Hamas commander killed in Gaza despite truce

Please spare me the ‘religion of peace, persecuted freedom fighters’ retorts.  Less than 24 hours into a cease fire, and these folks are right back to killing each each. I’m growing weary of the canned “It’s the zionists” excuses.  Come to terms with the fact that some people feed on death. 

GAZA (Reuters) – Gunmen shot dead a Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and the Islamist group blamed a Fatah-dominated security service for the first killing in the territory since a ceasefire went into effect overnight.

Hospital officials in the southern town of Khan Younis said Hussein Shabasi was shot in the head.

A spokesman for Hamas’s armed wing said he was killed by the Preventive Security Service, most of whose members belong to President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction. The security service denied any connection with his death.

The ceasefire had appeared to be holding, bringing people out of their homes for the first time in five days as shops reopened and traffic again clogged Gaza’s narrow streets.

The truce took effect after Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas met an aide to Abbas on Monday in a bid to stem a surge of fighting in which at least 30 Palestinians were killed.



  1. I’m a big fan of the Preventive Security Service.

  2. That’s roughly translated as ‘kill the opposition before they are a threat’.

  3. PreCrime.

  4. Of course. That’s why it’s “Preventive”.

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