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Israel’s attack on the UN Observer Post in Lebanon wasn’t – despite what Kofi Annan thinks – deliberate. But these attacks sure were:

Palestinian protesters stormed the main U.N. compound in Gaza City on Sunday during a demonstration against Israel’s bombing of southern Lebanon that killed around 60 civilians, witnesses and U.N. staff said.

Hundreds of members of the Islamic Jihad militant group, some throwing stones and others firing assault rifles, attacked the compound at the end of a rally, witnesses said.

At least five people were wounded, police said.

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Witnesses in Gaza said extensive damage had been caused to the U.N. compound, from where the world body directs its relief and aid operations for the Gaza Strip’s 1.4 million people.

The attack came hours after thousands of Lebanese demonstrators attacked the U.N. headquarters in Beirut, smashing windows and ransacking offices.

Several thousand people massed outside the building in the center of the capital chanting “Death to Israel, death to America. We sacrifice our blood and souls for Lebanon.”

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!

Don’t count on a condemnation from Kofi Annan, though.

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A suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, near the central bus station, has so far injured at least 10 people.

What is there to say that hasn’t already been said thousands of times already?

Update: The latest figures say 22 people were wounded. Ha’aretz is reporting that the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility, but suggests that it’s a bit murky and that the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade (in other words, Fatah) may be behind the attack.

What really irks me is that media reports call this the “first bombing in a year”. Not true. It’s the first suicide bombing (though not the first attack) of the 2006 calendar year. But it’s been barely five weeks since a terrorist bomber struck in Netanya on December 5th, murdering five Israelis.

Say it with me now: What truce?


U.N. once again demonstrates its ineptitude


We’ve long known that the United Nations is incapable of actually doing anything about violence, terrorism or injustice. Today, they once again proved incapable of even denouncing it: The UN Security Council failed to agree on Tuesday on a statement condemning the suicide bombing in Netanya, after a dispute between the United States and Algeria, […]

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The murderous bastards attacked more innocent Israelis today. A suicide bomber in Hadera blew himself up in a market and killed at least four people: The explosion occurred in front of a felafel stand at the market in downtown Hadera, a frequent target of attacks during the past five years of violence. Islamic Jihad claimed […]

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Got another one


Israel has taken out another terrorist leader, this time a senior Islamic Jihad commander responsible for hundreds of innocent Israeli deaths. (Leave it to Reuters to refer to him as a “militant”): Israeli troops killed a top militant in the Bank on Monday, while Gaza gunmen fired several rockets toward Israel in a flare-up of […]

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Gaza pullout: a step towards peace?


Abbas and Sharon are making the usual meaningless statements about “working towards peace” and starting a “new page” in Israeli-Palestinian relations. In the meantime, Hamas is giving the real picture: Hamas and Islamic Jihad announced on Monday that they have reached an agreement with the Palestinian Authority according to which the two groups would not […]

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Terror escalation


The Jerusalem Post reports the findings of a Shin Bet report on how the Palestinians have been using the so-called “truce” to escalate terror attacks against Israel: The first seven months of the year have witnessed a marked, gradual increase in attempts by all the terror organizations, especially the Islamic Jihad, to launch attacks, despite […]

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And again


A suicide bomber struck a Netanya shopping mall. At least two people are dead and another two dozen wounded, and those are just the initial numbers. This despite the fact that there’s supposed to be a “truce” (as Meryl has been saying pretty much daily, what truce?). This despite the fact that Israel is withdrawing […]

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Revolving door


The Palestinian Authority is so serious about stopping terrorism, that they free terrorists soon after arresting them: Palestinian police, enforcing a ceasefire with Israel, arrested two men from a suspected Hamas rocket squad after a gun battle in the Gaza Strip but freed the militants soon after, officials said on Tuesday. [ . . . […]

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Israel gets leader of Islamic Jihad


In a targeted strike, Israel has taken out the top commander of Islamic Jihad, Bashir ad-Dabbash. Of course, we expect the usual cries of revenge. But they’re starting to ring hollow, as it’s becoming increasingly clear that Israel’s campaign of terrorist assassinations is taking its intended toll on the terror groups.

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