Not if they are PALESTINIAN CATS!!!!
"Tuesday, January 20, 2009
"They even killed the cats!"
Some 50,000 Palestinians have been left homeless by the Israeli war on the people of Gaza, with 400,000 now lacking access to running water. Rebuilding what the Israeli military destroyed will cost billions of dollars.
Ashraf Khalil of the LAT reports that the Israelis destroyed 21,000 buildings. Khalil writes from the scene:
' In the village of Fukhari, outside Khan Yunis, it seemed as if a powerful earthquake had struck, flattening a collection of 15 homes belonging to a single extended family, a swath of destruction the size of a city block. Israeli tanks and bulldozers rolled through this agricultural patch last week, destroying every building in sight. . . "They even killed the chickens and the turkeys!" shouted Faour Atteya, a 50-year-old high school teacher. "They killed the cats!"'****************
The Israelis' brutal murder of hundreds of innocent Gazans, and wounding of thousands of women and children, in the war they just concluded will rebound on them in some horrible way. The campaign likely has already probably ensured the reelection in Iran of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who had faced a tough campaign this June. Likewise, the war much weakened the Palestinian Authority and the Fatah party of PA president Mahmoud Abbas, because the Palestinian public perceived it to be implicated in the attack on Gaza. The US and Israel won't talk to Hamas, and if Fatah has been discredited with the Palestinians, then the Iraelis really have no one to talk too. That may suit them now, but time is not on Israel's side....
For more on the political intrigue of Palestine, read this:
"The Gaza Coup Continues
Barely a day after the Terrorist State began a “unilateral” cessation of its latest convenient genocide in Gaza, acting Palestinian president, Fatah’s Mahmoud Abbas, suddenly — unilaterally — called for ”unity” with rival party Hamas. So, after years of colluding with the Terrorist State against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, effectively preventing Palestinian self-determination, and refusing to be part of a government that houses Hamas, the man known as Khanzir Abu Mazen is now claiming readiness and willingness to reconcile. This, coming hot on the heels of his second major collusion in the Israeli-U.S. attempt to overthrow the democratically elected majority party of the Palestinian Parliament.
And why not? It’s a win-win for the Führer of Fatah. If Hamas officials agree, he wins influence and power in Gaza, and gets laughingly but convincingly cast by the Israeli-centric media and so-called international community as some kind of hero; if Hamas officials refuse, they’ll easily be labeled as the rejectionists. Either way, Hamas and their supporters will still be targeted by Israeli and Fatah terrorism, and the Israeli-centric media will continue designating Hamas as the “violent, extremist, Islamic, militant, Israeli-destruction-seeking, extremist, Islamic militant group.”
Fact is, this sudden call for unity by the “moderate” (i.e., Israel-serving) Palestinian leadership serves the Clean Break mafia’s strategy for “securing the realm” — itself a part of the broader, historic, Zionist goal of wiping out any Palestinian resistance to Israeli domination and colonial expansion in the Levant. The 2005–7 economic sanctions and genocides, and June ‘07 military coup, didn’t quite work; so the economic and military aggression was kicked up a few notches, deepening the humanitarian crises in Gaza, thus making it nearly impossible for Hamas to adequately provide social services. And when that didn’t break the Palestinian people or greatly decrease Hamas’ popularity, on came the latest convenient genocidal war of aggression, wherein the Terrorist State turned Gaza infrastructure to rubble and Gaza society back several hundred years. And gee, who could possibly be in a position to rebuild Gaza now? Who has access to hundreds of millions in U.S. taxpayer dollars, and hundreds of millions more in Gaza tax revenue stolen by Israel, to foot the bill? Not Hamas.
If the word unity ever meant anything in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories these past few years, it is that most Palestinians are unified in their disgust and rejection of the acting Palestinian president and his betrayals on behalf of the Zionist mass-murderers.
Also see: IDF NOT leaving Gaza, Ready to continue
Teens at US Jewish H.S. support Palestinians
'Abbas spies passed intelligence to Israelis'
And even more:
"You may have noticed that my Associate, Khalid Amayreh, has not posted on this Blog (Desert Peace) for the last few days. The following report will tell you why.
In collaboration with the occupational forces operating in the Palestinian territories, he has been arrested. His crime? Speaking out against injustice and corruption.
The following was just sent to me by one of my readers in Palestine….. I will report updates on this situation as they become available.
I am very disturbed by this news. We need an open, unequivocal condemnation of this Zio-imperial vomit called the Palestinian Authority (PA). I cannot express enough the rage I feel. This truly courageous Palestinian journalist/ patriotic voice is being abused and tortured in an attempt to silence him no doubt by the US-paid, US-armed, US-Arab stooge-trained Palestinian Security Apparatus/goons/ ‘Contras’ , under President Falafel/Abbas his Mafia crew and the unelected Fayyad-led Junta of collaborators, thieves and scum that have established a brutal police state with all that this means, without even the need of a state, not even a Falafel State/Bantustan/ ethnic people’s reserve or “warehouse for excess Arabs”. The PA is a Palestinian Judenrat in the service of Empire and the Zionist occupation of Palestine. It is composed of quisling, stooge Palestinians, implementing anti-Palestinian policy on behalf of the Zio-Nazi occupation and this occupation’s Master and regional partners. Palestinians are made to disappear wholesale but in practice, it is done, one at a time. This is a Palestinian that Palestine cannot afford to lose. Please advise as to what can be done to secure the release of this noble voice.--SOURCE--"
Update: Khalid Amayreh Released