On the ground floor in Gaza, it’s gangland politics. It’s about militias controlling territories and then calling themselves a government. Badawi belonged to a rival militia. And his Islamic credentials were better than Hamas’. Calling him a collaborator and killing him is Hamas’ way of dealing with a threat.
Steven Plaut is a native Philadelphian who teaches business finance and economics at the University of Haifa in Israel. He holds a PhD in economics from Princeton. He is author of the David Horowitz Freedom Center booklets about the Hamas and Jewish Enablers of the War against Israel.
Ari Lieberman is an attorney and former prosecutor.
Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase.