Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Why Was Yusra al-Azzami Murdered?

According to Ha'aretz:
Hamas published an unprecedented statement Monday apologizing for the murder of a young woman by its gunmen near the town of Beit Lahiya in the Gaza Strip.

According to Palestinian sources, several armed Hamas gunmen stopped a car with four passengers at around 9 P.M. last Friday. The gunmen who apparently were attempting to rob the couples - two brothers and their girlfriends - suddenly opened fire at the car for unknown reasons and killed 20-year-old Yusra al-Azami, a student at the Islamic University in Gaza.

According to Arutz 7:
( An Arab woman was brutally killed and bludgeons with metal bars in front of her fiance by a newly established Hamas "vice and virtue" patrol in Gaza, set up to "safeguard Islamic values" according to PA security officials and residents.

22-year-old Yusra al-Azzami was killed after a Hamas "morality" member spotted her with her soon-to-be husband, walking along the beach in Gaza City. Azzami's younger sister accompanied the couple to ensure modesty, family members said. Eyewitnesses said the three got into a car to head home when five masked gunmen in another car opened fire at Azzami, killing her. The other two were severely beaten. Azzami's body was then dragged out of the car and beaten with clubs and iron bars.

Although the attack took place at a busy Gaza City intersection, no bystanders intervened.
Dear readers, which account is more credible?

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