Skip to comments.Senior Hamas Official Murdered in Damascus
Posted on 06/27/2012 4:01:36 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
A senior member of Hamas was murdered in Damascus on Wednesday, Hamas politburo member Izzat al-Rishq announced.
In a message posted to his Facebook page, al-Rishq said that the murdered member of Hamas is Kamal Ranaja, also known as Nizzar Abu-Mujhad.
Al-Rishq said that Hamas will investigate the circumstances that led to Ranajas murder.
Despite previously being close allies, there has been a rift between Hamas and the Syrian regime ever since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began. Reports surfaced as early as last May that Hamas is moving its headquarters from Damascus to Egypt and the terror group is strengthening itself in the Sinai.
Some reports claimed that the Damascus-based Hamas leadership left Syria after the Syrian government asked the Hamas leaders to leave.
In December, it was reported that dozens of Hamas members have quietly returned to Gaza from Damascus. Later reports said that Hamas leaders attached to the organization's long-standing Damascus bureau are fleeing Syria with their families as Assad's regime grows increasingly unstable.
Hamas is hoping that the victory of the Muslim Brotherhoods Mohammed Morsi in the Egyptian presidential elections could enable it to secure international recognition....
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I don't speak Hebrew, but I assume the meaning must be close to "payback is a bi!ch."
“Thus should they multiply”
Another way to look at this is that if Assad wins, Hamas has lost its safe-haven inside Syria.
That is true - that regime, if it lasts, will never trust Hamas again, and will deprive them of material support. There are all sorts of shifts and power plays going on.
Sort of. It means “may they increase,” usually a blessing for more children, in this case a blessing for less child murderers, because more have gone the way of that fellow.
And if the regime gets its Arab springs sproinged, then Hamas at least will have some recovering to do.
I heard it, too. Through the grapevine.