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Sunday, July 11, 2004

What Calm?

Well, it seems it was only a matter of time and opportunity.

While the western media, and even some of the left-of-center Israeli media, like to tout the recent lack of Palestinian terrorist attacks as good faith on the part of the Palestinian leadership, the truth is there has been no slow down in the efforts to kill Israelis.

In fact, based on the number of foiled suicide bombings and ill-directed missile launches, there seems to be a clear intensification of efforts on the part of the Palestinian terror infrastructure. What the west (and left) mistake for calm is actually increased success on the part of the security services, police and army to thwart attacks on Israeli targets. In my humble opinion, the International Court of Justice's decision on Friday concerning the legality of the security fence is simply the world's frustration at our having found an effective way to defend ourselves.

However, it was almost inevitable that someone or something would eventually slip through the cracks and find a target. Statistically, it was only a matter of time.

This morning a small-to-medium-sized bomb was placed behind a bus stop in one of Tel Aviv’s poorer neighborhoods (near the old central bus station). When it went off, it killed a woman, and wounded approximately 20 other morning commuters. The injuries range from mild to critical.

Fatah’s Al Aksa Martyrs’ Brigade, which is under Yasser Arafat’s direct control, considerately saved the investigators a little footwork by immediately claiming responsibility for the attack.

I am officially going on record as saying the time has come to treat Arafat like any other terrorist. His actions make it clear that this is the role he wants to play.

Posted by David Bogner on July 11, 2004 | Permalink

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They'll somehow manage to twist it to prove that the security fence is not doing the job that we say it is and therefore it should come down.....

Shavua Tov - hope it only gets better....

Posted by: Gil Ben Mori | Jul 11, 2004 1:02:14 PM

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