Breaking News: Sheik Yassin Finally Dead!
LGF reader SoCalJustice says he has inside information that the “spiritual leader” of Hamas, Sheik Yassin, has been killed in an Israeli missile strike.
This is huge. Please, Lord, let it be true.
UPDATE: Haaretz Flash News has the story.
05:34 Palestinian witnesses: Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin killed in IAF air strike
UPDATE: I predict the mother of all car swarms.
UPDATE: AP has it: Israeli Air Strike Targets Hamas Leader.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli helicopters fired missiles at Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin’s car as it left his house for a mosque at daybreak Monday, residents said. It was not immediately known if Yassin was in the car and if there were casualties.
UPDATE: Reuters has it, too, in a sloppy, hastily translated article. The bastard is dead. Israeli Kills Hamas’ Sheikh Ahmed Yassin -Witnesses.
GAZA March 22 (Reuters) - Israeli helicopters gunships fired missiles at Hamas’ spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin as he left a mosque before dawn on Monday, killing the Hamas leader and several others, witnesses said.
Remnants of Yassin’s blood-soaked wheel-chair were seen outside the mosque. Worshippers said he had been killed in the strike and his body had been evacuated to a different location. Israel has said it would step up operations to track and kill Islamic militants after a suicide bombing at a strategic port last week.