23 March 2006

Here it goes again

Hamas to shield fighters,

says the headline in Aljazeera, and I have chosen this source to prevent an outcry blaming the Israeli press as biased.

The intended interior minister in Hamas's government has said he will not order the arrest of fighters carrying out attacks against Israel.

Saeed Seyam, who was chosen by Hamas to oversee three security services, told Reuters on Thursday that "the file of political detention must be closed".

"The day will never come when any Palestinian would be arrested because of his political affiliation or because of resisting the occupation ...

"But the right to defend our people and to confront the aggression is granted and is legitimate."

And we all know what is meant by "resisting the occupation" and "defending our people", right, Saeed?

So don't cry after IDF does what it must do to defend our people.

But, after all, what is really new in this declaration? The habit of token arrests of the "militants" and the revolving jail doors was invented by the late Yasser as a lip service. It is time to remind everyone the ultimate and definitive description of the "earthshaking" change in the Palestinian Authority:

So let me get this straight: people are annoyed that the party that wants to destroy Israel won the elections against the other party that wants to destroy Israel, but won't actually come out and say so at the moment. Since everyone knew that the governing party that wants to destroy Israel but wont come out and say so really does want to destroy Israel whether they say so or not, why is everyone so concerned that the party that wants to destroy Israel won the election, since by definition both of the parties involved want to destroy Israel, except that the second party that wants to destroy Israel finds it politic at the moment not to mention that they want to destroy Israel just as much as the other party that wants to destroy Israel but has no qualms about bringing up the fact that they want to destroy Israel, unlike the party that wants to destroy Israel but doesnt want to come out and say that they want to destroy Israel. There is a theme here, isnt there, or have I missed something along the way?

And thanks again to Akaky. The more I read the above, the better it feels.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com