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Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Here's a link from Andrea Harris at Spleenville. It's about an uprising in Judea and Samaria that the mainstream press is ignoring. Specifically the War of Palestinian Resistance against the Palestinian Authority. Lawrence Henry writes:

There is a great unreported story in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, what amounts to an unreported war: the war of the Palestinian resistance. And no, the Palestinian Authority and its terrorist accomplices -- Hamas, Hezbollah, the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, and all the rest -- are not "resistance" movements. They are, rather, the dictatorship against which the resistance struggles. The real resistance, anonymous, not even properly described, is the fight against terror within the West Bank and Gaza by a fifth column of Israel sympathizers.

This resistance gets reported only under one rubric -- "suspected collaborators" -- and only under one circumstance -- the execution of those "suspected collaborators." Sometimes these executions take place under a thin cloak of criminal procedure, as sentences carried out by the Palestinian Authority after trial. More often lately, they are simply slaughters in the street, often accompanied by mobs baying for blood and mutilation -- and getting it.
We should hear more about the opposition to the current Palestinian Leadership and the harm that Arafat and his cronies have brought to all of the Arabs who look to him for hope.


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