Israel: Looks Like Peace, Tastes Like War

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March 28, 2007: Israeli counter-terror operations continue in the West Bank, and continue to stop Palestinian terrorists from getting into Israel. Most of the terrorist cells in the West Bank are run by groups affiliated with Fatah.

March 27, 2007: The Lebanese government continues to be stalemated because the pro-Hizbollah/Syria minority has blocked most legislative activity. Neither side is strong enough to defeat the other, either politically or militarily.

March 26, 2007: Israel has agreed to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, but only for show. As long as Hamas is a partner in the Palestinian government, and maintains its goal of destroying Israel, Israel sees no hope of a peace deal. The Arab world wants Israel to make peace by giving back all the Palestinian territory conquered in 1967, but no one will provide guarantees that this will not just give the Palestinians more capabilities to make attacks on Israel. Hamas, for example, has proclaimed this as its official strategy.

March 25, 2007: In Lebanon, the UN refuses to move against Hizbollah or Syria to stop the movement of weapons from Syrian into Hizbollah territory. The UN also criticizes continued Israeli air reconnaissance of the Syrian border, where evidence of the weapons smuggling is collected.

March 23, 2007: Palestinian terrorists continue to fire rockets into Israel, despite the cease fire that forbids it. Four rockets landed in southern Israel today.

March 22, 2007: Gang and militia warfare continues to rule the streets of Gaza. Neither Fatah nor Hamas can muster sufficient armed strength to police Gaza, so each neighborhood is run by a local strongman, or contested by two or more armed groups.

 

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