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station of hostilities and hopefully the resumption of peace negotiations however what you have to realize is that the reason why children are being killed is cause hamas is putting their military infrastructure next to schools next to community centers and next to neighborhoods with residential areas if they didn't put their rocket launching pads next to kindergartens there wouldn't be so many childs who would be dying and came only go ahead how would you reply to that it's always hamas is fault. outdated tired old propaganda you know murder and mayhem and it's and it's never the fault of the murderer this is this is simply outrageous and more importantly one hopes will some day have to be argued in front of the international criminal court where the judges can decide on the basis of the laws of war whether such drivel is acceptable or not you know looking also at the political dimension. the most recent reports we have is that the
egyptian president mohamed morsi has indicated a ceasefire will start tonight if that is indeed accurate i think first of all we can expect a spike in violence leading up to the cease fire the reports israel has given the entire population of gaza city dropped leaflets ordering them to immediately evacuated perhaps areas in a position to confirm that but more importantly it means that israel has failed to achieve its proclaimed
objectives of deterring the palestinians and eliminating their long range rocket capabilities ok harry and this will be a huge blow to yeah you know i mean harry what is around like i mean how are people reacting to this is a seventh day as we're doing this program. well yes in the last half an hour to an hour there have been effecting. operations across the gaza strip basically five manger population centers in the north of the gaza strip have been asked to
evacuate of course this is basically what david cameron calls an open air prison just very difficult to understand where the i.d.f. expect hundreds of thousands of flee to well as the other guest said this operation is never going to be successful for israel because that will always be palestinians who resist the resistance and at the moment they say that they're capable of doing are sending these unguided missiles into israel so this is going to go on
perpetually so it's very difficult to understand what israel's objective is other than just killing a lot of palestinians would you like to respond to that and. i think that we have to be able to respond to a few accusations here which are completely with us first of all the missiles which are being fired from gaza are being fired at israeli population centers they don't discriminate they're targets which are for the main part civilians secondly israeli strikes which have been going on have been targeting only military command centers
and military infrastructure what that means is that when they target certain. launch pad or rocket device or any kind of militant who is planning an attack on israel there's a calculus which is made between the proportionality of that attack and also if there will be civilians who will be killed now civilians are put in danger but when israel has the way it's wall obligation to protect its citizens versus that of protecting palestinian citizens it's the onus of hamas to make sure that any rockets they do fires are burning fuel in that area is this is really what's the range in the agreed cease fire israel broke the cease fire israel started this conflict greg you want to to reply. yeah i don't think that they're trying to broker a cease fire because at the same time they were the ones who started the hostilities in the first place over a week ago with over four hundred rockets that were watched before israel the side to take ledge of bari so if we look out for the beginning of the year you have one thousand two hundred rockets if you look over the last ten years you have twelve
thousand rockets it's the onus of hamas to stop these attacks and that's the only reason why israel has responded in the way it's ok moon please jump in look i mean these israeli embassy. talking points and concocted sister sticks you know made may sound good when one preaching to the converted but one also has to occasionally take into account the real world the fact of the matter is this latest round began when israel shelled a group of children playing soccer on a field in the gaza strip and killed a thirteen year old boy the fact of the matter is that palestinian militants responded to that attack with attacks that were solely directed at israeli military rather than civilian targets the fact of the matter is that israel that they were only drugs that israeli civilian targets why did they hit a palestinian village in the west bank. go ahead excuse me i'm talking about the
gaza strip in the last two hours this is as well as i can look so i responded. i saw you doing that you have fraudulent the law and it's about how this conflict or rather this latest round of conflict began and you were simply trying to hoodwink us and our viewers i'm giving you facts. you know there are a matter of public record and your attempt to distort that and invent replacement facts for it is not going to get you anywhere. greg go ahead fair time everyone. ok you don't have to listen to my words you can look at the paper of all the. certainly not only. words. but what i'm trying to say is that. you can look at any arab newspaper and find the same rocket numbers of the same casualties in the same strategies that are being used even islamic jihad spokes
person called really really really civilians do you read arabic yes i do i do sir ok which newspapers are you referring to i also speak hebrew i also speak turkish and. spacers are you referring to which which arabic. or of your version of events. says documents. going on israeli territory but how many israelis have been killed how many israelis have been killed sitting here right now how is the one hundred and twenty palestinians let's have a listen when the being killed in the last week. ok greg go ahead because they were going on i want to be fair gemma's and doesn't want to be going to since. ok how mosque does not care about how many palestinian civilians are killed because they don't do anything in terms of building infrastructure protect they and therefore as
