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  • Thursday, November 11, 2004

    Israel Prepares for the Worst

    In preparation for Arafat's funeral Israeli forces will go on Alert Level D, last used just prior to the Iraq War. From JPost:

    Police said that their biggest concern is that the tens of thousands of Palestinians who flock to mosques for prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan will begin to riot and may attempt to breach military checkpoints and enter Israel.

    Arafat's funeral is scheduled to take place at around the same time that Palestinian worshippers flock to the Temple Mount and other mosques for

    This bodes ill. The timing of the funeral must be deliberate, and is designed to incite the Palestinian people to violence. The intifada has "calmed down" somewhat in recent weeks, and this must be an attempt to get it going again. Also, it could be an attempt to distract the Palestinian people from the leadership struggle currently going on. We shall soon see how things turn out...

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