With the palestinians at each other’s throats (let alone ours), it is good to see that palestinians affiliated with their moderate leader Mahmoud Abbas are leading the way in showing what can be achieved with some good old fashioned cooperation.
A Palestinian truck bomber attacked a key border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel early Thursday morning, the Palestinian militant group Hamas said.
Army Radio reports that there were no injuries in the explosion at the Erez crossing on the northern end of the Gaza-Israel border.
A spokesman for the Islamic Jihad group said they carried out the attack in cooperation with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, an offshoot of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s more secular Fatah faction. Jihad described the attack as a successful martyrdom operation.
An Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman confirmed that there had been an explosion in the area. No IDF soldiers were hurt.
Hamas said the bomb-laden truck was driven by a suicide bomber. Residents in the Gaza Strip who live over 30 km (20 miles) from the crossing reported hearing the blast.
Israel’s Channel 10 television said troops had prevented the truck from getting close to the crossing by firing at it before it exploded.
Notice also how Islamic Jihad described it as “a successful martyrdom operation” even though they did not manage to kill any Israelis.
Last week, US President George Bush said:
“It breaks my heart to see the vast potential of the Palestinian people, really, wasted.”
I’m guessing the palestinians agree. They have the potential to kill many more Jews.