Considering that writers like Barel are more inerested in PA PR, that is who his intended audience should be. The 2nd intifada was not sparked by Sharon's visit to Temple mount, it started prior to that, with a bomb killing an israeli soldier. This time, Fayyad is not interested in violence, but a peacful uprising. He realises that violence isnt good for PR. But he doesn't control Gaza. In any case, the Gaza war was great PR for the Palestinians and for Hamas. Even Goldstoen gave them a green light to do it again.
EU urges Turkey to keep border open to Syrian refugees (AP)
from the article: A third intifada would work wonders for Israel's battered image
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