Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Palestinians Fly Flag in Washington While Compatriots Shell Southern Israel

Nadene Goldfoot

Hamas has asked other militant groups in Gaza to stop firing at Israel, but asking hasn't stopped them. Today terrorists set off a bomb on the border near IDF troops on a routine patrol. Then they were seen handling explosives. One was shot and killed and the other two were wounded.

Five more mortar shells were fired into southern Israel today from either the Popular Resistance committees or the Alliance of Militants from different Palestinian factions who claimed responsibility.

They seem to be getting their ammunition from the Egyptian border. Egypt patrols the 9 mile boarder with Gaza, but not very efficiently.

While southern Israel was being shelled, Palestinians were raising their flag with permission in Washington D.C. at their diplomatic mission amid applause from a small group of officials.

Florida's Ros Lehtinen is opposing the move to recognize Palestine. “Raising this flag in DC is part of the Palestinian leadership’s scheme to manipulate international acceptance and diplomatic recognition of a yet-to-be-created Palestinian state while refusing to directly negotiate with Israel or accept the existence of Israel as a democratic, Jewish state,” she charged in a statement.

This certainly is chutzpah to me. Here they are shelling Israel while flaunting their flag in the USA, buttering up the future voters to uphold their demand to become a state without having to go through any peace production with Israel. The USA held its ground once. I pray they will not allow this to happen at this time until an actual peace is not only stated in English but upheld in Arabic as well.


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