Palestinians, ashamed of how they have been killing each other (although killing Israelis never made them feel ashamed) say they aren’t deserving of Secretary Rice’s largesse. By Khaled Abu Toameh in the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to all who sent this in:
“Everyone here is disgusted by what’s happening in the Gaza Strip,” said Shireen Atiyeh, a 30-year-old mother of three working in one of the Palestinian Authority ministries. “We are telling the world that we don’t deserve a state because we are murdering each other and destroying our universities, colleges, mosques and hospitals. Today I’m ashamed to say that I’m a Palestinian.”…
Hafez Barghouti, editor of the PA-funded daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda, said he was concerned that the fighting would tarnish the image of the Palestinians. “Tens of millions of people now look at us as worthless gangsters with no values,” he complained….
Yes, and your reputation was so sterling before this.