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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Some 'Palestinians' finally get a clue

Some 'Palestinians' are finally figuring out and openly admitting that the reason that they don't have a state reichlet is because the last thing the world needs is a 23rd reichlet in the Middle East. If they manage to go beyond this and figure out that they are being used by their brother Arabs as pawns in an Islamic holy war, we really could have something to talk about.

The epiphany is documented in a report from Ramallah, just north of Jerusalem, by the Jerusalem Post's Arab correspondent Khaled abu Toameh in this morning's editions:
Many Hamas leaders in the West Bank, where Fatah remains the stronger party, are said to have gone underground for fear of being targeted by members of Fatah's armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades.

On Friday, the group issued a warning to all Hamas leaders in the West Bank to condemn the fighting in the Gaza Strip or face retaliatory measures.

On Saturday, a number of Hamas figures in the West Bank came under attack by Fatah gunmen. In Kalkilya, the gunmen opened fire at the home of the city's Hamas mayor, Wajih Kawwas. No one was hurt. In Nablus, three Hamas members were kidnapped and the offices of the movement's legislators were set on fire.

Fayez Abu Rawdah, a senior Hamas official in Ramallah, was kidnapped for four hours on Friday night. His Fatah captors released him after handing him a letter addressed to the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip. The letter contained a threat to kill all Hamas leaders in the West Bank.

"Everyone here is disgusted by what's happening in the Gaza Strip," said Shireen Atiyeh, a 30-year-old mother of three working in one of the Palestinian Authority ministries. "We are telling the world that we don't deserve a state because we are murdering each other and destroying our universities, colleges, mosques and hospitals. Today I'm ashamed to say that I'm a Palestinian."

Ayman Abu Khalaf, a 40-year-old businessman, said he was seriously considering moving with his family to Jordan because of the growing state of anarchy and lawlessness in the PA territories. [You can bet that Jordan won't admit him unless he is already a Jordanian citizen. CiJ]

"The situation is very dangerous and many people are afraid to leave their homes," he said. "I'm very worried about the safety of my children. There are many armed gangs and everyone is afraid. If the situation does not improve, I will take my family and go to Jordan. This is not the Palestine we want to live in."

Hafez Barghouti, editor of the PA-funded daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda, said he was concerned that the fighting would tarnish the image of the Palestinians. "Tens of millions of people now look at us as worthless gangsters with no values," he complained.

Addressing both Hamas and Fatah, he added: "Take Gaza and turn it into a state of the Muslim Brotherhood. Take the West Bank and establish a state of your own there with all the Abu's. Your people no longer want a state. We no longer like our killers and executioners."

Columnist Mahmoud Habbash also acknowledged that the fighting had caused grave damage to the Palestinians on the international arena. The internal fighting, he said, has distorted the image of the Palestinians in the eyes of the world.

"The world is watching how the Palestinians are destroying their institutions and achievements with their own hands. They see how we are mercilessly slaughtering innocent people. We are losing the sympathy of the world. I'm afraid the world will now view us differently."
Of course, when they were 'only' slaughtering innocent Jews, the world couldn't have cared less.


At 12:42 PM, Blogger M. Simon said...

Are you starting to catch the brilliance of The Sharon Plan?

It will go down as one of the most effective retreats in history.

The Palestinians are getting in the mood for ethnic cleansing themselves from Gaza at least.

Peres is saying Israel should not get involved in the Pali civil war. How 'bout 'dat?

Transfer is the only way to solve the Pali problem. Israel is forbidden from making such a move. How do you accomplish it?

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

No, I do not think that the 'Sharon Plan' (if there ever was one) was brilliant. I've seen the cost in Jewish homeless and Jewish lives. I agree that 'transfer' is the only answer, but I don't think that was ever Sharon's intention.

At 7:49 PM, Blogger M. Simon said...

I don't know.

I predicted when the Sharon Plan came out a Pali Civil War. It was obvious.

What happens when a war breaks out? Every one who is able leaves.

The only way the world will allow the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians is if they do it to themselves.

Sharon was not stupid.

BTW why do you think you can win a battle without paying a price?

Yes, very hard on Jews and shamefully handled so far. And the Jews paid first with no certainty that their investment would pay off. So far the plan is working. Whatever it has cost Israelis it will be much worse for the Palestinians.

War is risk.

I think the result (which we are only beginning to see) will be well worth the cost.

Sharon was a genius. Not just for the plan, but also getting it executed in the face of fierce opposition. He will be missed. Even if he was a crook. He will be a very brilliant general 'til he dies. And, after.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

i agree, the idea is divorce...

now the old haggard bitter shrew of a "ex" is now destroying all that is left within her wicked grasp...

my only hope is that the virus of arafatism spreads to all that created and supported this evil of a fake people "palestine"


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