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Friday, September 16, 2005

The "Devil Made Us Do It" Defense for Gaza Synagogue Burning

According to Al Jazeera, the Palestinian Authority claims the leaving of intact synagogues by the Israleis when they departed Gaza was "public relations entrapment" (see here).

Hat tip: Attila, who has more here.

You can't make this stuff up.

El Jefe has a few unkind words, too, here.

It should be noted that although the Palestinians could see some ramifications of destroying the synagogues or converting them to mosques, they were apparently not able to grasp the idea of simply leaving the buildings alone and untouched as a means of avoiding the alleged "trap."
"We are damned if we do and damned if we don't," PA negotiator Saeb Erikat said on Sunday during a radio interview with Israeli state-run radio.
Actually, I think "don't" was the less damning choice...

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