More than 200 people bring Southampton to a standstill in protest against Gaza crisis

Hundreds join Southampton protest against Gaza crisis.

Hundreds join Southampton protest against Gaza crisis.

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MORE than 200 protestors have brought Southampton to a standstill tonight in a protest over the Gaza crisis.

Campaigners from across Hampshire marched through the city centre in protest of the escalating conflict in the Middle East.

Daily Echo:

They gathered outside the Civic Centre waving placards and banners protesting against the Gaza crisis which has led to the deaths of hundreds of people.

Since last week Israel has been bombing sites in the Palestinian province in retaliation to rocket attacks on their citizens.

The chant of “Free Palestine” rang out as Members of the Islamic community, students and other community groups crowded outside the civic centre before marching to the BBC offices in Havelock Road. They then turned around and marched into the city centre where they stopped outside WestQuay shopping centre before bemused shoppers.

Daily Echo:

The rally was organised by the Southampton branch of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. it was overseen by three police officers who were standing by to ensure there was no trouble.

Daily Echo:

Jon Ellis, who helped organiser the protest, said: “We are protesting against the current level of extreme violence against a peaceful civilian population.”

Dishi Phangurha, 35, from Newtown, is the sister of Del Singh, the Southampton politician killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. She said: “My brother was a huge supporter of Palestine.

“I am partly here for him, I'm partly here for the cause. I don't think people know what the real issue is - it's people's human rights.”

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6:56pm Tue 15 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

The peace has been fragile in Israel and Palestine for so many years. Very sad its all kicked off again with blame and counter blame and for the most part totally innocent victims on both sides many not even out of their teens.
The peace has been fragile in Israel and Palestine for so many years. Very sad its all kicked off again with blame and counter blame and for the most part totally innocent victims on both sides many not even out of their teens. saintsfan76
  • Score: 23

7:17pm Tue 15 Jul 14

befriendly says...

So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again. befriendly
  • Score: -60

7:41pm Tue 15 Jul 14

BParksaint says...

befriendly wrote:
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
So what would you do if you were being driven from you home land, just go quietly ?
[quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.[/p][/quote]So what would you do if you were being driven from you home land, just go quietly ? BParksaint
  • Score: 63

7:53pm Tue 15 Jul 14

elvisimo says...

befriendly wrote:
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
The sort of comment that demonstrates why things will never change. Pointless finger pointing.
[quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.[/p][/quote]The sort of comment that demonstrates why things will never change. Pointless finger pointing. elvisimo
  • Score: 31

7:54pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Linesman says...

befriendly wrote:
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
Remind me.

How many tanks have the Palestinians got?

How many aircraft have the Palestinians got?

How many warships have the Palestinians got?

How much Israeli territory have the Palestinians annexed and built homes on?
[quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.[/p][/quote]Remind me. How many tanks have the Palestinians got? How many aircraft have the Palestinians got? How many warships have the Palestinians got? How much Israeli territory have the Palestinians annexed and built homes on? Linesman
  • Score: 43

8:08pm Tue 15 Jul 14

issacchunt says...

Not the drunk geordie living in bournemouth then?

sadly no oil so no interest to america or its lapdog.
Not the drunk geordie living in bournemouth then? sadly no oil so no interest to america or its lapdog. issacchunt
  • Score: 7

8:09pm Tue 15 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Thought they were moaning about our GK for a moment.
Thought they were moaning about our GK for a moment. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -12

8:16pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Torchie1 says...

Linesman wrote:
befriendly wrote:
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
Remind me.

How many tanks have the Palestinians got?

How many aircraft have the Palestinians got?

How many warships have the Palestinians got?

