A U.S. convoy has been attacked in Gaza killing four people and marking yet another escalation in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. This is the first time I know of (atleast recently) that U.S. government personell have been specifically targeted by terrorists in that area. Given the two recent U.S. vetoes of U.N. resolutions condemning the “security wall” and taking any hostile action towards Arafat I can not say I am too surprised that an American target was attacked. I am just afraid that this will really escalate tensions between the U.S. and Palestinians.
It is unclear how the U.S. will respond to this, but I would not rule out some form of military action either by the U.S. or jointly with the IDF. The Palestinian Authority is offering to do a joint investigation into the attack with U.S. authorities. What do you guys think? Should the U.S. retaliate?