The Gaza Strip and the Middle East Peace Process Introduction Recurring violence and bloodshed between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are a tragic consequence of chronic political and religious tensions between Muslims and Jews in the Middle East. These tensions have been generated by valid grievances on both sides, and have frequently escalated into armed conflict despite periodic international efforts to forge a peace settlement. Examining these grievances indicates that Israel is justified in objecting to the unwarranted claims of Muslim extremists that the state of Israel has no right to exist, and is also justified in condemning and responding to PLO and Hamas terrorist attacks on innocent Israelis. Many...The end:
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