Friday, January 16, 2009

Terror funeral in Gaza draws "tens of thousands"

Ma'an reports on the funeral of Hamas "interior minister" Said Siam:
Tens of thousands of Palestinians, many of them Hamas supporters, attended a mass funeral procession in Gaza on Friday for de facto Interior Minister Said Siyam, who was assassinated in an Israeli airstrike on Thursday.

If Gaza is as ravaged as the news reports and "human rights" activists want us to believe, and if Gazans all believe that Israel is targeting civilians; if Israel's goal (as that moderate Mahmoud Abbas has said) is to "eliminate the Palestinian people from Gaza".... then why would so many people put their lives in their own hands and gather in such a large crowd, with the knowledge that surely Israel will drop megaton bombs on them? Imagine how many of these people could have been killed by a single bomb of the type that killed their hero (crater pictured on left).

Could it be that they really know that Israel is more moral than they are, and are willing to bet their own lives on it?

(By the way, his Ma'an obituary includes the fact that Siam used to get his paycheck from the UN:
Siyam worked as a math and science teacher at local United Nations-run schools. He joined Hamas in the 1980s, one of its earliest members. Siyam quickly assumed leadership of the local teacher's union.
(Meaning that he was a UNRWA teacher and a terrorist simultaneously.)