Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thousands Attend Funeral of Three Hamas Commanders
Mass funeral for Hamas military leaders killed by the IDF on Aug.
20, 2014.
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:41PM GMT

A funeral has been held for three commanders of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the besieged Gaza Strip as the Israeli regime continues its merciless onslaught on the blockaded enclave.

On Thursday, thousands of Palestinians participated in the funeral of Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum.

The three men were the commanders of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.

They were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Tel al-Sultan refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

People from different walks of life, including the representatives and members of a wide variety of Palestinian political factions, took part in the funeral procession that set off from al-Awdah Mosque in Rafah.

In addition to the three commanders, people mourned the death of seven other Palestinians, who were killed in the relentless Israeli attacks.

Hamas has said that the killing of the three commanders will demoralize neither the Palestinians nor the resistance movement, warning that the Tel Aviv regime will pay the price for killing them.

Israel has claimed that the three commanders played an important role in expanding Hamas's military capabilities in recent years.

The death toll from the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip has risen to 2,075, after renewed Israeli airstrikes killed at least 26 people on Thursday.

Some 10,300 others have been wounded since the Israeli aggression began on July 8.

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