Hamas,  History

“We desire death like you desire life”

For the terminally naive, a reminder: Hamas’s use of women, children and old people as human shields is not just Israeli hasbara. A Hamas MP proudly proclaimed it back in 2008. Recent events have not proven him wrong.

In other words this wasn’t really a slip of the tongue:

By celebrating death, Hamas follows in the footsteps of the Spanish fascist Jose Millan Astray, famous for uttering the awful civil war-era slogan “¡Viva la Muerte!”.