you know you want to kill israeli as they really are some schoolyards. in why israel cares about civilians. still i mean i mentioned here gentlemen gentlemen nothing's been mentioned here they did the gaza strip is under siege go ahead i would still like to know which arabic newspaper reflects this absolutely ridiculous distorted version of recent history we are now being served up. secondly. is as are the claims that greg norman is making about how mouse somehow a justification for mass murder by israel in the gaza strip whether in two thousand and eight two thousand and nine or today or in the next round now peter you mentioned the seeds i mean there are underlying factors here there is the occupation there is that continuously deprived right of self-determination of the palestinian people and of course in more recent years there is
a siege and blockade of the gaza strip that's the context what we're seeing now is a symptom of the cause rather than the cause itself. which i'd reply that greg. sure the first of all the newspaper was the second of all accusations of mass murder. you know necessary to make because what's happening is israel's defending itself now if you're asking why less israeli civilians have died then civilians in gaza it's because israel actually cares about its people and has developed active protection systems to make sure that those rockets that are being fired at israeli civilian targets israel just to. have their interests and our existence that the third the third point responding to your points could be one chance the third point about the siege is the following after operation cast lead in the mavi marmara incident israel change its paradigm for humanitarian aid and allows in all humanitarian products at the request of third party n.g.o.s and the palestinian
authority if anything gaza is suffering now because of the divide between fatah and hamas and the basic you know. everything that i see all the guys is provide everything socially are people go ahead everything but you know everything about the occupation look peter i'd like to propose the following have a supposed back on your show and greg can produce an article from the deed that justifies his rendition according to this conflict started when hamas fired four hundred rockets at israel the newspaper if you can't produce it he'll eat it all gentlemen if you want to be on thursday please do contact my producers ok ok harry if i go to you before we go to the regime and there's no well how well can the gazans protect themselves i mean the israelis protect their people and the gazans a lot to protect themselves. well the israelis cool's that operation operation
pillar of cloud the palestinians don't have a name for it that shows who started it because one of them actually already had a pre-determined name ok larry i'm going to have to jump in here gentlemen we're going to have to go to was short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on gaza stay.
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eleven. ok great i have to go back to you in pittsburgh let's say i mean as we're talking here that in the negotiations for a cease fire in place what did israel accomplish this time around if anything. first of all it's wiped out most of hamas is long range rockets but more real politic sense in terms of the balance of power what we have now is israel showing that it's willing to mobilize seventy thousand troops to go on the gaza border it's also reinforce the syrian front and the show to terence to other regional bodies like hezbollah that it's willing to take the fight to the ground of the enemy now while you also have to see is that israel is preparing for a diplomatic offensive to negate the palestinian declaration of independence which is unilateral not done through negotiations at the united nations on november
twenty six so what we have here is a new middle east israel needs to adopt its reason dog draw in order to be able to adapt to the new situation that's going on in the region now you also have hamas asserting itself in a post arab spring conflict the way that gaza war two thousand and eight two thousand and nine during operation cast lead was fought is very different from the way this war is being fought you have rocket attacks on tel of the rocket attacks on jerusalem and they've sort of upped the ante so if a ceasefire is resolved tonight as was announced by president mohamed morsi i believe that this should go into a round of peace negotiations between hamas and israel i'm not sure what abbas will fit into this equation but if the ceasefire unravels you can guarantee that israel will do everything that is necessary in order for it to defect to centrally defend its people and also to raise the level of the terence against islamic jihad and
hamas ok louis in a great said this is the you know the post arab spring environment it seems like on every single front israel is losing on every front now look to anyone seriously believe israel's inability to take out a few dozen rocket launchers in the gaza strip which has completely encircled. does anyone seriously believe that is going to anyone least of all as about iran or is it going to once again show that in fact it is israel that is losing at the tactical and strategic level particularly in the context of regional changes. i mean you know. obviously this is a catastrophe for the palestinians but to suggest that somehow israel is going to emerge strengthened from sirte particularly if the key issue of arresting and
reversing israel's unity and its dealings with the palestinians is actively dealt with. harry i mean tell me more tell us my audience more how the palestinians in gaza are reacting to all this i mean they're being terrorized of course but unfortunately they've gotten used to it over the years and the siege i mean what's the sense of solidarity on the strip. well just a very very quickly inject into the how mass and the resistance groups in gaza have been definitely absolutely strengthened by this and in terms of reconciliation between hamas and fattah yesterday they actually both hamas and fattah said that they will be unified against this assault on gaza israel seems to treat the patterson's with so little humanity they can't even listen to it to the palestinians press releases how mass is stronger in gaza the resistance is more unified in terms of its support in gaza israel has basically shot itself in the foot the palestinian people in the last few days have the ones i've spoken to said
