Friday, June 15, 2007

What Hamas calls “Justice”

So, Hamas has become the de facto government in the Gaza Strip after a bloody battle. These are scary times. It doesn't look very optimistic and of course Isreal is worried they will advance further into the West Bank (from which they have launched rocket attacks on innocent civilians in the past). A state of emergency has been called, aid money is starting to flow again as the West backs moderate Fatah Mahmoud Abbas as president of Palestine.

But as I was reading yesterday's article, I was disgusted by the typically radical propaganda Hamas spews. According to them, "justice" is:

  • Dragging Fatah hostages and shooting them in the streets, execution style
  • Cutting telephone lines, looting and vandalizing property so that hospitals have to operate without any electricity or blood
  • Using only bullets, grenades and rockets for discussions about Palestinian government
  • Theatening to turn violence against its own innocent civilians
  • Calling the taking over of Gaza by ski-masked gunmen “Gaza’s second liberation”
The first “liberation” would have been when Israel evacuated as ordered by ex prime minister Ariel Sharon. Others, reasonably, call this "liberation" a “real live horror movie.”

I gather that this is what Hamas considers to be "justice" after the following statement:

"We are telling our people that the past era has ended and will not return," Islam Shahawan, a spokesman for Hamas' militia, told Hamas radio. "The era of justice and Islamic rule have arrived." Apparently the era of grammatical justice still hasn’t.

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