In the reports, Palestinians were quoted by the agency as saying that they had seen Israelis release herds of wild pigs, which later attacked them.
They were mistaken. Those were not herds of wild pigs, those were herds of captured Palestinian militants, released by liberal Israeli courts. They attacked the civilian populations, so the Israelis could be blamed. I can see why they would be mistaken for wild pigs.
But this is the first time that Palestinians have spoken of rats being used against them.
In 2007, the year of the Pig ended. Now it's 2008; the year of the Rat. Check it out. It's true! Don't blame the Israelis. Blame the Chinese. The evidence is far more compelling.
"Rats have become an Israeli weapon to displace and expel Arab residents of the occupied Old City of Jerusalem," Wafa reported under the title, "Settlers flood the Old City of Jerusalem with rats."
If it's not global warming, it must be the Jews. There is no possibility that the lifestyles of these people are creating a huge rat magnet. Walking around in pee stained undershirts and beating up your wives to the point where they can't sweep the garbage of the floors, is a sure way to invite new 'friends'. Besides, the city is one of all faiths. I wonder why the rats seem to only be a problem for the Arabs? Yes; that question was rhetorical.
"Over the past two months, dozens of settlers come to the alleyways and streets of the Old City carrying iron cages full of rats. They release the rats, which find shelter in open sewage systems."
Maybe the settlers just do not wan't all those Palestinian bred rats, making a run for the border of the new city of Jerusalem. They are just deporting them back to their 'homeland', for repatriation.
Wafa quoted unnamed Arab residents as saying that they had tried to eliminate the rats with various poisons, but to no avail.
If you build it, they will come. Well for Rats, the field of dreams is a pile of rubble, corpses, old garbage, shite and flies. One rat's meat is another rat's poision.
Israel's goal was to "increase the suffering of the [Arabs] in Jerusalem by turning their lives into a real tragedy and forcing them to evict their homes and leave the city," Hasan Khater, secretary-general of the Islamic-Christian Front in Jerusalem, was quoted as saying.
Yeah. The Palestinian authority has done nothing to turn the lives of these people into a tragedy, with their jihads and suicide bombers and hate campaigns. Israel's goal is to increase the suffering of the Arabs in Jerusalem, by exposing them to more Arabs.