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“This inherently is not a diplomatic task. Smoke and mirrors will not work.”
Based on PA's failure to honor its word, Gingrich advocated far less restraint in Israeli military responses to attacks on its civilians.
“When a neighborhood shelters terrorists, it should not be surprised at a violent response. When a rocket or mortar is fired from a neighborhood, people should expect retaliatory fire. When someone advocates killing Israelis, they should expect to be killed by those they plan to kill,” he insisted.
Gingrich pointed out disparity between Israeli toleration for “Palestinian” terror for sake of an allusive peace and America's massive military response to Islamic terrorist attacks on its civilians.
If, relative to population size, as many Americans had been murdered by terrorists as Israeli Jews, reaction of United States would be anything but restraint, regardless of diplomatic and political considerations, high-profile Republican suggested.
Ryan Jones is Co-Editor of Jerusalem Newswire.