So Egypt is calling its ambassador from Israel after the last Israeli “reaction” to the terrorist attack to a car an a bus in South Israel near the border with Egypt that had cost the lives to six civilians and two security forces. The reaction was a retaliation in two directions: five Egyptians security forces are dead and more than 14 Palestinians from Gaza some of them children, at the moment I’m writing this. But this is not the end because from Gaza there are rockets falling in Israeli land and the Israeli army continue bombing Gaza doing considerable more damage. Because there is not proportion between the kind of home-made weapons the Palestinians from Gaza are launching from behind the fence of Gaza and the Israeli army. Everybody knows that.
Now some israeli newspapers are reporting the investigations in process to determine what group may be responsible for the attacks They are talking about a new “umbrella” group named Popular Resistance Committee that may have some links with Hezbollah or not or with Hamas but is not Hamas, but the retaliation is already done, over for activists and at least ten civilians and children, one of them two or three years old, because their houses in the crowded Gaza were bombed at night and this is only the beginning Netanyahu said. So, all the people in Gaza is responsible? it seems that’s his theory. A global and deadly punishment as a retaliation for an attack that is under investigation.
But now, the situation is not so easy for Israel in the international path like before. Egypt has called his ambassador back. Israel may find soon a big neighbor with some touristic resorts very handily for their people become in an enemy if don’t handle diplomatically well and soon the problem, and that’s something Mr. Netanyahu is not very good at. And then, at the UN his ambassador failed to reach a condemnation of the terrorist attack because Lebanon wanted to include a condemnation to the bombings over civilians in Gaza. No unanimity in the Security Council, no agreement.
Now, the great idea of Netanyahu is another wall. This one, to cover the whole border between Israel and Egypt that can be done the next year (so long for the diplomacy and dialog in the region) And then what? Put a cover over the strip and close it like a box with all the people inside?. Total security today is impossible with walls no matter how high and fortified. To have total security Israel has to reach peace, peace is impossible in a ring of violence and retaliation after retaliation, peace is impossible without stopping the weapons and beginning to talk and respecting the dignity and the rights of the people no matter how different they can be. They are there. They will be there. They have to live next to each other. They can’t be in a perpetual war. Until now, this long agony for the Palestinians is a gain in a policy of land taken for fact unilaterally by the israeli settlers backed now vigorously by the government. But the surroundings are changing and the perception of most of the world about this problem changed long ago.
- Armed attackers cross border from Egypt into Israel, kill 8 (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Israel continues deadly air strikes on Gaza – Aljazeera.net (news.google.com)
- Egypt Withdraws Diplomat Over Deaths (news.sky.com)