I do not agree with what these settlers have done. That being said, Stephen Murray launches into yet another one of his diatribes blaming everything on Israel. Tell us, have the Palestinians EVER DONE ANYTHING wrong? As I've told you many times, according to the U.N. and international law, the territories are disputed and must be settled in negotiations between the parties. This is the stance of most countries (non-Muslim, of course). Bush wrote a public letter to Sharon in which he acknowledged that Israel will retain the large settlement blocks. The PA also acknowledged this in Camp David and Taba negotiations, so stop being more Catholic than the Pope. As far as I can tell, you aren't Jewish and you aren't Muslim and you've never set foot here. What motivates you to demonize Israel every day while never saying a word about vicious Palestinian terrorists? Are you an anti-Semite? Yesterday an Israeli was killed by rocket fire and the PA declared a state of emergency against Hamas, and you are worked up about some numbers on settlers arms? What is wrong with you, Mr. Murray?
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from the article: Settlers `tattoo' ID numbers on their arms