i concede my error. what i failed to include was "since the '93 oslo agreement". i was writing my frustration with the fact that so many, in promoting their hatred, try to link the palestinians to every international muslim terror group that exists; and that is a blatant lie. yes they did have their dealings in international terrorism at one time...but no longer...and they have no known links to al qaida; although al qaida has tried to associate itself with them since 9/11. as for the death of mr. klinghoffer on achille lauro...why didn't they kill his wife as well? the decision to kill him may indeed be the reason given by the hijackers: he was creating problems by inciting and provoking the other passengers. i can imagine that if he was, from their perspective, he was seen as a threat to their success. ie: better to deal him than an unknown number should the passengers try to overpower them. i don't know the real reason...nor do you; but why only him and not his wife?
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: Who's afraid of renewing the peace process?