woensdag 12 september 2007

Weer Palestijnse zelfmoordaanslag verijdeld in Be'er Sheva

Dit is de tweede keer in korte tijd dat een zelfmoordaanslag wordt verijdeld. Iedereen die denkt dat er zo weinig aanslagen meer zijn omdat Hamas zich heeft gematigd, kan dus wakker worden.
Intussen heeft Hamas de raketaanval waarbij 69 soldaten gewond raakten, een 'overwinning van God' genoemd. Hij is opgeëist door de Islamitische Jihad en de Volksverzets Comités. Sindsdien zijn er alweer verscheidene raketten afgevuurd op Israël.

Security forces thwart planned holiday suicide bombing in Be'er Sheva
By Mijal Grinberg, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and Agencies Last
update - 13:40 12/09/2007

Security forces last week thwarted a planned suicide bombing that was to take place in Be'er Sheva in the coming days, according to information made public Wednesday.

A Palestinian terrorist from the Gaza Strip, armed with an explosives belt, was able to infiltrate Israel through the border with Egypt. He was captured by Border Police troops in the area, and handed over to the Shin Bet security service for questioning.

The terrorist, who is the son of a Rafah Hamas militant, told investigators that he was dispatched by the Popular Resistance Committees in order to strike a bustling area in Be'er Sheva.

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired four Qassam rockets at the western Negev on Wednesday morning, a day after a similar attack on an Israel Defense Forces base left 69 soldiers wounded.

The rockets struck open areas near Kibbutz Nir Am and the Erez Crossing. There were no injuries and no significant damage in the attacks, although the rockets did cause several brush fires.

One soldier was critically wounded in the early morning strike on the Zikkim basic training base for non-combat personnel, which is located near the Gaza Strip. Four others were seriously hurt, and another 10 were moderately wounded. The remainder were lightly hurt, many of them suffering mainly from shock.

Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees took responsibility for the attack, while Hamas, which controls the Strip, the rocket strike as a "victory from God."

Hours after the pre-dawn salvo, Israel Air Force aircraft struck open areas of northern Gaza, Army Radio reported. Palestinian sources said that at least four Gazans were hurt in the air strike, two of them hospitalized.

A second Qassam struck an area of the western Negev later in the morning, causing damage but no injuries.

Late Tuesday evening, Palestinian militants fired two more Qassam rockets at the western Negev. A short while later, Palestinian witnesses said the IDF targeted a Qassam rocket launcher in the northern Gaza Strip. No one was injured, the witnesses said.

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