Fake Suicide Bombers: The Dimona Incident
Written by Katin for IPCRESS Blog
On the 4th of February, a bomb exploded in downtown Dimona, Israel, killing one person and injuring 11 others. Frequent readers of this blog know that I am highly skeptical of these so-called “suicide attacks,” and this event is no different from the rest. All of the large, high profile suicide bombings have been shown to be state-sponsored attacks made to look like “suicide bombings.” These would include 9/11, Madrid, London, Amman, etc. These smaller bombings receive an immediate cover story which is repeated endlessly, word-for-word, but followed by very little in-depth investigation. Nevertheless, when the few meager facts are assembled, they simply make no sense. In every instance, the political ramifications of the attack serve to benefit the Ruling Elite rather than opposition forces fighting in these countries.
This attack was carried out by two very young people, Louai al-Aghwani, 21, and Musa Arafat, 23, both from Gaza. Neither one belonged to any terrorist organization, neither left any suicide “message” or other information. Several groups claimed responsibility for the attack, including the obviously hoaxed “Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades.” The mysterious, “National Resistance Companies” put a claim in. This was the first time anyone had ever heard of these people.
Musa Arafat was described as a Popular Front “activist,” although I was unable to find just what these “activities” were. Aghwani was an unemployed tailor. It’s amazing that two kids with such innocuous backgrounds would suddenly decide to just kill themselves in such a way. And for what? Their “target” was a spot on the street in between a lottery ticket kiosk and a candy store. Apparently, this was not a “Jewish” neighborhood, and many of the victims were migrant workers. Al-Aghwani’s mother is one person who refuses to believe the Official Story, and insists that her son was kidnapped by the Israelis and used in an Intel operation. Her views reinforce my belief that not everyone in the Middle East is buying-into the Suicide Bomber Myth, and there is plenty of skepticism within the Arab communities when trying to understand this phenomenon.
A year had gone by without any “suicide bombings” in Israel, so this event garnered quite a bit of attention. As is always the case with these attacks, they occur at significant points along the political timeline. Quite a bit was going on in Israel:
–Less than two weeks before, on January 23, a hole was blown in the wall separating Gaza and Egypt. The border breach lasted 12 days and was the subject of great concern within the Israeli government. Officials were discussing a new “high-tech” fence and IDF deployments into Gaza.
–About a month before, Israel had released 400 Palestinian prisoners. On January 4, debate was going on concerning the release of prisoners who had ties to terrorist activity.
–Israel was in the middle of peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.
The Dimona Attack greatly influenced all of these events and was just what the hard-liners had been hoping for. One of the obvious questions here is, WHY would the radical Palestinians attack Israel on the very day when the government was debating whether or not to release from jail hundreds of their compatriots? Why wouldn’t they simply have hoped for the best, and perhaps bombed them AFTERWARDS? We saw the same thing last year in Algiers (4/11) when the inscrutable “Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb” attacked the headquarters of the Prime Minister with three “suicide bombers”–just as the government was debating to grant amnesty to the radical religious leaders they had in prison. These HAVE to be the stupidest terrorists in the world! The ONE WEEK when you absolutely, positively do NOT want to be blowing-up suicide bombers would be when the government is just about to release MORE potential “suicide bombers” from prison! Of course, these murky terrorist groups which take responsibility for such bombings never leave any coherent messages explaining the political significance of their actions–even when their actions make no sense whatsoever! Yes, the bombers themselves sometimes leave video messages, which are easily viewed all over the Internet. Here are some memorable quotes from this pathetic stage drama:
“Angels of mercy, escort our souls to Heaven after we fulfill this duty of crushing the descendents of monkeys and pigs. Dear father and mother, blessings of honor and respect to you, while you escort me to the Maidens of Paradise as a martyr.”
That was from “Bassem Al-Takrouri,” who killed himself in 2003. The only source for this video is the Hamas Website–whateverthefuck that is! How does Hamas get to run a website without Israel finding them? Or maybe Israel just ALLOWS them to maintain a website which Palestinian terrorists around the world use for networking. Is that it? Maybe Israel just doesn’t care. This quote is rubbish from the start because of the bogus “Maidens in Paradise” remark. The 77 Virgins Hoax has been thoroughly debunked by this point, and there is no reference anywhere in Islam about this.
“I’ve achieve all that I’ve aspired. Don’t let me see you sad on my wedding day with the Maidens of Paradise. So be happy and not sad, because in the name of Allah, after death is merciful Allah’s paradise.”
This from “Mu’min Rajab Rajab Abu Hafs.” Again, more virgins. A fake.
