A 60-year old Arab man was released by Israel from prison, went home to Hebron, and got shot dead three days later by his own people. Makes prison sound a little better, doesn't it? (I'm reasonably certain I got this story right, it was a tough autotranslation and only reported in one newspaper so far.)
Palestinian Arabs are having a hard time finding people who want to join the security forces being built by General Dayton. Since there used to be well over 80,000 Palestinian Arab "security forces" employed by Arafat, and there are only a few thousand "Dayton forces," it looks like the motivating factor for going into that kind of work is not money nor an interest in the future of a Palestinian Arab state, but rather the idea that you will be able to use these neat weapons against Israelis.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for shooting at a car driven by Jews in the West Bank. The interesting thing is that the PA claimed that the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades was dismantled years ago.
Hamas staged a mass wedding in Gaza of a hundred couples, of whom some of the women were widows of Hamas terrorists killed in January who are now second- or third-wives to others.
Egypt found another 700 kg of explosives meant for the peaceful people of Gaza.
The 2009 PalArab self-death count is at 115.
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