Palestinian Chutzpah Magnificiently Encapsulated in One Story

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You cannot make this stuff up.

Groups of Palestinians in Gaza lit hundreds of tires on fire last Friday during the second weekend of a six-week-long planned protest in the border region between Israel and the coastal enclave.

The protesters lit the tires in order to blur the vision of soldiers in the region and attempt to prevent them from opening fire, according to a Gaza-based source.

We have been informed by the Israeli side that imports of tires have been halted until further notice,” Muhammad Hamdan, a spokesman for the PA Transportation Ministry told The Jerusalem Post.

In the past week, Israeli officials have expressed considerable opposition to Palestinian protesters lighting tires on fire in the border region.

Hamdan criticized Israel’s decision to stop tire imports to Gaza, asserting that there is a shortage of tires in the coastal enclave.

“There is no doubt stopping tire imports will have a negative effect on Palestinians in Gaza especially considering there is shortage of them there,” he said. “We are going to exert all efforts so that Israel reverses its decision.”

The classic definition of chutzpah is a person who kills his parents and pleads for the court’s mercy on the ground of being an orphan. This is pretty much the same thing.

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