Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
Likewise, Segev's dismissal of the attempt to negotiate with King Hussein of Jordan. Unlike Arafat, Hussein had a discreet, but legitimate links with Israel. He also had credibility as the caretaker of the West Bank during the previous 20 years as well as a nation with a substantial Palestinian population. Likewise, the corruption brought by Arafat created a direct confrontation with the local Palestinian leadership. Indeed it was part of this local leadership that sent Fatah and its 'Tunisians' packing last weekend.