Pali jihadi heroically liberates Zionist bakery in Eilat, killing three; Update: Mother wished him good luck

posted at 9:50 am on January 29, 2007 by Allahpundit

They suspect he had stopped off for one last cup of joe before heading out to look for a crowd.

According to reports by security sources, at least two local residents had spotted Saksak, whose heavy coat and large bag aroused their suspicions, and called the police. Channel 2 reported that one of the people who alerted local police was the taxi driver who took Saksak into town.

Saksak, who appeared to have stopped at the bakery for coffee before reaching his final destination, blew himself up after he saw the police cars approaching.

Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade — the military wing of “moderate” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s party, Fatah — claimed joint responsibility. Motive? Your pick: Palestinian unity through better Jew-killing or brave resistance to historical research taking place near an Islamic holy site. The unity theory:

An Islamic Jihad Web site said the attack was meant to help bring an end to weeks of Palestinian infighting that has 60 people in the Gaza Strip since December.

”The operation has a clear message to the Palestinian rivals. It is necessary to end the infighting and point the guns toward the occupation that has hurt the Palestinian people,” the site said…

Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, called the attack a ”natural response” to Israeli military policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as its ongoing boycott of the Hamas-led Palestinian government. ”So long as there is occupation, resistance is legitimate,” he said.

He also said attacks on Israel were preferable to the recent bout of Palestinian infighting in Gaza between his group and the more moderate Fatah Party of President Mahmoud Abbas. ”The right thing is for Fatah weapons to be directed toward the occupation not toward Hamas,” Barhoum said.

The opposition-to-scientist-aggression theory:

Islamic Jihad and the Aqsa brigades said the bombing was a response to Israeli “attempts to defile al-Aqsa mosque” in Jerusalem, a reference to recent archaeological excavations. Israeli officials said the work had not damaged the shrine…

“The heroic operation announces the beginning of a series of operations in defense of al-Aqsa mosque and it was a natural response to savage aggression by the occupation (Israel),” Islamic Jihad and al-Aqsa Brigades said in a statement.

Naturally, the killer’s family is thrilled:

The Palestinian Web site Ramattan quoted Saqsaq’s family as saying he had left their home three days ago and not returned.

“We knew that he was going to carry out a martyrdom operation,” Saqsaq’s brother, Naeem, told reporters at the family home in the northern Gaza Strip. “His mother and father prayed for him to succeed.”

Islamic Jihad spokesman Abu Hamzeh said Saqsaq did not enter Jordan legally, but rather was smuggled there a few days ago. Militants waiting for the bomber in Eilat gave him the explosives there, Hamzeh told the Associated Press.

The last suicide bombing in Israel was nine months ago. According to an Islamic Jihad member, this bombing has been in the works for seven months.

Plenty of photos at Yahoo News and Getty, where you’ll find a young relative of the murderer actually making the “victory” sign while holding a photo of him.

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Update: This is the tip of the iceberg, says the IDF.

Update: The warm vibes afterward from the savage’s family are always the most disgusting part.

“As he walked out of the house, he asked me to wish him good luck,” she said. “I wished him good luck and I knew of his decision to become a martyr. Although I was aware of his intention, I did not know exactly when he was planning to carry out a martyrdom attack.”…

The mother of nine said she was proud of her son for carrying out the suicide attack. “I pray to Allah that Muhammed will be accepted as a shaheed [martyr],” she said shortly after hearing about the Eilat bombing. “I hope that his martyrdom will deliver a message to the Fatah and Hamas fighters to stop the fighting and direct their weapons against the one and only enemy – Israel.”

Ruwaidah said she was prepared to “sacrifice” all her sons “for the sake of the Aqsa Mosque and Palestine.” She added: “I hope that our politicians will stop fighting so that the blood of the martyrs will not be shed in vain.”

Update: Jim Treacher has more advice from young Palestinian mothers.


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Rock worshipping, camel humping, Stone Age death cult.
These aren’t people, they are Orcs.

shermacman on January 29, 2007 at 9:56 AM

I’m hoping that in the section of Hell reserved for these worthless scumbags, they will be tied to a post and blasted with ball bearings for eternity.

TugboatPhil on January 29, 2007 at 9:59 AM

The only way for them to stop amongst fighting themselves is to attack Israeli civilians? Sounds like an inherently violent movement(s). I wonder how the MSM will spin this?

forest on January 29, 2007 at 10:00 AM

So what you got to say about this, Mr. Carter? Jimmy? Hello, anybody?

