Do 72 "enemy" deaths for every 3 of their own give Israel enough of a tactical advantage? Why not go for 100 to 3, 500 to 3, 1,000 to 3? Keep up the killing long enough & there won't be any "enemy" left to kill, but plenty of your own remaining. That would be a great strategic success.
While my natural sympathies tend to be with Israel, anything but blind support in America is treated as anti-Semitic. One may not even point out that Israel's conquest by gradual displacement
policies toward Palestinians are how we rid most of our continent of the indigenous peoples & occupied their lands. When they resisted, we sent armies & killed them. When they complained but didn't resist, we forced them off their land. They wandered off on the own or we arranged Trails of Tears
Heaven forbid if you're a United States President who actually tries to understand the predicament of the Palestinian people, regarding both Israel & their own radical, rocket-shooting leaders. Then you're either Jimmy Carter or perhaps a secret Muslim educated in the fundamentalist madrassahs of Indonesia .
The Israelis have no land to trade. They also have no deadly, contagious diseases to spread among Palestinians; European diseases probably rid the territory of the future United States of 75% of Indians before we even began to seriously spread out.
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