Comments: Maybe there's hope yet

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During the 1980's there were two women who were agitating for their husbands who were political prisoners: Winnie Mandela and Avital Sharansky. Winnie Mandela always had a recourse to the judicial system of South Africa; Avital Sharansky had no similar recourse in the Soviet Union.

Posted by soccer dad at April 21, 2006 08:21 AM

Here's the thing; he's addressing his "dignity is more important than dollars" riff to police and security officers...whom the Pally government is unable to pay. These security forces are still under President Abbas' (read Fatah's) control, but Hamas is setting up a rival "security" force under the interior ministry's control, which will consist of militants loyal to Hamas and be headed by Jamal Abu Samhadana, the #2 most wanted by Israel. Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by G Rex at April 21, 2006 08:58 AM

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