Peace Now Statement on Cast Lead 2

The Peace Now movement is pained by the killing of three Israeli citizens, and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded and send our support and our concerns for hundreds of thousands of Israelis living in fear and helplessness as they come under rocket attacks in the last days.

We hope that the operation that began yesterday will end as soon as possible and this will not extend into a dangerous military adventure.
Even if the operation achieves its objectives, the Israeli – Palestinian conflict can not be solved in a military operation. We have already seen this film script too many times in the past decade.

Without a comprehensive political settlement, the next round of violence is only a matter of time.
The Israeli government must sit down for negotiations with Abu Mazen, who opposes terrorism and violence, and reach an agreement with the moderate forces and pragmatic Palestinian people, before it’s too late!