Saturday, January 15, 2005

Clarity of Thought Needed

Now that the curtain has come down from the Palestinian facade, it is clear that W needs to disinvite Abbas post haste.

Here is what Abbas' goons do to those who work with Israel in fighting terrorism (yes, perhaps they do it for just money) [emphasis added below]:

A young Palestinian man suspected of “collaboration” with Israel was executed on Friday in a public square in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus.

Eyewitnesses said Mahmoud Mansour, 23, was brought to the center of the camp by gunmen belonging to Fatah’s armed wing, the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, and shot to death in the presence of dozens of residents after noon prayers.

They said the man died instantly after being hit in the head with at least 25 bullets. The assailants and camp residents refused to allow an ambulance to take the body to a hospital. Instead, they threw the body in a nearby dumpster.

It was the second killing of its kind in the Nablus area in the past two weeks. Earlier this month, Fatah gunmen in the Old City of Nablus kidnapped and murdered a 44-year old man whom they also accused of collaborating with Israel. The killing took place only hours before Fatah candidate and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) arrived in the city on an election tour.

As Charles notes:

Please note: this is not a random group of killers carrying out random acts. The Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is the official “armed wing” of the political party whose leader has just been elected president of the Palestinian Authority. The people who did this belong to Mahmoud Abbas/Abu Mazen’s own political organization.

Real sweethearts.