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Two Hamas Terrorists Earn Darwin Awards in August while Caring for Explosives


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A member of the military wing of Gaza’s ruling terrorist movement Hamas died when a bomb he was securing accidentally exploded, the Hamas Ezzedine al Qassam said on Friday.

The hapless shahid, who went by the name of Khalout Majid (until he went kaboom), died when a bomb went off while he was guarding the place where it was stored in northern Gaza City.

An Israeli military spokesman said he was unaware of the explosion.

Earlier this month, another member of the Brigades was killed in an explosion of an incendiary device which he was driving in his car in Gaza City.

The Israeli army said he was not involved in the incident either.

The two joined several other Palestinian terrorists who have been the recipients of the much coveted Darwin Award, which recognizes individuals who contribute to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool.

Back in 1999, in Jerusalem, the switch away from Daylight Saving Time raised havoc with Palestinian terrorists. The Palestinians refused to live on “Zionist Time,” with dire consequences:

At precisely 5:30 PM on Sunday, September 5, 1999, two coordinated car bombs exploded in different cities, killing three terrorists who were transporting the bombs. It was initially believed that the devices had been detonated prematurely by klutzy amateurs. A closer look revealed that the bombs had been prepared in a Palestine-controlled area, and set to detonate on Daylight Saving Time. But the confused drivers had already switched to Standard Time. When they picked up the bombs, they neglected to ask whose watch was used to set the timing mechanism. As a result, the cars were still en-route when the explosives detonated, removing the terrorists from humanity’s genetic considerations.

The 2012 Darwin Awards have already been decided (the winner was an attentive zoo employee who tried to assist a constipated elephant, but third place went to a couple who threw a lit stick of dynamite out of their car only to discover the window was closed) – but it’s not too late to suggest a Khalout Majid nomination on their Facebook page.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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One Response to “Two Hamas Terrorists Earn Darwin Awards in August while Caring for Explosives”

  1. Roc Diaz says:

    I very much enjoyed reading this article since it envolved a few slimmy terrorists going SPLAT!

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