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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hamas Thanks Int'l Community By Looting NGOs

As thanks to the international community for supporting Hamas in breaking the Israeli military blockade, Hamas has looted and shut down the offices of international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) [added: including some affiliated with the U.N.] which provide services to poor and needy Palestinians:

Hamas’s security forces on Monday and Tuesday raided the offices of several non-governmental organizations in the Gaza Strip and confiscated equipment and furniture, drawing sharp condemnations from human rights groups.

The sources said the raids were carried out by agents belonging to Hamas’s Internal Security apparatus without court permission.

Hamas spokesmen in the Gaza Strip on Thursday refused to comment on the raids.

After conducting a thorough search of the offices of the organizations, the Hamas security agents confiscated files, documents, computers, fax machines and other equipment.

The agents also informed the managers and workers of the organizations of the Hamas government’s decision to close them down indefinitely.

The Gaza-based Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights expressed outrage over the raids and called on the Hamas government to open an investigation.

International condemnation and outrage to follow, including a scathing post by Glenn Greenwald.

Let me guess. They had to make room for all the furniture and equipment set to arrive on the MV Rachel Corrie.

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  1. I investigated a couple of the associations closed such as the Women and Childrens, etc. and they were pretty advanced in their thinking such as literacy for women and helping them improve in the workplace. Good reasons to shut them down in Muslim countries.

    They may also have been looking for contact in these organizations with western countries in order to get a read on future attacks, etc. The The Women and Children's organization has other chapters.

  2. Here is the really harsh truth about the Palestinians. An acquaintance of mine, familiar with the situation there, compared them to generational project dwellers here. Nobody wants them. Most Arabs want them to go away and especially don't want them in their own nations. That is why they want a Palestinian state. So the can remove the cancer from their own countries and relocate it somewhere else. A kind of "Section 8 Housing" by the point of a gun if you will. Truth is they, as a culture, as fairly useless, with exceptions found at the individual level. They are used to being victims, being taken care of, complaining and blaming everything on someone or something else and refusing to take responsibility for their own futures.

    Does any of this sound familiar on a smaller scale here?

    Welfare and coddling, even at an international level, leads to dependency and decay. It is human nature and not all Israel's fault. If the money flow was cut off and the Palestinians got hungry enough they would settle for what lands were given them, peacefully for the most part. The radical element would have to be cut out over time, but if the Palestinians working there had a stake in the outcome, they would help.