The Ball in Palestinos' Court - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Omid the Persian
    • 05.03.06 | 15:11 (IST)

    Israel is likely to withdraw from the W.Bank and E.Jerusalem in the future, simply because such a withdrawal would cement the integrity of Israel proper and remove any pretexts and "veneers" used by the terrorist pals to launch attacks. Since the disengagement of 2005 and the ball has always been in the pal court. From then on, the peace-motivated Israeli move was countered by the following hostile actions by the pal/araboo: 1) More Qassam attacks, 2) Suicide attacks resurfaced, 3) Synagogues' sanctity unpreserved and buildings burnt, 4) Violence continued in Gaza, 5) Hamas was elected, 6) Corruption remained, and 7) No reduction in incitement to hatred against Jews. IN other words, pals have done nothing to maintain momentum of peace process. Further withdrawal would be mistake Olmert: Wait for pal move before adopting a proper strategy.

    from the article: Peres balks at Olmert's plans for further West Bank pullout
    First published 00:00 05.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 05.03.06
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