Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hamas and Euro 2008

Fokke & Sukke do not want a bloodless nil-nil: "Hamas and Israel just sport and perform their duties ".

One of the reasons why I admire the makers of the Dutch cartoon Fokke & Sukke is the fact that they often manage to combine two or more hot news items into one - often quite funny - cartoon. Here they refer to both the fragile ceasefire between Hamas/Gaza and Israel which started this morning, and the UEFA Euro 2008 football/soccer championship, i.e. the game Netherlands-Romania the other day.

This morning I read the sad news that Dutch defender Khalid Boulahrouz' prematurely born baby daughter had died in a Lausanne, Switzerland, hospital, where his pregnant wife was taken yesterday. Poor family.

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