More Road Map folly. The only true peace follows victory
FrontPage magazine.com :: In Arafat's Footsteps by Rachel Ehrenfeld
: "'Abu Mazen talks about how important it is to stop terrorism, however, he considers all terrorists that have committed atrocities against
Israel, as heroes,” said Brig-Gen. Yossi Kupperwasser, Chief Intelligence Analyst for the IDF, yesterday morning. He continued, “He [Abu Mazen] says that terrorism is not good, however, he takes no actions whatsoever to stop terrorism.” In fact, the Palestinian Authority (PA) under Abu Mazen “is not interested in implementing arrests, disarming terrorist groups from their weapons, punishing terrorists, or stopping the smuggling of weaponry.” Indeed, according to Prime Minister Sharon earlier this week, “terrorist activities have not yet ceased. The smuggling of weapons and arms production continues, and there is no real prevention of terrorist actions.”
Moreover, Mahmoud Abbas, who is better known under his nom de guerre, Abu Mazen, is continuing in Arafat’s footsteps and has done nothing to change the culture of hatred towards Israel that prevails in the Palestinian territories and encourages continuing terror attacks against Israel. According to Amnesty International’s recent report, “Palestinian armed groups have repeatedly shown total disregard for the most fundamental human rights, notably the right to life, by deliberately targeting Israeli civilians and by using Palestinian children in armed attacks.”
Even the reforms of the PA’s thirteen Security Services/terrorist organizations which were demanded by the United States, did not result in the dismantling of these terror organizations. Instead, Abbas continues to protect the terrorists by legitimizing them and by funding their activities from the PA’s budget. By combining the thirteen Security/terrorist organizations, Abbas has now created three military forces, which like their predecessors, continue to engage in terrorism, firing rockets almost daily on Israeli communities in the Neg"