Sunday, December 17, 2006

PA Chairman calls for an election – 18 wounded in the aftermath

Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas calls for an election and what happens - thousands take the streets for another round of high noon at the OK corral reports Ynet News:
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' declaration that he plans to move up the general elections in the Palestinian Authority caused thousands of Hamas and Fatah gunmen to take to the streets of Gaza in huge shows of force, which turned into exchanges of fire.

At least 18 people were injured in Rafah, two in Khan Younis, and one in Gaza. In addition, Hamas members reportedly kidnapped a police officer in Gaza. Thousands took part in demonstrations across the Strip.

The Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine were trying to mediate between Hamas and Fatah in a bid to end the exchanges of fire.

The idea of Islamic Jihad & the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian playing mediator or peace maker just cracks me up. What do they say? Play nice or we’ll implode! Kiss and make up or we will kassam you! Make nice or the Jews get it?

3 comments:

Michael said...

"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' declaration that he plans to move up the general elections in the Palestinian Authority caused thousands of Hamas and Fatah gunmen to take to the streets of Gaza in huge shows of force, which turned into exchanges of fire."

Hey, what do you know? Democracy in action!

"The idea of Islamic Jihad & the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian playing mediator or peace maker just cracks me up. What do they say? Play nice or we’ll implode! Kiss and make up or we will kassam you! Make nice or the Jews get it?"

Kate, thanks for the laugh. That was morbid, but good.

Michael said...

"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' declaration that he plans to move up the general elections in the Palestinian Authority caused thousands of Hamas and Fatah gunmen to take to the streets of Gaza in huge shows of force, which turned into exchanges of fire."

Hey, what do you know? Democracy in action!

"The idea of Islamic Jihad & the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian playing mediator or peace maker just cracks me up. What do they say? Play nice or we’ll implode! Kiss and make up or we will kassam you! Make nice or the Jews get it?"

Kate, thanks for the laugh. That was morbid, but good.

Kateland, aka TZH said...

Your welcome, my son tells me I got the last line wrong. It should read "Make nice or the Jew doesn't get it!"