Israel Matzav looks at newspaper reports that sexually explicit videotapes of Fatah and Hamas leaders engaging in illicit relations recorded for blackmail purposes are now in the hands of Hamas.
Hamas members discovered dozens of recorded sexual encounters of leading figures, which were being used by the security forces as blackmail. According to Maariv, Fatah ordered the videotapes to be destroyed so they did not fall into the hands of Hamas. Hamas said the videotapes involve several Fatah ministers and prominent leaders. ... The paper added that some of the videotapes were recordings of Hamas leaders, one of whom was forced to collaborate with Fatah against Hamas. The tape showed him cheating on his wife.
Maariv added that some of the women who appeared in the tapes were imported prostitutes. Maariv’s reporter said that he had seen one of the tapes which was recorded in a hospital and involved a doctor with a girl. The reporter said that this type of blackmail is very common.
The reporter knows it is very common, eh? You could have knocked me down with a feather. Imagine that Fatah, the organization of Yasser Arafat, Nobel Prize Winner and Father of the Nation, or Hamas, those Paladins of Islamic rectitude engage in this common type of blackmail. Well blow me down. Oops. Wrong choice of words.
Pity the Palestinians, whose lives are in these people's hands. Pity the readers of newspapers, who are always, as they say, the last to know.