February 12, 2004

Karma, Gaza Style

In an update to last week's Palestinian 'work accident' story, Hamas is claming that Abdel Nasser Abu Shokeh's death was a hit:

Abdel Nasser Abu Shokeh, 37, of Al-Gourej was killed Friday in an explosion believed until now to be a "work accident," that is, a premature explosion that occurred while he was handling explosives meant for use against Israel. But in a report by Israel Radio, Hamas now says his death was a hit by Israel.

Shokeh was believed to be head of Hamas's military wing in Central Gaza. He was also the lover of suicide bomber who blew herself up at the Erez Checkpoint, killing three soldiers and one civilian and leaving behind two children.

After Reem Salah al-Rayashi's husband discovered the affair, her erstwhile lover apparently supplied her with explosives and chose the place where she should kill herself and any Israelis she could take along with her.

Hamas said that an Arab Israeli who had supplied Shokeh with an army uniform gave him a model of Al-Aqsa Mosque as a gift. A few hours later, the model exploded, killing its new owner.

Hamas says it was an Israeli job, but Jihad Watch asked the same question that immediately came to my mind - where was the (widowed) husband? "Gee, Inspector, I haven't left the house since my wife died. I've thrown myself into my hobby of making scale models of buildings..."

Posted by Chris at February 12, 2004 03:28 PM

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