A palestinian good-will gesture
In the wake of the cartoon war, I've missed talking about the Egyptian envoy who was kidnapped by palestinain militants in Gaza (a fantastic parody of their reasoning is availible here at Jimmy's blog). This marks the third incident in this past year that our "palestinian brothers" showed their love and respect to us by committing acts of agression and violence against us. First there was the time when they blew up our borders after the Gaza withdrawel in september, then there was the second time where they blew up the border again, opend fire on our border patrol people and killed 2 egyptian soldiers and injuring 20 more, and the third being this kidnapping of our envoy. If that's not love and respect, I don't know what is. But, hey, they have freed the envoy today, as a "good-will gesture" towards Egypt, which is weird, since I thought a good show of good-will would be not kidnapping our officials at all. But what do I know?Palestinian police said they picked up Hussam Almousaly at a mosque in Gaza's Zeitoun neighborhood overnight. Egyptian diplomatic officials confirmed Almousaly was unharmed and back at his home in Gaza City. The Al Ahrar Brigades, the previously unknown Palestinian group that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, reiterated its call for the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Egypt and said it was not connected to the Palestinian Authority or any of the major Palestinian militant groups. The group, whose name means The Liberated People, says Palestinians jailed in Egypt face torture and humiliating conditions. The Al-Jazeera satellite network early quoted the group as saying in a statement early Saturday that it had freed Almousaly as a "goodwill gesture." Palestinians jailed in Egypt? For what? Egyptian security officials in Sinai, which borders Gaza, confirmed more than 80 Palestinians are in jail for weapons smuggling or illegally entering the country. Oh, ok then. I got no problem with that. The Egyptian diplomats would not say whether they had consented to the kidnappers' demands. Well, they better not. And the Palestinain Authority better jail those Al-Ahrar brigade for what they did as well. Any respectable government would do that if some of their citizens kidnapped a political envoy of any other country. Stop the forgive and forget bullshit and the "but they were opressed by the israelis and thus they don't know any better" crap. A real good-will gesture by the palestinians after what they did would be to lock those bastards up. Anything less than that would be bullshit.