Yet Abbas the “moderate” will no doubt continue to be the recipient of American and even Israeli largesse.
“Border policeman, security guard hurt in e. J’lem shooting,” by Etgar Lefkovits in the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Two Palestinian gunmen opened fired at an Israeli security patrol near a section of the separation barrier on the edge of Jerusalem on Saturday night, wounding two security guards – one seriously – police and rescue officials said.
The attackers were shot and killed by the wounded security personnel.
A Palestinian bystander was also killed in the shootout. Police said he was apparently killed by the gunmen.
The shooting attack took place during a routine patrol in the Arab village of Sheikh Said, adjacent to the Jewish neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv on the southeastern rim of the city.
The two assailants made their way on foot to the area and ambushed the patrol, then tried to flee, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.
An offshoot of the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, affiliated with the Fatah Party of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, claimed responsibility for the shooting, according to the Palestinian news Web site Maan, the Associated Press reported.