“The Gaza Palestinians celebrated the Hamas-Fatah ceasefire with rifle fire for over an hour,” observes New Republic editor in chief Martin Peretz, “Can these people do anything without gunshots?”
The answer is that while celebratory gunfire seems to be customary in many Arab nations, it is, in fact, possible for Arabs to do things without gunshots. Indeed, I’ve observed such non-gunshooting Arabs in person on several occassions. Strange but true. Palestinians, even!