Friday, January 20, 2006


Mofaz Accuses Iran, Syria Of Planning And Funding Islamic Terror Attack

An Israeli police officer works at the site of a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv Thursday Jan. 19, 2006. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a restaurant at a crowded pedestrian mall near Tel Aviv's old central bus station Thursday, police said, and at least 15 people were wounded

Israel has accused Iran and Syria of complicity in a suicide attack that injured at least 30 people in Tel Aviv.

It "was financed by Tehran, planned in Syria and carried out by Palestinians," Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz was quoted by security officials as saying.

Mr Mofaz was also quoted as blaming the attack on "the axis of terror that operates between Iran and Syria".

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad earlier said it carried out the attack near Tel Aviv's old bus station.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the US have condemned the bombing.

It was the first bomb attack in Tel Aviv since February last year.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoted Mr Mofaz as saying that Israel had "decisive proof" the Tel Aviv attack could be blamed on the "axis of terror".

"Iran supplied the money, and [Islamic] Jihad's headquarters in Damascus directed the organisation's operatives in Nablus, giving operational orders and instructions," Mr Mofaz reportedly said.

Israel's Army Radio said the minister had shared the evidence with officials in the US, Europe and Egypt.

A spokesman for the Islamic Jihad's military wing - al-Quds Brigades - earlier named the bomber as 22-year-old Sami Abd al-Hafiz Antar, from the West Bank town of Nablus.

The attack took place at about 1530 (1330 GMT) on Solomon Street in Tel Aviv's commercial district.

"The guy was standing at the corner of the street, looking like he was waiting for someone," Yehiel Ohana told the Associated Press news agency.

"He swayed strangely. Then he went into the shwarma (food) stand, and two to three seconds later, we heard the explosion. Everything shuddered," he said.

"We entered the shwarma stand, and we saw him lying on the floor, and then we understood he was a suicide bomber."

The bombing took place on the same day as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began two-day talks with Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, in what Mr Mofaz described as a "terror summit".

It was the first suicide attack in Israel since 5 December, when five Israelis were killed by a suicide bomber outside a shopping centre in Netanya.


Pretty dramatic words from Mofaz...AND SO WHAT? Will Israel actually DO SOMETHING in reponse?

I'd suggest a volley of 30-40 missiles into the Presidential Palace in Damascus, preferably while Bashar is getting his massage...It's not like Israel doesn't have the coordinates.


you're not wrong about the lack of response.

although the same has to be said for nearly all western countries that have fallen victim to Islamic terror.

Just how many attacks will it take for our dhimmi leaders to respond?




Terrorist supporting activity over at Pickled Politics.


Iran means "Land of Aryans." It can never be defeated.

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