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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Palestinians kidnap Egyptian diplomat

Maybe this will make 'foreigners' think twice about visiting 'Palestine'? Nah. If the dhimmis didn't present themselves for kidnapping and mistreatment, it would be 'disrespectful' to the prophet profit.

Two masked gunmen shot out the tires of a diplomatic vehicle and kidnapped Egypt's military attache to the Palestinian Authority on Thursday, in a brazen daylight abduction just outside the heavily guarded Egyptian mission in Gaza City.

The kidnapping of a diplomat from one of the Palestinians' most important allies signaled that no one was immune from the increasing lawlessness in the Gaza Strip. Egypt, a frequent mediator between insurgents and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, is seen by some as the only chance for maintaining some stability in Gaza.

The gunmen ambushed Hussam Almousaly's car about 200 yards (meters) from the Egyptian mission and kidnapped him, another Egyptian diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The identity of the gunmen or their motive was not immediately known.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the abduction and instructed security forces to bring the kidnappers to justice. [Whose 'security forces'? CiJ]

"This is an action that does not fit the values of the Palestinian people," he noted. [Actually, I think it fits in perfectly with the 'values' of the 'Palestinian people.' CiJ]

Palestinian security officials set up roadblocks throughout Gaza to try to find the kidnappers. Six police cars patrolled the area of the abduction, and officers were questioning possible witnesses.

"We totally condemn such acts," Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei said, identifying the kidnapped man as Egypt's military attache.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for the Hamas, which won Palestinian parliamentary elections last month, condemned the kidnapping, saying it "harmed the Palestinians strong relations with Egypt."


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