The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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The looming Palestinian civil war

Only a complete idiot would blame Israel for this.
It would appear that Hamas and Fatah are currently fighting over who will hold all of the reins in the Palestinian Territories. Much like competing mafia groups, neither is anything remotely "democratic," so whomever ends up in control of the PLC is most likely slated to be replaced by the next mob.

This is just more proof of the obvious—Israel has nothing to do with the "destitution" of the Palestinian people. Their situation is one entirely of their own making, and will quickly be improved, once they stop supporting the crooks who do stuff like you see in this photograph.

Don't expect this little newsflash to be picked up by the myopic press any time soon, though. For the first time ever, I'm sure they're actually stretching to come up with a reason to blame Israel for this mess.

Stay tuned - I'll be collecting all of the photographs here as the day progresses.

Wire Coverage: Associated Press, Reuters, NYT/IHT, USA Today

My absolute favorite article on this story is from marxist.com. Wait until you find out who THEY think the villain is! (More importantly, how is "marxist.com" considered a credible source to put on Yahoo! News? If they make the cut, shouldn't Snapped Shot?)

Update 13:48 EST: Disturbingly Yellow has a rather humorous take on these events.

ence despite appeals for calm from both sides. Hamas guards outside the home of Refugees Minister Atef Odwan of Hamas fired into the air to clear the crowd, the latest in a wave of pro-Fatah protests over unpaid wages and stalled talks on a unity government. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK)


Fatah supporters burn furniture and documents in front the office of the Hamas government in the West Bank city of Hebron late October 1, 2006. Protesters loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah stoned the home of a minister in the rival Hamas-led government, fuelling fears of escalating violence despite appeals for calm from both sides. Hamas guards outside the home of Refugees Minister Atef Odwan of Hamas fired into the air to clear the crowd, the latest in a wave of pro-Fatah protests over unpaid wages and stalled talks on a unity government. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK)


A Palestinian gunman exchanges fire with Hamas security forces in Gaza October 2, 2006. Rival Palestinian forces exchanged fire in the Gaza Strip on Monday, residents said, despite appeals for calm from moderate President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)


Palestinians gather by a burning tyre set alight by Fatah militants in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party enforced a general strike in Ramallah Monday, in a show of force against Hamas. Violence between Hamas and Fatah supporters started Sunday morning in Gaza when members of the Hamas-led government's 3,500-man militia confronted civil servants in Gaza City, including members of the Fatah-allied security forces, who were protesting the government's inability to pay their wages. Fatah militants quickly retaliated for the Gaza violence with attacks of their own in the West Bank, where Hamas is far weaker.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


An elderly Palestinian man walks past a burning tyre set alight by Fatah militants in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party enforced a general strike in Ramallah Monday, in a show of force against Hamas. Violence between Hamas and Fatah supporters started Sunday morning in Gaza when members of the Hamas-led government's 3,500-man militia confronted civil servants in Gaza City, including members of the Fatah-allied security forces, who were protesting the government's inability to pay their wages. Fatah militants quickly retaliated for the Gaza violence with attacks of their own in the West Bank, where Hamas is far weaker.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


A Palestinian man sits in front of a shop closed due to a strike in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party enforced a general strike in Ramallah Monday, in a show of force against Hamas. Violence between Hamas and Fatah supporters started Sunday morning in Gaza when members of the Hamas-led government's 3,500-man militia confronted civil servants in Gaza City, including members of the Fatah-allied security forces, who were protesting the government's inability to pay their wages. Fatah militants quickly retaliated for the Gaza violence with attacks of their own in the West Bank, where Hamas is far weaker. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


Palestinian gunmen loyal to Fatah take position during an exchange of fire with Hamas security forces during the funeral of Mohammed Mehsen, who was killed during clashes Sunday, at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Hamas militiamen withdrew from the streets of Gaza Strip on Monday and returned to their normal posts after the worst day of internal violence since Hamas took control of the Palestinian government in March. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)


Palestinian gunmen exchange fire with Hamas security forces in Gaza, October 2, 2006. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem


Palestinians walk past a road block of burning tyres set up by Fatah militants in the West Bank town of Ramallah October 2, 2006. Protesters loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah stoned the home of a minister in the rival Hamas-led government, fuelling fears of escalating violence despite appeals for calm from both sides. Hamas guards outside the home of Refugees Minister Atef Odwan of Hamas fired into the air to clear the crowd, the latest in a wave of pro-Fatah protests over unpaid wages and stalled talks on forming a unity government. REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel (WEST BANK)


A group of Palestinian boys stand next to a road block of burning tyres set up by Fatah militants in the West Bank town of Ramallah October 2, 2006. (Loay Abu Haykel - WEST BANK/Reuters)


Samer Darwazeh, a bodyguard of Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Shaer from Hamas is seen in hospital after he was shot by gunmen in the West Bank city of Nablus, Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Fatah militants shot at Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Shaer's bodyguards as they rode in a government car, injuring two of them, said Shaer, who was not present during the attack. Hospital officials said a Fatah militant was also injured in the fighting. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


As always, the ever-present crocodile tears:

Palestinian relatives grieve during Mohammed Mohesn's funeral in Gaza City. Mohsen was one of eight people killed in clashes between Palestinian police and interior ministry forces loyal to the Hamas-led government. Calm has returned to the streets of the Gaza Strip after the Islamist-led government withdrew interior ministry troops that had engaged in deadly clashes with security forces loyal to moderate president Mahmud Abbas.(AFP/Mohammed Abed)


Palestinian children sit on the pavement as they watch a burning tyre in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Calm has returned to the streets of the Gaza Strip after the Islamist-led government withdrew interior ministry troops that had engaged in deadly clashes with security forces loyal to moderate president Mahmud Abbas.(AFP/Abbas Momani)


As long as guys like the ones in the following picture patrol the streets, there will never be peace in the Palestinian territories. Notice how our able fauxtographer does his best to legitimize their presence in the territories? One wonders if the press was as friendly to the italian Mafia back in the '70s as they are to these thugs.

Palestinian security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City. Calm has returned to the Gaza Strip after the Islamist-led government withdrew interior ministry troops that had engaged in deadly clashes with security forces loyal to moderate president Mahmud Abbas.(AFP/Mahmud Hams)




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#1 Disturbingly Yellow 02-Oct-2006
While the security fence continues to keep out suicide bombers, Israel finds less and less reason to enter Palestinian Arab areas. With this development, Palestinians factions who were mostly comprised of peaceful grocers, botanists, and yoga instructo...
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