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Arabeyes: Hamas and Fatah Dig Up Some Dirt

The battle between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas has just got dirtier and Tunisian blogger Clandestino has the scoop.

يبدو انهم الاخوة في “فلسطين” -او ما تبقى منها- تعلّمو طرق و اساليب الدول المحترفة في الابتزاز و التهديد و نشر الفساد … فالجميع يعرفو انها فلسطين ما هياش دولة ( و شوف تولي دولة شوف لا) و لكن “الحكومات ” المتعاقبة اللي تحكم في الحوم (جمع حومة)المتفرقة و المقسّمة اللي كانت في يوم ما مدن عريقة و منارات حضارية اثّرت في التاريخ , تتصرّف كانها تحكم في دولة مستقلة عندها 51 سنة ….
It seems that the brothers in Palestine – or what is left of it – have learned from other countries which are experts in blackmail, threatening and spreading corruption. Everyone knows that Palestine isn't a state but that the successive governments which govern the different spread out and divided neighbourhoods, which were once thriving towns and centres of civilisation which had an impact on history, behave as though they are governing a country which has been independent for 51 years. They have even developed the means in which they can blackmail adversaries and achieve goals.

Candestino goes on to tell us how Hamas discovered piles sex videos featuring ministers and high profile Palestinian officials, showing us how much dirtier the war between Fatah and Hamas is getting.

From Egypt, blogger Abdulmonem Mahmood brings us the latest on a crackdown by security forces.

اعتقلت قوات أمن الدولة 33 طالبا من مصيف بمنطقة الهانوفيل بالعجمي غرب الاسكندرية في فجر اليوم بعد أن داهمت ثلاث شقق كان الطلاب يستأجرونها لقضاء ثلاثة أيام مصيف الطلاب ينتمون لجماعة الاخوان المسلمين 26 منهم من طلاب بهندسة عين شمس بالقاهرة و سبعة طلاب بجامعة الاسكندرية , وقد قام أحد الطلاب بالاتصال بأصدقائه فور مداهمة الشقة وأخبرهم باعتقالهم , هذا ولم يتم عرضهم علي أي نيابة حتي الان ويرفض جهاز مباحث أمن الدولة الادلاء بمكان احتجازهم أو سبب الاعتقال
Security Forces arrested 33 students in a summer house in Ajami, West Alexandria at dawn after breaking into three apartments booked by students who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood for three days. Twenty-six of the students study engineering at Ain Shams in Cairo and seven are from the University of Alexandria. One of the students contacted a friend as soon as the apartment was broken into and told him about the arrests. They have not been presented to the Public Prosecutor yet and the State Security refuses to tell us where they are being held or why have they all been arrested.

Still in Egypt, Ahmed Sharif, makes this video, and dedicates it to Abdulmonem Mahmood, who belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood, and everyone else in Egypt.

The video appeals to the different sects and people in Egypt and stresses that despite all their different colours and hues, they are all Egyptians.
Sharif provides a translation of the Arabic video on his blog.

In Saudi Arabia, Mashghool (or Busy) narrates to us what happened to him on his brother's wedding day.

