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Sunday, November 30, 2003

Another peace plan unsupported by the Palestinian Authority and unpopular and thus unsupported by large swaths of the Palestinian Public. Given the radical nature of much of Palestinian society, and given that the PA has never shown any intention of enforcing its will on and disarming the terror groups, I ask how on earth such a plan can possibly succeed. Yet Israel will be pressured to go along with it. Dangerous times again.

Fatah officials given approval to participate in Geneva launch

Palestinian Authority minister Kadoura Fares announced Sunday afternoon that Fatah officials who had signed the Geneva Accord would depart for the peace plan's launching ceremony in Geneva, scheduled to take place on Monday. Earlier in the day, Fatah officials said that they would not depart for the ceremony until Fatah institutions, namely the party’s central committee, formally announce acceptance of the peace plan.

Fares told Israel Radio that Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat gave his consent for the Fatah members’ departure for the ceremony.

Four prominent Palestinians who negotiated a symbolic Mideast peace agreement had canceled their participation in a launching ceremony Monday in Switzerland this week after Arafat refused to offer written support and shots were fired at a negotiator's home, Palestinian officials said Sunday. [...]

In a further sign of opposition, about 200 Palestinians attacked Palestinian negotiators traveling Sunday to Geneva for the signing ceremony. Screaming "traitors," the angry Palestinians blocked the road near a crossing into Egypt and beat and kicked the Palestinian negotiators and dignitaries as they emerged from their cars. Unarmed Palestinian police had to restrain the demonstrators to allow the officials to get through.

The officials were traveling to Cairo, and from there would fly onto Switzerland. Raouf Barbakh, a Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip, said he opposed the document since it calls on the Palestinian refugees to relinquish their right of return to territories that are now part of the Palestinian state.

"The Switzerland document's proposals ... on Palestinian refugees are totally unacceptable," Barbakh said after the demonstration. "We condemn all those who conspired against the right of return."

On Saturday, about 150 Palestinians protested the treaty in the Balata refugee in the West Bank...

Update: Here is the picture that accompanies the Jerusalem Post article. The caption that accompanies the AP story reads: "Fatah gunmen rally against Geneva Accord." Get it? These guys are the show-stopper no matter what the UN, the State Department or any European busy-body wishes were true.

"Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the [Newspeak] Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick. [illustrates thickness with fingers] The 11th Edition will be that [narrows fingers] thick. Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect? Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here [the larynx], not from here [the brain]" -1984 (film)


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