Sunday, September 25, 2005

By the way, don't get me wrong: that I cannot stand Binyamin Netanyahu and suspect him of silently enjoying people in Sderot shouting for Sharon to go ( as I heard and saw yesterday on the television ) does not mean that I do not support the harshest possible response to the Qassam rocket attacks against Israel. On the contrary, now that we are not in Gaza anymore the IDF has more freedom than ever to do whatever it seems necessary to stop those ( and other ) terrorist attacks. At the same time, it is obvious that these attacks are not perpetrated by the Palestinian Authority, they are rather directed against it, something that should be ( and is ) taken into account when considering the different ways of how to respond. It is clear - not that we did not know that - that Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other extremists have aims that go far beyond ending this or that occupation.

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