Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

"So far, few are blaming Hamas for their plight, in spite of the fact that the Islamist group's refusal to recognise Israel, lay down its weapons and abide by existing agreements provoked the international boycott."

The West should revist the no money policy. Like, in 2016.

1 posted on 05/09/2006 9:26:12 AM PDT by Leisler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-39 last
To: Leisler
Palestinian Authority's environmental protection agency

Did anyone else chuckle when they saw this. Trying to picture the PA EPA and its functions, while its people strap on bomb belts...

39 posted on 05/09/2006 10:21:33 AM PDT by Go Gordon (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet its hard to pronounce)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler
Staff at the Palestinian Authority's environmental protection agency are grounded for lack of petrol money and are no longer able to monitor levels of industrial waste and sewage entering the water supply.

Oh my gosh. We have to rush them money right away!

40 posted on 05/09/2006 10:22:29 AM PDT by BJungNan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler
said Mr Zakout. "We haven't lost our social fabric. We're not that western yet".

No Mr. Z, we wouldn't let our bretheren suffer the way your people are about to suffer. We are not a third world shiitehole. We are a dignified people that pull together when adversity strikes. Where are your muslim buddies?

41 posted on 05/09/2006 10:23:49 AM PDT by Go Gordon (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet its hard to pronounce)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

All they have to do is renounce terrorism, accept Israel's right to exist, actually stop terrorism, embrace peace and they will have prosperity and a good life.


42 posted on 05/09/2006 10:24:04 AM PDT by BJungNan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler
Things are so bad they are forced to smuggle in "food and medicine".

An Israeli soldier stands by bags containing 550 kilograms (1212 pounds) of TNT explosives at a navy military port in the coastal Israeli city of Ashdod May 9, 2006. Israel thwarted an attempt by Palestinians to smuggle explosives to the Ashdod May 9, 2006. Israel thwarted an attempt by Palestinians to smuggle explosives to the Gaza Strip by sea from neighbouring Egypt last week, the military said.

47 posted on 05/09/2006 10:37:09 AM PDT by Sabramerican (I thought I was voting for George. I voted for Bandar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler
Things are so bad, due to the lack of food, that they can barely manage to Sieg much less Heil.


48 posted on 05/09/2006 10:40:20 AM PDT by Sabramerican (I thought I was voting for George. I voted for Bandar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler
Hamas insists that Palestinian steadfastness will prevail. "They have misunderstood the Arab mentality," says Khalil Abu Leila, a Hamas leader in Gaza. "As long as the pressure increases on Hamas, the more popular it will become. If it accepts conditions, its popularity will decrease."

Oh, so you'd rather all starve and die than compromise.

It's not that we don't understand.

It's that we don't care.

Have a nice day.

49 posted on 05/09/2006 10:41:25 AM PDT by Our man in washington
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel.

..................

52 posted on 05/09/2006 11:24:47 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

I am preparing to steel myself against the upcoming pictures of emaciated Pali children that is sure to come soon. If their children die from starvation, toxic waste, or disease, at least they aren't dying while trying to kill innocent people. Whenever I see a sick Pali kid, I'll think of a bloodstained, shredded bus or restaurant. I'll also think of the hundreds of innocent people that survived those attacks but are horribly maimed by the rusty nails, BB's, and other schrapnel designed to hurt as many people as possible. The world needs to see that there is a price to pay for supporting terrorism. Maybe the IDF should punctuate their misery with a little random mortar fire.


53 posted on 05/09/2006 11:26:29 AM PDT by EricT. (CA conservatives only serve to inflate the number of electoral votes won by the Dems.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

I thought islamists took care of each other? Where's the fund raising bunch for palistinians? /sarcasm


55 posted on 05/09/2006 11:41:03 AM PDT by EBH (We're too PC to understand WAR has been declared upon us and the enemy is within.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

"The West should revist the no money policy. Like, in 2016."

The west should not finance terrorism ever...and let us pray never again.


57 posted on 05/09/2006 11:44:22 AM PDT by takenoprisoner (Sorry Mr. Jefferson, we forfeited the God given rights you all put to pen. We have no excuse.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

Wait, there are still refugee camps in Gaza? Surely the PA has started building those high-rise apartments they talked about when Israel dismantled the settlements, and no doubt new infrastructure in general is well underway. So then why do they need access to work in Israel with all those construction projects creating jobs in the Palestinian State of Gaza? And didn't the Palestinians maintain those beautiful greenhouses and produce farms the settlers left behind? The world market must still be buying all those organic fruits and vegetables. I'm confused.


58 posted on 05/09/2006 11:51:52 AM PDT by agrace
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

I thought they wanted to live in a 7th Century society. Poverty, sickness, misery, lack of medicine and clean water - these were all part of life back then. I guess actually living it is a lot different than how Hamas and Osama bin Laden portray it.


59 posted on 05/09/2006 11:52:19 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler
This will turn out to be a classic study in what happens when a country entirely dependent on foreign aid finds it cut off. The neighbor who could help the most is the one they insist must not exist. The ones who have been egging on the fighters still provide explosives and ammunition but precious little economic prosperity.

It is, in fact, a state hardly worthy of the name; more accurately, it is the semblance of a state set up deliberately not to nurture its inhabitants but to act as a proxy agent for warfare, its state mechanisms provided for by international charity rather than internal economic surplus. The Israelis did not do this to the Palestinians, nor did the international community at large. Their supposed supporters did.

62 posted on 05/09/2006 12:08:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

63 posted on 05/09/2006 1:03:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler
The poor, many living in refugee camps in Gaza and the West Bank, have had to adjust to living on humanitarian handouts since an Israeli ban on day labourers entering Israel deprived them of their readiest source of income.

They didn't think suicide bombing would affect their access to Israeli jobs???

65 posted on 05/09/2006 1:17:43 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

IT'S ISRAEL'S FAULT!!!!.....(oh, and Bush's too)....../sarc


66 posted on 05/09/2006 1:19:57 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Locusts aren't the only thing that swarm across borders wreaking havoc on the invaded nation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler
Staff at the Palestinian Authority's environmental protection agency are grounded for lack of petrol money and are no longer able to monitor levels of industrial waste and sewage entering the water supply.

Well they only manufracture bombs, Kutusa rockets and hate.

Those they can do without.

As far as the sewage...Well.. lets look at the bright side, if they keep the money cut off that also will cease to be a problem.

67 posted on 05/09/2006 3:09:52 PM PDT by mississippi red-neck (You will never win the war on terrorism by fighting it in Iraq and funding it in the West Bank.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Leisler

It's always someone else's fault.


71 posted on 05/09/2006 8:07:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-39 last

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson