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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Humanitarian crisis, part 6

Buried in an article about the brewing civil war between Hamas and Fatah comes this small item:
Hamas recently bought a black market shipment of 100,000 bullets after outbidding Fatah, according to one official involved in the negotiations.
According to this article, last fall after the Israeli abandonment of Gaza black-market AK-47 bullets there were going for a little less than a dollar apiece.

Once again, the poor Palestinian Arabs are forced to forgo food and medicine just to be able to afford the real necessity of life - ammunition. Human rights organizations and NGOs must go in immediately and make sure that they can get food, medicine and bullets.

(Part 5 here.)