Israel has much to gain from freeing itself of any responsibility for Gaza Strip
Avi Trengo Published: 06.11.10, 13:50 / Israel Opinion
Exactly three years ago, members of Hamas’ operational force hurled Fatah commanders in Gaza off 17-floor buildings. The fortunate ones managed to flee to Ramallah via Israel.
I met the Fatah members at Ashkelon’s Barzilai Hospital, alongside an elderly couple from Sderot who sustained light wounds after miraculously surviving a direct Qassam hit on their home. The condition of the Fatah men was much graver: they were shot in the ankles at close range, as a form of revenge.
Hamas rendered Fatah disabled – a symbol of those who dare stand in the Islamic organization’s way. Meanwhile, back in Israel, the Olmert government was overjoyed: Just like in 1997, we and the Palestinians were again the “good guys” facing
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