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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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Dishonor Among Skeeves

We may have just begun our winter, but in Araby, spring spreads uninhibited.

Now it’s Ham’ass’ turn:

Hamas is preparing to duplicate its 2007 civil war in Gaza and has instructed terror cells in Judea and Samaria to get ready for a military coup to oust Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, according to a London Sunday Times based on Israeli intelligence sources.

The orders reportedly came from Hamas’ supreme leader Khaled Mashaal, who recently visited Gaza to celebrate what the terrorist organization claimed was a victory over Israel in last month’s missile war.

Citing unnamed officials in the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the London newspaper said that Iran is behind the plan for a coup. According to the Sunday Times, Iran wants to have an allied militia in Judea and Samaria, parallel to Hamas in Gaza and Hizbullah in Lebanon.

Tawfik Tirawi, a former PA intelligence director and now a senior member of Abbas’ Fatah party, told the newspaper, “Hamas wants intifada and will take over the West Bank.

“We’re on the verge of catastrophe,” he said.

Another nakba (catastrophe)? They’re still trying to recover from the first one!

Maybe Abbas can get a seat on the chopper warming up on the pad in Damascus to liberate Assad. But don’t try anything an Mrs. Assad, you randy old goat! She’s way out of your league.

As evil as Ham’ass is, I wouldn’t miss Abbas. He’s just another Arafat in a suit.

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Trick or Treat!

Would you like a Snickers, a Kit-Kat, or a grenade?

The Facebook page for Fatah in Lebanon has posted this picture of a mother dressing her young son with a suicide belt. Palestinian Media Watch has documented the ongoing glorification of violence and Martyrdom by the PA. This picture was posted on the Fatah Facebook page together with an imaginary conversation between the son who is being sent to his death and the mother encouraging it. “Why me and not you?” the child innocently asks his mother, who answers that she will continue to have more children “for the sake of Palestine”:

“My mother dressed me in a strange belt (i.e., a suicide belt).
I asked her: ‘What is this, mother?’
She said: ‘I will put it on you and you will go to your death!’
I said to her: ‘Mother, what have I done that you want me to die?’
She shed a tear that hurt my heart and said: ‘The homeland needs you, son. Go and blow up the sons of Zion.’
I said to her: ‘Why me and not you?’
She said: ‘I will stay in order to give birth to more children for the sake of Palestine.’
I kissed her hand and said to her: ‘Keep it up, mother, for you and for Palestine I will kill the impure and the damned.’”

[Fatah-Lebanon's Facebook page,
posted Sept. 3, 2012, accessed Oct. 28, 2012]

The Facebook page states that it is “the official page of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon,” and is linked to from the official website of the Fatah Information and Culture Commission.

Fatah is Abbas’ gang. Fatah is the laughably named Palestinian Authority. Fatah is the Arab entity with whom Israel is supposed to negotiate. And Fatah glorifies the suicide of children for the cause of the murder of Jews. Officially so.

Jimmy Carter’s silence is deafening.

PS: Such behavior pays dividends!

Following are excerpts from a TV show featuring child preacher Ibrahim Adham, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on October 19, 2012.

Ibrahim Adham: Oh Islamic nation, oh all Muslims, by virtue of “there is no god but Allah” in the hearts of all monotheists, martyrdom on the path of Allah is a religious duty incumbent on you, oh believers. It is your path for salvation in the eyes of the Lord. Pray: “Oh Allah, destroy Israel.”

TV host: Amen

Ibrahim Adham: May Jerusalem live on until the Day of Judgment. Oh Allah, destroy Israel.

Host: You are such a beautiful boy, by Allah!

Talk is cheap, junior. Strap it on, or shut it up.

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Arabs Liberated, Arabs Hardest Hit

How can I put this most sensitively?

Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

Following Gaza Strip Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s departure from Cairo, a high-ranking Palestinian Authority official expressed grave concerns Friday concerning Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and what that meant for Egypt’s relations with Palestine.

