Palestinians demand guarantees

The War on Iraq made Palestinians feel increasingly vulnerable and unprotected, said Palestinian civil society organizations

Palestinians have reduced the presidential power of Yasser Arafat by appointing a moderate prime minister (Mahmoud Abbas), they have undertaken reforms for greater government transparency and have tried to convince militant opposition groups that violence only serves Israel's purposes. Abbas is a pragmatic polititian who has publicly condemned violence against Israeli civilians. Over the last 30 months, 87 suicide bomb attacks have killed some 300 Israelis.

Appealing to the international community, Palestinian civil society organizations are demanding guarantees that Israel will not escalate attacks on the civilian population or impose a curfew on the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the context of a war against Iraq, saying that any such curfew would not increase security but amount to a collective punishment of the Palestinian people.


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