The escalation Israel has been searching for?

Hamas has claimed responsibility for the recent suicide bombing in Dimona, the first carried out by Hamas since 2004.  Hamas has been on a self-imposed moratorium since then, sort of a unilateral cease-fire that has been to no avail as Israel continues to attack Hamas with impunity.  Hamas has been firing Qassams at Israel daily, with little effect as far as casualties go, while Israel has killed many Palestinians lately (at least 100 since the Annapolis Conference 11/27/07, not counting those who died awaiting medical treatment for illnesses etc.)  The suicide bombings have historically been more effective (though deplorable as civilian targeted attacks must be renounced on both sides), however this is the first attack underaken by Hamas also, since Hamas was elected to power in 2006.  Effectively, this signals an increasing desparation on the part of Hamas and may be seen as a declaration of a ratcheting up of the hostilities by Hamas.,,2253015,00.html

On the other hand, this may be the excuse Israel has been looking for to escalate its violent actions against Gaza (and they have doubtless been looking for an excuse to work further toward the extermination of the Gaza Palestinians as I have previously posted):

And we could see an ugly escalation in what is already a brutal occupation on the largest open-air prison in the world.  Already today the IDF killed at least 8 members of Hamas, with a bombing of a Hamas police station killing 6 though it is alleged that the suicide bombers came out of the West Bank and not Gaza:

There are already calls within Prime Minister Olmert’s own party to begin assassinations against Hamas’s political leaders:

And Hamas is taking due caution:


4 Responses to “The escalation Israel has been searching for?”

  1. 1 joelsk44039 February 6, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Another BS anti-Israel blog posting. Over 4,000 rockets and mortars have been launched against Israeli territory by the peace-loving Palestinians since the Gaza settlements were evacuated in 2005. The Palestinians are a completely sociopathic people, who do not have the capacity to act normally. They deserve what they get.

  2. 2 theradicalmormon February 6, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Another BS anti-Palestinian comment. And how many Israelis have been killed by those rockets and mortars? The Palestinians feel that violence is the only language the Zionist regime understands (it’s definitely the only language the Israelis speak) therefore they use it. However, if you had any sense of the situation in the middle-east, you would know that violence and sociopathy is virtually held in monopoly by Israel at this point.

  3. 3 reformislam February 11, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Muslims Against Sharia condemn the murderers responsible for the homicide bombing in Dimona as well as degenerate perpetuation of the culture of death in Gaza.

    Our prayers are with the victims of this atrocity. We send our condolences to their loved ones.

    May the homicide bomber rot in hell for eternity. May his accomplices and animals who celebrated this horrendous act join him soon!

    Muslims Against Sharia call on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to shut down Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Al-Iyam and Al-Quds as terrorist mouthpieces that glorify homicide bombings. Failing to do so will show that Palestinian Authority’s quest for peace is nothing more than empty words.

  4. 4 theradicalmormon February 11, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Peace can never be accomplished while Israel kills Palestinians. Peace can never be accomplished with the expressions of hate that you give voice to.

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