After first being adopted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the 10-year-old girl whose family was killed by a Palestinian ordinance on a Gaza beach has arrived in Abu Dhabi after a member of the oil-rich emirate's ruling family said he wanted to adopt her.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al-Nahayan, deputy prime minister of the UAE, proposed in a telephone conversation with Abbas after the attack to adopt the girl. What? Was Abbas so busy running the Palestinian Authority that he didn't have time to be a good father? Not likely. He's sitting in his office with nobody around him and nobody to talk to except the occassional television camera.