June 11, 2007, - 9:32 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Palestinian Muslims–you know, members of the “Religion of Peace”–have found a new way of sending each other to the 72 virgins.
In the latest sequel of Al-Alien v. Al-Predator a/k/a HAMAS v. Fatah, the rival terrorists are now hurling each other off high-rise buildings to their deaths. Bravo. Keep it coming. Yes, what a civilized, peaceful religion this is (remember these terrorist body-hurlers are international heroes throughout the Muslim world):
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Gunmen fired at the house of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas early Monday and warring factions threw militants to their deaths from high-rise buildings, in a dangerous escalation of infighting in Gaza. [DS: Their homicide bombings of innocent Israelis–apparently not so “dangerous” according to this AP report.]
There were no reports of casualties in the attack on Haniyeh’s house in the Shati refugee camp next to Gaza City. [DS: Damn.] His office wouldn’t say whether he was inside when the house and surrounding area came under heavy fire for about 15 minutes from a nearby high-rise building. But his wife, children and grandchildren were, his family said.
It was the first time in a month of fighting between Hamas and the rival Fatah group that Haniyeh was an apparent target. [DS: And hopefully NOT the last time.]
Before daybreak Monday the sides reached an agreement to stop the clashes, and Fatah-linked security forces began pulling back from points of friction around the Gaza Strip. But several such cease-fires in recent weeks have been short-lived. Shooting could still be heard at several points around Gaza City as residents awoke Monday.
The fighting took a grisly turn on Sunday, when Hamas militants kidnapped a member of the elite presidential guard of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, took him to the roof of a 15-story apartment building and threw him to his death. [DS: Israel vs. these barbarians is not a clash of the civilizations. Clearly, Israel is the only civilization to speak of in the area.]
That set off skirmishes throughout the city, including gun battles and shelling. Fatah militants surrounded the house of a Hamas mosque preacher, fired rocket-propelled grenades at the four-story building and then entered, firing at the preacher, and taking him away. Later, his body was brought to a hospital. Hamas pledged revenge.
And just before midnight, a Hamas activist was thrown off the 12th floor of a building and killed, security officials said. Four other Hamas men in the building were shot and wounded, bringing the day’s toll to three dead and 36 wounded, medical officials said. [DS: A good start.]
A Hamas militant wounded Friday in southern Gaza infighting also died on Sunday.
The two sides have been locked in a violent power struggle since Hamas ousted Fatah from power in January 2006 elections. Hamas brought Fatah into its government in March in an effort to quell the internal strife, but the fighting reignited in mid-May over an unresolved dispute over who controls the powerful security forces.
Fifty-five people have been killed in the latest outbreak of violence, most of them militants. A truce declared two weeks ago was meant to end the clashes, but last week the fighting resumed around the southern Gaza city of Rafah.
Both Abbas and Haniyeh called on gunmen to pull back from streets and rooftops to allow about 24,000 Gaza 12th grade high school students to start their final exams on Monday.
Uh, they can’t even keep a truce for two seconds between them and they throw each other off high-rises. Yet, Israel is expected to gamble its entire future on these animals. Puh-leeze.
Alien vs. Predator: Palestinian Muslim Sequel #5245 . . . .
Jason and Freddy are getting jealous.
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