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Friday, April 08, 2011

It wasn't an accident

There was speculation on Thursday that the 'Palestinian' attack on a school bus in the Gaza envelope across the border from the Gaza Strip was a lucky shot. It wasn't. The terrorists aimed at the school bus and knew exactly what the target was.
This was the first time that an antitank missile had hit a civilian target in southern Israel, sharply raising the stakes for residents of the area. It also prompted one of the most intensive Israeli retaliatory bombardments of Gaza in the past two years, killing five.

The military wing of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, claimed responsibility for the attack on the bus, saying it had specifically aimed at the target as a response to Israel’s killing of three Hamas commanders last Saturday. Israel said the three had been planning to kidnap Israelis.

“This is an initial response to the occupation’s crimes,” Hamas said in a statement on Thursday, referring to Israel, “the latest of which was the assassination of the three holy fighters.”
Isn't it funny how we haven't heard anyone call the targeting of a children's school bus a war crime? Isn't it funny how we haven't seen the UN Security Council go into emergency session to condemn the targeting of children, nor have we heard the UN 'Human Rights Council' call for an investigation.

Maybe Judge Goldstone would like to chair a commission?

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At 8:48 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - they're Jews.

And they're damned settlers! Get them out of there!

Its all too predictable.

At 12:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And on the Fatah side, official blessing for the Passover massacre:


A real peace strategy would be for Bibi to announce that under current conditions there will be no further negotiations on a final settlement full stop and that any UN recognition of a Palestinian state will be disregarded. The negotiating cycle feeds intra-Pali competition and violence. Diplomatic energy expended on containing the UN is energy better spent preparing for reoccupation as necessary of Palestinian enclaves.

Or is the status quo working out? The IDF is OK with wars of attrition north and south but there's an awful lot of circle jerk going down.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger David said...

Don't you realise that it's all Israel's fault? If Israel wouldn't have placed a blockade on Gaza, much more sophisticated rockets and equipment would already be available & Hamas could shoot at schools and hospitals in Tel Aviv. But in the current situation, who can blame Hamas for shooting at school buses?


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