Shouldn't the Palestinian Authority be responsible for the well-being and protection of their citizens? At no time have they shown any willingness to participate in any meaningful way to improve the situation of their own voters. These are the same people who danced in the streets at every SCUD that landed in Israel during Desert Storm, but ran like rabbits when a misaimed one fell in the West Bank. Learn the meaning of "Apartheid" before you use it. Apartheid means that the citizens of a country are discriminated against and kept separate from another ethnic group of citizens by their own government. When have either the Palestinian Authority or the Israeli government ever considered Palestinians citizens of Israel? When have the Palestinians ever considered themselves Israeli citizens. Don't sweat over searching for the right answer: never.
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