Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas group claimed on Sunday night that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City.
“The Israeli soldier Shaul Aaron is in the hands of the Qassam Brigades,” a spokesman using the nom-de-guerre Abu Obeida said in a televised address.
(And of course there is the usual hooting, credits to a proprietary god, and passing out of sweets as we see below)
2. Snaphanen.DK has a cool post. He juxtaposes 2 videos, both from France today. In one, a group of muslims and leftists trashing the city, and then this one below of a group of Jewish people in France preparing to defend a synagogue. Please note what they are singing. It isn’t the Israeli anthem:
3. This video is alleged to be a muslim mob today firebombing a synagogue in Paris.
INN has the story here which they take from Le Figaro.
French newspaper Le Figaro reported Sunday that a synagogue at Sarcelles, in the Val d’Oise area of Paris, was targeted by a molotov cocktail. Flames licked the building but the fire did not take.
The incident reportedly took place Sunday during a demonstration in support of Palestinian Arabs in Gaza which had been banned by the authorities, but still managed to reel in several hundred people.
Shops were also looted, AFP reported. Dozens of protesters first broke the window of a shop and then threw rocks at police, who responded with tear gas. A funeral home, a pharmacy and a pizzeria were also vandalized. At this point, the police fired at rioters with rubber-coated bullets.
(There are hot links in the story which did not transfer over)
4. In Hebron the muslims are celebrating like its 1939 thanks to continued rockets fired at Israel.
5. At last someone, CAMERA, finally calls out the NYT for what they are. This banner is a thing of beauty, and right outside the NYT offices.
Thank you M, Yucki, Snaphanen.Dk, DP111 and many more. Thank you all for your comments and emails.