Nutters on both sides want an intifada. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • John
    • 04.04.10 | 10:18 (IDT)

    There are plenty of Palestinian nutters (from Hamas to Dahlan) who can see a third intifada in the West Bank benefitting their own narrow political or individual interests. And there are certainly Israelis in the security forces and in the extreme settler community who hope they can goad the Palestinians back into violence to halt the growing PR disaster that is the occupation. The genuinely surprising thing is that if you go to cities like Nablus and Hebron (never mind Ramallah), the ordinary Palestinians are alive to this "trap" and have no interest in getting whacked from a great height a la Defensive Shield or Cast Lead to fulfil someone else's strategic plan. Perhaps a little naively they believe that the international tide is turning against Israel and that they only have to wait a little longer for a Palestinian State. And, of course, for the first time you have Palestinian security forces that are effectively policing demonstrations. Truly there will never be a better for peace

    from the article: A third intifada would work wonders for Israel's battered image
    First published 01:32 04.04.10 | Last updated 08:49 04.04.10
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