Yassin, Rantisi, and now Khaled Abu Shamiyeh. This article doesn’t tell you, of course, that Hamas is a jihadist group, dedicated since its inception to the violent destruction of Israel — not to a peaceful, negotiated settlement. These “militants” are actually mujahedin, ready to kill and die for Allah; their stated grievances are only a pretext upon which to base calls for jihad. From AP:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Hamas threatened revenge after an Israeli helicopter blew up a car on a busy Gaza City street, killing a Hamas militant who was involved in making and firing rockets at Israeli towns.
Six bystanders were wounded, two of them seriously, hospital officials said.
The missile struck Khaled Abu Shamiyeh, 30, as he was riding in his car in Gaza City. Abu Shamiyeh was the head of Hamas in Gaza’s Sheik Radwan neighborhood, and was involved in building homemade Qassam rockets, the army said.
Omar Arfa, 52, who owns a fast food stand in Gaza City, said the street was full of cars when the helicopter fired the missile. “A spark came from the sky, then there was a huge explosion in part of street,” he said.
Hamas militants gathered at the hospital and called for revenge against Israel. “Hamas will teach the enemy (Israel) a painful lesson,” said Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri.
Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian militants and scores of bystanders in targeted attacks in four years of fighting. On Sept. 7, helicopters fired missiles at a Hamas training area, killing 14 militants. Hamas has carried out dozens of suicide bombings in Israel.
And celebrated them, too.