sitting in his underground bunker Hassan Nasoud is almost apoplectic. He is surrounded by body guards along with Momar Jaheid and Amir Masoud who are his commander and deputy for the Hamas Internal Security Branch. Slamming his fists on his desk he yells..“Damn that traitor Ramdan!!! I want his head in front of me by the end of the day. He not only works against the cause but seeks the zionist’s help to carry out his treachery. He is not even a man. He cowers and hides and makes no attempt to save his son. What kind of a dog would do such a thing?” His son’s blood will be on his hands and I hope it shatters him until I get his head.” Turning to Momar, Nasoud aks “do you remember the location of the safe house we just discovered? That is our next target and we will use him in our attack this morning. Prepare a vest for him and drug him for the mission. He will be the start of the attack.” At that moment, Amir Masoud steps forward and asks “do we need to use the child in that way? Haven’t we used enough children as suicide bombers? Why must we do this to Omar?” “Omar!!” Nasoud yells as he turns towards Masoud, “you speak as if he is your son. Am I hearing doubt about my decisions? Are you questioning my actions in pursuit of our cause Masoud?” Masoud looks down, before sheepishly saying; “no I would never question our cause.”
0600 and the grey mini-van drives down Jabalia street eventually pulling up and parking at the intersection of Jabalia and Khan Yunis. The side door opens and a man ushers a boy out of the van. It is Omar and he is visibly groggy; after a few words from the man, he is directed right and down Khan Yunis. As he lurches down the street the man gets back in the van and we see that Amir Masoud and a driver are in the front of the vehicle; their eyes following Omar’s progress. As Omar makes his way to his destination he hesitates a few times; turning to look back towards the van. He eventually reaches a metal door within a larger metal gate and knocks. After a few seconds, a small opening in the door is pushed to the right by an armed man, who seems dumbfounded. The opening is quickly closed and behind the door you can hear muffled and frantic dialogue. Suddenly the doors swings open and two men step outside one looking right and the other looking left. They quickly whisk Omar inside and slam the door shut. Omar is hustled down the same hallway that greeted Regev earlier and taken to the right into the exact room with the false wall. Inside, Kalhid Ramdan is sitting while the rest of Regev’s team mills about. Upon seeing Omar he jumps to his feet, grabs Omar, rushes to the desk and shifts the same book which opens up the panel on the back wall.
As the panel begins to slide open the doctor and Regev stand up to see Kalhid and Omar standing in the opening. The doctor is shocked, his eyes widening as he gasps for air. Regev, upon seeing the child notices the coat he is wearing and his mind goes back in time and sees a camouflaged suicide vest. He quickly turns and tackles the doctor and they both tumble behind the heavy desk at the back of the room. As both men hit the floor the doctor yells “what the hell are you...” Before the doctor finishes his sentence Regev is shouting “he is wearing a suicide vest! Grab his hands and check his coat, check his coat!!” Almost instinctively Kalhid reacts and pushes Omar face down with his hands held behind him at that same instant another guard leaps over Omar and the two flip him over and hurriedly search his coat.......”nothing” uttered Kalhid, as he and the other guard lift Omar from the floor.
At the same time back at the car the driver and the other man are goading Amir Masoud to detonate the device. This was the plan all along; to remotely detonate the package instead of relying on Omar. Amir reaches into his jacket and pulls out a device and as the two men anxiously look on he yells “Allahu Akbar!!” and presses the button. An earth shattering explosion suddenly rips the van apart, rips the façade from the buildings next to it and sends shards of metal and other parts of the van down Khan Yunis and Jabalia streets. A guard, behind the metal gate swings opens the door and looks right towards the smoke and shattered van and suddenly sees armed men appearing from Alley ways on both sides of the compound. He dives back into the compound just in time to escape a hail of AK-47 rounds aimed at his location.
The explosion is so powerful that it shakes the room where Regev, the doctor and Omar where situated. Momentarily both men forget the bewilderment of seeing Omar and the tackle that took them behind the desk and simultaneously look at Kahlid and say “what the hell is going on?!!” As if on cue a guard runs into the room...”sir we have to move, they found us.” The men hurriedly exit the room with the team and Kalhid in the lead; Kalhid turns left towards the gunfire; which by this time is deafening and interspersed with loud explosions, and tells Regev “follow the doctor, he know the way out, I’ll lead the rear guard.” Regev, with a worried smile, pats him on the shoulder and turns with his team and three guards surrounding the doctor and heads down the hallway to the rear of the building while Kalhid disappears in the other direction with the remaining men.
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