“They are wrong. We should raise our voice against them.” Just what we need to hear from Muslims about suicide attacks, right? The man who said this was referring to the Wednesday bombing at the Kalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem, which killed two Palestinians and wounded 10 others, along with six Israeli guards.
But there’s the rub: Palestinians are upset with the bombing because it killed Muslims, not because it killed human beings in general. From AP, with thanks to Teri:
“They are wrong. We should raise our voice against them,” said one angry man.
Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack and apologized for the Palestinian casualties. It said the intended target was Jerusalem, and that the assailant hastily set off the 20 kilograms of explosives by remote control when he felt Israeli security forces were closing in on him….
“Such attacks harm the Palestinian cause,” said Hassan Abu Libdeh, the Palestinian Cabinet secretary. “These groups must avoid every spot where there is a possibility that a Palestinian will be there.”
Abu Sneineh refused to acknowledge that her husband, Salah, 60, was killed by Palestinians. “Arabs couldn’t have killed him, only Israelis,” the woman said.