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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Egypt And JordanTo Be Gaza/West Bank Caretakers?

That is the story from the Times Online as reported by Captain Ed Morrissey:

Gaza was on the brink of civil war last night as violent clashes between Palestinian factions spiralled out of control.

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, threatened to declare a state of emergency today, as fierce fighting raged on the streets.

But as the death toll climbed to more than 40 in four days of the worst fighting since Mr Abbas forged a coalition Government with Fatah’s rival Hamas two months ago, he appeared powerless to stop it.

Neither faction has been able to enforce three separate ceasefires declared in as many days. Rare, high-level talks between Mr Abbas and Khaled Meshaal, Hamas’s exiled leader, failed to produce any results beyond a loose agreement that the violence should end.

This is because Hamas does not want to try and rule over the Palestinians peacefully. They want to annihilate the Israelis, and have never changed that view. And that might be the precise reason why Egypt and Jordan are considering a possible step-in to mediate the situation:

Some Palestinian analysts predict that a collapse of the Palestinian Authority would pave the way for Jordanian custodial rule in the West Bank and a similar arrangement for Egypt in Gaza.
“The message is the Palestinians cannot rule themselves. This fighting will only end if a third party takes over,” said Ibrahim Abrash, a political analyst in Gaza.


Israel would support such a move. They have diplomatic relations with both nations, and have lived peacefully with both. If both were to step in and assume control of their respective areas, it is possible they can end the Palestinian terror groups, and force the Palestinians to live in peace. Israel wants nothing less, and the region demands just that.

Of course this deal would drive the terrorists nuts, and it will be soundly condemned by other nations, like Iran. But if there is a chance for both of these nations to come to Israel's aid in dealing with the Palestinians, so be it.

Marcie

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