The Zionist Conspiracy
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Jordanian View On Gaza Evacuation
In a column in today's Jordan Times, Hassan A. Barari writes about Ariel Sharon's plan to evacuate the Jewish communities in Gaza. Barari believes that Hamas will be the big winner:
Regardless of how one interprets this move, its impact on the Arab world is detrimental. In the battle between those who back the militarisation of the Intifada and those who ask for at least the demilitarisation of the resistance, I believe the radical forces that back the former will have the upper hand in the internal debate. They would cite three examples to support their case: former Prime Minister Ehud Barak had to withdraw unilaterally because of Israel's inability to withstand more losses in south Lebanon; Hizbollah tactics of employing force have paid off, as demonstrated by the recent prisoner swap; and finally, a hardliner such as Sharon has to give in under fire.