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The State of Israel has armed its enemies.
After six years it is still difficult to digest this. It is hard to believe that by its own hand, Israel built up a hostile military force and let it entrench itself in the heart of the country.
"How do we expect them to keep order if they don't get arms?"
"How will they fight against Hamas? With sticks?"
These were the rhetorical questions Shimon Peres asked in the Knesset debates in the euphoric early days of Oslo...
This article ran in the December, 2000 issue of Nekudah, a monthly magazine