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What You Should Know About The Ashdod Attack

More revelations from yesterday’s terror attack in Ashdod.

1. The attack marked another attempt at mega terror. The terrorists are not content with killing and injuring hundreds of people. They want to cause mass casualties by targeting sensitive installations.

A few years ago, the PLO Arabs attempted a mega terror attack at the Glilot fuel storage complex, the country’s largest storage site of liquid fuels and gas. Fortunately, the charge went off before the truck had reached the fuel storage containers. I remember this clearly, since I work a few kilometers from this site, and would have been incinerated had the attack been successful.

2. Both bombers reached Ashdod from Gaza, overcoming the fence enclosing the Gaza Strip. Proponents of the security fence, like myself, have in the past pointed to this fence as an example of how fences can prevent suicide bombings. The PLO Arabs are trying to prove us wrong.

3. The attack was yet another in which the attackers were teenagers; in this case, only 17 years old. Maariv reports today that IDF troops have nabbed a ten-year-old PLO Arab boy trying to get through the Nablus roadblock with three bags, one containing a bomb. I am waiting to hear from the Human Rights Organizations about this child abuse.

4. The attack was yet another Hamas and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade operation. Debka notes:

The Islamic fundamentalist groupís astonishing recovery is laid…at the door of Yasser Arafat, who in recent weeks has made Fatah-al Aqsa manpower, logistical means, war materials and funds available for bringing Hamas out of its crisis. One of his motives in reconstituting the fundamentalist group is to set up a barrier against the Gaza Stripís takeover by his rival Mohammed Dahlan.

Ha’aretz, unsurprisingly, is of the opinion that Arafat is impotent to contain this Hamas-Fatah cooperation.

Update: Yet another revelation: The Fatah announcement after the attack

termed Ashdod as the “Palestinian town that is now Israeli occupied Ashdod”. As Debka notes:

Fatah has gone far towards an ideological compromise with the radical Hamas, whose declared objective is to expel all Israelis from every part of former Palestine.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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