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November 22, 2012
More than seven years after Israel withdrew from Gaza in exchange for peace, we stand today faced with increased rocket fire from Hamas (an organization that is on the U.S. State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations). In the past 12 years, over 12,000 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel. In the past year, over 800 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel. In the past five days, over 150 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel. I propose a simple question with a complex answer: When is it enough?
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NEWS
November 19, 2012
To read the article, "Israel strike on Gaza kills Hamas military leader" (Nov. 15), one could come away with very little understanding of what actually took place and what led up to it. Ever since Operation Cast Lead ended four years ago, the terrorist organization Hamas has continuously attacked Southern Israel (including Baltimore's sister city Ashkelon) with heavy mortars, Qassam and Grad Rockets with a range of some 50 kilometers. Hamas is the de facto ruler in the Gaza Strip, which Israel returned to the Palestinians back in 2005.
NEWS
November 19, 2012
The escalating exchange of rocket barrages and airstrikes between Israel and the Hamas militants who control the Gaza Strip threatens to erupt into an all-out ground war that destabilizes the entire region. The U.S. and its European allies, along with Egypt, Turkey and the United Nations, must do everything possible to nudge the belligerents back from the edge through diplomatic means before events spin completely out of control. No nation can allow its citizens to be attacked and killed with impunity by a foreign power that fires missiles indiscriminately across its borders at major towns and cities.
NEWS
By Zainab Chaudry | November 19, 2012
The ultimate freedom is to live free from fear. A friend, a Palestinian refugee, once laughed. "You? You are American. You don't know the meaning of real fear. " I remained silent. In the context she described, having lived in Gaza for 17 years of her life, my friend was right. Perhaps real fear can be exemplified by intimidation and oppression; a lack of control over self-circumstance that obliterates all sense of autonomy and catapults victims into a prolonged state of dependency and helplessness.
NEWS
November 15, 2012
Palestinians have been firing dozens of rockets from Gaza into southern Israel recently, hitting cities and civilians ("Palestinians to seek elevated status in U.N.," Nov. 13). Yet not much attention has been given to the fact that Israeli families who have been living in constant fear of terror attacks and rockets from Gaza are now hunkering down in their bomb shelters. The media and the international community seemed to ignore the constant rocket attacks on civilians by Hamas, a terrorist organization that receives money and weapons from Iran.
NEWS
February 14, 2012
The Sun editorial "Mr. Abbas' mission" (Feb. 13) is a triumph of wishful thinking over analysis. Its self-contradictions and omissions include: •Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "would have to exercise the kind of statesmanship that has been sadly lacking among the Palestinians for generations" to lead a unity government of his Fatah movement and the terrorist Hamas to peace with Israel. "It's too early to say" if he could. It's hardly too early to say the 74-year-old Mr. Abbas can't and won't.
NEWS
February 12, 2012
Signs of movement toward renewed cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have Israeli officials on edge. Israel considers Hamas a terrorist organization committed to its destruction and has shunned negotiations. In the wake of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' efforts last fall to sidestep negotiations with Israel and seek United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state, it is easy to see this as another ominous sign for the prospects for peace. But there is another possibility at work.
NEWS
October 21, 2011
The gaunt appearance of Israeli army Sgt. Gilad Shalit after five years illegal detention in Gaza without a single visit by the Red Cross or other international humanitarian organization threw into sharp contrast the full faces and healthy physiques of the Palestinian murderers released from Israeli prisons in exchange for his freedom. To see and hear the recently released terrorists and their supporters in Ramallah and Gaza vow to commit more kidnappings, murder and violence certainly should make us understand that the price of Mr. Shalit's freedom was very steep indeed.
NEWS
October 19, 2011
Both Israel and Hamas are claiming victory in the prisoner swap that will free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in exchange for Sgt. First Class Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier kidnapped by militants five years ago and held captive ever since. But don't mistake that for anything that might advance the peace process. If anything it may foretell more violence. This deal, in which about half the Palestinians and Mr. Shalit were released Tuesday, wasn't conceived as a confidence-building move that was part of some larger, strategic vision to coax the two sides toward reconciliation.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
Your editorial bemoaning reconciliation between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority as complicating, if not dooming, the Mideast peace process misses a key point ("Best of enemies," April 30): Hamas is a virulently anti-Semitic organization that hates Israel and America. The most recent evidence of Hamas' twisted world view was this week's announcement by Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, in which he called Osama bin Laden an "Arab holy warrior" and condemned his killing by U.S. forces as "a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood.
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