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Wednesday, August 13, 2003

TIME FLIES: Week 15 of the Road Trap

During the first 15 weeks since Abu Mazen was appointed Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority and the Road Trap was published, there have been 389 Palestinian Arab terrrorist attacks or attempted attacks. 53 people have been murdered and 334 wounded.

My gratitude to the Zionist Organization of America for so closely monitoring the situation:
During week #15, August 5 - August 11, 2003, there were at least 10 terrorist attacks or attempted attacks, in which one person was murdered and nine wounded.

August 5: Shooting attack on an Israeli Army positon near Shechem (Nablus).

August 6: Mortar rocketed fired at Neve Dekalim.

August 7: Shooting attack on Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

August 8: Shooting attack on Israeli soldiers in Shechem (Nablus); one murdered, three wounded.

August 9: Mortar rocket fired at Morag; six Israelis wounded ... Mortar rocket fired at a second Israeli community in Gush Katif ... Mortar rockets fired at the Gush Katif perimeter fence.

August 10: Shooting attack on Israeli soldiers near Neve Dekalim.

August 11: Two shooting attacks on Israeli soldiers in Gaza.
The Road Map obligates the Palestinian Arabs to "immediately undertake an unconditional cessation of violence, and to issue an unequivocal statement reiterating Israel's right to exist in peace and security and calling for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire to end armed activity and all acts of violence against Israelis anywhere."

The Road Map obligates the Palestinian Arabs to "undertake visible efforts on the ground to arrest, disrupt and restrain individuals and groups conducting and planning violent attacks on Israelis anywhere."

The Road Map obligates the Palestinian Arabs to "commence confiscation of illegal weapons."

The Road Map obligates the Palestinian Arabs to carry out the "dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure."

The Road Map requires that "all official Palestinian institutions end incitement against Israel."

The Road Map obligates the Palestinian Arabs to undertake "consolidation of security authority, free of association with terror and corruption."

The Road Map requires the Palestinian Arabs to take "action on a credible process to draft constitution for Palestinian statehood", hold "free, open, and fair elections," and take "steps to achieve genuine separation of powers, including any necessary Palestinian legal reforms for this purpose."

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY SEEMS TO HAVE NO INTENTION OF FULFILLING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES. THE WHOLE DAMN THING IS A TRAP.