Thursday, April 26, 2007
We have a story of how the Palestinians, those peace-loving people*, are trying to hit Israel with more rockets and more homicide bombers.
And the reaction by Norway? Things are working out with Hamas in charge.
Laughable. Simply laughable.
Despite attacks, large-scale Gaza operation not expected
The IDF will not embark on a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip despite the rocket and mortar attacks launched on Israel on Independence Day, security and government officials estimated on Tuesday evening.
Instead, the IDF was expected to carry out a targeted response.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to show restraint in order to avoid a "deterioration" in the region."
He said the rocket attacks were a "one-time violation of the truce."
Abbas was speaking in Rome after meeting with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi.
Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said that Rome was concerned about the renewed rocket attacks and called on Abbas to adhere to the principles set by International Quartet, especially the recognition of Israel.
The barrages of Kassam rockets and mortar shells Hamas fired at Israel on Tuesday morning were meant to provide cover for and distract attention from an attempted infiltration by a terror cell, whose members intended to kidnap IDF soldiers deployed along the Gaza border, IDF sources reported Tuesday afternoon.
The sources said that the army's heightened alert, as well as a quick response by ground troops and IAF helicopters that had been hovering over Gaza, foiled the attempt. According to preliminary reports, no cell managed to cross into Israel.
So, we have the Palestinians trying to hit Israel with rockets to cover the infiltration of their subhuman terrorists. Lovely, eh?
So, how come the Norwegians, stupider than wood, had this to say?
Norway: Palestinian engagement slowly bearing fruit
Norway said the month-long policy of international engagement with the Palestinian unity government, led by the Islamic group Hamas, was starting to bring results and helped avoid "civil war tendencies."
Norway was the first Western state to recognise the new Palestinian government last month and said it would soon be ready to resume aid to the Palestinians, raising criticism from Israel and the United States. In an interview ahead of this week's NATO meeting in Oslo, Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere called on the European Union and the United States to normalise economic relations with the Palestinian government to shore up its fragile institutions.
Those results? More terrorism, and more appeasement of the Palestinian terrorists.
Norway: one of the dumbest countries on the planet. Period.