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Lie Down With Arab Dogs, Get Up With Palestinian Fleas

Or the other way around, I don’t care.

But if you think that’s an offensive thing to say, I’m not the one saying it:

If it indeed turns out that Hamas was behind the kidnappings of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah (19), Naftali Frenkel (16), and Gilad Sha’ar, Fatah will regard its unity agreement with Hamas as null and void, a top Palestinian Authority official said Monday. Fatah will consider the kidnappings as “a stab in the back” of the deal, and will no longer consider itself obligated to honor the agreement.

According to the official, Hamas had promised not to carry out terror attacks in Judea and Samaria, as part of the agreement. With the kidnappings, Hamas has clearly violated that promise. The official added that after the incident is over, Fatah will act against “Hamas assets.”

So, Fatah condemns the kidnappings, huh? Then how do they explain this?

Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement continues to glorify and celebrate the kidnapping of three Israeli youths last week, with postings on its official Facebook page.

And this?

In an odious distortion of the World Cup 2014 logo, the official Palestinian Authority daily printed today a cartoon celebrating the kidnapping of three Israeli youths last Thursday night, June 12, 2014.

And this?

PA supports “kidnap-for-hostage” strategy

Abbas in 2011:
“Hamas kidnapped a soldier (Gilad Shalit) and managed to keep him for five years – that’s a good thing.” [Official PA TV, Oct. 24, 2011]

Rajoub representing Abbas in 2011:
“We salute those who dug the tunnel [to kidnap Gilad Shalit]; we salute those
who captured the captive (Gilad Shalit), and salute those who guarded the captive until this deal was completed.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 30, 2011]

Rajoub in 2014:
“If Hamas wants to kidnap soldiers…we encourage them. When they kidnapped Shalit we congratulated them.”
[Official PA TV, Jan. 2, 2014]

Israel told the Arabs and they told us that if Hamass was part of any Arab “unity” government, all bets were off. Tish-tosh, said John Kerry. Piffle. Hamass isn’t that much worse than the bog-standard Arab terrorism movement.

I’ll be damned if he didn’t get that one right.

PS: Fatah’s words may ring hollow, but at least they ring. The EU has been at a loss for words:

Five days after three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped, the European Union officially on Tuesday released a statement condemning the event and calling for the teens’ speedy return. The statement followed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s implicit criticism of the union for rushing to condemn what it considers Israeli violations while delaying its denunciations of Palestinian terrorism.

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#bringbackourrats

Israel’s partners in peace:

The official Facebook page Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party has posted a cartoon comparing the three kidnapped Israeli students to rats.

The post on the “Palestinian National Liberation Movement “Fatah” / Central Page” shows three rats with Stars of David dangling from a fishing rod; its implications are unmistakable.

Lest there be any “mistake”, the Arab occupiers of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza remove all doubt:

In an odious distortion of the World Cup 2014 logo, the official Palestinian Authority daily printed today a cartoon celebrating the kidnapping of three Israeli youths last Thursday night, June 12, 2014. Instead of the famous logo of the World Cup 2014, in which three victorious hands hold the globe, together creating the prestigious trophy, the PA cartoon shows a “trophy” of three hands holding three people with their hands up in surrender. Instead of the text “Brasil” below the “trophy,” the word “Khalil” is written – Arabic for Hebron, a city near where the Israeli youths were kidnapped.

Still in doubt?

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Similarly, Fatah is celebrating the kidnapping as a victory. On its official Facebook page, the movement posted a cartoon of a victory sign with three fingers held up instead of two, symbolizing the three kidnapped youths. Accompanying the picture was a smiley with the text, “For your interpretation :)”.

All I can say is it’s a good thing I don’t have access to the nuclear launch codes.

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Joined at the Hip

Reluctantly, Bloodthirstan has no choice but to fall in line behind the international community and recognize the fraudulent unity of the illegitimate government of the fictional people known as the Palestinians. Glad you boys buried the hatchet.

Wait, what?

Palestinian forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas have clashed with Hamas supporters late on on Monday despite a unity deal between the two rivals, witnesses said.

The confrontation was the latest sign reconciliation efforts are in trouble. [Ya think?]

The Islamic militant Hamas seized the Gaza Strip in 2007, leaving Abbas only with parts of the West Bank. Last week’s formation of a technocrat unity government was meant to end the split.

But tensions escalated and Hamas forced Gaza banks to stay closed for the past week amid a dispute with Abbas over salaries for its loyalists.

Webster’s defines a technocrat as “a scientist or technical expert who has a lot of power in politics or industry”. What scientific or technical expertise do these vermin have? Hamass exists only to annihilate Israel (terrorists in suits), and Abbas wrote a dissertation denying the Holocaust. They must really hate each other if they can’t come together over a loathing of Jews.

