Palestinian Lawlessness

From USS Clueless I see that the factions of Palestinian thugs are fighting each other as reported by ABC News .

The Associated Press writes:

Gunmen shot and killed a well-known adviser to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Gaza City early Tuesday, security officials said,
Khalid al-Zaben was the best-known Palestinian to be killed in what appears to be growing power struggles in Gaza City. There is concern that with the weakening of Arafat’s Palestinian Authority and a planned Israeli pullout from most of the Gaza Strip, a chaotic situation might result, with Islamic militant groups angling for power there.

Now I know that world opinion frowns upon chaotic situations. But from the Israeli point of view, chaotic isn't likely to be worse. Since the ill-advised Oslo accords, the Palestinian Authority has allowed things to be well-ordered in a way to facilitate nearly constant attacks on Israel. It isn't as if the only thing stopping Hezbollah and Hamas was the PLA. The PLA has been allowing terrorist groups to operate openly from its territory for almost a decade now. And it isn't picky about whether the groups are Islamist or not. Furthermore there is quite a bit of evidence that Arafat's groups conduct terrorism themselves. I won't be shedding a tear for the terrorist groups who spend time killing each other. And when one group kills enough of the other groups to gain power, we can negotiate with them if they want peace, and kill them if they do not.

Posted by Sebastian Holsclaw at March 4, 2004 3:11 AM