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Looters Steal Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize

Via the Jerusalem Post:

Enraged Fatah leaders on Saturday accused Hamas militiamen of looting the home of former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat in Gaza City.

"They stole almost everything inside the house, including Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize medal," said Ramallah-based Fatah spokesman Ahmed Abdel Rahman. "Hamas militiamen and gangsters blew up the main entrance to the house before storming it. They stole many of Arafat's documents and files, gifts he had received from world leaders and even his military outfits."

Abdel Rahman said the attackers also raided the second floor of the house and stole the personal belongings of his widow, Suha, and daughter, Zahwa. "They stole all the widow's clothes and shoes," he added. "They also took Arafat's pictures with his daughter."

Eyewitnesses told The Jerusalem Post that dozens of Palestinians participated in the raid, which took place late Friday.

"Most of the looters were just ordinary citizens," they said. "They stole almost everything, including furniture, tiles, water pipes, closets and beds."

Comments (19)

Is there a problem?<p... (Below threshold)

Is there a problem?

Arafat the Avaricious stole every shekel and greenback he could lay his palsied hands on to the detriment of 'his people'.

Hamas has a better record of re-distributing wealth,
even if it is for the wrong reasons. Let them have it. It's their democracy.

What a perfect metaphor for... (Below threshold)
Paul Hamilton:

What a perfect metaphor for the situation in the entire mideast.

Exactly, and seems only fai... (Below threshold)

Exactly, and seems only fair. He was so greedy he would not make peace or give up control because he would have lost his gravy train. He forced his people to live and die like sub humans while he feasted like a piggly tyrant.

Too bad the people can not loot the swiss bank accounts that hold their money.

Did they get his paint brus... (Below threshold)

Did they get his paint brushes? He always wanted me to have those. And his lawn mower. Who do I sue now to get them back? Shheeesh....

Unfortunately it the Nobel ... (Below threshold)

Unfortunately it the Nobel committee that gave him his award that deserves to have their homes sacked.

Aren't they just the most p... (Below threshold)

Aren't they just the most peaceful religious wackos you've ever seen?

"What a perfect metaphor... (Below threshold)

"What a perfect metaphor for the situation in the entire mideast."

Also, the perfect comment in keeping with the situation. I have mixed feelings about them stealing the more personal items. I'm not sure just why.

The religion of peace. Ever... (Below threshold)

The religion of peace. Everytime I see the looting, demostrating, shooting guns, killing of innocents, I always say "that's the religion of pease." ww

Party! Plains, Georgia. Y... (Below threshold)

Party! Plains, Georgia. Ya'll come!

Confession being good for s... (Below threshold)

Confession being good for soul and all, I never had my picture taken with Arafat, but I did run into Jimmy (then governor of Georgia) and Rosalyn inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France in 1972. Being a native Georgian, I shamelessly foisted my camera on their 6'4" bodyguards, got right in between the Carters for a picture and smiled. While Rosalyn and I have been photoshopped out of the picture, Jimmy provides an excellent target on my dartboard, and I get to poke at a French icon at the same time.
Nobel Prize. Feh!

"Most of the looters were j... (Below threshold)

"Most of the looters were just ordinary citizens,"

And hopefully Americans haven't stooped this low yet. Maybe a few more years....

Looters Steal Arafat's N... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Looters Steal Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize

That's worth, what, a buck fiddy these days?

By now it's been melted dow... (Below threshold)

By now it's been melted down (sorry Rosie, it's true) and turned into bullets or shrapnel for the next suicide bomber.

It just doesn't get any bet... (Below threshold)

It just doesn't get any better than this. Really.

I wonder if they took His l... (Below threshold)

I wonder if they took His little black book of wanna be homi-bombers?

The Miracle of Arafat: I a... (Below threshold)

The Miracle of Arafat: I agree with Semanticleo and Paul Hamilton.

Allah is roasting Arafat in... (Below threshold)

Allah is roasting Arafat in Hell, and testing the faith of his people with abundance beyond their efforts.

That's okay. By awarding t... (Below threshold)

That's okay. By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize, the committee help rob it of any meaning. It's only fitting that the physical representation should also end up in the hands of robbers.

Yes, _Mike_, truly a Nobel ... (Below threshold)

Yes, _Mike_, truly a Nobel peace.






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