Coffee before bombing

Pajamas Media and Hot Air have both posted video of the discovery of a second suicide bomber among the wounded in the Dimona bombing yesterday. As Moshe Malak opened the bomber’s coat, Malak discovered an explosive vest around his waist. The Jerusalem Post reports:

As the bomber reached for the detonator he was shot dead by Ch.-Supt. Kobi Mor. In extraordinary footage filmed by television cameras and broadcast on Monday night, Mor fired first from a few meters away, and then, as the man again moved his arm, fired several more shots from two or so meters away to ensure the second explosive belt was not detonated.
These actions prevented a considerably larger tragedy from occurring at Dimona’s commercial center, which had been rocked by the first terrorist’s bomb, at 10:30 a.m., that killed one woman and wounded 40.

The Jerusalem Post also reports that the operation appears to have have been a collaborative effort by the Fatah group known as the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Readers may recall that the Mahmoud Abbas recently declared the observation of a three-day mourning period by the Palestinian Authority in honor of the death of George Habash, the founder of the PFLP.


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