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The U.S. will consider officially recognizing the Palestinian “unity” government, and so will Europe. Pretty words for officially recognizing a terrorist government, a cover for indecision and lack of policy. And that’s happening at a time when Palestinian terror is striking Europe, having already hit the U.S. in 9/11.
Israel is once again left to fend for itself against a strengthened terrorist organization, one that the world blindly accepts due to pathetic naivety.
The Hamas involvement with the Palestinian security organizations might harm the security cooperation with Israel. Late last month Hamas leader Khaled Mash’al stated that this cooperation has to be the first thing to go following an agreement.
So Israel is alone again. First Iran, then Syria and its chemical weapons and now a terrorist government partially led by Mahmoud Abbas, Israel’s partner in the so-called “peace talks”.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has to announce that any deterioration in the security situation in Judea and Samaria will be met with an unprecedented, severe response. Not focused strikes like those carried out against “terror infrastructure” in Gaza, but an irreversible strike against those who agreed to make things worse.
Without security coordination with the west bank Israel is once again responsible for everything. Mahmhoud Abbas’ men have to realize they made a mistake when they agreed to accept the Gazan murdered into their government, a mistake they have to pay for.