Another Terrorist Dies
Yet another radical Islamist has been killed, but this time at the hand of the Israelis. The world is clearly a better place with him now living out eternity in hell with a bunch of ghouls raping him. Even so, I’m somewhat concerned that he was a government official for the Palestinians. Have the Palestinians made attempts on the lives of Israeli officials in the past, or even succeeded? If so, it’s completely understandable since the Palestinians would have raised the stakes. If not, I’m concerned that everyone will be made worse off if it escalates. Here are some details:
A senior Palestinian security official in the Hamas government was killed on Thursday in an Israeli aerial attack on a militant camp in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses and medics said.
They said Jamal Abu Samhadana, also a leader of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) militant group, was among four people killed in a PRC-run camp near the town of Khan Younis.
It was the first time Israel has killed an appointee of the government under Hamas, an Islamist group that took power in March after an election victory over the more moderate Fatah faction of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
“Israel knows that Abu Samhadana works in the government and by killing him they are sending a message that all its members, from the prime minister to junior employees, are targets for death,” said cabinet secretary Ghazi Hamad.
An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the strike, saying it targeted the camp rather than anyone specific. Abu Samhadana, on Israel’s wanted list for his role in a more than 5-year-old Palestinian revolt, had survived previous attempts on his life.
Hamas appointed Abu Samhadana as supervisor over the Interior Ministry, which oversees security services, in April. Though he hails from Fatah, Abu Samhadana had good relations with Hamas, which is sworn to the Jewish state’s destruction.
Again, I’m not sorry the bastard’s dead, I’m only wondering where things will lead if targeting government officials is a new tactic.