Saturday, August 15, 2009


A bit of biffo in Gaza with Hamas taking on al Qaeda allied rival Jund Ansar Allah:
The confrontation was triggered when the leader of the group defied Gaza's Hamas rulers by declaring in a Friday prayer sermon that the territory was an Islamic emirate.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya was in deny-there's-a-problem-but-blame-Israel-anyway mode:
"No such groups exist on the ground in Gaza," he said at prayers in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya. He blamed the "Israeli media for spreading this information with a view to turning the world against Gaza."
But just in case anyone's actually paying attention:
During his own Friday sermon, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, dismissed Mr Moussa's comments.

"These declarations [of an Islamic emirate] are aimed towards incitement against the Gaza Strip and an attempt at recruiting an international alliance against the Gaza Strip.

"And we warn those who are behind these Israeli Zionist declarations: the Gaza Strip only contains its people."
The imaginary clash with the nonexistent group produced real casualties:
Hamas police stormed a mosque in Gaza on Friday where radicals had declared an Islamist "emirate," sparking clashes that left 13 people dead and injured at least 100, emergency services said.

Shooting continued after dark, witnesses said, after clashes began in the afternoon following weekly prayers in the southern city of Rafah, which straddles the Egyptian border.

Among the dead was Mohammed al-Shamali, head of the Hamas military unit for southern Gaza, emergency services said, adding that bodies of some other victims could not be reached because of the intensity of the fighting.

Twenty of the wounded were said to be in serious condition as the confrontation developed into one of the most violent incidents in Gaza since Israel's 22-day onslaught on the impoverished enclave in December and January.

An Egyptian security official said a three-year-old boy was critically wounded by a bullet from the fighting across the border.
The assault that didn't happen also involved rocket propelled grenades and dynamite. Palestinians obviously have vivid imaginations.


Anonymous Mehaul said...

Your associates who recently returned from Gaza certainly brought you up to speed Damian. Do they live in Verdun with you Damain, or did you have to leave your home in the hills and travel to the big smoke to meet this enlightened group of middle east commentators. Ah Damian, there's the truth and then there's the imagination of a liar.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Mehaul said...

Latte. Just ignore the poor fool. His whole left positioning is based on 'look at me, I care more than you' which he fails to substantiate, other than citing invisible people and leftie publications offering faux sentiment for the Palestinian situation which he knows nothing about. Like a typical leftie he defers to highly selective readings and of course his well travelled friends to serve his own feelings of victimhood.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

You've really lost it Danny Boy.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Corey said...

So tell us, Damian, how did you get on with addressing Dan's points in comment #3 above?

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Corey, why on earth would I want to address anything the Zionist nutter Danny Boy says? Who cares what he says - apart from other Zionutters.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Indeed, Danny Boy, what would you know?

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Seek help Danny Boy; you need it badly.

7:14 AM  

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