|Suicide bomber kills 3 in Eilat|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 28 January 2007 17:00|
Just a couple of weeks ago, President Mahmoud Abbas made a key speech to the Palestinian people on his efforts to achieve a unity government between Hamas and Fatah. During that speech, he urged the two terrorist organizations to end their infighting - which claimed around 30 lives last week, and raise their rifles against Israel. No news agency was willing to repeat those words of Abbas, for fear of presenting him as - shock, horror - a cold-blooded killer. Well today, Abbas is reaping the rewards of that speech. A Palestinian suicide bomber struck the southern town of Eilat this morning, killing three and wounding two others. Two Palestinian terror organizations claimed responsibility for the slaying, Islamic Jihad and Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade of the President's Fatah party. Hamas also justified the murders as a legitimate act of resistance against the "occupation"...
Quote: "In contrast to Majadle's comments, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum defended the suicide attack as legitimate "resistance" against Israel. Barhoum called the attack, which killed three people in a local bakery, a "natural response" to IDF policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as its ongoing boycott of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority government. "So long as there is occupation, resistance is legitimate," he said. He also said attacks on Israel were preferable to the recent bout of Palestinian infighting in Gaza. "The right thing is for Fatah weapons to be directed toward the occupation, not toward Hamas," he said.
Of course its not just Palestinian terrorist organizations that sympathize with the bombers. Last year, Cherie Blair, the British Prime Ministers wife, said that "as long as as young people feel they have got no hope but to blow themselves up you are never going to make progress" - just hours after some 19 Israelis were killed in a massive suicide bombing. Mayor or London Ken Livingstone also justified suicide bombings, stating that the Palestinians had no other option, because they were fighting against a state that had fighter planes and tanks - and that was only days after London experienced its first taste of Islamic terror. Today's suicide attack is the first since April last year, and the first the town of Eilat has ever experienced. The IDF believe the bomber could have infiltrated across the Egyptian border, and if so, that would put EU efforts at the Rafah border under question. This is exactly why Israel has been building the "apartheid wall", to keep out Shahid who believe that killing themselves along with dozens of Jews will land themselves in heaven with 72 dark-eyed virgins.