Monday, January 29, 2007

Israel attacked again by its 'Partners in Peace'; 3 dead in homicide bombing in Eilat

The Palestinians have been trying to pull another one of these off for months. Today they finally succeeded.

Three Israeli civilians were killed and two others were critically wounded this morning in an homicide bombing attack that blew up a bakery in a shopping area located in Eilat's Izidor neighborhood. The bakery was packed with shoppers getting things like a bagel and a morning cup of coffee.

Just to provide a little understanding, `critically wounded' usually refers to people who have had shrapnel penetrate their internal organs and/or have lost limbs and are in imminent danger of dying. It doesn't include people who have suffered, perhaps, the loss of an eye, or who have had serious injuries but who's condition has been stabilized.

The common Palestinian practice is to pack their bombs with nuts, bolts and screws soaked in strychnine or rat poison to maximize casualties.

This attack was a joint venture. `Credit' for the bombing was claimed by Islamic Jihad and Fatah's al-Aksa Martyr's Brigade, who are on `moderate' Mahmoud Abbas' payroll.

Hamas, of course, was also fine with it. A Hamas government spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum called this attack legitimate "resistance" against Israel.

The latest flurry of attempts and this attack obviously were designed to take the Palestinian focus off of killing each other and back on killing Jews. The statement from Islamic Jihad said as much, and it echoed the earlier speech by Abbas urging the Palestinians to "Aim the guns against Israel."

There were the usual condemnations from the EU, the UN and of course, the United States.

But here's a morsel for your thoughts: All of them, including the present Israeli government are scurrying around giving money and arms to Abbas and his friends and pushing to put together a Palestinian state.

Exactly what do they expect will change once that happens, since the majority of Palestinians regard Israel as illegitimate and all of its Jewish population as fair game? Would the Palestinians be any more peaceful neighbors than they were after Oslo? After Gaza?

One more time - one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

An end to the Arab Israeli conflict is certainly possible.....but not until the fallacy of creating a second Arab Palestinian state on Israel's borders inhabited by people like this is abandoned.

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