Sunday, June 17, 2007

Looting Arafat

There's a kind of poetic justice to it: for years Arafat and his cronies got rich off international aid that poured into the PA- and now the locals have claimed some of their share of the riches.

Enraged Fatah leaders on Saturday accused Hamas militiamen of looting the home of former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat in Gaza City.“They stole almost everything inside the house, including Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize medal,” said Ramallah-based Fatah spokesman Ahmed Abdel Rahman.

But it wasn't just Hamas that "redistributed" the wealth.

Eyewitnesses told The Jerusalem Post that dozens of Palestinians participated in the raid, which took place late Friday.

“Most of the looters were just ordinary citizens,” they said. “They stole almost everything, including furniture, tiles, water pipes, closets and beds.”

Just getting what was intended for them in the first place?

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