Thursday, March 16, 2006

# Posted 4:41 PM by Patrick Belton  

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH: Laila El-Haddad and Seumas Milne point out it wasn't terribly sporting behaviour by Britain this week in Jericho.
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It was the new Palestinian administration that first announced an intention to free the prisoners and then changed the conditions of their confinement, rendering them less prisoners than free roaming guests. Both of these actions violated the agreement that the monitors were there to enforce. Its unclear to me what they should have done except withdraw once it became clear that the Palestinians were no longer interested in complying. And if they're withdrawing, there's a certainly an obligation to notify both parties to the original agreement, one of which was the Israeli govt.
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