So far, around 1,000 Palestinians are dead, the UN estimates 40% of those are women and children; 4,400 have been injured and 90,000 fled their homes... (to where i don't know).
13 Israelis are dead... 3 of them civilians (and some of the other 10 by friendly fire).
And all my government can say is that Israel has a right to defend itself from Hamas rockets.
The ONLY western leader to have openly criticised Israel is Zapatero from Spain; he summed it up by saying that sometimes you even have to tell your friends when they're wrong. So clearly he's a raging anti-semite yeah?
Hamas is a democratically elected entity. Israel has said it's goal is to topple it. Gaza has been blockaded since they were elected; is there any wonder there are tunnels galore used to smuggle not just weapons but daily necessities into Gaza? Given previous examples of Israel's treatment of her neighbours, Hamas would be insane not to want to be armed to the teeth.
No journalists are allowed inside Gaza still. There seems to be much evidence of depleted uranium, cluster bombs and white phosphorous being used against a civilian population.
The UK press is full of articles explaining Israel's behaviour as a reaction to the holocaust, how no other country ever stands up for Israel so it has to do it alone... what a load of fucking horseshit. The rest of the world bends over fucking backwards to keep excusing their despicable behaviour, to ignore their violation of numerous international laws and how fucking long will they hold the holocaust to our heads as a historical gun?
I am embarrassed to be part of a country that does not have the backbone to stand up to these cunts and say "look, enough is fucking enough now... behave."
Is there any wonder that Arabs hate Israel when they continue to act like this? Any wonder that Britain and the USA are lumped into the same boat when we ply them with essentially free weapons and then stand aside and let them slaughter innocent people?
Anti-semite? Fuck off... I don't want to round up and burn jews... I don't want Israel wiped off the face of the map... I just want a bit of perspective and a bit of justice for the Palestinian people who have been horribly wronged for over 60 years now... who got pushed off their land, who got ousted from their homes, who have lived as refugees in and out of their own country and who have been forgotten by a world because it feels guilty for something that had nothing to do with the vast majority of us back in the 1940s.