Erez Crossing reopened after suicide attack kills four
Three IDF soldiers and a civilian were killed and 10 injured when a suicide bomber blew herself up at the Erez checkpoint in the Gaza Strip just after 9:30 on Wednesday morning. ...
OC Southern Command has decided to keep the Erez crossing open despite Wednesday morning's suicide bombing, senior officers told Channel 2.
The officers said they would not let terrorists dictate terms, and on Thursday 15,000 Palestinians will be allowed to cross into Israel through Erez. ...
In a video made before the bombing, Rayashi declared her lifelong dream of becoming a suicide bomber. "I always wanted to be the first woman to carry out a martyr attack, where parts of my body can fly all over. That is the only wish I can ask God for," she said with a smile.
Well, that is not really what happened. Instead, a terrible, terrible personal tragedy occurred:
Deutsche Welle (Germany's international radio):
Mother of two kills herself at security check
A Palestinian mother of two has blown herself up at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, killing at least four Israelis and wounding seven people. The militant groups Hamas and the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades have claimed joint responsibility for the attack. The woman's identity and motives were made known in a videotape she left behind. The Hamas militant blew herself up at a checkpoint where Palestinian labourers from the Gaza Strip were being put through Israeli security before entering a nearby industrial complex. Several Palestinians were also among the wounded.
The poor mother! Good to know, she had "motives". And, of course, she's a "woman", a "mother of two", a "militant", and not a "suicide bomber" or a "terrorist". Quite a legacy she left her children...
Thank you so much, Deutsche Welle, for your compassionate reporting...
BTW: "Deutsche Welle made a substantial contribution to education, to political information, to broadening the cultural horizon. Deutsche Welle's offer of objective information is called for above all where cross-border and civil wars prevail - whether in the Balkans, in Afghanistan or the Middle East."
(German President Johannes Rau)
Update: Here's a picture of a victim of "mother's" actions. And here's "the woman" before and after the attack. Actually, Golda Meir said it all: "We will have peace with the Arabs when they will love their children more than they hate us."
Deutsche Zusammenfassung / German summary
Die Deutsche Welle berichtet in ihrem englischsprachigen Service über das Selbstmord-Attentat einer palästinensischen Terroristin, dem vier Israelis zum Opfer fielen, mit einer Überschrift, die geeignet ist, Mitleid mit der Mörderin zu erregen ("Mutter von zwei (Kindern) begeht Selbstmord beim Sicherheits-Check" / "Mother of two kills herself at security check"). Die Bezeichnung "Suicide bomber", "Terrorist" oder "Killer" wird vermieden. Stattdessen verwendet die Deutsche Welle nur Ausdrücke wie "Mother of two", "militant" und "woman".
(Hat tip to Mike Huggins Irvine, California)