EU Toads Seethe, Whine
The unelected Jew-hating bureaucrats of the European Union are seething and whining, after being deprived of their opportunity to hear the great and powerful Abu Mazen speak: Euro deputies round on Israel after jail raid ends Abbas visit.
Keep in mind that both Mahmoud Abbas and the Hamas thugs taking power have openly declared that they planned to release the killers of an Israeli cabinet minister. The European appeasers clearly don’t care.
Palestinians kidnap foreigners and attack European Union offices, and who do the Europeans blame? Take a wild guess.
STRASBOURG (AFP) - European parliamentarians roundly criticised Israel for an army raid on a West Bank prison which forced Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas to cut short his visit to Europe.
Deprived of a long-awaited address by Abbas, whose impoverished Palestinian territories receive vast amounts of EU aid, the deputies condemned the attack and the wave of revenge kidnappings it fuelled.
Party group leaders and even the president of the assembly, Josep Borrell, condemned the action and questioned whether it had really helped Israel or if it was a ploy ahead of the elections on March 28.
“It was a useless and unfair military operation. How could an operation of this kind, with its humiliating images, reinforce Israel’s security?” he said.
“The future of this region has been sacrificed,” said Greens bloc leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit for a “tactical manouevre” motivated by the general elections.
“If this is what Israel’s domestic political goals are, it will be fatal,” said the head of the Socialist group, Martin Schulz.
Others said that Israel’s actions on Tuesday, which netted people wanted for killing a cabinet minister, had undermined the authority of the relatively moderate Abbas as the militant group Hamas tries to form a new government.
“The fact that he had to return home early illustrates even more the gravity of this new and deliberately humiliating Israeli escalation in Palestine and its sadly predictable consequences, like the unacceptable abductions,” the parliament’s United Left/Nordic Green Left group said in a statement.
“Will the Union once again fail to react to this torpedo on peace which as usual will weaken those Palestinians who seek a peaceful solution the most, starting with Mahmud Abbas himself?”