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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hamas bans Gaza terrorists from wearing masks

In its first order since taking over the Gaza Strip, Hamas has banned all gunmen terrorists from wearing masks - except when they are shooting at Jews.
The masks have become commonplace in the Gaza Strip during weeks of factional fighting between the ruling Hamas movement and President Mahmoud Abbas's secular Fatah faction.

Both sides wore the masks to hide their identities.

“A decision was taken last night to prevent (people from wearing) masks,” Khaled Abu Hilal, a spokesman for the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry, said.

Hamas made one exception, for militants carrying out cross-border attacks on Israel.

“Wearing masks should only be near the borders and in fighting the Zionist enemy, not in the streets and near people's homes,” Abu Hilal said.
So here's my question: When a Hamas terrorist shoots a Kassam at Israel from atop a residential building or otherwise from among civilians human shields, is he allowed to wear a mask? Maybe someone can pose that question at Islam Online.

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