THE SPINE DECEMBER 11, 2006
Of course, children do get hurt in the wars of the terrorists and even in the wars against terrorists. Some of them even get killed. And, among the warriors against terror, there is tremendous moral agitation when this happens.
This morning in Gaza City three children of an intelligence officer in the Palestinian Authority were murdered in a car taking them to school. The children were the kids of Baha Balousheh, one of Mahmoud Abbas's senior aides. They were not accidental victims. They were intended to be victims, all three of them, at ages three, six, and nine. As I write a report was also posted on The New York Times website. This was a drive-by shooting. "The car was riddled with at least 30 bullets. Its seats, school bags and a plastic bag with a sandwich in it were splattered with blood." No, the father was not in the car. The father never took his children to school, and for good reason. OK, you can't get the father. Get at the father through his kids.