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Friday, August 08, 2003

Week 14 of the Road Trap

ZOA reports that July 29 - August 4, 2003, there were at least 16 terrorist attacks on Israelis, in which 5 people were wounded.

During the first 14 weeks since Abu Mazen became prime minister and the road trap was published, there have been a total of 379 Palestinian Arab terrorist attacks or attempted attacks, in which 52 people were murdered and 325 wounded.

The PA agreed to the road trap, agreed to be obligated to:

1) cease all violence - They obviously haven't.

2) issue an unequivocal statement of support for Israel's right to exist in peace and security - They haven't.

3) arrest, disrupt and restrain terrorists - The longest they have detained a "militant" before releasing them is four days. Wow.

4) confiscate illegal weapons - Nope.

5) dismantle the terrorist infrastructure - Nope; in fact, it is widely believed that the terrorist organizations are using the respite of the "hudna" to rearm and rebuild their forces.

6) end all incitement against Israel - The following words accompany a video clip shown on official PA Television just recently:
"Killing, Bombardment and house demolition
That will not hurt our strength.
By God, we shall say hello to you, oh Jerusalem
We will take our freedom.
We are your boys Palestine
This is the Intifada generation
We will attack while the stones are in our hands
By God, [may] your struggle be like this.
We will not surrender, and no to humiliation
Even if the airplanes are bombing us
until the liberation of Palestine
our blood will not be in vain
We are your people. Oh old one [Arafat is seen on screen]
We are the heroes of stone !"

7) end Arab states' support for terror - Nope.

8) "undertake consolidation of security authority, free of association with terror and corruption" - Only two security agencies are under the Interior Minister. Arafat continues to control the rest -including Force 17, General Intelligence, Military Intelligence, the National Security Forces and the naval forces- via a newly-created "National Security Council" which he himself chairs.

9) institute democratic reform - This is the real killer (pardon the pun). A suspected "collaborator" with Israel was summarily executed in the central square of Ramallah yesterday, August 7th.

The Daily Telegraph (UK) describes it thus: Witnesses said three gunmen pulled the man into a car and drove to the centre of town. Then, one of the gunmen pulled the man from the car and shouted, 'In the name of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, we carry out the sentence of death', and shot the man" [six times in the head and chest].

Democratic reform? These people have no apparent clue what that would even look like. Terror and anarchy continue to rule, with no end in sight, road trap or no road trap.