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September 07, 2009

Hamas Censors Brutal Killings of Jihadists

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The censoring green hand of Hamas blocks the lens of a television camera; the inscription reads “Taking pictures is not allowed.” Right: The mosque in Rafah where the fighting against the jihad networks took place, with a chunk taken out of the minaret (Al-Quds website, August 16, 2009) Courtesy of Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center.

The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center released a report containing pictures and recordings of the August 2009 battles near the Ibn Taymiyyah mosque in Rafah which provide rare evidence of the brutality of Hamas’ suppression of its jihadi-Salafist opponents. The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades executed jihadists, wounded nearby civilians, fired RPGs at the Ibn Taymiyyah mosque and searched ambulances evacuating casualties.

The center notes:

Hamas’ attempt at concealment: During the fighting an order was given to the local commander to “make sure that no one takes pictures, not with a cellular [phone] or with anything else.” According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights report, the Hamas police closed off the area where the fighting was going on as well as the main hospital in the city [Rafah], and forbade access to journalists. As a result, the media in the Gaza Strip, including Western news agencies, had difficulties in sending pictures from the battlefield, especially pictures of Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades operatives eliminating their opponents.

Posted by TS at September 7, 2009 02:49 AM

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