Violence occurs when the leadership encourages it - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ed Stack
    • 26.10.11 | 09:46 (IST)

    Most violence in this region is organized by the leaders of the so called political factions. When Abbas want violence there is violence. when he doesn't there is no violence. This is sometimes called the Arafat leadership style. If Mr. Mitchell wished to legitimize violence, that is his decision. This is a hard question. The resolution is not simple and no one will be satisfied by the result. The best possible outcome is an elimination of violence. If there is to be a so called resolution, the broad outlines are known. The details are the problem. There are significant size gangs under control of the leaders who will commit violence, if they do not get their way. It is lifestyle in the region.

    from the article: Former U.S. envoy: Mideast peace stalemate could lead to West Bank violence
    First published 00:46 26.10.11 | Last updated 00:46 26.10.11
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