No Sign of Third Intifada in West Bank

[New York Times] Steven Erlanger - Fewer than 100 people showed up on Monday in Nablus for a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinians of Gaza. The lack of interest was not for lack of support for Hamas, but there is no sign of a third intifada, or uprising, despite Hamas' call for one. People also said they were intimidated by the Palestinian security forces of Mr. Abbas and his appointed prime minister, Salam Fayyad - forces subsidized by the U.S. and trained by Jordan - which have cracked down on a series of demonstrations. The same newly organized police forces that are providing better security in the West Bank are trying to repress popular anger over Gaza.

2009-01-06 06:00:00

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