Australian coast watchers did not run away. These brave men stayed behind and worked with the local population and they caused havoc to the Japanese.
They saved many lives and earned the gratitude of the United States.
Sometimes its better to cut and run and return another day. Thank you General Mac Arthur.
As far as Palestinians running away, probably the same thinking. But remember, you can run, but you can't hide. It is one thing to be on the winning side and quite another to be on the loosing side.
Clipper(remembering those cheering Palestinians after Sept. 11th)Hawaii
"You Can't Beat The Experience"