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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The 'Palestinians' are pleased

The head of IDF intelligence, Brig. Gen. Yosef Baidatz, appeared before the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee today and reported that the 'Palestinians' are pleased with the results of shooting Kassams at Israel and do not expect Israel to undertake any serious operation in Gaza. Unfortunately, with Ehud K. Olmert, Amir Comrade Peretz and Tzipi Feigele "I wanted a diplomatic solution" Livni in charge, the 'Palestinians' are probably right.
"The recent escalation began as an internal clash between Hamas and Fatah, with Hamas prevailing."

When the Hamas recognized that the clash with Fatah was fomenting dissatisfaction among the Gaza populace, Brig.-Gen. Beiditz explained, "the Hamas decided to redirect the violence towards Israel.... They are thus far pleased with the results of the conflict with us. They understand that Israel will not undertake a ground operation deep into Gaza. And they are also pleased with the emptying of the towns in the south [of Israel]."
What will we abandon next? But wait: There is more.
The IDF officer concluded his report on developments in Judea, Samaria and Gaza with a warning that the Hamas is still intent on carrying out a "high-quality" terrorist attack, such as another kidnapping.
And it's not just the 'Palestinians' who want a fight:
Regarding the threat from Lebanon's Hizbullah, Brig.-Gen. Beiditz said that the terrorist organization was continuing to improve its physical position and abilities. Armed Hizbullah forces are located in open areas south of the Litani River, according to Beiditz, where they are operating out of sight of United Nations troops stationed in the region.

"The Hizbullah is preparing itself for a move that may take place in the summer," the Brig.-Gen. said, adding that there is also evidence that Syria is preparing for just such an eventuality. Included in the Syrian preparations, Beiditz suggested, was the possibility of a direct clash with Israel. Syria is "increasing weapons purchases and training exercises. While there is no change in the deployment in the Golan Heights, which is a defensive array, [Syria] could improve its positions and deploy offensive capabilities."
In the meantime, Effie Eitam - of all people - proposed a national unity government today. I think Eitam fears another war with the current buffoons in charge and is willing to do anything to avoid that eventuality.


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