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  • azalphainvestor azalphainvestor May 14, 2007 2:28 PM Flag

    Arafart & his Keystone Palastinians

    Unfortunatley, these Keystone Fools are shooting real guns and killing real people:

    By TAGHREED EL-KHODARY and ISABEL KERSHNER
    Published: May 14, 2007
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, May 14 � The Palestinian interior minister, Hani al-Qawasmeh, resigned today, saying that limitations on his authority were hampering his ability to direct the security forces that were supposed to be under his control.

    Mr. Qawasmeh�s resignation followed the worst outbreak of factional violence since the two main Palestinian political groups, Hamas and Fatah, reached an agreement in Mecca on Feb. 8 to form a joint government.

    The recent clashes, which have left at least nine Palestinians dead and dozens injured since Sunday, together with the interior minister�s resignation, are being viewed in Gaza as signs of a potential collapse of the �unity� government.

    �From the beginning, I faced obstacles that robbed the ministry of its powers and made my position empty without authority,� Mr. Qawasmeh told reporters in front of his house.

    Mr. Qaqasmeh, an independent, is seen as close to Hamas.

    The deputy prime minister, Azzam al-Ahmed, of Fatah, announced today that Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, of Hamas, would temporarily assume the sensitive interior ministry position as well. The cabinet decided to deploy government forces on the streets of Gaza immediately to try to stop the violence.

    A spokesman for Hamas, Fawzi Barhoum, blamed Fatah, and particularly the elite Presidential Guard, which is loyal to the Palestinian president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, for sparking the latest round of bloodletting and kidnappings in Gaza.

    But Mr. Barhoum said that Hamas �is still committed to the agreement, and won�t allow Fatah to drive us away from it.�

    Privately, Hamas activists have accused Fatah of trying to bring about the failure of the government, in which Fatah serves as a junior partner. For its part, Fatah blames Hamas for the violence.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/14/world/middleeast/14cnd-mideast.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

    alpha

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    • And a civilized society is going to deal with the crime of murder in Isreal. Why is it that the same cannot be said of Palestine?

      As for the rest of your diatribe, we'll file it under propaganda.

    • While I do appreciate your recognition that I am well read, it is truly beyond me to concieve why you should think I have familiarity with a right wing extremist news site, expecially one for Israel's extreme right. If you want me to give credence to something you post, you will have to site a much more reliable source. FWIW, I do puruse aljazeerah's english online news site regularly. It provides some balance and perspective.

      alpha

    • Much of the time I'm not sure what you are saying but I think you are making certain assumptions about me. I like that as your ignorance is my bliss. Nevertheless, I checked out the story you included and here is what I found:

      It seems the US is supporting a Palestinian faction against another (Hamas). And while the US suspended all its aid to the Paestinians, they are now aiding their Palestinian allies with arms shipments. Nice job! Nothing to bolster Homeland Security like an American-sponsered Palestinian civil war! But it seems all not rosey in Bush-admin plans as Hamas has taken the American supplied weapons from the Bush proxy militia. I am not surprised as it seems we always manage to choose the incompetent allies. Now Hamas has the latest in American made weaponary. But it gets worse, here is another news story I found on that website:

      "According to police, two French-Israeli brothers lured an Arab cab driver up to their apartment on Monday and killed him. The deceased, a resident of East Jerusalem, had driven them home when they invited him up for coffee. The older brother, 25, admitted to slitting the cabbie’s throat. It is unclear what role the younger brother, 21, played in the murder.

      The brothers confessed that the murder was nationalistically/racially motivated, stating they did it because the driver was an Arab."

 
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