Remarks courtesy Jihad Watch contributor Patrick Devenny:
You can tell the situation in Gaza is getting out of hand when legislators of the Palestinian Authority are panicking, recently calling for the resignation of high-ranking government officials, according to the Jerusalem Post:
Palestinian legislators on Thursday demanded the resignation of the cabinet of Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei, holding it responsible for the ongoing state of anarchy and lawlessness in Palestinian Authority-controlled territories.
“The situation is very dangerous, especially in the Gaza Strip,” said Rouhi Fattouh, Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council. “We are demanding that the Palestinian Authority put an end to security chaos and start collecting illegal weapons. The Palestinian leadership isn’t doing enough to impose law and order.”
Considering much of the leadership of the Palestinian Authority once (or is continuing to) facilitated terrorism and murder, the fact that the lower echelons of Palestinian society have followed their example is hardly surprising. So how does the PA plan on responding?
[The] Interior Ministry is planning to recruit at least 5,000 new policemen to various branches of the security forces. However, the plan has been frozen because of budget considerations and because of demands to recruit thousands of gunmen belonging to the ruling Fatah party.
So, evidently, the plan is to grant increased authority to the thousands of “resistance” fighters now roaming the street. Glad to see that the millions of dollars which American tax payers have poured into training the Palestinian security services have paid off so well.
Noting that the PA had yet to fulfill its pledge to consolidate the security forces, the report accused Qurei’s cabinet of negligence with regards to enforcing law and order. It also stressed the importance of putting an end to the phenomenon of masked gunmen roaming the streets of Palestinian cities and refugee camps.
Legislator Abdel Aziz Shahin held PA Interior Minister Nasser Youssef responsible for the continued anarchy. “There will be no stability until the security chaos ends,” he said. “If the Palestinian resistance is sacred, who said that its methods are also sacred?”
Legislator Hikmat Zeid said that there was no justification for the presence of masked militiamen in the streets of the Gaza Strip now that Israel has left the area. “The occupation has left the Gaza Strip, but the masked gunmen are continuing to patrol the streets with their weapons,” he pointed out.
After years of promoting terrorism and glorifying mass murder, the Palestinian leadership is now reaping what they have sown.