The body count goes up in Israel and the new "Palestinian Government" has the following to say about it:
Hamas leaders called the bombing a legitimate response to Israeli "aggression" — a sharp departure from the previous Palestinian leadership's immediate condemnations of such attacks.Bad enough in the abstract, but consider this:
"We think that this operation ... is a direct result of the policy of the occupation and the brutal aggression and siege committed against our people," said Khaled Abu Helal, spokesman for the Hamas-led Interior Ministry.
Witness Israel Yaakov said the blast killed a woman standing near her husband and children.Is there anything that justifies that?
"The father was traumatized. He went into shock. He ran to the children to gather them up and the children were screaming, 'Mom! Mom!' and she wasn't answering, she was dead already ... it's a shocking scene," Yaakov said.
How much more will we have to endure? How many more children will have to see their mothers blown to bits right in front of their eyes for the crime of being Jewish? How much longer before "any means nessassary" becomes Israeli policy?