Wednesday, January 04, 2006

What's a plowshare?

Salima Abu Maghaseeb is angry over the disruption of her plans to travel to Egypt with her daughter for her daughter's wedding this week. Gunmen took over the border crossing out of Gaza.

"I don't know why the Palestinian Authority is allowing them to do this," said Abu Maghaseeb, who had her documents checked at the impromptu roadblock. "Those people should use their guns ... to protect people and not to come and terrify us. They can go to the border and clash with the Israelis. God only knows what the future holds for Gaza."

Indeed. What does the future hold for a culture that has glorified violence and fostered thugs who have nothing to do when they're not fighting Israelis?

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