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Al Jazeera: Unpaid Pali “Workers” Bush’s Fault

From the DNC's Al Jazeera:

An armed member from al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades stands guard during a rally in Gaza City. Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniya called off a parliament appearance after protesters angry over non-payment of salaries made him fight his way into the legislature, where he was to field questions over unity government talks.

Striking Palestine workers mob Haniya

Monday 18 September 2006

Shots have been fired into the air by bodyguards of Ismail Haniya, the Palestine prime minister, to disperse striking government workers protesting over unpaid wages.

The workers mobbed Haniya’s motorcade outside parliament on Monday. Shots were fired to clear a path for the prime minister.

Haniya was forced to cancel a speech to parliament on the economic situation in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

An open-ended strike by government employees started on September 2.

Monday’s parliamentary session was suspended and members of President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction left the chamber to join the protesters. Workers chanted "Haniya, where are the salaries?" and "Haniya go home".

Some protesters jumped onto Haniya's car.

The prime minister's bodyguards and members of a Hamas-led police force fired shots into the air to force them back. One woman was slightly hurt.

A Washington-led aid embargo has prevented Haniya's Hamas government from paying salaries to 165,000 workers since the Islamic militant group took power in March

Translation: the US has cut back (a little) on its aid to Palestine after they put these murderous thugs in power.

Subsequently Palestine cannot survive, since nobody else in the world — including the oligarchs of the Muslim Middle East have no money to give them.

And since nobody in Palestine does anything besides collect government checks (from the US), they will all starve.

And speaking of Al Jazeera, here is a frame from an animated cartoon they are displaying about Pope Benedict’s remarks:

It shows Pope John Paul II’s dismay at Benedict for having shot down the doves of peace he had released during his tenure.

Indeed, John Paul was so popular with the Muslim world they only almost killed him once. (Though of course we don’t know about any other attempts.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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