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Submitted by Ken Besig (Israel), Jul 8, 2003 at 08:32

I am far less optimistic than you are regarding the chances that this peace initiative will bear fruit I find especially worrisome the new and exciting "conditions" that the PLO and their sister terror groups are announcing on a daily basis. The terrorist prisoner release issue has taken on a life of its own, even though it isn't even mentioned in the peace proposal. The issue of the Israeli security fence has raised serious controversy, even though it too isn't even mentioned in the proposal.

The real issues that ARE mentioned, like the confiscation of illegal weapons from the terrorists, the arest of the terrorist leaders, and the dismantling of the terrorist infrastructure are not even being mentioned, much less implemented.

Indeed, the issue of the illegal assault rifles is being downgraded from confiscation to allowing their owners to keep them as a matter of honor so long as they don't parade around with them in public. The Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders are being asked to join the new government. The Europeans can't even outlaw the Hamas as a terrorist group. I also heard today that the new PA Prime Minister has threatened to resign because of the lack of cooperation from Yassir Arafat, the chief terrorist.
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