the holy land just as you cannot deter Israel from defending THEIR land! The only way for a holy war to end is the complete obliteration of the other side, we all know this and because the world has always been against Israel and jewish people so of coarse you are all hoping its Israel that is obliterated, but GOD defends his people... stop complaining, stop calling for the war to end because it will not end! Stop saying its unfair, missiles get launched at Israel and they stop them so they are evil, but neither side is free of fault, but one side has to prevail and only one WILL! ISRAEL! The muslim relgion is extreme and calls for the convert of everyone to Islam or the death of those who will not agree... we cannot change it, but we can STOP it. So please, war is war and all is fair in WAR! People will die and nothing will change that, let the war play out and let Gods true people rise up victorious. If you are a true believer of the bible and don't pick and choose WHAT to believe, if you truly follow the Torah, you will support Israel and any outcome that unfolds. Whether that be the war ending or the complete eradication of Gaza's population, despite the harshness of that.. its going to happen someday. And eventually as the world becomes overpopulated war and genocide will be the only answer.

Posted by Dane January 15, 09 01:43 AM

Mr. 1101:

Although you wrote a very good speech, but would you mind answering the following questions (from your message), as well:

Is Hamas a terrorist organization or freedom fighters?
What would you do if someone walks in your house & kicks you out, claiming it to be his house?
Now you talk about Israeli prime minister saying something about "being forced to kill Palestinian Children", "they want peace - no war", well dont you think he does / did not have right say this, as Israel is the one wrongfully occupying Palestinian land?
Dont you think its the same thing (as mentioned earlier) you walk in some one else's house, forcefully occupy it (since you have modern guns & power), and then give out a speech that "Oh! we dont want to hurt your children, unless you force us (by asking us to leave YOUR house)"?
Now you cried out for Hamas (so called terrorists) hitting rockets on the major towns of Israel, which fall on someone's home, or schools. Think what you have done in the past? or have been doing?
Dont you think you are weak inside, because you are seeking shelter under lame excuses that Hamas is hitting your cities and you are endagered??
Who is the crybaby here? a hand full of freedom fighters (also Mujahideen) or a whole country equipped with modern machines and guns (begged, borrowed or stolen, doesn't matter)?
Did you have a chance to look at the map, the recent version (after you stole the Palestinian land), what is size of Israel compared to the size of Palestine?
Now you are afraid of the suicide bombers? (This is the weapon that ONLY MUSLIMS have that you fear) What would you do if all of your (innocent) family is killed (Brutally) by the Israeli troops/bombs? what would you do? I can tell you, if you dont have any reason to live, you would blow up yourself, but not in vain, you would try to cause as much damage as possible. May be this is not the solution, but you WILL express your anger and hatred.
Give me one good & convincing situation when you tried to make efforts for wanting peace with Palestine? The only way possible is you leaving the (fallaciously) occupied land.
Again, you are talking about the BS that the Freedom Fighters are transporting weapons and kidnapping Israeli solidiers through tunnels, etc. Why dont you agree that you are opinionless about their true location? They would do whatever possible to fight you back. Are they kidnapping your innocent children & women ? They are kidnapping the soldiers, because apparently they dont have guts to fight on their own, they need a platoon to fight a couple of brave soldiers, u know.
A 6-month cease fire .... BS .... its the same thing that you slap someone on the face & then say: "Oh! now will resume the fight after 6-months, if you breach this agreement, we will be FORCED to beg america for help". Any opinions?
Did you have a look at the photos one more time? Have you seen the reaction of Israeli people, upon hearing just the "siren" of rocket attack????? Fear is fear my friend, I would personally consider this a MINOR (may be a MICRO) fear compared to the rocket attacks and people sunk in the debree, in Palestine.
You had "15 - seconds" (a the minimum) time to take cover, what about the Palestinians, how much time did they have? Now you will say that it went on for 8-years, cummon grow up, you know better that the Israeli government is still in capable of finding / killing Hamas soldiers.
As you have said yourself, "You dont shake hands with the people who wants to kill you", so "everything is fair in war", don't you think?
Here again, you are saying that in some video, Hamas soldiers hid behind kids and "ISRAELI SOLDIERS COULD NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THAT".... ahhh cummon man .... I just saw pix of a 7-months old fetus, which had a complete dead body of a kid (NOT YET BORN), and you think I or anybody in this situation would agree with that BULLSHIT ???

Now would you dare answering these questions????
Please take time and dont be agressive or emotional. Provide facts for your statements, with a convincing tone.

~ Awaiting Reply ~

Posted by Desi Baba January 15, 09 03:13 AM

2:205 When he turns his back, His aim everywhere is to spread mischief through the earth and destroy crops and cattle. But Allah loveth not mischief.

2:190 Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.

The Holy Quran

Posted by Abdullah January 15, 09 03:41 AM

Stop War against Innocent People.
God is Greatest

Posted by M.Zohaib January 15, 09 03:49 AM

JeeZ, Bush is about to get rich again.

