Sunday, August 28, 2005

Negotiating With Terrorists

The Gaza withdrawal was going to being peace & security to Israel right?

Sun Aug 28, 2:16 PM ET
BEERSHEVA, Israel (AFP)

A Palestinian blew himself up while trying to board a bus in southern
Israel in the first suicide attack since the evacuation of settlers from Gaza, puncturing hopes that the historic pullout would break the cycle of violence
....

The militant groups Al-Aqsa Al-Martyrs Brigades linked to the mainstream
Fatah movement and the Al-Quds Brigades of Islamic Jihad jointly claimed the attack, in an anonymous telephone call to AFP
.

Yassar Arafat founded Fatah, & Fatah endorsed Muhmoud Abbas.

Meanwhile:
The leaders of the Group of Eight gave strong support Friday to a new initiative to give $3bn a year in aid to the Palestinian authority once Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip this year.

No firm decisions on the aid package were taken at the G8 summit in Gleneagles. But diplomats from some non-UK countries suggested that significant momentum had built up among the leaders to agree a package this year.

President Bush will be asking to increase the aid package to Palestinians to $350 million. (h/t:Atlas Shrugs)

I wonder what the fate of this new infusion of funds will be? The likelihood that it will be no different from that of all the aid given during the past fifty years is all too high. And the security situation is no different either.

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