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Hamas militants set fire to the effigy of an Israeli settlement during a rally on September 16, 2005 in the former Jewish settlement of Neve Dekalim, in the south of the Gaza Strip. (File photo)
Once again, it is the Israelis who will decide the fate of the Palestinians, deplores Yakov Rabkin, professor emeritus at the University of Montreal and specialist in contemporary Jewish history. We are not asking the opinion of the Palestinians in Gaza. We talk about them as if they were inanimate objects, he told Radio-Canada.
As long as we do not admit equal rights for [Palestinians], we will rely solely on military force, which will not not increase the security of Israel or that of the Palestinians, of course.
A quote from Yakov Rabkin, professor emeritus at the University of Montreal
I believe that any historian will tell you the same thing: suppose that Israel eradicates Hamas down to the last combatant. In a few years, there will be another movement that will replace it. That's inevitable, explains Mr. Rabkin.
A colonized population will revolt, that's clear. […] As long as Palestinians live in these colonized conditions, there will be a resistance movement.
With the information from Agence France-Presse, Reuters, Washington Times, Al-Jazeera, Times of Israel, Haaretz, Ynet and NBC News.
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