In other news, a "smoking chimp" in the Lebanese jnoob has been rescued, forced to quit, and is now on his way to Brazil to enter some kind of rehab. Too bad they can't take Hariri & Nasrallah and the rest of the gang with 'em.
And in other news, Jared Malsin is in Gaza City right now doing a hell of a job reporting this blitz in violence. Apparently, Israel is now assassinating "high-valued targets" again in Gaza. What's new? Jared writes:
Just before sundown today I went for a short run along the Gaza shoreline. Passing families relaxing on the beach, I was reflecting on what a remarkably calm holiday Gaza was enjoying this Eid Al-Adha.
I had thought too soon. When I returned to my apartment there was a missed call on my phone from minutes earlier. Emad, the director of Ma’an’s Gaza office, was calling to inform me that there was a deadly Israeli airstrike in Gaza City’s downtown.
Still sweating, I pulled on my jeans and grabbed a taxi to the scene of the strike, just off Al-Wehda street, not more than 500 meters from the Ma’an office. A missile fired from an Israeli drone had ripped a white Subaru in half. The front doors were butterflied out on either side of the car. The front seats, the upholstery burned off. In addition to bits of metal, rubber, and plastic lying everywhere in the street, there were flowers, as if someone’s bouquet had also been blown apart.