John Kerry has no problem sitting down with these creepy crawlies, but it doesn’t look like the rest of us will have to. Whew!

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Fatah and Hamass United

I guess we have John Kerry to thank.

Hamass:

Hamas’ military wing, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, has produced a Hebrew language video mocking Israelis, sung to the tune of Israel’s national anthem “Hatikva” (“The Hope”). It was posted on its website and on Hamas’ TV’s YouTube channel, to coincide with Israel’s 66th Independence Day earlier this week. The animated video named “The End of Hope” shows Hamas soldiers conquering Israel and expelling Jews to Germany and Russia.

This latest propaganda video asserts that “the Zionists’ army is made of wax and “is melting.” A child is seen throwing a stone that causes Israel’s Parliament Knesset to crumble. The song promises that all Jews will be forced to leave Israel while”the fool who insists [on remaining] – his fate is sealed – [he'll end up] under the ground,” sung to pictures of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze’evi who was murdered by PFLP terrorists in 2001, and Israel’s current Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon with a target around his face. Israelis are then forced by Hamas soldiers to board ships to their “country of origin,” as signs point to “deportation to Russia” and “deportation to Germany,” while in the background are the bodies of Israeli soldiers. The video ends with Jews fleeing the Western Wall and Hamas soldiers standing victorious over the Dome of the Rock Mosque, which is flying Palestinian flags. The song announces that Jerusalem’s name will be the Arabic “Beit Al-Maqdis” and not “Jerusalem.” The final picture shows a burning Israeli flag with words “Israel will surely disappear.”

Fatah:

On one of its official Facebook pages the Fatah movement, which is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, yesterday posted a warning to Israelis. A sign showed an assault rifle and a map of “Palestine” that included both PA areas and all of Israel. In Arabic, Hebrew, and English it said: “Warning. This is a land of a Palestinian state and the occupation to leave immediately” (English original).

Internationally, Abbas continuously affirms the Palestinians’ desire for a two-state solution and a Palestinian state on the 1967-borders. However, that statement is not reflected in this poster, nor in many other statements and messages to the Palestinian people.

Another Fatah official, Abbas Zaki, clearly explained the goal of bringing Israel to an end when he said:

“Israel will come to an end. If I say that I want to remove it from existence, this will be great, great, [but] it is hard. This is not a [stated] policy. You can’t say it to the world. You can say it to yourself.” [Al-Jazeera, Sept. 23, 2011]

He recently also stated about Israelis that “I believe that Allah will gather them so we can kill them. I am informing the murderer of his death.” [Official PA TV, March 12, 2014]

Oh, I think you can say it, Zak. It’s not like it’s a big secret or anything. You’d have to be mentally deficient not to know.

Speaking of whom, Obama and Kerry blame Israel and say it’s all about the settlements.

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Israel’s Partners in Peace

As Aggie has already announced, the Grand Duchy of Bloodthirstan extends its congratulations to the terrorist organizations Fatah and Hamas on their merger (new name: Fa shat a ham).

it’s all very clarifying:

A video broadcast on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV yesterday shows actors playing Israeli soldiers entering the Gaza Strip, as a text on screen warns, “You will end up in Hell.” One by one the actor-soldiers are shot in the head, after which a Hamas sniper collects all the dog tags of the killed soldiers. A text appears on the screen: “Our harvest is your heads.”

The following is the text in the official PA daily from April 16, 2014:

He [Haniyeh] added: ‘The kidnapping of Israeli soldiers is part of the agenda of the Palestinian resistance and of the Hamas movement, and will continue as long as there are Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli prisons.’

What’s the sound of peace talks going up in smoke, Secretary Kerry? Poof?

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Daily Humiliation of the Palestinian People™ Daily Update

These updates are like orange juice: breakfast without them is like a day without sunshine.

Fatah activists say troops from the rival Palestinian movement Hamas broke up a Fatah gathering in the Gaza Strip, beating participants.

It was the most violent clash in months between Fatah and the Islamic militant Hamas, which seized Gaza from Fatah’s leader, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in 2007.

The incident signaled continued hostility between Hamas and Fatah despite reconciliation attempts. It also suggested Hamas is on edge as it struggles to survive an Egyptian border closure.

“A group of Fatah supporters organized an activity in Khan Younis without contacting police for approval, and that is a breach of the law and obvious attempt to bring security chaos back,” said Hamas official al-Bozoum.

Al-Bozoum further highlighted that Fatah supporters had “attacked police officers who arrived to enforce the law,” Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported,

Fatah spokesman Hassan Ahmed says Hamas security beat and briefly detained participants “for no reason” during the ceremony, which was held to commemorate “martyrs who fell during the Intifada.”

To be fair to Hamass, it’s hard to tell with these people between solemn ceremonies and deranged riots. BTW, I think Al Bozoum would make a great porn name.

