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Church of the Objectivity

A Newsweek article gives an overly fair shake to the gunmen who occupied the Church of the Nativity.

10:30 AM, May 17, 2002 • By DAVID TELL
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And what of Abayat's less significant lieutenants and allies, the 26 Church of the Nativity gunmen Israel considered not quite so terrible, and therefore "safe" to exile only as far as the Gaza Strip? The Associated Press reports that they are living in the luxury, beachfront Cliff Hotel, on Yasser Arafat's tab, watching satellite TV and peeing in marble-tiled bathrooms. One of them, Moussa Ahmed Isa, a professional murderer who belongs to Hamas, misses his family and calls his predicament "cruel."

David Tell is opinion editor of The Weekly Standard.