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Friday, May 18, 2007

The death of Oslo

James Taranto at Best of the Web Today makes a very good point:
With civil war raging in Gaza, an Associated Press dispatch includes this interesting observation:
Hamas mounted accusations on its Web sites, radio and TV that Abbas-linked forces were working with Israel--a charge dismissed as "absurd" by a Fatah spokesman.
Yasser Arafat is in stable condition after dying at a Paris hospital, and Mahmoud Abbas is his successor as head of the Palestinian Authority and the Fatah political/terrorist movement. Fatah says it's "absurd" that it would be working with Israel against the terrorists of Hamas--but that of course was the entire point of the Oslo accords. It's a sad little postscript to President Clinton's peace efforts.
People keep forgetting that the PA promised to stop terror as a condition of Israel withdrawing from territory. Now they still have the territory and the terror.