Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Latour, a racist supporter of Islamic Fascism has been forced to moderate his blog, thus slowing the communiciations between antisemites. Sucks being him.
Hockey, donuts, beer and socialism: "Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Don't piss on my blog!
I would like to apologize to my readers for the inconvenience of having to enable comment moderation."

62 Comments:

Blogger BagelUndertheCouch said...

hahahahahaha sometimes i think you might be demon posessed. in a good way!

12:37 AM, November 23, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Thank you. My little effort to combat antisemitism on the web appears to be working.

2:40 AM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes Bagel, he is surely demon possessed, and in case you didn't know, demons are always entities of malice, it would be angels who you might be thinking of but certainly none are present when only malice is in the heart.

6:40 AM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good answer anonymous!

12:46 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know if he was like Rachel Corrie he would be a great person. Trouble is Ibby is weak. What can we do to help Ibby. Parrot 279 where are you?

1:55 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I got to thinking about this and the fact that moron doesn't have any visitors. Since he has been gracious enough to leave his door open, why don't we all come over for a party. The host is unnecessary for us to address in any manner so here go the rules of the party.

1. Under no circumstances address the host.

2. You can go by anyname you please but continue using the same name. If it is anonymous, attach a number at the end of your post and stick with it throughout the party. I will start by saying I am anonymous number one.

3. Since Ibby thinks he has control of other blogs by making them moderate which has certainly gone to his head in delusions of grandeur, and indeed moron does have an open door policy, we get to talk to each other freely, post any information we think needs to be known and just chat if we want to.
It all goes to what he says himself, blogs should be open to truth.

4. Refrain from racist comments at all times as all respectable people do.

5. If you can think of any other rules for the party, have at it. Tell all your friends there is a party over at morons. Don't be shy, come on, it will take the load off of all the bloggers who are having to go through all the comments you might post there.
This could really be fun :)

2:09 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the invitation, I will be sure to tell my friends about this. I hope you have a GREAT DAY! I will talk to you later.

Anon #1

2:29 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Anon #1 I will change to Anon #2.

Anon #2

2:36 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous #1, Have a GREAT HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Anon #2

2:40 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW ... a party?? Thanks so much for the invitation - that DOES sound like fun!! Happy Turkey Day folks ...!

Who on earth would post racist comments? Only no-brainers do such an ugly thing but a on second thought, as well people who are dying to attract attention!

Hey - can anyone bring mashed popatoes, maybe a cranberry-mold - or how about pumpkin-pie? I'll take care of the birdie ...

ENJOY folks!!!
BTW ... I'm Anon #3!

2:56 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got the mash potatoes, I will let somebody else bring the pie. Thanks for taking care of the bird.

anon #2

2:59 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My pleasure!! I stuffed it .. I hope you like it this way - with gravy that is!! Any other food-suggestions? I'm getting really hungry ...
I hope some more folks will show up - it's fun!
Anon #3

3:14 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Anon #3, I am sure there will be more showing up. Got to send some emails off to invite more to the party. See you in a little while.

3:16 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOPS! That last one was from me.

anon #2

3:30 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gotta go get the refreshments. Be back soon

What a great way to spend Thanksgiving - making new friends.

Is our host still here?
anon #4

5:17 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our host has seemed to disappear, to tell you the truth, I never seen him.

anon #2

5:21 PM, November 23, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

All these comments and not one having to do with addressing the problem of neo-nazis joining with islamo-fascists. Amazing.

6:18 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Abu Anonymous said...

Sunni bomber kills 161 and wounds 257.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,231557,00.html

64-year-old female suicide bomber attacks Israeli troops in Gaza

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=323bef98-71e7-4602-b211-83e78bb83230&k=97958

Gunman who killed UK tourist claims he is 'blessed'

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1733612006

Happy Thanksgiving all!

6:19 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of bagel is bagelunderthecouch - sour dough?

anon 4

6:29 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon #4, Have you got any suggestions for a new post. I seen a couple on protest schedule, against the government of Israel, In fact one is in your home town. I really don't want to post that since they have been posted on a couple of blogs. What do you think I ought to post next.

anon #2

6:29 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Ann Coulter Anon said...

Six imams removed from a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix are calling on Muslims to boycott the airline. If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.