Posted by Doc January 15, 09 03:56 AM

This defense of blaming the victims and claiming hamas is using the civilians as human shields is getting oh so worn out, it just doesnt hold up any more, As someone named "From America to Israel" (very nice comment by the way) stated, you have been outed, all your filthy underwear is lying in the street for all to see, and they are very filthy indeed. When I now look at the faces of Israelis, I see hypocrites, liars, With going to the border to watch and cheer over the death and destruction of women and children you have given me an entire new outlook on your people. When the history book is written on this time, it wont be looking to good for shining light of the world Israel, There is absolutely no justification for this war criminality, absolutely none... The statement made by " Israeli MP and Leader: Afghdor Liberman says that "Gaza has to be erased from the Map by Nuclear bombs like what Americans used in Heroshima and Nagazaki." What inhuman monsters you have become... I.. am Palestinian now too...
I am Palestinian now too...

Posted by Vercingetorix.XIII January 15, 09 04:57 AM

I agree with Nando, why dont all the Kings, Presidents and leaders of a country go out into a field and just kill each other, leave us the hell out of it... Now that is a solution...

Posted by Vercingetorix.XIII January 15, 09 05:04 AM

my full support for palestine!! Allahuakbarrr!!

Posted by Hafizzah January 15, 09 05:15 AM

To AZ:
I don't argue that fighting hamas is difficult as they are hiding inside towns. I can¢t say the term ¡human shields¢ because it disgusts me…and I don¢t know what is your proof for that and how you can have a proof when no pictures are taken as Israel doesn¢t allow journalists inside gaza..
But i guess it's obvious that you can't fight an army that is non-existent: they have no military bases, they do not have equipment (except some homemade rockets) while israel army has tanks, f-16s and the most up-to-date satellite and electronic means..
So what i' m saying is that this conflict is wrong from the beginning..
Try diplomatic means, try 'smart force' as hilary clinton said, but don¢t try to kill innocent people because this will turn against you.
Regarding the history part that you said that 'it differs with opinion'. How someone can claim something as it's own when as you say it depends on one¢s point of view. You have a point of view when someone else (palestinians) has another. How can a nation feels justified to kill innocent people when the UN organization and all the other countries (including of course Jews and Israeli people) say that this shouldn¢t happen..
Please give me your opinion.

Posted by eliaou January 15, 09 05:34 AM

i prefer dead before see this CRIME

Posted by mohamed January 15, 09 06:09 AM

How can any country in the world sit back when they are attacked by the neighborhood bully.

Hamastan has been attacking Israel for 7 years and the world has been silent. When the Israeli David decided to take action against the Hams goliath all of a sudden the hypocrites cry foul.

Enough is enough. We do not need Islamic terrorists. They are the entire world's problem. Instead of looking ta the terrorists, see what is happening in Zimbabwe and Darfur

Posted by Lawrence January 15, 09 06:35 AM

To lawrence #1128:
excuse me...are u saying that hamas is the goliath and israel is the david???

There are 2 possibilities:
1) You are completely idiot
2) You are just saying jokes

Posted by lol January 15, 09 08:02 AM

i m arabic, if u c ur family killed front of your eyes ,what u feel i just ask ? not matter who started hammas or israel, the promblem in israel why all neighbour from arabic people upto now israel can not be conpatible with other always things individule matter not make peace with other always just isreal strong powerfull no any country look like that , pleace we need peace for all people we need love each other, i m asking what the gulty for child in gaza, just one solution for israel
be good neighbourhood or leave our land to search in any part of this wrold

Posted by mohammed youssef January 15, 09 09:19 AM

Lanetullahu alal israil

Posted by ali January 15, 09 09:22 AM

Isreal had made peace and even forcefully removed it's people from Gaza as a symbol of peace. What did Hamas do in return?? fire rockets every one aimed at civilians... if palenistians had any brains at all they would look around and realize that they are sitting on a peice of prime property in the mediteranian sea... they could have built it into resorts and casinos and all been rich... but they were too concerned about following the teachings of a 5th century warlord who tells them to kill all non belivers... the problem isn't isreal or palenistine... it's ISLAM!!!

Posted by C January 15, 09 09:31 AM

kill all terrorist, they are curse of the land. islam s no good they so bad

Posted by terry January 15, 09 09:54 AM

Maybe because Hamas is not a government and that Palestine is not a State... and that the collective punishment is contrary to human rights.
There has always been criminal people it's not a reason to declare war against the crime and to assassinate innocent people in this "war"

Posted by sa5taman January 15, 09 09:55 AM

To all the above defenders of the Palestinians.
Come on, guys, You just don't know what You are talking about. Move over to stay in Israel for a couple of years and You will see for Yourself what is what. Those idiots have been shelling our cities for eight years, where have You all been? For years they have been raving on our people's blood and asking for punishment. That's a pity You always see only one side of the truth. I am personally against unnecessary bloodshed but what is going on in Gaza these days is long overdue. Hamas leaders and Islamic radicals are those to be blamed for the blood of their children. These cowardly fanatics use their women and kids as a shield.

