Arab suicide bomber attacks Netanya shopping mall
Most interestingly enough, this attack comes shortly after the PLO's current dictator, Abbas, met with Islamic Jihad in Syria last week. As reported:
Islamic Jihad has taken credit for the bombing. Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas met with Islamic Jihad leaders in Syria last week.Put simply, it wouldn't surprise me if Abbas throughly approved of this abomination committed against Israeli civilians.
Update: here's an older report on terrorist arms smuggling: In the Jerusalem Post this week, we find out that the Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Hizbullah have been stepping up their efforts to smuggle arms from Egypt to Israel.
The document revealed that between July and February, 180 anti-tank rockets, five anti-aircraft missiles, 600 kilograms of explosives, 3,000 rifles, 400 handguns and 400,000 rounds of ammunition were smuggled from Egypt into the West Bank and Gaza Strip.And it wouldn't surprise me one bit if Egypt's dictator, Hosni Mubarak, were enabling them to do so from his end of the spectrum as well. It's time to democratize Egypt as well as Syria and Iraq now too.
And here's a Wash. Times article about attacks on tourists in Egypt.
Israel National News reports on the current surge in terrorist attacks against Israelis by using kassam rockets to fire at Gush Katif and the west end of the Negev:
Four attempts to smuggle explosives and suicide bomb vests from Shechem (in Samaria) and Bethlehem (in Judea) were thwarted in the past two weeks. Two of these incidents involved 14- and 15-year-old Arab youths, who were assigned the task of transporting the explosives through a military checkpoint.And yet, ever so yet, Ariel Sharon would rather be ignorant and jeopardize Israel's security.
Now, here's something else really shocking that happened recently: Arab and leftist demonstrators caused a soldier to lose sight in his left eye:
An IDF soldier lost an eye in a violent demonstration staged by Arabs and leftists protesting the security barrier. A new non-lethal weapon failed to disperse the crowd before the violence began.Well! Even for Israeli leftists, this is considered acceptable, is it? Dumb and embarrassing, to say nothing of obscene, that's what it is.
Update: it's important to note the following as well: Winds of Change reports about a new gang that's been rising in Gaza called Jundallah, whose members identify with the al-Qaeda in its ideologies, and include many former Hamas and Islamic Jihad members in their ranks:
Finding Palestinians (particularly the Jordanian variety) among al-Qaeda is nothing new, but over the last two days it seems that the network's infrastructure in Gaza has finally organized into a distinct group according to media reports. Called Jundallah, the majority of its members consist of former Hamas and Islamic Jihad members who decided that the other groups were "too moderate" for their liking.If you ask me though, truly, nothing is too moderate for any of them. And this certainly isn't good news either.