The Times of Israel: “What conclusions should we draw from the plans for a new “nonviolent” intifada campaign to “free Palestine,” conceived for the post-Mahmoud Abbas era by Marwan Barghouti and his associates together with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and reported earlier this week by The Times of Israel?
From the Hasharon Prison where he is serving five life terms for his role in Second Intifada murders, Barghouti, the Fatah Tanzim leader who anticipates succeeding Palestinian Authority President Abbas, has reached understandings with Hamas’s leadership abroad in recent weeks about coordinating a struggle against the Israeli occupation, forcing Israel back to the pre-1967 lines, ending the Oslo Accords and reversing Palestinian recognition of Israel.
Clearly, the day after Abbas leaves office will be a much gloomier day for Israel.”
Opinion: Imagine that. Mahmoud Abbas, known for being the financier of the 1971 Munich Massacre of 11 Israeli athletes, and deputy to one of the most heinous murders of the 20th century, will be missed.
As for the non-violent intifada that Barghouti and his henchmen plan, it might be a good idea to get into the yesteryear machine to see what happened in the Second intifada:
In 2000, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Al-Aqsa began the second intifada, the bloodshed continued until 2005. Yasser Arafat and his PLO henchmen made it their goal to inflict as much cruelty as possible when his band of thugs turned their attention to murdering women and children:
- January 17, 2002: A Palestinian gunman burst into a bat Mitzvah celebration in a banquet hall in Hadera, opening fire with an M16 assault rifle killing 6 and wounding 35
- May 27, 2002, a baby girl and her grandmother were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself outside an ice cream parlor near Tel Aviv.
The Arab/Palestinian death toll: 4,281 dead, of which 2038 were civilians.
The Israeli death toll: 1,137 Israelis dead and 8,341 wounded. Of the wounded, 5,676 were civilians while 2,665 were security forces. The majority of casualties were caused by suicide bombers from Muslim Brotherhood terror groups, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
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