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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Breaking: Terror attack in the Jordan Valley, Fatah responsible

Two Israelis have been killed in a terror attack in the Jordan Valley.
Two Israelis were killed after they were shot near Masua on the Bika Road, which borders Jordan in the West Bank, on Sunday evening.

According to preliminary assessments the two were the victims of a terror attack.

Rescue teams attempted to resuscitate the two but were forced to pronounce them dead.
Israel Television just reported that the 'good terrorists' from Fatah have taken responsibility for the attack.

Derech Ha'Bik'a (Route 90) is a major highway from the Dead Sea to the North. Most of the traffic from Jerusalem to the northern interior of the country uses that road.


Israel Radio reports that the two victims were both Israeli civilians and that they were shot at close range. One died during the resuscitation efforts and the other shortly afterward. There is a report that the two victims were shot and not their car, which would indicate that the terrorists were in the car (i.e. they were picked up hitchiking).

The incident was originally reported to Magen David Adom (our version of the Red Cross, which runs all the ambulances in the country) as a traffic accident.


Arutz Sheva says the victims were policemen.
Two Israeli policemen were killed Sunday evening near Moshav Massua in the Jordan Valley region near the Gilboa area. According to Ma'ariv-NRG, the two are policemen whose squad car overturned after it was fired at. Channel 1 says that the car was ambushed from very close range and that Fatah has taken responsibility for the attack.

YNet adds:
Reports accumulated by police said the two were driving along Highway 90 at around 8 pm when gunfire was opened upon them from the car ahead. As a result the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned.

One of the two victims died from wounds sustained by the vehicle's overturning, according to reports. The other died while paramedics were attempting resuscitation.

IDF and police forces were dispatched to the area, including Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen.

Nadav Ben-Ami of Massua told Ynet, "We were told two Israelis were fired upon. The road was closed 2 km from our town. We didn't hear the fire in Massua."

Yael Vaanunu, also a resident of the small town, said community members had not received orders to remain indoors. "We don't have orders from the security officer. Things are unclear. When you live in a place like this, you know what to do in such an incident. You lock your door and turn out the light," she said.
Given that there may be terrorists on the loose in the area, you keep a weapon handy as well.

I just heard helicopters overhead - we are on the flight path from Jerusalem to the Jordan Valley and frequently hear helicopters when things are happening to our east.


Haaretz also reports that the two victims were police officers.
An Israel Police spokesman said the circumstances of the incident were still being investigated, although the main line of inquiry being pursued was that the two had been shot by one or more Palestinian gunmen.

According to an initial investigation, militants opened fire on the patrol car, causing the officers to lose control of the vehicle.

"The two had been killed by gunshots and the main suspicion points to a nationalistic motive," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Masu'a is located in the Jordan Valley, just southeast of Nablus and near the major West Bank settlement of Ariel.
What's most curious about this incident is that Fatah has taken responsibility. With the imminent demise of the Olmert government on the horizon, could Fatah be showing that it has given up on the 'peace process'? Or is it trying to score points among the 'Palestinian people' (and take attention away from Hamas) while Israel negotiates with Hamas in Cairo for the release of kidnapped IDF corporal Gilad Shalit?


I haven't even checked the web sites yet, but Israel Radio reported this morning at 5:00 am that the two policemen who were murdered were traffic police, and that the terrorists had pulled their car over to the side of the road as if they had broken down. When the police pulled in to see what had happened, the terrorists got out of their car, went up to the police car, and shot the police at point-blank range.

Also a group calling itself the 'Mughniyah Brigades' has taken responsibility, which doesn't negate the claim by Fatah. As I have noted many times, the terrorists change uniforms when it is convenient for them.


At 9:45 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Don't hold your breath waiting for Tzipi Livni to denounce Fatah.

At 12:45 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...


Two Israelis have been killed in a terror attack in the Jordan Valley.
Two Israelis were killed after they were shot near Masua on the Bika Road, which




Two Israelis have been MURDERED....

Learn the difference...

At 2:55 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...


At 3:34 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

I guess I am a nut job...

If Fatah does claim the responsibility for the attack, if I was in charge...

I'd take out 100-200 of Fatah's largest buildings with no warning....

I would time it to be fully loaded with as many Fatah members as possible....

I would immediately call for a cease fire the moment MY attacks had finished...

I would then issue a statement:

Fatah has declared war against us...

We will continue to provide discussions for peace however our terms have changed.

At that point I would list a new and expanded Israeli Claim request INCLUDING any and all property starting with the Jewish expulsion from Arabia in 640 ce..

At 10:34 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

What's really revolting is the Olmert-Livni-Barak government took down IDF checkpoints in the Schehem area as a "goodwill gesture" to the good terrorists of Fatah. Two Israeli police officers paid with their lives for that foolish gesture. The Israeli government considers its more important to please the State Department than to protect Jews. This was not an "accident". This was the deliberate outcome of the "peace process" policy. The Israeli Left has the blood of these good men on their heads!

At 11:15 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

Blame the people who actually did the shooting and claiming credit...

I am not a fan of the current Israel positions when it comes to being nice and doing confidence boosting measures for the PA however in the end the blame for the murders should come down on Fatah...


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