WikiLeaks: Fatah Asked Israel to Attack Hamas

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    WikiLeaks has released a number of new U.S. diplomatic cables pertaining to the Middle East. One memo from 2007 indicates that members of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party asked Israel to attack members of the rival Palestinian movement Hamas. The memo also quotes the head of Israel’s security agency Shin Bet praising the organization’s working relationship with Abbas. Fatah is said to share with Shin Bet "almost all the intelligence that it collects." Meanwhile, another leaked cable mentions a possible "secret accord" between Israel and the United States to continue the "natural growth" of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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    Various Arab countries have asked the US and Israel to strike Iran as well, this is not surprising.
     
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    Cooperation between Israeli and Pallie security in the West Bank is the single biggest factor behind the economic resurgence of the West Bank economy.

    Not that you would have a clue. :lol:
     
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    Where is that "economic surge," exactly?
     
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    Read, learn, clueless one...

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    Wariness Accompanies West Bank's New Boom - WSJ.com




     
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    My source was right: Gaza economic growth is outstripping "Fayyadist" West Bank

    Back in June, a diplomatic source very close to these matters told me the following, as I reported on this blog at the time:

    "World Bank figures due to be published in coming weeks are likely to show that economic growth in the Gaza Strip in the first quarter of 2010 has exceeded that in the West Bank. While virtually all economic growth in the West Bank is a result of foreign aid, much of the growth in Gaza is attributable to a "parallel economy" that has emerged thanks to the tunnels. This has even created a small new class of nouveaux riches in Gaza."

    It appears the source was completely correct. In an article headlined "IMF: Gaza's economy shoots up by 16% in 2010," Haaretz reports:

    The International Monetary Fund expects the Palestinian economy to grow by 8 percent overall this year, after the West Bank economy grew by 9 percent in the first half and the Gaza Strip by a whopping 16 percent.

    But the significance of these figures is that they further undercut the narrative of the so-called "Fayyadists" -- supporters of the Israeli-backed collaborationist regime of illegally-installed West Bank "prime minister" Salam Fayyad. In their narrative, Fayyad is building the institutions and economy of a Palestinian state. They constantly tout the supposedly stellar economic performance in the West Bank with such dubious achievements as a Ramallah property bubble or laud vulgar over-consumption of such commodities as luxury cars by the Ramallah-centred Palestinian bourgeoisie. But Salam Fayyad is not building any new institutions.

    My source was right: Gaza economic growth is outstripping "Fayyadist" West Bank - Ali Abunimah
     
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    The fascist Gaza where Hamas IslamoNazis throw acid in the faces of women caught laughing in public or dressing "immodestly"?

    Good one, clueless one.

    Israeli Arab Journalist Khaled Abu Toameh: Gaza Women: Who is Defending Their Rights?
    The West, Islam and Sharia: Gaza's Women: Who Is Defending Their Rights?
     
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    From your link:

    Your source is all wet.

    Christian woman in Gaza addresses 70,000 supporters.
    Palestinian Revolutionaries on International Women's Day

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    A woman from Gaza: Shireen Said of the PFLP.
     
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    Hamas Bans Women From Dancing And Riding Scooters
    Hamas Bans Women Dancers, Scooter Riders in Gaza Push (Update1) - Bloomberg

    Hamas tries to punish woman for walking with a man
    Hamas tries to detain woman walking with man | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Hamas bans laughing among women...
    'They accused me of laughing in public'
     
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    Khaled Abu Toameh...
     

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