Friday, June 30, 2006

Israel also lives in the real world

From The Australian - News:

ISRAEL last night threatened to assassinate Palestinian Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh if Hamas militants did not release a captured Israeli soldier unharmed.

The unprecedented warning was delivered to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a letter as Israel debated a deal offered by Hamas to free Corporal Gilad Shalit.

It came as Israeli military officials readied a second invasion force for a huge offensive into Gaza. Hamas's Gaza-based political leaders, including Mr Haniyeh, had already gone into hiding.

But last night's direct threat to kill Mr Haniyeh, a democratically elected head of state, sharply raised the stakes.

If this is true then it's high damn time. The Palestinians have by their own actions forfeited their right to have their "human rights" respected in any way. They have, again by their own actions, effectively removed themselves from the human race and made themselves the moral equivalent of so many smallpox viruses or plague bacilli and it is time that Israel started dealing with them thusly.

As for the "international reaction" to such a program? Who cares. The peoples of Europe and the Left-Liberals in America hate the Jews anyway and nothing they do or fail to do will change that.