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    • Rick
    • 15.06.07 | 19:09 (IDT)

    Hi Al, I am puzzled. In two brief weeks on the WB, I met many "decent and honest" Palestinians who want peace. Many wake up, go to work, go home and play with their kids without ever attacking anyone. I am particularly puzzled about your perception of women and young children. Granted, a few women and older kids have been used as suicide bombers, but the vast majority are young adult men and only a minority of them. If your perception is based on publicized celebrations after suicide bombings, you need to unserstand that every Palestinian on the West Bank is abused, harassed and humilated on a daily basis. Of course, they hate Israelis. But the vast majority have nothing to do with attacks. If they did, Israel would have a much larger problem. Thousands or millions of suicide bombers would quickly overwhelm Israeli security.

    from the article: The bystanders
    First published 00:00 15.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.06.07
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