Female Terrorist Adulteress Atoned By Murdering Jews

It now appears that the female terrorist murderer who said, on her way to murdering four Jews, that she had always dreamt of dying for her people, was not as ideologically-driven as she appeared.

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"Hamas took advantage of our compassion," said IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon yesterday, "when it sent a female suicide terrorist disguised as a cripple, and the ones to pay for it now will be the Palestinian population." Yaalon made the remarks when he visited Erez Crossing in northern Gaza, where four security personnel were felled last Wednesday by the murderer. She cried and begged to be allowed through a checkpoint, and then capitalized on the moment when a guard took pity on her and detonated her explosives amidst a group of Israelis.

In her pre-suicide video speech, the woman - a mother of a year-old baby and a 3-year-old toddler - smilingly boasted of her long-time dream to "become a martyr" for her people. "It was always my wish to turn my body into deadly shrapnel against the Zionists and to knock on the doors of heaven with the skulls of Zionists," she said.

It now, appears, however, that she was not as ideologically-inclined as it appeared - and that in fact her act was simply a quadruple murder designed to "solve" her own personal family problems. After the bombing, AP reported, the murderer's family refused to speak to reporters, a rarity in these cases, and did not set up a mourning tent for her. Israeli security officials have been quoted as saying that she was in fact an adulteress who was forced to carry out the attack to restore her family's honor. As has been widely documented, Moslem women in the PA and elsewhere who are accused of adultery are not infrequently killed by their relatives in what is known as "honor killings."

It was further reported that the terrorist's illicit lover recruited her and gave her the suicide bomb belt. PA security officials said her husband drove her to Erez to carry out the attack.

PA sources denied the reports regarding the motivation, and continued to give assurances that she was religiously-motivated. Hamas, however, showing flexibility in meeting the needs of the times, has reportedly adapted its traditional position against the use of woman suicide bombers, and permits such murders in two cases: when the woman is more likely to successfully carry out the assignment, or when she is need of "atonement" for having committed family-related sins.

President Moshe Katzav paid condolence visits yesterday to some of the family members of victims of the cruel attack. "My son was my 'safe ground,'" the mother of 22-year-old Vladimir Trostinsky sadly told the President. She immigrated to Israel six years ago with her two sons; Vladimir's father remained in Russia.

Police set up checkpoints in the Rosh HaAyin area today, following intelligence warnings of another woman terrorist with plans to commit a suicide attack. Near Elkanah, IDF forces thought they spotted her and called for her to stop. The suspect instead began to run away, prompting a second call for her to halt. She did not, and the soldiers fired at her legs, injuring her lightly to moderately. After a short interrogation, however, she was determined to be mentally ill and not the suspected terrorist.