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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 06:36 AM

 

BREAKING: Palestinian stabs Israeli policeman in Kiryat Arba, killed at scene

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 08:25 AM

1. the genie is out of the bottle--the PA can no longer persuade Palestinians to remain

 

peaceful.

http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=768091

While President Mahmoud Abbas has called for a political solution through “peaceful means and nothing else,” a poll last month showed that most Palestinians now view an armed intifada, or uprising, as the only route to change.

“The future is black,” said Layla, a resident of al-Azzeh refugee camp in Bethlehem, where large numbers of youths have clashed with Israeli soldiers in recent days.

She can recall the devastation of the last intifada -- which most Palestinians believe achieved little -- but said a new uprising was now the only means to end Israel’s nearly 50-year military occupation.

“If there was leadership, there would be no intifada,” she said, “But there is no leadership.”

For many Palestinians, the PA is not only ineffective, but a body actively seeking to prevent change.

One local civil servant told Ma’an: “To achieve our national goals, we should raise an intifada against the Palestinian Authority, because they are the hand of Israel.”

“Achieving that would be a big victory -- an earthquake for Israel.”

He said that many Palestinians were slowly recognizing the PA is an “obstacle to freedom, that they are traitors,” although he added that most with such views were “living underground.”


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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 09:54 AM

2. Agreed

 

It certainly seems like we are in the opening stages of the next intifada.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 10:14 AM

3. Not an intifada, but rather the complete collapse

 

of Palestinian civil society and self-policing.

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