A group by the name of "The Freedom Flotilla's Martyrs" claimed responsibility for Monday's Hebron shooting attack, in which Command Sergeant Major Yehoshua (Shuki) Sofer was killed, and three other police officers were injured.Will the organizers of the flotilla dissociate themselves from this act of terror?
The group, which is unknown, issued a statement saying the attack was pat of a series of steps it plans to take in response to what it called "the Israeli crime" of the deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
"Our mujahedeen group in south Hebron ambushed an Israeli police car near Beit Hagai at 7:15 am and opened heavy fire at it from close range," the statement said.
The statement went on to say, "Our fighters managed to withdraw from the scene peacefully. Our response will continue, we will not forsake our weapons as long as the Zionist military is in our lands, and we will not acknowledge any ceasefire."
Command Sergeant Sofer served in the Hebron District Police for 14 years, and planned to wed this September. He was hit by three bullets that were fired at him. Another officer was seriously injured and two others sustained lights wounds in the incident.
By the way, this attack came just a couple of weeks after Israel dismantled a checkpoint in the area - one that would have blocked the attackers' escape route. And, as David Bogner notes, every single time a checkpoint is removed, terror attacks increase. Not that you would hear about most of them in the media. (The PA never condemns these attacks.)