In the upside-down world of terrorism, this story makes sense. In the world of moral and ethical people, there are no words.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – An Israeli aircraft fired at three Palestinian gunmen trying to infiltrate Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing one man and wounding the other two, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials.
The army said the three men were several yards from a fence near the Karni border crossing in northern Gaza when the airstrike occurred.
The Popular Resistance Committees, a tiny militant group, said all three gunmen were members. The group vowed retaliation for the killings, saying attacks would come after the Palestinian elections slated for Wednesday.
“The Popular Resistance Committee has the right to respond to the crime of assassination,” said a group spokesman, Abu Yousef.
The men were inspecting the area in preparation for future attacks, Abu Yousef said.
Tawfiq Abu Khoussa, spokesman for the Palestinian Interior Ministry, said an investigation was under way.
Let’s take these facts one at a time. First, three terrorists were fired upon as they were looking for a way to attack Israelis. One dead, two wounded (bad shooting, dammit). They are claimed by a terrorist group, and the AP is told by the terrorists that they were on a terrorism scouting mission.
And yet, the AP then quotes the terrorist as saying they now have the right to “respond” to the “crime” of assassination. And the AP publishes this, matter-of-fact.
But that isn’t quite enough. THEN the AP goes on to say that the PA is investigating the incident. The effing terrorists already said it was a scouting mission, already said these were terrorists, yet the PA spokesman says they are “investigating” the incident.
Would somebody please send these people back to the Tea Party from which they have strayed?