How much Israeli territory have the Palestinians annexed and built homes on?
That's all the more reason to stop firing rockets in to Israel. The international community knows that Israel launches air attacks in response to the Hamas rockets so if Hamas stopped firing rockets it would lead to international condemnation if Israel continued with the air attacks. If you're daft enough goad a lion it will growl initially to warn you off but if you're daft enough to continue, it will cost you dearly. I'm curious why none of the two hundred sheep at the demo don't ask themselves why Hamas don't relocate their rocket launching facilities to the more open areas in southern Gaza instead of cynically using the crowded towns in the north of the state knowing that the retaliatory strikes will cost civilian lives as well. It will eventually be settled by negotiation and as Churchill once said "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war" but a lot of people aren't going to be there to enjoy the peace.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.[/p][/quote]Remind me. How many tanks have the Palestinians got? How many aircraft have the Palestinians got? How many warships have the Palestinians got? How much Israeli territory have the Palestinians annexed and built homes on?[/p][/quote]That's all the more reason to stop firing rockets in to Israel. The international community knows that Israel launches air attacks in response to the Hamas rockets so if Hamas stopped firing rockets it would lead to international condemnation if Israel continued with the air attacks. If you're daft enough goad a lion it will growl initially to warn you off but if you're daft enough to continue, it will cost you dearly. I'm curious why none of the two hundred sheep at the demo don't ask themselves why Hamas don't relocate their rocket launching facilities to the more open areas in southern Gaza instead of cynically using the crowded towns in the north of the state knowing that the retaliatory strikes will cost civilian lives as well. It will eventually be settled by negotiation and as Churchill once said "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war" but a lot of people aren't going to be there to enjoy the peace. Torchie1
  • Score: -7

9:25pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

That young lad in the bottom photo could get a job as a reporter for the echo
That young lad in the bottom photo could get a job as a reporter for the echo Zexagon
  • Score: 3

9:27pm Tue 15 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

BParksaint wrote:
befriendly wrote:
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
So what would you do if you were being driven from you home land, just go quietly ?
i would not try to kill Israeli children with hundreds of rockets.... Hamas are terrorists. end of.
[quote][p][bold]BParksaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.[/p][/quote]So what would you do if you were being driven from you home land, just go quietly ?[/p][/quote]i would not try to kill Israeli children with hundreds of rockets.... Hamas are terrorists. end of. steekeemcglue
  • Score: -29

9:51pm Tue 15 Jul 14

issacchunt says...

Zexagon wrote:
That young lad in the bottom photo could get a job as a reporter for the echo
Having looked at it again you're not wrong. He's passed the entry exam already.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: That young lad in the bottom photo could get a job as a reporter for the echo[/p][/quote]Having looked at it again you're not wrong. He's passed the entry exam already. issacchunt
  • Score: -6

9:54pm Tue 15 Jul 14

mike coll says...

If some of the posters on here go and see this area for themselves, or easier still read Mark Thomas book, Walking the Wall, you will see just how oppressed the non jews are, even the food into gaza is controlled by the jews.
I walked around Palestine, they all suffer, The first thing the jews need to do is stop staving Palestine, allow the natives to work, to trade, and to try to have a normal life. That would be a start.
If some of the posters on here go and see this area for themselves, or easier still read Mark Thomas book, Walking the Wall, you will see just how oppressed the non jews are, even the food into gaza is controlled by the jews. I walked around Palestine, they all suffer, The first thing the jews need to do is stop staving Palestine, allow the natives to work, to trade, and to try to have a normal life. That would be a start. mike coll
  • Score: 34

10:00pm Tue 15 Jul 14

simplepath says...

befriendly wrote:
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
Its easy for you to sit in your comfy sofa with your cup of tea and point fingers at hamas but i would like to see how you would react if some foreign people came and destroyed YOUR house and YOUR city and happily moved and built their own city! Isreal is an illegal settlement fullstop!
[quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.[/p][/quote]Its easy for you to sit in your comfy sofa with your cup of tea and point fingers at hamas but i would like to see how you would react if some foreign people came and destroyed YOUR house and YOUR city and happily moved and built their own city! Isreal is an illegal settlement fullstop! simplepath
  • Score: 43

10:07pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Torchie1 says...

