Protests broke out in various places in Azza (translation: Hamas got people into the streets to make rival Fatah look like weak Israeli co-conspirators). Fatah members also condemned the deferment, calling for an emergency meeting of the Fatah Central Committee Jew Haters Club.
Falacstinian human rights groups banded together and released a statement which included the following:
"All victims have a legitimate right to an effective judicial remedy, and the equal protection of the law. These rights are universal: they are not subject to political considerations.
"As human rights organizations, we strongly condemn the Palestinian leadership's decision to defer the proposal endorsing all the recommendations of the Fact Finding Mission, and the pressure exerted by certain members of the international community. Such pressure is in conflict with the United States' international obligations, and is an insult to the Palestinian people."
And so we have a hypocrisy duet, which almost sent the OMV Douchenfuher 5000 Hypocrisy Meter into a full blown meltdown.
Firstly, we have the Falacstinian human rights orgs whining about justice and equal protections, when they could care less about Hamas violating Israeli human rights by attacking civilians, and admittedly using civilians as human shields. So much for equal protection.
Then we have the Fatah controlled PA. During Operation Cast Lead, Fatah members provided Israel with intelligence that helped effect the taking out of Hamas members and other hard targets. Beyond that, they pressured Israel to keep up the attacks until Hamas was fully driven from power...an obvious play at getting the IDF to do what Fatah cannot, after which it would hope to be the de facto power in charge of Azza again (I assume that any remaining Hamas operatives would have been thrown off the appropriate buildings in a rousing game of Terrorist Rival Pitching, which temporarily became the official sport of Azza in the wake of the IDF's withdrawal from the area in 2005. It was replaced by the almost as popular Wedding Shoot 'em Up, and Gay Lynching. Boost the Aid is another popular Hamas past time.). Many Fatah officials were rather open in their disappointment that Hamas was still in control of Azza when the operation came to its premature end. But then, the PA turned around and accused Israel of committing "war crimes," and appealed to the Hague to investigate them.
The bottom line is that the deferment happened because it was politically expedient to do so. An affirmative vote on the matter would have given the Israelis cover to completely disengage from the "peace process" sham, as Bibi threatened in his speech to the UN, and in his cabinet meeting this week. Now the PA has bought time for their patron in the White House to continue to pressure Israel to make concessions, a plan that has been a colossal failure thus far, though Little Lord Fraudleroy hasn't seemed to notice. I think the stinging slap in the face by the IOC rejecting Chicago as Olympic host might keep his big yap shut for a few days before he tries beating on Israel again. He's also right in the middle of his renewed Iranian Nuclear Impotence Campaign, so that might keep him occupied for a while.
In the meantime, Israel has some breathing room to effectively focus on Iran, a situation that the Europeans and Arabs are watching with greater and greater concern, especially now that they know there is virtually no hope of America actually doing anything about it.
The more I think about it, the more Marack is like the baker from Sesame Street...
And the PA will continue to be genocidal Jew-hating hypocrites.