Sunday, June 18, 2006


Let Them
Eat Guns:
Hamas Is
Buying Weapons
"Like Crazy"


The Palestinian government is supposed to be so strapped for cash that they can't pay their employees, nor can they keep their hospitals stocked with medicine. But, this is stopping them from buying weapons, and lots of them:


A Palestinian arms dealer in Ramallah, who wished to remain anonymous as he offered to sell NEWSWEEK an unsolicited MP5 submachine gun, says that the price of a U.S.-made M-16 on the black market has doubled, from $5,000 to $10,000, since Hamas took power. “Hamas is buying like crazy,” the dealer says.