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    What are the origins and importance of Palestinian terrorism?

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    1. What are the origins and importance of Palestinian terrorism?

    "Neither Jewish morality nor Jewish tradition can be used to disallow terror as a means of war ... we are very far from any moral hesitations when concerned with the national struggle. First and foremost, terror is for us a part of the political war appropriate for the circumstance of today..." - Yitzak Shamir, Former Israeli prime minister
    Terrorism has always been a major player in the Middle East conflict. From a Palestinian perspective, it is argued that Israeli terror helped force the British to end their Mandate over Palestine and forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to flee their homes. In fact, Israel is one of the few countries in the world that was established by, and based on, terror. Terrorism in the pre-state period was also extensive, another story that is largely unknown to the outside world, notably the United States ( http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2004%20opinions/June/13%20o/Israel%20the%20Origins%20of%20a%20Terrorist%20State%20By%20As'ad%20Abdul%20Rahman.htm, Retrieved August 23, 2005).
    In an article titled "It began in Jerusalem and it will end there," from a Jewish perspective, Graulich (2005) asks, when will the world learn the important lesson of Hitler? He argues that the way to prevent future 9/11's, Madrid, Bali, London, US Embassy bombings in Kenya, the attack on the USS Cole, Khobar Towers, et al is by showing the numerous related legions responsible for all this horror that they will never, ever get their way. It is no wonder that they keep doing it. The origins of organized worldwide terror--the cleverly invented Palestinian cause, has spurred airplane hijackings, deaths to Olympic athletes and wanton mass attacks, among other evil inventions. http://www.theraphi.com/graulich/etsowwt.html
    However, Palestinian terror was goal oriented and it actually worked out quite well resulting in: 1) forcing Israel to negotiate 2) world leaders giving the father of modern terrorism, Yassir Arafat, billions of dollars which he ultimately stole or used for bomb making 3) the eventual relinquishing of the West Bank, where the majority of terrorist groups plan attacks on Netanya, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem 4) Israel's complete withdrawal and disengagement from government sanctioned legal Jewish settlements in Gaza, the area which headquarters many terrorist groups 5) a worldwide consensus to sanction a " Palestinian state" for terror to incubate further (Graulich, 2005, Retrieved August 23, 2006, from http://www.theraphi.com/graulich/etsowwt.html).
    According to Graulich (2005) and witnessed by many of us on TV, the Palestinians have made terrorism into a new sport, cheered and celebrated with heroes on posters, TV, dvd's and collectible cards. Quickly joining this relatively new major league with their own teams is the rest of the Islamic world. Actually, argues Graulich, the Palestinians are probably worse in character than the Nazis, since Nazis tried to hide their evil deeds, while the Palestinians and Muslim head choppers seem so proud and boastful of their actions. Using mass media, videotape and press releases, Palestinians have sent a clear message which most of the world seems to ignore...being pro-Israel actually means one important thing--that you are anti-terrorism.
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