Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Morning News of the World

-- In light of yesterday's Christmas card from Banksy, this.

Israeli military forces launched a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to suspected Palestinian sniper fire that killed an Israeli civilian doing repair work on the border fence, military authorities said.

A 3-year-old Palestinian girl was killed and members of her family were injured in an airstrike on the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, according to local reports.

They were some of the heaviest strikes in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip since a weeklong Israeli military campaign ended with a November 2012 cease-fire.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and As-Salamu alaykum to everyone in the Middle East.

-- Three Wise Women:

-- Remember that the reason for the season is that on or around the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, people decorated trees, gave each other gifts, and had a feast... which eventually morphed into Christians celebrating the birth of a poverty-stricken Jewish boy who grew up to become a carpenter.  Or a fisher of men.  Or something.

-- Last, Merry Christmas from Edward Snowden.

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