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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The toon is actually accurate, and the issue predates Hamas. I can’t support Hamas, but I also can’t support the decades of oppression the extremists in Israel have continued, unabated, and not condemned by enough of the world. Sanctions are simply long overdue.

  2. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, about 2 years ago

    As The Gaza Strip has a border with Egypt, you have to ask yourself why is that border closed?

    It is a fact that Hamas uses Ambulances to transport “militants” aka terrorists, and weapons. It is also a fact that Hamas uses UN schools to store Weapons.

    If Hamas has such a problem with the blockade (when most of the aid goes through Israel) why is it the tunnels into Israel are concrete lined? Why not use the concrete for peaceful purposes, instead of perpetuating the war. When Gaza was handed back there were homes, greenhouses & an infrastructure, what happened? Hamas destroyed them, and blamed Israel.

    Israel also has its hands dirty (destroying the homes of terrorists for example) but in this conflict they are restrained.

    Hamas uses human shields, and then cries when there are innocent victims…

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Simple solution, stop firing rockets.

  4. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, about 2 years ago

    After some reading review, it was originally the Palestinians during the original 1948 Arab-Israeli War who wanted to “drive the Jews back into the sea”. Agreement after agreement, cease fire after cease fire, the Palestinians now have had all the time in the world to stop fighting and sit at the negotiation table. To end this for good. Instead it’s the extreme end of their population in the driver’s seat and the same in Israel. Mind you the Israelis have a very long memory. There soon won’t be enough Palestinians to remember past 30 years ago.

  5. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 2 years ago

    @Adam Sherlock

    The tunnels are also used for the large amount of goods otherwise blockaded by Israel and Egypt. But who needs food and medicine. Clean water is also for wusses.

    Israel has been the aggressor by instituting policies that leave no choice but to break the law.

  6. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    Unfortunately you don’t have a central authority for rockets.

    A rocket can be made with

    . Fertilizer
    . Sugar
    . a metal case
    . some explosive material

    Overall it can be fun to do this small scale without explosives as an experiment in rocketry.
    However the bottom line is that it is cheap to make, easy to make and anybody with a grudge can make one

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    On both sides or just in the West Bank?

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    Oh they are real Christians. (Look up the “Real Scotsman fallacy.”)

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Sounds more like Jew hate baiting.
    Though both sides are cited for war crimes it is the Palestinians who are being slowly exterminated. That is a fact you refuse to see in your support Israel on anything they do regardless of the law.
    So does age constitute which country is “real” and which isn’t? Does extermination of the previous occupants make it for Jews alone?

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hamas is a criminal organization but they have nothing on the elected govts of the USA and Israel who could crush them and everyone in the two gulags or reservations or ghettos. They all fit that classification.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Considering how brutal our “open heart” is I would doubt it.

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    While in Israel I listened to a few Israelis say the same, one of them was a dual-national from South Africa! And this was in the late ’90s.
    Come to think of it, the more liberal opinions I heard were often from foreign-born Israelis. Our Canadian-born tour guide for one.

    Then again, another, our instructor and Romanian born, said he worried about the extreme bigotry the recent Russian-born immigrants were exihibiting.
    They are there, just not enough of them. But perhaps they will gain traction. Witness the efforts of organisations such as Breaking the Silence."

  13. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    admits: “Yes, that’s the point. The Jews are afraid of what they are being forced to become. “

    ”Just like I’m appalled every time we blow up an innocent in Pakistan and every other place we are killing people to protect THIS country”

    ‘“One side sees life a precious, the other side has gone over the edge.”

    Couple of things…your 1st quote & 3rd quotes I’ve listed above: Your nation hasn’t been brutalised for generations.
    ’He’s going to reply the Israelis are brutalsed, too. Yes, that’s also my point.‘ – omQ

    As for the 2nd & 3rd: Your nation hasn’t been brutalised for generations and it resorts to the same appaling terror and evil. Why?

    In quieter moments I often wonder how is it that people of my generation, and prior, had allowed things to develop to the point the entire world treated me and those in my circle/level/community/society in SA like pariahs. Why hadn’t we realised sooner that what were we doing was so bloody awful and oppressive. I read about pre-‘33 Germany, and the events that slowly evolved afterwards and the attitudes of the people…how did they not notice what they were becoming? Then I remember where I grew up. I know how it happens.
    I visited their Holocaust museum. One cannot adequately express the horror. I’m just astonished that this particular society, often called democratc, developed, advanced, is well on its way to becoming as appalling as the society I lived and grew up in, and worse.

    Fortunately, I met a few who wanted this to stop. Unfortunately, that was almost 20 years ago. Fortunately, as I mention above to martens, there are still some who think this slow backwards move must stop.
    Unfortunately, are there enough of them?

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    Dude, do you want to be at least be more accurate when you defame?

    ISIS has ordered all girls and women between the ages of 11 and 46 in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the U.N. said on Thursday.‘
    – Al Arabiya News, 24 July 2014

    I imagine the above was in reaction to the below:
    ’Campaigners at Girl Summit call for end to female genital mutilation’

    From above article:“Experts tie the practice to specific ethnic groups rather than a particular religion or country”

    And what does this have to do with the conditions in Gaza?

    See what I mean by attempts to denigrate an entire religion rather than acts that should be critcised and/or condemned.

  15. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Israel’s continuing mass murders of women and children is evil, but you cut them slack.
    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory’s Hamas rulers.

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