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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Shooting the hand that feeds you

From Ha'aretz:
Gunmen shot and wounded a top Egyptian official in Gaza on Wednesday as he tested whether a shaky ceasefire deal between feuding Fatah and Hamas loyalists was holding, a Palestinian security official said.

The Egyptian was shot in the hand as he walked along a Gaza street with the Palestinian cabinet secretary Ghazi Hamad of Hamas and a Fatah official, in a bid to see whether the armed rivals were sticking to the truce agreed on late Tuesday.

The Egyptian was among a team involved in mediating the truce and trying to put an end to the fighting.
They're shooting at each other, they're shooting at Israel and they're shooting at Egyptian diplomats. Ya gotta hand it to them for both consistency and irony.