Another suicide blast, another heroic security guard
The Hamas government claims that today's suicide attack that killed nine innocents and wounded sixty in Tel Aviv is a "legitimate response to Israeli aggression."
One thing you can say for Hamas: they're clear about where they stand.
The linked Jerusalem Post article provides details of the attack, indicating that the bomber was prevented from killing more people by an alert security guard who detained him at the entrance to the restaurant, forcing him to detonate himself outside--rather than inside, where the force of any concussion is always magnified.
The article doesn't mention it, but it's virtually certain that that guard was one of the victims. But he was also a hero; no doubt about that.
And take a look, when you go to the article, at the photo of the suicide bomber. He is said to have been twenty-one years old, but to me he looks almost like a child. But that's no longer any sort of surprise, nor would it be a surprise if he actually were the age he looks, fourteen or fifteen.
(Go here for a previous post of mine about the heroism of Israeli security guards, and who they are.)