] Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader and founder of the
] militant Palestinian group Hamas, was killed early Monday by
] an Israeli missile that struck him as he left a mosque in Gaza
] Black smoke curled over Gaza City as Palestinians began
] burning tires in the streets and demonstrators chanted for
This is quite perplexing. I can't find anyone outside of Isreal who has expressed support for this action. The UN, the EU, England, and France all condemed this action. The US has distanced itself from it and made a (likely futile) plea for calm. Stratfor has publically expressed that is doesn't understand the reasoning behind it.
Sure, this guy is a bad guy, but nevertheless, this is almost certainly going to provoke an escalation of violence in the region, mostly reactionary and senseless. What the fuck were they thinking?
RE: Leader of Hamas Is Killed in Israeli Strike