Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From Riots to Rockets: Ashkelon Hit

Nadene Goldfoot
Ashkelon, Portland's sister city, was just hit Tuesday morning from Gaza by an improved  Grad rocket breaking  silence since November.  It was from al-Aqsa Maryrs Brigade who are connected to Fatah in Judea-Samaria (West Bank), supposedly the moderate ones.

Why?  It was instigated by leaflets sent out urging harsh reprisals for Arafat Jaradat, the Israeli prisoner who died suddenly while incarcerated.  An autopsy showed heart attack, and bruises on the body were from trying to recusitate him, said the Israeli doctors whom the Palestinians will not accept.  Israel has now asked the international community's doctors to review their autopsy records on this man.  He has been buried already.  The UN is also probing the incident.

In a group such as this, where Palestinian mothers offer their children's life in any act that will harm Israel, and with Israeli's who's main word is L'Chaim (to life), who do everything to save lives, whose country is made up of bomb shelters, one can only expect that the autopsy report will be the final answer.  In the meantime, the Palestinians are making as much out of this episode as they can.  Their main goal is to do anything to bring down Israel.

"In October 2011, Israel freed more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners -- including hundreds serving life sentences for attacks on Israelis -- in exchange for one person: Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held by Hamas for more than five years."  

Resource: http://makeadifference.cufi.org/?p=2644
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4349447,00.html
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/25/world/meast/israel-palestinians-prisons/index.html
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