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    • 10.07.05 | 15:07 (IDT)

    -"There is no doubt, for example, that ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories would weaken the motivation or at least the excuse for terror."- Yes the occupation has come to be the symbol of injustice and double standard. If the occupation isn't ended there will never be a let up. On the other hand IF the occupation ends and a free and viable Independent Palestine is created, then the West will at least be seen as those that finally saw the light. In every discussion in every souk and medina there will be people that will use that as oil on the stormy water. i.e. "Yes true Abdullah, but they got the Israelis out of the occupied territories" etc. Without an end to this ruthless occupation and an end to the West's double standard on this issue there will always be a cause for the armed fundamentalists.

    from the article: A world path not followed
    First published 00:00 10.07.05 | Last updated 00:00 10.07.05
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