Mohammed Dahlan, the Palestinian Authority Civil Affairs Minister, suggested Wednesday that Israel’s planned Gaza pullout was a victory accomplished “through the sacrifices of thousands of martyrs and wounded.” Dahlan has also accused Israel of poisoning areas to be evacuated ahead of the pullout, has invited Hamas to open a base of operations in Gaza after the pullout, and has accused IDF soldiers of giving poisoned candies to Palestinian children. Dahlan has also threatened a third intifada should Israel insist on maintaining control over the borders of Gaza after the pullout.

In the meantime, there’s been some violence on the Lebanese border between the IDF and an emboldened Hizballah while Jewish support for the pullout continues to drop. It’s gonna be a fun summer.

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