Thursday, April 26, 2007


Dear Friends,

The Palestinian Authority presents itself as having a new, "moderate" coalition government, interested in the welfare of its citizens and in progressing toward peace with Israel and deserving of international aid. Meantime, here is a sample of the proof of their intentions:

· Kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is being held against all international laws with no access by the International Red Cross, and no news to his family as to his condition.

· There is no information as to the whereabouts or condition of kidnapped BBC Journalist Alan Johnston.

· March 14th 2007 - Planned car bomb attack thwarted, 19 Palestinians arrested.

· March 16th 2007 – Hamas suicide bomber arrested by Egypt.

· March 19th 2007 - Hamas sniper shoots Israel Electric Company worker near Karni crossing; Norway encourages the world to recognise the Palestinian government.

· March 30th 2007 - Hamas spokesperson calls for killing Jews.

· April 10th 2007 - Palestinians wound Israeli in drive-by shooting attack.

· April 13th 2007 - Acting Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker publicly prays: Oh Allah, Kill the Jews and Americans 'To the Very Last One'.

· April 17th 2007 – Palestinians wound four Israelis in drive-by shooting attack.

· April 18th 2007 - Hamas calls for kidnapping Israeli soldiers.

· April 21st 2007 - Hamas controlled Islamic Jihad and Fatah's Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades fire rockets from Gaza onto Sderot and surrounds.

· April 23rd 2007 - Gaza International School bombed.

· April 24th 2007 - Barrage of rockets fired out of Gaza onto Israeli towns; major terrorist attack thwarted by IDF.

It's all a bit hard for me to keep track of. These are just some examples …But at Elder of Ziyon: April Qassam calendar you can find a meticulous calendar of rockets out of Gaza. Well, we can agree that the Palestinians have earned their "moderate" title. They kept seven of the last 26 days rocket-free.

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