Years after the fact, Mark Twain would still observe of his trip to modern Gaza that Palestine sits clothed in sackcloth and ashes! The Palestinians need to tear out the pictures of Arafat in their children's textbooks and replace the pages with wholesome education in the arts and sciences. Learning physics and mathematics is a lot tougher and less glorious than rampaging outside with a trigger-happy finger on a Kalashnikov, but the world would have witnessed budding Palestinian Gaza greenhouse roses in the morning sun being transformed to beautiful bouquets available for sale in Europe by the same afternoon. Israel did it! I saw it with my own eyes and marveled. I knew they were a people that truly found pleasure in her stones and favored the dust thereof because of their covenant with the land.
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
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