June 09, 2003
Abbas Caves Already
I was hoping Abbas might help things. He wasn't Arafat and not a terrorist. But he won't stand up to Hamas, et. al. any more than Yasir. Until the Palestinians reject terrorism and snuff it out, Israel has no choice but to fight fire with fire. If attacking Hamas means Palestinian civil war, then so be it. To echo Abraham Lincoln, a house divided (half terrorist, half civilized) cannot stand. A Palestinian state where terrorist organizations are allowed to exist will never bring peace and prosperity to the region.
"Israel Dismantles Uninhabited Settlement"