Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Things You Don't See In Israel

I'm sure there are many in Israel who don't like news of efforts to work with the Palestinians on peace efforts, but they don't do this:
Israeli authorities on Tuesday said they have arrested 19 Palestinian militants for planning to set off a huge car bomb in Tel Aviv over the Jewish holiday of Passover. (source)
When was the last time a group of Israelis planned to murder as many innocent Palestinian civilians as they could during Ramadan? Rhetorical question. We read on:
The suspects are all were Hamas members from the West Bank town of Qalqiliya, the Shin Bet security agency said in a statement.

The agency said the arrests took place in late March, but details were only cleared for publication on Tuesday, the day after the weeklong holiday ended.

Shin Bet said a Palestinian man who apparently intended to blow himself up drove a car packed with 220 pounds of explosives into the Tel Aviv area, then, for reasons not yet clear, returned to Qalqiliya where the car later exploded through a technical malfunction. No one was hurt.
Palestinian police say its all a mistake. Oh yes, the 19 are hardly terrorists and they're certainly not Hamas. How do they know?

Well, they say, their crackerjack investigation showed the car only had two pounds of explosives in it, not 220 -- and it's' unlikely that Hamas would be involved in a slaying of innocents operation with a bomb that small.

Uh-huh. And all Hamas stands proudly behind that excuse.

Labels: , , ,