What to Do with Hamas
By David Holcberg (Australia's Sunday Herald Sun, August 1, 2003)
It is immoral and irresponsible for Israel to agree to a three-month cease-fire with the Hamas killers. Any cease-fire with terrorists is a moral abomination--it is an abdication of the responsibility to protect Israeli citizens by hunting those cold-blooded killers down to the last man. If bin Laden called for a three-month cease-fire with the United States, would Mr. Bush agree to that? Would he say, as he did with regard to Hamas, "I will believe [a cease-fire] when we see it?" Such a statement implies that he believes the Hamas killers are capable of keeping their word or that they deserve anything but death sentences. The only reason Hamas would propose a cease-fire is to strengthen its position to commit even more horrific atrocities against Israel later on. You do not deal with terrorists--you kill them.