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Wonderful!  Finally, the PA is obviously ready to condemn violence against civilians!

But, wait!  They’re condemning violence in what appears to be suspicious circumstances in which 4 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers.

The Israeli army disciplined (including dismissing some of them from the army) several soldiers for the incidents.

I think it’s wonderful that the Palestinians are hoping “that the Israeli army would punish those soldiers in a way that will deter others from doing the same”.

I assume that this means that the Palestinians will now start to punish any Palestinian who participates or plans attacks against Jewish civilians.

I mean, obviously, they abhor unjustified violence and expect perpetrators to be punished, so it seems logical to expect that they would mete out punishment when the shoe is on the other foot.

But, I suspect, unfortunately, that that is just a pipe dream in these days when suicide or homicide bombers are martyrs for whom squares and streets are named, and in a time when acts of wanton terror are glorified by the same Palestinian Authority now appalled at the violence by soldiers trying respectively to quell a riot and to subdue what they thought was a violent attack upon them at a checkpoint.

When the Palestinians accept that violence on either side is abhorrent, then perhaps there will actually be hope for a peaceful future.

In the meantime, their crocodile tears are truly unimpressive.

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