Hamas militant Mohammed Irman: "The Engineers of Death"
- From: J Flenner <varney@[redacted]>
- Subject: Hamas militant Mohammed Irman: "The Engineers of Death"
- Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 10:39:56 -0400
Mon, May. 14, 2007 | McClatchy
Hamas member reveals details of attacks
By Dion Nissenbaum and Mohammed Najib, McClatchy Newspapers
McClatchy Newspapers special correspondent Najib translated "The
Engineers of Death" in preparation for this story.
A street corner book seller in Ramallah sells copies of "The Death
Engineers," a new booklet written by imprisoned Hamas militant Mohammed
Irman. The book's cover reads "The Engineers of Death: Detailed
information revealed for the first time about the most dangerous Qassam
cell that operated in the West Bank during the Second Aqsa Intifada."
* PDF | Excerpt 1: Founding a terror cell
* PDF | Excerpt 2: The cell fails its first mission
* PDF | Excerpt 3, Suicide attack on Cafe Moment
* PDF | Exceprt 4, The Israelis break up the cell
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The first time the "Engineers of Death" tried to
attack an Israeli army checkpoint, they accidentally set off their
roadside bomb while laying the trap. Undaunted, they devised a new plan,
to kill an Israeli police officer. This time, the car bomb's detonator
Now, in an effort to cement the group's place in the Palestinian
pantheon, one of the imprisoned cell leaders has written a history of
the group's actions, revealing previously unknown details about some of
the region's best-known attacks.
Bluntly titled "The Engineers of Death," the 80-page booklet by Hamas
militant Mohammed Irman offers a remarkable window into the evolution of
Hamas strategy as the group tried to demoralize Israel, derail regional
peace talks and establish itself as the dominant Palestinian political