By Jim Stephens

March 29, 2010

Israel National News has an article which points out what we on 4international have always believed

Israel has no choice but to capture Gaza and smash Hamas

But we say that the very same applies to Judea and Samaria…there is no difference between Fatah and Hamas, as far as Jew hatred is concerned

[Begin INN report here]

( Minister Yuval Steinitz of Likud warned Sunday that Israel may be forced to retake control of Gaza and topple the Hamas regime. In an interview with goverment-run Voice of Israel Radio, Steinitz said that Israel “will not tolerate” Hamas’s growing rocket arsenal.

The writer then gives a summary of the history

Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005; in 2007, Hamas seized control of the region. In late 2008 Israel carried out a major counter-terror offensive in Gaza after increasingly frequent rocket attacks killed several civilians. The three-week offensive succeeded in greatly reducing the number of attacks from Gaza.

Steinitz also discussed the United States’s pressure on Israel regarding housing for Jews in Jerusalem. America’s criticism of Israel is not advancing peace, but rather, is having the opposite effect, he stated.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has already made two significant gestures to the Palestinian Authority, by freezing construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria and by working to improve the PA economy, Steinitz said. By continuing to pressure Israel, the US is giving the impression that it is less friendly to Israel than it was in the past, which encourages the PA to up its demands, he explained.

4international believes very strongly that the more that Israel strengthens and helps the Arabs behind Abbas then the more dangerous they become.

If Israel has not learned this by this stage then it has learned nothing

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