They get more ridiculous:
“My message to the loathed Jews is that there is no god but Allah [and] we will chase you everywhere! We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of Jews. We will not leave you alone until we have quenched our thirst with your blood, and our children’s thirst with your blood. “
Attack of the Islamic Vampires! What the hell are these people talking about, anyway? Drinking BLOOD?
I’m sorry… this is just way, waaay over the top, and I’m not buying it.
Returning to the incidents in Dimona, the story gets stranger the closer you look at the details. But, then, this is the same with ALL the suicide bombings. There are too many coincidences and things don’t make any sense.
According to the Official Story, these two boys left Gaza after the wall with Egypt was breached on January 23. They went back and forth a few times:
According to his mother, Mr. Aghwani left the Gaza Strip for the first time in his life on the first day that the border with Egypt was breached, shopping for her in the Egyptian border town of Rafah. He went in and out of Egypt several times over the next few days, leaving the house for the last time on Wednesday, the family said.
So, these two kids went back and forth between Egypt and Gaza, buying things for their families, and then on their last trip to Egypt, they suddenly decide to get some suicide bomber vests and hike 50 miles through the Negev desert to bomb a candy stand in Dimona. Is that what happened? Several groups claimed responsibility for the attack, including the obviously-bogus “Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades,” which made some sort of statement that the boys had indeed traveled from Egypt through the broken barrier wall. This coordinated nicely with demands from the Israeli hard-liners, who wanted to increase defenses along this border to prevent terrorists entering Israel through Egypt. But the story was just too unbelievable. It would have been simply impossible to hike such a distance through the desert–wearing bomb vests–and headed toward the city where Israel keeps its top-secret nuclear power facility–and not be detected. So, the Official Story later backtracks a bit on this. But, if they didn’t come from Egypt… how did they get to Dimona? They certainly didn’t hike across the Gaza border wearing bomber vests. That’s even more ridiculous. So the question of how the bomber kids got to this remote desert location in such secrecy remains unanswered. Even more amazing is that neither one of them had any experience in terrorist activities or military/clandestine operations. They must have been incredibly lucky–whatever they did.
The first boy detonated his bomb as he got to the intersection with the candy store and the Lottery kiosk. Other versions have it that he made it into a cafe. As these are the world’s dumbest terrorists, you just know that complications are going to arise. In this case, they hadn’t figured out how to detonate themselves in unison, and the second boy got knocked down by the blast. Supposedly, a doctor approaches the boy who is lying in the street and then notices the bomber vest he is wearing. The police arrive in short order, and as the officer approaches the scene, the bomber boy “makes a move” for the detonator, and the cop puts five bullets in his head. One other description of events has the kid waiting for the ambulances and police to show up, so that he can blow himself up and claim more victims. In any case, the interesting part of this story is that the policeman who showed up was no ordinary street cop. He was Kobi Mor, the commander of a special police outfit called, the “Guardians of the Negev Border,” or the “Magen” for short. Mor was a Major in the paratroopers when he was asked to lead this specially-trained outfit. The Megan and Yagel units are combat police and part of a broader effort by Israel to militarize the police forces under a national command. This article from January 2, 2008, describes the creation of the new “National Crime Unit.”
On Tuesday, January 1st, the Ministry of Public Security and the Israel Police inaugurated the new National Crime Unit, commanded by Major General Yoav Segalovitch. The new unit will include 950 police officers combined of five existing national units and will act as the spearhead in the battle against national crime organizations.
Shortly after this announcement, on February 20, it was decided to reinforce the police units with 1,000 new officers:
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Minister of Public Security, Avi Dicter decided together with the Minister of Finance, to reinforce the Israel Police with 1000 extra police officers in order to further confront the crime in Israel. Following the decision, the new officers will be recruited in the near future and will be posted mainly in field work in areas with higher crime rates. The reinforcement was initiated by Minister Dicter with the goal to strengthen the personal safety of Israel’s citizens and to better deal with the crime which harms the quality of life in Israel.
These events represent a major strengthening of Israel’s security system, and it’s obvious this plan had been in the works throughout 2007.
During the Israeli Cabinet meeting this week, Minister Dicter and the Commissioner of the Israel Police, Inspector General Dudi Cohen, presented the police’s work plan and goals for the upcoming years, including the deployment plan for the new police officers.
The 2/20 announcement mentions the significance of the new Magen unit, commanded by Kobi Mor:
During the Cabinet meeting, Inspector General Cohen surveyed the crime situation in Israel over the past year and over the past 60 years of Israel’s existence, as well as presenting the new National Crime Unit, Lahav 433, and the two new units, Magen and Yagel, which were created to battle the drug smuggling over the Lebanese, Egyptian and Jordanian borders.