Azzam al-Ahmed, a member of the Fatah party’s central committee, stated that the Palestinian Authority rejects the Egyptian government’s meetings this week with the Hamas delegation from the Gaza Strip.

“We have already warned everyone that in Palestine only one legitimate authority exists — one president, and one cabinet headed by Salam Fayyad,” Ahmed continued in an exclusive telephone interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm.

“It is … unacceptable to deal with [Hamas] as representative of Palestine or the Palestinian cabinet,” Ahmed added.

That’s pretty strong language from someone not in a position to do anything about it. Not only is his statement not consistent with the facts—there are either multiple authorities in, ahem, “Palestine” or there are none (though the two are not mutually exclusive), but there is not just one—it fairly screams impotence. If the girl wants to go to the dance with your arch rival, there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.

But what are they fighting about anyway? Don’t we live in an era of Arab unity? And don’t they agree on the basics of wiping Israel off the map? I’m pretty sure we are and they do.

So, turn those frowns upside down, my Arab friends, and remember what joins you is greater than what divides you. All you need is a little Hope and a dollop of Change.

Hahahahaha!!!!!

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Joke

Q: Why did the Hamass goon cross the Persian Gulf?

A: To stab his fellow Palestinians in the back! Hahahaha!

Oh, come on. Why aren’t you laughing?

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Saturday called on Ismail Haniyeh not to accept Iran’s invitation to the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week. Fayyad said Haniyeh’s attendance would be a stab in the back for Palestinian national unity.

Haniyeh, prime minister of Hamas in Gaza, was invited to the conference by Iran on Friday.

Fayyad condemned Iran’s invitation and called the Islamic republic “against Palestinian national unity,” Israel Radio reported. He said the PA is the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, including Hamas, and that Haniyeh’s attendance would be a ”stab in the back” for national reconciliation. It would delegitimize Palestinian unity efforts — just as Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s recent letter denouncing and calling for the ouster of PA President Mahmoud Abbas had tried to do, he added.

Nothing delegitimizes Palestinians more than Palestinians, I always say (or soon will). I also say that if you have two prime ministers, you really have none.

But why shouldn’t Haniyeh go? He won’t be the lowest form of life there:

Should he participate, Haniyeh would join UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of 118 other non-aligned states for the 16th triennial event from August 29-31.

Ban’s acceptance on Wednesday earned the criticism of the United States and Israel. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reiterated after Ban’s announcement the US’s “concerns that Iran is going to manipulate this opportunity and the attendees, to try to deflect attention from its own failings.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 12 urged Ban in a phone call not to attend – and, in a rare diplomatic breach, made the plea public.

“Even if it is not your intention, your visit will grant legitimacy to a regime that is the greatest threat to world peace and security,” Netanyahu told Ban in the phone call, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office.

The very concept of a non-aligned movement—and the UN’s acknowledgment of it—is a joke. They are very much aligned, against our interests.

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Healing Miracle in Gaza!

The sick shall be made well, and the lame shall walk again!

Statistics published on Monday by the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (COGAT) show that over the last two weeks there has been a decline in the number of requests to coordinate medical treatment for Gaza residents in Israel. The statistics show that last week, the requests stopped completely.

The reason for the decline is a confrontation between Hamas which controls Gaza and its rival Fatah, which controls the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria.

According to the data, in January 1,685 patients from Gaza entered Israel for medical treatment, in March the number dropped to 1,447, and in the first three weeks of July only 719 patients came through into Israel. Last Wednesday, no requests whatsoever were received.

Surprised at the decrease in the volume of requests to exit Gaza for medical treatment in Israel, COGAT commanders checked with their counterparts at the PA Ministry of Health in Ramallah, who complained that Hamas is preventing the transfer of patients to hospitals in Israel.

Oh. Well, I suppose that could explain it too.

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