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Israel Smart to Make Pre-emptive Strikes Against Terrorists

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Israel Smart to Make Pre-emptive Strikes Against Terrorists

The Israeli government has stopped playing games with its enemies and is now not only retaliating, but is making pre-emptive strikes on known Palestinian terrorists. It's about time. If you know someone is coming to kill you, has a track record of murder and you do nothing about it, you're a fool. On Monday, Israel continued a series of attacks on known killers by hitting Palestinian police headquarters in Gaza City. This followed two bombings in Jerusalem in 24 hours.

Earlier on Monday, an explosion killed six members of the Fatah terror organization, which is headed by Yasser Arafat. Naturally, Arafat's people accused Israel of assassinating the men, but Israel denies it and said they probably were killed during bomb preparation.

Israel does better protecting its people when it remains strong and resolute. There is going to be no peace until the Lord returns. Meanwhile, Israel has every right to protect itself in the face of those who wish to eliminate the state and evict all non-Muslims.