Monday, November 27, 2006

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reported Ramadan Shalah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, publicly admits that Israel’s security fence is an important obstacle to the terrorist organizations, and that “if it weren’t there, the situation would be entirely different.”

As Robert Frost said, in the Mending Wall Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
The PIJ has carried out the greatest number of suicide bombing attacks during the past few years. On November 11, PIJ leader Abdallah Ramadan Shalah granted a long interview to Al-Manar TV, Hezbollah's television channel. During the interview, for the first time he admitted that Israel 's security fence was an important obstacle to the terrorist organizations (the “resistance”).
Click here to view the relevant footage from the interview
He noted that the suicide bombing attacks ( istishhad ) were the Palestinian people's “strategic choice,” and were meant to “create a balance of force and deterrence” in the campaign against a superior enemy.
An enemy that would never attack you if you did not send rockets, or suicide bombers, or otherwise attack him, but you are so filled with hate that you can't see that.
Ramadan Shalah noted that the terrorist organizations had every intention of continuing suicide bombing attacks, but that their timing and the possibility of implementing them from the West Bank depended on other factors. “For example,” he said, “there is the separation fence, which is an obstacle to the resistance, and if it were not there the situation would be entirely different

Meryl Yourish blogged this puts paid the theory that the fence is nothing but a “land grab.” It’s working. It isn’t just the IDF and special forces keeping the terrorists in check. The fence is achieving its objective.

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