Thursday, March 29, 2007

Gaza Terrorists Used Sewer Pipes to Make Kassam Rockets

Golda Meir once said that peace will come to the Middle East when the Arabs love their children more than they hate Israeli children. (And that was before the phenomenon of parents celebrating the "martyrdom" of their children who become suicide bombers.)

Dry Bones' Yaakov Kirschen paraphrases that sentiment, in his take on the Gaza sewage disaster. Moreover, Kirschen's internet research discloses the direct connection between the tragedy in Umm Naser and the Kassam rockets launched at Israel from the immediate vicinity of that town. Here are links to two relevant news stories:

The first, from Israel National News on Feb. 26, 2007, reported, "Israeli authorities have charged that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is digging up sewage pipes in the Gaza area so that the pipes can be used for Kassam rockets. The charges were made after the PA accused Israel of causing sewage to be spilled on Gaza's main north-south highway by not allowing needed pipes to move through border crossings."

The second, from the Jerusalem Post of March 4, 2007, reported the arrest by Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, of a Palestinian who was buying pipe in Israel for resale to Hamas and other terrorist organizations, for the manufacture of Kassam rockets. The article stated, "The pipes that were sold to [the arrested suspect] were intended for the construction of a sewage system in Gaza. The Shin Bet has been unable to determine the amount of metal that actually made its way to the terror organizations, and how much went to the sewage project."

The latter article notes that in 2006 Palestinian terrorists fired 1700 rockets at Israel. The Palestinian terrorists made sewer pipes into rockets and now their families have drowned in sewage. The appropriateness of retribution is almost, dare one say, Biblical.

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