Opinion  Ariela Ringel Hoffman
Gaza conflict has no magic cure, whatever Israel's politicians say
Ariela Ringel-Hoffman
Published: 20.08.19, 00:06
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1. Stupid stupid conclusion
Arnie ,   Montreal   (08.20.19)
No matter how many suitcases of money go maybe 10-15 % make it to the people. Maybe the status quo is the best thing. Israel chugs along. Israel m’s hope is for Gazans to blow up against Hamas and Islamic Jihad or imagine a Palestinian election.
2. New wall will keep Gazans out.Iron Dome keeps missiles out.
Sam ,   Montreal   (08.20.19)
If too many missiles get through then Israel must attack. They can't let the South be sitting ducks or else they will leave and this will encourage more violence from Gaza.
3. What an inane notion: a "conflict"?! Over WHAT exactly?!
True: this "situation" vs Gazan ghouls is beyond comprehension of any, even slightly sane & thinking person.
How a sovereign nation, without any provocation allows a gang of thugs, dependent on said nation for practically EVERYTHING, to terrorize it for years without seemingly having any stick to break over their necks?!
To me, it looks like Israeli leaders simply is not interested in changing the status quo.
If so, it should openly say so and explain the reasoning.
Who knows, we might agree.....????
4. The author says giving in to blackmail is the only way
Shachar ,   Eilat   (08.20.19)
This is obviously the stupidest thing you can possibly do. In Defensive Shield Israel wiped out Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the West Bank and they have rmained castrated there since. Israel can wipe out Hamas and IJ in Gaza fairly quickly, it invoves a price but it is more than doable. And before that we need to stop paying the blackmailers - stop all movement of goods and services, power, water etc so they spend their money on surviving instead of buying rockets. One catch - Hamas is good for Bibi, he will never touch them. We need someone who will put the good of the nation before his own personal good.
5. Imagine that Brighton were Gaza
Mladen Andrijasevic ,   Beer Sheva   (08.20.19)
Imagine this scenario: It is October 1940 . The Battle of Britain is raging and the RAF if defending the British Isles from the Luftwaffe bombers. However,  Germans managed to seize an enclave in Brighton and are lobbing rockets at London from Brighton. What would Churchill in his War Rooms at King Charles Street have done?
6. The Formula: Not magic, crush the enemy!
Paqid Yirmeyahu ,   Ra'anana   (08.20.19)
Allow the people the opportunity to rebel against terrorist leaders, as often as necessary. That means eliminating the leaders, not bombing empty buildings.
7. . Allow all Palestinians who desire to move to Jordan
naro   (08.20.19)
There is a simple solution. Allow all Palestinians who desire to move to Jordan or any other country with massive international aid. Jordan was the major part of the British Mandate of Palestine, and its people are the same as the Palestinians. Jordan occupies 80% of the British mandate of Palestine.
8. Cure is to retake Gaza and So. Lebanon Security Zone forever
Chaim ,   Israel   (08.21.19)
There is a cure for ALL Israel's wars, terror, rockets and suffering from Gaza and Lebanon. The cure is to REVERSE the insane Israeli retreats, from Gaza and our South Lebanon Security Zone, which caused it all. It won't be easy. It isn't magic, but it is the ONLY cure.
Iranian Jew ,   LALA LAND   (08.22.19)
They are the only real backers of Gaza mullahs now. The world is slowly warming to the original reality of Gaza needing to go back to Egypt since mullahs are clearly not fit to rule it. Heck, Iran has the 2nd largest oil reserve and still mullahs have managed to destroy its economy and turn it into a BS Jihad no end ideology. Gaza is like a university of fictional heaven. The mullahs know that making the lives harder on pupil will make create more will for jihad and dying. What better place than Gaza!! They can launder money their in the name of help and then enjoy big portions in EU or other banks.
10. Actually, trade and culture festivals are good to add calm
... Helped at least in eternally quarreling Europe.

- It is much harder to fight against the neighbour that you actually _know_.
('Why did you shoot a rocket there? My friend's family has a house over there!!')

- And you don't hurt your customers, either. Bad for the business.
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