The mayor of the town that did that said and I quote:
"It's the least we can do for this great man who revived hope in our hearts and took revenge for us on the Zionist entity," Mohammed Wehbe said, saying the move was to "honor him and raise our spirits."
He took revenge by expelling the Israeli ambassador. That's all he did. And that's all it took for him to get a street named after him. You ever get the feeling that there are far too many gullible people in the region? Anyway, there is one notion in this article that I can slightly get behind:
"I would like to be able to give Chavez a Palestinian passport so he could become a Palestinian citizen. Then we would elect him and he would become our president," said Mahmoud Zwahreh, mayor of Al-Masar, a community near Bethlehem where 8,000 people live in poverty.
Can you imagine how entertaining the peace negotiations would become? Al Hugo Abu-Chavez for President!