Intifada far off
Op-ed: Arab columnist says Palestinians will revolt against ‘occupation’ when they reach state of utter despair
RAMALLAH – Over the past few weeks an extensive discussion has been held regarding the possibility that the protest against the occupation in the West Bank will escalate into a full-blown intifada. Israel has contributed greatly to this discussion. The heads of the security services in Israel instructed forces to do whatever is necessary to prevent the outbreak of another intifada, which will bring an end to calm and pleasant reality of the occupation in the West Bank.
To this end, the Israeli government has transferred to the Palestinian Authority the tax revenues it had confiscated, instructed the army to avoid excessive oppression and killing and urged the Palestinian leadership to prevent the situation from deteriorating.