Israel may soon be forced to respond to new Palestinian uprisings
If Muammar Gaddafi has his way, Palestinians will rise up against Israel in the next Middle Eastern revolt. Gaddafi, a long time enemy of Israel, has criticized Arab states that deal with Israel, calling them cowards.
If Palestinians choose to respond to his call and the situation escalates, the result will not be pretty. Israel will be forced to respond with force, and will surely be demonized and blamed for whatever results. Pray for Israel, that they would respond swiftly and with wisdom, if a revolt in fact moves ahead.
TRIPOLI, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Palestinian refugees should capitalise on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Sunday.
Gaddafi is respected in many parts of the Arab world for his uncompromising criticism of Israel and Arab leaders who have dealings with the Jewish state, though some people in the region dismiss his initiatives as unrealistic.
He was giving his first major speech since a popular uprising in neighbouring Egypt forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign, an event which electrified the Arab world and prompted speculation that other Arab governments could also be toppled.
“Fleets of boats should take Palestinians … and wait by the Palestinian shores until the problem is resolved,” Gaddafi was shown saying on state television. “This is a time of popular revolutions.”