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Gaza dissolving in anarchy ‘Palestinians’ kidnap, hijack buildings, commandeer border crossing
www.jnewswire.com ^ | Stan Goodenough | Stan Goodenough

Posted on 12/30/2005 10:29:04 AM PST by Esther Ruth

Gaza dissolving in anarchy ‘Palestinians’ kidnap foreigners, hijack buildings, commandeer border crossing

By Stan Goodenough

December 30th, 2005

Four-and-a-half months after Israel abandoned the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority, the situation in the Arab-occupied stretch of land along the Mediterranean is rapidly spiraling out of control.

Recent weeks have seen armed gunmen from various political, tribal and family factions taking over election offices and police stations, kidnapping more than a dozen foreigners – most recently this British aid worker Kate Burton and her parents this past Wednesday.

On Friday, yet another gang of gun-waving masked men sent European Union observers fleeing as they moved in on the border crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

Israel had only allowed that crossing to be opened on condition that the EU monitors keep an eye on what the PA border authorities would permit to enter and leave Gaza.

The monitors reportedly closed the border before running away, and reports from Rafiah suggested the armed Arabs were members of a family looking to settle a feud.

Some observers wondered, however, whether the takeover was not the first step on the slippery slope that could ultimately see Europe abandoning its post and leaving the frontier after all solely in “Palestinian” hands.

The PA vowed from the start that they would not rest until they exercised full “sovereignty” over the border crossing.

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was set to call on the PA leadership personally Friday afternoon to urge them to do all in their power to locate the kidnapped Burtons.

Television scenes reminiscent of those from Beirut’s civil war period showed vanloads of rifle-waving, masked men racing through Rafiah’s streets, while PA police threw up roadblocks and rummaged through taxis and car trunks apparently in search of the hostages.

Hamas and Fatah terrorist leaders appealed over radio and television for those holding the Burtons to release them. Groups holding signs demonstrated in support of Kate Burton and pleaded with her kidnappers to let her go.

No group has claimed responsibility for this abduction which differs from those that occurred before in that no demands have been made for the Burtons’ release.

The meltdown of what law and order did exist as long as Israel administered Gaza is seen by many regional watchers as a harbinger of what will happen in the “West Bank” when Israel deserts that territory too.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; crossing; doingwhatmuslimsdo; eu; gaza; hijack; israel; kidnap; pa; whatmuslimsdo
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1 posted on 12/30/2005 10:29:05 AM PST by Esther Ruth
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To: Esther Ruth

"Who let the dogs out?"


2 posted on 12/30/2005 10:29:49 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: snarks_when_bored

More like who let the pigs into the palace.


3 posted on 12/30/2005 10:30:36 AM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister.. but we knew what to do.. we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: snarks_when_bored
No surprise.

Gaza is an open sewer filled with vermin.

4 posted on 12/30/2005 10:31:57 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Esther Ruth
The monitors reportedly closed the border before running away

Typical UN: "Do not worry, we closed the border before we fled. No one will go through because the UN closed the border".

5 posted on 12/30/2005 10:34:52 AM PST by technomage
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To: Esther Ruth
another gang of gun-waving masked men sent European Union observers fleeing

If only they supported us in Iraq--that would end all the violence!

When I read that phrase I pictured a panel in MAD magazine, with screaming Europeans running, screaming "AIIEEE!!!"

6 posted on 12/30/2005 10:36:07 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: Esther Ruth

Rice for President. Competence and clear forward thinking must be rewarded.


7 posted on 12/30/2005 10:38:23 AM PST by Sabramerican
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To: technomage

Despite this, the MSM mindlessly heralds any occassion where the UN or EU takes over anything. They confronted by thugs, they are even less effective than the PA. Just ask any Parisian car owner.


8 posted on 12/30/2005 10:38:47 AM PST by rbg81
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To: snarks_when_bored

Sharon let the dogs out, I hope he is watching his handywork. Appeasement has NEVER worked. Why cant people see that??????


9 posted on 12/30/2005 10:39:00 AM PST by armydawg1 (" America must win this war..." PVT Martin Treptow, KIA, WW1)
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To: Esther Ruth

Four-and-a-half months after Israel abandoned the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority, the situation in the Arab-occupied stretch of land along the Mediterranean is rapidly spiraling out of control.


This is news?


10 posted on 12/30/2005 10:39:42 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Esther Ruth
The meltdown of what law and order did exist as long as Israel administered Gaza is seen by many regional watchers as a harbinger of what will happen in the “West Bank” when Israel deserts that territory too.

Deserts? Isn't this what all the liberal pali loving Jewish haters wanted? The palis are barbarians and they're just being themselves.

11 posted on 12/30/2005 10:39:51 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: technomage

"The monitors reportedly closed the border before running away"

ROFLMAO....well, had they been French soldiers...they would have left it open and dropped their weapons...then ran.


12 posted on 12/30/2005 10:40:04 AM PST by MadeInAmerica
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To: Esther Ruth

Zombie masses


13 posted on 12/30/2005 10:40:14 AM PST by Porterville (Keep your communism off my paycheck)
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To: Esther Ruth

An actual picture of the zombie masses in Palestine

14 posted on 12/30/2005 10:42:08 AM PST by Porterville (Keep your communism off my paycheck)
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To: Darkwolf377
LOL!

Kind'a like the closing scene of 'Poltergeist' where the older daughter arrives home from a date... and the coffins are popping out of her front lawn.

“WHATS GOING ONNNNNN?!!”

15 posted on 12/30/2005 10:43:37 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: armydawg1
It could be that what's happening now is precisely what Sharon knew would happen. Certainly the world needs to see just how violent, vicious, vindictive and venal palestinians can be.

Oh, yeah, let's give 'em a state...

16 posted on 12/30/2005 10:44:52 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: armydawg1
Sharon let the dogs out, I hope he is watching his handiwork. Maybe that is his point; he knew full well this would happen and he is showing the world what WILL happen if they get the keys to the west bank.
17 posted on 12/30/2005 10:45:28 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: Esther Ruth

Yet the PA continues to beg for millions in aid from everyone they can find. They will blame the West in our MSM for not giving enough, no matter how much we donate into that mess.


18 posted on 12/30/2005 10:48:20 AM PST by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Esther Ruth

How long before Israel gets blamed for this?


19 posted on 12/30/2005 10:49:22 AM PST by exit82 (Congressional Democrats---treasonously stuck on stupid.)
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To: snarks_when_bored
It could be that what's happening now is precisely what Sharon knew would happen.

I have to agree with that. No sane person really for a moment believed the Palestinians would become all nice and civilized like, did they? This is a perfect way to showcase for the world the true nature of the enemy. A zoo display behind thick shatterproof glass.
20 posted on 12/30/2005 10:58:04 AM PST by SpaceBar
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