… but hey, who are we to judge? Â One man’sÂ terroristÂ is another man’s freedom fighter…Â Right?
NewsweekÂ talked to gunmen who admitted using a hospital for firing at Israel:
One of the most notorious incidents during the war was the Jan. 15 shelling of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society buildings in the downtown Tal-al Hawa part of Gaza City, followed by a shell hitting their Al Quds Hospital next door; the subsequent fire forced all 500 patients to be evacuated . . . In the Tal-al Hawa neighborhood nearby, however,Â Talal Safadi, an official in the leftist Palestinian People’s Party, said that resistance fighters were firing from positions all around the hospital. He shrugged that off,Â having a bigger beef with Hamas. “They failed to win the battle.” more fromÂ Newsweep
* Brave Hamas ‘Leaders” Still Hiding
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(IsraelNN.com) Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh and Mahmoud A-Zahar are still in hiding, a senior Egyptian official told Al-Hayyat on Friday. The two fear Israel still sees them as a target despite the conclusion of the Cast Lead operation in Gaza, he explained.
Haniyeh, A-Zahar and others went into hiding during the operation as the IDF targeted Hamas leaders and bombed hundreds of the terror group’s buildings, weapons caches and tunnels. Among those killed were senior Hamas heads Nizar Rayyan and Said Siam.Â More
They encourage their young men to be martyrs and meet their 72 virgins while they hide out with their four wives.
Steaming fresh Â Hamas News:
Fatah supporters are reporting that Hamas has set upÂ detention and torture centersÂ in mosques and kindergartens. One mosque was mentioned specifically,Â Imam El-Shafei, and the kindergarten was called al-Tahir in Beit Hanoun.Â Hamas also continues to attack Fatah members, blowing a wall in the house of one and shooting the legs of two brothers. More…
Marching for Hamas
In a bizarre reversal of all their commitment to human rights andÂ the struggleÂ of men and women for independence and self-determination, the European Left has chosen again and again to side with the bullies and to condemn a small nation struggling to survive in a hostile neighborhood. It is all self-contradictory: The Left supports gay rights, yet attacks the only country in the Middle East where gay rights are enshrined in law. Hamas makes death the punishment for being gay, but “we are all Hamas now.” Iran hangs gays, but it is praised as an agent of anti-imperialism, and allowed to get on with its job of stoning women and executing dissidents and members of religious minorities. If UK Premier Gordon Brown swore to wipe France from the face of the earth, he would become a pariah among nations. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatens to do that to Israel and is invited to speak to the UN General Assembly.
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