Kind to the Terrorists


After nearly a year in power, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remains Israel's best hope for a peace partner. The problem, though, is that his actions still speak much louder than his "moderate" words spoken to the West.

Earlier this month, Abbas named the newly opened Rafah border crossing in honor of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered five Israelis in a December 2004 suicide bombing. On the same day, Abbas also announced that his government would continue to pay "martyrs" pensions to the families of similar homicidal terrorists, making official its sponsorship of anti-Israel terror.

We wonder why this outrageous policy continues to be ignored by Washington and go unreported by newspapers like The Philadelphia Inquire, which are otherwise so eager to laud the man

Can someone explain this paradox?



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