Sunday, March 20, 2005

Who says Palestinians don't have a sense of irony? 

In the Jerusalem Post, Kahled Abu Toameh gives some background on food riots in Gaza, including this priceless little bit:

Meanwhile, many Palestinians are growing impatient with the PA's failure to provide them with jobs and financial assistance. In scenes reminiscent of Cairo's bread riots in 1976, thousands of unemployed workers earlier this week stormed the offices of the Palestinian legislature in Gaza City to protest against the ongoing crisis.

"We're starving, we want food for our children," the workers shouted as many of them pelted Palestinian policemen with eggs and stones. Banging away at empty plates, the protesters shouted, "Thieves, thieves!" as they forced their way into the building. Obviously, they were referring to corruption-tainted PA leaders and lawmakers who are among the few Palestinians to benefit from financial aid provided by the international community.

I'm struggling to come up with the right one-liner here. "Let them eat eggs." Nah. "Gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette." but that takes to long to develop.

Here's my best shot so far, feel free to improve it:

Hungry Palestinian rioters to Police: "Sticks and stones can break your bones, but eggs will never feed us."
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