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Op-Ed: Should Israel Bolster Fatah?

A "moderate" alternative?
Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:59 PM


Should Israel really bolster Fatah as a "moderate" alternative to Hamas?

The following are the names of 328 Israeli civilians, soldiers and foreigners murdered by Fatah and affiliated groups from 2000-2007.
 
 
Emi Haim Elmaliah, 32; Michael Ben Sa’adon, 27; Israel Zamalloa, 26; St.-Sgt. Roi Farjoun, 21; Dr. Daniel Yaakobi, 59; St.-Sgt. Osher Damari, 20; Rafi Halevy, 63; Helena Halevy, 58; Reut Feldman, 20; Shaked Lasker, 16; Eldar Abir, 48; Yosef (Yossi) Shok, 35; Sgt. Nir Kahane, 20; Matat (Rosenfeld) Adler, 21; Kineret Mandel, 23; Oz Ben-Meir, 15; Dov Kol, 58; Rachel Kol, 53; Dana Galkowicz, 22; Avihai Levy, 17; Dror Gizri, 30; Ibrahim Kahili, 46; Munam Abu Sabia. 33; Ivan Shmilov, 53; Herzl Shlomo, 51; Ofer Tiri, 23; St.-Sgt. Yosef (Yossi) Atia, 21; Second Lt. Ariel Buda, 21; Salem (Sami) Al-Kimlat, 28; Sgt. Araf Azbarga, 19; Sgt. Sa’id Jahaja, 19; Sgt. Hussein Abu Leil, 23; Corp. Adham Shehada, 19; Sgt. Tarek Al-Ziadne, 20; St.-Sgt. Yair Nisim Turgemann, 22; Capt. Tal Bardugo, 21; St.-Sgt. Nir Sami, 21; St.-Sgt. Israel Lutati, 20; Border Policeman Lance Cpl. Menashe Komemi, 19; Border Policeman Lance. Cpl. Momoya Tahio, 20; Shlomo Miller, 50.

Sgt. Maayan Naim, 19; Victor Kreirderman, 49; Moshe Yochai, 63; Maj. Shachar Ben Yishai, 25; Border Policeman Cpl. Yaniv Mashiah, 20; Border Policeman Cpl. Kfir Ohayon, 20; George Khoury, 20; Gil Abutbul, 38; Danny Assulin, 51; Avraham Avraham, 34; Zion Dahan, 30; Ophir Damari, 31; Moshe Hendler, 29; Mazal Marciano, 30; Avi Suissa, 56; Maurice Tubul, 30; Pinhas Avraham Zilberman, 45; Eitan Kukoi, 30; Rima Novikov Kukoi, 25; Sgt.-Maj.(res.) Amir Zimmerman, 25; Israel Ilan Avisidris, 41; Lior Azulai, 18; Yaffa Ben-Shimol, 57; Rahamim Doga, 38; Yehuda Haim, 48; St.-Sgt. Netanel Havshush, 20; Yuval Ozana, 32; Benaya Yehonatan Zuckerman, 18; Avraham (Albert) Balhasan, 28; Rose Boneh, 39; Hava Hannah (Anya) Bonder, 38; Anat Darom, 23; Viorel Octavian Florescu, 42; Natalia Gamril, 53; Yechezkel Isser Goldberg, 41; Baruch (Roman) Hondiashvili, 38; Dana Itach, 24; Mehbere Kifile, 35; Eli Zfira, 48; Cpl. Andrei Kegeles, 19; St.-Sgt. Tzur Or, 20; Gal Shapira, 29; Border Policeman St.-Sgt. Vladimir Trostinsky, 22; Ro'i Arbel, 29; Capt. Hagai Bibi, 24; Capt. Leonardo (Alex) Weissman, 23; Ilya Reiger, 58; Samer Fathi Afan, 25; Sgt.-Maj. Shlomi Belsky, 23; St.-Sgt. Shaul Lahav, 20; St.-Sgt. Erez Idan, 19; Sgt. Elad Pollack, 19; Sgt. Roy Yacov Solomon, 21; St.-Sgt. Gabriel Uziel, 20; Shalom Har-Melekh, 25; Amir Simhon, 24; Krastyu Radkov, 46; Amos (Amit) Mantin, 31; Noam Leibowitz, 7.
328 Israeli civilians, soldiers and foreigners murdered by Fatah.

