This week I read an article titled Israel: Bits, Bytes and Bombs by Thomas Friedman wrote, "Which is why Palestinians need to drop all their preconditions and enter negotiations and Israel needs to halt settlements and test and test again whether President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority can deliver. Thanks to their cooperation with the Israeli security services, no Israeli was killed in the West Bank by terrorism in 2012."
I was struck by the journalist's attribution that no Israeli was killed in the West Bank in 2012 due to PA cooperation. What about the attacks thwarted solely by the Israeli army or the rock attacks that led to on an infant being critically injured?
This morning YNET writes, "The IDF released a video Thursday featuring two Tanzim members as they open fire at cars traveling in the West Bank. The shooting took place in February.
Once the cameras spotted the shooters, an IDF unit arrived at the scene and apprehended the terrorists."
Watch video here.
Speaking about the army, the Washington Post reports, "A U.S. Army veteran, who boasted on Facebook of his military adventures with Syrian rebels, was charged Thursday with firing rocket propelled grenades as part of an attack led by an al-Qaida group against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, was charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction — specifically, a rocket propelled grenade launcher — outside the U.S."
...On the Facebook page, Harroun also stated that “the only good Zionist is a dead Zionist” and that he intended to travel to the Palestinian territory because of Israeli atrocities there, according to the affidavit. The affidavit states that Harroun served in the Army from 2000 to 2003, when he received a medical discharge after he was injured in a car accident.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/us-army-veteran-charged-with-fighting-with-al-qaida-in-syria-using-weapon-of-mass-destruction/2013/03/28/33354c02-97d7-11e2-b5b4-b63027b499de_print.html