Easy. Any money from Israel that gets sent, electricity etc.... Fine or tax for every rocket fired. The clean up, farmer compensation etc. Also the cost of the Iron Dome intercepted rocket . Gaza will go nuts over the cost imposed for their behaviour. Use Tax to defeat rockets and bombs etc. The West will understand... The nutty left will be lost for words. Arab children will no-longer be used as cannon fodder by their fathers and mothers.
2. I don't see a problem
Reduce the amount of humanitarian aid that Israel foolishly trucks into Gaza on a weekly basis; turn their electricity off; cut off their fresh water -- all free gifts from the State of Israel -- and teach Hamas a very valuable lesson -- they live or die at Israel's whim.
Perhaps they will be a little more reluctant to play terrorist going forward. Unless they think that Egypt will pick up the slack.
Egypt won't. Egypt is dead broke, and about to get a lot more dead and broke, because the United States Congress is not very happy with Morsi's dictatorial edicts.
But why should Israel take care of the terrorist rabble in Gaza that seek nothing more than the destruction of the State of Israel?
Let them be Egypt's problem. We've had quite enough of them, haven't we? Cut Gaza off. Teach them a lesson that without us, they die. No one is going to pick up the slack.
Perhaps they'll learn a thing or two or three. Worth a try, isn't it? I'd much rather see my Israeli taxes go to support Jews who have suffered because of Gaza terrorists; a lot less interested in worried about how -- or whether -- Gaza survives to fight another day.
They'll catch on rather quickly, I suspect. And if they don't -- well .... there's always their enthusiastic supporters in Egypt, isn't there?
Sarah B ,
U.S.A. / Israel
3. Pay for it from the PLO tax monies, plus "user fee" at Karni
The costs incurred from Arab rocketing should be recovered by charging Gaza three times higher "user fees" for the operation of the crossings, and from the PLO tax money that will soon beconfiscated when Abbas runs to the UN, violating Oslo. No agricultural water for Gaza until Israeli farm damage is repaired - tell EU they must fully compensate Israel for all direct and indirect costsbefore any EU aid flows to Gaza to rebuild. And the cost of Israeli electricity to Gaza should go up, with the added funds going to Israelis who suffered damage. That should about cover it. If not - Bibi can collect lease fees from builders who want to construct apartments in E-1.
Dr. L. Brnd ,
San Diego, USA
4. Price tag too high
Israel simply can't afford these exchanges with Hamas. The government must prevent them.
5. Old story
The plight of these farmers is reminiscent of the situation the judge Gideon found himself in thousands of years ago. Then as now Israel's enemies managed to damage the agricultural economy.
6. #1 Ronnie.
Is that all you think of-money? Do you worship it?
How un-Australian you are!
7. Wouldn't moving be more intelligent?
The thought of living in an open area that their own government uses as a war zone is incredible to me.
Leave it to the muslimssssss........
bad Assed Jew ,
8. #2 Sarah B
What Israel trucks in is only 25% of what is needed.
The electricity gets turned off by you for at least 8 hours per day.
Gazans needing medical assistance only get through if they give Shin Bet interrorgators what they want.
How humanitarian of you!
9. To: No. 8
Would you rather have nothing at all? I'm sure that can be arranged.
Oh -- by the way -- Israel trucks in 80% of the total quantity of humanitarian aid consumed. I guess the rest is home-grown, because no one else is doing anything for Gaza, that's for sure. As for electricity -- it is NOT turned off for eight hours a day and -- even if it were -- do you pay for it? No, you do not. So shut up and pay your utilities bill, just like everyone else on the frickin' planet.
As for medical assistance -- are there not hospitals in Gaza? Oh! Is all the money going for missiles and mortars to fire at Israeli civilian populations? What about hospitals in Egypt? Surely they have them. Why should the State of Israel give terrorists a single damn thing?
You wanted independence? You have it! Make the most of it. Build a country. Stop whining and pleading and begging and firing missiles and mortars at Israeli civilians and build yourselves a country, why don't you?
If you cannot -- and you CANNOT -- do you deserve one? As far as I am concerned, Gaza remains wholly dependent upon the State of Israel. Frankly, most Israelis -- myself included -- would like nothing more than to cut you off.
Of course -- who would pick up the slack? No one, that's who. You terrorize Israelis day in and day out, but when push comes to shove, you come begging to Israel for absolutely everything.
Don't even think about diminishing Israel's gracious humanitarian efforts on Gaza's behalf. Without us -- you would have nothing.
Do keep that in mind, you thankless and ungracious imbecile.
Sarah B ,
U.S.A. / israel
10. sue the US
it is all americas fault; by arming and supporting israel the US is guilty; instead of peace we have all sides armed with american weapons
11. #6 Like it or not, money makes the world go around
Putting into effect Ronnie's great idea, if seen through to the end, would turn those Gazans who want a life, against terrorist factions lobbing rockets into Israel. They'd have nothing to lose and everything to gain by ridding themselves of Hamas and their ilk scum.
Aw right anonymous mate
12. I am right of center but have a problem with this ..
I drive past all sorts of farms and kibbutzim, and I drive past many of them on a Saturday and the sprinklers are working.
I smell a con here .. and if I'm wrong then please correct me.
michael redbourn ,
13. Huge Yawn ...................
14. # 12
Re-read the article.
''Many plots have been declared military area, and yet for fear of losing their livelihood, farmers arrived at their orchards and fields to water the crops and take care of them.''
15. 11 Did you hear all the accolade Iran got
Accolades for giving Israel a bloody nose. In spite of Israel's secret WMDs stockpile and all the state of art weaponry, including the $bil Iron Dome etc courtesy of the US taxpayers. Iran's Far 5s still were able to penetrate deep inside Israel to reach its target.
When those rocket alarm sounded it wasn't only Arabs hitting the deck or borrowing beneath ground.