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xrcrguy
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posted 01 February 2004 12:09 AM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Reuters
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"Law is only a word in Palestinian areas," murmured Roula al-Shashir, widowed at 29 by a gunman who mistook her husband for a factional foe and who moves about town today without fear of arrest.

Shouib al-Shashir, shot in his furniture shop, became another victim of gang anarchy filling a vacuum created as the Palestinian Authority has crumpled under Israeli military crackdowns on Palestinian militant groups.


Who's in charge?

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The usual slogan, to the effect that the Palestinian Authority is responsible for terrorist attacks, or for the absence of security, sounds like a distant echo of "better times," when Israel still had someone with whom to talk. Today, who in the PA can be responsible for what is happening in the territories?

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posted 01 February 2004 07:18 PM      Profile for Courage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's all part of Arafat's plot to make Israel look bad and encourage more suicide bombings. Poor Israel, look at who they have to occupy...
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xrcrguy
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posted 02 February 2004 06:28 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I feel bad for Sharon, no-one to scapegoat anymore. Likud's favorite whipping boy just doesn't have the same pull.
Guess that's what happens when you create a power vacumn...the real thugs start to move in and the fundamentalists have a chance to come into power.

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Edited for redundancy and bad grammar

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