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Israel to release Fatah prisoners

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:14 pm
by Levulett

RE: Israel to release Fatah prisoners

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:56 pm
by Luke
At least it's a step towards peace. Seems from the news article that it was a fairly cordial summit. I'm glad to hear that the Israeli/Arab tensions eased, if only a little, rather than tightened at this crucial meeting.

RE: Israel to release Fatah prisoners

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:07 am
by Lad
I think it is a step to encourage Fatah rather than anything else at the expense of Hamas. They don't want to give any prisoners over, but they would sooner work with Fatah anyday than Hamas and this is a way of encouraging Fatah and also giving the appearance of actually doing something to the peace process. I'm not that impressed personally and I don't think it will make the slightest difference to the peace process; which I believe at the current climate is not achievable.

RE: Israel to release Fatah prisoners

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:37 am
by Romulus111VADT
They'll just end up back in prison from going back to their old ways.

RE: Israel to release Fatah prisoners

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:30 pm
by Lad
I think that is probably true. They'll want to get revenge for their time in prison... 250 extra suicide bombers. Hamas and Fatah militants will be rubbing their hands together.