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Two Israelis killed in bomb attack at Karni crossing (Fatah claims credit for suicide bombing)
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 13 January 2005 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH

Posted on 01/13/2005 2:22:23 PM PST by anotherview

Jan. 13, 2005 23:01 | Updated Jan. 14, 2005 0:05
Two Israelis killed in bomb attack at Karni crossing
By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH

Emergency teams rush to scene of the explosion at the Karni crossing.

A double suicide bomb attack at the Karni commercial crossing in northern Gaza left five dead and at least 10 wounded late Thursday night.

According to initial reports, two suicide bombers infiltrated the area and blew up simultaneously on the Israeli side of the crossing.

Shortly after the massive explosion, gun battles erupted between security forces and Palestinian gunmen.

The two suicide bombers were counted in the tally of five dead, Channel 2 reported.

Israeli security officials confirmed that there are a large number of casualties, but have yet to clarify whether they were IDF soldiers or security guards employed by the airport authority.

Owing to the fierce gunbattles at the site of the explosion, Magen David Adom officials said they were having extreme difficulty in reaching the wounded in order to treat them.

They had thus far evacuated five wounded from the area, but additional wounded were waiting to be treated. MDA officials said that two of the victims were moderately wounded and two were severely wounded. They were evacuated to hospital by helicopter.

Security forces are searching the area to make sure that there are no additional terrorists in the area.

Fatah Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigades is claiming responsibility for the attack.

The organization claimed that they succeeded in sneaking a 100 kg bomb to the crossing. The attack was in response to the assassination of a member of the al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigades, the organization said.

Karni crossing is main crossing that transports food and all equipment between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The crossing was preparing to close for the night as the explosion occurred, Channel 2 reported.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alaqsamartyrs; fatah; gaza; intifada; karnicrossing; pa; palestinians; suicidebombers; suicidebombings; terrorbombing; terrorism; terrorists
Even Mahmoud Abbas' own Fatah faction is going ahead with suicide bombings...
1 posted on 01/13/2005 2:22:33 PM PST by anotherview
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To: SJackson; Alouette; yonif; Salem; zx2dragon

pinging the pingers


2 posted on 01/13/2005 2:23:21 PM PST by anotherview (Part of the Palestinians' "Zionist enemy" and proud of it.)
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To: anotherview
Even Mahmoud Abbas' own Fatah faction is going ahead with suicide bombings...

They were Jewish so the deserved it.

Isreal's days as a Jewish nation are numbered.

3 posted on 01/13/2005 2:23:58 PM PST by zarf
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To: zarf

They were Jewish so the deserved it. </ sarc>


4 posted on 01/13/2005 2:24:36 PM PST by zarf
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To: anotherview
Abbas' new plan: PEACE THROUGH SUICIDE BOMBING. Oh, wait, that was the old plan, wasn't it?

WELCOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE, MR. NEW PRIME MINISTER OF THE PA.

5 posted on 01/13/2005 2:24:47 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: anotherview

Yawn.

It must be Thursday in Israel. Or Tuesday...or Saturday.

Sharon will do nothing. Tomorrow will be another bombing.

Yawn.


6 posted on 01/13/2005 2:27:18 PM PST by sarah_f (Know Islam, Know Terror.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

It is a sad state when supposedly public service organizations advertize themselves based on the number of poeple thay have murdered...such is the Arab way of things. Pilgrim...fill your hand.


7 posted on 01/13/2005 2:28:49 PM PST by Cornpone ((Aging Warrior))
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To: All
Where it happened:

Photo from YNet:


8 posted on 01/13/2005 2:29:04 PM PST by anotherview (Part of the Palestinians' "Zionist enemy" and proud of it.)
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To: sarah_f

Funny, it is the Prime Minister's policies of resolute IDF action and building the fence that have caused a huge drop in deaths and injuries from terrorism. Perhaps you didn't notice that people weren't dying daily any more and that we didn't have these pictures on a daily basis.


