[Edition 33] JERUSALEM, Friday: The cycle of blame has been blamed for the recent escalation of violence in the Middle East. “The cycle of blame is the cause of this war,” said Sharon. “Although the Palestinians started the cycle.”
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[Edition 33] JERUSALEM, Friday: The cycle of blame has been blamed for the recent escalation of violence in the Middle East.
In the first agreement between the new Sharon government and Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian administration both have agreed that the conflict can not be avoided until they stop the cycle of blame.
“The cycle of blame is the cause of this war,” said Sharon. “Although the Palestinians started the cycle.”
Sharon has also denounced the escalation of violence in Israel, and sought world condemnation of Palestinians use of bus weapons technology.
The denouncement comes after bus driver Khalil Abu Olbeh rammed a bus into a group of Israelis killing eight. The bus incident led to a declaration of war from an Israeli official who claimed that peace talks could not resume until the Palestinians decommissioned all of their buses.
President Bush condemned the attack and ordered that the sale of all vehicles of mass-transit be banned to Palestine. He added that Israel may want to ‘lighten up on the gun-ship assassinations’ referring to the Israeli military’s murder of a Palestinian security officer last week.
Meanwhile the Israeli government has responded angrily to claims that the bus driver killed the Israeli citizens due to his anger at the killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army.
“Don’t blame us. Those Palestinians were killed as a pre-emptive retaliation against the bus crash deaths,” said newly elected PM Ariel Sharon. “If only they would stop provoking us like that there would be some hope of peace in the Middle East.”