Thursday, February 5, 2009

Don't Reward Terrorism

Instapundit publishes an exclusive from Michael Yon (who is awesome) about Sderot. His assessment is that a two state solution in Israel and Gaza is simply a reward for the terrorist behaviors of Hamas.

The idea of a two-state solution, once popular with many Israelis, is evaporating. More and more Israelis are coming to believe that any appeasement with the Palestinians is merely a reward for terrorism. And so it is. The Palestinians have become prisoners by their own hand. The hand that builds the bombs, wields the guns, and welds the rockets, has caused a fence to be built around them.

They are isolated and imprisoned. But it’s not only Israel who’s done this. The Gaza Strip borders Egypt, and Egypt has done the same. The terrorists are tunneling like rats and the Egyptians and Israelis are trying to locate and destroy the tunnels under their respective fence lines. Who wants the Palestinians? If the Palestinians truly were a peaceful lot, victims only of Israel, one might think that they would have free entry into Egypt. But they do not.

Until they stop their attacks on Israel, and instead focus on building a successful economy, they will remain destitute, punishing those citizens within Gaza who don't want to live in squalor and fear.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

And our new administration is extending the olive branch. It will be the death of us. These people (Hamas and other terrorist organizations) hate America. It will always be either Israel or America that is at fault. I don't want to sleep with the enemy.

Have a terrific day. :)

Chat Blanc said...

there is no diplomatic way to deal with terrorists. it is futile to try. a sad truth.