9 posted on 01/13/2005 2:30:43 PM PST by anotherview (Part of the Palestinians' "Zionist enemy" and proud of it.)
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To: anotherview

If this intifada/homicidal bombing violence occurred in the US in numbers proportional to Israel's size, we wouldn't be as patient as the Israelis have been. Just a thought.


10 posted on 01/13/2005 2:34:01 PM PST by hershey
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To: All
From Arutz Sheva:

Dead and Injured Reported in Terror Attack at Karnei Crossing
00:02 Jan 14, '05 / 4 Shevat 5765

At approximately 22:50 hours on Thursday night, a powerful explosion rocked the Karnei Crossing in northern Gaza, reported to be a double suicide bombing attack at the commercial crossing. Once again, it appears terrorists took advantage of good will gestures by Israel, permitting late night transport of goods across the crossing point.

Conflicting reports indicate 2-3 persons have been killed and between 12-15 injured. Rescue efforts are hampered since responding personnel were attacked with automatic weapons fire and mortar shells. Reports from the scene a short time ago indicate mortar shells are still be launched.

Armor-plated MDA ambulances and army medical vehicles responded to the scene. At least four persons have been transported to the trauma unit of Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, with one flown by helicopter, apparently in serious condition. Al-Aqsa Brigade, Hamas and the Salah a-Din Brigade have all claimed joint responsibility. Ynet reports that northern Gaza al-Aqsa commander Abu Masab explained “his soldiers” planned to abduct IDF soldiers from the location, but were “compelled to detonate the bombs” at some point. IDF sources report the bombs were large, apparently 150 kilograms (330 LBS).

11 posted on 01/13/2005 2:34:32 PM PST by anotherview (Part of the Palestinians' "Zionist enemy" and proud of it.)
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To: hershey

Quite so. Here is another thought: It is pressure from the U.S government for "restraint" that ties the Prime Minister's hands.


12 posted on 01/13/2005 2:35:24 PM PST by anotherview (Part of the Palestinians' "Zionist enemy" and proud of it.)
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From Arutz Sheva:

MDA Update on Wounded in Gaza Attack
00:06 Jan 14, '05 / 4 Shevat 5765

(IsraelNN.com) Magen David Adom emergency medical service officials report five attack victims were transported to Soroka Medical Center trauma unit in Be’er Sheva, with two listed as serious, one moderate, and two light.

Large IDF Force Operating at Karnei
23:43 Jan 13, '05 / 3 Shevat 5765

(IsraelNN.com) A large IDF force is responding to the Karnei Crossing following the attack and subsequent gunfire and mortar shells. Soldiers are also combing the area for additional explosive devices and/or terrorists.


Channel 2 is now reporting three dead.

13 posted on 01/13/2005 2:38:15 PM PST by anotherview (Part of the Palestinians' "Zionist enemy" and proud of it.)
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To: anotherview
Ynet reports that northern Gaza al-Aqsa commander Abu Masab explained “his soldiers” planned to abduct IDF soldiers from the location, but were “compelled to detonate the bombs” at some point

They just couldn't wait. Brimming with excitement I'm sure
Finish the freakin fence already!
14 posted on 01/13/2005 2:43:44 PM PST by bananarepublican23
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To: anotherview

"...policies of resolute IDF action..."

Sharon sat on his fat *** for years while hundreds of innocent civilian Jews were horribly blown to bits. In Sharon's Bizzarro world one is less likely to die in the military than riding a bus or getting a bite out.

The suicidal insanity of offering "land for peace" will only bring about Israel's destruction.

Israel has learned nothing.



15 posted on 01/13/2005 2:45:07 PM PST by sarah_f (Know Islam, Know Terror.)
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To: sarah_f

Like bargaining with cancer.


16 posted on 01/13/2005 3:09:43 PM PST by bananarepublican23
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To: sarah_f

Like bargaining with cancer.


17 posted on 01/13/2005 3:10:16 PM PST by bananarepublican23
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I'm sure Abu Mazen will have some very strong words to say about this. Heck he might even wave his finger to prove he really is going to do something about it.
18 posted on 01/13/2005 3:34:25 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: anotherview
"Perhaps you didn't notice that people weren't dying daily any more and that we didn't have these pictures on a daily basis."

