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The Rachel Corrie Memorial Massacre
At OpinionJournalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best of the Web, James Taranto finds the connections that link todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Palestinian attack on a US diplomatic convoy, the terror-enabling tools of the International Solidarity Movement, and the smuggling tunnels that carry the explosives into Israel from Egypt: The Rachel Corrie Memorial Massacre.
Remember Rachel Corrie? She was a mixed-up 23-year-old lass from Olympia, Wash., whose hobbies included playing in traffic and burning the American flag. Last March the former pastime cost her her life. She stood in front of an Israeli bulldozer, but was in the driver's blind spot and was accidentally crushed to death.
Corrie's fatal game of chicken was the product of malice as well as idiocy. Her goal was to promote Palestinian terrorists' murderous campaign against Jews by obstructing Israeli efforts to destroy tunnels that are used to smuggle weapons and explosives from Egypt into the Palestinian "refugee camp" in Rafah, on the Gaza Strip.
Today Palestinian terrorists murdered at least three Americans on the Gaza Strip, reports the Jerusalem Post:
A massive explosion demolished a US armored jeep carrying US diplomatic and CIA officials Wednesday, killing at least three Americans and critically wounding one.
Minutes after 10 am, a large road side bomb went off under a convoy of 3 US diplomatic vehicles, backed by a Palestinian police escort, driving pass [sic] a gas station on the outskirts of the town of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.
Israeli security sources confirmed the explosion killed at least three Americans, identifying them as US citizens acting as security guards in the targeted vehicle.
And where did the bombs come from? Here's a report from the Israeli group IMRA:
Brig. Gen (res.) Zvi Poleg told Israel Radio in an interview after the attack that the explosives could have been smuggled from Egypt through the smuggling tunnels. Poleg charged that Egypt was violated its treaty obligations in allowing the smuggling of weapons, explosives and ammunition from Egypt to the Palestinians via smuggling tunnels. He noted that members of the Egyptian Army have been involved in the smuggling and that the Egyptians are well aware of the operations but have not acted to stop the operations. He noted that over 60 smuggling tunnels were located and destroyed by Israel in the last year.
The Egyptians, who receive billions in American foreign aid as a reward for making "peace" with Israel a quarter century ago, have a lot of explaining to do. And it appears terror advocates like Rachel Corrie now have American as well as Israeli blood on their hands.