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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 18.08.11 | 16:09 (IDT)

    The destruction of all hope for peace and the credibility of the Palestinian Authorities Abbas has succeeded. The threat of peace is over. The future of settlements in Judea and Samaria is assured. The Terror taps are open and they will not be closed easily this time for there is no hope but terrorism left. The second infitada was a blast of Palestinian frustration which was followed by sincere and extensive attempts to produce peace and peace talks. That is over now after several years of determined and relentless efforts by Prime Minister Netanyahu to ensure that there would never be any Palestinian State; rather that Judea and Samaria would be systematically annexed into Israel by creeping settlement construction. This horror that he has unleashed will not hurt him, it will help him maintain the state of fear which he has been cultivating to remain in power. It will hurt hundreds of innocent israelis and thousands of innocent Palestinians. A few of the guilty on each side will pay as well. That can not atone for the innocent suffering and blood. Perhaps, it is just a chance, this was not a coordinated Hamas actions. If so then Hamas will have to hammer the guilty organizations. I do not expect Hamas to do that. Abbas is headed towards the failure of his last desperate attempt at peace. His enemies, and the mortal enemies of peace in both Palestine and Israel are in control now.

    from the article: Seven killed in series of terrorist attacks in southern Israel
    First published 12:21 18.08.11 | Last updated 12:21 18.08.11
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