April 28, 2004


Attacked by street bandits, a proud citizen fights back rather than surrender his valuable possessions:

A Hamas suicide bomber blew up two armed Palestinians who tried to rob him at gun point in the Gaza Strip.

Rather than give up his explosives, the bomber detonated them, killing himself and the two robbers near the border fence between Gaza and Israel.

Hamas said the bomber was on his way to try to infiltrate into Israel, accompanied by another Hamas member and a guide, when they were stopped by the armed men.

The robbers forced the bomber to lie on the ground and tried to steal the bomb, but the militant detonated it, killing all three. The other Hamas man and the guide escaped.

Hamas says the dopey thieves worked for Israeli intelligence. Not likely.

(Via J.F. Beck)

Posted by Tim Blair at April 28, 2004 12:21 PM

Israeli intelligence, by definition, is smarter than that.

Posted by: Brent at April 28, 2004 at 12:37 PM

Israel sending suicide robbers to rob suicide bombers? Sounds like something from Monty Python rather than Mossad.

Posted by: Rob at April 28, 2004 at 12:42 PM

Something is very wrong here. Only two stooges?

Posted by: Ernie G at April 28, 2004 at 01:01 PM

This may be the the most awesome thing I've ever read.

I believe we have a new precedent- a man dumb enough to mug someone wrapped in high explosives. The Arab world once again pioneers new frontiers in the field of batshit insane idiocy.

If this was an olympic sport, forget about it. Who could America feild, the guy who balooned up to 400 pounds eating happy meals then sued Mcdonalds for making him fat? No contest.

I believe Australia might be in the running though, remeber we got that guy who picked up a King Brown snake with his left hand (his right was holding his beer), got bit once, threw it in a sack, then reached into the sack and got bitten a further 18 times (no, I'm not making this up). He already holds the title of Australia's Most Poisoned. I think he's ready for the big time.

God I'm proud of this plucky little country o'mine!

Posted by: Amos at April 28, 2004 at 01:06 PM

*shakes head in disbelief*

Just when you think they can't get any dumber...

Posted by: Rebecca at April 28, 2004 at 01:14 PM

Support for the "more suicide bombers than bombs theory."

Posted by: aaron at April 28, 2004 at 01:14 PM

Hey remember that Futurama with suicide booths for $.25

Posted by: aaron at April 28, 2004 at 01:18 PM

"Who could America feild(sic), the guy who balooned up to 400 pounds eating happy meals then sued Mcdonalds for making him fat? No contest."
Think harder, Amos.

Posted by: Sincerity Slips at April 28, 2004 at 01:25 PM

When a Muslim kills another Muslim, does he get twice as many virgins, or half as many virgins?

Posted by: perfectsense at April 28, 2004 at 01:33 PM

No, perfectsense... he gets the 2nd go at the virgins!

Posted by: Karen at April 28, 2004 at 01:39 PM

This wouldn't have happened in the U.S. Here police say it's better to give up your valuables than to risk injury or death. Next guys who try to take my suicide bomb can have the sucker.

Posted by: Wallace at April 28, 2004 at 01:40 PM

Someone tried to mug a not-so-smart-bomb?

Wow. That's a Darwin Award winner.

Posted by: rosignol at April 28, 2004 at 01:50 PM

So, now the Homo sapien gene pool has a few less stains. A good thing!

Posted by: rinardman at April 28, 2004 at 01:54 PM

All three eligible for nomination in the Darwin Awards!

Posted by: kae at April 28, 2004 at 02:12 PM

Ooops. Only read the first few postings before posting mine.

Posted by: kae at April 28, 2004 at 02:13 PM

no, karen and perfectsense, he gets his own virgin who's impenetrable, inscrutable, and impregnable. Cuz, like the saudi dude said, it ain't jihad when muslims kill muslims ... heck, they weren't even American muslims!!!!

Posted by: Helen at April 28, 2004 at 02:20 PM

Who said the virgins these blokes get in paradise have to be female? I reckon when they arrive in the afterlife Osama and his crew will be rewarded with 72 hitherto chaste Ron Jeremys. Allah Akbar!

Posted by: CurrencyLad at April 28, 2004 at 02:51 PM

Hey, maybe Israel isn't to blame for Palestinian failure after all. Maybe they're at the bottom of the barrel because they're complete spastics.

Posted by: gaz at April 28, 2004 at 04:11 PM

Time to get these people their own state!

Posted by: Baltic Blog at April 28, 2004 at 05:58 PM

Yes it is, becaue then they can get back to doing what Arabs do best, rob and kill each other.

Once its Arab vs Arab the wonderful compassionate left will utterly lose interest.

Posted by: Amos at April 28, 2004 at 06:28 PM

A Darwin award in 1999 went to Palestinian car bombers who were confused by the change from daylight saving to standard time and had two cars blow up enroute.

Posted by: Fred Boness at April 28, 2004 at 06:29 PM

Us Yanks could nominate Rachel "the bimbo is mightier than the bulldozer" Corrie. Cripes, that area not only grows tards, it imports them.

Posted by: Dave S. at April 28, 2004 at 06:39 PM

This is so win-win!

Posted by: Tommy Shanks at April 28, 2004 at 07:35 PM

Sincerity Slips, your link is to the Oklahoma City bombers/trial? Since when is that Darwinism in action, as opposed to mass murder?

You have a very nuanced sense of humor.

Posted by: ushie at April 28, 2004 at 09:59 PM

Eat your heart out, Darwin!

Posted by: Clem Snide at April 28, 2004 at 10:25 PM

I'm surprised nobody's thought of that before.

How long before the English government forces it's citizens to wear these "anti-mugging devices" to deter crime?

Posted by: Arty at April 28, 2004 at 10:46 PM

Is the day that far off where all Palestinian's walk around w/ explosive vests and it just becomes that all-purpose reaction.

Arugment with your wife. Boom! Differences with your boss. Blam! Mechanic ripping you off. Pow!.

Since they've so proudly pioneered and institutionsalized this truly sick practice they deserve to reap all its rewards.

Posted by: peter at April 29, 2004 at 12:46 AM

I think she was refering to the jury.

Posted by: aaron at April 29, 2004 at 02:18 AM