Posted by Zeev January 15, 09 10:33 AM

Hi my name is Muhammed El-...well it doesnt rly matter because youll forget it...
newayz this is my story

I walk to school everyday under the sun...hoping that the sun will one day vaporize the hate on our lands so that later it could rain down upon us with that Peace can grow...

but until then i have to walk to school holding my lil sisters hands soo tightly..that every few minutes she has to pull away to wipe the sweat off her hands...i love my sister shes only 7 years old but weve shared alot of good times while walking to school...

This past week baba has been scared...ive never seen him like this mama made sure Fatima stayed home because lately its been*ts been goin down...but we dont want to be part of it...wen we kill a few of their soldiers they have to go after a whole village...this time its mine...

i still walk to school cuz i think education is our only hope...yesterday i was walking with baba to the store when a few Israeli soldiers were shooting at a group of what i like to call hopeless freedom fighters...they only have rocks what could they rly do?..newayz as we walked baba suddenly changed his mind n said lets go back home...but it was still 5.. and if we didnt grab food today the family would starve for a the 2nd in command at home i couldnt see my beautiful lil sister i told baba i knew a route that i took everyday...baba usually wouldnt listen to me but...DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE i guess this time i prevailed...we finally got to the store, money is scarce nowadays so we couldnt grab much...but at least my sister could eat...on the way back it was already dark and because of the route we took it was already past 7pm...

thas when the soldiers come out n their weapons and protect themselves...newayz walking back baba quickly jumped behind the dumpster and held me in his tightly it was hard to breath...said he loved me very much as the tears ran down his face like the rain i hoped would once fill our lands with Love so it would grow as Peace...use ur imagination im telling this story because i survived...i heard on the news they shot baba 14 times because he was an insurgent...holding a loaf of bread and my hand...yeee my dad seems like a terrorist...haha f*k u soldier ill meet u n hell...

i had good hopes one day there would be 14 years old and ima blow up this bus because desperate times call for desperate measures...f*k wut u heard recognize wut u a f*kin terrorist but thats because u killed my dream...i shoulda thought twice cuz now who do mama n fatima have?? f*k like i said desperate times call for desperate stop picking sides and demoralizing Palestinians...give me a f*kin AK...then go ahead n call me AK 14...cuz im 14 years old n the AK is my weapon my trust my hope for freedom n revenge...f*k you...This is the Palestinian have the same opportunity as the we can go shot for shot and not have to involve women n children...This is The Palestinian Dream...Gimme the AK n Kevlar f*k the helmet if you get shot in the head u deserve to die...n i should could would n will prevail...

My enemy is dressed n green with a funny lookin hat...i hate him not because hes a Jew or because hes in my land...but because he killed my main man!!...Muslims dont hate Jews...Jews Dont hate muslims...but it seems so because our governments use Islam n Judaism as a justification for their Dream...

Ill say it ryt now my name is muhammed i dont hate the Jew i hate the Man dressed in Greenish Blue...

Peace.Love.Unity Im Sherif Nassar and i have told the story of a single soul in Philisteen...

Posted by Shero... January 15, 09 12:40 PM

IN the name of god piece shall reign and all consequence shall be lay a side.
We are all god children whether black are white, Indians, what ever races it is.Israelite are god chosen people as it is quoted from ancient days but that does not say the wicked ones will escape the hands of god.Palestinian an the Israelite must under stand that the innocent people in there country had nothing to do with the war among them its just land and some bad tribes,
What they need to do is find the bad tribes and get them out and stop hurt the innocents (babies) innocent they are as the lord jesus and innocent they are taken just like he did.i understand a mans bundaries is his but you must also remember the people who make up these hurts the father to see innocent blood shed for something that will be distroy

Posted by in the name of our lord January 15, 09 01:18 PM

It doesn't matter which "side" you are on, but I hope that we can all agree that this is a horrible event. Sadly, I don't believe there is any end in sight during our lifetimes. The religious violence in this region has been ongoing for millennia...from the time of the pharoahs of Egypt and possibly before.

The only thing I can do is shake my head and feel remorse over everything that is being done in the name of religion.

Posted by skb January 15, 09 01:38 PM


"peace forever"

Posted by SIANIDA January 15, 09 01:43 PM

israelite no end of the world because god for cursed

Posted by akt January 15, 09 01:44 PM

I'm really tired of your stupidity .

Posted by nagwa January 15, 09 03:09 PM

Es increible como estas personas se lastiman, sabiendo que todos somos hijos de diós, no pueden vivir en paz y harmonio, ruego por que eta guerra se acabe y ellos puedan estar bien y conforme, tanto israelitas como palestinos. Que los Estados Unidos y la ONU hagan algo y lleven esto a una tregua para poder estar todos felices.

Paz y amor para todas estas personas

Posted by juan suarez de venezuela January 15, 09 03:43 PM


Posted by nagwa January 15, 09 03:50 PM

We are all brothers...we have nothing to share...all we take is 2 meters of land when we least let's live in peace..
I'm not Palestinian , i'm not israeli...i'm just a greek friend who feels your pain...
I hurt so much to see your kids dead...your properties destroyed....

