Saturday, March 06, 2004
Palestinian terrorists are embracing the movement toward roots martyrdom, in which suicide is the focus and the deaths of innocents are taken out of the equation. It seems to be a trend lately.| |
Brigadier-General Gadi Shamni, commander of Israeli forces in northern Gaza, said the incident began when a Palestinian car exploded at the heavily guarded Erez crossing.Bravo, gentlemen. Unfortunately there is no Darwin Award in the Gaza Strip because, well, there's no Darwin.
Hamas called it a suicide bombing and said the driver was killed. Shamni said no Israelis were hurt.
Soon afterwards, two jeeps painted in Israeli army colors raced to the scene, as if they were responding to the blast, and a Palestinian gunman in the lead vehicle began firing at soldiers, who shot him and its driver dead, Shamni told Reuters.
The second jeep, also disguised as an army vehicle, then exploded near a Palestinian police post about 100 meters (yards) away, killing the driver, the general said by telephone.