Running Scared

Palestinian propaganda expert, the “boy who cried wolf” Saeb Erekat, is expressing his opinion on Arafat’s possible expulsion in his usual hyperbolic way:

My home town Jericho will be taken by Palestinian militias, in Nablus and Rafah and Khan Younis (as well). Probably the first thing they will do is come to my house and shoot me, and kill me and kill all Palestinian moderates.”

Given that the palestinian “militias” have been run to a large extent by Arafat, I doubt that his expulsion would lead to this scenario, just like I doubt anything that comes out of Erekat’s mouth. But even if this was the case, I would suggest that Mr Erekat starts running because he isn’t going to get much sympathy from Israel. After all, Israel has repeatedly asked the PA to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure, as the Road Map provides. Now if these terrorists decide to eliminate PA members, so be it. The PA have no-one but to blame but themselves.

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

israellycool causematch 2023

Daily Updates

Delivered straight to Your mailbox


By signing up, you agree to our terms