Posted by MARIA January 15, 09 04:11 PM

Muslims aren't scary. Religeous ideology is scary. Believing that terror is the best way to peace is scary.

Posted by Heidi Lugrin January 15, 09 04:34 PM

it seems rackless and mercyless that poor palastinions who couldnt but defend themselves are described as militants even in this page.

Posted by baasil January 15, 09 05:29 PM

First to eliaou (#1126) let me say that I respect your desire for peace. While it is true that we refuse to end the operation in Gaza until we finish our goals (namely, the defeat of Hamas), we want nothing but to live in peace. In fact, that is the reason for this operation, to stop the rocket attacks and the arms smuggling, so that both countries can live in peace and so that the Gaza strip can be built as a functioning society. Unfortunately, Hamas doesn't want this. As I have said before, Israel cares more for the citizens of Gaza than Hamas does. They are more concerned with the destruction of the State of Israel than the creation and well-being of the State of Palestine. In fact, the Arabic word for ceasefire does not actually refer to a peace time, but rather a time in between wars for re-armament, which is exactly what Hamas did during the time between June and November. You simply cannot negotiate peace with those who don't want it.
As for my comment about the historical dispute; what I meant was I truly did not want to go into the argument about the history of Gaza because there are many sides and exaggerations. For instance, it is true that Gaza settlers were there before '67, but Jewish settlers have been there since the time of Christ. Yes some Gazans were forced out of their homes, but many more left of there own accord, mostly in fear of the invading Arab armies in 1948. (Incidentally, there were no universities or good public health care in the Gaza strip until Israelis started settling there). However, my main point is that the history of the Gaza strip is mostly irrelevant to the current situation. Israel has no current presence there (since we pulled out completely in 2005) and does not wish to reoccupy the land. What's relevant is that the rocket attacks are continuing and Israel MUST protect its citizens. We try our best to avoid killing innocent civilians (as I'm sure you know from my earlier postings) but if Hamas hides behind them and uses them as shields or for sympathy, what choice do we have?
Also, don't be fooled by the Jewish condemnation. They represent a very small minority in the overall community.
As for the UN, where were they during the eight years of continuous rocket and terrorist attacks against Israel? Where were they when Hamas was re-arming during the cease-fire? The truth is the UN has somewhat selective hearing when it comes to the Middle East. I don't really feel the weight of the Europeans countries and Arab countries that have condemned Israel, as they are some of the most anti-Israel (and usually antisemetic as well) places in the world. I look to the opinion of someone like Stephen Harper in Canada, who does not cave in to political pressure from Arab protesters. Or Barrack Obama, who said that if someone was firing rockets at his house, he would defend himself as well. (I would cite George Bush, but I can see that most people, including myself, do not hold him in high regard.
Let finish by saying that Israel, and we Jews in general, truly hate it when innocent civilians are harmed in these conflicts. We hate it even more when we are forced to kill them.
If you wish to respond I will be listening.

Posted by AZ January 15, 09 05:51 PM

there are more than 1000 person who were killed from the palistanian, some of them are women and many persons were killed in israel???who are the terrorists????

Posted by muhammad yahya zakaria January 15, 09 05:51 PM

Dear Anonymous, you touched on a very important issue, which is Iran. For all those who don't know, terrorists groups like Hamas and Hezbollah are supplied with weapons and such by Iran, which transports them through Egypt and Syria for each group respectively. You are right when you say that Iran is the root of the problem. It is probably the most powerful Arab nation right now, which is scary because they are lead by the smart but insane Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. During his reign, the man has made it clear that he does not accept Israel as a country and has called repeatedly for its destruction. He also has publicly stated that he believes the Holocaust is a myth, and has significantly advanced Iran's nuclear capability, despite numerous UN sanctions. Iran is definitely the most potent threat to the Western world.
Unfortunately, and this does not take much research to understand, an invasion of Iran would be disastrous! I will state some of the reasons:
1. Iran is not like Iraq or Afghanistan, in that it is a powerful, much more advanced country.
2. Even if the Iranian army were to be defeated soundly, there would be nothing to stop terrorist groups from occupying the area, and creating another quagmire like in Iraq.
3. It will be very hard to spare innocent civilians, as much of the fighting would be in cities.
4. There would be little support for an invasion, as Iran is somewhat a democracy, and Ahmadinejad is not quite as much of a tyrant as Saddam was. On the contrary, many Iranians view him as a hero.
5. Once again, the area would need to be rebuilt, which would bring the same problems as Iraq.
6. Arab countries that want to live a better life do not to live in a Westernized society. This presents the question of whether or not a oligarchy or dictatorship cannot sustain a functioning society.
There are many more reasons, but at the present, an invasion of Iran would not result in good for anyone.
I think a more viable option would be neutralizing Syria, hopefully by a peace agreement. As it stands Israel and Syria have a cease-fire. It is possible that Syria can be made peace with by giving to them the West Bank, though I would not be hopeful, as land returning has not worked out well so far, and the West Bank is more valuable than the Gaza strip.
As always, I invite all answers.

