Ed Driscoll


SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION: This is a classic, found on Joanne Jacobs’ Weblog:

So that’s how it happens
Palestinian gunmen sent to Italy in the Church of the Nativity deal are threatening to explode, Al Bawaba reports. They can’t take the humiliation of being watched by the Italian police.

The three Palestinians granted exile in Italy after the Israeli army siege of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity risk cracking under the strain of being so closely monitored, one of them told La Reppublica on Monday.

“When we arrived in Italy I asked the head of the Italian security service responsible for us not to track us too closely. I told him,