British paper eulogizes slain Hamas terrorist

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Nizar Rayyan, a prominent Hamas terror chief in the Gaza Strip, was honored with an obituary in a major London newspaper after falling victim to a pinpoint Israeli air strike last Thursday.

The Guardian eulogized Rayyan as a "political leader" and a "highly regarded Islamic academic" who was viewed by average Palestinians as a hero. The paper noted that Rayyan was seen as perhaps even more important than Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

Of course, Rayyan was also a avowed hater of Israel who dedicated himself to the destruction of the Jewish state.

He was a staunch supporter of suicide bomb attacks against Israeli civilians, and even sent his own son as a suicide bomber against a Jewish community in Gaza in 2001. The boy managed to kill two Israelis.

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