Wednesday, May 16, 2007

News Roundup for May 16

Hamas is not having a good day.
Hamas gunmen mistakenly ambushed on Wednesday a jeep carrying their own fighters, killing five of them, in the bloodiest day of Palestinian infighting since violence erupted in the Gaza Strip four days ago.
But according to other accounts, the five victims were members of the Fatah-affiliated Preventive Security force.
Either way, 5 more terrorists are dead.


Despite that, Hamas is standing firm.
Hamas Movement has affirmed that in spite of the OF troops’ threats to invade Gaza Strip and kill Palestinian resistance leaders...the resistance option will remain its strategic option.
No kidding.
Hamas’ affirmation came in a statement it issued on Tuesday and a copy of which was obtained by the PIC, where it vowed to remain the "hard rock"...
Read: Stubborn as mules.
...that will foil Israeli conspiracies and expansionist projects.
Yes, in Hamas' alternate universe, Israel getting completely out of Gaza qualifies as "expansionist projects".


Hizbullah makes more self-fulfilling prophecies.
Lebanon's Damascus-backed Hizbullah on Tuesday predicted "discord" in Lebanon if the United Nations imposes an international court to try suspects in the 2005 murder of former Premier Rafik Hariri.
And who will be the instigators of said "discord"? Hizbullah!
"I warn the Security Council and the United Nations that international institutions should not be the means to sow divisions and discord," Hizbullah MP Ali Ammar told reporters.
All the UN and international community wants to do is support the will of the majority of Lebanese. What's wrong with that?
"The United Nations will be held responsible for any Security Council resolution that pushes Lebanon into discord, and we warn against such a decision," he said.
More blaming others for your own actions.
"The sovereignty of international institutions stops at Lebanon's sovereignty. We reject any undermining of constitutional institutions."
Unless of course Syria and Iran are the ones undermining Lebanese sovereignty. Then it's ok.

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