Look at what disengagement has done. Now Israel is going to have to go back into Gaza, but as invaders this time. The media is going to have a hayday with this one. Well done, Olmert…NOT!
Can you please not make the same mistake in the West Bank?
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – Israeli troops massed along the Gaza Strip border on Monday, ready to launch a major ground offensive if a kidnapped Israeli soldier is not returned immediately.
Israel said it is holding P.A. Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Hamas-led government responsible for the early Sunday morning assault on an Israeli army outpost at Kerem Shalom on the Gaza-Israeli border near Egypt. Two Israeli soldiers were killed, four wounded and a seventh wounded and kidnapped in the sneak attack.
Palestinian gunmen tunneled half a mile under the Gaza border fence, came up 975 feet into Israel and attacked the outpost and a tank from behind, the army said.
Two Palestinians were killed in the ensuing battle. The remaining terrorists blew a hole in the fence and retreated back into Gaza, taking Israeli soldier Corporal Gilad Shalit with them.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and top ministers involved in security decisions gave the army the go-ahead to prepare for battle in the Gaza Strip and said they were holding the P.A. responsible for Shalit’s well-being.
“No person or organization will have immunity at this time,” the cabinet said in a statement.