Self-defense is the right of every individual, group, or nation. The inveterate belligerent Hamas cannot expect Israel to refrain from retaliation when it lobs barrage after barrage of rockets at Israeli populations. Hamas thrives on violence. And violence begets violence. Hamas is in a state of hostility even with its own kindred, the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank. It is time for Hamas to mend its ways, realize the futility of its strategy, and live in peace with others. It is time for the people in Gaza to demand that their leaders cease exploiting them and have them extend a hand of genuine peace for the betterment of all.

Decades of bloodletting by the Hamas extremists, has inflicted unnecessary and unacceptable suffering on all sides. Israel, justifiably, is compelled to do what it must to defend itself and its people. In stark contrast to Hamas, Israel's response is measured and does not intentionally target the innocent civilians. Those who support and fund Hamas in its belligerence have their own vested interest and not that of the Palestinians. The Palestinian people need to realize the futility of the present hostility and demand that their leaders work for a peaceful solution.


Amil Imani is the author of Obama Meets Ahmadinejad and Operation Persian Gulf.


2012-11-18 01:19:36
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Dear Mr. Imani,

Thank you for your heartfelt sentiments. Yes, I have studied the history and I know that the Persians have always been friends of the Jews. We, the Jews, know that the current terrorist regime in Iran does not represent you and other Persians.

Thank you Amil for your balanced truthful articles.

"Palestinian" deception relies upon never-ending resources.:
Amen on what you wrote. I'm sure that you noticed that the UN condemned Israel for the surgical strikes but were silent on Hamas. Cowards!

The whole Palestinian conflict has gotten beyond absurd. The senseless slaughter of innocents must be be stopped but those that facilitate it (Iran) has much to gain by keeping the world distracted while it continues its nuke program.