Eta, a separatist group in the Basque region of Spain, has set off 3 bombs in Majorca Spain, a popular tourist area. The bombs did not claim any lives. The most interesting part is the placement of one of the bombs… they put it in a toilet (I hope it wasn't The men's restroom).
Majorca residents have mixed feelings after the bombings; here's why: the islands have much greater security, there are security guards, police officers, and some citizens have their bags checked before going into work. A resident reports that everyone seems to be, "feeling each other out."
She also says that people are becoming more and more suspicious of one another especially those wearing backpacks. Times will continue to be tough for Majorca because you never know…your neighbor, your best friend, anyone can be a bomber.
Here are some questions to consider:
Eta is a group in the Basque region that has been fighting for their independence from Spain for almost 50 years. There attacks have caused about 820 deaths.
- Do you think conducting attacks like these are the best way to fight for independence?
- Do you think Eta will ever earn their independence?
- What should Eta do to help their cause?