“History teaches that wars end when one side wins and the other accepts defeat. It is a paradigm that must be repeated in our conflict”

Lessons to Be Learned on the 20th Anniversary of the Ramallah Lynching
by Nave Dromi
October 8, 2020

On October 12th, twenty years ago, like most Israelis I sat transfixed by the unmistakable image of a man proudly waving his bloodstained hands to the outside world. Along with countless others, Aziz Salha had just finished butchering Vadim Norzhich (Nurzhitz) and Yosef “Yossi” Avrahami, two IDF soldiers who had accidentally entered Ramallah, and was wildly gesticulating his bloody murderous triumph to a cheering crowd. This image is seared into the minds of all Israelis over 30 years old. It took place only months after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak had offered the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat a state of his own on almost all of the territory he claimed, half of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and plenty of other Israeli concessions. READ MORE

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