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A PR opportunity for the terrorists

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Submitted by PT (Israel), Apr 23, 2006 at 02:55

A Debka File article titled "Olmert's Opts for Soft Response to Palestinian Suicide Attack" (http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=1159 ) brings up an additional important point: "Those three will certainly not miss the chance of a public hearing with the world media present. It would be a propaganda boon, an opportunity to challenge Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem all the way to Israel's high court, international tribunals and the United Nations." Debka's afterthought is in line with that of Mabat's: "Olmert and Livni could have saved themselves this unprofitable exercise if in the first place they had barred Hamas terrorists from running for parliament last January and disallowed polling in Jerusalem. Now it is too late."
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