Thursday, January 15, 2009

War on Hamas Saps Palestinian Leaders

Walls in Ramallah bear graffiti for Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority, but is widely seen as weak and corrupt.

A very troubling situation seems so very difficult to improve. One can only hope that Israel knows what it is doing.

Indeed, Hamas has shown only hostility to anyone perceived as cooperating with Israel. Yuval Diskin, chief of Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency, told the cabinet here on Sunday that Hamas had cold-bloodedly killed about 70 Fatah supporters in Gaza under the cover of the war.

That does not seem to be a likely party to compromise.

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