These people are not even vaguely civilized. They don't know how to conduct themselves on an individual basis, much less build a state and run it. The regional designation of "Palestine" has meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people over a very long period of time, but never has it denoted utter anarchy and barbarity like it does today. If these so-called "Palestinians" weren't armed to the teeth, they'd be laughable.
I cannot believe this is the Jerusalem Post, and not some bad comic book:
Gunmen belonging to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction shot and seriously wounded two Palestinians suspected of "collaboration" with Israel on Wednesday. The shootings took place in Nablus, where the two "collaborators" were dragged to the main square and shot in the legs.
Meanwhile, PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas announced that his movement wanted a cease-fire with Israel.
A spokesman for Fatah's armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, said the two, whose identities were not revealed, had "confessed" during interrogation to working for the Israeli security forces. The spokesman did not elaborate, though he promised that the group would later release a videotape of the alleged confessions.
"We have shot these two traitors in the legs to punish them and deter others from helping the Israeli enemy," the Fatah spokesman said. "The Aksa Martyrs Brigades will strike against anyone who provides the occupation with information that helps in the assassination or capture of resistance activists."
Sources in the city said PA policemen who were at the scene did not make any effort to stop the gunmen. They pointed out that some of the gunmen were themselves members of the PA security forces.
A leaflet distributed in Nablus by the same group issued a 30-day ultimatum to Palestinian "collaborators" to hand themselves over to the Aksa Martyrs Briagdes or the PA security forces or the nearest mosque.
Was it just yesterday afternoon that I posted Condoleezza Rice says there is no substitute for creating a Palestinian state? And was it really only 12 hours ago that we were reading Israel may agree to release Palestinian funds? It's insane.
Anyway, Fred sez:
The irony is that Israel has the military might to easily win the war that is being waged against them today. They haven’t used that might, in the past, out of compassion for Palestinian civilians and because it could trigger a wider regional conflict.
That balance of power is about to change, though. If Iran develops nuclear weapons, the very existence of this tiny nation of Israel will be threatened....
Enough with the compassion already.