Sunday, October 01, 2006

A modest proposal

Trouble is brewing in Paradise. The Palis are all pissed off because they aren't getting foreign aid.

Rival Palestinian security forces have clashed across the Gaza Strip killing three and injuring at least 45 others following demonstrations by police and civil servants demanding payment of wages....

In the West Bank city of Ramallah, supporters of president Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement ransacked the offices of the Hamas-led government before setting the building ablaze.

Most of those hurt in the fighting appear to be civilians....

Tensions between the two sides have been stoked by the collapse of talks aimed at building a unity government. The biggest stumbling block has been Hamas' refuse to recognise Israel, a stance which has resulted in western donors cutting off aid needed to pay public servants.

Proposal: Why don't they get themselves a self-sufficient economy, pay their own civil servants, and tell Israel to go to hell?

Question: If they're so poor, where do they get the money for bullets to shoot each other and gasoline to burn each other up?

Just asking.

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