Saturday, September 10, 2005

Peaceful State Watch

It looks like my predictions are coming true. Israel tells Gaza, "No attacks, and we mean it":

JERUSALEM - Israel threatened Saturday to deliver an unprecedentedly harsh response to any attacks from Gaza after Israeli troops quit the territory next week and hand it over to the Palestinians.

Egypt, meanwhile, deployed the first of 750 soldiers assigned to police the volatile Gaza border to prevent arms smuggling and illicit crossings after the Israelis end their 38-year occupation.

"An hour after we leave the field, there will be a strategic change ... in the nature of our response to even an attempt at terror," Maj. Gen. Yisrael Ziv, the military's chief of operations, told Israel Radio. "We shall have a far more extreme reaction to any attempt."

I just hope the Palestinians (known as the people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity) will miss this opportunity to get their asses kicked.

Build a state, please. Build a constitutional government, with modern human rights provisions. Build businesses. Build schools. Build friendships. Please build.