Sunday, July 1, 2007

At least 116 killed in Hamas takeover of Gaza

A new wikipedia entry titled The Battle of Gaza (2007) -- sources figures provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that estimates that over 550 people were wounded and at least 116 killed during the fighting in the week up to 15 June.

'Executing one by one'

MSNBC filed a ghastly report ( with sub-section titled 'Executing one by one'

Fatah officials said Hamas shot and killed seven of its fighters outside the Preventive Security building. A doctor at Shifa Hospital said he examined two bodies that had been shot in the head at close range. The officials and the doctor spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.
A witness, who identified himself only as Amjad, said men were killed as their wives and children watched.

“They are executing them one by one,” Amjad, who lives in a building overlooking the Preventive Security complex, said by telephone. “They are carrying one of them on their shoulders, putting him on a sand dune, turning him around and shooting.”

The killers ignored appeals from residents to spare the men’s lives, said Amjad, who declined to give his full name, fearing reprisal.

Scott Olson of The Trading Post in his blog post:
The Trading Post: Fatah vs. Hamas. The two state solution?
put it best:

It's hard to make any sense out of what is going on in the Palestinian Territories. When a small and heavily armed faction of your religion has essentially turned itself in to a death cult there really doesn't seem to be any need for civilized people to try and negotiate with them. They have one thing on their minds: the destruction of Israel, no matter what the cost, including their wives and children's lives

The Palestinian Arab terrorist militias that rule the Palestinian Authority ultimately bear the seeds of their own destruction. Violence and hatred beget violence and hatred. Fascists governments and societies that indoctrinate virulent hatred as is the case in many Arab countries and regimes, will inevitably suffer from their own medicine.

The mass killings of Arabs by Arabs in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, and now the Palestinian Authority are all cases in point and possibly portents to places like Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia where radical Jihad movements are on the move.

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