Abbas' first test!
It seems that Hamas and other palestinian terrorist organizations are not happy with their new status of being considerd "irrelevant" by the majority of the palestinians who participated in the elections and voted for Abbas. Unable to accept( or perhaps angry cause of) the reality that people are sick of them, they chose to act out by conducting a bombing and shooting attack that left 6 israeli workers dead. You would expect the "blood thirsty"Israelis to retaliate harshly, but surprisingly they are not retaliating at all: Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni suggested Friday that Israel would give Abbas, widely known as Abu Mazen, more time to deal with the militants. "In order to try to prevent the next attack, we have to try and strengthen Abu Mazen as a leader, based on the assumption that he can control the terror groups," Livni told Israel Army Radio, adding that Israel would draw the line at endangering its security. But..but.. they were supposed to attack the palestinians and cause a big stink, thus making Abbas look bad and alligning the majority of palestinians with Hamas again! Why aren't they doing that? What the hell are those sneaky jews up to this time? In response to the attack, Israel indefinitely closed the Karni crossing, through which goods flow in and out of the fenced-in coastal strip. The Israeli military had eased checking at the crossing in recent weeks to cut down on waiting periods, and had extended opening hours. A second Gaza crossing, for Palestinian travelers, was closed last month after an attack there killed five Israeli soldiers. In an ironic twist, it seems that the attacks may have led to the opposite reaction that Hamas was hoping for: The closures mean Gaza is now largely cut off, and the renewed hardships hit Palestinians just a week before a major Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, a time for shopping and family visits. Many Palestinians, exhausted after more than four years of fighting, were complaining privately about the militants' targeting crossings. The Terrori..sorry..Militants reaction: Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said the attack "was a message to the Israeli enemy, definitely not to Abu Mazen." He said meetings with Abbas would resume soon "to organize the Palestinian house." The top Hamas official in the West Bank, Hassan Yousef, said the group is ready to suspend attacks as part of a deal with Abbas. Asked about Thursday's attack, Yousef said Hamas had freedom of action as long as there is no agreement. However, other Hamas officials have adopted a harder line. On Wednesday, Mahmoud Zahar, a top Hamas leader in Gaza, said Hamas has no plans to disarm, and Abbas has no authority to order an end to attacks on Israel. Yep, those boys and ..ehh..boys seem really unified in their attitude towards Abbas, altough it seems like they are trying to commit some sort of political blackmail. They know they are not as ligetimate as he is right now, and therefore they have no bargaining power against him..well..except killing people. He is supposed to negotiate with them, in order for them to stop killing people and making life miserable for their fellow palestinians. you know, using the same modus operati of thugs and gangsters. Now the question remains, What will Abbas do? Well, as i pointed out before here, Abbas has said he will not use force against militants and instead will offer to give Hamas a say in decision-making. That was before the elections and before the attack. Time to change the tune Abbas. Time to kick some ASS! Do not negotiate with them, cause if you give them a hand, they will take the whole arm. Offer them a finger instead Abbas, the middle one preferably! Abbas, for the sake of the region, please crack down on them and take them all out. Please prove me wrong about you!