Palestinian Authority using prisoner's death to keep up populist struggle against Israel
While a third intifada doesn't seem to be on the horizon, it is impossible to ignore the continuous increase in the number of 'populist' incidents over the last six months.
The Palestinian Authority knows full well that the prisoner Maysara Abu Hamdiya, a resident of Hebron who died of cancer Tuesday morning, did not become ill because of Israeli abuse. It is reasonable to believe that the PA leadership in the West Bank assumes that the last prisoner who died in jail at the end of February, Arafat Jaradat, did not die as a result of being tortured. And yet, in both cases, PA...
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