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February 11, 2005

Suicide mission?

Also from the Associated Press:

A day after firing his top security commanders, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas headed to the Gaza Strip on Friday to demand that militant leaders stop attacking Israelis, a strong sign of his determination to enforce a fragile truce with Israel.

The central committee of Abbas' Fatah movement also announced a state of emergency in the Palestinian security forces aimed at preventing new attacks.

The moves to stamp out the violence came after a sustained rocket and mortar barrage on Jewish settlements Thursday that threatened to unravel the cease-fire with Israel just days after it was announced.

Israel praised Abbas' swift action but said it only had limited patience before taking matters into its own hands.

Abbas is either stupid, brave or conniving. I hope it's the middle one. Unfortunately if the terrorists kill him we'll only know he wasn't conniving (or at least conniving enough). I wish him the best, if he's sincere, but after being raised on hatred for Jews, I don't think he has a snowballs chance in you-know-where of convincing the Palestinians to stop the attacks.

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 11, 2005 04:19 PM

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