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Last updated on July 24th, 2017 at 11:27 am

In typically enthusiastic style, Hamas celebrates Israel’s Gaza withdrawal:

A massive explosion ripped through a crowd at a rally staged by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip today, killing at least 10 Palestinians and wounding scores of others, medical officials said.

Cause of the blast appears to be blundering Hamas killbots:

The jeep was ferrying gunmen from the Islamic fundamentalist movement’s armed wing to the open space set aside for festivities celebrating Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza when the vehicle exploded, sending mangled body parts of militants and bystanders flying.

Palestinian witnesses said a crowd, including many children, swarmed around the truck moments before it blew up.

The victims include at least two children and three militants.

You know what these guys need? A state of their own! Naturally, Hamas—the Three Stooges of global terrorism—has denied responsibility:

Hamas blamed Israel, which categorically denied any involvement in the blast. Witness accounts and some Palestinian Authority officials suggested that ordnance and weaponry being paraded by the group had accidentally exploded.

This sort of thing happens often:

An accidental explosion would be only the latest in a string of deadly mishaps for militant groups in Gaza.

A Hamas weapons warehouse exploded this month in Gaza City, killing six people. Hamas claimed it was an Israeli attack, but Palestinian security forces found the blast was an accident caused by the militants.

During an Islamic Jihad rally at the abandoned Jewish settlement of Netzarim last week, a gunman died after accidentally shooting himself in the head.

Even after the blast Friday, seven or eight gunmen stood in the back of another truck riding through Gaza, using their feet to stop a half-dozen rockets from bouncing around in the bed.

(Via RWDB)

UPDATE. Richard McEnroe asks: “Now that they have a beach, will we see The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion Swimsuit Edition?”

Posted by Tim B. on 09/24/2005 at 11:40 AM
    1. That is nearly as bad as the early Iraqi insurgents who tried to fire a mortar.  It didn’t go off so a few blokes picked up the mortar and shook out the shell while another bloke caught it.

      Cameraman taking footage of this can be noticed slowly ducking further behind low wall.

      Posted by youngy on 09/24 at 11:53 AM • permalink


    1. Those who live by the sword, die by the sword.  But in the case of Hamas, often by a self inflicted swipe.


      Posted by wronwright on 09/24 at 12:06 PM • permalink


    1. Tim, you nailed this one.

      I must also add, having handled explosives before, that this sort of behavior is Darwinian in nature.  If it weren’t for the young children (who possibly don’t understand the risks and hazards involved), I would be totally devoid of any concern for these idiots.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 09/24 at 12:43 PM • permalink


    1. Israel has clearly got it wrong over the last few years. Instead of trying to prevent the “palestinians” getting weapons, they should have tried to ensure that the Jordyptians got MORE weapons. They could have marketed them as “Party Mortars” and “Children’s Teething Grenades”.

      Posted by Jim Geones on 09/24 at 12:48 PM • permalink


    1. Stupid splodeydopes.

      Posted by Dave S. on 09/24 at 12:49 PM • permalink


    1. This was clearly an unscheduled perforamce by beloved Palestinian magician, “Allah Kaboom”.

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 09/24 at 01:11 PM • permalink


    1. Another little-publicized benefit of Our Dark Master Karl’s HAARP program: the remote detonation of explosives by microwave induction.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 09/24 at 03:57 PM • permalink


    1. During an Islamic Jihad rally at the abandoned Jewish settlement of Netzarim last week, a gunman died after accidentally shooting himself in the head.

      I blame George Bush’s Iraq adventure for driving up the price of gasoline and making it impossible to martyr oneself the oldfashioned way anymore.

      Posted by PW on 09/24 at 04:16 PM • permalink


    1. I’m speaking about the traditional way of martyring yourself at a rally, of course. I know they’ve got the splodey way for other occasions.

      Posted by PW on 09/24 at 04:17 PM • permalink


    1. During an Islamic Jihad rally at the abandoned Jewish settlement of Netzarim last week, a gunman died after accidentally shooting himself in the head.

      With an AK-47?!  Oh, well, at least anyone who’s seen the way they take care of firearms in the Middle East knows he wasn’t cleaning it when it off by accident…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 09/24 at 04:53 PM • permalink


    1. My first thought on reading about the blown up kiddies was “it was only a 10 year premature detonation” – is that wrong?

      Posted by Harry Buttle on 09/24 at 06:13 PM • permalink


    1. It would seem that the Israelis are more careful not to kill Palestinian Arab children than the Palestinian Arabs are.

      Harry, I think the answer is yes, it is wrong, because it is just barely possible, just barely mind you, that the children might grow up to have a brain and not become splodeydopes or their enablers.  Therefore, the children are potentially redeemable from evil.  Admittedly, given the environment of militant Islamism there redemption will be difficult to effect.

      Militant Islamism: Fricking stupid vicious death cult.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 09/24 at 07:14 PM • permalink


    1. I can’t wait to see what kind of Palestinian paradise they build in Gaza.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 09/24 at 07:53 PM • permalink


    1. According to DEBKAfile, Hamas have fired more than forty missiles into Israel from the Gaza Strip since Friday night. I’d call that a pretty serious provocation.

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 09/24 at 10:07 PM • permalink


    1. I believe this is what might call an ‘own goal’.

      Posted by Wolfbane on 09/25 at 12:01 AM • permalink


    1. Oh … my … god.  Tim cites some pithy remark Richard McEnroe said, probably by accident.  Actually, probably while drunk at the Neocon Happy Hour.

      He’ll be unsufferably smug for a week now.  Thank you very much Tim Blair.

      Posted by wronwright on 09/25 at 12:28 AM • permalink


    1. Oh great. Dead kids, and we’re wisecracking.

      Posted by slammer on 09/25 at 12:57 AM • permalink


    1. Actually, slammer, the unfortunate involvement of children in Hamas’ exhibition of machismo has tempered the wisecracking considerably.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 09/25 at 02:55 AM • permalink


    1. #17 slammer, if you didn’t laugh, you’d cry. It’s that simple from where I sit.

      If all we could do was cry, we might as well top ourselves now.

      As it is, we crack wise, all the while breaking inside for the children who will never grow up.

      I can be as big a smart arse as anyone, and I know there are times when I get pretty harsh, too. But I tell you what, everything I do these days, everything I read or see or hear, is filtered via my child and what impact it may have on her. I look at what’s happening over there, I read jihadwatch, and it gives me nightmares.

      If I didn’t get to read about the inanity of the margo’ses of the world, and the fact that they have the luxury of spouting off like they do, I’d be jumping off the Rialto. There is a helluva lot wrong with this world, and the bleeding bloody hearts brigade have a lot to answer for with their social engineering things to the extent that we have to deal with the palestinians blowing up their own children and then using that to score points against us.

      There is always time for crying, but you’ve got to laugh, too.

      And for all those extremists out there who want to destroy us? I fart in your general direction!
      (I did preview this and considered chopping or editing, but sod it. I just hope I’m not out of order with the bolding and italics.)

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 09/25 at 04:31 AM • permalink


    1. Slammer, Spiny has it right.  Besides, how else do you want to discuss a bunch of idiots who kill their kids through ignorance and machismo?  Worry about the kids, and ignore the idiots?  Please.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 09/25 at 06:52 AM • permalink


    1. Thanks for that Nilknarf.

      BTW you can have a couple of my leftover tags.

      You take strong or bold?

      Awww hell! Have ‘em both

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      <b> </b>
      <b> </b>

      Posted by monkeyfan on 09/25 at 12:54 PM • permalink


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