Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

June 22, 2005

Biting the Hand that Feeds, Part 2: Israel/Palestine

Filed under: — Different River @ 8:22 pm

A Palestinian woman treated in an Israeli hospital had a follow-up visit — to which she wore a suicide belt to blow up the hospital:

A 21-year old Arab woman from Gaza, who had been treated in an Israeli hospital for massive burns she received as a result of a gas tank explosion, was apprehended yesterday at the Erez Crossing wearing “explosive pants.” She said she had been directed to carry out her suicide attack inside the crowded Israeli hospital.

The woman, Wafaa Samir Ibrahim Bass, had been given permission to cross the Gaza lines yesterday for admission to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva for continued medical treatment for her facial scars. “The terrorist infrastructure took advantage of her medical condition,” read an IDF statement, “in order to carry out a major suicide bombing attack inside Israel.”

The resident of Jabaliya aroused the suspicion of the IDF soldiers at the crossing, who placed her in a side room for further checking via camera. During her security check, when she realized that the soldiers had discovered the explosive belt on her body, she attempted unsuccessfully to detonate it.

The terrorist told her questioners that she had been dispatched as a suicide bomber by the Fatah Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade infrastructure based in the northern Gaza Strip. Wafaa was to use her personal medical authorization documents, allowing her to cross through into Israel to receive medical treatment.

This was not the first time that terrorist organizations have attempted to dispatch terrorists from Gaza by exploiting those in need of medical treatment, the IDF reports[.]

Click here for two more examples of terrorists using medical treatment as an excuse for bombing.

And they wonder why Israel inspects Palestinian ambulances on their way to Israeli hospitals. Of course, no one ever gives Israel credit for allowing Palestinian ambulances to go to Israeli hospitals in the first place.

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