Here is another tacit recognition by the Palestinians that the Israelis are not what they claim they are in their relentless propaganda. After all, would you want to be taken to a hospital run by bloodthirsty, genocidal maniacs?
Where will people like Tareq Abu Rajab go when they are hurt in their internecine wars, once he and his fellows have succeeded in their consistently stated objective of destroying Israel? Will the Palestinian mujahedin who have destroyed the Gaza greenhouses go to med school and start staffing hospitals?
“Blast Wounds Palestinian Intelligence Head,” from AP, with thanks to Clark:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A bomb blast seriously wounded the Palestinian intelligence chief at his headquarters Saturday, in what security officials called an assassination attempt against a key ally of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
A bodyguard was killed and nine other people were wounded in the explosion in an elevator shaft of the heavily guarded compound. There was no claim of responsibility.
The attack came at a time of growing friction between Abbas and the Hamas-led government over control of Palestinian security forces. Recent clashes between rival groups of gunmen have deepened tensions.
The intelligence chief, Tareq Abu Rajab, who survived an assassination attempt two years ago, is a top official in Abbas’ Fatah movement.
Fatah did not openly accuse the Islamic militant Hamas of being behind the blast, but some Fatah members demanded that Abbas dissolve the Hamas-led government and call early elections.
Abbas called the blast “unfortunate” and said it posed a “grave danger” to the Palestinian Authority.
The wounded were driven to nearby Shifa Hospital in cars of the intelligence service. Fellow agents fired in the air from the car windows to clear the way. Several members of a new Hamas militia fired toward the vehicles, possibly because they believed they were coming under attack, witnesses said.
Abu Rajab underwent surgery at Shifa. Gaza doctors said they stopped the bleeding and stabilized him, but decided to send him to an Israeli hospital to try to save his leg.