Well, This Doesn't Sound Very Non-Violent

By Jeffrey Goldberg

The Palestinians -- at least those under the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank, as opposed to those who live under Hamas control in Gaza -- are said to be be embracing non-violence as a tactic, and bully for them -- the occupation would have collapsed 20 years ago if non-violent tactics (genuine nonviolence, not "non-violent" rock-throwing or "symbolic" Molotov-cocktail-tossing) had been used. But this news does not fill me with hope:

The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN.

 In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah and to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

The official PA daily reported that she launched the UN campaign last week, and noted that she is the "mother of seven prisoners and of the Shahid (Martyr) Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Hmeid." However, the paper did not mention that 4 of her imprisoned sons are murderers.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/09/well-this-doesnt-sound-very-non-violent/245259/