As Fatah supporters shot their rifles in the air in celebration of the outcome of the seven-candidate race, Mr. Abbas gave his first victory speech last night. Calling the election results 'a victory for Yasser Arafat and the entire Palestinian people,' Mr. Abbas proclaimed: 'The small jihad is over and the big jihad has begun. We are facing tough missions - how to build a state of security where people live a dignified life.'"
Remember how the pundits said that when Abbas make pro-terror statements during the campaign that it was only "rhetoric" to get elected? Well, he hasn't seemed to get the memo. - EoZ