Capital Punishment – Texas Style
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday gave an open appreciation to the Lebanese courtoisie of Palestinians since that have refuged since the 1950, and clearly stated that Palestinians in Lebanon are guests and are grateful to the Lebanese law that has welcomed them in their hard times, and also pointed out that Palestinians do not, and should not interfere in internal Lebanese policies whatsoever.
The Mideast News Source has published an article today from experts that say Lebanon’s standoff is unlikely to spread to other Refugee Camps.
I think there is an understanding that the Fatah Al-Islam phenomenon and what’s going on has no connection to the Palestinian situation; There is no concern that this will have any impact on other Palestinian refugees in the region.
Meanwhile, military magistrate Jean Fahd indicted Wednesday 11 members of Fatah al-Islam with charges punishable by the death penalty according to Lebanon’s penal code. The suspects were charged with “forming an armed gang with the intent of committing crimes against the population and property, targeting state authority, attacking public civilian and military institutions and carrying out terrorist attacks.”
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. – Henry Ford
* term used in this context, as opposed to ‘Developing Nations’
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