Friday, December 30, 2005

To Hell In the Handbasket or Simply Middle East

Palestinian border police officers stand next to the closed gate of the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt Friday, Dec. 30, 2005. Earlier, about 100 Palestinian policemen angry over the killing of a fellow police officer stormed the crossing, firing in the air and forcing European monitors to shut the border and flee, Palestinian and European officials said. Although the situation was brought under control, the border will probably not be reoponed on Friday. The incident was the latest in a rash of takeovers and kidnappings in Gaza that have undermined the rule of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
As another saying goes - violence begets only more violence, just like Israel carrying out those random airstrikes, Palestinian authority also breaks too many rules for peace to ensue, which doesn't leave much hope for peace.