Palestinians slay Israeli police officers

Monday, March 16, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Palestinian Arab gunmen on Sunday shot two Israeli police officers to death near the northern Samaria Jewish town of Masua.

The policemen were patrolling the perimeter fence surrounding Masua at the time of the attack.

On Monday morning, an anonymous phone call to the French news agency AFP claimed credit for the attack in the name of a Palestinian terrorist organization calling itself the "Imad Mughniyeh Group."

The group is named after Hizballah's former operations commander, who was killed in a Damascus car bombing in February 2008.

In other violence, Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Monday morning. The rocket landed in an open area and did not cause any injuries or damage.

Meanwhile, the results of a new public survey released on Sunday showed that a majority of average Palestinians still support the use of terrorist violence against Israelis as a means of achieving their nationalistic goals.

Buried amidst other figures resulting from the joint Israeli-Palestinian poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research was the revelation that 54 percent of all Palestinians "support armed attacks against Israeli civilians in Israel."

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