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Hamas conducts mass executions of alleged collaborators

Hamas conducts mass executions of alleged collaborators

Successful Israeli attack on senior Hamas military leadership further stokes paranoia and alarm among Gaza terrorist groups.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made headlines at a recent press conference by specifically comparing Hamas to ISIS.

As if to prove Netanyahu right, Hamas conducted the execution without trial of several alleged collaborators on Thursday, followed up by a reported 18 today. This is on top of dozens previously executed. Many if not all of these were conducted in public. Hamas has been known to drag bodies through the streets, although it’s unclear if that happened this time.

CNN reports:

Hamas executed 18 suspected informants for Israel in Gaza on Friday, the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV reported.
This comes one day after an Israeli strike in the Gaza city of Rafah killed three senior leaders of the Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing.

The Times of Israel adds:

The witness said masked gunmen lined up the seven men in a side street and opened fire on them. He spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing for his own safety.

Other witnesses told AFP that six of them were grabbed from among hundreds of worshipers leaving the city’s largest mosque, by men in the uniform of Hamas’s military wing. They were pushed to the ground. One of the masked men shouted: “This is the final moment of the Zionist enemy collaborators,” then the gunmen sprayed them with bullets.

Aaron Klein and Mitch Ginsburg at The Times of Israel note how the Israeli strike on the three commanders, preceded by an attack on the hiding place of Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif (who’s status is uncertain) has bred paranoia among Hamas’ ranks:

That Israeli missiles reached them, a senior Israeli military source said after the strike, is evidence of what Hamas’s commanders would consider “a grave betrayal.” It is a development, which, he said, has left Hamas both deeply unsettled and “in shock.”

The official said Hamas has the most trouble trying to thwart old-fashioned human intelligence. That, he said, is “the most scary, most sensitive, most threatening” form of betrayal.

Hamas, he added, has a unit devoted to exposing collaborators. On Thursday, several hours after the assassination, Hamas’s military wing, the Qassam Brigades, announced on its Arabic twitter feed that it had “swiftly arrested seven collaborators, and executed another three immediately.”

The officer said that “many dozens” of individuals have been arrested during the past several weeks on charges of collaboration and that, on July 17, four had been executed for their alleged crimes.

These so-called collaborators, the source said, corrode the mutual trust and confidence of a fighting unit like Hamas. “For them, the HUMINT is everything,” he said. “It’s the most dangerous and the most painful.”

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What a joke the media has become.

If Israel dared execute a SINGLE person without trial we would hear months of news stories and endless pontificating of talking heads and politicians about how evil Israel was.

Hamas executes dozens of people and the media just yawns.

    Ragspierre in reply to Olinser. | August 22, 2014 at 10:07 am

    It’s an important implicit admission that they know perfectly well who they are dealing with.

    You expect barbarians to BE barbaric.

    But, really, who are we to judge? Isn’t one culture as good and valuable as another? You know the drill…

      Deodorant in reply to Ragspierre. | August 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Yep,we know the drill. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

        Ragspierre in reply to Deodorant. | August 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm

        Again, you exhibit the swamp of Collectivism very well. Very broad, but an inch deep.

        “Casting the first stone…” was expressly about ascribing sin, not about discernment. When you take it out of context, it becomes stupid. Like you.

        Are murderous barbarians just like us? Yes or no, please.

          Deodorant in reply to Ragspierre. | August 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm

          You didn’t cast a stone? It is a metaphor about passing judgement, stoopid.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | August 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm

          Answer the question, please.

          I know you can make judgments. You called Gov. Perry “soulless” just the other day.

          Deodorant in reply to Ragspierre. | August 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm

          Explain how you were not casting stones, please.

          There was a context to my calling Perry soulless. It is only ad hominem if it is used in place of an argument. You don’t understand the difference. You seem to lunge at things rather that try to understand them. The fact that you can name one fallacy hardly makes you a genius.

          The United States has been murderous and barbaric. I don’t know have to measure relative morality. The US once distributed smallpox infected blankets to Native Americans. That seems rather barbaric – and murderous. If you don’t like the past, just look at conditions on Pine Ridge today. Do you know what ‘Indian Giver’ means?

          You really seem to think you and your culture are somehow superior. That is your biggest mistake. Why don’t you spend your time taking care of the babies born to poor women denied abortions instead of worrying about Hamas. Of course not. Then you would have to actually do something.

          You use history to prove something rather than to learn something. When it fits, you use it like a cudgle. When it doesn’t you ignore it or you pervert it.

          You do understand that the barbaric arabs invented Algebra while white christians were debating how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

          You do understand what christians have done to jews? Were they barbaric and murderous? Don’t tell me about Hitler. I am talking about bonafied christians.

          You do understand that we have killed children with drones. Just which of those children didn’t have a right to life?

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | August 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

          “There was a context to my calling Perry soulless. It is only ad hominem if it is used in place of an argument.”

          You can’t read, either. You judged Gov. Perry. I did not mention your ad hominem. You weighed Gov. Perry in your balances, and found him wanting. You passed your moral judgment on him, so we know you CAN.

          Now, please, yes or no.

          Are we just like Hamas?

Ham-ass…winning the hearts and minds of the people one murder at a time.

Or, on a good day, mass murders! WITH cameras…!!!

    Deodorant in reply to Ragspierre. | August 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Why can’t you look a little closer to home? Ever heard on CointellPro? Ever engage in introspection?

    Yeah, I know. All the victims were democrats. So it was OK.

    Most of the time you seem like 1st alternate on a crappy high school debate team.

