Abbas to Sharon: Shut Israeli Home Depot Stores
by Scott Ott

(2005-08-23) — Now that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has forced the unilateral exodus of Jews from neighborhoods in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said today it’s time to take the next step on the road to peace.

‘I call on Prime Minister Sharon to unilaterally close all of the Home Depot stores and similar establishments in Israel,’ Mr. Abbas said. ‘Home-building is the brutal weapon of Jewish extremism, and Palestine will not feel safe until this link in the extremist supply chain is cut.’

The Palestinian president noted that hardware stores and home centers provide Jewish extremists with their ‘tools of terror’ and that Palestinian children ‘quake with fear every time they see a Jew brandishing a belt-sander.’

‘Perhaps, when the savage suppliers of sheetrock and shingles have been shut down,’ said Mr. Abbas, ‘we might then talk about reducing the frequency of the suicide bombings that ” Scott Ott / ScrappleFace