torsdag 27 januari 2011

Terrorattack belönades av Abbas

PMW rapporterar att den palestinske presidenten Mahmoud Abbas har belönat Shahid (martyr) Khaldoun Najib Samoudys familj med ett "stipendium" på 2000 dollar.
Khaldoun dödades av israeliska soldater när han försökte sig på en terrorattack den åttonde januari vid en israelisk checkpoint (Bekaot).
Under intifadans första år var det väl bekant att bl.a. Irak betalade betydande summor till själmordsbombarnas familjer men tydligen är seden fortfrande i bruk.
Man kan fråga sig hur president Abbas tänker sig att belöning av terrorattacker skall befrämja fredssträvandena.

Abbas gives terrorist's family $2000
Earlier this month a Palestinian terrorist attempted to attack an Israeli checkpoint. Carrying two pipe bombs, he ran towards the Israeli soldiers, screaming "Allahu Akbar" - "Allah is Greater" - and was shot and killed before he could detonate the bombs. Yesterday Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas granted "the relatives of the Shahid" $2000:
"The governor of the Jenin district, Kadura Musa, has awarded a presidential grant to the family of the Shahid (Martyr), Khaldoun Najib Samoudy, during a visit that took place yesterday in the village of Al-Yamoun. The governor noted that the grant is financial aid in the amount of $2000 that the President [Mahmoud Abbas] is awarding to the relatives of the Shahid, who was recently killed as a Martyr at the Hamra checkpoint by the Israeli occupation forces."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Fatah) Jan. 25, 2011

Bekaot Incidents: IDF Investigation Concluded
On January 8, 2011, during a routine security inspection at the Bekaot crossing, Khaldoun Samoudi attempted to commit a terrorist attack using improvised explosive devices and a knife, charging at the soldiers while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The soldiers, realizing that Samoudi was attempting to attack them, fired at him, resulting in his death.
Prior to the shooting, soldiers identified a Palestinian taxi arriving at the crossing. Samoudi exited the taxi and ran in the soldiers’ direction, while the rest of the passengers in the taxi fled the scene.
The inquiry found that the soldiers used the appropriate rules of engagement, during which the commander of the force, having identified the suspect as holding what seemed to be a grenade, fired directly at him. After being hit, Samoudi dropped what was discovered to be an improvised explosive device. Searches at the scene revealed that Samoudi was carrying an additional explosive device, as well as a knife.
Maj. Gen. Mizrahi has accepted the conclusions of the investigation, stating that the soldiers at the crossing acted according to protocol. He mentioned that the soldiers’ actions prevented what could have been a deadly terrorist attack.

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