Saturday, April 11, 2009


Back during the Operation Cast Lead there were many reports of the IDF specifically targeting mosques. This had a frighteningly predictable result - cries of ‘war crimes, tisk, tisk’ from the usual human rights for everyone but Jews crowd. The IDF issued report after report of gunmen either using the mosques for cover to launch attacks from or the use of the mosque as an ammo dump for bombs but nary a word or outrage for Hamas’ flagrant abuse of a ‘religious’ holy place as cover for a factory of death.

So today, I offer this report of a mosque being used not only as a storage dump for bombs but as a bomb making facility – and not in the Hamas occupied Gaza Strip but in the heart of the Palestinian Authority. Arutz Sheva: Hamas terrorists in Kalkilya built a large supply of bombs and stored them in a local mosque without raising suspicion from local Palestinian Authority armed forces who represent the rival Fatah faction. However, the terrorists were out of luck on Wednesday, Passover eve, when a simple electric shortage gave away their plans.

The shortage caused a small fire in the mosque, bringing PA forces to the building, where they found bombs ready for use and large cannisters of bomb-making materials. The mosque was closed down, and PA sappers removed the explosives.

The bombs were then turned over to the IDF, which sent experts to detonate the weapons in a controlled explosion. A captain in the PA forces told Israeli journalists that the mosque had been used to both produce and store the bombs. “It was a huge weapons lab,” he said. Four people have been arrested in connection to the incident, he said, two of them members of Hamas and two “everyday citizens.”

Charming, absolutely charming.

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