The groups have made multiple failed attempts at reconciliation for years, Ma’an reported, most recently in 2012, when they signed two yet-unimplemented agreements in Cairo and Doha.

I started a drinking game based on taking a shot every time Fatah and Hamass held “unity” talks. I’ve lost my family, my job, my house, and currently live in a van down by the river.

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Knuckleheads

Israeli students went to hear what Mahmoud Abbas (nom de guerre, Abu Mazen) had to say:

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Eight buses packed with Israeli students and activists traveled the winding roads of the West Bank, wet with rain, to the presidential compound in Ramallah on Sunday.

The excitement of the youngsters — who disembarked at the Beit El checkpoint for packaged sandwiches before entering Ramallah with a local police escort — was palpable. The driver of this reporter’s bus, reserved entirely for the media, chose hit song “Salam” by Israeli singer Mosh Ben Ari as the wishful soundtrack for the short trip from Jerusalem.

Ophir Rosensaft, an education student at the Beit Berl college near Kfar Saba, came to Ramallah as an activist with Peace Now. Upset with the fact that his mobile phone was taken by the PA security guards at the metal detectors, he promptly borrowed mine for the purpose of selfies to be shared with his friends back home.

“I’m pretty excited,” he admitted. “I came to hear Abu Mazen’s unmediated opinions, not as they’re presented through Israeli media.”

Oh here, let us help:

Abbas to Israeli university students:

“Everything we are doing these days is for the young generation in Israel and Palestine, it’s for their future. The younger generation of Palestinians is similar to the Israeli one in that it wants peace.”

[Ynet, Feb. 16, 2014]

Abbas to Palestinians about killing Israeli students:

Abbas praises murderer of 2 Israeli university students:
“Heroic prisoner”
[Official PA TV, Dec. 31, 2013]

PA praises murderer of 4 religious studies students:
“[He] wrote the most wonderful and sublime words of sacrifice with his blood”
[Official PA TV News reporter, Official PA TV, Feb. 10, 2014]

Fatah praises murderer of 3 high school students:
“[He] saturated the soil… with his blood in his heroic operation”
[Fatah praise of killer on casket, Official PA TV, Feb. 11, 2014]

Clear now, muffin? Dumbass.

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Yeah, Sure, Okay, Whatever

Let us know how it turns out:

A senior Fatah delegation arrived in the Gaza Strip over the weekend amid renewed talk of possible reconciliation with Hamas.

The delegation consisted of Fatah Central Committee members Nabil Sha’ath, Jamal Muhaissen, Mohamed al Madani and Sakher Bsaisso.

Hey, I hope they do reconcile. I’m just skeptical, that’s all. Can’t say we haven’t been here before.

I hope they reconcile because the only difference between the pious Jew-haters of Hamass and the corrupt Jew-haters of Fatah is in the venality.

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Hamass is proud and defiant of its Jew hatred, Fatah slightly more camouflaged. I’d like to see John Kerry try to force Israeli concessions to an unholy alliance of Hamass and Fatah. Of course, I wouldn’t, but even he might not have the ego and arrogance to try.

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Islamists Promise “Intifada”!

Terror war

Hey, BTL! Wanna go on a cruise this summer? We could ask all of our Unitarian friends to band together with us and rent a boat, fill it with stale crackers and expired ibuprofen, and head off to Egypt to help the Islamists!! Why not? We could report to our loyal readers from the ship! I’m so glad there isn’t an extra charge for lots of these: !!!!!!

Pro- and anti-Morsi factions staged competing rallies in Cairo, with those who supported last week’s military intervention attacking US President Barack Obama for his alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mr Morsi’s supporters marched on the defence ministry and the Republican Guard headquarters promising to free the former president from detention. But they failed to bring enough people on the streets to pose a threat either to the army or to the dominant anti-Morsi cause in the capital.

“We will continue our peaceful demonstrations,” Ahmed Aref, the senior Brotherhood spokesman, told The Daily Telegraph. “We are the owners of a just cause. Legitimate rights do not disappear with time. We are facing an enforced disappearance of the legitimate president.”
But there were more dramatic calls for resistance from militant groups.

Salafi Jihad issued a call to “intifada”, a “clarion call for Islamic revolution”.

“Anyone who knows an advocate or a sheikh or a revolutionary should call him to urge him to mobilise,” a statement said.
There has already been an upsurge in militant violence since the generals ousted Mr Morsi, particularly in Sinai, long a hotbed of jihadist activity.
Intelligence reports have warned of a build-up of weapons, some stolen from Gaddafi arms stores in Libya, some headed for Gaza but held up by the block on smugglers’ tunnels.

