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Monday, November 19, 2007

How Palestinian Arabs respond to goodwill gestures

Today, Israel announced that they were releasing some 441 prisoners ahead of Annapolis as a "goodwill gesture."

This evening, Israel was rewarded with the murder of a 29-year old Jew in the West Bank.

And who proudly took credit for this terror attack?

Fatah, of course.
A spokesman for the organization said that the terror attack was "an act of protest against the Annapolis conference and a response to Israeli crimes."
Now, keep in mind that just yesterday, the PA pretended that they already had disarmed Fatah and was now going after the PFLP:
The PA minister ...Yahya confirmed that the PA leadership had promised Israel to dismantle all militias and armed groups in the West Bank ahead of the Annapolis peace conference. He added that the first to be targeted were members of Fatah's armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, so as not to give anyone an excuse to say that the PA leadership is favoring one group over the other.
So which is it: Abbas can control his own Fatah party, which means he is responsible for their terror attacks; or he doesn't, which means that he is nothing more than a figurehead?

Either way, he is not a man who Israel has any business making deals with, let alone unilateral concessions in the name of "peace" that invariably make things worse.