Palestinian Responsibility

(Jerusalem Post) Editorial - The Palestinian leadership would have the world believe that it, too, has embarked on a creative enterprise, in contrast to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, who seek to destroy Israel through terrorism. But Abbas's refusal to touch, let alone dismantle, the infrastructure of terrorism that he has committed to eliminating destroys that contention. His refusal to act led directly to Tuesday's terror attacks. The lack of inter-Palestinian physical conflict can only suggest a high degree of ideological agreement. Thus, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Palestinian leadership shares the rejectionist creed, which says that the Jewish people has no national rights to independence in this land, and that the only legitimate Palestinian state is one that replaces Israel, not one living in permanent peace alongside us.

2005-07-13 00:00:00

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