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Palestinian voters, the product of Arafat

Reader comment on item: [The Hamas Electoral Victory:] Democracy's Bitter Fruit

Submitted by Tommy (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 15:24

Who can be surprised that the Palestinians have elected a hard-line, militant, fundamentalist Islamic, anti-Israeli government? These voters have grown up immersed in Arafat's culture of hate. TV, education, Cleric teachings, financial rewards and hero status for matyrs, and a sympathetic ear from the world's Left community have created the new Palestinian voter. When Arafat ran TV spots showing little children playing matyr and imploring his countrymen to destroy Israel, could we imagine another outcome?

We lost this battle when we appeased Arafat to allow this to happen, despite it's clear prohibition in every peace talk engaged in. ...Heaps and heaps of what you sow...
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