Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Clouds Silver Lining

Behind ever cloud is a silver lining.

Hamas has taken over Gaza the last few day. Looting and destruction is pretty much what we would expect from them. There are reports they raided Arafat's home and that they stole his Nobel Peace Prize.

Enraged Fatah leaders on Saturday accused Hamas militiamen of looting the home of former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat in Gaza City.

"They stole almost everything inside the house, including Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize medal," said Ramallah-based Fatah spokesman Ahmed Abdel Rahman. "Hamas militiamen and gangsters blew up the main entrance to the house before storming it. They stole many of Arafat's documents and files, gifts he had received from world leaders and even his military outfits."

Abdel Rahman said the attackers also raided the second floor of the house and stole the personal belongings of his widow, Suha, and daughter, Zahwa. "They stole all the widow's clothes and shoes," he added. "They also took Arafat's pictures with his daughter."

I hope this makes Yitzhak Rabin's and Shimon Perez's prize all the more precious to their familys.



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