Sunday, May 07, 2006

If this report is true that would be change things drastically. That Israel saves this or that Arab leader from assassination is interesting but not very shocking, it happened before. That Hamas really planned to murder president Abbas would be shocking news, though. It would indicate major power struggles not only within the Palestinian political leadership as a whole - something that is not uncommon or unexpected - but also within Hamas itself. A succesful assassination attempt could force Israel to act against the Hamas leadership in- and outside the territories.

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