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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 01.02.07 | 21:50 (IST)

    Howdy Adrian; If the Palestinians can't even honor an agreement twixt themselves for more than three days at a stretch, it doesn't inspire much confidence in them being able to honor any agreement with their sworn enemy Israel either. Plus, there's a long history of broken agreements with Israel spanning the past 6 decades which doesn't bode very promising for the near future as well. The problem seems to be that the Palestinians are not a nation but a pack of squabbling tribes. Furthermore, there is a precedent set by Mohammed (PBUH) himself which can be used by any Muslim to justify the violation of any treaty whatsoever whenever they feel that it is to their advantage to do so. Hence, the root of the problem may be more fundamental and widespread and based on the basic beliefs of Islam itself. Peace requires trust and there don't seem to be very many trustworthy people and either side of this mess.

    from the article: Fatah: 7 Iranian weapons experts arrested in Gaza
    First published 00:00 01.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.02.07
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