It was just posted to give everyone a "knowing smirk" first thing on a Friday morning, but...
Perhaps it "is a story" if there is something / someone out there, in Gaza, thinking that Hamas are a little too "light" and fluffy. They aren't a group I've heard much about, but it seems it could be a trend, doesn't it? Try to find an accommodation with one group and something more "hardcore" crawls out to fill the void after the former moved to the "political" stage - PIRA and Cont. IRA?
Well, all I know is that Gaza is not a place to hang around particularly for a white chap. There is constantly some sort of violence going on there, and to be honest, this really comes as no surprise....and we will see it again as there seem to be no end of hippy tree hugging types who want to go and help these people.
Vittorio Arrigoni was a fierce critic of Israel but it is Palestinians that killed him. The 36-year-old was a passionate defender of the rights of people in Gaza and Palestinian friends have opened a mourning tent in Gaza City.
I'm sorry for the guys friends and relatives and don't wish to speak ill of the unfortunate dead, however, I would add that "Threat Assessment" should be a compulsory study subject for all those of a Lefty, tree-empathic bent.
No surprises there. they do it to their own as well. From what I hear west bank is eating it's self. If it wasn't for the "iron hand" of hamas and the Institutional hatred of Israel. palestine would have been the 1st arab state to kick off a la Tunisia. Except....
The salafis killed him not the Hamas nor the Palestinian people as a whole. Salafis can be seen as the Armed version of the Anjem Choundries sort. Plus, these criminals have been attacked and expelled by the Hamas government on a number of occasions.
The problem with Islamists is, especially the Salafi sort, they blend very easily with the locals but I am sure MAC's and the Anjem choundries are not very hard to miss in London haha.
i think there might have more than tree hugger cleansing on the agenda, not least because nothing similar has happened afterwards in gaza, and that's not because they've opened another mercedes-benz dealership there, or those poor people are too busy putting up covers on the swimming pools, or they are building one of the largest shopping malls in the middle east.
once mubarak was removed from power in egypt those groups that had assasinated sadat, and had made attempts on mubarak were suddenly legal. during their illegal status in egypt one of their highest profile operatives, an abu-omar, was kidnapped in milan. a joint operation between the italian foreign secret service and the CIA. indeed his rendition flight went through egypt. other things happened as well.
these factions, as is their mo, have instigated a revenge, and as is the mo, franchised others as the trigger-men. as another killing has not happened to any other foreign tree-huggers in gaza, the useful idiots who are the au pairs of institutional terrorism (the blond girl from a council estate in england who is involved with one of the guys there, and who does the dishes at the family villa, and believes, for the cause, is a real status symbol, much better than a mercedes and a chromed ak), then i might presume that this tree hugger, now that mubarak's regime protection was removed in gaza, was in fact SISMI (italian secret service).