St.-Sgt. Mordechai Sayada, 22; Avner Maimon, 51; Sgt. Maj. (Res.) Assaf Abergil, 23; Sgt. Maj. (Res.) Udi Eilat, 38; Sgt. Maj. Boaz Emete, 24; Sgt. Maj. (Res.) Chen Engel, 32; Kiryl Shremko, 22; Hassan Ismail Tawatha, 41; Avi Zerihan, 36; Gideon Lichterman, 27; Alexander Kostyuk, 23; St.-Sgt. Yigal Lifshitz, 20; St.-Sgt. Ofer Sharabi, 21; Zion Boshirian, 51; 2nd Lt. Amir Ben-Aryeh, 21; St.-Sgt. Idan Suzin, 20; Moshe (Maurice) Aharfi, 60; Mordechai Evioni, 52; Andrei Friedman, 30; Meir Haim, 74; Hannah Haimov, 53; Avi Kotzer, 43; Ramin Nasibov, 25; Staff Sgt. Mazal Orkobi, 20; Ilanit Peled, 32; Viktor Shebayev, 62; Boris Tepalshvili, 51; Sapira Shoshana Yulzari-Yaffe, 46; Lilya Zibstein, 33; Amiram Zmora, 55; Igor Zobokov, 32; Krassimir Mitkov Angelov, 32; Steven Arthur Cromwell, 43.

Ivan Gaptoniak, 46; Ion (Nelu) Nicolae, 34; Guo Aiping, 47; Li Peizhong, 41; Mihai Sabau, 38; Zhang Minmin, 53; Massoud Makhluf Alon, 72; Haim Amar, 56; Ehud (Yehuda) Avitan, 54; Mordechai Avraham, 44; Ya'acov Lary, 35; David Peretz, 48; Shaul Zilberstein, 36.

Revital Ohayon, 34; Matan Ohayon 5; Noam Ohayon, 4.

Yitzhak Dori, 44; Tirza Damari, 42; Orna Eshel, 53; Linoy Saroussi, 14; Hadas Turgeman, 14; Yosef Ajami, 36; Lt. Malik Grifat, 24; Yafit Herenstein, 31; Avi Wolanski, 29; Avital Wolanski, 27; Yekutiel Amitai, 34; Nizal Awassat, 52; Shlomo Odesser, 60; Mordechai Odesser, 52; St.-Sgt. Elazar Lebovitch, 21.

Rabbi Yosef Dikstein, 45; Hannah Dikstein, 42; Shuv'el Zion Dikstein, 9.

Rachel Shabo, 40; Neria Shabo, 16; Zvika Shabo, 12; Avishai Shabo, 5.

Rabbi Elimelech Shapira, 43; Capt. Hagai Lev, 24; Yosef Twito, 31; Noa Alon, 60; Gal Eisenman, 5; Michal Franklin, 22; Tatiana Igelski, 43; Hadassah Jungreis, 20; Gila Sara Kessler, 19; Shmuel Yerushalmi, 17; Netanel Riachi, 17; Gilad Stiglitz, 14; Avraham Siton, 17; Albert Maloul, 50; Ruth Peled, 56.

Sinai Keinan, 14 months.

St.-Sgt. Uriel Bar-Maimon, 21; Nissan Cohen, 57; Rivka Fink, 75; Suheila Hushi, 48; Yelena Konrab, 43; Ling Chang Mai, 34; Chai Siang Yang, 32; Rachel Charhi, 36; Tomer Mordechai, 19; Sgt.-Maj. Constantine Danilov, 23; Rachel Levy, 17; Haim Smadar, 55; Gadi Shemesh, 34; Tzipi Shemesh, 29; Yitzhak Cohen, 48; St.-Sgt. Matan Biderman, 21; St.-Sgt. Ala Hubeishi, 21; Sgt. Rotem Shani, 19;

Avia Malka, 9 months.

Israel Yihye, 27; Devorah Friedman, 45; Police officer FSM Salim Barakat, 33; Yosef Habi, 52; Eli Dahan, 53; Sgt. Steven Kenigsberg, 19; Capt. Ariel Hovav, 25; David Damelin, 29; First Sgt. (res.) Rafael Levy, 42; Sgt.-Maj. (res.) Avraham Ezra, 38; Sgt.-Maj. (res.) Eran Gad, 24; Sgt.-Maj. (res.) Yochai Porat, 26; Sgt.-Maj. (res.) Kfir Weiss, 24; Sergei Birmov, 33; Vadim Balagula, 32; Didi Yitzhak, 66.

