Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hate Thy Neighbor

Below is my comment on the article "Hate Thy Neighbor" of the TIME magazine,Page 24,July 24, 2006.

After reading your article, I could finally recognize why Israel is so fierce and firm to demand Hizballah return only two soldiers and the battle between them this time has a new dimention of greater risk in that region.

No compromise would be expected because even one soldier’s life is the raison d’etre for both Israel and Hizballah. A greater risk lies in a complex web of relationships among Israel, the U.S., Lebanon, Hizballah, Hamas, Syria and

I am wondering in despair how much blood of civilians on both sides would be sacrificed for the states’ survival. Civilians have no choice but wait for a ceasefire and then for peace.


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