mike coll wrote:
If some of the posters on here go and see this area for themselves, or easier still read Mark Thomas book, Walking the Wall, you will see just how oppressed the non jews are, even the food into gaza is controlled by the jews.
I walked around Palestine, they all suffer, The first thing the jews need to do is stop staving Palestine, allow the natives to work, to trade, and to try to have a normal life. That would be a start.
When the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank shun terror groups like Hamas it will be a big step forward for them but the ball is in their court. Why does no-one seem concerned about the discrimination faced by the three million Palestinians living in Jordan or is it more PC to have a go at Israel?
[quote][p][bold]mike coll[/bold] wrote: If some of the posters on here go and see this area for themselves, or easier still read Mark Thomas book, Walking the Wall, you will see just how oppressed the non jews are, even the food into gaza is controlled by the jews. I walked around Palestine, they all suffer, The first thing the jews need to do is stop staving Palestine, allow the natives to work, to trade, and to try to have a normal life. That would be a start.[/p][/quote]When the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank shun terror groups like Hamas it will be a big step forward for them but the ball is in their court. Why does no-one seem concerned about the discrimination faced by the three million Palestinians living in Jordan or is it more PC to have a go at Israel? Torchie1
  • Score: -20

10:32pm Tue 15 Jul 14

ulrichvangobbel says...

They used to sell a cracking Palestinian lager in the harbour lights cinema.
They used to sell a cracking Palestinian lager in the harbour lights cinema. ulrichvangobbel
  • Score: -18

11:01pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Lockssmart says...

I dont know what all the fuss is about. Ok, he had a few drinks, but he was a great player for Newcastle and England. When Raoul Moat needed help, he turned up with Chicken and Chips. Still remember the goal against Scotland. Fab
I dont know what all the fuss is about. Ok, he had a few drinks, but he was a great player for Newcastle and England. When Raoul Moat needed help, he turned up with Chicken and Chips. Still remember the goal against Scotland. Fab Lockssmart
  • Score: -14

11:07pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Balsamic says...

Look , I am not going to start pointing fingers at either side.
This conflict and the reasons behind it go back years and generations.
I feel for the innocents of both sides.
It just makes me think that there is one common thread that runs through all of the conflicts,wether in Iraq ,Seria, Gaza ,kidnapping of innocent children from a school. Fundamentalists or fanatics I prefer to call them.
No not a racist comment but fact.
My fear is the threat to our country with the sleepers that are over here.
Waiting to distribute their terror to people of the uk.
It's a sad fact that our kids watching the news on TV or in the news paper ,are now completely conditioned to the horrors that 20 years ago would have horrified the toughest of us.
To the next generation ,passenger planes blown out of the sky, the massacre of hundreds of men women and children because of religious beliefs is now becoming the norm and our kids are numb to it.
Look , I am not going to start pointing fingers at either side. This conflict and the reasons behind it go back years and generations. I feel for the innocents of both sides. It just makes me think that there is one common thread that runs through all of the conflicts,wether in Iraq ,Seria, Gaza ,kidnapping of innocent children from a school. Fundamentalists or fanatics I prefer to call them. No not a racist comment but fact. My fear is the threat to our country with the sleepers that are over here. Waiting to distribute their terror to people of the uk. It's a sad fact that our kids watching the news on TV or in the news paper ,are now completely conditioned to the horrors that 20 years ago would have horrified the toughest of us. To the next generation ,passenger planes blown out of the sky, the massacre of hundreds of men women and children because of religious beliefs is now becoming the norm and our kids are numb to it. Balsamic
  • Score: 0

11:53pm Tue 15 Jul 14

noodlesnewman says...

