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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Hamas distributes candy to celebrate heroic murder of pregnant woman (updated)

The New York Times briefly mentions:

In the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, hundreds of Hamas supporters took to the streets after the evening prayer to celebrate the news of the attack, urged on by the calls of an imam over the loudspeaker even before Hamas had officially said it was behind the killings.

This is a gross understatement of the ecstasy that has accompanied the news that Hamas managed to kill four unarmed civilians, two of them women.

The Hamas-affiliated Palestine Times goes into detail.

Thousands of supporters of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas on Tuesday night participated in a massive march called for by the movement to celebrate the heroic operation carried out by the Mujahideen of al-Qassam Brigades in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, which killed four Zionist settlers.

The rally began after Taraweeh prayers, directly in front of the mosque in the camp in the northern Gaza Strip, with people chanting slogans in support of the resistance and the Qassam Brigades and slogans demanding more quality operations and to respond to the continued Zionist escalation against the holy sites and the Palestinian people.

The participants in the rally prostrated to thank God for the success of the Qassam Brigades and distributed sweets in celebration of the guerrilla operation.

Lawmaker Mushir al-Masri said in the speech during the march: "The heroic Hebron operation came as a natural reaction on the launch of direct negotiations, and the operation was a response to the continued coordination Israeli-Palestinian security and that this was the Qassam Brigades' and Hamas' response to stop the negotiations through this process, a message to both Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. "

Al-Masri added, "At a time when Abbas and Barak were sitting in Jordan, the al-Qassam Brigades wee sitting down with the settlers, but on their own [terms]."

Hamas consistently jeered Abbas' and Fayyad's pseudo-condemnations of the terror attack.

Another article describes how the writer went to multiple rallies to celebrate this attack, which Hamas entitled "torrent of fire," and described how proud he was and how candy was being distributed.

Yet another article takes the form of a prayer of thanks that such an operation, appropriately timed in Ramadan, was successful and that God should save Muslims from any counterattack.

(Update: Reuters photo added, hotlinked from Boker Tov Boulder)