... that Israel knowingly placed its civilians in harm's way when it sited Itamar deep inside the West Bank. The ultimate harm has now come to some of those civilians, and it in no way exhonerates the murders to point out the utter stupidity of placing Israeli civilians in amongst a sullen, resentful and OPPRESSED population. It is the most extreme folly, and that act of folly has been perpetrated by succesive Israel govts, not by the Palestinian leadership.
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from the article: Palestinians denounce Itamar murders, but lay criticism on Israel