This story is a revisitation of my previous current event from November in which Israel and Gaza had been exchanging long-ranged attacks, both states suffered casualties but the Hamas' military-wing leader was killed by a missile drone. This article has stated what has happened after the leaders of the two conflicts, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, returned from negotiations with a cease fire. The Hamas leader was welcomed to Gaza by huge crowds of supporters. He took some time after arriving home to visit the sites of destruction caused by the attacks, including the place where the Hamas military leader's car was destroyed with him inside. Khaled Meshaal stated that Hamas' is a political party who merely wishes to liberate all of the Palestine territories of being occupied by Israel. Hamas' is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and many other western countries.

Jay Burgin
12/14/2012 07:11:11 am

Khaled Meshal, the leader of Hamas, has had a turbulent life caused by the appearance of Israel, fleeing a West Bank village at age 11, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. He was exiled and led Hamas from Damascus, Syria, but recently broke from the regime and headed back to Gaza.

Caz Bennett
12/14/2012 11:23:32 am

Just like the previous wars Israel has had with political/terrorist groups like Hamas or Hezbollah, this conflict is nothing new. This ongoing war is escalating, and will not be solved by a simple cease-fire. It is sad to see nations so rigid in their stances that they will needlessly give up lives. Generally, Israeli air strikes do much more damage than Palestinian attacks, but technology is only proving more deadly as time goes on. The political leaders of Israel and Palestine may be able to act diplomatically, but without the same sense of reason from their people, they are sending mixed messages. The hatred between these people runs so deep in their history that they are blind to reasonable politics. The government in the Palestinian nations needs to be stronger and needs to be capable of shifting a population's stance. Only when the people believe in peace will we see this violence end.


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