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Monday, March 18, 2013

Welcoming Obama, 'Palestinian' style

The 'Palestinians' are planning a special greeting for President Obama when he comes to Bethlehem on Friday. They gave a preview on Monday.
Palestinians in Bethlehem on Monday set fire to pictures of US President Barack Obama, saying he was not welcome in their city.

Scores of protesters gathered near Manger Square and threw shoes at a US diplomatic vehicle as it arrived at the scene in the context of preparations for Obama’s visit to the city later this week.

The protesters also set fire to signs posted in the city earlier this week and reminding Obama that Palestinians still don’t have 3G communications technology.

Similar anti-Obama demonstrations are expected to take place in Ramallah and other Palestinian cities in the coming days.

Palestinian Authority policemen did not intervene to stop the Bethlehem protesters from burning Obama’s pictures.

A PA security officer said that the PA would not act against demonstrators who seek permission to protest against Obama’s visit.

There were even indications that the PA leadership was encouraging or initiating some of the protests.
And in case you think Ramallah will be any better....
Meanwhile, US helicopters landed in the PA presidential compound in Ramallah on Monday in the context of preparations for Obama’s visit.

PA officials said that the helicopters were rehearsing the arrival of Obama in Ramallah. The officials denied that the helicopters were carrying US security guards.

The arrival of the US helicopters in Ramallah drew strong protests from some Palestinians, who said they too were opposed to Obama’s visit.

As one of the helicopters hovered over the compound, a woman standing near the area shouted: “Allahu Akbar! Obama is not welcome in Palestine. He is an Israeli agent.”

Earlier, PA officials said that the Americans would be in charge of security arrangements during Obama’s visit to Ramallah and Bethlehem. 
At least the Americans are smart enough not to let the 'Palestinians' be in charge of security. That would be a real potential disaster.

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