Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Much Bull, Some Dozer

Presbyterians go choking bonkers when they see they're making money from investments in Caterpillar Corporation, the same company that Israelis get bulldozers from in their efforts to build a wall to keep terrorists from murdering civilians. The Presbyterians pull out of Caterpillar rather than taint their souls by profiting from dealing with those who deal with Israel. They're so fucking moral.

Rachel Corrie, air-head extraordinaire, also extra flattened, died when she tossed her idiot self in the path of an oncoming wall. Corrie's idiot parents, not smart enough to raise a child with the sense to survive, have now come close to being kidnapped by same victims of Israeli aggression, like the idiot Burton dhimmis. No doubt the Presbyterians, finding the Muslims easier to deal with than the Israelis will find some new and disgusting way to send more kids to their deaths to make themselves even more righteous in their own mirrors.

Below we have some bulldozer stories. One can only long for the day when Presbyterian churches are set alight in Gaza and all the dhimmi scum inside are cooked.

In other chaos,
Palestinian gunmen burst into a Rafah house early Wednesday and tried to kidnap the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed in 2003 as she protested the impending demolition of a house in the southern Gaza town, according to a witness.

The five gunmen appeared to be affiliated with the ruling Fatah movement, according to Samir Nasrallah, the Corries' host, though it was not clear if they were from the same group that blockaded the border. The gunmen eventually relented after being told who their targets were, he said.

Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003 as she tried to stop it from demolishing Nasrallah's house. Her parents, Craig and Cindy, have repeatedly visited Nasrallah since their daughter's death. They left Gaza safely after the attempted kidnapping, Nasrallah said.

By IBRAHIM BARZAK | Associated Press
January 4, 2006

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants, angry at the jailing of their leader by the Palestinian police, stole two bulldozers Wednesday and rammed through a wall near the border with Egypt, hours after they blocked the official border crossing and took over government buildings.

The gunmen, who belong to the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent offshoot of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party, rammed through massive wall as a show of force against the Palestinian Authority. They had not yet breached a second wall that is directly on the border with Egypt, according to an Associated Press photographer there.

The militants' rampage through the southern Gaza town of Rafah underscored the growing lawlessness in Palestinian towns, especially in Gaza. Abbas, who has condemned the chaos, has been unable to impose order, and his failure to keep the gunmen in check is expected to harm Fatah's prospects in Jan. 25 parliament elections.

Fatah-affiliated vigilantes demanding government jobs or the release of imprisoned friends have been responsible for much of the anarchy, particularly since Israel's pullout from Gaza in September.

The tightly run Islamic militant Hamas, whose followers have rarely been involved in vigilante violence, is expected to do well in the vote against the corruption-tainted Fatah.

The rampage began late Tuesday, when Palestinian intelligence arrested Alaa al-Hams, an Al Aqsa militant, on suspicion he and his followers kidnapped human rights activist Kate Burton and her parents for two days last week. The Burtons were among 19 foreigners abducted by Fatah gunmen in Gaza in recent months. All have been freed unharmed.

Al-Hams followers then fired at the Palestinian security headquarters in the southern town of Rafah where he was held. Police and gunmen fired in the air, but there were no injuries.

On Wednesday morning, some 40 masked gunmen took over the central election office in Rafah, the local branch of the Palestinian parliament, a court and another government building. Gunmen were seen on rooftops, inside the buildings and posted at the main doors. Most workers fled the buildings.

A truckload of gunmen then drove to the nearby Rafah border crossing with Egypt, Gaza's main gate to the world.

Firing in the air, they closed the entrance gate to the crossing compound and told waiting passengers to leave the area. They also set up an impromptu checkpoint at the access road to the crossing, turning away travelers.

They left the buildings and the crossing after three hours.

But hours later, with al-Hams still in jail, the militants stole two bulldozers in Rafah and led an impromptu parade of hundreds of jubilant residents toward a massive wall a few hundred meters from the border. Five militants rode in the shovel of one bulldozer, while children held onto the back of the vehicle.

"We are going to do everything we can to pressure the Authority to release our leader," said an Al Aqsa leader who gave his name as Abu Hassan.

The bulldozers smashed two holes in the large wall at the same spot where Hamas militants had blasted through the towering concrete barrier during the border chaos that followed Israel's Gaza pullout. Palestinian security officials had closed the earlier hole with a patch of heavy concrete blocks, but those quickly gave way before the bulldozer's shovel Wednesday.

Hundreds of Palestinians swarmed into the Philadelphi border corridor as militants shot in the air.

"Many people walked through. The Palestinian police can't stop them," said Fawzi Shaheen, a 26-year old Rafah resident who ran toward the border.

Egyptian tanks and dozens of soldiers _ some of whom fired in the air themselves _ prevented the Palestinians from jumping the small wall, which marks the official border, on the other side of the corridor, according to journalists there. Palestinian youth retaliated by throwing stones.

The Rafah crossing was handed to Palestinian control, under European supervision, as part of a U.S.-brokered deal with Israel last month. Since then, the crossing was forced to shut down several times during attacks by gunmen.

Salima Abu Maghaseeb, 42, said she was angry over the disruption of her plans to travel to Egypt with her daughter for her daughter's wedding later in the week.

"I don't know why the Palestinian Authority is allowing them to do this," said Abu Maghaseeb, who had her documents checked at the impromptu roadblock. "Those people should use their guns ... to protect people and not to come and terrify us. They can go to the border and clash with the Israelis. God only knows what the future holds for Gaza."