The idea that a Muslim boycott against US Airways would hurt the airline proves that Arabs are utterly tone-deaf. This is roughly the equivalent of Cindy Sheehan taking a vow of silence. How can we hope to deal with people with no sense of irony? The next thing you know, New York City cab drivers will be threatening to bathe.

US Airways is my official airline now.

Abu Anon the 1st

Av if you want to delete my comments go ahead thecutter always does I'm used to it.

6:34 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Abu Anonymous said...

Av did you know umkahlil is know longer moderating her blog as well.

I think she must have missed you.

Abu Anon the 2nd

6:51 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys! I just found a great article about Deir Yassin. Anon #4,3, and #1, What do you think. I think it would make a great post. What kind of people would do that? Here is the link to it. Let me know what you do think. http://www.deiryassin.org/mas.html

7:09 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, that was me.

anon #2

7:09 PM, November 23, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Umakill is no longer moderating her antisemitic blog? Amazing.

7:45 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon's 1,3 and 4 I will talk to you tomorrow. Time to call it a night. Have a good evening.

anon #2

9:08 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, I had a great dinner tonight with the folks over. We had ten of us in all and really enjoyed it. We sat around and talked about all the flack Israel has been getting and how they got so desperate they set up that GIYUS thing, you know, the megaphone that gives everyone email and blog addresses so they can go fight a cyber war. Seems they tell you what to say and all because they don't trust people to get it right. Can you imagine, all those smart people not getting it right so they need a service to help them out?
But here's a funny one for you, I can't capture the whole URL but here's the title, "Israel University Sets up Medical Clowning Degree" I thought surely they spelled it wrong and they mean "cloning". So I linked, and no, they spelled it right, they are now teaching doctors to be clowns. It seems the Big Apple Circus is helping them out with the program. I think I just found out where our host spends his days,at the Big Apple Clown Circus cleaning the lion cages. You know, when you are slughtering so many innocent Palestinians it's always good to call in the clowns to put a happy face on things. I'm sure that's all Israel needs to put a better image out to the world, CLOWNS! (let's hope they graduated past cleaning cages)
PS dessert was real good too, my nephew's girlfriend brought an unside down pumpkin pie, um yummy. I'm going to hit the pillow in a few minutes so night night and I'll talk to you guys tomorrow.
Anon 4, I think the bagel is a sesame seed one since she has the brains of a toddler watching Oscar the Grouch.
See you guys, Anon #1

9:38 PM, November 23, 2006  
Blogger humanist said...

19-year-old Swede remains in hospital after an extremist Jewish settler violently broke her cheekbone in Hebron

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=17372

Children tear-gassed as Israeli troops break into a school

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=16771

Israeli forces fire rubber bullets at Palestinian boys in Hebron's Old City on Wednesday, three injured
http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=16343

57 year old Gazan woman blows herself up amid Israeli soldiers (as always Fox erroneously reports the news)

Ongoing Israeli incursion in Beit Hanoun; three killed;
one Israeli soldier, three Palestinian schoolchildren injured

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=17385

"Children are not safe even in United Nations classrooms"; two children shot inside UNRWA school Saturday

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=17350

November in Gaza: 105 killed, 353 injured, 52 left handicapped for life

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=17379

Palestinian doctors: Israeli army is using new weapons in the Gaza Strip that fragment and burn the internal organs

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=16826

MSF medical teams in the Palestinian Occupied Territories protest against illegal controls by armed militias (and no they are not referring to Islamo-fascists)

http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/invoke.cfm?component=pressrelease&objectid=3AE6A366-8004-4563-A5014146DFF553E6&method=full_html

Israeli army arrests Reuters photographer in the West Bank

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=17142

Israeli forces break into "Mass Press" journalism center in Tulkarem

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=17080

Ban on Palestians travelling in Israeli-plated cars only harms the peace-makers - By Amira Hass

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=17397

The silent ethnic cleansing of foreign passport-holders

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=17396

Somehow these don't strike me as the acts of a democratic government and it certainly doesn't sound like self-defense. Sounds more like the tactics of the Warsaw Ghetto - I admired the resistance fighters there. I don't see a difference here. I see Semiticfascism. Perhaps you should read up on it, I think you need a refresher course in history.

