War at the borders

So..ehh..when the people next door try to cross your border and shoot at you when you try to stop them, that's like a declaration of war, right?

Palestinian gunmen and
Egyptian forces exchanged fire at the Gaza-Egypt border on
Monday, killing one person and wounding 59 others a day after
Cairo closed the breached frontier with the Hamas-run enclave.

At least 45 Egyptian policemen and 14 Palestinians were
wounded in the clash at the Rafah border crossing, which Hamas
Islamists blasted open on January 23 to let Gazans stock up on
supplies in defiance of an Israeli-led blockade.

The dead person was identified by local medical officials
as a Palestinian civilian. Two Egyptians suffered gunshot
wounds and one senior security official sustained fractures
from stone throwing, security sources and medical officials
said.

Hamas denied any role in the fighting, which began after
Egyptian security men stopped the flow of people trying to go
back home and the crowd responded with stone-throwing, drawing
smoke grenades from the Egyptians, local residents said.

[...]

Egyptian security officials said Palestinians threw petrol
bombs at the police and border guards and at the border wall
separating Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

Yeah, no one could've expected this or seen it coming. No one at all! 

Comments

  1. It’s a sad thing indeed… several generations of palestinians have grown up to believe that the only response to adversity is to throw stones or bombs and to fire guns.

    Egyptians: They’ve been doing it on one side for decades. Don’t fool yourself by thinking they won’t do it on the other side if you do what they want you to…

    The big question is not how to put together a peace plan that’ll benefit both sides; it’s how to change the minds of the palestinian people, who know no other language except that of violence and defiance because no one has taught them anything else!

  2. That should read “…if you DON’T do what…” above. ;)

  3. SumDum Phool says:

    Throwing petrol bombs??? But I thought they had no petrol cause of those evil Jooos???

  4. But SM – they are our “Arab” brothers, they love us and would never do us any harm.

    “Arab brothers” LOL.

  5. The injured are always civilians too. Do you immediately become a civilian if you get shot or do you actually have to drop your gun? I’m not saying “no” civilians get hurt, but don’t you think that trained soldiers regardless of what flag they serve under occasionally hit the person they’re aiming at. You better be careful or the Egytians will be painted as randomly shooting civilians. The Palestinians may not understand how to create a thriving economy with the land they do have, but they definately understand how to wage a PR campaign.

  6. Jonathan Levy says:

    “So..ehh..when the people next door try to cross your border and shoot at you when you try to stop them, that’s like a declaration of war, right?”

    NoNoNo Sandmonkey you’ve gotten mixed up. This is called a ‘Peace Process’.

    :)

  7. Egypt should invade the gaza strip, restore fatah and then get out again Because Israel is using Hamas in a way that it imposes the Gaza issue on Egypt. I also think that Egypt should be allowed a larger army in Sinai.