Judge Richard Goldstone (R) 521.
(photo credit: Reuters)
Recent events in Gaza, where dozens of long-range missiles have been
launched at our cities, hit innocent civilians and prevented our
citizens from continuing with their routine activities, cannot be
tolerated. The State of Israel cannot but take the necessary measures
in order to bring this to an immediate end.
Olmert: There can be no forgiveness for Goldstone
Palestinian terror organizations’ pattern of behavior is a repetition
of what happened toward the end of December 2008, when they launched a
comprehensive attack, of over 60 missiles daily, on the Israeli
civilian population in the southern part of the country.
As the prime minister of Israel, I had no choice but to take decisive
action against the terror organizations in Gaza in order to put an end
to the attacks against our civilians. This was an inevitable
manifestation of the responsibility of my government. I am sure that
the current government faces the same dilemma and will reach a similar
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