Religion of Car Bombs
KALANDIA CHECKPOINT, West Bank - A car bomb exploded Wednesday near a busy Israeli military checkpoint in the West Bank, killing a 60-year-old Palestinian man and wounding at least 13 people, including both Palestinians and Israelis, officials said.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a violent group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s ruling Fatah movement, claimed responsibility. In a telephone call to The Associated Press, a member of the group said the car was blown up by remote control, and that the bombing was meant to avenge the killing of a leader of the group by Israel last month.
The blast killed 60-year-old Salah Abu Sneineh, and wounded three members of his family, including a 6-year-old grandson who was seriously wounded, hospital officials in the nearby West Bank town of Ramallah said.
Ten of the wounded were Palestinians and three were Israeli border police, said Israeli police spokesman Gil Kleiman.
Someone ought to tell the Associated Press that the location of this attack by the Religion of Peace™ is inside Israel—not in the West Bank—at a surprise roadblock set up when security forces received warning of an imminent attack on Jerusalem.