Originally Posted by go bowe
and what exactly do they deserve?
another 60 years of conflict and occupation?
a denial of human rights which are routinely accorded to other people?
dislocation and disruption of their communities and culture?
what is it that the palestinian people deserve?
and why do they deserve it?
because hamas is crazy and only concerned with staying in power, all palestinians should suffer?
because some palestinians continue to be radicalized and don't want peace?
what do they deserve because part of their leadership is violent and virulently anti-israel?
and what about the israelis? what do they deserve? most of the west bank and all of jerusalem? do you think they will ever find peace by pursuing those policies?
attitudes like yours are one reason that the conflict might not ever be settled...
it's not possible to find a basis to compromise and resolve the conflict if you're unwilling to take into account the rights of ordinary palestinians and view them as somehow not deserving of self-government and inalienable human rights...
They deserve to continue to enjoy the miseries of non-statehood, poverty, violent conflict and all of the other bad things you listed.
They deserve these things because they continue to support the people who prevent them from getting the blessings of peace and relative prosperity that Israel offers them.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will