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2017-07-07 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF find weapons lathes in WB, prepare terrorist's home for demolition
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Posted by trailing wife 2017-07-07 00:06|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [555 views ]  Top

#1 Good. Tear them down.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2017-07-07 00:43||   2017-07-07 00:43|| Front Page Top

#2 Wondering if there is something like Harbor Freight over there?
Posted by Seeking cure for ignorance 2017-07-07 01:54||   2017-07-07 01:54|| Front Page Top

#3 Maybe a dozen Bagsters does the trick...
Posted by Raj 2017-07-07 02:06||   2017-07-07 02:06|| Front Page Top

#4 The Israeli policy of punishing the perpetrators and by taking down their homes, is vitiated by the Palestinian government paying those families for the rest of their lives.
A more effective policy would be to leave the perp homes alone but tear down the homes of their neighbors.
This had the following benefits.
It would encourage neighbors of perps to report on them to avoid this
It would provoke resentment against perps by neighbors.
The Palestinian authority could cease supporting perps. They will have to start supporting neighbors of perps instead to avoid the anger of their community.
The neighbors would start to become angry at the perps and their families.

Actually, it might be sufficient to announce the policy and perhaps apply it once or twice to see if it discouraged attacks, something that present policy is not that efficient at doing, because of public sympathy for those whose homes are destroyed, and the inability of the Palestinian government to oppose that sympathy.
The old Turkish way to handle violence, which was very effective, was to punish and humiliate the village head when violence occurred. This caused such heads to act to discourage violence.
Punishing the perp and his/her family has the undesirable effect of creating sympathy for same which distracts from the perps crimes and which is therefore creating sympathy and support for terrorists.
Better by far to create sympathy for their neighbors or their village head, which will make the perp the cause of damage to the village rather than a victim.

Perhaps a policy of punishing the head of village, as done in the distant past would be most rational.
Posted by Daniel 2017-07-07 13:38||   2017-07-07 13:38|| Front Page Top

#5 is vitiated by the Palestinian government paying those families for the rest of their lives.

...using money from donors, not taxes on the Palestinian population. Also, various EU countries pay for the immediate rebuilding of properties torn down by those mean Israelis.
Posted by trailing wife 2017-07-07 19:12||   2017-07-07 19:12|| Front Page Top

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