My first thought in reading this was the old internet Joke about the definition of irony….your mother-in-law driving of a cliff…in your new Ferrari. But more than any thing this story show the terrorist desire to kill anything and anybody just for killings sake. It shows how out of control they really are, Hamas killing Fatah—Fatah Killing Hamas, even reports from yesterday of Hamas killing Hamas. Now it looks as if the PFLP is going after Israeli PM Ehud Olmert.
This is really silly, they should want Olmert alive. If I was a Muslim, when kneeling on that prayer mat, right after I prayed for Allah to kill all the Jews and Christians would come a prayer to save Olmert. The present PM is the best thing to ever happen to the Palestinian cause. He is weak, indecisive, bad for IDF morale and makes one-sided concessions. Why would anyone who supports the Palestinian cause ever want him dead?
A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip who works for the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders has been arrested for allegedly plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Thursday. Mazab Bashir, 25, from Deir el-Balah began working with Doctors Without Borders five years ago. On April 19, he confessed during a Shin Bet interrogation that for months, he had been collecting intelligence on senior Israeli officials – including Olmert and a number of Knesset members. Bashir met with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in September 2006, and said that the assassination was meant to avenge the deaths of Palestinian civilians.Bashir also underwent arms training with the PFLP, and was picked to carry out the planned assassination. He told the Shin Bet that he had collected information on the Internet to use to target MKs, but then realized that the MKs in question did not live in Jerusalem, the only Israeli city to which his permit granted him access. According to the officials, after the doctor realized that the security surrounding Olmert was impenetrable, Bashir decided in December 2006 to kill David Be’eri, head of the Elad organization, a group involved in purchasing Arab homes in Jerusalem’s Old City. That same month, he underwent combat training in the Gaza Strip in order to learn to kill without using weapons. In January 2007, Bashir again entered Israel again on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, and began collecting information on Be’eri. He made additional trips to Jerusalem in February and March, and on April 18. He was arrested on April 19. During his interrogation, Bashir said he had planned to return to Gaza to complete his combat training and learn, among other things, how to break necks. He said he intended to use his skills to kill Be’eri. Elad has increased Be’eri’s security following the threats to his life. Bashir was indicted Thursday in the Jerusalem District Court. Duncan Mclean, head of ‘Doctors Without Borders’ in the region, told Israel Radio, “I don’t think embarrassed would be the right word. We are very sad for Bashir who has been working for us for almost six years. But we would like to make it very clear that we make a distinction between his professional work and what he does on his personal time in the sense that all our staff is hired for professional reasons and I don’t think our organization can be held liable for every aspect of their life.” According to Mclean, all of the organization’s staff members undergo an IDF security check