Allow me to point out the stupidity of this American administration, and the previous one. A build-up of weapons, some stolen from Gaddafi arms stores in Libya? Wasn’t it Barack Obama who went into Libya like the dolt that he is, freeing those arms to be used to murder Egyptian civilians? And how ’bout that W? Didn’t he insist that Gaza should hold “elections”? Elections is in quotes, because they got just one election. Predictably Hamas won. And immediately began throwing Fatah members off the rooftops, killing the kids in front of the parents, etc. Isn’t it time for our State Department to cozy up to reality?

- Aggie

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Love Among the Ruinous Arabs

Do you, like me, wonder how the Arabs who call themselves Palestinian are doing?

No? Me neither, to be honest.

But duty calls. Let’s check in:

Fatah, Hamas officials trade accusations in heated debate

The rival Hamas and Fatah officials disagreed on the success of reconciliation efforts, with al-Ahmad claiming that reconciliation had come “very close” and Dweik stating that “no tangible breakthrough” had been made.

Both officials tried to undermine the achievements of their rival faction, with Dweik claiming Fatah had begun as as armed resistance faction but was now coordinating on security with Israel.

The Hamas official lauded the resistance achievements of the Islamist group, noting the group’s ability to launch rockets at Tel Aviv in fighting last November.

At that point Hamas officials withdrew from the meeting.

In the aftermath, Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf said that “Dweik has offended the Palestinian people, their history, their martyrs and their security services while trying to justify the coup and the killings in the Gaza Strip.”

Hamas-affiliated lawmaker Marwan Abu Ras called for Fatah to replace al-Ahmad as their PLC speaker, claiming that the official was trying to deepen the state of disagreement between factions and maintain internal rivalries.

“His positions are harmful for Palestinian society and rather in line with the Zionist and American plots against resistance and against freedoms in the West Bank,” he added.

For those of you new to the conflict, Hamass are the pious Jew-haters and Fatah are the venal Jew-haters. You’d think they’d focus on what unites them—their blood lust for Jewish lives—but life is funny that way.

Anyway, enough hate—how about love?

This week, the story of a 16-year-old from Nazareth shocked the country. The teenage girl was attacked by a 51-year-old neighbor who poured acid on her face. The assailant, himself a married father of five, had allegedly demanded to take her as a second wife.

The girl is still hospitalized in serious condition and it remains unclear whether she will regain use of her vision.

However, Saturday saw her family preparing for her engagement party to another man. The story pushed back into the spotlight the issue of teen marriage and the plight of young girls forced to marry so young.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, some 3000 Arab girls under the age of 18 get married every year. More than one third (37%) marry by the age of 19.

One thousand of those marry under the age of 17 and 82% of all under-17 marriages in Israel happen in the Arab sector. These numbers have fluctuated only slightly over the last couple of years.

These would be Arab Israelis, but then my point all along is that there is no such thing as a Palestinian identity. Palestinian meant Jewish until the Jews moved in, at which time the Arabs of the region invented (or subverted) the term as an ethnic identity.

But Arab is Arab—as the Arabs themselves tell us.

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Close, But No Cigar

Boy, didn’t see this coming!

Representatives of various Palestinian factions who met in Cairo over the weekend in a renewed bid to end the dispute between Hamas and Fatah concluded their discussions without reaching agreement on the formation of a Palestinian unity government and holding new elections, Palestinian officials said Saturday.

Musa Abu Marzouk, a senior Hamas official, held Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas responsible for the failure of the Egyptian-sponsored “reconciliation talks.

Abu Marzouk said that Abbas tried once again to raise issues which the two sides had already been agreed upon.

“If Abbas wants the reconciliation to proceed, he should refrain from raising issues that we had already reached agreement about,” the Hamas official said. “Instead, Abbas should be implementing what has already been agreed upon between Hamas and Fatah.”

Hanna Amireh, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said that differences erupted between Hamas and Fatah as soon as they started talking about the details regarding the formation of a unity government and holding new presidential and legislative elections. He said the two sides also failed to reach agreement on holding new elections for the PLO’s parliament-in-exile, the Palestine National Council.

According to Amireh, the Fatah and Hamas representatives were unable to agree on the dates for forming a new government and holding elections.

Rabah Muhanna, a representative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who attended the Cairo discussions, said that the gap between Hamas and Fatah remains as wide as ever.

An honest question: how can Israel have a partner in peace among the Palestinian Arabs when they don’t have a partner with each other?

Seriously.

It’s also a rhetorical question, since I know Israel has no such partner in peace, only mass murderers who haven’t murdered en masse. Yet. Much.

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Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

Remember ol’ what’s his name?

Following are excerpts from footage of a Fatah rally held in Gaza, which aired on PA TV on December 31, 2012.

Speaker: We shall never forget, accept, or ignore… Fatah has taught me courage and bravery, and how one should never keep silent about the truth.

We shall never forget the martyr of the Arab and Islamic nations, the martyred, venerable leader, Saddam Hussein Al-Majid.

Crowd applauds

Remember, boys and girls, Palestinian Arabs are not our friends.

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