Sunday, January 02, 2005

ABBAS: I WANT TO SHIELD TERRORISTS FROM ISRAEL...

FROM DEBKA.COM: Hoisted aloft by gunmen in Jenin Friday and Gaza Strip’s Rafah Saturday, Abbas declared “I have no plans to disarm Palestinian militants any time soon. I want to shield them from Israel.”

THIS IS SIMILAR LANGUAGE THAT WE ALREADY HEARD A FEW WEEKS AGO FROM ARAFAT'S SUCCESSOR IN THE FATAH PARTY WHEN HE SAID: "In the first stage, he said, the Palestinians would accept a Palestinian state alongside Israel. In the second stage, the Palestinians would seek to eliminate the Jewish state."

ARE WE HEADED FOR A HUGE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST? WILL THE PALESTINIANS "THROW AWAY" THIS HISTORIC CHANCE FOR PEACE?

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