Have They Not Told You ?
Last updated: August 25, 2007
August 12, 2007
Fatah loyalists celebrating a bachelor's party for one of their own in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, could not satisfy themselves with blaring Fatah songs through loudspeakers. They also had to shoot in the air, a practice very common at Palestinian weddings and one that Hamas found very difficult to stop. In fact, the Executive Force claimed that at some point the guests started shooting towards a nearby police station. The reaction was swift and effective.
Have they not told you not to shoot in the air? Damn it!
August 15, 2007
The Jerusalem Post
by Associated Press
Aug. 13, 2007
Using clubs and rifle butts, Hamas militiamen sought to stop a protest by political opponents in the Gaza Strip on Monday, but around 300 people defied the ban and rallied in a main square, chanting, "We want freedom."
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After Fatah and other allied groups announced plans to stage a rally Monday, Hamas banned "all demonstrations and public gatherings" that did not have special permission.
Buses arriving at the protest site were halted by Hamas guards who beat protesters, driving them away and confiscating Fatah flags.
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Following the protest, Hamas squads raided Gaza offices of media organizations seeking material from the rally, eyewitnesses said, and staff at Gulf-based satellite broadcaster Al-Arabiyya said the Hamas men seized a camera, videotape and tripod from their premises.
On Friday, rifle-toting Executive Force members roared up to a pre-wedding party where revelers were dancing to Fatah songs. Video showed the Hamas men firing in the air to break up the celebration, clubbing guests, hurling chairs around and leaving one man lying unconscious.
The images were repeatedly broadcast on Palestine TV, and the cameraman, from the local Ramattan news agency, was detained and questioned by Hamas for several hours.
On Monday, the Executive Force was in action again, breaking up the wedding of a Fatah activist and detaining five guests for several hours. One of those arrested, Zaid Salem, said participants were singing Fatah songs but did not break a Hamas ban on celebratory gunfire and were not charged with any wrongdoing.
"We were celebrating the wedding, and we were astonished by this act," he said. "We were released, but we have no explanation for what happened."
Officially Fatah and Hamas leaders still come out with occasional calls for negotiations and reunion of the West Bank and in Gaza. Yet on the ground the hostility is running high. So high in fact that the next round in the West Bank may be not far away (I put my money on Hamas. In my opinion Fatah is finished).
The co-existence between Fatah and Hamas has never been easy. The tensions have been steadily growing ever since Arafat's return to Gaza. When the civil war has finally broke out in Gaza, it probably surprised anybody except the Palestinians themselves who witnessed the animosity between the two reaching new heights after Israel's pullout. As one can easily notice in the following clip, even before clashes erupted in Gaza both sides viewed each other as sworn enemies.
In the opening of the clip Fatah men torture Hamas supporters while keeping asking them: Who is your boss? The captives shout: Samih! Samih! (His full name is Samih al-Madhoun). They are then made to chant anti Hamas slogans and praise Fatah and its leaders such as Muhammad Dahlan. (Nizo, if he feels like doing it, may translate the rest of the clip)
Samih al-Madhoun has met his fate at the last days of Hamas takeover of Gaza, when he was lynched by a crowd of vengeful Hamas supporters, his mutilated body dragged through the streets and trampled on.
August 16, 2007
"(Nizo, if he feels like doing it, may translate the rest of the clip)"
It's what you said plus they chanted the following:
"oh peshmerga (reference to Hamas) hide well, before Samih comes and gets you"
Who's the dog?
Who's sister is a sharmoota who gets fucked?
oh beloved abu fadi, destroy destroy tel aviv
Wael shagra, oh coward, oh collaborator with iran
Hamas are Shiites
August 19, 2007
Walak, you have to post this!!!
August 17, 2007 2:44 AM
I would say in general lions seem to have a hard time in Gaza
BBC World Service
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
I think it's one of those rare occasions that I have to agree with fundamentalists: Some 'dhimmies' are just too dumb and annoying, 'nudnikim' as we say in Hebrew :D :D
A US-based animal rights group says it will protest to a Hamas-run TV channel over a programme, showing animals being abused at a zoo in the Gaza Strip.
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The episode about the Gaza zoo featured in the al-Aqsa TV children's programme - Tomorrow's Pioneers - last week.
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The episode was reportedly aimed at teaching children not to abuse animals.
But it drew strong criticism from Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) after it was posted on YouTube video-sharing website by Palestinian Media Watch group.
"It's shocking and sickening," Peta's Martin Mersereau told Reuters news agency.
"Any lessons meant to be contained in this segment are almost certainly lost on most children, who are more likely to imitate people they see treating animals cruelly rather than understand this behaviour is wrong," he said.
August 25, 2007
The Lion King
August 25, 2007 7:34 AM
Warning !!! Unrecommended to people with cardiovascular problems and animal rights activists !!!
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