Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Israel Takes the High Road

Via the BBC:
A special cabinet meeting ended with agreement to increase security efforts but not launch a military strike.

Instead it backed plans to revoke the Jerusalem residency of several Hamas MPs, adding to the group's isolation.

Hamas described Monday's bombing by Islamic Jihad, which killed nine people, as an act of "self-defence".
Kudos. I'm usually very critical of Israel but today they responded adequately to the present situation without escalating a situation that could again plunge Israel and the Palestinians into even more bloodshed.

It seems Hamas is indeed beginning to show the improbability of its seeking politics before or over terrorism.

For shame.