Re(1): ‘Palastinians want Airplanes’, http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/, Charles Johnson
Re(2): ‘Gaza’s ghost airport awaits better days’, AFP
Hat Tip to Charles Johnson of LittleGreenFootballs
The two main quotes of interest from the primary source (another ignorant Journalist that should reattend college to get an education in something other than journalism – maybe Foreign Affairs).
Construction began on the airport after the 1993 Oslo accords were signed in a bid to restore Middle East peace.
The airport functioned primarily as a hub for Arafat when he took trips to other countries.
But when the Israelis destroyed the airport, "all our dreams were stopped cold. We had projected that by 2005 we'd have flights to Paris, Frankfurt and New York," Gharib said.
The Gaza international airport had dreams of flying jumbo jet liners to New York. They decorated their causeways with the founding fathers of Palestine as well.
The tedium of another empty day is broken when a bus full of youngsters pulls in. Waving flags, they flood the halls which are decorated with photographs of so-called martyrs and fill the terminal with their animated chatter.
- New York City
- Photos of Martyrs on the causeway walls
Hmmmmmmm. Actually, hhhhhmmmmm…
My thought is: Let them fly their donated planes into Paris and Frankfurt. However, the FAA might want to review a request to fly jumbo jets to New York from Palestine. Maybe we take a look at whose photos are on the wall at the Gaza ‘airport’.