A spokesman for the European observers, Julio de la Guardia, said the disruptions outside the crossing was an internal Palestinian matter. "Our functioning at the border crossing has not been disturbed," he said.


Palestinians are garbage people. They are the trash of the Human race. They should all be locked up in lunatic asylums till they die. And they should have Presbyterians for company. The lot of these scums should all commit suicide and leave the rest of us to enjoy our lives in peace. If they won't, then one can only hope someone will help them along.

Thousands of Egyptian Interior Ministry troops swarmed the border, firing tear gas and shooting into the air. An Egyptian armored vehicle was set ablaze and a witness said three Palestinians were injured - one seriously, when a troop carrier crushed him against a wall.

Christmas Solidarity: Activists, Media and Churches Unite with Palestinian People and Boycott Apartheid Israel

Worldwide Activism, Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, December 28th, 2005

Christmas celebrations around the world were this year used by solidarity activists to remind the public of the dramatic and ongoing ghettoization of Bethlehem and the rest of Palestine. Journalists wrote countless features describing the imprisonment of Palestinians in Bethlehem, and Church leaders used their Christmas sermons and services to call for justice for the Palestinian people and to urge international solidarity with those under Occupation and imprisoned behind the Apartheid Wall.

In Oslo, the Norwegian Boycott Campaign distributed Spanish and Moroccan clementines and oranges as "Christmas presents" to festive shoppers in order to highlight just how easy it is to find alternatives and boycott Apartheid Israel. 50 kilos of clementines were handed out, together with boycott leaflets to an overwhelmingly supportive Norwegian public.

As Palestinians in the city of Bethlehem prepared for the annual Christmas services at the Church of the Nativity, Christian leaders drew particular attention to the current suffering of the city that is the traditional focus of global Christmas celebrations.

The international catholic grassroots movement Pax Christi organised visits to Bethlehem for the sixth successive Christmas. Representatives of Pax Christi presented Palestinian groups in Bethlehem with Christmas messages of support from hundreds of Christians and churches worldwide condemning the Wall, land theft and the brutal Occupation.

Catholic leaders in Jerusalem itself denounced the Occupation and described Bethlehem and the rest of the West Bank as an "immense prison".

In London, the Archbishop of Westminster – the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales – urged people to visit Bethlehem to resist what he described as the Occupation's "blockade". Describing the inhabitants of the city as "terribly alone" and "trapped in" behind the Wall and Occupation checkpoints, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor used his Midnight Mass sermon – one of the biggest of the year – to demand, "Let Bethlehem be what it is meant to be: a free and open city."

A movement called Churches Together In Britain and Ireland (CTBI) – incorporating churches across the full spectrum of denominations including Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Pentecostal and more – denounced the Occupation and the Wall in a specially issued Christmas statement. Describing Bethlehem as a virtual prison for 160,000 people, and condemning the closure of the historic Bethlehem-Jerusalem road to the great majority of Palestinians, CTBI described the Wall there as "a grave injustice to its people, a serious threat to its economic life and social fabric, and an affront to all Christians."

The spirit of solidarity and resistance was also present in other traditional Christmas events. In Oxford, Cardiff, London and many more cities across the UK, activists held "Alternative Christmas Carol Services" accompanying traditional carol singing with songs of resistance to the Occupation. The carol singers also handed out leaflets and posters drawing attention to the injustices of the Occupation.

Bethlehem is increasingly becoming one of the areas of the West Bank worst hit by the continued expansion of the Apartheid Wall. More than 20,000 Palestinians in the Bethlehem district will be isolated behind the Wall and villages such as Nahhalin, Battir, Hussan and Wadi Fukin will find themselves imprisoned. The Wall slices right through the heart of the city of Bethlehem itself, passing just streets away from the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square and completely sealing off and annexing Rachel's Tomb to the Occupation.


Mara said...

I share your scorn for the Presbyterian Palestinian position. I would like to point out, however, that this position is held by only one portion of the Presbyterian denomination: the USA division. The PC-USA is a very liberal denomination which has thrown a great many of the tenets of the Christian faith (including a belief in the virgin birth of Christ, the resurrection, and the inerrancy of the Scriptures in the original languages) into the trash pile.

This is not the case with many of the other very conservative Presbyterian branches: the Orthodox, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the Reformed. A Biblical church is by extension pro Israel. I don't agree with all of these churches' theology, but that is of no importance. They are not heretical as the PC-USA branch is. Many are very serious about the things of God.

I just wanted to keep the record straight.

dag said...

Marea, I must thank you again. It's important that I keep the record straight, and when I fail to do so it's important that others do so. I do not mean to denigrate the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, formerly my own, and I understand that there are others sharing the root name only with PCUSA. I will in future make clear the distinction if I happpen again to write about those people.

On the topic of clarity, allow me to stress that even within the PCUSA, which I have occasionally gone on about in extreme fashion, I do not accept the idea that all members are criminals. Probably most of those who incite murderers, who pay jizyah to killers, who act as aides to homicide bombers and who send their children to perpetuate the violent hate campaign against Isrealis in particular and the general population of the world, are well-meaning within the confines of their vanity.

When the time and place arises, as it has thanks to Mara's comment, I hope I do try to be reasonable.

John Sobieski said...

I think they should refuse to take generic drugs and pay full price for the brandname drugs. Why? Teva, and Israeli pharmaceutical co., is the world's largest generic drug maker, ergo, they are financing Israel by buying Teva's generic drugs. It's only right.

dag said...

I used to think the dhimmi idiots were all drunk, but now that you bring it up, maybe they're all on Prozac and can't think straight.