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Monday, August 09, 2004

Internal Intifada

When I first saw those words, I thought it said, Eternal Intifada. Gd forbid.
Maariv (Hebrew) [translation from JCPA]: Sources in Fatah are threatening to remove Arafat and the leadership of the PA if they do not immediately implement widespread reforms to end corruption, according to a 20-page document dated July 15 and attributed to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. The document requests the firing of all ministers and senior officials involved in corruption and demands the establishment of a truly democratic government.

If these demands are not fulfilled, the leaders of the Brigades threaten that they will implement the reforms by force through an internal intifada. "The time of punishment has arrived. It is no longer possible to operate in the old way and to continue to rule," the document said. "It is necessary to weigh anew whether the PLO is still the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people."
Is this the desired outcome of Sharon's disengagement plan? That the terrorists, forced to leave Israelis alone, will simply fight amongst themselves -and kill each other- on the other side of the wall? I'm not Israeli (yet), yet it seems to me to be a worthy improvement.