The raid "has annihilated the
idea of sparing civilians which
was one of the main points of the
inter-Palestinian dialogue under
the auspices of Egypt".
The Israelis have done things of this kind in the past. Sharon knew very well that with his latest assassination of a top Palestinian militant would come revenge and an end to Palestinian restraint against civilian attacks. He also knows he will then use the inevitable 'excuse' ahead for the even more savage and brutal military onslaught against the Palestinians that he has been planning for some time for the American election year of 2004: