Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled today to award the Palestinian Authority’s highest medal, the Al Kuds Mark of Honor, to the driver of the Jerusalem Sbarro suicide bomber. 15 people were killed, including 7 children, in the bombing. Those plans were cancelled yesterday; I suppose Abbas realized that giving medals to terrorists might make it hard to pretend to oppose them. (Remember, Abbas’s bunch are supposed to be the moderate ones.)
I recognize that we’ve abandoned the “sequentiality” of the Roadmap. (That was the idea that the Palestinians would stop murdering people before we start giving them what they want.) But can we at least require that they not give medals to terrorists? No? Just thought I’d ask.