It’s a sad fact that anarchists have no friends. Everything vanishes into the maw of their violence and nihilism. Now the UN is learning that truism for itself, since Palestinians attempted to kidnap a UN official who was in Gaza:
Three masked Palestinian gunmen opened fire Friday on a vehicle carrying the chief of the UN refugee mission in Gaza and tried to kidnap him, the UN official said.
John Ging, head of the UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza, said no one was hurt in the kidnap attempt in northern Gaza, but in the wake of the attack, the mission would consider sending home foreign staffers.
Ging, a driver and a security official were traveling in an armored vehicle when the gunmen jumped out of a white Subaru and opened fire, he said.
“They tried to force open the car, but our driver extracted himself from that situation,” and sped away as the gunmen continued firing, he said.
Eleven bullets pierced the vehicle, which was clearly marked with the UN insignia and a UN flag, Ging said. The incident took place about half a mile from the Erez crossing into Israel, he added.
I can just envision bewildered UN officials, safely ensconced in their UN offices, scratching their heads and saying things along the lines of “After all we’ve done for them, how can they turn on us this way?” Once good answer is that the UN’s actions, which can lazily be analogized to enabling an alcoholic, have not helped the Palestinians at all, but have instead been a major contribution to the Palestinians’ swift descent into national madness.