Posted by AZ January 15, 09 06:15 PM


Posted by FILIPE BALE January 15, 09 07:01 PM

Hamas has impeded the peace process at every opportunity through suicide bombings and rocket attacks. Hamas thrives on the misery and hopelessness of its people, a condition they perpetuate by maintaining a constant state of war. This is just the most recent example of the leaders of Hamas demonstrating that the misery they have brought to their own people is subordinate to their movement's divine aim.

Posted by Avi January 15, 09 07:34 PM

this world is not safe anymore ,i hope this world be hit by comet and finished.

Posted by comet January 16, 09 12:30 AM

thank you, boston globe, for doing these Big Picture round-ups.

Posted by c-monster January 16, 09 02:36 AM

Response to 1149 ("It [Iran]is probably the most powerful Arab nation right now"):
Iran IS NOT an arabic nation. Iran IS NOT an arabic country. But thanks for your "analyse" of the situation! :)

Posted by sa5taman January 16, 09 04:22 AM

You call this justice killing innocent people after you take their land and country and you expect them to go quietly ? what if some one took your homes bombed your family, killed your kids how would you feel? the Zionists have to stop the terror. they are the real terrorist Hamas are simply freedom fighters. open your eyes. i am not saying terrorism is right i am against it!!!!!!!!! i hate Terrorists

Posted by shany January 16, 09 06:03 AM

they are some people laugh and take advantages on this war.
let's shut them and the war up!

Posted by dapit January 16, 09 06:58 AM

bloodshed... people are dying and we don't do anything. what kind of people we are?


Posted by gizem January 16, 09 07:02 AM

TO ALL: no one has the right to talk on behalf of God. GOD is not with israel or with palestinians, God is with every human being on this planet. And what israel or hamas is doing today, good or bad, is not certainly driven by gods will....How can some people be so fanatic and narrow minded? I can not as well talk on behalf of God, but i know this: GOD, would certainly not approve the killings of innocent israelis or palestinians. And for gods sake, the children of palestinians are not terrorists like FILIBE BALE claims above. My GOD, if these people like Felibe are the supporters of Israel, then i will start to question my long-term symbathy and admiration for this country and its people who were once the victims of the most brutal dictator on earth, Hitler....My israeli friends here need to give an answer to FILIBE for the sake of the reputation of their country and their democratic tradition...AZ, FILIBE is all yours, your comments are more than necessary and i hope they will be towards the right direction!!!

Posted by JohnS. January 16, 09 07:23 AM

Israel is totally in the right in this conflict. For decades now the surrounding Arab countries have allowed the refugees to remain encamped on Israel's borders rather than resettling them in the abundant land available in the rest of the Middle East. That's all that is really necessary: recognize Israel, resettle the Arab refugees, and finalize negotiations on the exact shape of the borders. The borders do not have to be the exact 1967 boundaries because the land Israel won in battle is now rightfully controlled by Israel. However, she has offered many times to give most of that up and, in fact, the withdrawl from Gaza was an attempt to see what the Arabs would do if given a chance to run their own show. The Arabs failed miserably. This "independent" country of Gaza attacked Isael. Now Israel is fighting back.

I hope and pray that the present fighting marks a new chapter for Israel. No, Hamas will not just go away and it may become even more popular among the crowd who cheered the 9-11 attacks on the USA. (i.e. most Arabs, most Muslims in world, as well as a host of anti-Semitic anti-Western leftists). But it will signal two things: 1) Israel is not going to go to sleep again for years while terrorists amass weapons on its borders and fire rockets into its nation. It will answer them each time with attacks that the terrorists will find DISPROPORTIONATE. and 2) (hopefully) the "Palestinian Nation" charade is over. Most of the disputed areas of Israel won in battle should be converted to demilitarized zones and the surround Arab refugees should move into areas controlled by the surrounding Arab nations. This should have occurred decades ago.


Posted by freud99 January 16, 09 08:33 AM

Dear AZ
you are making some assumptions that i have to disagree:
1) Europe is not anti-semitic..Israel itself is considered part of Europe...If Europe was against you, you wouldn't be part of Europe..That's crystal clear...
2) UN does not have selective hearing when it comes to the Middle East. Don't forget that Israel as a state exists due to UN's resolution in 1948.
3) Please reconsider the term 'human shields' or use a proof for that action. I don't believe any father or mother would hide behind his children..

Posted by eliaou January 16, 09 08:53 AM

stop killing children.the people who are laughing at this war u dont know what it is like 2 c your brother, father,sister or mother dead.why wont the israelis just give up.because the palestiians won't.they will fight for the land .the hamas are not leaving the land because it says in the islamiic holy book(QURAN) if a person or a gruop are trying to take over your land without your permission you should fight back for this land.hamas know that there are a lot of muslims that are out in the world that will help stop this humanitarian crisis.

Posted by sahar January 16, 09 09:08 AM

Interesting statement: "Most of the people complaining about the war in Gaza are either Arabs or they just hate Israel."

