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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Today's PalArab news (3-7-09)

In a move that may indicate that a combined Hamas/Fatah unity terror government is closer to reality, PA prime minister Salam Fayyad has resigned. He is the only Palestinian Arab leader in history to not have been tainted by obvious associations with terror, and under his government the PA received billions in Western aid, and took concrete steps to show responsibilty for security. His reign was far from perfect - the PA continued to payroll Hamas and shield terrorists from responsibility for their actions, they continued to praise terror and even pay terrorists in Israeli jails - but the past few months showed the fruits of Fayyad's labors, as Israel loosened restrictions on West Bank Arabs and their economy started to bounce back after the disaster of the intifada. People will look back at the past two years as being the best chance that Palestinian Arabs ever had for some sort of autonomy, as they will now slide back towards the terrorism that is part of their historical DNA.

Firas Press reports on a video going around Israel that claims that Israeli rabbis killed Gamal Nasser with Kabbalh-based "black magic."

Israel has been flooding mobile phones in Gaza with offers of $10 million for information on the whereabouts of Gilad Shalit.

Hamas found and dismantled a bomb placed in front of Al Jazeera's Gaza offices.