As everyone knows, a suicide bomber today sneaked from Gaza to Egypt and then back into Israel to blow himself up in a family bakery in Eilat, killing three.
Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, called Monday’s attack a “natural response” to Israeli military policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as its ongoing boycott of the Hamas-led Palestinian government. “So long as there is occupation, resistance is legitimate,” he said. — Jerusalem Post
Of course he must mean the ‘occupation’ of the whole of Israel, since the occupation of 97% of the territories could have ended in 2000, had Arafat chosen to accept Barak’s proposal.
According to the IDF, more than 100 terrorists were caught trying to cross the Egyptian border in 2006, including suicide bombers, weapons experts, and would-be kidnappers.
This bombing was carried out by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a particularly nasty bunch, funded through Hezbollah by Iran and headquartered in Syria. They are said to have carried out more than 30 (!) successful suicide bombings since 1995 for a total of 159 fatalities. They have employed suicide bombers as young as 15. It’s time to wipe out this organization.
Acts like this have been committed against Israel (and against Jews in pre-state Palestine) for the last 100 years, despite partition, peace talks, hudnas, or whatever. It’s about time for the world to realize that the Arabs simply are not interested in peace with a ‘Zionist entity’.
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