The Magen unit was created in January 2008 by the commander of the Southern District, Major General Uri Bar-Lev. As you might expect, there is some competition between Bar-Lev and certain military and political elements for recognition and funding:
Bar-Lev was the commander of the army’s elite Duvdevan unit in the late 1980s, and switched to the police to establish an elite unit in Jerusalem. He decided to bring this spirit with him to the South, and established Magen. That unit is the southern equivalent of the northern border’s Yagel unit, which plays a major role in preventing drug smuggling.
The National Police Headquarters and Southern District argue over who deserves most of the credit for establishing Magen; both claim they came up with the idea and found the budget.
This same article explains how the Magen unit began operations in January, just in time to protect Israeli citizens from the dangers associated with the breached security wall between Gaza and Egypt:
Mor promised Bar-Lev on his visit, sitting in a tent in the field, that once the unit became operational in January it would produce results.
A week and a half ago, with the fall of the wall between Gaza and Egypt, Bar-Lev sat with the head of the Shin Bet security service in the South for an emergency meeting. The two, along with their counterparts in the IDF, understood that a new era was starting: one of suicide bombers wearing explosive belts penetrating into the South. The special level of readiness was based on firm information, not just suspicions or working assumptions. (my emphasis.)
Of course, the wall between Gaza and Egypt is designed to keep Palestinians IN, yet is justified as being a method of keeping “suicide bombers” from sneaking into Israel. Two weeks before the Dimona bombing, the leaders of these Israeli security forces were predicting ” suicide bombers wearing explosive belts penetrating into the South.” But look at the timeline a little more carefully. The Magen unit was created to add a stronger, military-like presence to the forces policing the southern border. I do not know how long it took to bring this unit from concept to fully-operational, but it had to have taken months to complete. The unit becomes operational on January 1st, so we can assume that a good portion of 2007 was spent organizing it, training it, and finding funding for it. So, it was in 2007 that Bar-Lev had this realization that Israel was vulnerable to incursions from the South. During the group’s formation, there were no suicide attacks in Israel–but just three weeks after being deployed, a hole opens in the wall with Egypt and suddenly the country is vulnerable to a flood of suicide bombers coming from this region. Even more convenient was that the Magen unit just happened to be in Dimona on that day, conducting special training exercises. It’s a little curious why this unit would have been in Dimona anyway. They had been operational for a month. Their specific purpose was to guard the border, and Bar-Lev had just sounded the alarm that suicide bombers were coming in from Egypt. This is precisely what this group was designed to do, so why were they still training? With the crisis at hand, you might think that they would have swung right into action. But, no. They were doing training exercises in Dimona, far away from anything. But, what do you know? On February 4th, two bomber kids manage to make it through 50 miles of desert to attack a candy stand in Dimona. Sha-zaam! Good thing the brand-new para-military police unit, designed specifically to combat dangerous intrusions across the Southern border just happened to be there. When the bomb went off, the commander of the unit was Johnny-on-the-spot, arriving at the scene almost immediately. Courageously dispatching the surviving suicide kid, Mor (and his unit) gained immediate national recognition. As the article emphasizes:
Mor, the hero of the day, found himself facing the cameras – and glory – much sooner than he might have expected… it proved that the police’s investment in the unit was justified.
This all made for fabulous press. A stunned suicide bomber is lying in the street, desperately trying to reach the detonator switch for his explosive vest. Fortunately, the newly-formed military/police unit is just around the corner, and its dashing commander arrives in the nick of time to do what needs to be done. The incredible foresight of the Israeli security services defies adequate description. Just 10 days prior to the Dimona bombing, they were anticipating suicide bombers entering the country. The simultaneous creation of these militarized units with the timely bomb attack demonstrated in very graphic fashion how necessary and effective the new system is. Israeli politicians and military officers who may have doubted the vision of Bar-Lev were now set straight.
The timing of the attack with the formation of this new unit (and the arrival on the scene of none other than the group’s commander) could be written off as one large coincidence, but when you look at the improbability of these kids making it through the desert to conduct such a raid, as well as the other questions associated with the event, it becomes very evident that the entire scenario was staged. This is the only explanation which answers all the coincidences and peculiarities of the bombing. When viewed within the broader context of other so-called “suicide bombings,” the unfolding of this stage play seems no different from the rest. It occurs at the perfect time and makes for enormous political and military advantage. Exactly how the intelligence services manage to create these events is beyond the scope of this essay, but there is no question that such things are easily accomplished in this day and age. Elementary mind-control techniques necessary to create “Manchurian Candidate” assassins were perfected 50 years ago, and when you’re using young women and boys as subjects, results are achieved much faster. As I have stated elsewhere in this blog, the entire Suicide Bomber phenomenon is hoaxed. Looking at any of these events in detail reveals this.
Please read my first essay in this series, The Suicide Bomber Myth: Karbala Massacre.