Friday, December 18, 2009

Getting away with murder

Settler attacks on Palestinians escalate while Israel does nothing to apprehend the culprits

By Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah

Al-Ahram Weekly

".....The Palestinian Authority (PA) must be worried that the escalation of settler attacks on Palestinians -- especially mosques -- might generate a popular reaction that could assume Intifada-like proportions. The PA is already embarrassed as many Palestinians are wondering why the estimated 70,000 Palestinian security forces, trained by the US, don't make any effort to protect Palestinian civilians from settler terror. The answer appears clear. The raison d'être of PA forces in the West Bank is to fight Hamas, not Israel."

No comments: