June 28, 2004
What? A TUNNEL, you say? I never!
From the Telegraph:
Israel's most wanted man and six other Palestinian militants have been killed in a raid by paratroopers who found the men huddled in a secret tunnel beneath a house in the old city of Nablus.
Among the dead was Nayef Abu Sharkh, 40, the commander of the militant group the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the West Bank. Local leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and four other gunmen were also killed.
The troops stumbled on the men during an operation in which paratroop units were carrying out house-to-house searches, codenamed "Full Court Press" after American basketball defensive terminology...
After the men in the tunnel ignored orders to surrender, the paratroopers lobbed hand grenades and fired automatic weapons through openings at both ends and detonated charges.
No survivors were found when troops later went into the tunnel.
Be prepared for the onslaught of media-outrage about how the IDF is bulldozing buildings in Gaza WITHOUT REASON (para 10). And the over-reported calls by the Palis for REVENGE with accompanying photos of wailing, blood-thirsty Palis, posed or otherwise.
At least six Israeli soldiers were injured when Palestinian militants set off explosions from a tunnel under an army outpost at Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip last night. Rescue was hampered by Palestinian militants, who fired guns and mortars at emergency workers. The attack was claimed by Al-Aqsa Brigades and Hamas.
Don't expect anything from anywhere about the virtuous freedom-fighters' despicable firing on emergency workers who were trying to save ISRAELI lives.
At the end of the day, we know who the bad guys are.Posted by Valerie at June 28, 2004 02:04 AM