It is Shavu’ot now — the Jewish Holiday of Harvest — and our forces are back in Jenin city and refugee camp. Their harvest includes 30 arrested Palestinians from the General Security Service’s “wanted list”, 2 killed adults “terrorists shot while trying to escape”, and one 15 year old boy.
Today, I went into Bethlehem; I interviewed the Parish Priest, Amjad Sabbara, who was inside the Church compound for 40 days. I think to myself, why 40 days? What an interesting number: Jesus fasted for 40 days, the Israelis wondered through the wilderness for 40 years. Didn’t something else happen for 40 days? I wonder.
This morning, the Palestinian High Court of Justice gave the Palestinian General Intelligence Service eight days to explain reasons for the detention of Ahmad Sa’adat, the Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
It’s disgusting. European governments are guilty. They have aided and abetted Israel to deport Palestinians. They are now brought to Ben Gurion airport from which they will be flown to Cyprus to be deported to various countries in Europe.