Saturday, September 24, 2005


Hanging around with a bunch of hate crazed fanatics can be dangerous:
A massive explosion ripped through a crowd at a rally staged by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip today, killing at least 10 Palestinians and wounding scores of others, medical officials said.

Hamas blamed Israel, which categorically denied any involvement in the blast. Witness accounts and some Palestinian Authority officials suggested that ordnance and weaponry being paraded by the group had accidentally exploded.
Not wanting to look like complete idiots Hamas has blamed the explosion on an Israeli air-strike. But that looks unlikely:
A jeep exploded during the parade that was attended by thousands of people at the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the first deadly incident in the territory since Israel completed its withdrawal.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group and the Palestinian interior ministry said Hamas is to blame.

The jeep was ferrying gunmen from the Islamic fundamentalist movement's armed wing to the open space set aside for festivities celebrating Israel's withdrawal from Gaza when the vehicle exploded, sending mangled body parts of militants and bystanders flying.

Palestinian witnesses said a crowd, including many children, swarmed around the truck moments before it blew up.
Fanatics, kids and weapons, now there's a disaster just waiting to happen.

Update: The explosion was a Middle East machismo thing:
A truck filled with masked militants and homemade weapons exploded at a Hamas rally Friday, killing at least 15 Palestinians and wounding 80 — including children — bringing a grisly and terrifying end to one of the last gatherings by armed groups celebrating Israel's Gaza pullout.

Mishandled explosives apparently caused the blast, which came a day before an agreement by militants not to publicly parade weapons is to take effect.

Witnesses said many children were among the casualties.

Since Israel left Gaza last week, ending a 38-year military occupation, militant groups have held rallies throughout the Mediterranean coastal strip. Masked militants paraded with rockets, grenades and rifles in celebrations lauding their campaign of suicide attacks and other violence as having forced Israel's withdrawal from land Palestinians claim for a future state.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, struggling to combat the chaos and the public display of arms in Gaza, wrested a pledge from militant groups to stop holding military-style parades with weapons after Saturday.

"There is absolutely no excuse to parade weapons in the streets," Palestinian National Security Adviser Jibril Rajoub said Friday. "The (militant groups) are merely trying to express their power and their capabilities. I would hope Palestinian society will soon be rid of all of these images."
I'm guessing these masked "militants" had really small penises.


Anonymous Mine Host said...

Heh heh heh...

2:34 PM  
Anonymous The_Real_JeffS said...

Yeah! Where's the outrage from the anti-gun lobby? It's for the children!!!!

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Jorgen said...

Darwin at work again!

10:35 PM  

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