Swimming With The Fishes

Maan News reports on what seems like the tragic story of a simple Gaza man who drowned.

A 37 year-old man drowned off the Gaza coast around midnight Wednesday, witnesses said.

The body of Nabil Az- Zaygh transferred to the city’s Ash-Shifa Hospital, medics told Ma’an.

Authorities urged citizens to abide by the ban on swimming after 8 p.m. after lifeguards finish duty.

But don’t feel too sorry for him. Per the Hamas web site:

Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades (E.Q.B) the military wing of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas, mourned on Thursday morning, July28th, 2011, the death of the Qassam member Nabil Frahan Az-Zaygh,41, from Ad-Daraj neighborhood, Gaza city.

The brigades confirmed in a press statement released on Thursday morning, that the martyr Nabil Az-Zayigh has died while practicing swimming at Gaza beach as his favorite summer hobby,  adding that he was martyred after a long bright path of Jihad, hard work, struggle and sacrifice.

The martyr reported as an employee in the Islamic University of Gaza, and working at the translation unit in the continuing education departement.

Al Qassam Brigades mourn the death of the Mujahed, reaffirms the commitment and determination to continue the resistance against the belligerent occupation forces.

I’m sure after joining Hamas, he would have expected to die doing something he loved.

It’s just that he would have preferred to have taken scores of innocent Jews with him.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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