21 October 2007

Olmert escapes terror attack in Jericho

From Ynet:

A group of gunmen affiliated with Fatah attempted to hit Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's convoy as it made its way from Jerusalem to Jericho for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on August 6, Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin told the cabinet ministers Sunday morning.
So, let me see if I get it right: while Olmert, happy and peace-minded, puts the final touch on his makeup, sprays his hair and whatnot for the meeting with the Fatah boss, some Fatah employees prepare a hit. That will be business as usual, as it goes, but:
Following the incident, the Palestinians arrested three suspects, who were later released, according to Israeli officials. Two other cell members are being held in Israel.

Israeli security sources expressed their anger over the release, which took place "after these terrorists' involvement in the foiled attack was made clear."

Which is a bit too much even for the famed West Bank hospitality. But no worries, you can always re-read this to get you back in the mood.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.