Members of the PFLP, whose leader was assassinated by the Israeli military in August, gunned down an Israeli cabinet member in a Jerusalem hotel today. The man who was killed, Rehavam Zeevi, was the leader of a far right political party, and was an advocate of removing Palestinians from the occupied territories. Rather than holding the PLFP responsible, Ariel Sharon has unsurprisingly blamed the assassination on Yasser Arafat and will probably use it as a pretext to escalate the conflict with the Palestinians, despite the fact that the murders were committed by members of a specific group which has a clear motive for committing the crime. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that when you assassinate the leader of a terrorist group, they reciprocate.