It’s been high profile terrorist kill week for the Israeli and American Militaries. Zarqawi died trying to get off of a stretcher after an air strike. Jamal Abu Samhadana was killed Thursday by the IAF. Several other attacks Friday killed various members of the PRC and Islamic Jihad. This doesn’t include three dead apparently trying to enter Israel on Wednesday evening. Inneffectual Qassam rocket attacks followed the incident.
Unfortunately, things don’t always go as swimmingly. Shells hit a beach in Gaza today killing 12 (according to Ynet) or 7 (according to Haaretz) or 13 (Jpost) or unmentioned (Arutz Sheva) or 9 (Al-
Jazeera) civilians. By all counts, the injury toll was well over 20 and included children. Shelling stopped immeadiately by order of General Dan-Halutz, and Israel offered aid including evacuation of victims to Israeli hospitals. An official appology was forthcoming.
The strange thing is that the source of the shelling is as of yet unclear. Palestineans claimed that the shells were fired by the navy but there is no record of firing at the time by the navy nor by the IAF. A full investigation is underway.
No doubt what’s going on in Gaza is a bloody massacre against our people, our civilians, without discrimination…I call upon the international community, Security Council, the Quartet, to put an end to this Israeli killing policy.
Muffti wishes he would wait for the investigation to complete its results. But he’s pretty sure it’s the fault of the Orthodox Jews. (kidding!)