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November 1, 2003
Why Would They Blow Up My House with My Own Explosives?

In my mind, this Palestinian woman is lucky to be alive:

A Palestinian woman expresses her anger after Israeli Defence Forces detonated an explosive belt they found in her house, destroying the ground and first floor of the building, in the village of Hizmeh near Jerusalem(AFP/Atta Hussein).

The link will take you to the picture; there is no corresponding story, just the caption, which I've quoted in full. Power Line has a few pertinent thoughts on this, and I'll add my own: I think the Israelis need to detonate ALL confiscated explosives in the dwellings they find them. Perhaps that will send a message to the 75% of Palestinians who think that bombing Israeli civilians is a peachy idea. Maybe that will impress upon them that they have a personal stake in stopping the terrorism and getting rid of the leadership that's keeping them destitute and dislocated.

One last thought on this picture -- take a look at the woman's hands, especially her fingers. Either she has a great future as a pianist or the photographer is one really strange dude.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 1, 2003 4:04 PM

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