Sunday’s mid-morning terror attack in the southern city of Dimona came as a surprise for some, and not so much by others. After a lull in the number of (successful) suicide bomber attacks all over Israel, the one in Dimona in which a 74 year old woman was killed and at least 9 others injured, the incident serves as a “wake up call” for Israelis, especially in the aftermath of the “opening” of Gaza’s Rafah border with Egypt, resulting in more than half a million Gaza residents going shopping in the Land of the Pharaohs for all kinds of consumer goods, including some that may be used against Israel, such as longer range surface to surface rockets and an assortment of anti-air and anti-tank missiles.
Though the Egyptian government claims that they are trying to re-seal the border, Hamas leaders are demanding control over their side of the fence, meaning that due to friendly compliance by fellow Muslim Egyptian guards, the border will remain easily accessible by Gaza residents. In other words, the situation will resemble what is now the norm in Europe where most border checkpoints in E.U. countries (including Eastern Europe) have been eliminated.
That there are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of Gaza militants and terrorists presently in the Sinai, it means that some of them, such as the two who went to Dinoma, will try to “visit” other Israeli locations as well. Regarding the Dimona attack, in which one terrorist succeeded in blowing himself up and causing the mentioned death and injuries, the other one was killed before he could push the button to ignite the explosive harness still strapped to his body. The graphic news clips of the wounded terrorist laying on the ground and being “peppered” by police bullets was graphic enough to indicate that instead of trying to capture these people, it might be much better to simply “pepper” them as was so realistically shown.
There are presently a number of would-be suicide bombers sitting in Israeli prisons, including several women. While police and military authorities try to capture them to obtain information, such as who sent them, and why, it makes better sense to just take them out right there on the spot. It also might be a good idea to show more of these “peppering” video clips to let would-be suicide attackers know what is in store for them should they fail to push the button and blow themselves to paradise. Trying to use these people as bargaining chips, in order to get Israeli captives back doesn’t seem to work anyway, as these “holy martyrs” are probably written off already by their handlers.
Other terrorists who have been seriously wounded in terror attacks or their own bombs, yet somehow survived, are also in custody, some of whom after receiving thousands of Shekels worth of medical treatment.
Maybe now, authorities will decide to take care of the matter right there on the spot as they did Sunday morning in Dimona. Better to “pepper” then pamper.
February 7, 2008 at 4:33 am
Muslims Against Sharia condemn the murderers responsible for the homicide bombing in Dimona as well as degenerate perpetuation of the culture of death in Gaza.
Our prayers are with the victims of this atrocity. We send our condolences to their loved ones.
May the homicide bomber rot in hell for eternity. May his accomplices and animals who celebrated this horrendous act join him soon!
Muslims Against Sharia call on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to shut down Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Al-Iyam and Al-Quds as terrorist mouthpieces that glorify homicide bombings. Failing to do so will show that Palestinian Authority’s quest for peace is nothing more than empty words.
February 8, 2008 at 11:04 am
Good response, MAS! We can all only hope that moderate Muslims like yourselves get involved to help stop this senless cycle of terrorism and retaliation.
Surely we can all live together, and help heal the rift that has been between Jews and Muslims (including descendants of Ismaial) for
so many years.
Perhaps a “grand sulha” is needed to bring us all together!
February 9, 2008 at 9:43 pm
All people of good will MUST be against these senseless atrocities. There is NO difference between those who murder in the name of ALLAH or in the name of JESUS.
February 10, 2008 at 7:38 am
What about just plain old God?
February 10, 2008 at 3:09 pm
God said, “Thou shall not kill”, this is God’s Name.
May God Bless and keep you, Muslims against Sharia, and give you strength to stand against Sharia, that is not of God. Jews and Christians stand with you against this merciless law of covetness of power. God reigns! And the merciless will be shown no mercy.
February 10, 2008 at 6:28 pm