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Monday, December 11, 2006

'Palestinian' Civil War Watch: 3 children of Fatah official murdered in drive-by shooting

I wonder whether the United Nations 'Human Rights Council,' 'Human Rights Watch' or 'Amnesty International' will be investigating. Maybe they could ask Desmond Tutu to look into this. Somehow, I doubt they will be interested....

Three children of a 'senior 'Palestinian' intelligence officer' were murdered in a drive-by shooting in a Gaza City street crowded with hundreds of school children this morning. No one has taken responsibility yet - my bet is on Hamas. Here's why:
In the attack, the gunmen pumped dozens of bullets into a car carrying the children of intelligence officer Baha Balousheh, a loyalist of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement. A decade ago, Balousheh was a lead interrogator in a crackdown on the now-ruling Hamas movement.
This was a sickening attack:
Three of Balousheh's children, ranging in age from six to 10, were killed, in addition to an adult, hospital officials said. Four more people were wounded in the attack in Palestine Street, lined with nine schools. Baha Balousheh was not in the area.

The car was riddled with at least 30 bullets. Its seats, school bags and a small plastic bag with a sandwich in it were spattered with blood.

Dozens of Fatah supporters tried to close the school street, shouting: "God help us take revenge against the killers."

During the attack, children dropped to the ground or fled, screaming.
I guess the murderers of Tali Hatuel and her four children and fetus don't treat their own any better. Of course, the cries for 'revenge' are not something likely to be heard here either. But give them a state reichlet and that will solve all the world's problems. Right Mr. Baker and Mr. Hamilton?
"I was walking with my young brother, Wael, who is 9, and we just crossed the street in order to take him to the school when shooting took place," said 12-year-old Fadwa Nabulsi, still shaken by the bloody scene.

"We saw fire coming from one car. We started screaming and children started running. I was crying, and I lost Wael for about half an hour. Then I found him hiding in a felafel shop. I'm trying to find my father to take us back home," she said.

Dozens of Palestinian police in the area were trying to calm the children and help them locate their parents. Hundreds of anxious parents rushed to Gaza City's Shifa Hospital to get word on their children.
My heart goes out to those children. Really. My eldest daughter, who was then just shy of 18 was half a block away when the Sbarro Pizza shop was blown up in August 2001. It was weeks before she was able to talk about it....

Read the whole thing.

Update 11:00 AM

YNet adds that Baha Balousheh escaped an attempt on his life in September.

Update 2:14 PM

Fatah agrees with me that Hamas was behind these murders. "Palestinian security officials' also said the following:
Security officials said they believed Balousheh had been the target of an assassination attempt, noting that the car's windows had been covered by black shades, blocking a view of the passengers.
I don't believe that. First, if the father had been in the car, he would have been driving or in the front seat. Yet, nearly all the bullets were shot into the back of the car (look at the pictures - aside from the one I posted, there were more of them online). Second, if they wanted to get the father, why do it in front of hundreds of school kids, where any number of innocent kids could also have been hit. Why take that chance? There must be any number of places where they could take a shot at the father. Even most of the 'international media' is going to condemn this attack (and try to find a way to blame it on Israel).

No, the truth is that this was done purposely to kill those children. It was done to send a warning to Balousheh and to any other Fatah officials who might try to cross Hamas. It was done to strike fear of Hamas within Fatah.

And it may well have triggered a long-coming civil war between Fatah and Hamas. Keep your eyes and ears open for the next couple of days.


At 12:46 PM, Blogger Michael said...

These are the shots that need to be heard round the world. People need to see just what the palestinians really are.

So here's the question: When was the last time Israel shot up a street full of kids? Or trageted a car full of kids?

Answer: It hasn't. That's why the human shield trick works.

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Quick! Let's offer them more guns and money, and maybe they'll declare peace on us.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Kranky (in the civilized world) said...

They are not human. Human beings do not do that to each other. This isn't denial, this is demarcation. Once we affirm that murderers of children, those who purposefully, and in an organized and calculated manner, are not human beings, we can treat them as the vermin they are, and wipe their asses out.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

To me, this has the smell of a group that knows no boundries, has no limits.

It's initals are aQ.

They are there, we know that, they are not interested in seeing any peace, cooperation or unity in that area.

They only want hate, more hate and more violence.

That is how aQ thinks, that is how they operate.

Papa Ray
West Texas


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