Monday, December 05, 2005

Netanya Terror Attack

Not just Qassams from Gaza but back to hitting major Israeli cities and shoppers with human wrecking machines. The Netanya terror attack that occurred just minutes ago is another reminder that 'strength through restraint' can only work if Israel Intelligence networks can stop each and every attempted attack. With tens of warnings every day, we do well but it's impossible to stop everything.

Similar to Mofaz' return to targetted killings in Gaza, so now we can expect a renewed anti-terror campaign in the West Bank. It is clear however that election campaigns play a part in such policies and Sharon will now have to prove to the average centrist Israeli that he can still engage with terrorists as well as he disengages from land. When I said yesterday that there's a long, long way to go before we vote, I wasn't kidding. The insane Palestinian efforts to lose another opportunity for a peaceful solution have them lining up with Hezbollah, Iran and others to make this election even more vital for Israel.

Shame isn't it, that just weeks out from PA elections, terrorists (even those who come from Abbas' Fatah who are claiming this attack as their own), are doing their best to force Israel to close territories, restore checkpoints and restrict the ability of Abbas and crew to organize a democratic and efficient electoral system.

At least 4 dead at this time. Sadly, as we know too well here in Israel, the numbers always rise steadily as the minutes pass.

Shame, shame, shame.

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