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Tuesday, August 19, 2003


Why give Abbas/Arafat another minute? They have never wavered from their statement that they refuse to disarm the terrorists. They have crushed every hope that they might confront Hamas and practically laughat the thought of dismantling it's infrastructure.

Labor and Social Affairs Minister Zevulun Orlev (NRP) said, "Israel should give Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and PA Security Minister Muhammad Dahlan a 24-hour ultimatum: start dismantling terrorist organizations or Israel will have to do it." Israeli lives can not be left in the hands of Abbas and Dahlan...
Giving the Arabs 24 hours notice, is a courtesy they don't deserve. If Hamas and the rest of the terrorists are gonig to be put out of business, then someone other than Arabs are going to have to do it. It's way beyond time that they are included in our war on terror.

Hamas, Al Aqsa Brigades, Islamic Jihad, Hizbollah, and all the other criminal gangs using tactics of terrorists need to be fought with the same vigor that Al Queda and Saddams' Ba'ath Party are facing. Time for empty talk is over.
Reacting to the bombing, Justice Minister Yosef Lapid (Shinui) said: "The game is over. The PA can no longer hide behind the word 'hudna' without taking strong measures against the terrorist organizations. Abu Mazen [PA Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas] and [PA Security Minister Muhammad] Dahlan must decide if they want peace with us or peace with the terrorists.
"After this terror attack, Israel will not continue to appease the PA so long as it does not fulfill its responsibilities under the road map."
Health Minister Danny Naveh said the transfer of cities must be immediately halted and that the attack again illustrates that the PA "does not want, or cannot, fight terror."
Abbas and Dahlan have given us their answer, they decided long ago, and the decision was not to seek peace with Israel.

It looks to me as if the ball is our court. We've been given an ultimatum of sorts. Our bluff has been called. Will we back down yet again?

Update:It's time to turn the bus around. And Laurence has another comment: Give to the MDA.


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