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“Hungry” Fatah Officials Attack Pali Parliament

There they go again.

From Turkey’s Zaman:

Civil servants demanding unpaid salaries interrupt a session of the Palestinian Legislative Council in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

Al-Fatah Public Officers Storm Palestinian Parliament

By Anadolu News Agency (aa), Gaza
Thursday, June 15, 2006

Hundreds of civil servants from the al-Fatah party who failed to receive their salaries raided the parliament in Palestine.

The country’s economy is seriously troubled following the cessation of funding by Western countries after the establishment of the HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Organization) government.

The public officers, mostly members of al-Fatah, entered the parliament in Ramallah and disrupted the session being held by HAMAS members of parliament.

The protesters reportedly threw water bottles and knocked over desks to chants of “we’re hungry.”

Tension between both sides has been fueled recently by the conflicting security forces of al-Fatah, led by Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas, and the HAMAS organized police unit.

It sounds like the Palestinians have modeled their form of government on the French.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 15th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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