The conflict in Gaza is being debated and discussed vociferously here in the Lower Hudson Valley, especially as groups hold protests, rallies and informational sessions about the ongoing dispute. Those talking on our forums have strong feelings whether they support Israel or Gaza, and show little interest in listening to opinions that differ from their own.
One such event in Chappaqua on Saturday, which was sponsored by WESPAC, attracted a few dozen participants who came to mourn the death of Gazan civilians. The gathering also attracted counter-protesters in support of Israel. And, of course, the coverage has attracted many comments. Here are a few.
Hey, if you don’t want a war, don’t start one. I am not a big fan of the Israelis, but they were attacked and now they are responding to eliminate the threat. Get over it.
Those morons in Chappaqua might as well cheerlead for AL Qaeda. Clearly they are on the side of the terrorists. They protest in that safe town of Chappaqua not knowing that Israel has been victimized by the Muslim terrorists and that Israel has had enough. The idiots in Chappaqua just repeat the lies of the lamestream media. Hamas uses mosques and schools as weapons caches. I don’t feel sorry for the people of Gaza. They elected terrorists to their government. Let Gaza burn.
I am thoroughly disgusted by the participation of *any* thinking person in a demonstration like this, let alone people in my own town. It’s nauseating, repugnant, ignorant and completely myopic. The idea that any of my own neighbors might have participated in this is terrifying to me.
Do people realize that they have tried to bring an orderly resolution to this conflict for god knows how many years? There will never be a resolution because both sides will fight to the death for the same bit of land and same religious temples/monuments/areas. As has been pointed out, the ONLY way this will ever be solved is for one not to exist. I would be all for a diplomatic resolution, however it is never going to come. This is not to say you can’t continue the efforts but realistically it is impossible. You don’t have to be for or against either side to understand the situation.