Everyone’s a Target

I don't know what's worse, someone who murders innocent bystanders in a shopping mall or the family of the killer on congratulating him for his efforts.
"The whole family was very happy when it heard that Muhammad is the hero who carried out the attack," said Naim Saqsaq, the brother of Muhammad Saqsaq, who carried out the suicide attack in Eilat that killed three people.

In case you didn't hear about it, Saqsaq detonated a bomb in a bakery in a Eilat shopping mall killing 3 people and critically injuring 2 others. The blast also killed him.
"We knew that he was waiting and praying for this moment. He always said, 'If only I could be a shahid, if only I could carry out an attack.' And here Allah gave him the privilege," he told Ynet.

"He was always in the mindset of the fighters. When the Israelis were invading Gaza, he participated in the battles in Jabalya and Beit Hanoun. He was waiting for this moment. The truth is that we knew that at some point he would be killed in a confrontation with the Israelis and would be a shahid. Because of this, we are happy that God gave him what he asked for."

Yes he's a shahid alright. I'm sure his God jumped at the chance to allow him to blow up unsuspecting bakery patrons. Isn't it amazing how these people think?

Meanwhile, Palestinians promise to stop slaughtering each other.
A cease-fire started taking hold in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, after five days of intense Hamas-Fatah fighting that left 34 people dead.

However, previous truce deals struck in recent weeks of factional clashes quickly collapsed, and it appeared unlikely the two sides would comply with all the terms of the current agreement, such as handing over all those involved in killings and abductions.

In the past, Hamas and Fatah gunmen used lull periods to prepare for the next round of fighting.

That last sentence was emphasized by me because it's important. It's precisely the reason why truces with Israel don't work. The Palestinian terrorists use the lull periods during so-called truces to re-arm and re-group. How will these people ever achieve state-hood and be welcomed by the world community when they can't even stop fighting amongst themselves?

[cross-posted to Rite Turn Only]

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