The wages of appeasement is death : Terrorists murder husband and wife shoot 5 Israelis in Gaza attack
July 24, 2005
MIM: Not a word of condemnation or outrage from Washington or 'world opinion', regarding the continuing attacks and murder of Jews in Gush Katif, (the shooting of two teenage boys two weeks ago) and more attacks to come .It is business as usual as Al Jazeera reports:
"US Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice is working to arrange a disengagement coordination meeting between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA)..
MIM: Dr. Daniel Pipes also commented on the folly of leaving Gaza in the hand of terrorists who will be fighting amongst themselves .
The Bush administration, Pipes said, is "investing more and more" in a Gaza plan he argues will just lead to new strife in the region.
That gives the terrorists who recently stepped up attacks against Israeli targets as a way of weakening Abbas a growing ability to control events, he said, and could lead to a foreign policy debacle if the Gaza withdrawal just spawns new terror.
Pipes argued that Rice will not be able to do much to bolster Abbas in what is becoming a "fight over the future control" of the Palestinian territories.
Gush Katif Council spokesman Eran Sternberg accurately summed up the situation in Israel and the government's acquiesance in the obscene deportation scenario by stating that:
"This is the height of absurdity, in which the residents here are fighting a war against the government from within and against the terrorists from without. If the army would invest one percent of the forces it uses for Sharon's political machinations, terrorism would be stopped... History will judge Sharon and his gang most severely, and will include a badge of shame that will remain forever."
MIM: Sternberg's words about the absurdity of appeasing terrorism were reflected by the arrest of a 57 year old woman who had been dragged out of her car and jailed for refusing to show here identity card when exiting Gush Katif. She was being held by the police when news reports of the murder came in and told them:
'If you would put a fraction of your forces into stopping terrorism, maybe this murder wouldn't have happened.' The policewoman said, 'We told them [the citizens] not to go on that road, but they went anyway...' To which my wife replied, 'When you want to stop me from going, you had plenty of forces to do so - but you were unable to stop cars from traveling where you feared that there were terrorists?!' ... When I myself [Shlomo] traveled the road that night, there was no one there telling me not to do so...
"In any event, they finally they just let her go, without any restrictions. But then we were held up because the road was closed a second time after the murder, and we finally got home at around 7 AM this morning on a bulletproof bus." http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=86383
Gaza Terrorists Murder Grandparents 11:05 Jul 24, '05 By Hillel Fendel and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Two Arab terrorists murdered an Israeli couple and wounded five others in an attack on a car between Kisufim and Gush Katif Saturday night. Soldiers killed both terrorists.
Dov Kol, 58, and his wife Rachel, 53, were returning to their home in Jerusalem after visiting Rachel's sister's family in Ganei Tal in Gush Katif for the Sabbath. The double funeral will be held at 5:30 PM at Har HaMenuchot in Jerusalem.
Three passengers in the car suffered light-to-moderate injuries and were taken by helicopter to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva. Two security officers were also wounded, including Ami Shaked, head of security for the Gaza Coast Regional Council, who suffered light injuries.
The Kols and other relatives were on their way back to Jerusalem from an extended-family Sabbath in Ganei Tal when the terrorists opened fire. They had originally set off for home shortly after the Sabbath ended, but turned back when the army closed the road after a shooting around 9:15 PM. After searching the area, the IDF re-opened the road approximately two hours later.
The terrorists were waiting, however, and opened fire at several cars west of the overpass near the Gefen Intersection. Shaked and another Gaza Coast Council security employee killed one of the terrorists, and IDF soldiers later found and killed the second one.
Two terrorist gangs, the Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade associated with the Palestinian Authority (PA), claimed responsibility for the murderous attack.
Early this morning, Palestinian terrorists in the area fired an anti-tank rocket at an IDF outpost near N'vei Dekalim. Yesterday, as well, there were several rocket and shell attacks. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.
The Kols are survived by three children: Hila, 24, who has a one-month-old daughter, the Kols' only grandchild; Tamar, 17, and Yehonatan, 15.
The Yesha Council issued a very sharp statement calling on the Prime Minister to draw the proper conclusions and use the IDF's force against terrorist murderers and not against his own political opponents. "It's about time," the Council stated, "that Sharon wakes up from his dreams and realizes that his plan is granting a supportive wind to terrorism, is bringing a catastrophe upon the citizens of Israel, and in the end, will cause him to be brought before a judicial committee of inquiry."
Katif Council spokesman Eran Sternberg said, "This is the height of absurdity, in which the residents here are fighting a war against the government from within and against the terrorists from without. If the army would invest one percent of the forces it uses for Sharon's political machinations, terrorism would be stopped... History will judge Sharon and his gang most severely, and will include a badge of shame that will remain forever."
Two Arab terrorists killed an Israeli couple and injured five others in an attack on a car at the Kissufim crossing Saturday night. Soldiers killed one terrorist and are looking for the second.
The murdered couple was returning to their home in Jerusalem after visiting Ganei Tal in Gush Katif for the Sabbath.
Three passengers in the car suffered light to moderate injuries and all of the victims were ferried by helicopter to Be'er Sheva's Soroka Hospital. Two security officers also were wounded, including Ami Shaked, head of security for the Gaza Coast Regional Council, who suffered light injuries. An army reserve soldier underwent an operation at Soroka Hospital for a back injury.
The terrorist fired at several cars west of the bridge near the crossing. Soldiers in an engineering unit rushed to the scene and killed one of the terrorists.
The attack occurred around midnight after the army had closed the road, the only approach to Gush Katif communities, following a shooting attack around 11:15 p.m. The IDF, after searching the area, re-opened the roads and allowed vehicles to travel in convoy with an army escort at the beginning and end.
Two terrorist gangs, the Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade associated with the Palestinian Authority (PA), claimed they were behind the shooting.
Earlier in the day, Arab terrorists fired two mortar shells and an anti-tank rocket on Israelis following two days of relative quiet while American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited. She praised the Palestinian Authority (PA) for fighting terrorism but said it had to work harder.