Shlomo Nehmad 40; Gafnit Nehmad, 32; Shiraz Nehmad, 7; Avraham Eliahu Nehmad, 7; Liran Nehmad, 3; Shaul Nehmad, 15.

Lidor Ilan, 12; Oriah Ilan, 18 months.

Tzofia Ya'arit Eliyahu, 23; Ya'akov Avraham Eliyahu, 7 months.

Avi Hazan, 37; Chief-Supt. Moshe Dayan, 46; Gad Rejwan, 34; Police officer First Sgt. Galit Arbiv, 21; Avraham Fish, 65; Aharon Gorov, 46; Valery Ahmir, 59; Lt. Moshe Eini, 21; St.-Sgt. Benny Kikis, 20; St.-Sgt. Mark Podolsky, 20; St.-Sgt. Erez Turgeman, 20; St.-Sgt. Tamir Atsmi, 21; St.-Sgt. Michael Oxsman, 21; Ahuva Amergi, 30; Maj. Mor Elraz, 25; St.-Sgt. Amir Mansouri, 21; Policeman Ahmed Mazarib, 32; St.-Sgt. Lee Nahman Akunis, 20; Miri Ohana, 45; Yael Ohana, 11.

St.-Sgt. Maj.(res.) Moshe Majos Meconen, 33; Pinhas Tokatli, 81; Sarah Hamburger, 79; Svetlana Sandler, 56; Edward Bakshayev, 48; Anatoly Bakshayev, 63; Aharon Ben Yisrael-Ellis, 32; Dina Binayev, 48; Boris Melikhov, 56; Avi Yazdi, 25; Yoela Chen, 45; Avraham (Avi) Boaz, 71; Sgt. Elad Abu-Gani, 19; Yair Amar, 13; Esther Avraham, 42; Border Police Chief Warrant Officer Yoel Bienenfeld, 35; Moshe Gutman, 40; Avraham Nahman Nitzani, 17; Yirmiyahu Salem, 48; Israel Sternberg, 46.

David Tzarfati, 38; Hananya Tzarfati, 32; Ya'akov Tzarfati, 64.

Haim Chiprot, 52; Inbal Weiss, 22; Yehiav Elshad, 28; Samuel Milshevsky, 45; Noam Gozovsky, 23; Michal Mor, 25; Hadas Abutbul, 39; St.-Sgt. Raz Mintz, 19; St.-Sgt. Yaniv Levy, 22; Sgt. Tali Ben-Armon, 19; Haim Ben-Ezra, 76; Sergei Freidin, 20; Zvia Pinhas, 64; Sarit Amrani, 26; Border Policemen Sgt. Tzachi David, 19; St.-Sgt. Andrei Zledkin, 26; Lt. Erez Merhavi, 23; Dov Rosman, 58; Sharon Ben-Shalom, 26; Yaniv Ben-Shalom, 27; Doron Sviri, 20; Maj. Gil Oz, 30; St.-Sgt. Kobi Nir, 21; Sgt. Tzahi Grabli, 19; Yuri Gushchin, 18; Doron Zisserman, 38; Lt. Col. Yehuda Edri, 45; Zvi Shelef, 63; Dan Yehuda, 35; Eliahu Na'aman, 32; Arnaldo Agranionic, 48.

Shalhevet Pass, 10 months.

Lior Attiah, 23; Akiva Pashkos, 45; Ofir Rahum, 16; Ron Tzalah, 32; Binyamin Zeev Kahane, 34; Talia Kahane, 31; St.-Sgt. Baruch (Snir) Flum, 21; St.-Sgt. Sharon Shitoubi, 21; Rabbi Binyamin Herling, 64; Amos Makhlouf, 30; Gil Mor, 25; Border Police Cpl. Yusef Madhat, 19; Hillel Lieberman, 36; Lt. David-Chen Cohen, 21; Avner Shalom, 29; Sgt. Shahar Vakrat, 20; Miriam Amitai, 35; Gavriel Biton, 34; Itamar Yefet, 18; Maj. Sharon Arameh, 25; Ariel Jeraffi, 40.

 
The answer is clear.