Thursday, August 04, 2005

Now That's a Condemnation

An AWOL Israeli soldier, evidently upset about the withdrawl of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip, opened fire on a bus, killing four people. As with all such incidents, my condolences go out to the families of those killed.

After the attack, Prime Minister Sharon made a very sharply worded condemnation.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon condemned the attack, calling it "a reprehensible act of a bloodthirsty Jewish terrorist who sought to attack innocent Israeli citizens."

"This terrorist event was a deliberate attempt to harm the fabric of relations among all Israeli citizens," Sharon said in a statement issued by his office.

Note the use of the word "terrorist" in this release. The actions were what defined this as terrorism, not the causes. Evidently, Sharon does not consider this soldier to have been a "freedom fighter".

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