Monday, November 6, 2006

Another example of Palestine pride

It takes a special kind of amoral ruthlessness to desecrate one of your own holy places and use it as a hideout and to shoot at your opponents. If such a thing were done by Christians, there would be world wide condemnation. But not when it is done by Arabs. In that case it is just an all too common occurrence and is treated as a non-event. It does not even garner much attention when those same gunmen use willing women as human shields to try and make their escape. In this case, two of the gunmen were killed as were two of the female shields. If this gets any significant air time, it will be to condemn the Israelis for “gunning down innocent women at a mosque” with little or no mention of what was really going on there.

As is typical, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas "saluted the women of Palestine ... who led the protest to break the siege of Beit Hanoun." Haniyeh urged U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to witness firsthand "the massacres of the Palestinian people," and appealed to the Arab world to "stop the ongoing bloodshed."

What sparked this clash, you might ask? The article states the mosque standoff came on the third day of Israel's fiercest bid in months to halt Palestinian rocket fire on Israeli border communities. This can’t be! There is a cease fire so there is absolutely no way that any Palatines or Hamas would be firing rockets into Israel. There must be some mistake.

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