By your stereotype, most the people who protested apartheid in South Africa must have been either Black or just hated Whites?

I don't fit your stereotype. I don't hate Israel. I am not an Arab or a Muslim. I'm an ordinary, fat, white American. I simply hate seeing a rich country that spent the last 40+ years intentionally sabotaging attempts at a lasting peace simply because the Israeli politicians can use the turmoil to their advantage in each successive

Hamas is wrong, but Hamas *is*. It exists. As long as there is desperation and chaos in Palestine, Hamas will exist and will have ample motivation to attack Israel.

Why is it that the US government states it's absolutely critical that a stable government be established in Afghanistan and Iraq and every other place on earth that is in chaos, but Palestine is the "special case" where no assistance is required and constant undermining of any and every nascent government is somehow going to produce stability and peace?

Posted by Dan January 16, 09 10:14 AM

1059 ------ > Silenttttttttttt .. All Over The World IN Silent !!!!!

Posted by Ali January 16, 09 10:22 AM

STOP THE WAR.....!!!

Posted by someone............ January 16, 09 11:21 AM

U call Al-Qaeda a terrorist organization...very true the UN calls them a Privatized Terrorist Organization...however, Israel by UN standards and the whole known as a Terrorist State.

lets look at the similarities n differences between both
Israel is a State and control the media abroad
Al- Qaeda a Privatized Organization controls the media only in the MidEast
Mass killing Check
Justifying by Religion Check

Falsly justifying by religion Check


Posted by Anonymous January 16, 09 12:37 PM


Posted by RODFER January 16, 09 02:16 PM

israel talking about terror and war on terror here is the pictures, israel killing the kids the womans the humanety and thats not terror!

Posted by alex pelgam January 16, 09 02:48 PM

god bless all the palestinien allaouma onsor palestine la3nta ellahou 3ela israel wella tarfa3 lahoum raya ya rabi ,ya rab ihmi palestine wa adfal palestina wa koil elcha3b elpalestini

Posted by linda gloire January 16, 09 03:02 PM

for all who support Israel let me tell u something :

collect all photos in this world about wounded or killed innocent Israelis ...
and i'll just collect 10 photos about wounded or killed innocent Palestinians ...
to know who is the real terrorist .......

Posted by Human January 16, 09 03:10 PM

even those pics cant make u be more humane,,shame on you american ppl,,u just enjoy watching innocent civilians killed,,those are not human shields,,,and there is no fighting,,there is killing,,50% of the 1133 killed by israel are women and children,,,,i just hate the ignorance that u only believe the bullsh*t the CNN says in its unbalanced coverage,,,they've taken over the media and u believe their lies not your eyes!!

Posted by Faidy January 16, 09 03:27 PM

imagine peace

Posted by claude January 16, 09 03:31 PM

Eliaou, in response to your comment, allow me to clarify:
1. Israel is most certainly NOT considered part of Europe. It resemble a much more European society than any other MIddle Eastern country. It is in fact officially part of Asia. To elaborate on what I said, in recent times, Europe as a majority, specifically places like France, have sided against Israel in Middle East conflicts. This is due mostly to the high populations of Muslim and Arab people, which tend to sway popular opinion in these countries. (Of course, not all European countries.)

2. The UN has passed over a hundred resolutions against Israel, including one in 1975 equating Zionism with racism. They have also completely ignored many
events that should have resulted in resolutions against other Arab countries, such as as the events of Black September 1970, when King Hussein of Jordan quashed terrorist groups in his country resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of Palestinians, as well as the massive, unprovoked attack on Israel the day it became a country. It of course has never concerned itself with terrorist attacks against Israel as terrorist groups are not countries.
3. Human shields-much as I know you hate this word, it needs discussion. Of course fathers are not using their own families as shields, but rather Hamas is the one hiding behind them. As I mentioned in my original posting (I hope you read it, #947), Hamas does this by putting militants, weapons, launch sites and basically any thing that would be a target for Israel to attack, in the homes of civilians or public areas, with or without the civilians' knowledge and/or consent. When Israel is aware that the target it is going to attack is populated with civilians, it warns them in advance of this. Usually, the civilians try to leave, but they are often stopped by Hamas forces who make them stay in the doomed area. I realize you may have trouble believing this. I myself find it appalling that Hamas would do this to its own citizens. However, consider what Hamas parliamentarian Fathi Hammad said, ""The enemies of God do not know that the Palestinian people have developed methods of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: 'We desire death like you desire life.'"
I hope these satisfy some of your concerns.
(For an interesting story on Palestinian propaganda, look up Muhammad al-Dura and French 2 news)

Posted by AZ January 16, 09 03:45 PM

Filipe Bale,
I am addressing you due to your comment that JohnS pointed out to me. First let me state that I do not know if you are being sarcastic or just over-zealous, but I can tell you that while we appreciate your support, I can tell you that I, and I'm sure my Israeli brothers and sisters would agree, can't agree with a lot of what you are saying. We don't want to destroy Palestine, we don't want to rule them. Our only goal is to live in peace. We aim to free Gaza of its terrorist influences. That is all. We wish to live with those in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as all of our neighbours, as functioning partners. We certainly don't want to kill children. Your claim that they grow up to be terrorists is as wrong as it is sad and hateful. This is the same justification that Hitler used for the murdering of Jewish children. We don't accept it.
I will end by saying that Filipe Bale's comments to not represent the opinions of Israel and the Jewish community.

