Hamas: Israel Uses Sex as a Weapon

By Jeffrey Goldberg

I think they might mean Jewish wives, not Israel. But don't let me interrupt a good story: Islam Shahwan, a Hamas police spokesman in the Gaza Strip, is accusing Israeli intelligence operatives of attempting to "destroy" the young generation by distributing libido-boosting chewing gum in the Gaza area. Shahwan said that "a Palestinian drug dealer admitted that he sold products that increase sex drive" after getting the goods from Israeli sources near the Karni crossing. The official investigation began after a Palestinian man reported that his daughter got her innocent hands on said gum and couldn't shake the "dubious" side effects. Me, I prefer Orbit sugar-free Bubblemint, to which I was introduced by Nicole Kidman, which wasn't the aphrodisiacal experience you might think it would be.

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