Boston Globe - Gaza Civil War Is Israel's Fault

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    The Boston Globe attacked Israel and praised Yasser Arafat. More rewriting of history by the liberal media


    Senseless in Gaza
    June 14, 2007

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    The Hamas campaign to eradicate Fatah from Gaza is certainly not the sole cause of Gazans' misery. They long suffered from Israel's suffocating occupation, and then from Ariel Sharon's foolishly unilateral withdrawal in 2005, a move that allowed Hamas to bid for power with the misleading claim that its rockets and suicide bombings had driven Israeli soldiers and settlers out of Gaza. Gazans were victimized as well by the corruption and misrule of Yasser Arafat's Fatah cronies.

    The bitterness of the civil war that has forced the United Nations relief agency to suspend all but emergency deliveries of food and medical supplies is clear in the epithets the two sides use for each other. Hamas calls the Fatah fighters "the Jew-American army" while Fatah, alluding to Iran's backing for Hamas, calls the Sunni Muslims of Hamas "the Shi'ites."

    What looms ahead is a division between a Fatah-ruled West Bank and a Gaza that is already being called Hamastan. Arafat may be remembered today for his many failings, but the cardinal rule of all his exasperating deceits and maneuvers was to avoid precisely this sundering of the Palestinian national movement. Arafat understood that without Palestinian unity there could be no hope of an independent Palestinian state.

    http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2007/06/14/senseless_in_gaza/
     
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    RSR sez:

    "The Boston Globe attacked Israel and praised Yasser Arafat. More rewriting of history by the liberal media"

    The Boston Globe sez:

    "Gazans were victimized as well by the corruption and misrule of Yasser Arafat's Fatah cronies".



    high praise indeed! :)
     
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    You must of ignored these statements

    They long suffered from Israel's suffocating occupation, and then from Ariel Sharon's foolishly unilateral withdrawal in 2005, a move that allowed Hamas to bid for power with the misleading claim that its rockets and suicide bombings had driven Israeli soldiers and settlers out of Gaza. Gazans were victimized as well by the corruption and misrule of Yasser Arafat's Fatah cronies.

    and

    Arafat understood that without Palestinian unity there could be no hope of an independent Palestinian state.


    You must not have read the entire link - nothing new for you
     
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    Do you disagree that the first bolded statement is hardly praising Arafat?

    Do you disagree with the Globe's underlined suggestion that Arafat knew that unity was critical to a Palestinian state?
     
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    and I can tell you, having travelled through both the west bank and gaza on numerous occasions, the standard of living there was abysmal and the Israeli occupiers were unconcerned with justice or diplomacy - only maintaining iron fisted contol.
     
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    Arafat was a fucking terrorist and blood thirsty killer

    Only the liberal media would have good things to say about this thug, and at the same time, bash Israel
     
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    calling him corrupt is a good thing?

    and answer my question: what about Arafat's position about palestinian unity being necessary for the birth of a palestinian state do you disagree with?
     
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    Hitler had the same vison about Germany
     
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    tell me: how is Arafat's vision of uniting two warring factions - Hamas and Fatah - any different than Bush's vision of uniting sunnis and shiites in Iraq?
     
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    Arafat would kill anyone who got in his way, and was a terrorist

    It that to easy for you to understand?
     

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