Posted by AZ January 16, 09 04:01 PM

I would like to add to my comment of Filipe Bale's comment:
While I cannot speak for Hamas and the Palestinians, let me say on behalf of Israel and the Jewish community that this is NOT A RELIGIOUS WAR FOR US! We do not justify our actions using the Torah or the Bible. We justify them with reason and facts. So to all who say that this is a religious conflict, please do not make that assumption regarding Israel.

Posted by AZ January 16, 09 04:09 PM

it's a never ending struggle but nor only for israel but the moderate moslem world and all other religions against fanatic religious group who use their own children to protect themselves and let them be killed. They put their weapons in hospitals, mosques and schools. There is no leadership, no one to make peace with - it's just absurd and crazy. Millions of Arab, moslems are not willing to help and support 2 million unfortunate human beings but give them ammunition to kill and be killed.

Posted by lea dror January 16, 09 04:42 PM

vive gaza

Posted by hamou January 16, 09 05:16 PM

Pizdec polny

Posted by Timer January 16, 09 05:33 PM

No matter your religion, no matter your race, no matter your nation, bullets + bullets = more against you, not equal to peace. The only way to reach peace in our world is respecting everyone, specially those who are different. Peace + Peace = Peace. This can understood by my 9 year old nephew. You?

God!!! Guide Our Leaders to your love, help us to accept our worldwide neigboors and return the moral and humanity to your world. We are lost!!!!! Gun Dealers are taking over the order again. Money never can be more important than yelling of a dying kid. God be with you....

Posted by Luis Villalobos January 16, 09 07:16 PM

GOD said in Quran:O Children of Israel, remember My favor which I bestowed upon you, and that I blessed you more than any other people, Beware of the day when no soul can avail another soul, no intercession will be accepted, no ransom can be paid, nor can anyone be helpedRecall that we saved you from Pharaoh's people who inflicted upon you the worst persecution, slaying your sons and sparing your daughters. That was an exacting test from your Lord. Recall that we parted the sea for you; we saved you and drowned Pharaoh's people before your eyes.
Yet, when we summoned Moses for forty nights, you worshipped the calf in his absence, and turned wicked, Still, we pardoned you thereafter that you may be appreciative. Recall that we gave Moses scripture and the statute book, that you may be guided."
We made a covenant with the Children of Israel:… We made a covenant with you, that you shall not shed your blood, nor shall you evict each other from your homes. You agreed and bore witness. Yet, here you are killing each other, and evicting some of you from their homes, banding against them sinfully and maliciously. Even when they surrendered, you demanded ransom from them. Evicting them was prohibited for you in the first place. Do you believe in part of the scripture and disbelieve in part? What should be the retribution for those among you who do this, except humiliation in this life, and a far worse retribution on the Day of Resurrection? GOD is never unaware of anything you do.

Posted by peace January 17, 09 02:19 AM

Don't forget 9/11

Posted by amir January 17, 09 04:45 AM

just a shame on every one who supports israel , the country that prentended that palestine is her home , but i am telling you with the god support THE THINGS THAT TOOK BY FORCE WILL RETURN BY FORCE the palestine people now have all rights to do and kill israel and no one can blame them

Posted by peaceful world January 17, 09 04:55 AM

I is stunning how stupid one can really be.

Just look a us from space look how small these planet really is and in your stupidity try for just one second to understand how insegnificant you really are, how unimportant is your religious and political beleave.

And after that second has passed and if you understand that you are nothing else than a lifeform on a rock sourounded by gases maybe just maybe you understand that you are really nothing and as long as you spend your life killing, tareng things appart for no real reason than you lived for nothing. You warr nothing but a parasite liveng hes small seconds of life in the univers.

Only way for something to come out good from oure existance as humans is to understand and respect eachothers choices no matter the race, the religion or the nationality we are all on the same world sharing same needs.

Just think how much money warr spent on war just in the last 10 years. Than think how much couldof been achieved if they warr spended on medical research, on energy alternatives, fighting the polution, recycleng technologies or even space travel.

If we can't understand that than there is no hope and we might of well just stop dreaming of a better world.

Note: These message is not intended towards Israel, palestine, US, Russia, any religious beleaves or other political factions. It is for al men and women That one day will have a child and then they'l have to decide how that child will grow to be and what kind of world he will live in.

Posted by Star.D. January 17, 09 05:48 AM


Posted by TXETAKE January 17, 09 06:33 AM

Humanity is being killed by Israel. Killing thousands of innocents cannot be justified at any cost. Isnt this act by Israel called terrorism ? Why are the world leaders silent. Why does US and UN has double standards ? Definitely such mass killing performed by any other state would have led them to be labeled as a terrorist state.

