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IDF officer: Gaza border the quietest in 20 years    Reuters
1. Reality check
Hamas, for now, is crouching in a corner, licking its considerable wounds. But do not be deceived. It is working very, VERY hard to rearm, and as soon as it does (interdiction of arms-laden vessels notwithstanding), the missiles will fly again. Me? I think that Israel should kick them when they are down. They are, after all, nothing but terrorist vermin. Their speeches and press releases over the past few days prove it. Have those vile terrorists learned a lesson? No. Their lessons must be learned from the cold hard ground. Put them in their graves, and then there may be peace.
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.14.12)
2. Lets hope Hamas will be licking their
wounds for a long while. Meanwhile they argue witht he three faced Abass, Fatah versus Hamas...thats a game we'd like to see!
Ben ,   Fab Israel   (12.14.12)
3. Vastly lopsided shelling exchanges over eight days
Both sides shot a little over 1500 rockets....how is that vastly lopsided?
Yaniv Levi ,   Ohio   (12.14.12)
4. this guy is delusional
is this a sick joke?,for the second time, a few thousand terrorist swines fought the mightiest army in the middle east to a virtual draw,they managed to bombard all of Israel including Jerusalem with almost a thousand rockets,forcing millions of Israelis to hide in underground bunkers in fear of their lives. this criminally insane self hating leftist cowardly regime of Bibi and Barak,refused to defend their people and country by destroying the enemy once and for all ,
CHAIM.S ,   BROOKLYN NY   (12.14.12)
5. #3 how is it lopsided?
for one thing, Israel can aim
observer ,   usa   (12.14.12)
6. Bunch of feel good propaganda to make
southern population population feel safe.
Joy ,   NJ   (12.14.12)
7. @#3 Lobsided
Yaniv, it's obviously lopsided because the hamas missiles landed mostly in fields and did little damage while the IDF basically destroyed the hamas infrastructure. It's about quality...not quantity.
YetiHunter ,   Canada   (12.14.12)
8. ***Sarah***at 1, You are so right !
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (12.14.12)
9. Quiet in Gaza
If Gaza is quiet, it's because Hamas is currently raising h*** in the West Bank.
Hmm. ,   Chicago   (12.14.12)
10. Quiet,quite
The border will never remain quiet for long whilst Hamas remains in power,calls for the destruction of Israel, makes war-like declarations,incites violence etc. Cast Lead did not achieve long term quiet nor will POD. Israel just get on with preparing for the next round for Hamas understands nothing else.
Get Real ,   UK   (12.15.12)
11. Religious war
This is nothing more or less than a religious war. The only country in the middle east that is not Islamic is Israel, and the Muslim world intends on changing this. It's called ethnic cleansing. Focussing on Israel as an aggressor is a simply a near and narrow sighted perspective on a much bigger religious war.
shrinkDave ,   Florida   (12.15.12)
12. Basic error ..... TIME !!
Palestinias , or for that matter , Arabs , think and act on a very long time spam , which ,we , occidentals , cannot grasp . They are ready to fight for more 600 years , and not any operation of 8 days , will move them from their goals . They think on generations , and we think on days ..... That's way we LOOSE this battle , no matter what you say ....
Natan Galkowicz ,   Israel   (12.15.12)
13. A few weeks of relative quiet and the guy wants a cigar
It seems like only a few weeks ago our brithers and sisters were taking shelter in bunkers, so lets not let our guard down just yet.
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (12.15.12)
14. Notwithstanding this officer's nice blah, blahs
, Israel is up against a real religious war which is not going to stop soon. It has been going on for the last century and it seems to be continuing. This cruel war has fed upon the Arab and Islamic hope and conviction that they are the only worthy and moral religion in this world. Hence, any other different religion is forbidden because it is immoral. Hence, the people who worship within other religions are also immoral. From this very dangerous assertion onward the distance is short and criminally hazardous. Namely, all other people who will not accept Islam, should be destroyed. So, how does their most hidden and most cherished theory sound like? Extremely frightening !
Always fight it   (12.15.12)
15. #12is quite right!
It's true. Middle easterners and Asians really do think in terms of decades or even centuries. Look at Hamas - they once offered Irael not a true peace, but 50 year "Truce" or Hudna in Arabic. They are convinced that if they only wait long enough, they will eventually win.
Josh ,   Usa   (12.15.12)
16. TO NO 1 Sarah B live in reality
Is not it time to change in your worn opinion and thinking in civilized manner leave all delusions and do live in reality,to your knowledge in the end has to the right back to its owners
sam ,   colorado-USA   (12.15.12)
17. Your Brithers #13?
Who, pray tell, are they?
(12.17.12)
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