Today’s Terror Attack: An Exercise in Cynical Exploitation

Another day, another terror attack in Israel, with palestinian terrorists killing two Israeli men at the Nahal Oz fuel terminal in the central Gaza Strip.

Two Israeli civilians were shot dead Wednesday afternoon when four Palestinian terrorists infiltrated from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel.

Two other Israelis were wounded in the attack at the filling depot close to the Karni border terminal, near Kibbutz Nahal Oz. The Israeli emergency service Zaka said two Palestinian terrorists had been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli security forces.

“Terrorists entered Nahal Oz and the fuel depot. They shot at civilians inside. There are two Israelis dead and two wounded,” an IDF spokeswoman said.

Later in the day, a Palestinian sniper shot and lightly wounded an IDF soldier who was carrying out a search near Nahal Oz.


Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack, along with a group linked to the Al-Aqsa Brigades. A spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees said that members of three groups, not including Hamas, infiltrated the crossing.

Israeli Government officials believe Hamas authorized the attack and have promised they will pay the price.

Besides illustrating the palestinian terrorist bloodlust, today’s terror attack is also a stark example of how Israeli goodwill gestures are cynically exploited, and how palestinian terrorists act with scant regard to the plight of their own people. For the Nahal Oz fuel depot provides gas and fuel to the residents of the Gaza Strip (the attack occurred after the latest delivery of fuel funded by the European Union).

Regev [Government spokesman Mark] also said that the attack on a fuel terminal that supplies Gaza with its energy needs “shows the blatant disregard the terrorists have for the well-being of the people of Gaza.”

MK Avigdor Lieberman said that the “terror attack would have been avoided had the government cut itself off from Gaza- in practice, cutting off fuel and electricity supplies to the Strip.” Lieberman added that “Fatah’s involvement [in the attack] forces Israel to see it as a terror organization for all intents and purposes.”

Keep this attack in your mind each time you are confronted with Hamas propaganda photos of palestinians holding candles in the dark of night day.

Call me old school, but restricting the supply of fuel and electricity to people who cynically exploit this supply to murder your civilians is the least we should be doing.

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25 April 2008 at 12:04pm
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  • Jorge_Banner

    Cut the oxygen supply to their heads. This is getting onanistic. Do any Israelis really enjoy this situation? It’s got to be good for someone otherwise why don’t we get out of this? The only language the arab vermin understand is violence and fear. Let’s give them some. The only good arab inside Israel is a dead arab. Throw them out or make them good. Either way’s good for me. Just let’s get this over with. The ghost of Moshe Dayan is going to come back one of these days and cut some balls.

  • steve87

    take out the leadership and get the EU to take care of fuel shipments in future.

    Yet again offer the repective territories back to Egypt and Jordan. When they refuse make sure it is known that we will treat any palestinian attacks like the attack of any sovereign nation.

  • Frankly Opinionated

    For the life of me, this American Christian cannot fathom how Israel can continue to allow this to continue. This is the only place on the planet where idiots attack those who supply them with power, fuel and foodstuffs. It seems to me that if the ragheads attack Israel, it is “just a random attack”; but yet if Israel responds they do it “dis-proportionately” . What in hell is dis-proportionate response to rockets fired into a civilian residential area? As I see it- One attack deserves one response, The ragheads choose the size of their attack, therefore the Israelis should choose the size of the response. When someone allows these attackers to use their home, they are no longer “civilians”, but rather, are combatants.
    And- a very large majority of Americans cannot see that what happens to Israel, will happen to the USofA in due time.
    nuf sed

  • Stan

    This is a military situation. We need to look at it from the point of view of the enemy. They are trying to get Israel to cut the fuel supply to Gaza. Last time Israel did this, it gave Hamas a great victory both in world opinion, and strategically by using it as a cover to break into the Sinai and re-supply its Army.
    Unless Israel is willing to take action and not cave in to “world opinion” there is no point in cutting the fuel.


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