Lesson: appeasement of terrorists only leads to more terror. How many more times will the world have to learn this lesson? Note also Abbas’ despicable equivocation and moral equivalence, as if stopping murderers is the same thing as murdering innocent civilians. Of course, he probably believes that no Israeli is an innocent civilian. From the BBC, with thanks to Granny Weatherwax:
A suicide bombing has injured at least 10 people at a crowded bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba.
Two guards were seriously injured in the morning rush hour blast. It was the first such attack since Israel pulled its settlers out of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, condemning the attack, described it as a “terrorist operation”. But he also described a recent Israeli raid in the West Bank in which five Palestinians died as a “provocation”.
The Islamic Jihad group had sworn to take revenge for the deaths.
Israel warns Palestinians
A bus driver told Israel Radio that the suicide bomber was carrying a heavy bag, prompting him to alert a security guard.
Before he could get on the bus was stopped, and blew himself up nearby, according to police.
“The (bomber) then walked… 100 metres (yards) away from the bus and blew up,” the driver said. “It was a very powerful explosion.”
The two security guards who were critically wounded suffered shrapnel wounds and burns all over their bodies, a paramedic told Israel’s Channel 10 TV.
The bomber’s remains were scattered at the scene.