It is easy to say stop the war in Gaza, but that doesn’t address the fundamentals such as this list.
1. Stop the Hamas terrorists
Hamas is a terrorist organization and as such has no political legitimacy. The free world cannot accept it, and of course the Israelis don’t. The 20-25,000 members of Hamas must be sought and captured or destroyed. Israel should consider giving them the option to surrender for prosecution and for some, conditional rehabilitation.
2. Stop the Gaza people from aligning with Hamas
Gaza people must learn a lesson from this current situation. They need a political alternative. Israel and the free world can work with moderate Gaza community leaders to constitute a new political party.
3. Stop the hatred toward Jews and Israel
Stopping the hatred toward Jews by Arabs living in Gaza will take time and a concerted education and political initiative led by Israel and supported by the free world. There are enormous economic barriers to be overcome in the process.
4. Stop the hatred toward Arabs by Jews
Some Israelis extremists are as radical in their views and hatred as extremist Muslims. They must be brought in line, even to the extent of being incarcerated or expelled. Religious extremism must be removed from the political equation in order to enable peaceful outcomes.
5. Stop the hatred among Muslims toward everyone else and between them
Islam and Muslims have fundamental challenges to transform their beliefs into moderation that brings about tolerance and respect for others. The extreme values embedded in the religion are obsolete by modern standards for humanity and must be changed in order to gain respect and the right to exist. Religion that promoted violence and terrorism cannot stand.
Address these things and Israel will stop. Hollow words by the UN chief and diplomats that do not address the fundamental problems are empty and without merit.
“UN chief Ban Ki-moon was also in Doha where he urged Israel to
exercise maximum restraint’.
‘Too many innocent people are dying...(and) living in constant fear,’ he told a news conference in Doha.”