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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Breaking: Shots fired across Jordanian border

A 'Jordanian soldier' fired shots at Israeli border police along the southern border between the two countries this morning near Eilat on the Israeli side and Aqaba on the Jordanian side. The border police, who were on a routine patrol, returned fire. There are no reports of injuries.

Israel and Jordan signed a 'peace treaty' in 1994, but this still isn't exactly the border between the US and Canada. In March 1997, seven Israeli school girls were killed by a 'Jordanian soldier' at Naharayim, a 'peace island' on the northern border between Israel and Jordan. That soldier was said to be a 'madman' acting alone.

The picture at the top of this post is a picture of the border terminal near Eilat.

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At 10:35 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Something like this was bound to happen. Its already happened in Lebanon and on the Golan. And now from Jordan. Just random incidents - or are we seeing a pattern?

At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yitzchak Rabin Border Terminal!"

At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NormanF said...

"Just random incidents - or are we seeing a pattern?"

It's a pattern of random incidents.

The pattern is that having a peace treaty or not with Muslims or Arabs will never win Israel their friendship or even acceptance.

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Jez said...

Almost certainly what happened here is someone acting on his own lashed out. I wouldn't get too political about it.


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