politics, history and the war on terror
Saturday, April 17, 2004
Rantisi's Demise 

"By God, we will not leave one Jew in Palestine. We will fight them with all the strength we have. This is our land, not the Jews." - Abdel Aziz Rantisi, Former Leader of Hamas

Associate Press has reported that that Abdel Aziz Rantisi, the new leader of Hamas, has been targeted by the Israeli military. Fox News Channel has reported that Rantisi is dead (The BBC has just confirmed this). Rantisi meets the same fate as former Hamas leader Sheik Yassin, who was assassinated by the IDF last month in a missile strike. We can only hope future leaders of Hamas follow in their footsteps. Few tears should be shed for this monster, a 'man' that authorized and encouraged children to detonate themselves amongst civilians.

Israel is serious about eliminating the leadership of Hamas; this killing leaves no doubt about their intentions. The forth rail predicted last month that these actions will place pressure on the Palestinian Authority to negotiate with Israel or perish. The attacks on Palestinian leadership coupled with Israel's unilateral plan to withdraw from Gaza and the West Bank on its own terms, including leaving five settlements, and the construction of the security fence, certainly has be to causing panic in the Palestinian Authority.

Posted by bill roggio @ 2:18 PM