Yet people the world over still think their cause is the cause of justice and freedom from oppression. “Islamic Jihad claims Thursday’s West Bank suicide bombing,” from Haaretz, with thanks to Olivia:
The Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility Friday for a suicide bombing in the West Bank that killed one soldier and two other Palestinians.
Islamic Jihad activists in the West Bank village of Atil, near Tul Karm, announced on loudspeakers that their bomber, Sohieb Ibrahim Yassin, 19, carried out Thursday’s attack.
Army sources said the suicide bomber who killed an Israel Defense Forces officer and two Palestinians at an army checkpoint near Tul Karm Thursday was apparently planning to blow himself up at one of the many children’s events taking place in Tel Aviv during this week’s Hanukkah holiday.
Had the bomber not been stopped at the checkpoint, the attack would have been far more deadly, said the sources.