Hamas Scales Up to Nuclear Terrorism

Hamas has shown that it is capable of infinite malice


It's secondhand for now, but no less serious.

Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip launched three rockets towards the southern Israeli town of Dimona and its nuclear reactor on Wednesday, causing no injury or damage, the Israeli military said.

Militants from Hamas's Qassam Brigades said they had launched long-range M-75 rockets.

As Elder of Zion points out, this is nuclear terrorism.

The 2005 UN International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism defines acts that fall under that designation, Article 2:

1. Any person commits an offence within the meaning of this Convention if that person unlawfully and intentionally:
(b) Uses in any way radioactive material or a device, or uses or damages a nuclear facility in a manner which releases or risks the release of radioactive material:

(i) With the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury; or

The usual defenses of Hamas involve the disparity of force capability. But it's not how much firepower you have, it's how malicious you are.

Hamas has shown that it is capable of infinite malice, much like its cousin Al Qaeda. This is still secondhand nuclear terrorism. What happens when Iran slips Hamas something a little more powerful?

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