Monday, October 27, 2003

Speaking of breeding grounds for terrorism...

Sometimes things the Israeli government does just makes me want to smack myself in the forehead.

Sunday's demolitions, which according to Palestinian official left at least 156 families homeless, were not the first at Netzarim junction. In October 2000, Israeli troops razed twin residential towers there that saw intensive gunfights.

But they were the largest demolition of Palestinian Authority buildings in Gaza since the start of the uprising.

Hey-at least they evacuated the surrounding area first, which seems unusual for the Israeli government. But what, pray tell, do they think will become of the 156 homeless families? Do they think the young men (and women) in those families are unlikely to join up with Hamas and try to kill the people they would see as making them homeless and ruining their lives? What are they going to do for those homeless families to keep this from happening?

It's like the Israeli government is reading How Not to Make Friends or Influence People.

Story via Cursor.

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