Election provocation in Jericho to exacerbate the
Gush Shalom Press release
-- -- At this moment in Jericho, the main elections gimmick of
the Kadima Party and its leader Ehud Olmert is taking place with
hundreds of Israeli soldiers and Palestinian prisoners drafted to
serve as extras. This gimmick, designed to draw extreme right votes
in the March 28 elections, shows Kadima as an adventurist and
irresponsible party in whose hands it is dangerous to entrust the
helm of state” says Gush Shalom (The Israeli Peace Bloc).
In cooperation with the governments of the US and Britain, whose
removal of their observers from the Jericho Prison proves them
utterly incapable of any mediation role between Israelis and
Palestinians, PM Olmert and Defence Minister Mofaz are carrying out
a provocation which will only exacerbate the conflict and hatred.
Theirs will be the full responsibility for bloodshed of Israelis and
Palestinians, in the course of the Jericho provocation itself and in
the cycle of retaliation upon retaliation which may follow.
It should be noted that the people which the army was sent to
Jericho to capture or kill are marked out because, when taking
revenge for the targeted killing of their own leader, they did not
kill innocent civilians. They selected Rehav’am Ze’evi, a general
turned politician who was the foremost of Israeli racists and who
built a political career upon crude hate propaganda. A targeted
For further details - Adam Keller, Gush Shalom spokesperson
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