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Gaza: Israelis Seek To Live; Hamas Members Martyrdom, Death; Who Can “Win”?

January 2, 2009

No one knew Israel better than Nizar Ghayan.

A professor at the Islamic University in Gaza City, as well as the most respected Hamas military and spiritual strategist since the 2004 assassination of Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, no one knew better than Ghayan the maxim he taught his students:
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Whatever Israel does to Hamas, Hamas will win.
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If you kill us, we will become martyrs, the most beloved of God and the Palestinian people, and we will win. If you refrain from killing us, whether from fear or political expedience or moral considerations, we have only cemented our victory.

By Bradley Burston
Haaretz Newspaper

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http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1050962.html