I was thinking may be this is a good editorial that you might want to link to your website!!
This was not self-defense. It was the calculated killing of a Palestinian leader that violated international law - the Geneva Conventions - and the norms of conduct expected of a civilized nation. Governments should not be in the business of killing national leaders. When the United States attempted taking out foreign leaders through covert actions, it was justifiably and universally criticized. Israel should be held to no less a standard.
Moreover, Israel's use of U.S.-supplied aircraft in that raid and others
against Palestinian security headquarters probably violated this country's
Arms Export Control Act, which limits the use of American weapons to legitimate
defensive purposes. The Bush administration should make a legal determination
of whether Israel is breaking that law. Israelis understandably are tired
of suicide bombings and the shelling of their neighborhoods by Palestinians.
But assassinations do not serve the cause of peace. Terrorizing tens of
thousands of civilians is not a sensible way to fight terrorism. Surely
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon doesn't believe that he can extinguish Palestinian
aspirations and their fury by tightening the noose with military occupation.
What, other than heightened tension and more bloodshed, has his policy
produced? Even the Bush administration, which has routinely sided with
Israel, condemned Israel's recent aggression. It is time to get back to
the peace table. The Palestinian Authority must crack down hard on radicals
who plot attacks on Israeli civilians. Israel must stop the quarantine
of Palestinians in their villages and homes and withdraw its troops from
land it occupies. Those actions on both sides will create an atmosphere