Once again, Palestinian terrorist sympathizers place the blame squarely on Israel for all the problems in the middle east, instead of where it belongson the terrorists. From an AP story (via Yahoo! News):
"The latest Israelis escalation seriously threatens the dialogue in Cairo and puts serious obstacles in front of taking a decision to implement calm," said Ahmad Ghneim, a delegate from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.
If the Palestinians stopped sending Islamokazis into Israel and detonating them amongst Israeli citizens, there would be no need for the Israelis to round up "militants" and demolish houses. There would be no "escalation" and no need for negotiations; an independent Palestine would exist.
In reference to the fatuous new proposal from the Israeli extreme left (and some like-minded Palestinians, the article notes this:
Arafat had turned down the framework of a similar deal at a failed summit called by then-President Clinton in 2000. This time, the Israeli government rejected the Geneva accord. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called it subversive and dangerous.
Hmmm, turnabout? Not really. The next sentence:
Palestinian militants also denounced it.
Which indicates to me that nothing has really changed on the Palestinian side. Arafat is on board, but he's not in charge. If he was in charge, Hamas and their terrorist siblings would be gone. They're still here.
This new plan bears a striking resemblance to the 1993 Oslo accords, which is a bad thing. The Israelis were the only side that adhered to ANY of the agreement; the Palestinians have never complied with even one of the points.
Stafan Sharansky a lot more to say on the subject in this post.