Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas have had their summit talks on Tuesday 21st June 2005. It seems as if Ariel
"We heard a long lecture from
When there is the backdrop of extremism on both sides, this is bound to add an element of strain on any form of negotiations between the two sides.
Islamic Jihad gunmen near the northern West Bank city of
Later on Monday 20th June 2005, IDF soldiers arrested a female would-be suicide bomber at the entrance to the Erez crossing on the border with the northern Gaza Strip.
Apparently, the female suicide bomber wanted to make her way to
It is obvious that there are many on both sides that wish to destroy every peace effort.
The situation between the Palestinians and Israelis is deteriorating. The expectations that many had of the Sharon-Abbas meeting was high. At the end of the day, both sides hold positions, which are not conducive to pace making.
If the Palestinian terror groups are going to make cynical use of the terrorist to infiltrate a hospital in order to carry out a suicide bombing, they have to bear the consequences for having crossed a red line.
This will result in increased suffering for Palestinians in need of urgent medical attention in
The Palestinians accuse
All these incidents have occurred during the Sharon-Abbas summit meeting. There is no doubt that the ball is in the Palestinian court to stop the terror attacks on Israelis. Mahmoud Abbas does not seem capable of disarming the unlawful terrorist militias in
Hamas, Islamic Jihad and elements of Fatah seem to have much in common – more than meets the eye – with the right-wing anti-disengagement demonstrators. Both wish to upset the disengagement plans, both are fanatic in their own way and both groups wish to create a fiasco of the disengagement each for their own warped reasons.
The activities of right wing anti-disengagement Israeli demonstrators and the Palestinian terrorists could result in the disengagement plans being postponed indefinitely.