My heart aches for Jerusalem. A bombing attack on Wednesday. Echoes of the Intifada when bus bombings happened all the time. Let’s pray this is an isolated event. But with the increase in mortar shells on the Negev and Southern coastal Israel and the interception of a boat on March 16 from Iran with weapons headed to the Gaza Strip all the signs of increased Palestinian terror against Israel are appearing.
The cargo of the Liberian ship, Victoria (that sailed from a Turkish port) were Chinese made C740 anti-ship missiles. These would target Israeli naval ships.
Here is a link to the the Haaretz article about the Jerusalem Bus bombing on Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday Hamas launched two grad rockets against Beersheba. A man was injured. And now phosphorus bearing mortars have been discovered. Phosphorus is a banned item world wide by international law. The Israeli delegation to the U.N. has protested the surge in terrorism and violence by the Palestinians.
These actions by the Palestinians push peace farther away. These are violent acts that do not help their cause. The Israeli public wants peace and wants to come to an agreement. This just further isolates the Palestinian cause among the people.
Hamas is nervous with all of the push to rid the middle east of its despots. The fight in Libya is against Gadafi is just one more in the ongoing series of revolutions for democracy. The Palestinian people of Gaza may have voted for Hamas but they are being held back and now being oppressed by Hamas’ violent policies and corruption that pockets foreign aid rather than builds any infrastructure there.
Israel needs a peace partner. But bus bombings and missile attacks are hardly a peace offering.