A Palestinian boy distributes sweets to people in the southern Gaza Strip after a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in southern Israel February 4, 2008. A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up and police shot dead his accomplice in an attack in a shopping centre in southern Israel on Monday that killed at least one Israeli, emergency services said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)
On at least two occasions this week, Hamas staged scenes of darkness as part of its campaign to end the political and economic sanctions against the Gaza Strip, Palestinian journalists said Wednesday.
In the first case, journalists who were invited to cover the Hamas government meeting were surprised to see Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and his ministers sitting around a table with burning candles.
In the second case on Tuesday, journalists noticed that Hamas legislators who were meeting in Gaza City also sat in front of burning candles.
But some of the journalists noticed that there was actually no need for the candles because both meetings were being held in daylight.
“They had closed the curtains in the rooms to create the impression that Hamas leaders were also suffering as a result of the power stoppage,” one journalist told The Jerusalem Post. “It was obvious that the whole thing was staged.”
Please re-open the border to the transit of petrochemicals so that we can get back to the important work at hand: Terrorizing the 1.5 million souls trapped in Gaza under our guns, unprovoked rocket and sniper fire into your country – which really shouldn’t be a country at all, but we’ll be getting around to that in good time – and generally making things miserable for all concerned. Everywhere.
PS – The kids are coming along nicely. We’re hoping to get them over to your place soon.
Actually no – the world would condemn the use of horses and dogs as bomb carriers. But children? Not an issue. After all the Religion of Peace (TM) has lots of them. A few in bits and pieces won’t make any difference.
TV shows and textbooks to indoctrinate Palestinian and other Arab kids into a violent ideology are being produced on a huge scale in Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia – and instead of demanding that this incitement end and that Arab leaders begin preparing their people for peace, world leaders call upon Israel to give up the Golan Heights and the West Bank – as if living on one piece of land as opposed to another leads inexorably to suicidal, murderous impulses.
“The root cause of suicide bombing is indoctrination of children towards a violent ideology, [and] what we’re seeing now is the product of fifteen years of hate education,” Ms. Goldstein says. “If any government strapped bombs on horses or dogs and sent them out into civilian populations to be detonated, the world would be outraged.”