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Sunday, March 11, 2007

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun

'Moderate' 'Palestinian President' Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen's Fatah's al-Aqsa Brigades get a little sun as the 'unity government' goes on the rocks.

According to the report on Israel Radio, Hamas representatives said that Fatah gunmen had opened fire on the car that was carrying Hamas field commander Muhammad el-Kafarneh and one of his aides.

Fatah spokesman Abdel Kharim Awad, however, accused Hamas of ambushing Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigades members and firing at the organization's Beit Hanun office.

Local residents reported that two of the wounded men were Fatah operatives, and the third was from Hamas.

The Fatah spokesman added that the two groups were currently holding talks in an attempt to stop the violence.
But it turns out that Abu Mazen cannot even control his own people:
In other violence Saturday, members of the Aksa Martyrs Brigades opened fire at Palestinian security headquarters and forced government offices to close in Jenin, demanding that they receive long-overdue salaries promised by the government.

About 20 gathered outside the security building, periodically firing rounds. After about an hour, the shooters retreated, saying they had received assurances that their demands would be met. No injuries were reported.

After winning election in 2005, Abbas promised police jobs to hundreds of militants in order to bring the violent groups under control. The participants in Saturday's protest said they were paid several times, but stopped receiving salaries last year.

Zakariye Zubeydi, the local Al Aksa leader, said he ordered his men to halt their fire after the government agreed to resume payments to families of men killed in violence with Israel, and to open negotiations on paying the members their back salaries.

"We solved the problem. We stopped shooting," he said.
Note that the money provided by the US and the Europeans to Abu Mazen is going to compensate families of martyrs terrorists who were killed in action by Israeli troops. And by the way, for those who have forgotten, Zubeydi is the boyfriend of Israeli leftist Tali Fahima.


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