It is now believed that the Palestinians have adopted a new terrorism strategy of attacking Israeli civilian infrastructure, similar to that of al Qaeda against the U.S.
Today, Palestinians blew up a fuel truck inside Israel's largest fuel depot, which is located in a dense residential population center of Tel Aviv.
The attack was carried out by attaching a bomb to the underside of the truck and detonated remotely, by a cell phone, when the truck was loading fuel. At the tme, there were a dozen other fuel trucks parked alongside the one that exploded, and they were all in close proximity to a huge fuel reserve storage tank.
By pure chance, no one was hurt in the attack, but its has a great significance -- The Palestinians are targeting Israel's civilian infrastructure.
If there was to be a direct retaliation from Israel, it would be to blow up the Palestinians fuel reserves, their power plants, and their telecommunications centers.
But I am certain that the U.S. and the EU are working feverishly not to force Arafat to round up all Palestinian terrorists, but instead they are coming out full-force to pressure Israel not to retaliate appropriately.
I very much hope that Israel does not capitulate to foreign pressure and opts to retaliate against the Palestinians so forcefully that the Palestinians start getting the message. Otherwise, there is no alternative for Israel but to turn one Palestinian town after another into what the Jenin terrorist camps looked like after Defensive Shield.