befriendly wrote:
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
Do your home work on israel it s rothchilds country who conveniently married into our royal familly some time ago , this is why the crypto jewish corporation turn a blind eye to this GENOCIDE ! THE JEWISH ELITE OWN UK AND AMERICA period our a sses have long sinse belonged to the ashkenazi jews that have infiltrated the uk corporation ! These ashkenazi jews funded the english civil war and backed oliver cromwells round heads on the pretense they where allowed back to england and granted land and titles , which their famillys still hold , their power tool is freemasonary !They joined forces with the knights templar as far back as the crusades . The jewish religion if adheered is wonderfull just like all other religions that promote love foregiveness and truth , but ZIONISM is awfull ! rothchild even cleaned up fincially after the battle of waterloo . their speciality is MACHIAVELIANISM . palestines enemy is the enemy of man kind , KNOW YOUR ENEMY .THESE ELITES SEE 95 PERCENT OF THE WORLDS POPULATION AS USELESS EATERS ! THIS SOUNDS CRAZY BUT THEY ARE ENGINEERING AN EXTINCTION period TO CULL POPULATIONS UNDER THE GUISE OF ACTS OF GOD ! THEY NOW OWN THE WEATHER AND CAN DIRECT EARTHQUAKES ALMOST ANY WHERE ON THE PLANET , WITH H,A,A,R,P.THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEMISE OF THE HONEY BEE WHEN THE BEE S GO WE HAVE GOT ABOUT 4 YEARS , THESE GUYS WANT TO START AGAIN WITH THERE OWN NEW WORLD ORDER . WE ARE NOW STARING DOWN THE BARREL OF THEIR GUN , DONT WANNA ALARM YOU BUT THIS IS HAPPENING ! period ..
[quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.[/p][/quote]Do your home work on israel it s rothchilds country who conveniently married into our royal familly some time ago , this is why the crypto jewish corporation turn a blind eye to this GENOCIDE ! THE JEWISH ELITE OWN UK AND AMERICA period our a sses have long sinse belonged to the ashkenazi jews that have infiltrated the uk corporation ! These ashkenazi jews funded the english civil war and backed oliver cromwells round heads on the pretense they where allowed back to england and granted land and titles , which their famillys still hold , their power tool is freemasonary !They joined forces with the knights templar as far back as the crusades . The jewish religion if adheered is wonderfull just like all other religions that promote love foregiveness and truth , but ZIONISM is awfull ! rothchild even cleaned up fincially after the battle of waterloo . their speciality is MACHIAVELIANISM . palestines enemy is the enemy of man kind , KNOW YOUR ENEMY .THESE ELITES SEE 95 PERCENT OF THE WORLDS POPULATION AS USELESS EATERS ! THIS SOUNDS CRAZY BUT THEY ARE ENGINEERING AN EXTINCTION period TO CULL POPULATIONS UNDER THE GUISE OF ACTS OF GOD ! THEY NOW OWN THE WEATHER AND CAN DIRECT EARTHQUAKES ALMOST ANY WHERE ON THE PLANET , WITH H,A,A,R,P.THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEMISE OF THE HONEY BEE WHEN THE BEE S GO WE HAVE GOT ABOUT 4 YEARS , THESE GUYS WANT TO START AGAIN WITH THERE OWN NEW WORLD ORDER . WE ARE NOW STARING DOWN THE BARREL OF THEIR GUN , DONT WANNA ALARM YOU BUT THIS IS HAPPENING ! period .. noodlesnewman
  • Score: 7

12:02am Wed 16 Jul 14

noodlesnewman says...

saintsfan76 wrote:
The peace has been fragile in Israel and Palestine for so many years. Very sad its all kicked off again with blame and counter blame and for the most part totally innocent victims on both sides many not even out of their teens.
I shall be flying my flag of PALESTINE in support in my front window , i hate bullys ! ! !
[quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: The peace has been fragile in Israel and Palestine for so many years. Very sad its all kicked off again with blame and counter blame and for the most part totally innocent victims on both sides many not even out of their teens.[/p][/quote]I shall be flying my flag of PALESTINE in support in my front window , i hate bullys ! ! ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 12

12:39am Wed 16 Jul 14

southamptonadi says...

I dont quite undersatand why they are protesting at the civic centre or west quay,

Whilst I will never ague their right to wave their placards and chant,

But what do they really think Southampton City Council will or can do?

