Sunday, February 24, 2008

It Would Be Funny If They Weren't Serious

According to YNet News, the latest salvo of Kassam rocket at innocent Israelis in Sederot was retaliation for "the cartoons published in Denmark degrading the memory of Prophet Muhammad."

To the best of PRIMER's knowledge, Israel had nothing to do with the publication of those cartoons. But neither Hamas nor any other Palestinian Arabs have ever needed a logical reason for attacking Jews. Nor, at least in the civilized world, the publication of a cartoon generally deemed a sufficient reason for trying to murder people.

Elsewhere in the article, a spokesperson acknowledges his terrorist group doesn't need any reason to attack Jews other than the fact that they are alive, asserting "We won't give them peace and security as long as there is one Zionist soldier on the land of Palestine."

We include excerpts from the article, which may be read in full on YNet News.

New excuse for Qassams: Prophet cartoons

Six Qassams were fired from the northern Gaza Strip towards the western Negev since Sunday morning. …

The Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Resistance Committees' military wing, claimed responsibility for firing the rockets. The organization's spokesman, Muhammad Abed al-Aal, told Ynet that the firing operation, dubbed "the lines of fire", was a response to the "crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinians," but also "in response to the cartoons published in Denmark degrading the memory of Prophet Muhammad.

"The Palestinian resistance has committed to respond to the cartoons, and this is our initial response," he added.

Asked why the residents of Sderot and the Negev should pay the price for cartoons published in Denmark, Abed al-Aal responded, "The Jews have also hurt Islam and have also hurt the Koran in their prisons, as part of the plot to harm Islam and the memory and status of Prophet Muhammad.

"The Palestinian resistance will not let Israel's crimes and the smearing of Islam's symbols go unanswered," he said.

Addressing Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal's willingness to reach a ceasefire with Hamas, Abed al-Aal said that the only way for the residents of southern Israel to feel safe is to leave their houses and the entire area.

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