Monday, January 21, 2008

Arabs Misdirect Protest

Hundreds of Arabs upset about the way Hamas cut off power to areas of the Gaza Strip gathered in Israel's capital in a show of solidarity with their brethren in Gaza. Unfortunately, instead of directing their anger at those responsible, they protested against Israel.

According to a story in Yediot Aharonot:

The protesters lit candles, held up PLO flags and chanted slogans against the closure. Some shouted, "With our spirit and our blood we shall redeem you, Gaza," and "Allahu Akbar," and called on the Strip's residents to stay strong and fight for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

One Palestinian woman who attended the march told Ynet that the Palestinians should unite against "the cruel siege on the Gaza Strip" and fight the occupation together.

Another young protester said, "I'm a Fatah member, but there's no difference between Fatah and Hamas on this issue. The sick and the old who are suffering from the blackouts don't care about the political conflict, they just want to live."

Most of the businesses and shops in east Jerusalem remained closed Monday, as a show of solidarity with Gaza's residents.

Unfortunately, the Arabs in Gaza elected a terrorist group which isn't interested in their living but is interested in Jews dying. They are also perfectly willing to send the Arabs in Gaza into darkness just to make propaganda points and make sure they have fuel for their terrorist infrastructure, which takes precedence over the lives of the Arabs in Gaza.

As far as the businesses and shops in "east" Jerusalem, perhaps they were just showing solidarity with Americans commemorating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., a great man who both opposed violence (the staple of the Palestinian Arabs) and recognized that anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism.

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