This Is Not Good

From Holden:

Look, if I had all the answers for the Israeli/Palestinian problem I’d run for god. But threats like this just can’t be helpful.

Israel’s defense minister advised the incoming Palestinian prime minister Tuesday to fear for his life if Hamas militants start attacking Israel again.


Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz’s warning to Hamas, recently elected to rule the Palestinian Authority, was the first to identify Hamas’ prime minister-designate, Ismail Haniyeh, as a potential target for an Israeli pinpoint attack.

”No one is immune,” Mofaz told Army Radio, a day after an Israeli airstrike on an ice cream truck killed two Islamic Jihad militants and three bystanders in Gaza City. Two of those killed were aged 8 and 14.


Haniyeh brushed aside Mofaz’s warnings and accused Israel of trying to disrupt the formation of a Hamas-led government. ”The continued escalation aims to shed more Palestinian blood, confuse the situation and hamper … the formation of the Palestinian government,” he told The Associated Press at the Palestinian parliament.