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Israel’s response to Eilat terror attack is a ploy to distract from Israel’s “social crisis”

On August 18, 2011, several Palestinian terrorists armed with rifles and bombs carried out a series of coordinated terror attacks near Eilat killing 6 civilians, a soldier and a security officer. Israel responded to the attacks by targeting the leaders of the organization behind the terror attack, the Popular Resistance Committees, killing 5 members of this terror organization and a child in an air strike on Gaza.
The following is a response to Israel’s actions in Gaza, published in the official PA daily:

"Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of its Department for Communications, said that the Israeli occupation government is exporting its internal, political and international crises to our defenseless people. [Israel] has escalated its military operations (reference to the killing of 5 terrorists in Gaza in response to the terror attack near Eilat on Aug. 18, 2011) in order to evade the results of the social and economic crisis in Israel, and as a preemptive step prior to the Palestinian appeal to the UN, in order to undermine the attainment of membership by a Palestinian state next month."
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