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Friday, March 09, 2012

Nice shooting

From YNet/Haaretz:
Two senior terrorists were killed in Gaza Friday, after IDF aircraft targeted a vehicle in the Strip, the army confirmed.

One of the fatalities is Zuhir al-Qaisi, the secretary-general of the Popular Resistance Committees terror group, Palestinian sources said. The second terrorist killed in the strike is Ahmad al-Khanini, a senior PRC member freed in the Shalit prisoner swap, the Palestinians said. [He wasn't, as Challah Hu Akbar reported and was later confirmed - EoZ]

Al-Qaisi, the IDF Spokesman said, was recently organizing a large, coordinated terror attack to be carried out on Israel's border with Gaza.

Gaza Strip terrorists fired several rockets at southern Israel Friday evening after the IDF assassinated two senior terrorists earlier, including the secretary-general of the Popular Resistance Committees.

Israeli aircraft in turn targeted Palestinian rocket-launching cells, killing at least two terrorists as they were preparing to fire at Israel, Palestinian sources said. The two fatalities were taken to a local hospital.

Earlier, a three-rocket barrage landed in southern Israel, causing no injuries or damages. A short while later, another rocket landed in the south.
Four dead terrorists, no dead civilians. That's the way it should be.

Of course, Israel will be condemned anyway.

Which makes her ability to minimize civilian casualties all the more remarkable. It shows that IDF morality comes from within and is part of its very fabric; it is not a fake morality that comes from outside pressure or worries about appearances. The IDF has been steadily improving its methods to take out terrorists and only terrorists over the years, and now it is the best in the world at it. Even though they are treated the same way by the international community as if they were acting like Assad, and they could save a lot of money and resources by killing everyone in the area, they choose not to.