Displaced Gazans Attack Hamas Spokesman Outside Hospital

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Maybe it was his extremely punchable face. Maybe it’s frustration over being dragged into a Hamas war, which it started just to sabotage its own unity agreement, which most Muslims in the West Bank and Gaza seem to want, while Hamas doesn’t.

And the time he announced, accidentally, that “we are leading our people to death” may have been a Freudian slip too far.

But they’re probably just Islamophobes.

Palestinian Arab sources said Tuesday that Gaza residents attacked Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri Saturday evening, near the Shifa Hospital.

Abu Zuhri had arrived at the hospital for an interview with a news outlet.

The residents blamed Hamas for the death of family members and for destruction of their homes. Armed Hamas terrorists from the Izzedine al-Kassam Brigades extricated Abu Zuri and arrested the angry residents.

Good to see that Jimmy Carter’s favorite terrorist group is continuing its long tradition of democratic rule and respect for human rights.

  • Gee

    The Peanut has yet to find any terrorist that he doesn’t support.

    Hamas is so blatant about their actions and the media covers it up so well that most people haven’t a clue as to the facts

  • Habbgun

    Is Carter going to denounce Egypt for being Islamophobes? They don’t like the Muslim Brotherhood Pali style either.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Well, they’re finally putting blame where it belongs … that’s better than the U.N. and most of the news media.

    • Suzanne

      Exactly. Maybe they will get a clue from Egypt who threw out the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Texas Patriot

    How can this be? The Qataris assured Nancy Pelosi that Hamas is a humanitarian organization.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM
      • Texas Patriot

        Very interesting. It would have been fascinating to hear Nancy Pelosi elaborate on how Hamas can be a humanitarian organization and also a terrorist organization.

        • truebearing

          She might make the case that if you can kill people with kindness, you can be kind by killing people. I’m pretty sure whatever she said would relax the muscles in your jaw. She is fluent in advanced gibberish.

        • hiernonymous

          That’s actually not so difficult. Most complex political organizations have political, military, and social wings. If you can wrap your head around the U.S. sponsoring both a huge nuclear strike force and the Peace Corps, or the U.S. Army and USAID, it’s not so hard to fathom Hamas having both violent and humanitarian elements.

          An even better example might be Hizballah, which is the de facto government in South Lebanon. Hizballah simultaneously comprises one of the world’s most brutal terrorist organizations, an effective military/paramilitary, and political / social wings that concern themselves with the well-being of the population in areas under their control.

          • Don Vito

            Yes, I see your point, a la Al Capone and his soup kitchens.

          • hiernonymous

            Sure, that’s a good example. Another might be Ramon Matta, a notorious Honduran drug lord who also spent so much money helping poor Hondurans that when U.S. marshals snatched him (in ’88, IIRC), mobs went berserk and burned the U.S. embassy annex in Tegucigalpa.

          • truebearing

            Except that the US doesn’t teach little children to become suicide bombers or to want to commit genocide. The equivalency really doesn’t hold up.

          • hiernonymous

            Which equivalency? Nobody suggested that U.S. = Hamas. The question asked and answered was how an organization could be both humanitarian and terrorist. In order to convey the idea, it’s necessary to show that there are meaningful similarities, not absolute equivalencies.

          • Webb

            Pisshead.

          • Texas Patriot

            H: Most complex political organizations have political, military, and social wings.,/i>

            Mislabeling the forces of Islamic jihad as “humanitarian organizations” is a huge part of the problem we face in correctly identifying and responding to the existential threat they represent to Western Civilization. Nancy Pelosi should know better.

    • Peter McDougald

      People need to realize that Pelosi is another lying progressive demorat.

  • SCREW SOCIA LISM

    How about George Soros funding an Anti-War movement in Gaza?

    Anti-War being anti-Hamasss, anti-jihad, anti-muslim brotherhood, anti-taliban, anti-isis, anti-boko haram, anti all the savages who make lslam look like a religion of Terrorists.

  • Americana

    Ah ha, so the Gazans aren’t entirely supportive of Hamas’ tactics, are they?

    • Habbgun

      Elections have consequences.

      • Americana

        You say “elections have consequences,” what kind of nonsensical non sequitur is that? As if an election is the final determinant of how Israel reacts to a political shift in the wind. A political shift, by the way, that Israel should have well understood was ONLY linked to the granting of Palestinian statehood at the U.N. and nothing else. Certainly, the election of Hamas was not an endorsement of Hamas’ role in the peace process.

        Besides, that’s hardly what this attack on a Hamas individual indicates. This attack on a Hamas spokesperson indicates that the Palestinian public knows that Hamas will always be willing to take steps — the kidnapping and killing of those Israelis teens — and will not allow Palestinians to decide on what means of resistance the Palestinian people should use. Hamas would dig those tunnels regardless of what Fatah wants Hamas to do and the Palestinian public knows they will continue to be punished by Israeli military actions taken to the nth degree of punitive.

