Middle East: Growing Doubts at Home

Some Israelis speak out against Begin's West Bank policy

"Israel is creating living martyrs." Bethlehem's Mayor Elias Freij was referring to the four West Bank mayors who have been fired by Israeli authorities over the past two months. But the Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip also have their dead martyrs, as last week's events testified all too vividly. Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Arab schoolgirls, one 14 and the other 17, in separate incidents. Their deaths brought to 15 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire since...

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