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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Today's PalArab news 11/24/09

Egyptian authorities seized a car full of explosives and weapons near the Rafah crossing on Tuesday. The explosives were already packaged in plastic bags to make it easier to smuggle them through the tunnels to Gaza terrorists. This is in addition to the ton of explosives caught yesterday in a pickup truck.

Israel today allowed the final shipment of calves into Gaza for the Eid al Adha holiday. A total of 7000 calves have been imported into Gaza in recent weeks.

Qatar is sending 250 tons of books and stationary items to Gaza in the coming days, after coordinating it with Jordan (who presumably arranged the passage with Israel.)

The increasing news of an imminent deal to swap prisoners for Gilad Shalit is making Fatah very nervous, and their accusations against Hamas are growing more hysterical (in both senses of the word.) Today, PLO official Yasser Abd Rabbo accused Hamas of "allying with the devil" to embarrass the PA. (He also mentioned the little known fact that the PA is an extension of the PLO, something very relevant when considering Mahmoud Abbas' threats to quit as PA president - he is still the Fatah leader, and Fatah dominates the PLO.)

Another Fatah spokesman went even further, accusing Hamas of negotiating final status issues with Israel, even going so far as to accuse Hamas of being ready to recognize Israel in June 2010.

Notice that the PA and Fatah is attacking Hamas - from the more extreme position. It does not escape the PalArabs that the PA has recognized Israel since 1993, and when they bizarrely accuse Hamas of doing the same horrible crime they are making themselves look even sillier.