The BBC yes but probaly better of in london at BBC HQ or houses of parliment, somewhere that actually might make a diiference,

Wouldent they be better off targeting the Israel embassy ?
I just cant see what they can achieve?
I dont quite undersatand why they are protesting at the civic centre or west quay, Whilst I will never ague their right to wave their placards and chant, But what do they really think Southampton City Council will or can do? The BBC yes but probaly better of in london at BBC HQ or houses of parliment, somewhere that actually might make a diiference, Wouldent they be better off targeting the Israel embassy ? I just cant see what they can achieve? southamptonadi
  • Score: -3

6:22am Wed 16 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

We and the UN are to blame for allowing the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. All this land belonged to Palestine at one time until after the first world war
They used to fight then and still they fight now, nothing has changed. The Jews believe this land is promised to them by god.
If all the Arabs in the middle east rise up ie like Isis they could drive the Jews out.
We and the UN are to blame for allowing the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. All this land belonged to Palestine at one time until after the first world war They used to fight then and still they fight now, nothing has changed. The Jews believe this land is promised to them by god. If all the Arabs in the middle east rise up ie like Isis they could drive the Jews out. bigfella777
  • Score: 6

6:29am Wed 16 Jul 14

Kirsty666 says...

The leaders of the world need to be locked in a room and left to fight amongst themselves sort it out and I'm sure the world would be a bit more peaceful
The leaders of the world need to be locked in a room and left to fight amongst themselves sort it out and I'm sure the world would be a bit more peaceful Kirsty666
  • Score: 2

7:08am Wed 16 Jul 14

Woolston ollie says...

Why are they going to bring Southampton to a standstill the police should move them on. Why are they being allow to protest its got nothing to do with the people of this city, yet they will bring disrupton to the ordinary people here.
Why are they going to bring Southampton to a standstill the police should move them on. Why are they being allow to protest its got nothing to do with the people of this city, yet they will bring disrupton to the ordinary people here. Woolston ollie
  • Score: -11

8:09am Wed 16 Jul 14

simplepath says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
Why are they going to bring Southampton to a standstill the police should move them on. Why are they being allow to protest its got nothing to do with the people of this city, yet they will bring disrupton to the ordinary people here.
I see you have still got your humanity in you -_- Could you be anymore selfish!
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Why are they going to bring Southampton to a standstill the police should move them on. Why are they being allow to protest its got nothing to do with the people of this city, yet they will bring disrupton to the ordinary people here.[/p][/quote]I see you have still got your humanity in you -_- Could you be anymore selfish! simplepath
  • Score: 9

9:36am Wed 16 Jul 14

Carpe Diem says...

Ask yourself why it is that Egypt also restricts the movement of people and goods into the Gaza Strip. It is because they understand the nature of HAMAS as well as the Israelis do. The Egyptians could ease the suffering of the inhabitants of Gaza by opening their borders but choose not to. Why is that ?
Ask yourself why it is that Egypt also restricts the movement of people and goods into the Gaza Strip. It is because they understand the nature of HAMAS as well as the Israelis do. The Egyptians could ease the suffering of the inhabitants of Gaza by opening their borders but choose not to. Why is that ? Carpe Diem
  • Score: -3

9:42am Wed 16 Jul 14

Linesman says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
befriendly wrote:
So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.
Remind me.

How many tanks have the Palestinians got?

How many aircraft have the Palestinians got?

How many warships have the Palestinians got?

How much Israeli territory have the Palestinians annexed and built homes on?
That's all the more reason to stop firing rockets in to Israel. The international community knows that Israel launches air attacks in response to the Hamas rockets so if Hamas stopped firing rockets it would lead to international condemnation if Israel continued with the air attacks. If you're daft enough goad a lion it will growl initially to warn you off but if you're daft enough to continue, it will cost you dearly. I'm curious why none of the two hundred sheep at the demo don't ask themselves why Hamas don't relocate their rocket launching facilities to the more open areas in southern Gaza instead of cynically using the crowded towns in the north of the state knowing that the retaliatory strikes will cost civilian lives as well. It will eventually be settled by negotiation and as Churchill once said "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war" but a lot of people aren't going to be there to enjoy the peace.
I note that you did not answer any the questions. I wonder why.

