I posted here about how the so-called "cease-fire" between Israel and the Palestinian Authority was meaningless, because the main Palestinian terrorist groups, like Hamas, rejected it.
And I posted here about how Lebanese terror group Hizbullah was stepping into the gap left by the PA by funding Palestinian suicide bombers on its own.
Now, the Associated Press reports, these two factors have combined to produce a new Palestinian suicide bombing outside a Tel Aviv nightclub. Four Israelis were killed and dozens were wounded:
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - A Palestinian suicide bomber carrying 20 pounds of explosives blew himself up in a crowd of young Israelis waiting outside a nightclub near Tel Aviv's beachfront promenade just before midnight Friday, killing at least four other people, wounding dozens and shattering an informal Mideast truce.Israeli officials have said they won't let this latest little act of murder and bloodshed derail the all-important "peace process". But peace isn't a process; it's a condition. And when Palestinians feel free to blow themselves up amid throngs of young Israelis, it's conspicuously absent.
A senior commander of a Palestinian militant group, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah, which is funded by Iran and has been trying to disrupt the cease-fire, hired a Palestinian from the northern West Bank to carry out the bombing. Palestinian security officials also implicated Hezbollah.
With peace like this, who needs war?
It will be interesting to see whether the suicide bomber was one of the hundreds of Palestinian prisoners Israel recently freed as a goodwill gesture to Abbas.