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Saturday, August 28, 2004
The IDF soldiers arrived just in time to rescue three Israeli truck drivers who made a wrong turn and ended up in Ramallah. The scenario sounds awfully similar to the October 2000 lynching of two Israeli reservists. I think both events are proof to the fact that the Palestinian Authority as a society needs to really work on imposing order within itself. Given the vigorous resistance Yasser Arafat is putting up against the Israelis', Egyptians', Americans' and others' attempts to get him to pare down and simplify his security services, law and order are not high on Mr Arafat's agenda.