Sunday, January 01, 2006


Nothing To Do With Islam Watch - Islamic Jihad Claim Suicide Attack

Friends and relatives of 21-year-old Israeli Lt. Uri Benamo mourn next to his grave after his burial at the military cemetery of the northern Israeli city of Haifa, 30 December 2005. Benamo was killed together with two Palestinian civilians yesterday when a Palestinian suicide bomber from the Islamic Jihad blew himself up at an Israeli army checkpoint in the northern West Bank set up to avert a major attack during the Jewish holyday of Hanukkah.

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says a suicide bomber who killed two Palestinians and an Israeli soldier on Thursday was one of its members.
Militant? I'm sure the BBC meant terrorist.

The claim for the attack on an army checkpoint close to the West Bank town of Tulkarm was broadcast on loudhailers in the nearby village of Attil.
Like the loudhailers you'd find in a Mosque?

It said the bomber was Suhaib Ibrahim Ajami, 19, a member of Islamic Jihad's military wing, the al-Quds Brigades.

In November, an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber killed five Israelis in Netanya.

The bomber was also from a village close to Tulkarm, one of the group's strongholds.

Islamic Jihad has never agreed to the informal truce with Israel observed by the main Palestinian militant group Hamas, and is committed to Israel's destruction.

On Thursday, the al-Quds Brigades said it would not "stand by with folded arms" over Israel's shelling of a newly-declared buffer zone in northern Gaza and vowed to retaliate in the "centre of Zion".

The Israeli army has said the bomber was travelling in a minibus taxi to attack the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, but blew himself up when he was ordered out by soldiers at a temporary checkpoint and challenged.

Israel has vowed to crack down on militant groups and followed up the attack by arresting 10 Palestinians allegedly connected to the bomber.
Jihad Watch also reports that the suicide bomber was on his was to attack a children's Chanukkah party when he was thwarted at the checkpoint.


Gotta love those Palestinians

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