Palestinian terror shooting rattles truce

Monday, April 18, 2005 |    

A Palestinian sniper shot and wounded two Israelis in the volatile Rafah area of the Gaza Strip, known as a haven for smuggling weapons from Egypt. The army said one soldier was seriously wounded and a civilian contractor suffered slight wounds. The Popular Resistance Committees, a group composed of militants who broke away from mainstream terror groups, claimed responsibility for the attack. The group has said that it’s not part of the cease-fire. The shooting underscores a fundamental problem. Some terror cells don’t answer to a central authority, yet the Palestinian Authority (PA) does nothing to crack down on them. And when truce violations take place, the PA conveniently declares that it’s not responsible.

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