[quote=“Au”]That was a false action from Israel. If Israel doesn’t respect the international laws, how it expects, that Palatine do it?
It was murder and will not improve the situation. It gives more arguments to Hamas.[/quote]
Are you certain, Au? The facts suggest otherwise. Look at this:
[quote]By showing that Israel’s tanks and fighter jets are just so much scrap metal in the face of the Palestinians’ superhuman determination, they aim to disarm Israel itself.
How does one respond to such a logic? It helps not to be fooled by it. Again, allow me to make the trite observation that Palestinians love their children too. [color=red][b]To date, there has not been a single instance in which a Hamas leader sent one of his own sons or daughters on a suicide mission.
Indeed, when one looks closely at just who the suicide bombers are (or were), often they turn out to be society’s outcasts[/b][/color]. Take Reem Salah al-Rahashi, a mother of two, who in January murdered four Israeli soldiers at the Erez checkpoint on the Gaza-Israel border. In a prerecorded video, Rahashi said becoming a shaheed was her lifelong dream. Later it emerged she’d been caught in an extramarital affair, and that her husband and lover had arranged her “martyrdom operation” as an honorable way to settle the matter. [color=red]It is with such people, not with themselves, that Palestinian leaders attempt to demonstrate their own fearlessness[/color].
[color=red]In the early months of the intifada, this macho pretense was sustained by the Israeli government’s tacit decision not to target terrorist ringleaders, for fear such attacks would inspire massive retaliation[/color]. Yassin and his closest associates considered themselves immune from Israeli reprisals and operated in the open. [color=red][b]What followed was the bloodiest terrorist onslaught in Israeli history, climaxing in a massacre at Netanya in March 2002. After that, Israel invaded the West Bank and began to target terrorist leaders more aggressively.
The results, in terms of lives saved, were dramatic. In 2003, the number of Israeli terrorist fatalities declined by more than 50% from the previous year, to 213 from 451. The overall number of attacks also declined, to 3,823 in 2003 from 5,301 in 2002, a drop of 30%. In the spring of 2003, Israel stepped up its campaign of targeted assassinations, including a failed attempt on Yassin’s deputy, Abdel Aziz Rantisi. Wise heads said Israel had done nothing except incite the Palestinians to greater violence. Instead, Hamas and other Islamic terrorist groups agreed unilaterally to a cease-fire.
In this context, it bears notice that between 2002 and 2003 the number of Palestinian fatalities also declined significantly, from 1,000 to about 700[/b][/color]. The reason here is obvious: As the leaders of Palestinian terror groups were picked off and their operations were disrupted, they were unable to carry out the kind of frequent, large-scale attacks that had provoked Israel’s large-scale reprisals. Terrorism is a top-down business, not vice versa. Targeted assassinations not only got rid of the most guilty but diminished the risk of open combat between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian foot soldiers.
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Instilling the ringleaders with a healthy fear of Allah indeed does seem to be of good use and effect.