Well, where have we heard that before? Hmmm?
Oh yeah... Mid-East Arabs and Muslims.
Case in point: Gaza Strip's infinitely-angry Palestinians.
A man walks inside the Nibras Print Shop in Gaza City as poster on wall shows Hamas militants killed in Israeli offensive.
Notice the title of the story as well: "Posters of Dead Sell Well in Gaza After Israeli Offensive
Ahh yes. The new mantra of the year: the ISRAELI OFFENSIVE. It is a shame that Israel had to get all Jewish and just start attacking people for no reason.... offensively. Too bad they couldn't have had a justification for acting in self-defense, or... or... something. But anyway, I digressed myself. [eewwww - Ed.]
Once again, we are shown just how barbaric these people really are. And, once again, this shows just how popular the Hamas murdering terrorist organization really was in Gaza. If you think that the civilians of Gaza are not complicit in these affairs, then you are woefully ignorant. Recall, they were chosen by these civilians to be their new leaders because they felt that the PLO was not "terroristic" enough for them. They wanted more Israeli blood on their hands.
Did I get off track again?
Some were killed when tank shells hit their homes. Others died when bombs erased their offices. Still others met their end battling Israeli troops.
Now their faces are rolling off the presses at the Nibras print shop, which produces full-color posters and banners of the dead. In the wake of Israel's 22-day Gaza offensive — which killed nearly 1,300 Palestinians — it's one of the few businesses experiencing a postwar boom.
Does this author, Ben Hubbard
, really think that these words are NOT glorifying these murderers? You can almost see the respect, envy and awe dripping off these words.
Before the war, about 30 percent of the print shop's orders were for martyr posters, co-owner Ahmed al-Hor said; the rest were for things like shop signs and labels for products like tomato sauce, soap and baby food. Now, posters of the dead are 90 percent of his business.
Death is definitely good for business. You know, I wonder if we should get in on the action. I know American ingenuity could produce those posters faster and cheaper. We could even help those who WANT to be on a poster get their wish. Oh, right. Sorry, I forgot who we have been electing. Maybe, maybe Israel's leaders... will...... ..... (dang it).
A steady stream of customers flowed through the print shop's simple walk-up office on a recent afternoon, all men, most bearded, some wearing military-style pants and jackets. A few admitted affiliation with Gaza's armed groups, and the vast majority of their orders commemorated fallen fighters.
Would that be...... HAMAS per chance? But then it is hard to know as there are dozens of "armed" groups in Gaza all vying for the end of Israel. But, as the Hamas murdering terrorist organization is in charge and ruling aggressively over Gaza, then that would mean they are responsible for what goes on there. Right? So, any and all groups are acting under the umbrella of Hamas. And may I remind Mr Hubbard, even the liberal U.N. agrees that this murdering organization is a murdering TERRORIST
But, here comes the good part:
"They were out on a jihad mission, then came back and a missile hit them at the door of their house," said Yusuf Mustapha, who was picking up 1,000 copies of a poster showing 10 Islamic Jihad militants killed in the Zeitoun area south of Gaza City.
"The families of the martyrs will take them, and we'll hang them all over to decorate the neighborhood," said Mustapha. [They can even double as windows now that you don't have any - Ed.]
Asked where he got the $925 for the order, he just smiled and said, "from the good people." When pressed, Mustapha, 25, said that he too was an Islamic Jihad member.
Didn't we just read reports that Iran
and Saudi Arabia
was going to give Gaza like a gazillion dollars or something? To "rebuild"? Hmmm, does this look familiar to anyone
? Can you say, "Thank you Israel for opening the borders to terrorists and their money line"? Didn't we see this same
thing in Lebanon
following Israel's failed attempt then to deal with terrorists?
These days, 1,000 copies of a 3-foot paper poster costs $925, but most customers prefer large plastic banners, which cost $1.20 per square foot.
That's double what they went for before the Islamic militant Hamas took over Gaza in 2007 and Israel imposed a tight blockade on the seaside territory. Since then, the shop has bought supplies smuggled in through tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border, boosting costs.
Al-Hor knows the boom is temporary.
"This will continue for a month or so, then we'll go back to the usual stuff and only 30 percent will be martyrs," he said. "They (the martyrs) might get less, but they don't go away."
Indeed. Death IS
Meanwhile, Israel has once again gone
on the "disproportionate"[added by BusyWolf suggestion - Ed]
"offensive" and is "threatening" the "fragile" "truce" with Gaza by "pounding" the simple "tunnels". [Dang, that's alot of funny word quotes - Ed.]
As the Israeli Cabinet met to consider how far to go in its response to Tuesday's bombing, U.S. envoy George Mitchell said it was "critical" that the cease-fire be extended and consolidated."
So, once again we have returned to status-quo. Ignore Hamas actions while blaming Israel for all actions. With Hamas once again attacking Israel, it is up to Israel to hold to the peace. If that wasn't bad enough, they are even pushing Israel for a longer cease-fire even while the Hamas' rockets fall and bombs explode on Israel.
Mitchell's tour launches the first Mideast foray of the new Obama administration. Obama said his envoy would listen to all sides to then craft an approach for moving forward with stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.
"We will listen to all sides because all sides have a valid viewpoint and a right to be heard. Especially the terrorists. We will then assume Israel is wrong and then force them to give up more land for the peace Israel has been benefiting from. Then after Israel's lands have shrunk we will allow 5 billion refugees to return to the land Israel currently occupies. This way, there will be peace in the land."
It's almost like they WANT Israel to disappear. Or something.