I’m sure I’m repeating myself, but I support statehood for Palestine if only so they can get straight to the civil war they so desperately want:
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, a member of Hamas’s political bureau, said Tuesday that his Movement filed a lawsuit against Mahmoud Abbas for telling lies and rumors about Hamas, categorically denying that his Movement suggested a presidential and legislative extension for several years.
In a press statement to Al-Jazeera net, Dr. Zahhar noted that the lawsuit was filed after Abbas fabricated lies about the escape of Hamas leaders to Egypt during Israel’s war on Gaza.
He added that the charges were pressed with Gaza courts, but he ruled out that the Palestinian prosecutor in the West Bank will summon Abbas for questioning because of the current circumstances.
Abbas during his speech on Tuesday before the central committee of the Palestine liberation organization (PLO) fabricated another lie saying that Hamas had offered him a secret deal to extend his term of office and the mandate of the Palestinian legislative council (PLC) for three to four years.
For its part, the Movement of Hamas stated Tuesday that Abbas’s speech was full of contradictions and lies, and misled the public opinion.
Wow, a leader whose speeches are “full of contradictions and lies, and misle[a]d the public opinion”? That’s gotta suck.
These two factions hate each other almost as much as the socialist Democrats hate the Blue Dogs.
At least our senators don’t act like this—yet:
The offices of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) in Khan Yunis were raided earlier this week. According to Hassan Abu Kaware’, UAWC coordinator in Khan Yunis, he headed to UAWC offices on Monday morning, 14 December 2009. He found that the computer at his desk was missing. He explained that he did not find any traces of destruction on walls or windows, and none of the files or the other possessions in the offices were stolen. Abu Kaware’ reported the incident to the police who did not travel to the scene to conduct an investigation. The police only took his testimony in the police station.
It should be noted that this is the third attack of its kind in the Gaza Strip this week. The offices of Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) and the Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF) were stormed and attacked by unknown persons over the course of last weekend.
Sounds like the work of home grown, right wing terrorists to me. Probably GIs returning from Iraq.
This, on the other hand, has the fingerprints of Mahmoud Abbas all over it—and may explain Zahar’s intemperate rant above:
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns Palestinian security services arrest and illegal detention of Hamas supporters in the West Bank. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian National Authority and security services in Ramallah to stop arbitrary arrests and to release all political detainees.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, Palestinian security forces have waged a campaign of arrests in the past two days, during which they have arrested dozens of members and supporters of the movement. This campaign coincides with the 22nd anniversary of the establishment of the Hamas movement. … At least 116 individuals have been arrested.
The Palestinians yammer on and on about the symbolic importance of Jerusalem as the capital of their future (and always will be) state.
I think Gettysburg is a better fit.
PS: The title of this post refers to the name chosen by Rod Smart, a player in the short-lived XFL football league. It appeared on the back of his jersey.
We should send one each to Zahar and Abbas.