(Original post by Jonatan)
First things first. Ehud Barack Offered Arafat 90% of the west bank, a palestinian state, a part of eastern jerusalem and economical compensation for refugees as a peace proposal. Arafat on the other hand deemanded that ISrael should give 5 million palestinians Israeli citizenships. This would mean that Israel should have to increase its population with 50% , making it a palestinian majority. When Barack would not accept this requirement, Arafat responded by supporting the last intifada which caused the recent slaughter off palestinians and Irsaelis. He actually went on TV and praised the palestinian militant activists. Now was it Israel who did not do anything for peace?
When it comes to civilian deaths in the gazaa strip. Well, is it stranges innocent civilians get hurt when Hamaz & Co use them as human shields? israel is not deliberetely shooting civilians, but the terrorist organiation base their activities from refugee camps just because they know Israel get criticised if civilian refugees die when they try to get at the terrorists. The palestinian givernment do not do **** to stop these militants so now what option do Israel have? Either they can try to rout out the terrorists, in which case some civilians are bound to get hurt, or they may just sit silently and watch as suecide bomber after suecide bomber strikes at McDonalds restaurants School Buses and Synnagouges. They tried to build a fence in order to stop the suecide bombings, as this was a mean of preventing them without using military action, and what happens? The UN condemms the fence in a resolution!!!!
I totally disagree with "israel is not deliberetely shooting civilians" israel doesn't shoot anyone, individual israelis shoot people. Most soldiers won't do this, but for gods sake think about it. All teenagers except those in religious school have to do national service. THink how many meat heads there will be with something against arabs (especially when some of their families will have died at the hands of bombers)
Of course they will be shooting civilians, what is more worrying is that the army doesn't convict them.