officially admitted the September 6th air strike on Syria, but gave few
details. Syria also admitted something happened, but dismissed it as a failed
attack, one that struck some empty buildings. The mystery continues, and pundits
October 2, 2007: Egypt
allowed 90 Palestinians, including many known terrorists, to cross from Egypt
into Gaza. This violated an understanding with Israel, whereby all passage into
or out of Gaza was to be controlled by Israelis. Egypt said the Palestinians
got in via a hole in the security fence. Hamas said they had made a deal with
the Egyptians, probably involving Hamas not allowing Islamic terrorists to base
themselves in Gaza while planning attacks inside Egypt. Some of the Palestinians
who got in had just returned from Iran, where they received military training.
October 1, 2007: Israel is
freeing nearly a hundred Palestinians as a peace gesture towards Fatah.
Meanwhile, in an attempt to improve its image, Fatah has formed a religious
police force, to go after people who eat or drink in public during daylight during
Ramadan. Hamas has long done this, and it was popular with devout Moslems.
Fatah has done less to deal with its corrupt and inefficient officials, and
September 30, 2007: Syria is cracking down on Islamic militants.
Three were sentenced to prison for terrorist activity, while a pro-terrorist
preacher was gunned down outside his Mosque. The killer, a former follower of
the cleric, was caught. The CIA was blamed, but the Syrian government was
September 28, 2007:
Palestinian terrorists fired at least 40 rockets and mortar shells into
southern Israel over the past few days. There were no Israeli casualties, but
counterattacks left seven of the terrorists dead. Five were killed when a
missile hit the truck that was carrying them, and more rockets.
September 27, 2007: Hamas
and Fatah continue to fight it out for control of Gaza. Hamas is now trying to
take control of pro-Fatah mosques, by installing pro-Hamas clerics. This has
led to armed confrontations between pro-Fatah civilians and Hamas security
September 26, 2007: In
response to a dozen Palestinian rockets fired into southern Israel, troops and
aircraft moved in. Eight Palestinians were killed, six of them terrorists, and
ground forces swept through rocket firing sites in northern Gaza.