Well, it's not really a "truce" when one side doesn't stop fighting, is it? Nevertheless, the "peace process" is succeeding, because people say it is. Let's take a look at how the terrorists and the Israelis are acting, now that everything's so peaceful.
In an early morning raid, Israeli troops killed a local leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a militia linked to Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement,Oh no, the Israelis are killing people! No, wait...
when an arrest turned violent in the West Bank city of Qalqiliya, the army said. The man killed was identified as Mahmoud Shawer, an assistant to Ibrahim Mansour, the militia leader in Qalqiliya, who was arrested.So they were trying to arrest a militia leader, not kill anyone. I assume the assistant tried to resist and got shot.
About 30 gunmen from Al Aqsa and another armed group were among thousands marching in Shawer's funeral. A speaker from the militia promised revenge within 24 hours.Maybe there's a difference between an assassination -- which would have been a violation of the cease-fire -- and an attempt to arrest a criminal.
Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a senior aide to Arafat, called Shawer's killing an "assassination" and accused Israel of trying "to bring us back to the cycle of action and reaction."
Anyway, what have those Palestinians been up to?
Also, Palestinians fired four anti-tank shells at the isolated Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip late Wednesday, wounding four Israelis. In response, Israeli soldiers closed for six hours a key intersection on the main Gaza road.Hmmm... that doesn't sound like an attempt to enforce the law, that sounds like a terrorist attack to me! In response, Israel fired artillery into a Palestinian residential area, right? Oh no, they stopped traffic for a while while they searched for the terrorists.
Gosh, the situation is so morally ambiguous! It's hard to tell who's the good guys and who's the bad guys!