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April 15, 2002
Arafat abandons suicide bombing, sets up toll booths

By Alex Dominguez
from the creative cruelty dept.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (JNS) _ Palestinian President Yasser Arafat ordered the State Highway Administration on Monday to install toll booths on all roads leading to Israeli settlements.

``The only way to prevent suicide bombings and other acts of terror is to provide hope to our people, Arafat said. ``Toll-booth collector is an honorable profession.

The Palestinian leader said he was confident few of his people had seen ``The Godfather, and Israeli motorists should feel safe approaching the toll booths.

For those concerned about their safety, high-speed EZPass lanes and booths will be constructed.

The toll will be $1, or $1,000 a month for the unlimited use EZPass. Revenues will be used to build homes for displaced Palestinians, Arafat said.

``Israeli commuting does not come cheap, Arafat said.

Posted by Alex at April 15, 2002 08:45 PM
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