Saturday, December 23, 2006

I heard chief PA charlatan, Sa'ib `Urayqat, speak on Al-Arabiya today. He was talking about the "good and productive" meeting. For a second I thought that Fath gang leaders have met with Hamas leaders only to know better: Fath gangs are willing to meet unconditionally with Israeli officials (just like the Syrian regime) but they have a number of conditions before they agree to meet with Hamas leaders. He said that the Israeli government agreed to the formation of a committee to "look into" the matter of the more than 10,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. What progress. An Israeli official said that they also agreed--how generous--to relax the entry of Palestinians through Israeli checkpoints: he should have said that Palestinian occupation agents, spies, collaborators, and Dahlan goons will continue to receive special preferential treatment on Israeli checkpoints. A Palestinian sent me this about `Urayqat last week: ""...Saeb Urayqat used to teach at An-Najah University of Nablus, my home town. He was then very notorious as a boot licker. He never respected the fact that a university professor should have dignity enough not to belittle himself for people whom he thinks may do him a favour. He used to run the stair case of the main gate like a small boy to open the door of the car of the chairman of the board of trustees & carry his attache, a behavior that was astonishing to the people of Nablus who, by nature, are well known for looking high at themselves. That's why I am never astonished with any base behaviour he may have. This is the legacy that Arafat has left for us!!!!""