Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Hamas blows hole in Gaza border

Hamas militants have destroyed a section of a concrete barrier erected along the Gaza-Egypt border.

Palestinian and Egyptian troops have been trying to shore up the barrier to stop Palestinians crossing into Egypt after the withdrawal of Israeli troops.

In chaotic scenes, thousands of Palestinians have streamed over the border in the last few days without undergoing official checks.

Despite this, Egypt says that its Gaza border is officially closed.

Militants from Hamas cleared an area before setting off explosives that blew away a section of the wall. Palestinian security officers present did nothing to prevent them.

A local Hamas commander warned them not to try to intervene, AFP news agency reported.


Hamas is now spreading itself into Egypt. Israel fears militants will exploit the situation to smuggle weapons into Gaza. Palestinian security officers did nothing. So what was Israel's departure from Gaza all about?

Hmmm ... let's see ... give us back Gaza ... so we can leave it.

It's all Israel's fault. Because they left Gaza. Or the way they left Gaza. Or because they're still really occupying Gaza. Or because they're still in the West Bank. Or because they're still in Tel Aviv.

Or something.

But for sure it's Israel's fault.

A masked Hamas spokeman said the Palestinians blamed the Egyptian Pharoah for letting the Hebrews out of bondage to begin with, although that was some time ago.

"Israeli military sources said hundreds of weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles, anti-tank rockets and bomb components, have been smuggled over the last three days from the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip."

Or maybe it's Chimpy Bush's fault, another nefarious scheme cooked up by Rove & Cheney to get more work for Halliburton repairing greenhouses and border fences.

Anyone else wonder how the photographer knew the explosion was going to happen at that exact point and time ... and in that very location?

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