Dispatch from the Front Line

(New Republic) Martin Peretz - The decline in terrorist acts can be traced to the checkpoints, the fence, and the information provided by collaborators. The checkpoints inside the territories impede the movement of terrorists. The fence precludes them from entering Israeli territory. The collaborators provide information on who is planning what and when. The number of suicide bombings prevented by the Shin Bet, the Israeli domestic security service, or the IDF thanks to information provided by paid or afraid collaborators goes into the hundreds. Thousands of Israeli lives have thus been saved. From the standpoint of Israel's security, any piece of territory awarded to the PA is a forfeiture of significant military intelligence about the planned death of Israelis.

2005-09-06 00:00:00

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