      Ragspierre in reply to Deodorant. | August 22, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Ummm…moron…

      Howard Baker and Martin Luther King, Jr. were Republicans.

      AND this was PERSONALLY authorized by Saint Bobby Kennedy.

      You REALLY are exhibiting some terminal butt-hurt here, as your posts are all attacks on me personally, not a point made in counter-point.

      See, trolling has characteristics. And you present with all the pathologies.

      Also, look up “Ad Hominem Tu Quoque”. You use it constantly, and it is STOOOOOOOOoooooopid.

        Deodorant in reply to Ragspierre. | August 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        If they were republicans, they were LIBERAL republicans – not your kind of republicans. The fact that you keep pointing that out proves you don’t have an argument. You seem to think it is all about some label. You lack all nuance. Their political affiliation at that time has nothing to do with what those names mean NOW.

        I know you reactionaries have your alternate reality – sort of like Pravda. But Cointellpro was Hoover’s play. Even if, for the sake of argument, it was RFK, SO WHAT? It was wrong and people were executed in extra-judicial procedures in our country – our culture. That is the point. Get it? Of course, not.

        I know exactly what an ad hominem attack is and I dare you to come up with an example of when I used it first. I may have responded to you, but I can make logical, consistent arguments. Your arguments fall apart with any scrutiny. Picking you apart is child’s play.

        BTW, I don’t write these rebuttals for your benefit. My goal is to turn you into a laughstock. I figure some of your compatriots can tell when you have been thoroughly skewered. Then they see you resort to insults, fallacies and irrelevancies. Over time they will have no choice but to recognize you for an ignoranmous. The more you resort to insults; the more you miss the point, the deeper you will sink into the tar pit.

        You are a total knee-jerk. You can’t even stay consistent from post to post. You just stick to the party line. 2 legs bad, 4 legs good.

          Henry Hawkins in reply to Deodorant. | August 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm

          What are you, like 12 years old? Geez, lol.

          Ragspierre in reply to Deodorant. | August 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

          You didn’t look up the fallacy I cited you to, didja?

          No.

          You really LIKE showing your butt here, huh?

          Fine with me.

          Deodorant in reply to Deodorant. | August 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

          I didn’t have to. I know it. I know 23 others. You think you are brilliant because you can name one. Why don’t you look it up and then show where I made that fallacy.

          Ragspierre in reply to Deodorant. | August 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

          Happy to, liar.

          It takes the form, “Oh, yeah…!?!? Wul, you (or your guy) did it, too…!!!”

          As I pointed out, you do it constantly.

          Take your “Christians owned slaves” comment the other day in response to my point that Mohammed was a killer who originated a religion that vaunts killing as a means of proselytizing.

          Here, you somehow manage to equate Hamas with a set of conduct that our society expressly condemns.

          See…???

          Just to clear the air, white Christian MEN…for the first time in the history of the world…ended slavery except in those hellholes still dominated by Muslims.

          Ya moron.

          Deodorant in reply to Deodorant. | August 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

          The slave owners replaced it with Jim Crow. It was liberals that did away with slavery – not libertarians.

          Do you deny that the white slave owners justified their barbarity through the bible? Do you deny that many claimed that they did the slaves a favor by christianizing them. Go ahead. You just look foolish.

          It wasn’t white christian men from texas who ended slavery. They fought to keep it. Like I said you use history very selectively. Then those white texans replaced it with peonage, jim crow and terror. They used the convict labor system to re-enslave. Do you know any real history or just the fairy tales that a 10 year old learns in elelmentary school? The real thing isn’t so neat. It is ugly and no culture is exempt.

          Ragspierre in reply to Deodorant. | August 22, 2014 at 6:44 pm

          See…???

          You are a one-trick-pony of the most apparent kind. You just did it again.

          You don’t have an argument respecting Mohammad, so you go to a railing diatribe on…bullshit.

          Most…the vast bulk…of what you relate is simply a lie. Not “history”. Just a lode of propaganda. History tells us that Arabs (maybe IN SPITE of Islam) adapted Indic mathematics. Some of them were brilliant scholars, but they made derivative contributions, not the original insight. We owe them much for preserving and extending Greek medicine and philosophy, but they were a conduit more than a generator. Sorry to disabuse you, sonny.

          You also exhibit the common trait of the scalded spider…you run all over the place. I always love that metaphor. It is SO apt when dealing with a Collectivist troll.

I know! I know! Let’s give them a country on equal footing with the United States.

Captain Keogh | August 22, 2014 at 10:58 am

There is a part of me that hopes that Israel is deliberately sowing suspicion on real Hamas members and then the execution squads do the job that the IDF wants them to do – eliminate them.

The news media will be counting these as more deaths at the hands of the Israelis.

Henry Hawkins | August 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

Brilliant Israeli intelligence and IDF operation. Not only do they take out the top three in one shot, they’ve now got Hamas distrusting and killing each other instead of Israelis.

This kind of puts to rest the calls for Gazans to defy Hamas, doesn’t it, as well as the pollyanna idea that Palestinians ever could have a peaceful, “democratic” state. Israel will have to re-occupy.

I’m wondering if someone will blame Israel for these deaths because if there was no Israel to collaborate with then the executions wouldn’t have been necessary. Or something.

>> Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

It’s Bible Jeopardy!

Proof-texts for 100!

Who said, “All who take the sword will perish by the sword.”?

    gregjgrose in reply to gregjgrose. | August 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    And by the way, the stinking reply thing seems to just dump my post to the bottom of the thread, I really am trying to contain myself here…

That’s what would be going on here, if American unions, ‘educators,’ ‘media’ types and democrat politicians had free rein.

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