Terrorist ceasefire ‘exists only in the media’ (JERUSALEM NEWSWIRE) Editorial Staff 01/26/05)
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JERUSALEM - While political leaders and much of the leftist media
talk optimistically of a Palestinian Arab ceasefire brokered by PLO
chief Mahmoud Abbas, the Jews of Gaza and the western Negev remain
under siege from terrorist rocket, mortar and shooting attacks.
Throughout the week, Jewish civilians and IDF soldiers in Gaza have
been targeted in mortar, rocket, roadside bomb and shooting attacks,
much as they have been since the start of the current “Palestinian”
terrorist campaign four years ago.
During the predawn hours Wednesday, terrorists based in the Strip
fired two Kassam rockets, one at a nearby town in the Negev region
and another at a southern Gaza Jewish community.
Two large terrorists bombs were found by IDF troops in Gaza later in
The continued aggression comes despite Abbas’s publicly declared
intention to prevent attacks on Israeli Jews in the area for the time
being, and his deployment of PA troops to achieve that aim.
Abbas ordered his forces not to arrest or open fire on any of the
But the international and leftist Israeli media have largely ignored
ongoing attacks and Abbas’s non-compliance with the Road Map in an
effort to portray positively his attempts to reason with the
Meanwhile, “the Palestinian terrorists continue doing what they know
how to do:try to murder Jews,” Gaza resident Datia Yitzhaki told
Abbas’s ceasefire “exists only in the media,” she said.
Yitzhaki warned that the Sharon government’s political gestures and
easing of restrictions in response to Abbas’s efforts would
only “enable [the terrorists] to better prepare for their next attack
All of the Palestinian Authority’s signed agreements with Israel
obligate it to disarm and dismantle the terror groups, by force if
necessary. Abbas has publicly and repeatedly refused to honor that
commitment. (Copyright 2002-2005 Jerusalem Newswire. 01/26/05)
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