Check out the history of the area and you will see that just after the war, when the UK were recruiting men to join 'The Palestine Police', both Arab and Jew were united in terrorist acts against the Brits. Begin, was a leader of the Stern gang.

Once the state of Israel was founded, then Jew turned against their former ally, and have been steadily increasing their land area ever since.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: So it's all right for Hamas to fire rockets into Israel, but wrong for Israel to retaliate by dropping bombs on Gaza. Israel has agreed to a ceasefire organised by Egypt, but Hamas hasn't because because it doesn't include everything they demand. It's time people understood Hamas is the troublemaker. For years peace agreements have been signed only for the terrorist side of the Palestinians to form a new group opposed to it and to start the fighting again.[/p][/quote]Remind me. How many tanks have the Palestinians got? How many aircraft have the Palestinians got? How many warships have the Palestinians got? How much Israeli territory have the Palestinians annexed and built homes on?[/p][/quote]That's all the more reason to stop firing rockets in to Israel. The international community knows that Israel launches air attacks in response to the Hamas rockets so if Hamas stopped firing rockets it would lead to international condemnation if Israel continued with the air attacks. If you're daft enough goad a lion it will growl initially to warn you off but if you're daft enough to continue, it will cost you dearly. I'm curious why none of the two hundred sheep at the demo don't ask themselves why Hamas don't relocate their rocket launching facilities to the more open areas in southern Gaza instead of cynically using the crowded towns in the north of the state knowing that the retaliatory strikes will cost civilian lives as well. It will eventually be settled by negotiation and as Churchill once said "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war" but a lot of people aren't going to be there to enjoy the peace.[/p][/quote]I note that you did not answer any the questions. I wonder why. Check out the history of the area and you will see that just after the war, when the UK were recruiting men to join 'The Palestine Police', both Arab and Jew were united in terrorist acts against the Brits. Begin, was a leader of the Stern gang. Once the state of Israel was founded, then Jew turned against their former ally, and have been steadily increasing their land area ever since. Linesman
  • Score: 6

9:43am Wed 16 Jul 14

cliffwalker says...

Woolston ollie wrote:
Why are they going to bring Southampton to a standstill the police should move them on. Why are they being allow to protest its got nothing to do with the people of this city, yet they will bring disrupton to the ordinary people here.
Just be grateful that you live in a city and a society where a protest can be policed by three officers and the worst that happened was a few bystanders were delayed.
[quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Why are they going to bring Southampton to a standstill the police should move them on. Why are they being allow to protest its got nothing to do with the people of this city, yet they will bring disrupton to the ordinary people here.[/p][/quote]Just be grateful that you live in a city and a society where a protest can be policed by three officers and the worst that happened was a few bystanders were delayed. cliffwalker
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9:17pm Wed 16 Jul 14

southamptonadi says...

cliffwalker wrote:
Woolston ollie wrote:
Why are they going to bring Southampton to a standstill the police should move them on. Why are they being allow to protest its got nothing to do with the people of this city, yet they will bring disrupton to the ordinary people here.
Just be grateful that you live in a city and a society where a protest can be policed by three officers and the worst that happened was a few bystanders were delayed.
why are you all moaning about ollies comment, mine was simuler but got no comments, maybe I hit the nail on the head.

All they seem to have achieved is a lively debate on here, that wont change anything, they need the people that matter to debate it,
[quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woolston ollie[/bold] wrote: Why are they going to bring Southampton to a standstill the police should move them on. Why are they being allow to protest its got nothing to do with the people of this city, yet they will bring disrupton to the ordinary people here.[/p][/quote]Just be grateful that you live in a city and a society where a protest can be policed by three officers and the worst that happened was a few bystanders were delayed.[/p][/quote]why are you all moaning about ollies comment, mine was simuler but got no comments, maybe I hit the nail on the head. All they seem to have achieved is a lively debate on here, that wont change anything, they need the people that matter to debate it, southamptonadi
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