Sunday, August 26, 2007

Palestinians Breach Israeli Border

We comment on excerpts from an article originally published by the Los Angeles Times and reprinted in the Hartford Courant about an infiltration from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

In a rare breach of Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, two heavily armed Palestinians scaled a 25-foot wall Saturday, opened fire on an army outpost and eluded capture for nearly a half-mile before soldiers tracked them down and killed them.

Gaza is totally under the control of the Palestinian Arabs; there is absolutely no rationalization that can be given for launching attacks against Israel and Israelis from Gaza; the only reasons for such attacks are hatred and the desire to destroy Israel and murder innocent Israelis.

The attack also demonstrates the need for barriers to protect Israelis from Arab terrorists. Without the barriers, there would be hundreds, if not thousands, of terrorists infiltrating, rather than just a handful.

The Palestinians carried grenades and automatic weapons.

Clearly, although anti-Israel fanatics rail about the Israel allegedly cutting off access to Gaza, the terrorists certainly have had little difficulty in obtaining weaponry.

Three militant groups, the Popular Resistance Committees, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack in a joint statement.

The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, an arm of Fatah, the supposedly "moderate" faction Palestinian Authority Chair Mahmoud Abbas. We keep hearing that Abbas is committed to peace, but his terrorist group has never eschewed violence.

Israel classifies Hamas as a terrorist group and has stepped up military incursions into the territory this summer to thwart rocket attacks and to search for cross-border tunnels.

There is a good reason why Israel "classifies Hamas as a terrorist group;" the reason is that Hamas is a terrorist group.

Israel is far from alone in recognizing that reality; one wonders why the the Los Angeles Times and Hartford Courant are afraid to simply state that reality, or even recognize that numerous countries, including our own, correctly classify Hamas as a terrorist group.

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