June 21, 2007

In Israel, Palestinians tell of Hamas butchery

From In Israel, Palestinians Tell of Hamas Butchery:

Shadi, 23, a Palestinian policemen who was attacked by Hamas gunmen, is hospitalized in Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. "There were five of them. They stood over me and shot my legs from the knee down. One of them put his Kalashnikov to my head. Instinctively I moved the barrel aside and the bullet hit my hand," Shadi said Wednesday. He arrived at Ichilov with one leg amputated and the other leg crushed. "I wanted to shoot myself for voting Hamas," another patient said. He came with his brother, who had been shot in the head while evacuating wounded people in his taxi. "Hamas has money and weapons for the next 20 years. All the youngsters want to join it," he said. Zecharia Alrai, 39, an officer in Fatah's Force 17, had been abducted by four Hamas gunmen who shot three bullets into his leg. "How ironic that Israel is rescuing us from our Muslim 'brothers,'" he said.