Perhaps nowhere else does the tension between medieval and modern worlds erupt with deadly force so periodically and predictably than in the Middle East Conflict in which the political methods of the feudal world — lies outright; misguidance; misdirection; political suppression; incitements to riot; corruption and exploitation in the “handling” of the main Palestinian population base — come head to head with modern democracy, empiricism, liberalism, and humanism.
This time, perhaps, Israel will go after Hamas intelligence and related “enterprise” leaders as it quells missile fire from Gaza, and given the violence it faces on its own streets, it may not be so fastidious about settling affairs.
From a part of my presence in the conversation on social media —
Palestinian “leadership” would rather see its people battered and impoverished than subject to the economic and political norms of the modern world.
That posture represents feudal-medieval outlooks and relationships, excessive greed and narcissism — the Palestinians are “marks” for Palestinian authorities and thugs — and a complete absence of conscience and empathy but for the purposes of political theater and related blackmail.
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“People have been waiting for elections for 15 years, hoping this would be the light at the end of tunnel, especially given the absence of a peace track with Israel,” said Fadi Elsalameen, a Palestinian democracy activist and prominent critic of Abbas, speaking before the announcement. “Closing this window will have severe consequences…I believe it will lead to violence against the Palestinian leadership.”Estrin, Daniel. “Palestinian Authority Postpones Parliamentary Elections.” NPR, April 29, 2021.
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Israel has declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod after rioting by Israeli Arabs, as conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants intensified.
Cars were set alight and a father and daughter – both Israeli Arabs – died when a rocket from Gaza hit their car.BBC. “Israel declares emergency in Lod as unrest spread.” May 12, 2021.