It was not that long ago that one logged on in the morning with trepidation, worrying over whether another bombing had occurred. It was awful. It has been better. The wall has helped.

19 posted on 01/13/2005 3:42:46 PM PST by Bahbah
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20 posted on 01/13/2005 3:44:35 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Bubbie of Zion)
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21 posted on 01/13/2005 3:52:34 PM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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To: anotherview

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but doesn't the Karni crossing lead to an industrial park which employs palestinians? Amazing these are the targets of choice, but another reason that once separated, the borders should be closed. Jobs can be had in Egpyt and Jordan I'm sure.


22 posted on 01/13/2005 3:56:44 PM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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Israel has learned nothing.

The problem with Israel is that it is comprised of decent human beings (even the militant are for the most part decent). Yet the Palestinians (God bless them) are infected by the greatest of evils and their acts are evil by extension.

It is hard for Israel not to project her standards onto this demon-possessed crowd.

Islam is a dangerous medium for reaching out to the spirit world...the spirits that respond to Islam are unclean and hate-filled.

Look at the actions of Islam and tell me I am wrong.

23 posted on 01/13/2005 4:02:35 PM PST by weenie
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To: SJackson
Amazing these are the targets of choice, but another reason that once separated, the borders should be closed. Jobs can be had in Egypt and Jordan I'm sure.

Oh, absolutely. Or jobs for Palestinians in Kuwait or Lebanon, which are two more Muslim countries in which Palestinians have achieved such a notable work record in the past. And their Muslim brothers will fall all over themselves, no doubt, offering the Palestinians good jobs. It's even possible that the Saudis will stop importing Indonesians as servants/workers and (for the first time) accept Palestinians instead.

And pigs can fly, and the moon is made of cheese, and Alice was right about Wonderland.

24 posted on 01/13/2005 4:12:58 PM PST by xJones
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To: anotherview

How is Abbas going to explain this double suicide car terror attack, this time, and the next time, and ....?


25 posted on 01/13/2005 4:52:32 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: weenie
Look at the actions of islam and tell me I am wrong. Sorry, no can do. You are right.
26 posted on 01/13/2005 5:07:04 PM PST by JudyinCanada (Five-fingered Canadian)
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To: weenie

Abbas is now leader of an animal with two heads. One head wants the elimination of Israel, the other just wants to go to work and feed the family.
Hey, he's in the same postion we all are...he can't control the islamic fanatics any more than anyone else can, so he plays both sides and one day, he'll fall off the fence or become the target of an assassin.
Unless of course, the 'palestinians' are FORCED into statehood; then they can declare war on Israel if they dare, and Israel will be able to do what it must, defend itself. While the 'palestinians' enjoy refugee status, they are a protected species.
Thousands of UN personnel are dependant upon UNWRA for their employment keeping the 'refugees' in the style to which they have accustomed them, UNWRA is currently asking donor nations to contribute $186 million for the 'palestinian refugees' - how would the UN justify its existence without the PA? Without a crisis somewhere in the world? Pardon me, but I am of the considered opinion, that if the UN could get away with it, they would CREATE as many refugees and crisis as they could. Anywhere.
Perhaps it's fair to say that the arab lobby in the UN finds the situation in Israel entirely to its liking.
The power of the UN compromises us all.
I have often asked myself, is it the UN that is behind muslim immigration to the West? No sane, sovereign country would invite muslims, surely?


27 posted on 01/13/2005 5:47:35 PM PST by Fred Nerks (NO TO MUSLIM IMMIGRATION. NO TO MOSQUES. NO TO IMAMS. NO TO ISLAM.)
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28 posted on 01/13/2005 6:01:56 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: weenie

I cannot. Islam is, as Islam does.


29 posted on 01/13/2005 7:05:23 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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Good dog.


