"Responding to a challenge by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel to declare suicide attacks "crimes against humanity," PA President Mahmoud Abbas responded in the affirmative. "First of all, as Muslims, it is a crime to commit suicide. Muslims believe that if you commit suicide, you go to hell and that goes without saying for killing others."
What's upsetting about this is that Elie Wiesel, a man who never ever criticizes Israeli killings of Palestinians (or of anybody else for that matter) is having the high moral ground. People have been challenging him for years to speak for all victims, but he refuses. I don't care how many Nobel Peace Prizes he received, he was and remains a hypocrite. And I'm being really polite here.
As to Abbas's explanations. Abbas knows, and at some point he has articulated (word used loosely here), better arguments against suicide bombings. But an immoral"challenge" desreves a lame response.