Law unto itself

Print edition : September 19, 2014

Palestinians walking towards the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem on their way to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem during Ramzan in July 2013. More than 500 checkpoints hinder Palestinian movement in occupied territory. Photo: Majdi Mohammed/AP

October 29, 2004: An ailing Arafat saying goodbye to well-wishers as he boards a Jordanian army helicopter at dawn at the Muqatta, his West Bank office in Ramallah. The helicopter took him to Amman, from where he flew to Paris for medical treatment. He died in Paris on November 11. There is a suspicion that he died from polonium poisoning. Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP

The U.S. President George W. Bush. As far back as March 2001, he felt it necessary to extract a pledge from Ariel Sharon not to harm the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Photo: Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News

A file photograph of President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres signing a joint declaration on terrorism. Clinton promised to stymie those who hindered the peace process in West Asia. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Israel has no plans for surrendering the occupied territory to the Arabs. But the Arabs are a brave people and will not submit.
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