Tuesday, June 03, 2003

All I've been reading for the past couple of days is "Israel Releases Palestinian Prisoners" and "Sharon to Pledge to Scrap Some Settlements." So while Israel is committing suicide, what have the Palestinians done? Where are the arrests of terrorists in the territories? Have they released the prisoners who have been declared "collaborators" for assisting the Israelis in finding terrorists? These prisoners are tortured and held indefinitely without so much as a trial, and when they do get a "trial", it's usually a half hour sham. This is if they are not killed and then hung for dismemberment in their town squares.

This road map is sickening. I just can't believe what we are demanding of Israel. They are pressured to make concessions that we in the US would never even consider. Can you imagine the US releasing all the detainees at Gitmo as a "goodwill gesture", especially if they were terrorists who had resided at our border with Canada or Mexico? It's ludicrous.

And I ask again: what have the Palestinians done, while the Israelis have been pressured into accomodating these touching scenes:

Released prisoner Tayseer Khaled kisses the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at Arafat's office in the West Bank town of Ramallah Monday June 2, 2003. Khaled, a member of the PLO executive, was freed from an Israeli lockup in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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