        • truebearing

          “You say “elections have consequences,” what kind of nonsensical non sequitur is that? ”

          How was that a non sequitur, much less nonsensical? Elections do have consequences, as your dear leader has so proudly stated, and the Gazans elected the murderous, psychopathic Hamas terrorists. Now they are feeling the consequences of that bitterly foolish mistake. Hate has consequences too, and there is a convergence of Hamas and hate on a Gazan population that is reaping what it sowed.

          The failure of an electorate is exactly what brought Obama into power, and now Americans are suffering under their own self-inflicted scourge.

          • Habbgun

            I’ve never seen her understand a single phrase that wasn’t out of the leftist propaganda mill. A mind is a terrible thing when made of waste.

          • truebearing

            Regurgitation doesn’t do much for the intellect, and Americana is dedicated to proving it.

          • Pete

            I have never met a Brit that talks the way she does. I don’t know if it is just her way of talking or what. But she mentioned her significant other as “the guy”. It seemed rather distant. Maybe I am reading too much into it, but it seemed almost as if the guy was an object.

          • Webb

            “The dildo.”

          • truebearing

            His name is “Buzz.”

          • Webb

            Yeah, when there are 2 fresh batteries in him!

          • truebearing

            If she starts calling him “some guy” we know it’s a real strong relationship.

            Maybe it is “the guy” of that particular week. Or maybe “the guy” was too low on energy to deserve a name, but once recharged becomes Edwardo the Magnificent!

          • Pete

            I don’t know if I could find the quote again or want to find it.

            She called him guy instead of spouse, husband, etc.

            I think she married a service member stationed in England and that is how she ended up here in the U.S.

            She has law enforcement and military ties. Still for all that she seems loopy to me.

            The word usage suggested distance.

    • truebearing

      Well, they weren’t all supportive of Hamas, but the monolith will again be made whole once these apostates are properly murdered by the people the Left defends.

      Isn’t it fascinating how similarly the Left and the Islamists deal with dissenters? Granted, the Left didn’t whip out their blood stained scimitars and behead the “enemies of the people” in the 20th Century, but they did manage to murder 100 million of the citizens living in their “utopias.” The Islamists need to become more sophisticated, right, Americana?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They were more supportive of Hamas before their houses got blown up

      • truebearing

        People get real cranky when their houses blow up, but those particular people won’t have to worry about housing again. If they survive their beatings, they’ll be strapped to a bullseye as the next human shields.

    • Webb

      Ah ha? Fukk you.

  • Pete

    Robert Gibbs, Jay Carney, & Josh Earnest take note.

    It is not me that is going to do it. Rather it will be the fed up people of D.C and other nearby places, who are fed up with deep blue.

  • DogmaelJones1

    I just suggested this could happen in my Rule of Reason
    column, “Women and Children First”: “A couple of blasted buildings with Gazan bodies strewn all over would have likely sparked a revolt of the Gazans – against Hamas.” http://ruleofreason.blogspot.com/2014/08/women-and-children-first.html

  • truebearing

    These residents are ingrates and extremists. They just don’t want to be beaten into acting as human shields, the whiny, miserable, little Zionists. Who are they to decide they don’t want to die for a deranged Muslim death cult? Now they will receive the traditional Islamic remedy for sane thinking: beheading. It really gets to the root of the “problem.”

    I wonder if the NY Times got photos of that fracas. Their photographers all seem to have graduated from the Waldo School of Photo Journalism. Wherever news is being made, people ask: Where are they?

  • wileyvet

    Now why exactly was he giving interviews at a hospital? Was he checking on the injured Gazans out of concern for their health, or was he checking on weapon stockpiles stored at the hospital? Or perhaps he believes the hospital is a safe place to avoid being targeted by the IDF. And I wonder if the attackers beat him with shoes in the traditional Muslim way?

  • SoCalMike

    If Jimmy Carter had the tiniest ounce of integrity and conscience, he would commit suicide.
    More than anyone else, the policy he drove gave birth to the Islamic Revolution in the modern era.
    Please, Mr. Carter, do the right thing!!

  • Smoking Hamster

    Thank you so much for brightening my day.

    I always wonder why Gazans don’t stand up to those Nazis. Do they REALLY hate Jews more than they love their children, homes, and communities?

    Glad to see some spirit against Hamas.

  • Atikva

    “Maybe it was his extremely punchable face..” yes, that alone would explain it. Gosh, how on earth do they manage to be so disgustingly ugly, it can’t be inbreeding alone, it’s like their souls are on their faces!

  • Am

    After this next cease fire fails, and Israel goes in to truly remove Hamas, they need to PUBLICALLY ANNOUNCE A HUMANE PLAN to rescue & temporarily evacuate the Palestinian civilians to safe areas in the Sinai (or other agreed upon facilities), where they can be properly fed, clothed and rehabilitated and eventually transferred to new countries. Basically, be the good guys who rescue the civilians from Hamas. Otherwise, Hamas will sacrifice them on the altar of propaganda. Before all that, the UNRWA must be forced to leave Gaza, as they have been ineffective and actually wind up aiding Hamas. This is the most humane plan I know of – as most GAZANS are on record as not wanting to remain there no matter how, if or when it is rebuilt. According to multiple polls, they are aching to leave.