Every state including Israel has a right to defend itself. Thus it's doing whatever it feels right. India is friend to both Israel and Palestine. Thus it shouldn't have officially reacted, forget about a parliamentary debate except suggesting both the sides for restraint. Those who blame Israel, who don't blame HAMAS which has rejected the Egyptian brokered and United Arab League's sponsored cease fire.
Israel had agreed and stopped its attack for around 24 hours. It's HAMAS which rejected the ceasefire putting its Palestinians in the grave problem! HAMAS has no courage to fight face to face rather use Palestinian of Gaza strip as human shield. All Arab countries including Egypt blamed HAMAS. Our opposition parties perhaps more Arabs than Arabs themselves!
And why it's viewed as Israel-Palestine conflict now? Is Israel attacking West Bank? No it's not. HAMAS is now a breakaway group from Palestine National Authority and take seizure of Gaza strip from FATAH that's controlling PNA governing west-bank the major portion of Palestine. From Gaza strip HAMAS is operating its terror network and they only first attacked and killed Israel nationals. What was year ago an Arab-Israel conflict now in fact reduced to an Israel-HAMAS conflict.
These entire pro-Palestinian secularists knowingly avoid Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and even Arab league too is not having much problem with Israel. They know that they can't eliminate Israel and helping Palestinians too much is dangerous. Let's start from Jordan. Jordan first occupied West Bank which they finally lost to Israel. There were lots of Palestinians who took refuge in Jordan.
In 1970 there was a Palestine-Jordan civil war. That time with the help of Israel, Jordan got relieve from these Palestinians. Then Palestinians took shelter in Lebanon. In 1982 there was a Lebanon civil war, resulting Lebanon making an exit out of such conflict. Egypt and Arab countries too due to such reason although supported Palestine cause but never actively participated like in 1947-48. In this current attack also Egypt closed their border for entry of Gaza refugees taking lesson from Jordan & Lebanon.
Now too the two-state theory is considered as best option which Israel and Fatah in West Bank are heading to an agreement thanks to the UN intervention and contribution from Arab countries. It's HAMAS which is not in favor of such agreement and incites and provokes Israel for war mongering!
Whether this tactic of war is correct! I will not pass any comment on it. But let's go to history! On 29 November 1947, General Assembly of United Nations adopted a resolution 181 where it's recommended that Palestine will be divided in to an Arab state, a Jews state and city of Jerusalem.
From next day onward, Arabs and Palestinians started
violence in intent to capture as much as land to eliminate Israeli
people. That time Israeli people fought defensively. When they found
that they could be extincted, they started retaliating and offensive
actions. When the Arabs called for holy war, Jews started organizing
worldwide fight for survival. By 1948 the internal differences among
Arab forces lead to total collapse where as the fight for survival by
the Jews made them united, strong and proactive. On May 14, 1948
there come 'Declaration of the Establishment of the state of
Israel' simply superseding the UN General Assembly resolution.
Since then lot of fighting, negotiations are going on and hopefully some solution would also possible in future! Had such proactive combat was not displayed by Israel in 1947-48, I don't think Israel would have existed by now.
Thus that's their strength for which they avoided their extinct! Attack is the best defense for them and they follow this religiously. Thus sitting in India you can't pass a comment on whether the way adopted by Israel is right or wrong!
But yes, India can condemn death of innocents and appeal both parties for a ceasefire! UN and Arab countries should also condemn Israel for the deaths of innocents and at the same time they should condemn HAMAS for unnecessary and criminal provocation. We Indians must see our Indian interest apart from humanitarian issues!
Parliamentarians demand debate on Israel-Palestine conflict! How would they react if Kashmir is being debated in US/UK Parliament? Better sense should prevail on such parliamentarians who take up cases selectively just to present them Muslim friendly! Indian Muslims at large rejects such tokenism!
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