For the second time since July, Netanya has been the target of a terrorist attack, again at the Sharon Mall. 5 people are dead and at least 40 wounded. The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, and, currently, both the Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade and Islamic Jihad have claimed responsibility. The suicide bomber most likely entered from the West Bank, only a few miles from Netanya – the nearby West Bank town Tulkarm has been a major hotbed of terrorist activity.

It’s worthwhile to remind everyone that Fatah is the ruling party in the Palestinian Authority. When a party can’t rein in its own goons, it’s extremely doubtful that they can cause any meaningful change in Palestinian regions. Of course, this doesn’t stop the nations of the world, including the increasingly politically incompetent-seeming US administration, from propping up Abbas who has so far proven to be useless at best and terror-enabling at worst. Quoth perpetual mealy-mouthed worm Saeb Erakat:

“This operation… against civilians causes the most serious harm to our committment to the peace process and the Palestinian Authority will not go easy on whoever is found to be responsible for this operation,” the statement
quoted him as saying.

Yeah. Because the Palestinian Authority has a great track record with firmly cracking down on terror.

Updating coverage at Ynet, Jpost and Haaretz.

May the families of the victims be comforted together with all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

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