KelliD on January 29, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Ah yes, Fatah – the moderate party. Let’s see, if we don’t distinguish between the political wing and military wing of HAMAS, why do we distinguish between the two with regard to Fatah. Oh, I almost forgot, its politically expedient and there’s no other plan – it kicks the can down the road, so to speak. Pathetic. There is no way in hell we should be giving the Palestinian Authority $86 million in “military aid”. WTF is the State Dept. thinking!?! We have to be smarter than that.

CP on January 29, 2007 at 10:05 AM

Only fools and absolute scum buckets like Condi Rice think that these people are interested in peace.

Hilts on January 29, 2007 at 10:13 AM

This would be pathetic if it were a grade b sci-fi flick plot. The fact that these people are real and sincere is beyond pathetic. I guess when the koran says to kill all the Jews and Christians these guys go for it. Hell is filling up fast.

Mojave Mark on January 29, 2007 at 10:13 AM

So much for dialogue and payoffs.

Savages.

JammieWearingFool on January 29, 2007 at 10:14 AM

I wonder how the MSM will spin this?

forest on January 29, 2007 at 10:00 AM

It was the fault of the police. If they hadn’t over reacted…..

Limerick on January 29, 2007 at 10:18 AM

Schtzstaffel – the militant wing of the Nazi party…

forest on January 29, 2007 at 10:20 AM

The Al Asqa Martrys brigade is part of Fatah. If Fatah’s leader Mahmoud Abbas refuses to disband them, can’t he be arrested and tried for war crimes? Or at least threatened with arrest.

It’s about time the media and international bodies stopped pretending that there is no connection and hold him accountable.

uptight on January 29, 2007 at 10:24 AM

Plenty of photos at Yahoo News and Getty, where you’ll find a young relative of the murderer actually making the “victory” sign while holding a photo of him.

What victory? “Palestine” is the international welfare ghetto. Cut off the funds and let them fight it out. What’s better lights, running water, and food to eat or jihad? Food wins, always. Jihad and civilised society have an inverse relationship. Muslims can only realize this when their ideology had to fight with their stomachs. Iranians are learning, they most certainly do not want Ahmadinejad driving the country off a cliff. Let the “Palestinians” learn the hard way.

Theworldisnotenough on January 29, 2007 at 10:33 AM

“In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans … have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging,” he laments. “I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Barry Obama

there it is on January 29, 2007 at 10:47 AM

I’m hoping that in the section of Hell reserved for these worthless scumbags

They’ll get just what they wanted -a bunch of beautiful virgins and treasure beyong their imagination.

But having read some classical literature, I recognize that hell for what it is. First, treasure is worthless in the afterlife. Second, just imagine our young jihadi in a room full of beautiful virgins who shall remain chaste for all eternity. As always in the classics, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

As Dante would say, Heaven is being in the presence of God. Everything else is hell. They can have their virgins, it will be no consolation.

taznar on January 29, 2007 at 10:50 AM

The mother monster of nine said she was proud of her son for carrying out the suicide attack.

Mothers the world over should be appalled. Where are Nancy, Hillary and honora on this?

Entelechy on January 29, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Let’s give ‘em a state.

TABoLK on January 29, 2007 at 1:38 PM

Do Palestinian mothers tell their sons not to leave the house without clean underwear?

Jim Treacher on January 29, 2007 at 1:53 PM

Religion of pieces

RightWinged on January 29, 2007 at 2:18 PM

I wonder what Keith Hakim Ellison’s reaction will be??? Okay, I’ll be honest. I already know.

Andy in Agoura Hills on January 29, 2007 at 2:36 PM

Isn’t this just a reminder of Gold Meir’s famous words? There will be no peace until the Palestinians love their children more than they hate Jews.

Blaise on January 29, 2007 at 2:50 PM

I bet the people of Isreal long for a leader like Golda Meir at this point.

Mothers the world over should be appalled. Where are Nancy, Hillary and honora on this?

Entelechy on January 29, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Hmmm…nothing but crickets

brtex on January 29, 2007 at 4:22 PM

The shops bear-claws must of been the bomb…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 29, 2007 at 4:46 PM

Again.

That’s cold artistry, Allah.

Kralizec on January 29, 2007 at 8:57 PM