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January 28, 2008

Gaza's New Strongman

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There's going to be a new strongman in Gaza. That's right. In the name of national unity, Hamas and Fatah have come together and agreed to bring in a third party -- a giant gingerbread man modelled after the Muffin Man's oversized creation in "Shrek II" (himself a close cousin of the towering Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in "Ghost Busters.")

At least that's the theory of some political scientists, speculating why Gazans require half a ton of flour per person, per day. Experts have been puzzling over Gaza's unusually high demand for the baking necessity ever since Harvard University's Sara Roy and co-author Eyad al-Sarraj published in Saturday's Boston Globe the alarming tidbit that Gaza's 1.5 million residents require 680,000 tons of flour daily.

Of course, the Israeli occupiers are once again thwarting this golden opportunity for a peaceful resolution to the conflict by blocking the Muffin Man's passage from Drury Lane and by cutting the strip's supply to just 90 tons a day -- a reduction of 99 percent.

(A special thanks to Martin Kramer for bringing this possible realignment to our attention.)

Posted by TS at January 28, 2008 01:53 PM


The IDF will be ready.

Posted by: Solomon [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 28, 2008 03:46 PM

does it has anything to do with chapati-floor bomb, like the one they made in London..

Posted by: PM at January 28, 2008 06:12 PM

At NGO Monitor we've been able to add a little more to the original story.

On our blog we note how the Gaza Community Mental Health Program is now campaigning against the isolation of Gaza, yet previously they were campaigning for the isolation of Israel.

Still no idea where the flour is going though...

Posted by: Andre Oboler at January 29, 2008 02:28 PM

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