Mr. Levy presents some interesting facts. The truths about the Palestinians being under the gun in Gaza and the West Bank cannot be hidden. The unilateral withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza without negotiations was clearly an error on Israels part. Perhaps. Had the Palestinian leadership under Abbas negotiated a withdrawal from Gaza, who is to say whether it would have been peaceful. Abbas clearly doesn't speak for the other groups. Prior to the Hamas victory, the Palestinians may not have elected Hamas in the face of co-operation with Israel. However, who is to say whether Hamas would have agreed to the terms and respected the peace. Who is to say whether Hamas in attempts to undermine the PA would have sabotaged the peace and withdrawal from Gaza?? Israel needs to come to the table with all groups truly representing the Palestinians. Today it is Abbas, tomorrow Haniyeh, the day after it is Meshal. This is a reality that the moderates fail to recognize. Part 2
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
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