Terrorist gunmen descend on Paid Assassins 'parliament' to demand more jobs
Israeli Defense minister Mofaz praise Abu Mazen
By Nidal al-Mughrabi
GAZA, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Palestinians from the ruling Fatah party armed with assault rifles converged on the Gaza parliament building on Sunday to demand jobs in a protest that underlined challenges ahead for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas has vowed to crack down on worsening internal lawlessness and faces pressure to rein in militants during Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza Strip in order to maintain stability and advance peacemaking efforts. But he has shied from direct confrontations with gunmen. At least 200 al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades gunmen, most dressed in black, demanded jobs while accusing officials of corruption. Some fired into the air. The protesters came close to scuffles with police before commanders on both sides ordered calm. They then dispersed.
MIM:More proof if any is needed that the secular Israelis who have made democracy their religion would rather turn over Israel to the Arabs then see it run according to Jewish religious precepts. Dalia's Itzhik's comment telling Danny Naveh -" not to preach morality to us", after he criticised the defense minister's praise of Mazens shows that the Israeli left is so paranoid that even the word 'morality' is offensive to them. Dalia Itzhik, who is married, raised eyebrows when she appointed a young man to be her secretary and 'close assistant'.Naveh Challenging Remarks Praising Abu Mazen
Sunday, August 21, 2005