Thursday, August 16, 2007

Definition of a Palestinian Arab Moderate

Sometimes the lesser of two evils is still evil.

In the context of what passes for Palestinian Arab society, Hamas is generally described as extremist and Fatah is generally described as "moderate."

Everything is relative.

This week, a school in Tulkarm, under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, led by the "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas, organized a soccer tournament and named it after Ziyad Da'as.

Da'as was the architect of a 2002 terrorist attack at a Bat Mitzvah in Hadera in which six innocent Israelis were murdered and another thirty were injured. He was also involved in the kidnapping and murder of two Israelis in Tulkarm in 2001.

This is not the first and undoubtedly will not be the last time the "moderate" Palestinian Arabs honor a terrorist they consider "one of the brave people of the Palestinian resistance."

If the Palestinian Arabs stop resisting long enough, they might find the time to establish the state they've simultaneously insisted upon and rejected for more than seventy years.

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