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A Fatah official supports the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

by Brad A. Greenberg

December 31, 2008 | 3:25 pm

Call it sour grapes if you like, but one of driven out of Gaza by force in 2007—says he’s rooting for Israel in this war:

It’s a strange world, but there you have it. I’ve been talking to friends of mine, former Palestinian Authority intelligence officials (ejected from power by the Hamas coup), and they tell me that not only are they rooting for the Israelis to decimate Hamas, but that Fatah has actually been assisting the Israelis with targeting information. One of my friends—if you want to know why they’re my friends, read this book—told me that one of his comrades was thrown off a high-rise building in Gaza City last year by Hamas, and so he sheds no tears for the Hamas dead. “Let the Israelis kill them,” he said. “They’ve brought only trouble for my people.”

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