69 million page views

Palestinian Shell Game

Reader comment on item: Two Palestines, Anyone?

Submitted by Debbie (United States), Jul 17, 2007 at 16:26

I seem to recall getting an alert from Palestinian Media Watch regarding the terrorist Mickey Mouse Farfour as being from a Fatah television production on Al Aqsa Television - sponsored by Mahmoud Abbas. Suddenly, the Mickey Mouse became the "Hamas Terror Mouse."

It's also too convenient that Fatah was pushed out of Gaza to enter Judaea and Samaria by the thousands. Now, Hamas is fully controlling Gaza and Fatah is conveniently in full control in Judaea and Samaria. Doesn't this seem a bit too easy? And where is the foresight on the parts of Israel and America? Throwing money and weapons at Fatah because they're the "moderate" faction of Palestinian leadership?

My opinion - Hamas and Fatah are co-conspirators in a very deadly game and the West and Israel are being too shortsighted to see what is really going on. This recent move by Hamas to take over Gaza has only prompted more reaction to prop up Fatah in the West Bank, an area that was previously still under examination as to which parts of it might be relinquished by Israel. Now, it seems that Israel is all the more ready to pull out of the entirety of Judaea and Samaria, at America's urging. Hamas and Fatah both win. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what the real deal is here. And shame on Palestinian Media Watch for playing into this detrimental game that will ultimately cause Israel to suffer as a result.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Palestinian Shell Game by Debbie

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)