that they feel for the first time in history they've had some sort of defense force themselves as these resistance groups have struck israel with more strength than they have previously and history including with a longer range missiles so if eels like things here in gaza are going to get worse and worse actually things there's been this leafleting of dancing. populated areas in gaza asking hundreds and thousands of people to evacuate when they can't evacuate anyway so it looks like on the one hand grad ground invasion or escalation certainly is going to be forthcoming but also we're hearing these murmurings about cease fires as well which mean going on in the last few days i think the palestinians are preparing to go home and buckle up for the next few days of violence ok greg what do you think of the future is here i mean you know israel always talks about a peace process i have never seen it in my lifetime ok where does this go because you know it's interesting when you ok gaza gets attacked but the the but there's
a building of settlements on the west bank continuously ok i mean israel just wants to create these political facts to capitated hamas ok and keep building ok what does that mean for the peace process so-called. i mean its terms of the peace process you have to understand one thing the second tower rockets are stopped being launched from gaza the israeli military response will deescalate and they will not have any attacks going on gaza from israel the same holds true for the west bank the second that president mahmoud abbas agrees to negotiate with israel. any israeli measures in terms of unilateral action the west bank will also cease we saw their willingness as i am keep telling the advice settlement freeze hold out wait one second sir i will allow me to finish a sentence and then afterwards we'll go to you so in the west bank the second that the palestinian authority is willing to negotiate you'll see also israel stopping
unilateral measures there but the only thing that unites fatah and hamas is its mutual hatred for the jewish state and you see that when they don't have a common enemy they usually just go to fisticuffs and disagree on every other issue so that was really spelling a bad bad bad future for the middle east if the only thing that they can agree on is their hatred for israel ok now in lebanon we let the paradigm janson fair time i mean it seems to me that israel is creating its worst nightmare and that's one state ok and they're going to have to deal with it or be called an apartheid state ok they'll keep creating the situation themselves. oh i think you know there is a ready. in effect. a apartheid one state reality between the mediterranean and the jordan river and the challenge for the palestinians is how to effectively challenge now i mean to suggest that somehow you
know mahmoud on us the extremely compliant to put it politely. leader of the palestinian authority in the west bank is somehow driven in his policies. by hate. rid of the jews which and i presume that the systematic security cooperation between the p.a. and israel is the highest expression of that i mean this is you know this is beyond childish to make such arguments i mean really you know the issue here is israeli occupation of palestine issue here is reverse arresting and reversing israeli impunity which allows it to continue. attacking and colonizing palestinians in the occupied territories those are the real deal but we in fact have eighteen times and there has been a resolution. is that
a serious question. is that a serious question did an aerial. question did any. any point in those negotiations accept it withdrawal to the nine hundred sixty seven boundaries in accordance with un resolutions did israel at any point in those resolutions accept. scuse me in those negotiations accept the resolution of the palestinian refugee question and accordance with the relevant un resolutions and international law did israel at any point in those negotiations accept a whole sale dismantling of settlements in the occupied territories as called for in numerous un security council resolutions including ones that were supported even by the united states. back in the day it's very simple a state is occupying the territory of another people and it's not that simple
taining and expanding that occupation is the reason that there is no peace in the middle east great. it's a colonial. rule in resolution two forty two calls for a just resolution the borders and the refugees. and also in two thousand and seven although her mates yasser arafat of mahmoud abbas for ninety nine point one percent of the lad in two thousand the camp david sue and for. the lawyer for henry and that was. pure fantasy. was the one who revealed those numbers since two thousand interview with time magazine so while yours is out the rhetoric which you made out of your talking away it's way out just so i understand i understand i am correct atlantic that goes on under stand your claim correctly mahmoud in two thousand they stated that who would but uk for.
ninety nine point one percent of the west bank are you seriously making that claim . yes this is this sort of us very slowly making away with hapless negotiations that collapsed because of operation west led well there's not much that there's not much to do i mean if you're making that claim with a straight talk i don't see what you're saying is you're repeating the same palestinian narrative for forty three years of israeli occupation yes i know that and. there it is. israel has to cease its occupation i think of palestinian territory to have and there is absolutely no reason why that narrative should change. no this is the reason why should change because the narrative is promoting violence and incitement against jews rather than resolution. of party which is promoting violence it's the occupation that you are supporting there is violence. there wouldn't be occupation if there was palestinian recognition of jewish rights
as well this is the two sides here let me just say that the answer. is i'm ok here in germany we're almost out of time here is going to head. this charge of anti semitism by the palestinian people is easy disproven on the historical on the serious historical record including in the last few weeks with the jewish delegations coming to gaza israel is occupying somebody else's country israel is bombing somebody else's country and israel won't concede land that it's trying to colonize in somebody else's country as a condition of peace talks israel is eating up other people's run out of time thank you very much fascinating discussion many thanks today to my guest in gaza a man and in pittsburgh and thanks to our viewers for watching us here r.t. see you next time remember.
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