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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Lifestyles of the rich and terrorist

On Wednesday, Hamas attacked the house of a Fatah "security chief" in Gaza named Rashid Abu Shbak. Because this made the house newsworthy, we now can see how some of the poor Palestinian Arabs live.

Here's an exterior shot of Chez Shbak:


Coming in through the nicely manicured garden, (I wonder how much of that scarce water it uses?) one sees the entrance foyer:


A bit further in one can relax in the sitting room:


And what would a poverty stricken shack be without the spiral staircase:


Marty Peretz at TNR contrasts the lavish homes of mid-level Fatah terrorists to the modest abodes of Israel's prime ministers. Batya at Shiloh Musings comments with links to pictures she took of Arab mansions outside Jerusalem.

(Hat tip Soccer Dad for the TNR link)