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The black market of weapons in Yemen
  Written By:  Hakim Almasmari ( Editor-in-Chief)*
  Article Date:
January 12, 2009 



This week Israel claimed that Yemen was sending Chinese weapons to Palestine to help Palestinians fight the Israelis.

To some this might come as a surprise, but the question that I want to ask is why is it when the United States sent Israel 3000 tons of explosives this week it is considered normal, but when Palestinians get weapons it is considered illegal black market trade?

For those who might say that it is because the United States is doing it in the open, we can say the same for Yemen, and that is why media outlets covered the news.

Others might say that it is considered illegal because Hamas does not run the government of Palestine. However, in reality, Hamas received the majority of the votes in the Palestinian elections, and are considered the legible side who rule the government according to international laws.

Israel accuses Yemen of sending Hamas bombs that explode and effects things that come within a 100 meter radius. Isn't this accusation weak when we compare what Israel uses to kill Palestinians using chemical weapons which in return have killed over 400 children, women and handicapped old citizens over the last two weeks.

The only explanation I have for this is that the dirty game of politics gets only dirtier by time, and that dirt is fed to the poor of the world.

* Editor-in-Cheif could be reached at:  editor@yemenpost.net