Israeli soldiers are seen near the gate of the Karni Crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) late Thursday Jan. 13, 2005. Palestinian militants set off a large bomb as gunmen stormed an Israeli base at the crossing late Thursday, killing five Israelis, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

30 posted on 01/13/2005 7:32:47 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: weenie
The problem with Israel is that it is comprised of decent human beings (even the militant are for the most part decent). Yet the Palestinians (God bless them) are infected by the greatest of evils and their acts are evil by extension.

Yep. The Palestinians, at the end of WWII, were 42% Christians. Now the Palestinian Christians have been reduced to 2% because of the Religion of Peace adherents murdering them, forcing them out and forcing them to convert to their seventh-century death cult.

They intend to do this to all humanity on earth. There is no compromise with these sick animals.
31 posted on 01/13/2005 8:25:16 PM PST by broadsword (It was far beyond anything seen here before!)
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The reported number of dead is 6. Probably IDF soldiers...

Yehi zihram baruch ve nishmatam tzrura betzror hachaim la'ad.
And say Amen.


32 posted on 01/13/2005 9:31:33 PM PST by IAF ThunderPilot (The basic point of the Israel Defence Forces: -Israel cannot afford to lose a single war.)
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Abbas, your clock is ticking.


33 posted on 01/13/2005 9:32:19 PM PST by IAF ThunderPilot (The basic point of the Israel Defence Forces: -Israel cannot afford to lose a single war.)
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To: weenie

Thanks for the ping weenie...

On one side you have Israel who risks its own troops on the ground instead of flattening places from the air, so they can reduce casualties, at their own expense.

On the other side you have murderous Islamic filth who intend to cause as many civilian casualites or innocent deaths as they can, and will happily use innocents as humans shields so any unintended casualties can be used for their Islamic propaganda.

Allah Fubar.


34 posted on 01/13/2005 9:57:55 PM PST by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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Memo to Bush, Powell, Rice, etc.:

Pay attention! Abbas talks out of both sides of his mouth and most of the time from another part of his anatomy. You can have a "palestinian state" to your heart's content, and this stuff will keep happening. Time to act like Churchill, not like Chamberlain.

Allah Fubar indeed.


35 posted on 01/14/2005 5:25:48 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (tired of shucking and jiving)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

The number of dead is 6 according to latest news.
4 Israeli Jews, 1 Israeli Beduin, and 1 Israeli Arab.

They were working in that place, a place that gives aid to the Plishtines.

If I were the PM, I would have closed all of those "aid points".
As we have seen many times, the Plishtines bite the hand that feeds them.


36 posted on 01/14/2005 5:33:31 AM PST by IAF ThunderPilot (The basic point of the Israel Defence Forces: -Israel cannot afford to lose a single war.)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Abbas need a missile suppository..


37 posted on 01/14/2005 7:18:43 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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Abbas, your clock is ticking.

Negative.

Israel will not kill the "peace partner" the US just paid the PLO $20 million to install.

Israel isn't going to jeopardize 4 billion in loan guarantees and aid.

Israel will do n-o-t-h-i-n-g, in strict accordance with history.

38 posted on 01/14/2005 10:02:25 AM PST by sarah_f (Know Islam, Know Terror.)
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I am glad you are an American not an Israeli and have no vote here. Nice of you to tell us how to run our country, though.

Land for peace. Hmmm... like 25 years without a shot being fired on the Egyptian border. Seems to me like it works.


39 posted on 01/14/2005 10:56:03 AM PST by anotherview (Part of the Palestinians' "Zionist enemy" and proud of it.)
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To: anotherview
"Land for peace. Hmmm... like 25 years without a shot being fired on the Egyptian border. Seems to me like it works."

Where did the 150 kg of high explosives that just killed 6 Jews come from? The Ashkelon Home Depot?

Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip get most of their explosives and other weapons through tunnels on the Egypt-Gaza border.

So much for your "peace" with Egypt.

See what your sacrifice of Eretz Yisrael (Gaza) and the Jews who live there get you.

40 posted on 01/14/2005 1:38:31 PM PST by sarah_f (Know Islam, Know Terror.)
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