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A Good Day for the Good Guys

Yesterday was a great day for the war on terror, with Israeli special units killing 7 terrorists, including Israel’s most wanted (or unwanted, depending on how you look at it).

 

Just in case you have been moved by AP’s Body of a dead palestinian militant photo essay, let’s have a brief look at the type of murderer who was rendered worm food.

Dubbed Israel’s number 1 terror suspect, Ashkar, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Sunday, assembled the explosives belt used in the Tel Aviv suicide bombing last month that killed 11 Israelis, two of whom died from their wounds on Saturday and Sunday. Ashkar was held responsible by Israel for planning all of the Islamic Jihad suicide bombings in the past year including the Stage nightclub bombing in Tel Aviv, which killed four; two suicide bombings in Netanya, which killed eight; and a suicide bombing in Hadera in October, in which five Israelis were killed. In total, he was held accountable for the murder of nearly 40 Israelis.

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Ashkar, intelligence sources said, was in the midst of planning a suicide attack against Israel, set to be launched in the coming weeks. Security officials also predicted that the number of terror alerts would drop as a result of his death. He was also behind several recent thwarted terror attempts including the dramatic capture last month of a suicide bomber on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway.

 

Ashkar, the Shin Bet said, received funding directly from Islamic Jihad headquarters stationed in Damascus. “All of his terror plans would not have reached their operational stage if the terror cell had not received funding from the Islamic Jihad headquarters in Syria,” security officials said. “This money is fuel for terror and enables the terrorists to purchase weaponry, explosives and to recruit suicide bombers.”

As expected, the terrorists are whining about the operation (further proof that it was the right thing to do), even invoking the “m” word once again.*

Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas representative in the Palestinian Legislative Council told Ynet Sunday “just like his predecessor (Shaul Mofaz), (Defense Minister Amir) Peretz is proving that he is a criminal and a terrorist.”

Al-Masri referred to the IDF operation in Jenin, which is being carried out under Peretz’s orders as “a war crime.”

 

“The world must intervene to stop the massacre instead of stopping the transfer of aid to the Palestinian people,” he said.

 

Al-Masri said Peretz’s policy comes as no surprise to him: “We have seen those before him who spoke moderately when they were in the opposition and transformed into murderers and terrorists when they attained power.”

 

Islamic Jihad was also quick to slam Peretz for ordering the IDF operation.

 

“Peretz proved that he is no less of a preying hawk than his predecessor, and he too will be held accountable for his policies, which will result in the death of Israeli citizens in retaliatory attacks that the Palestinian resistance groups are sure to carry out in response to the crime in Jenin,” Jihad leader Sheik Khaled el-Batsh said.

Here’s hoping to many more such successful operations.

 

* Talk of a “massacre”, yet no sign of our friend Pinno-Q-ball. Perhaps he is too busy brushing his (new) hair?

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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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