Ariel Sharon has died and his passing, unsurprisingly, has generated a range of reactions; from love to hate, from adoration to demonization. However, this (from the Jerusalem Post) gets the prize:
…Dozens of Palestinians took to the streets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to celebrate the death of former prime minister Ariel Sharon.
The Palestinians handed out candy to drivers, shopkeepers and passersby, while others set fire to portraits of Sharon, the Palestinian news agency Safa reported.
The agency said that the celebration took place in the town of Bani Suhaila east of Khan Yunis.
Dozens of residents gathered in the center of the town, chanting “Allahu akbar” as women ululated in joy over Sharon’s death, the agency said.
“Participants said they consider the death of Sharon as the beginning of the demise of the Israeli entity, paving the way for liberation,” the report said.
He’s been in a coma for eight years, and his death is the beginning of the end for Israel? What school of logic does that spring from? (The Irrationalists of I’ve No clue?) Fair enough, they do not have anything nice to say about Sharon – indeed, some Israelis are joining them in the abuse stakes – but they do their cause no good by such groundless, nonsensical wishful thinking.