Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Abbas adopts a boy. Love or politics?

Here is Mahmoud Abbas with his new adopted son:

The boy is the only survivor of a horrendous accident a couple of weeks ago where the boy's family's car lost control and crashed into an Israeli hummer.

Does this seem like a genuine humanitarian act, or a sly political move?

His adoption of the boy caused an outpouring of emotion and love from his loyal subjects at the Palestine Press website. Over a hundred comments are praising Abbas for this wonderful gesture.

Remember that a member of Abbas' Fatah party accused Israel of deliberately causing the accident as part of its policy of "ethnic cleansing." Is there any chance that the photo above is simply a staged event and not representative of Abbas' supposed love for his people?

Is there any chance that it is not?