Sunday, January 27, 2013

27-Jan-13: Terrorists are stopped before they can do more serious damage

Elon Moreh [Image Source]
For those out there who still believe (a) terror attacks on Israeli civilians are a thing of the past; (b) Mahmoud Abbas and those in his Fatah/PLO/Palestinian Authority circle are moderates; (c) Israel ought to lower its guard and show it believes in peace and understanding with the Palestinian Arabs who, after all, are really just interested in having nice houses, good jobs and a decent education for their children - we have some news.

In a report headed "Fatah terror group notes found on suspects", Yaakov Lappin writing in the Jerusalem Post this afternoon says two Palestinian Arab arrested for throwing firebombs - colloquially Molotov Cocktails - at an IDF position near Hawara, south of Nablus in the Samaria district, were found to be carrying not only explosives - three grenades and three additional fire bombs ready for use.

They also had letters in their possession, signed in the name of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, and claiming responsibility for an attack on the settlement of Elon Moreh, a community located in the Samarian hills, northeast of Nablus. It appears the attack on the community was intended to happen in the very near future and the terrorists were evidently en route to be the ones to carry it out.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade is designated as a terrorist group by the governments of the United States,  Canada, Japan, the European Union and Israel. It is a part of Fatah, the organization headed by the aforesaid 'moderate' Mahmoud Abbas, a lifelong denier of the Holocaust who now refers to himself as president of the State of Palestine. He was elected in 2005 to a four year term as president of the PA and is now in year seven of that term, with no plans in sight for an election and few visible signs that anyone in his domain expects them.

The vigilence of Israel's defence forces is critical to preventing more - and more serious - expressions of Palestinian Arab hatred from exacting unbearable damage from Israelis and Israeli society. The relationship between our safety and the actions of Mahmoud Abbas is increasingly seen to be totally misunderstood by those who persist in unjustifiably attaching the term 'moderate' to his name.

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