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Monday, September 01, 2008

Today's PalArab press roundup

Work accident gone awry: A 19 year old youth and his 14-year old sister were injured in Jabalya, Gaza after a mortar fired from a terrorist training camp nearby landed on their house.

We are family:
A clan clash east of Nablus resulted in one death and two injuries.

Terrorist chic but capitalist bomb:
Another article about how the Chinese have taken over the keffiyeh market, and the Chinese versions are even being imported to the territories. The article stresses that the keffiyeh is a symbol of "resistance," popularized by Arafat, and they bemoan the fact that even Palestinian Arabs aren't buying locally-produced scarves.

Abbas' obsequience: Samir Kuntar insisted that Mahmoud Abbas wanted to meet with him.

Calm weapons: Egypt found yet another cache of weapons in the Sinai meant for Gaza, including hundreds of anti-tank missiles, grenades and mortars.

Mama's boys: Apparently, some Arabs are marrying much older women just so they can be taken care of but without cohabitation. Some Muslim scholars are decrying the practice.

The 2008 PalArab self-death count is now at 157.