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Gaza cleric calls violation of Israel truce sinful
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Published: 25.11.12, 11:14
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1. Really, I can't stop laughing :D
Salma ,   Palestine   (11.25.12)
2. Islam will honor its truce...
Louis ,   Chicago   (11.25.12)
...but only until they have enough strength and arms to come back at Israel. They are such great deceivers!!!
3. How does that fit with the Islamist Hamas charter?The Hadit?
4. honoring truce, my rear
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (11.25.12)
5. Dear Salma
simon ,   Israel   (11.25.12)
I saw you posted in another article to provoke Israelis.. Let me just tell you that you have nothing to laugh about, your leaders are oppressors with no respect for life at all, you have no rights as a woman, your children are educated to hate instead of receiving love and learning to value human life and you and others like you are not taught to think for yourself. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a free country with true democracy, were you as a woman would be able to educate yourself, where children are happy and innocent as they should be, where you could vote for whoever you want, where soldiers don't use children as human shields etc... If i was you i would go home and actually cry..and maybe do something useful for yourself and your own people and take hamas out of power so you could start rebuilding a modern, civilized and peaceful government. Oh well, I know you are going to reply like a parrot with whatever your leaders brainwashed you to say, and it probably won't be a smart comment anyways...
6. To Simon and Salama
Ali ,   Ramallah   (11.25.12)
Dear Simon, First let your soldiers and settlers and government stop stealing Salma's land and Iam sure she will take good care of what you suggested
7. Continue along this line, Zahar....
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (11.25.12)
...and the time will come when you will be the first to witness something else... ...your nose replacing your cerebellum.
8. Salma no 1
Dont you know people who laugh lot, it is sign of mental disorder. Ask your doctor
9. Ali Ramallah no 6
What stealing? Are you crazy? Even in your quran it says Israel is Jewish. ISRAEL is mentioned many times in your quran. Jerusalem, Hebron, Schhem, and other places not mentioned even once. Shame on you Ali, by not believing in your quran or in your old testament. What is Judea & Samaria stands for? What Arabia stand for? Does Arabia stands for JEWS (ALYAHUD), fos sure NO, NO, NO., it stands for ARABS, Does Judea & Samaria stands for ARABS, NONO,. it stands for JEWS AL YAHUD. JUDAH STANDS FOR JEWS. Pack your suit case and go to your real land called Arabia and live happily with your beloved CAMELS,
10. dear Ali
Salma ,   Palestine   (11.25.12)
11. To: No. 10
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.25.12)
Is that a dunce cap sitting directly atop your "brain?"
12. What´s that Salma #10?Is that your tuches to be kissed?
<3 = Salma´s tuches.
13. To: No. 6
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.25.12)
Land? Which land? The land you stole from the Jewish people in Judea and Samaria after you summarily expelled them all? Or the land which is your homeland in the Hejaz in the Western Arabian desert? Or perhaps you mean the land which you lost in the course of ending up on the wrong side of Jordan's war of aggression against Israel? Can you be a bit more specific, please? West Bank Arabs are Jordanian citizens. Don't get too comfortable -- we're going to send there soon, and you can rename the country whatever you'd like, unless the majority population -- ersatz "Palestinians" prefer to be ruled over by a half-British, half-Iraqi king and his Kuwaiti bride, and lorded over by a handful of Iraqi Bedouin tribes. Your call. But you had better make up your mind quickly -- your days of desecrating the State of Israel, and your ceaseless violence and terror, are drawing to a close.
14. Egyptian control of tunnels
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (11.25.12)
As guarantor for the agreement, Egypt must stop the smuggling from Egypt into Gaza. Israel tried to return Gaza to Egypt as part of their peace treaty, but Egypt rejected Gaza. I hope at some point Egypt takes back Gaza and throws out Iranian puppets Hamas. A nuclear Iran is a danger to the Arab world and the EU as well as to Israel. With a base in Gaza Iranian missiles could be facinf Europe.
15. Reply to many posters
Akiva ,   NYC   (11.25.12)
He is saying not to cross 'Big Brother' Egypt by breaking the truce brokered by Egypt. Egypt is about 50 times the size of Gaza and could remove Hamas on about one hour's notice.
16. Declaring War in Israel Sinful: Good or Bad?
Todd Lowery ,   Garland   (11.25.12)
I can see a possible outcome with this. If history tells us that truces between Israel and Palestine always get broken eventually, and a religious cleric is declaring it a sin to break the truce, then the cleric is attempting to elevate the breaking of the truce above that of just a political or military conflict to that of a religious one, even though for many it already is one. This may have the effect among his religions followers of drawing in even more support from outside countries and people beyond what would ordinarily be. This would make breaking a truce a declaration of holy war essentially. I submit that, by declaring the breaking of a truce that has no other history than breaking as sinful, makes the declaration itself sinful because it entraps and has no reasonable alternative outcome. Sin by itself denotes that the one committing it has a choice and is operating under free will. It cannot be a sin if there is no real choice in the matter. The Israeli-Palestinian conflicts history demonstrates that there is no real choice in the matter, since there is no clear, universally accepted definition of the true causes of the conflict and subsequently no agreeable solution. In short, declaring breaking the truce a sin may delay it a while, but when it does, and it always does, get broken, this declaration will only serve to fan the flames of division and hate and do more to further the conflict into a worse, more sorely irritated religious conflict. This declaration is a bad idea. The Islamic cleric would do more good to declare terrorism a sin.
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