Saturday, January 26, 2008

Darkness at the Break of Noon

It seems like the Palestinians are having lighting problems during the day since the Israelis stopped delivering fuel to them. Solomonia has the story and pictures. Quoting from Khaled Abu Toameh:

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.
If they went around blindfolded they would be no worse off, they could save a lot on curtains, and it would give a truer picture of the situation.

H/T Instapundit


Hoots said...

They make up a lot of stuff in Gaza. Look how much trouble they took staging these pictures. Scroll down to January 20 and check out the body parts being collected in trucks. Sly, those Palestinians.

M. Simon said...

Rockets go one way. Bombs come back.

The bombers have better aim.

Most unfortunate

Jordan worked a similar bit with the Fedayeen. Sharon took care of that with some raids of his own.

Evidently the Jordanians are smarter than the Palestinians.

Besides if you look at it the right way, the Israelis, at great expense, are helping the Palestinians to fulfill their religious obligations to Islam.

Palestinian mothers celebrate the death of their children. If the Israelis were really smart they would declare a supreme happiness day and make all the Mothers of Gaza supremely happy.

The trouble is that the Israelis are culturally insensitive.

M. Simon said...

From the link:

With the newly-opened border, Israeli officials have said that as long as Gazans are getting supplies through Egypt there is no need for Israel to send shipments. This step is seen by people around the world as Israel's sneaky way of relinquishing responsibility for 1.5 million Gazans, in a region which until 2005 Israel occupied, but which even now many contend Israel continues to militarily occupy.

It appears the poor little darlings prefer to be oppressed by Israel.

And how about that unoccupied occupation? Them Jews are real double crossers.

Funny thing is that before the Start of Stupidfada II the Pali and Israeli economies were integrating.

What would be the quickest way to cause that to end? Shooting rockets? Squad sized attacks? I got it - suicide bombers. Check points will slow commerce. Fear of Palestinians will end it. A wall would be really great.

Lots of Palestinians profit from this low grade war. Why would they want it to end? It is one of their main businesses.