Oh, yeah, militants for AlReuters are Islamic Jihad members…
Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip infiltrated into Israel at a key border crossing on Saturday, igniting a fire fight in which one gunman was killed.
The Israeli army said four to five militants entered Israeli territory near the Kissufim crossing in the first major cross-border raid since Palestinian militants captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit near the Gaza border a year ago.
Israel will respond by continuing the raids into Gaza it has stepped up since a surge in rocket and mortar attacks on its towns began last month, a military spokesman said.
Saturday’s daytime attack was carried out jointly by Islamic Jihad and a unit of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an offshoot of President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction.
Militants riding in a jeep crashed into the crossing gate at Kissufim as mortar bombs and rocket-propelled grenades provided cover, said Abu Ali, a spokesman for the al-Aqsa unit. Israel said the gunmen blew a hole in the fence and then infiltrated.
Abu Marzouq retorted that, in reality, the situation was just the opposite: “It is the first time since the Oslo Accords that a Palestinian government supports the resistance [i.e., terrorism], does not go after the resistance operatives, does not arrest them, and does not hinder their activity”. Abu Marzouq even boasted of “quality” terrorist attacks perpetrated in Israel (“the Zionist entity”) during the Hamas government’s term.
As part of the above criticism, Moussa Abu Marzouq was asked about the drop in the number of suicide bombing attacks ( al-‘amaliyyat al-istishhadiyya ) during the Hamas government’s term. In his reply, Abu Marzouq admitted that “[carrying out] such attacks is made difficult by the security fence 1 and the gates surrounding West Bank residents”.
But then there are some thinkers who consider that the security fence goes against the dialogue, as Spanish blogger José Cohen criticises in that post. I don’t know you, but I really do not consider mortar bombs, rocket-propeller grenades and blewing holes in security fences as being part of normal dialogue.
By the way, on the Spanish Reuters edition, they point out that the attack was made with a jeep disguised with a UN signal… something which has also pointed out Klovs.