Gazan Arabs Celebrate Sharon’s Death

A lot of Israeli Jews have mixed feelings about Ariel Sharon, who died yesterday at the age of 85 after spending 8 years in a coma. Some say that today is not the day to speak ill of the dead. Some say we should remember the marvelous things he did for Israel as a warrior, the man we called The Bulldozer.

Others are bitter and speak out.

I have heard a variety of opinions, on Facebook and among my work colleagues at Kars4Kids.

But in all those opinions, both bitter and bittersweet, the one thing you won’t find, even among the Jews of Gush Katif who suffered horribly as a result of Sharon’s policies, is celebrations in the streets of Jewish neighborhoods.

The Arabs of Gaza, on the other hand, who were the beneficiaries of what was stolen away from 8,600 Jews as a result of Sharon’s Disengagement Plan, handed out sweets and carried signs suggesting that Sharon had been stamped out.

Bing translation: Only in #Gaza. The distribution of candy for "death of a pig." (from the Gaza City Facebook page)

Bing translation: Only in #Gaza. The distribution of candy for “death of a pig.” (from the Gaza City Facebook page)

What a lovely thank you note for the generous gift they received, free and clear.

Not to mention this creative work of art.

Note the "Osama" logo at the bottom left corner. (from the Gaza City Facebook page)

Note the “Osama” logo at the bottom left corner. (from the Gaza City Facebook page)

About Varda Epstein

A third-generation-born Pittsburgher on her mother’s mother’s side, Varda moved to Israel 34 years ago and is a crazy political animal who spams people with right wing political articles on Facebook in between writing about education as the communications writer at Kars for Kids, raising her 12 children, and noshing constantly on fried food

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  • http://shimonafromthepalace.wordpress.com Shimona from the Palace

    This is par for the course. They always rejoice at the death of a Jew – any Jew.
    And that is why there can NEVER be peace with them. Sad, but true.

    • Varda Epstein

      That’s right. It’s what I believe, too, Shimona.

    • Mario Augusto Puga Valera

      Peace, then, will be a task for new generations, not the fanatically bigoted current one.

      • http://judeanrose.blogspot.com Varda

        No. They imbibe it with their mothers’ milk. It’s in their nursery schools and schools.

    • Mira

      Dear Shimona, I am all yours on that and don’t think that Fatah is any better. How could they be when the illegitimate “leader” is one who even denies Holcoaust! He pretends being decent and educated, but his soul is black as the darkness itself! There will never be peace with any Muslim country even if there will be treaties, look at Egypt, look a Jordan, look at Turkey. They are unable to denounce violence even among themselves, how would they be able to do it towards the hated Jews, whom their death-cult orders to be killed. It’s in their genes and for that they are even prepared to sacrifice their own children. What a horror!

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    That’s nothing compares to the NYT, BBC, Guardian, al Jazeera, Hufingtono Post, TPM, RAW story, Politico…..

  • juvanya

    Osama is the guys name, Osama Hajjaj

    • Varda Epstein

      Ah. Thanks for the clarification, juvanya. I wondered about that.

  • juvanya

    gahhhhhhhhhh I just heard one of your annoying commercials on the radio aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • Varda Epstein

      Sorry. *sheepish grin*

  • john

    Go to hell, all of you.

    • cba

      john, may one ask to whom your comment was addressed?

      • Varda Epstein

        Wondering the same thing, John.