Blair's trip to the Middle East comes just days after Israel released 255 Palestinian prisoners in an attempt to bolster Mahmud Abbas.
The prisoners largely belong to Abbas's Fatah party. Dismissed Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas said the release of the prisoners is a trap set by Israel.
- Ismail Haniyeh: "We are pleased with the release of any Palestinian prisoner but we warn against the use of these issues as political bribes and traps set in our path under the guise of 'Israeli good intentions'. We warn against the so-called good intentions of the Israelis."
This is an attempt by Israel to further divide the Palestinians. It is not done in good faith.
It is supposed to be cunning.
Israel continues to hold about 11,000 Palestinians in prison.
The neocons in the US have brought that mentality into America. Now the US is imprisoning people for years without legitimate trials. The neocons need to repent or go.
Source: democracynow.org: for July 23, 2007