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Friday, November 26, 2010

They don't make martyrs like they used to

The Hamas media is mourning the loss of their latest member to be killed.

The Palestine Times headlines the article "In Jabalia - the Martyrdom of an al-Qassam Mujahid."

The English Al Qassam website spoke of the fallen fighter in glowing terms:
The Ezzeden Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, mourned on Thursday evening November 25th one of its heroes, the mujahed Bilal Maher Zaqout ,22, from Jabalia refugee camp.

...Ezzeden Al Qassam Brigades said in its military communiqué that the mujahed was martyred after a long bright path of jihad, hard work, struggle and sacrifice.

In addition, the Brigades reaffirmed the commitment and determination to continue the resistance against the belligerent occupation forces.

Finally, the Brigades prayed to Allah to accept the martyrdom of the mujahed and to grant his family patience and solace
And what heroic thing was he doing when he became a martyr? Here's how they described it in paragraph 2:
The Brigades announced in a military communiqué released on Thursday evening that the mujahed Bilal Maher Zaqout was martyred due to a live bullet fired by mistake while he was cleaning his own gun in Jabalia refugee camp north of the Gaza Strip.
Yes, this Hamas hero shot himself in the chest while cleaning his gun.

(h/t Samson)