Regardless of how one feels about Sheikh Yassin, he was an immensely popular figure, a symbol of the Palestinian resistance and the suffering of people under Israeli rule. His assassination is uniting the Palestinian people in anger; even those who are supportive of the peace process and critical of Hamas have denounced this attack. The coming days and weeks will determine if there is any hope of preserving what was left of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
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Israel's Assassination Policy (Electronic Intifada)