Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Politeness x 2

- On Sunday, two days before the summit, the Israel Defense Forces troops on the Gaza Strip border shot into the other side and killed the 91-year-old Ibrahim Abu Assad and his grandson Hussam. This morning, when the Prime Minister was already in the air en route to the peace summit in Sharm a-Sheikh, the army checked and conclusively found that Abu-Assad had not been a terrorist. Not at all! Nor did his grandson deal in terrorism, either. Killing them was just an unfortunate and regrettable mistake, nothing more. Isn't it enough that we say sorry?

- At least, the talks themselves were useful and positive, so we are assured by the prime minister's advisers. Only, it is such a pity that the Palestinians continue to nag and make so much trouble over this insignificant issue of the construction freeze in settlements. Too bad that the Americans began once again to encourage them in this folly.
Do they have to start already talking about what really matters? How unpolite.