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Monday, May 07, 2012

Dying to start a new intifada

From Ma'an yesterday:
Islamic Jihad leader Mohammad Al-Hindi warned Sunday that the death of any hunger-striking prisoner will start the third intifada, referencing the popular uprisings against Israeli occupation.
YNet reports:
Khader Adnan, who was the first prisoner to launch a hunger strike, said "from our perspective, the hunger strike will be considered a success in any case, regardless of whether the prisoners' demands are met or if they die in prison."

"If they die, the victory will be even greater," he said. "In any case, Israel will be held responsible."
This is the terrorist version of win-win.

By the way, one of the prisoners' demands is their essential human right to watch the Rotana cinema satellite channel and BBC2. Really.