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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hamas' gift list

Remember how you had to write all those thank-you notes to all those people you barely knew after your Bar Mitzva/wedding because they gave you gifts? Remember how hard it was to think of something original to say so that it wouldn't sound like a form letter? The terrorists of Hamas have it much easier. Today they made a list of most of the gifts they received last week when the Gaza Strip fell into their hands and they sent it off to one guest at the party: The United States of America. Yes, American taxpayers, you paid for all this:
The list of claimed seized U.S. material included:

* "Dozens" of mounted machine guns

* Approximately 7,400 American M-16 assault rifles

* About 800,000 rounds of bullets.

* Eighteen armored personnel carriers

* Seven armored military jeeps

* "Tens" of armored civilian cars, including pickup trucks and magnums.

* Eight massive trucks equipped with water cannons for dispersing protests

* Fourteen military-sized bulldozers

Hamas sources said the terror group was still sifting through the weapons and equipment it obtained. They said the list they provided didn't include what they said were large quantities of U.S.-provided rocket propelled grenades, grenade launchers, explosives, and military equipment, such as boots and tents.

Abu Abdullah, a senior member of Hamas' so-called military wing, told WND Hamas estimates they obtained at least $400 million worth of American weapons and equipment. That number couldn't immediately be verified. The average cost of an M-16 in Gaza yesterday was $16,911, and the average cost of a bullet there was $12.07, meaning the cost in Gaza of U.S. assault rifles and bullets Hamas claims to have obtained amount to over $137 million.

Abu Abdullah said Hamas officials and "military" leaders were surprised Fatah didn't evacuate some of the heavy machinery it left behind, including the bulldozers and armored personnel carriers.

"I am surprised Fatah weren't directed by their Zionist and American handlers to evacuate the heavy equipment. It could have been brought out through the Egyptian border," Abu Abdullah said.
Hamas is so confident that they are hoping that the US will provide more weapons to Fatah in Judea and Samaria. Because if it does, Hamas is convinced those weapons will fall into its hands. Fatah 'strongman' Muhammed Dahlan doesn't dismiss that possibility either:
In an interview yesterday with Reuters, Fatah strongman Mahmoud Dahlan warned the West Bank is at risk of being overrun by Hamas.

"If serious reforms are not undertaken in the security forces it would be easy for Hamas to take over the West Bank," Dahlan said.
I wonder what kind of 'reforms' the man who was the most hated man in Gaza has in mind.

Previously at Israel Matzav:

Hamas gets some lots of US weapons


At 2:12 PM, Blogger PM said...

you need to write "$400 millions booty" as headlines....


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