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October 18, 2005

Security Chaos in the Gaza Strip: How Can A Disfunctional Culture Create A Functional State?

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

In another sign that the Palestininians are a disfunctional culture that is no more capable of functioning as a state than it is of controlling suicide bombers and the open encouragement and launching of Islamic terrorist attacks on Israel from within it's own borders, the Palestinian Authority's Interior Ministry said 219 Palestinians died in internal clashes during the first nine months of 2005, compared with 218 who were killed in battling Israeli forces during the same period.

In the latest sign that chaos in the Gaza Strip and West Bank is displacing the uprising against Israel at the top of the Palestinian agenda, the Palestinian Authority's Interior Ministry said 219 Palestinians died in internal clashes during the first nine months of 2005, compared with 218 who were killed in battling Israeli forces during the same period.

The report gives the Palestinian Authority more reason to enforce a ban on militants carrying weapons in the open. It comes on the eve of President Mahmoud Abbas' highly touted visit to Washington this week, where he will meet with President Bush.

The situation with Israel remains tense, as Israel suspended all security contacts and sealed off part of the West Bank yesterday after gunmen killed three settlers in the deadliest attack in months.
So the fundamental question in the Middle East conflict remains to be whether or not the Palestinians can be saved, not from Israel, as many of them would have it, but from themselves. After all, in a people that have adopted a culture that worships suicide bombings, really create a sustainable society?

Consider that the Palestinians want their own state. But to achieve that end, which, depending on the Palestinian you talk to, may or may not entail the destruction of Israel, the Palestinians have relied on a grossly immoral means, the suicide bomb, used to kill not only Israeli soldiers but also civilians, including women and children. How can a people who sanction such an abomination achieve statehood?
Palestinian culture suffers from a double deathblow to a potential functional state: radical Islam and a grossly immoral character as a people - a people that worship a culture of death.

Posted by Richard at October 18, 2005 6:17 AM



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