Zionist state's assassination of Hamas founder Sheik
Ahmed Yassin was not just an attack on Hamas, it was
an attack on the Palestinian people, even those who
disagreed with the tactics of Hamas.
leftist groups like the Democratic Front for the Liberation
of Palestine, which doesn't support the religious
goals of Hamas and has been openly critical of their
suicide bombings, have condemned his murder, as have
moderates opposed to the armed struggle. Rather than
demoralising Palestinians, this action has instead
united all shades of political opinion in Palestine
violence has ebbed in the past, Ariel Sharon has always
ordered provocative actions designed to incite further
violence. That was no doubt again the case this time.
It was reported that even some within Sharon's cabinet
were opposed to this action, as was the head of Shin
for the citizens of the Zionist state, are they really
safer now? No, of course they're not. Sharon certainly
didn't have their best interests at heart when he
ordered this action. Like the citizens of Spain recently
did, perhaps they should hold him accountable for
the inevitable response from Hamas.
Altikriti, president of the Muslim Association of
Britain, was quoted as saying that "the murder
of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin is a turning point in the history
of the struggle of a people. Alas, it is not a turning
point that brings promise or hope." That's true
for people on both sides.
2004 by Danielle Ni Dhighe. All Rights Reserved. May
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