Archive for December 30th, 2005

Suicide bomber was planning attack at kids’ Hanukkah party

Friday, December 30th, 2005

How can anyone justify blowing up inoccent children? How sick does one’s mind have to be in order to plan this type of thing? These people are monsters. They are the scum of the earth, completely worthy of only being put down like the dogs they are.

The suicide bomber who killed an Israel Defense Forces officer and two Palestinians at an army checkpoint near Tul Karm yesterday was apparently planning to blow himself up at one of the many children’s events taking place in Tel Aviv during this week’s Hanukkah holiday, army sources said.Had the bomber not been stopped at the checkpoint, the attack would have been far more deadly, said the sources.
Three soldiers and seven Palestinians were wounded in the bombing. Of the soldiers, one was seriously wounded, while the others suffered only light injuries.The slain officer was Lieutenant Ori Binamo, 21, of Nesher. Of the slain Palestinians, one was the taxi driver who was carrying the bomber, and army sources said that the other might have been the bomber’s guide.As of last night, no organization had claimed responsibility for the bombing, but the IDF believes that the Islamic Jihad network in the northern West Bank was responsible. That network, the most lethal one currently operating in the territories, has been responsible for the deaths of 26 Israelis since the start of the year, including all of those killed in suicide bombings inside Israel.Although the IDF had no specific intelligence about yesterday’s attack, it had received information indicating that Islamic Jihad was trying to infiltrate a suicide bomber into Israel. This information, as well as knowing that the many jam-packed Hanukkah events would make an attractive target, moved the army to order stepped-up counterterrorism efforts in the northern West Bank around Tul Karm and Qalqilyah this week, including extra patrols and surprise checkpoints.Binamo’s unit was responsible for one such checkpoint, at the southern entrance to the village of Irtah, near Tul Karm. At 9:15 A.M., a Palestinian taxi approached the checkpoint, and Binamo, the platoon commander, came over to inspect the occupants. Behind him stood the soldier whose job it was to guard him during the inspection.Binamo ordered the three occupants to get out of the taxi, and thought that one, a young man of about 18, seemed suspicious. He therefore ordered the man to remove his overcoat. The Palestinian refused, and Binamo, now more suspicious, took a step or two toward him. At that point the Palestinian blew himself up, killing Binamo and the other two occupants of the taxi instantly. The soldier who was guarding the inspection was seriously injured, and two other soldiers, as well as the occupants of several nearby Palestinian vehicles, were lightly injured. The wounded were evacuated to hospitals for treatment.IDF sappers who inspected the scene said that the bomber apparently wore a suicide belt containing more than 10 kilograms of explosives, packed with nails and iron scraps to make it more deadly. Because the blast occurred in an open area, its effect was mitigated. But had it gone off in an enclosed hall packed with parents and children, as was apparently intended, the effect would have been devastating.

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Friday, December 30th, 2005

Even in our military, Jesus and Christianity is under attack. Most of us can only pray that God gives us the strength to do what this man is doing.

NORFOLK, Va. Lieutenant Gordon James Klingenschmitt has a new three-year contract as a U-S Navy chaplain, but is continuing the water-only fast he started a week ago Tuesday.Klingenschmitt says he’s been ordered not to pray publicly in the name of Jesus while he’s in uniform — and won’t eat again until he can.
He’s urging President Bush to sign an executive order that would let all military chaplains pray according to their beliefs rather than being restricted to generic prayers.
Klingenschmitt is a chaplain at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

Please join me in praying for this Godly Man.