The terms of this ceasefire couldn't be better for Hamas. Unless (and this is unlikely) Israel has reached secret side deals with Arab countries to destroy Hamas, it has made a terrible mistake.
My first thought when I heard about this was thank God hostages will be freed. My second thought was -- wait -- now every terrorist group will be emboldened to kidnap INNOCENT PEOPLE (not soldiers) in order to exchange them for CRIMINALS. It's horrific and now it'll happen again because it worked. I'm so sad.
I suspect Biden and Obama ( I mean Blinken) forced Israel’s hand.
Israel will regret this. But I see the hidden hand of the unscrupulous, uncaring, duplicitous Biden administration.
NOTHING should've been negotiated until EVERY single hostage was returned.
This deal stinks of Obama and all his henchmen that surround our feeble minded Manchurian candidate. He hates Israel and the US. As for the ”poor Palestinian people” there are very few innocents in Gaza since about 90% of them support Hamas and teach their children to hate Jews. They never should have agreed to this deal, they should continue to roll through that area and destroy this threat once and for all
Just utter immorality. Israel has been bombing Gaza at a ferocity not seen since World War II, killing civilians quite intentionally and justifiably provoking global outrage. And yet you focus on perceived disparities in the degree to which Israel benefits from hostage releases. Hamas won when Israelis and supporters of Israel lost their humanity in allowing this demolition of 2.2 million people and their homes to happen, and actually applauded it. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/25/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-death-toll.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
Alex think Biden and your fellow Democrats. They were thinking about their survival. Forget Netanyahu. The Jewish sector of the party is in heavy conflict with the Talib regressives. The Democrat Party was starting to split and go into internal conflict. Where does Israel get all their military bombs, ammo, planes and other military equipment? If the truth be known I would bet that Biden et al threatened to cut them off from military bombs, ammo and repair parts if they didn't ceasefire. All of this to save their paltry political skin by satisfying the Hamas backed "progressives" (regressives) in the Democrat party. Don't blame the Israelis or Netanyahu. Blame the real source of the forced ceasefire, Biden and the Democrats.
Blame this entirely on Biden. He forced Israel to do this. Another example of how inept and dangerous Gibberish Joe is.
A few questions:
1.) How exactly will Israel know when Hamas has been defeated? This ain't imperial Japan, no one is gonna sign a surrender on the deck of an aircraft carrier.
2.) How exactly does one distinguish between an unemployed Palestinian person standing in the street and a Hamas fighter? The impossibility of distinguishing between civilians and soldiers creates a slippery slope to genocide.
3.) Given that 'Hamas can never be allowed to govern again', that means that the Palestinians in Gaza will never be allowed to have elections again (lest Hamas win again). So by definition, Gaza will be a prison state forever.
I understand the desire for revenge. But in the absence of a plan, there is a high probability of making things worse. There are few (no?) good options in this situation and apparently no smart people working on figuring out a better way forward.
The exact wrong way to deal with terrorists. From the Biden playbook no doubt. Huge mistake.
I totally agree that Israel made a poor choice when making a deal with the devil. I do, however, believe the October 07 catastrophe could have been avoided, or at least minimized, if Israel allowed its law abiding citizens to own firearms. Too many times law enforcement arrives only to collect evidence and take pictures.
2 of your comments stand out:
1) “it has shown that it cannot protect its civilians yet has also managed to turn much of the world against it through its bombardment of Gaza.” This is clearly NYC UWS libt**d thinking. Who on earth thinks Israel can do anything without the world turning against it? For you to say that Israel “managed to turn much of the world against it” shows quite clearly that you should stick to Covid.
2) “Israel’s attack has killed THOUSANDS of ‘innocent’ Palestinians”. And you’re getting your figures from where? From the Gaza Health Ministry, which is Hamas? Spouting such unreliable numbers actually makes me question your Covid thought process, which I never did previously. And let’s say, hypothetically, that Israel did kill thousands of civilians. The same civilians which voted Hamas into power, which celebrated after the 10/7 slaughter and who would yank your head off if they could. Good riddance to them all and may there be many more.
The most obvious option is always “the Biden White House f***s up again.” It’s that simple.
Israel will not be destroyed and if it comes close to happening, she will take the world with her. Never again means just that.
This has Biden administration, fingerprints all over it.
Israel values EVERY LIFE Hamas values no life. So Israel will do whatever it can to bring home every hostage. And hopefully they will but it’s unlikely. But in time make no mistake they will unleash holy hell on Hamas even as they hold hostage their own Palestinians. You cannot bargain with an amoral unethical force as Hamas. They will be exterminated with the grace of the Saudi’s and the Egyptians