How You Say Intifada In French?
Some police officials in France are now claiming they are facing a permanent intifada. Meanwhile Instapundit links a CSM article suggesting the American experience may be different and much more positive.
So which country has done more to appease, if not support the intifada in Palestine and which has done more to denounce, combat or at least deflate it? Yet, many insist American policy is creating more problems for the US? Doesn’t appear to be so. In one context, it looks like appeasement is seen as an open invitation to bring it right on home to the country engaged in it.
One small police union claims officers are facing a "permanent intifada." Police injuries have risen in the year since the wave of violence.
National police reported 2,458 cases of violence against officers in the first six months of the year, on pace to top the 4,246 cases recorded for all of 2005 and the 3,842 in 2004. Firefighters and rescue workers have also been targeted – and some now receive police escorts in such areas.
On Sunday, a band of about 30 youths, some wearing masks, forced passengers out of a bus in a southern Paris suburb in broad daylight Sunday, set it on fire, then stoned firefighters who came to the rescue, police said. No one was injured. Two people were arrested, one of them a 13-year-old, according to LCI television.