Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Land for Bodies

I've seen this strange logic mentioned in several places in the past week:
It is also the area where Palestinian militants kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers in June. The land declaration came as compensation for the settlers and was a punishment for the Palestinians at a time when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was under political pressure over the war in Gaza.
If the Israelis are allowed to seize 1,000 acres of land from Palestinians as punishment for the deaths of the three Yeshiva students, what Israeli land to Palestinians get to seize for the Palestinian kid who was murdered in retaliation? Have we moved from "land for peace" to "land for bodies"? If so, I don't think that's something that the Israelis want. The Palestinians have a lot more bodies in this conflict than the Israelis.