Tuesday, June 11, 2002

How Do You Compromise With Someone Who Wants to Kill You?

In perhaps the least shocking development to come out of the Middle East since 1947, a new poll of Palestinians by a local news agency finds that the majority believe that the goal of their current conflict with the Israelis should be the complete destruction of the state of Israel. A despairing 68% of Palestinians also approve of suicide bombings against civilians - and that's down from 74% just six months ago. Lest this measurement of Palestinian public opinion be doubted, another suicide bomber has struck this afternoon in the town of Herzliya, killing at least nine people.


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