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Friday, August 25, 2006

Today's Palestinian Police Phunnies XXVII

It's been a while, but the tens of thousands of Palestinian Arab "security forces" keep on doing what they do best:
Another top Hamas activist told the Post that his movement's investigations have shown that the two journalists were initially kidnapped by members of one of the PA's security forces. "The kidnappers, who wanted to put pressure on the Palestinian leadership to pay them their salaries, later handed the two over to Fatah gunmen," he said. "They are now being held in one of the refugee camps near Gaza City."

PA security sources said they did not rule out the possibility that Fatah gunmen were holding the two journalists. "There are many rumors in the Gaza Strip and we are checking them," the sources said. "In the past, we've had several cases where Fatah-affiliated gunmen and disgruntled security officers kidnapped foreigners."

Sounds like the solution is to pay these poor disgruntled policemen a salary, so they can magically transform from criminals into respected upholders of the peace again!