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Abbas Abets the Kidnapping
By Micah Halpern

Saturday April 28, 2007

I've Been Thinking:

The Palestinian government knows the secret location of BBC journalist Alan Johnston, kidnapped by Hamas terrorists who pledge allegiance to al Qaeda.
So says the president of the Palestinian Authority according to a quote coming out of Germany.

Here is the problem:
Abbas said that the British agreed to proceed quietly so as not to endanger his life.
Knowing where Johnston is and not trying to free him makes Abbas an accomplice - he is aiding and abetting the terrorists.

What should Abbas do?
Either launch a raid or negotiate Johnston out.
If Abbas really knows where Johnston is, he has the options.
The Palestinians cannot keep him indefinitely.
By not acting the PA is opening the flood gates for more kidnappings.

As it is Abbas has been emasculated by Hamas, now he is being humiliated by terrorist thugs and hooligans.
He must act - but that is not his style.
Abbas' career has been marked by a long series of inactions and non-decisions.

4 June 2017 12:14 PM in Thoughts

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