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Israel Must Admit the Truth: Burning Kites Don’t Justify War

Palestinian protesters flying a kite during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel. Khalil Hamra/AP

  • Using incendiary kites/balloons to attack Israel is Bullshit war propaganda. Is it even workable? If the Palestinians really are launching hundreds of rockets at Israel why would they attack Israel using unworkable flaming kites/balloons? Why not just use their rockets? It is all Zionist BULLSHIT war propaganda.
  • Israel Must Admit the Truth: Burning Kites Don’t Justify War
    by , https://www.haaretz.com/
    The government is dragging Israel dangerously close to an unnecessary war in Gaza, despite assertions by top security brass that the situation doesn’t warrant it.

    From the standpoint of Israeli experts, the situation in the south, as of Tuesday morning, was discouraging and worrying. The country’s political leadership has lost its cool. It is afraid to tell its citizens the truth: that the incendiary kites being sent over the border from the Gaza Strip have created a security problem for neighboring Israeli communities and constitute a threat that needs to be addressed with persistence and determination – but the fires caused by incendiary kites and balloons, which have so far not caused a scratch to a single Israeli, cannot provide grounds for going to war.

    Such sentiments are not being uttered in public, however. The political leadership is becoming captive to its own strident declarations – and without a change in its approach, we continue to edge dangerously close toward an unnecessary war with Hamas.

    whirlwind of circumstances is pushing Israel into this corner: internal tensions among Likud, Habayit Hayehudi and Yisrael Beiteinu, the three parties spearheading the coalition’s security policy; and melodramatic media coverage (on Tuesday, for example, one newspaper reported about a falcon found on the Israeli side of the border, with an incendiary device attached to it – and this is in a country where people still remember when there were suicide bombings on buses), and public pressure is growing.

    There doesn’t seem to be even one person among the top security brass who believes that the incendiary kites and other devices justify going to war. Aside from their desire to be reelected, it’s reasonable to assume that this would also be the stance of most of the members of the cabinet. But politicians read the opinion polls that indicate that there is major frustration over the continuing blazes on the Israeli side of the Gaza border, and they feel as if the ground is shaking under their feet.

    Moreover, as in the two most recent rounds of fighting in the Strip – Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012 and Operation Protective Edge in 2014 – this time too there is the whiff of a possible election in air.

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July 18, 2018 - Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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