Saturday, September 02, 2006

Hamas Needs Cash

Hamas is having trouble paying its bills.

Unpaid teachers launched the school year on Saturday with a strike that shut down most schools across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and sorely tested the embattled Hamas government's ability to survive.

Hundreds of Hamas militiamen deployed around schools in Gaza, Hamas' stronghold, unsuccessfully trying to persuade teachers and students who showed up to remain.
That is one heck of an anti-truancy program.

Of course when you consider what they teach the kids who go to these schools, closing the schools may be a net improvement for the Palestinians.
In the West Bank, activists from the rival Fatah party stood in front of schools, urging teachers to comply with the strike call, at times shooting in the air.

Teachers embarked upon the open-ended walkout because the Hamas government - impoverished by international sanctions meant to pressure it to drop their violent campaign against Israel - hasn't paid them or 130,000 other government employees since taking office in March.
We shall see if hunger beats politics. It usually does.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

FROM CAROL HERMAN

Meanwhile, over in lebanon, they're saying they're not responsible for hezbollah. So Israel didn't fight fair. And, they're gonna go to the world court and ask for compensation.

IF you didn't know this, the creep Aharon Barak (the supremely stupid head of Israel's judicial system for longer than anyone can count), is a BIG FAN of the world's court. And, he's as queer as can be. Schtupping, unfortunately, for America, our supreme-O idiot, Kennedy's arse. When he's not playing with souter's pee-pee.

At least the "you can stick a fork in it" O'Connor is gone. And, God, thank GOD, took Rehnquist.

Anyway, that's up to the date knews.

While ham-ass always needs cash; the people to watch are the ones that pass this hat, around, since they double-and-triple dip into it.

Besides, ya gotta laugh. Israel gave away perfectly great beach front property to the gazoo. While up in labanon? I think they're gonna need another thrashing. So, it will be delayed?

Watch the "investment capital." It works the same way in iraq. As long as islam is in charge; this doesn't flow as much as it gets stopped up in the sewers.

linearthinker said...

Tough to follow a 'Carol's comment'.

Kids sandwiched between Ham-ass and Fatah...what's new?

Lends more and more meaning to her gaZOO characterizaton.

Meanwhile, kids in Sandusky, Ohio going out the highschool windows, doors locked and guarded during school day, guards fired, parents who are also teachers encouraging kids to cut class, teachers' union upset. Reminds me of Oaxaca.