Abdullah Badran: OK! I’m ready for my 72 Virgins! Hello? Hey … why’s it so hot here?
… about Tel Aviv nightclub bombing
In Deir Al Ghusun, West Bank, at the home of recently departed Tel Aviv suicide bomber Abdullah Badran, there are no colorful banners, no booming patriotic banners and no crowds of mourners streaming in and out of the Badran home paying respects. Why? Well, because people are pissed.
… Sami Qadan, 65, said the whole town was angry about the bombing and, in protest, few were paying respects to the family. “Things were getting better and then, no sooner do we have money coming in again than it is stopped by this suicide bombing. This intifada has killed us, and the wall has destroyed us. We cannot even leave our homes and we want it to stop,” he said. Six of his sons work as builders in Israel, but were told Sunday no one could cross their town’s checkpoint.
Even Abdullah’s family is pissed:
Ibrahim Badran said the family is extremely angry with whoever prepared his brother for his suicide. “I want to send these people a message,” he said. “I don’t know who they are, but we want them to stop this and reach out their hands for peace. That is the only way the situation will improve.”
It’s not all bad though. Also missing from the festivities were Israeli Army bulldozers.