Posted by Anonymous January 17, 09 07:50 AM

israel must dead in time now,yahudi not life in world and life in dark devils

Posted by faiz January 17, 09 09:11 AM

Can somebody please let me know, when Israel first struck unprovoked in the past 50 years?

Posted by Stefan January 17, 09 12:04 PM

It is understandable that a country must defend themselves against so called "terrorist (Hamas) attacks". But how is the slaughter of tens of thousands innocent people any justification. This war is a david and goliath war. Israel has a developed army with an array of weapons. Palestine has only hamas and its rockets. The above pictures illustrates the atrocity that has and will continue to occur in the Gaza strip.

You as people close your eyes and ask yourself..Which country would you feel safer in? Just imagine it was your family that lived in Palestine.

Posted by Adam January 17, 09 12:09 PM

Correct me if i am wrong, but Israel is a new country made by people who do not share any common heritage or tradition other than religion. They are people from other ethnicity from around the world, which occupied an area where indigenous people where already living thousands of years, and with the assistance of foreign politic powers forced their presence there. What is happening now is simply an ethnic clearence, an other genocide like the ones we read in the history books.

Posted by D. A. January 17, 09 02:07 PM

HEY,,, don't bee sad abaout israelis couse they are living among the poor Plestinians And they LOVE it ........=> KILL PEOPLE
But look at the fool faces of ARAB governers that afraid of helping their brothers
look at them.... they are scared!!!! This mdness will be ended soon... be sure!!
But foolness of ARABs won't end.........
why should Iran support gaza as we know that we are not ARABs????

Posted by persian empire January 17, 09 04:44 PM


Posted by LARRY January 17, 09 06:03 PM

the Palestinian people in gaza will thnks israel

Posted by amir January 17, 09 06:22 PM

To AZ. Thank you for responding to my comments about the what FILIBE said about palestinian children....I have nothing else to add...Just wish this war ends soon and that Israel finds its way to a peaceful future..

Posted by JohnS January 17, 09 06:27 PM

una desgracia , no tiene nombre

Posted by valentin January 17, 09 07:30 PM

I'm so happy of living in Canada where there is none of those conflict. I hope it will not happen in my country ever. I hope it will stopped soon. I hope the earth will be a better place for my children than it is right now.

Que Dieu nous bénisse.

Posted by Philippe C January 17, 09 08:58 PM

esto no tiene nombre ningun pais merece la gerra ¡fuera de palestina malditos asecinos no se konformaron kon matar a kristo si no ke kieren matar a mas gente perros exiliados

Posted by jose January 17, 09 10:44 PM

From those who have been able and did kill their prophets you can expect everything. They have no friends. You're their friend if only you got the power and they can take benenfit of you friendship. You're then their best ally. But once you start getting down, they will be the first to betray you. Their history throughout the centuries demonstrates this. They do no pact. They have neither faith nor law. They are unscrupulous. You just have to see where they led the world through the economic system they dominate. And anyone still doubt that reality did not understand his world. Their favorite game is lobbying. They always manipulate behind the curtain and you'll never get them face to face. They are cowards. Have they not tell one of their prophets to go fighting, him and his God, and they prefer to stay where they are?!!!!!!!!!!
They are afraid of dying. They want to live for centuries and centuries. You just have to see their combat. With all the weapons they got, they're only droping bombs from the sky on everything that's moving on the ground. No matter who is killed, women, children, old people, ... These deaths will not go unpunished. History has shown that everything has a price to be paid sooner or later.
Is there a nation which has remained at the top indefinitely? Surely not.
They want to make people understand that this is a clash of civilizations, that they are the guarantors of democracy and citizenship, that they're making the war on terrorism in place of the western world and that they are winning (!!!?).
They didn't win anything and if they haven't been completely defeated yet, thanks to the treacherous they have as allies at the head of the Arab nations (thank u Mubarak, Abdullah King of Jordan, ...). They will be defeated and they know that very well. In this combat, there is a difference between who wants to die as a martyr, and who wants to come back alive. Definitely, they are not the same ...

Posted by Malik January 18, 09 03:00 AM

AZ; If what you say is true about not wanting to kill civilians, why did soldiers gun down a grandmother and her grandkids while they were walking down the street under a white flag? Don't your troops know what a white flag means? Why did your troops shell the United Nations buildings and destroy food and medical supplies? Hamas fighters are criminals that is for sure. When the Israelis quit treating the Islamic faith as a joke or a cult then maybe peace may have a chance. What Palestine needs is for the people to drive Hamas out, then maybe they might be safe. But the IDF needs to be careful when they are firing their weapons not just walk down the street and shoot any Palestinian they see, quit shooting women and children. I understand collateral damage from artillery and bombs, but when the troops are shooting people who are unarmed or under a white flag of truce, that is a war crime. The Hamas fighters are cowards if they have to hide behind women and children or use schools and hospitals to hide their weapons. If they are freedom fighters as they claim