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“Sleiman rejects settlement of refugees in any peace deal”
September 29, 2010
Born to pioneer parents in what was then British Palestine, Sharon joined a Jewish paramilitary organization at age 14 and was shot in the abdomen fighting in the 1948 war. After the war, Moshe Dayan recruited Sharon to head a new commando unit to fight Arab attacks against Israel.
In one retaliatory raid against the Jordanian village of Qibya in 1953, Sharon’s forces blew up homes and killed 69 civilians. He insisted that he thought the houses were empty, but the incident earned Israel its first condemnation by the UN Security Council, and it would not be the last time that Sharon would be implicated in a massacre.
To the Palestinians, in the words of Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, “Sharon spells disaster. He is from the school that says, between settlements and peace agreements, he’ll take settlements. He belongs to the past. Unfortunately, he is making the future for us.”
For now the Palestinians suffer, but they will reign with Him because so many of them are good Christians who love the Lord. It is sad to see the underdog trampled upon and crushed by such wicked and evil men. But we know that the Lord is in control.
Ted Rudow III, MA
Menlo Park, California, United States
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