Is it just me or are you tired of everyone asking Israel to agree to a cease fire when they are trying to defend themselves? Hamas has been firing rockets into Israel and then Israel decides to fight back. So, now it is Israel who should agree to a cease fire? Israel did not start this fighting but they will not stand around and allow Hamas to continue to kill their citizens.
Israel should have never given up the land that Hamas now occupies. Hamas has exploited the weakness of the Olmert government in order to attack Israel within her borders. It is the belief of this author that Hamas wants to expel Israel from the land that is rightfully hers. Hamas will not be satisfied with more of the West Bank, they will not be satisfied until Israel is driven into the sea.
If there is to be a cease fire, it is only to re-arm the terrorists. I was watching the news and noticed that Israel has allowed supplies to be brought into Gaza. How do we know that there aren't munitions among the bread? We don't. The thing to keep in mind is that Hamas (under Muslim law) is not obligated to honor a cease fire. They don't keep promises to infidels. If we know this, then why the international pressure on Israel to let up?
This is what I believe Israel should do. They should not let up on the fighting, and they should not agree to a cease fire, knowing that the other side will not honor this agreement. They should destroy Hamas' base of operations and send the terrorists a message, "we will fight back and we will drive you out of our land." I also think that the tunnel from Gaza to Egypt should be destroyed, as this is another way for the terrorists to re-arm. It is truly hypocritical of Egypt to host talks about a cease fire when they are allowing terrorists to come and go as they please.
It is time to take the gloves off and ignore the international pressure from the world.
Israel defend your land, because I would do the same thing if these same forces came to America. Please know that our government is not representative of how us Americans feel. Our President and Congress have to save face and please almost the whole global community. I don't, I am one blogger in the blogosphere and I want you to know that you have my support.