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Shyne Addresses Israel And Palestine Crisis


Shyne sends prayers to both Israel and Palestine due to their crisis situation. In the past few weeks, Israeli air-strikes against Palestine’s Hamas group members.

This event has left hundreds dead in the Gaza region of Palestine. In a recent interview with HipHopWired, Shyne weighs in on the violent conflict.

He started by sending his prayers to people in both countries and states, “My Jewish religion doesn’t make me bias against Palestine in any way.” Shyne also said that it is important to look at both countries actions with an impartial eye. He hopes that by the end of the day, both states can come to a peaceful resolution.

“That’s a very complicated situation – obviously my prayers and my thoughts go to everybody involved, not just the Israelites,” he said. “I’m impartial when it comes to justice, when it comes to human rights. I’m moderate. We have to be pragmatic, and the pragmatism is if Hamas – who, according to the United State of America, is a terrorist organization – if they’re shooting rockets into Israeli territory, how you gon’ deal with that?…Israel has always been occupied. Before 1948 it was the British that were occupying Israel, before that it was Jordan, before that it was the Turks, before that it was the Mamluks…it was already somebody occupying Israel but when the U.N. decided to divide Israel, everything got complicated.”

He concluded, “The solution is two states, the solution is West Bank and Gaza, and wherever else, going to the Palestinians and letting them have their state and their sovereignty, and hopefully they can prosper…I think it’s in the Palestinians best interest to elect leaders that want peace and will work hard to get a two-state solution, and as well as on the Israeli side. It’s in the Israelis’ interest to make sure that their leaders are wholeheartedly negotiating to bring about a Palestinian state, not a terrorist state.”

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