Saturday, August 23, 2003

President George W. Bush, responding to this
week's deadly bus bombing in Jerusalem, froze
the financial assets of six top officials of
Hamas as well as five European charities said
by the administration to be sending cash to the
militants.

Bush said that Palestinians yearning for an
independent state must "dismantle the terrorist
network."

Bush said he had taken the action to freeze the
assets because Hamas claimed responsibility for
Tuesday's suicide attack on a packed bus in
Jerusalem that killed 20 people.


I think Bush still doesn't quite get the fact that the Palestinians are not yearning for an independant state, they are longing for the conquest of all that was once Mandatory Palestine. Israel has to start hammering on this point: the Palestinians claim to desire one thing but their actions speak differently.