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World's Beatdown Superstar™

As you may have heard this morning, there was yet another traditional Friday protest led by Fatah in the Hamas-occupied Gaza Strip today, which led to yet another "Traditional Hamas Beatdown.™" In reviewing the footage of this event, I noticed that our illustrious photographers, of whom 7 seem to have been slightly bothered, seemed to gravitate to certain individuals.

See this guy here?

Palestinian members of the Hamas Executive Force use their batons as they detain a Fatah supporter during clashes at a protest following Muslim prayers in Gaza City, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. Hamas security forces armed with rifles and clubs beat Fatah supporters trying to hold street prayers to protest the Islamic group's rule in Gaza, witnesses said. Hamas men also accosted at least seven journalists and detained four. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)


He's about to get a hurtin'...

Contestant #1: Jughead Wannabe



(AP Photo/Adel Hana)


(AP Photo/Adel Hana)


(AP Photo/Adel Hana)


REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)


REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)


REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)


(Suhaib Salem/Reuters)


That's gonna leave a mark. Oof!

(Suhaib Salem/Reuters)


(AP Photo/Adel Hana)


(AP Photo/Adel Hana)


Contestant #2: Shops at The Gap



Masked Palestinian members of the Hamas Executive Force detain a Fatah supporter during clashes at a protest following Muslim prayers in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. Hamas security forces armed with rifles and clubs beat Fatah supporters trying to hold street prayers to protest the Islamic group's rule in Gaza, witnesses said. Hamas men also accosted at least seven journalists and detained four. (AP Photo)


(AP Photo)


(AP Photo)


REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)


Contestant #3: Sure wishes he could escape...



Security forces from the Hamas Islamist movement arrest a member of the Fatah movement during clashes in the southern Gaza strip September 7, 2007. Security forces from the Hamas Islamist movement clashed with protesters in the Gaza Strip on Friday, as members of the rival Fatah faction gathered to pray in defiance of a ban imposed on open-air gatherings. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)


REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)


Escape, indeed!

The rest of the protesters got scant coverage from our intrepid photographer corps, which leads me to believe that perhaps this little beatdown was more bluster than anything. Who's to say, huh?

Not Superstars, Thanks for Playin'



(Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)


REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)


REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)


REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)


REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)


The Judges


Here are the judges of this latest edition of World's Beatdown Superstar, also known as the Hamas "Security" Forces. Or, as I prefer to call them, the "Thugocracy In Power." Check out their style, their panache. Weep in awe at their suave, worthless infidels!

Palestinian members of the Hamas executive force ride in the street in Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. Hamas security forces armed with rifles and clubs beat Fatah supporters trying to hold street prayers to protest the Islamic group's rule in Gaza, in the latest episode in friction between the groups since Hamas' bloody seizure of power in Gaza in June. This week Hamas banned all public prayers after Fatah supporters began holding worship sessions that quickly escalated into raucous protests against Hamas rule. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)


REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)


REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)


REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)


That's all for today's show, folks. Be sure to tune in next Friday for yet another edition of World's Beatdown Superstars.

 Tags: ibraheem abu mustafa adel hana suhaib salem AP REUTERS Intifada


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#1 Rooster 07-Sep-2007
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