Sunday, June 17, 2007

Israel and the west get what they want. Or do they?

Robert Fisk

For that is what it is about - control - and that is why we hold out, and withdraw, favours from their leaders. Now Gaza belongs to Hamas, what will our own elected leaders do? Will our pontificators in the EU, the UN, Washington and Moscow now have to talk to these wretched, ungrateful people (fear not, for they will not be able to shake hands) or will they have to acknowledge the West Bank version of Palestine (Abbas, the safe pair of hands) while ignoring the elected, militarily successful Hamas in Gaza?
Does the west want a 'moderate' Palestinian government and an end to violence, or does it wish to provoke more violence?


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