Is Israel provoking a third Palestinian Intifada?
by ray goodlass
More press news about Arafat Jaradat’s death in an Israeli jail, now widely assumed to be the result of torture, which even the Israeli’s a close to admitting. It may provoke a third Intifada, but interestingly President Abbas is suggesting that is the Isaelis intention, as reported by SMH’s Middle East correspondent Ruth Pollard. It wouldn’t surprise me, as she usually has her ear to the ground and is also quite perceptive.
Hagel was confirmed yesterday as US Secretary of Defence, but as I wrote yesterday, it probably won’t impact on the peace process.