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.

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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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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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