هذي الكلمة كانت راسخه في راسي مع بداية اليوم الجديد اللي راح يكون فيه زواج أخوي الكبير (نستقبل التهاني بعد العيد) :) .. وكنت شايل هم أمور كثيرة والسبب طبعاً (الحريم) .. ودنا للسوق باقي غرض ما شريناه ..:( .. (لو تبقى معهم خمسه ريال قالوا ودنا للسوق) .. طيب وديناهم للسوق .. رجعنا نتمدد بعد الظهر ونتغدا .. شوي الا يطمرون عليك بسرعة ترى بتودينا القاعة عشان متواعدين مع الكوفيرة تجينا هناك :( .. طيب طمرنا ووديناهم للقاعة اللي في قلعة وادرين ورجعنا للبيت نريح :( .. شوي الا جايني أبوي .. رح للمطعم الفلاني وخذ العصيرات وودهم للقاعة قبل المغرب ! .. ترى ما يمدي .. وانا أقول في قلبي (يازين الدوام) .. طمرنا وشرينا العصيرات ووديناهم للقاعة (مع ان القاعة المفروض توفر كل شي :( ) .. ورجعنا عقب صلاة المغرب نتمدد ( ياكثر ما تمددنا ذاك اليوم) .. شوي الا أخوي الصغير مسكت معه يلبس شماغ وعقال :( .. جاني أبوي قال رح أشترله من أي محل قريب (بقالة مو محل ملابس) .. وأنا رايح أشتري لأخوي الصغير يدق علي اخوي اللي يبي يتزوج يقولي يسألني عن وضع الفندق ( يقولي هاه كلمتهم وتأكدت من الوضع) .. قلت طيب أيه من أمس وبدق الحين أحتياط :( ..ورجعت للبيت باخذ لي شور سريع عشان أروح للقاعة مع الرجاجيل (كني بزر على هالجملة) .. وصلنا للقاعة وليتني ما وصلت .. كأني هندي جاي على كفالة هالمعازيم حط جب شف رح خذ لا ايه .. وآخر شي واحد من خوالي خلاني أدور بزارينه عشان يصورون مع أخوي :( .. يعني ذاك اليوم لو مشتغل سباك أحسن لي :( .. وأبشركم ما طلعت من القاعة الا بعد صلاة الفجر .. لزوم تكية الحريم على بالهم ان عرسهم زحمة ومطول (شي يقهر) .. مر علي يوم سيء تعبت فيه تعب مو طبيعي :(
A wedding of for two and madness is for 2,000. This is what has been echoing in my head from the beginning of the day my elder brother was getting married on. I was worried about a lot of things, mostly because of the women. Take us to the market, there are few things we haven't bought yet… They would ask to be taken to the market even if they only had 5 Riyals left. Fine, we take them to the market. We return home and rest for a while and have lunch. They then ask you to quickly take them to the wedding hall, where they have an appointment with the hairdresser. So I take them to the hall. They then ask to return them home to rest. Then my father comes, and asks me to go to a restaurant and get some juice and take it to the hall. So I take the juice to the hall before the sun sets even though the hall should have provided the juice. After the sunset prayers, we rested for a while and my little brother decided to wear the Arabic costume. So my father asks me to take my little brother to the store and buy him the clothes he wanted. As I was out with my little brother, my elder brother, who is getting married called, and asked me whether I have called the hotel where the wedding will take place and checked if all was well. I told him I had checked yesterday but will call again to double check. I returned home and took a quick shower and then went to the hall where the men gathered for the wedding. I reached the hall and I wish I hadn't/ I was like an Indian who was there under the sponsorship of the guests. They were bossing me around asking me to do everything. The final straw was my uncle who asked me to look for his little sons so that they can all take a family picture with the groom. I would have been better off had I worked as a plumber on that day. I didn't leave the hall until after the dawn prayers. I was so tired on that day.

Our last stop today is in Egypt again, where Bent Masreya (Egyptian Girl) gets an unexpected visit – from a dead grandmother.

كيف يكون هذا الشعور عندما تستيقظ من النوم وقد زارتك فى الأحلام جدتك الراحلة؟
أنا لم يزرني راحلين فى أحلامى قط.
لم تأتني جدتي التي تزور أمي وخالاتي وخالي وبعض من جاراتها.. وتكثر الزيارات إلى أختي. حتى بن بنت خال والدتي زارته فى منامه.. ولم تزرني أبداً.
والغريب أنها تزور أختي حتى فى المواضيع التي تخصني أنا. فعندما أرفض عريساً تزور أختي لتحرضها على اقناعي، فأضحك وأقول لها: “اللى عايز يقول لي حاجة، يجيلي أنا”.
وعلى هذا فأنا تصلني رسائلها من خلال وسيط :) والتي أتعامل معها بمنطق أنها جدتي التي اعتادت أن تكون السيدة صاحبة الشخصية القوية والمؤثرة والتى تنصح حفيدتها ليس إلا، وبالتالي فهذا ليس توجيها إلاهيا لأقوم بفعل ما لا أريد وما لا أقتنع به.
ولكني أظل أتسائل ما هو هذا الشعور عندما يزورك أحد الأموات فى المنام؟ كيف يكون استقبالك لهذا الحدث؟ شخص رحل عنك منذ عشرة سنوات أو أكثر، تنظر فى صوره على فترات زمنية متباعدة لكي لا تسقط ملامحه من ذاكرتك وتنمحي فى زحمة الأحداث والوجوه اليومية. ثم يأتيك على حين حلم وفي ظل الحركات السريعة للعينين وبعد أن شقت لك مغازل النوم الطريق إلى منتجع النوم العميق تجد هذا الراحل أمامك يطمئنك أو ينصحك أو يحذرك أو يبشرك.. أو حتى يلتقيك لتملأ عينيك من وجهه الذي تشتاق إليه وكف
How do you feel when you wake up after your dead grandmother visited you in your sleep? I have never been visited by the dead in my dreams. My grandmother who visits my mother, aunts, uncle and some of her neighbours, and especially my sister, has never visited me. She even visited my mother's niece's son but never visited me. What is strange is that she appears to my sister and talks to her about things about me. When I turn down a marriage proposal, she visits my sister and asks her to encourage me to accept. I used to laugh and say: Who ever has a message for me .. should deliver it himself. I used to get her messages through a mediator. But I deal with her as a grandmother who had a strong and effective personality and who was just advising her granddaughter. This is why I don't take those visions as a directive and I don't do what I am not convinced about. But I still used to ask myself how it would feel to be visited by the dead in your sleep. Some one who has died more than 10 years ago but whose image is printed in your memory and doesn't get erased by time and everyday clutter. Then as you are in deep sleep, he comes to assure, advise and warn you .. or even enables you to see the face you miss so much..

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