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Quotes About "Palestine"

Remember: Israel is bad! Its existence keeps reminding Muslims what a bunch of losers they are. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There will be no peace until they will love their children more than they hate us."

-Golda Meir-
'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence. If the Jews put ‎down their weapons ‎today, there would be no ‎more Israel'‎

~Benjamin Netanyahu~
"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all out war, a war which will last for generations.

~Yasser Arafat~
"The Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel."

~ Yasser Arafat ~
"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel. For our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of Palestinian people, since Arab national interest demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism".

~ Zahir Muhse'in ~

Friday, September 24, 2010

Army Chief: More Flotilla Casualties Possible

Preparing for another clash? Resistance to IDF forces on board upcoming flotillas may result in casualties, Chief of Staff Ashkenazi tells Knesset committee; Gaza-bound vessels 'a challenge for the IDF and for Israel,' he says.

More deadly clashes to follow? Resistance on board future Gaza-bound flotillas may lead to more casualties, IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi warned Tuesday in an appearance before the Knesset's Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee.

The army chief presented his assessment to committee members amid reports that another Gaza-bound ship is about to head out of Libya as part of a major flotilla to depart from Europe.

"This is a challenge for the IDF and for Israel," he said. "If we see such large ships and if we see force used, we do not dismiss the possibility of casualties," he said.

Libyan ship to head to Gaza
Ashkenazi revealed that IDF officials are aware of four flotillas being planned at this time, including one from Lebanon that he said is encountering difficulties. One more flotilla is expected to head out of Syria, and yet another one from Yemen.

However, the most distributing flotilla is one comprising dozens of ships expected to head out of Europe, he said. The vessels will be carrying passengers from various countries, including the United States.

Earlier Tuesday, a Libyan website reported that a Libyan ship is expected to leave the country and join the European flotilla en route to Gaza, with many North African parliament members on board.

"Diplomatic work is being undertaken by the Foreign Ministry in order to curb the flotillas before they depart," the army chief said. "This is better for Israel, as not to repeat the images of the Turkish flotilla."

'Too many probes'
Ashkenazi also slammed the many commissions of inquiries into the Turkish flotilla. He said that he would like to see IDF soldiers "daring and taking risks," rather than heading into probes.

"I'm not objecting to debriefings, yet we have five inquiries," he said. "A negative pattern had been created whereby every time our troops return, a commission of inquiry awaits them at the docks or at the border crossings."

"In this profession, which is about managing risks, I would like to see people daring and taking risks," he said.
The Netanyahu display in the Great Flotilla preparation

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