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Israel thwarts another infiltration attempt

April 18, 2008

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— Israeli troops fended off Palestinian gunmen who assaulted a crossing on the Gaza border Thursday, thwarting the third attempt by militants to infiltrate into Israel in a week.

One Palestinian was reported killed in the clash, which followed a day of fighting between Israeli forces and Gaza militants that killed three Israeli soldiers and 21 Palestinians, including five children and a news cameraman.

Gazans are angry over a nearly yearlong blockade of their borders, causing shortages in almost all commodities in the seaside territory. Israel generally halts all shipments after attacks like Thursday's.

Some analysts believe the militant group Hamas, which has controlled the Gaza Strip since last June, is trying to provoke an even worse situation for Gazans to ratchet up international pressure on Israel to relax the blockade.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki, meanwhile, said peace talks with Israel are showing no progress, and President Mahmoud Abbas will ask for "clear, solid" American intervention when he meets with President Bush in Washington next week.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 3 months ago

But Israel infiltrates Palestinian territory (what little remaining they haven't taken from them) at will and with impunity.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 3 months ago

"The Jew hating left is at it already."There is no shortage of Jews, in Israel and elsewhere, who see the counter-productivity of Israeli policy towards Palestinians. As long as Jews are murdering Palestinians, there will be Palestinians murdering Jews, and vice-versa. Throwing around false accusations of anti-semitism won't change that.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 3 months ago

"The left hates the US."No, the left hates the criminals people like you elect to run this country, and the crimes they commit in all our names.And if the US government were giving the Palestinians billions of our tax dollars every year to murder Israelis and lock them in concentration camps, I'd object to that just as vehemently.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 3 months ago

"What does this have to do with Clinton?"Summer's just using that favorite of all echochamber tactics-- change the subject.

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