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Building The Fence and The PA’s Media Reaction To Dimona

Posted by Atilla89 on February 7, 2008

There are two issues/points that I would like to get across with this post. The first is that Israel has finally decided, as a results of the bombing in Dimona, that they are going to build a war on the Israeli-Egyptian border. More from the Jerusalem Post.

Israel will soon begin construction of a security fence along certain parts of the Israeli-Egyptian border, it was decided Wednesday in a meeting between the prime minister, defense minister, foreign minister and security officials.The fence will be built in northern Nitzana and southern Eilat, regions considered to be particularly vulnerable to infiltration. Monitoring of other areas will be reinforced by additional ground forces and aerial observation measures.

I was recently in that part near southern Eilat, the views into Jordan from the mountain tops are stunning. However if you want to see what a section of the border looks like, then look below.

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The fence is the border and that is an Egyptian border outpost (note the flag) in the background

The need for a fence along the open border with Egypt was highlighted recently by the breaching of the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, which allowed hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to move freely between the two territories, as well as – Israel believes – enabling many terrorists to sneak into Sinai.

The government was also looking into the option of allowing Egypt to deploy additional troops along the Gaza-Egypt border, beyond the 750 troops already there. While the Foreign Ministry was generally in favor of such a move – on certain conditions – the Defense Ministry opposed it. No decision has yet been made on the issue.

On Tuesday, government officials told the Jerusalem Post that Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, the powerful head of the Defense Ministry’s Diplomatic-Security Bureau, believed the Egyptians currently had enough troops deployed along the border and that what was needed were not additional troops, but an increase in motivation.

On that point, I really do believe that having more Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai is really not going to do much. This is because I think the majority of them would be very easy to bribe. The photo below shows Egyptian soldiers patrolling the other side of the border.

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Egyptian soldiers patrolling the border

As you can see from the two pictures above, the border isn’t exactly that secure, it would be easy for a terrorist in the dead of night to get through it. The border is long and the IDF don’t have such a big presence on it. A secure border would help do the job quite well. Now the second issue that I wanted to talk about is the PA and Dimona. Their reaction to the attack itself was disgusting, and they’re meant to be the one’s that Israel is supposed to be talking to about peace! Read the whole thing from the Jerusalem post here.

The terrorists who perpetrated Monday’s suicide bombing in Dimona were glorified in three newspapers controlled by the Palestinian Authority, including the official Al-Hayat al-Jadida which is controlled by PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Media Watch reported Wednesday.“The perpetrators of the operation died as shahids … an Israeli was killed and eleven were wounded in the Dimona operation,” Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported on February 5.

The Palestinian dailies Al-Iyam and Al-Quds also defined the bombers as glorious martyrs, or shahids.

The Palestinian media’s description of the terrorists as shahids, granting them Islam’s highest honor, clearly contradicts Abbas’s condemnation of the terror attack.

As I was saying before, we are meant to be working with these people for peace…

According to Islam, a shahid is a person who dies a “holy death” for allah and is conceived as a hero and role model in Palestinian society, specifically for Palestinian youths.

Also described as shahids in the Palestinian media were two Palestinians who attempted to murder Israelis in Kfar Etzyon’s Makor Haim High School several weeks ago.

Although terrorists have always been defined as shahids in Palestinian society, the latest report is particularly disturbing since it demonstrates that while Israel and the PA are attempting to renew peace negotiations, the PA is continuing to honor terrorists

Should I even say it?

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2 Responses to “Building The Fence and The PA’s Media Reaction To Dimona”

  1. reformislam said

    Muslims Against Sharia condemn the murderers responsible for the homicide bombing in Dimona as well as degenerate perpetuation of the culture of death in Gaza.

    Our prayers are with the victims of this atrocity. We send our condolences to their loved ones.

    May the homicide bomber rot in hell for eternity. May his accomplices and animals who celebrated this horrendous act join him soon!

    http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/02/first-suicide-bombing-in-israel-in-year.html

  2. […] Filed under: Hamas, IDF, Israel, Middle-East, Palestine, Terrorism — Atilla89 @ 9:47 am Earlier this month, I started talking about the border between Egypt and Israel and how easy it would be for […]

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