If you can defend these actions, you are most certainly a psychopath and it is understandable. I hope you have a psychiatrist that you see regularly, because what happens there is indefensible. Unfortunately, illnesses like yours are are not treatable, frightening to think you're running around this country freely.

Sadly those running the Israeli government have become their former enemies. But then they are European descendants aren't they. They learned from the best.

Didn't want you to be disappointed.

Happy Thanksgiving.

9:54 PM, November 23, 2006  
Blogger Lonnie said...

It seems as if Israel is loosing there battle with Americans. Palestinians are starting to be seen in a different light.

I want to compliment The New York Times on publishing Greg Myre's revealing article "For West Bank , It's a Highway to Frustration." I was in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the summer of 2005. When I returned home and tried to tell my friends and family about the daily life of Palestinians, it was hard for people to believe me because they had read little about this in our U.S. newspapers. We need to see more articles like Greg Myre's: reporting that opens up the separation barrier that has hidden these harsh realities from us for too long.

10:24 PM, November 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fake Id's and fake news what a surpise.

Anon #1

1:05 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anon #1, I think your right, look at their military, they can't even aim right, the moron that is our host, has learned his lesson well. I think he works for Bungling Bros. Circus. Deir Yassan after reading that, it sounds like there were a lot of morons back then to. See ya later!

anon #2

6:15 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, I was just thinking I have a website that isn't be used for much. I am thinking about going back from at least 1948 up to the present day and show all of the crimes and violations that Israel has committed. What do you think? I think more people ought to know about that. Our host the moron might learn something from it. With the truth coming out and 4 or 5 pages just for pictures, it should let people know more about the real Israel.

anon #2

6:34 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israeli forces shot dead a 10-year-old Palestinian boy and a militant in Gaza on Friday.

8:07 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anony #2
That's a good idea about posting all you can find concerning Zionist atrocities. Why don't we try it out here in this open forum where we can all discuss it?
You can get a detailed list of ALL of them and then we can discuss the particulars and all. I think this place is a good place to begin that discussion, don't you? It would save you the time and our host wouldn't mind since he's said it's TRUTH that matters. Anony#1

9:07 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon #1, That would be better. I will start putting something up this evening when I get home. Great Idea!

anon #2

9:15 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess this is about as good of a place to start as any. I will put a link to copy and paste so that all of you can read and comment on.

Click on the articles button to browse an index of article dealing with the massacre. Use the Sequence of Events below to read about what really occurred at Deir Yassin. Following are the events that took place on the day of the massacre. They are listed in sequential order by the time at which they occurred. Use the arrow icons to return to the Sequence of Events just below.

http://www.deiryassin.org/mas.html#item1

anon #2

9:41 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the first paragraph of Deir Yassan Remembered. Link above will give you the rest.

Early in the morning of Friday, April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun, headed by Menachem Begin, and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents. It was several weeks before the end of the British Mandate. The village lay outside of the area that the United Nations recommended be included in a future Jewish State. Deir Yassin had a peaceful reputation and was even said by a Jewish newspaper to have driven out some Arab militants. But it was located on high ground in the corridor between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and one plan, kept secret until years afterwards, called for it to be destroyed and the residents evacuated to make way for a small airfield that would supply the beleaguered Jewish residents of Jerusalem.

anon #2

9:48 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SURVIVOR RECOLLECTIONS FROM DEIR YASSIN

Mr. Fahimi Zeidan, 12: "The Jews ordered all our family to line up against the wall and they started shooting us. I was hit in the side, but most of us children were saved because we hid behind our parents. The bullets hit my sister Kadri [four] in the head, my sister Sameh [eight] in the cheek, my brother Mohammed [seven] in the chest. But all the others with us against the wall were killed: my father, my mother, my grandfather and grandmother, my uncles and aunts and some of their children."

Ms. Haleem Eid, 30: "A man [shot] a bullet into the neck of my sister Salhiyeh who was nine months pregnant. Then he cut her stomach open with a butcher's knife."

Ms. Naaneh Khalil, 16, saw a man: "take a kind of sword and slash my neighbor Jamil Hish from head to toe then do the same thing on the steps to my house to my cousin Fathi."

Ms. Safiyeh Attiyah, 41: "I screamed but around me other women were being raped too. Some of the men were so anxious to get our earrings they ripped our ears to pull them off faster."

Mr. Mohamed Jaber, student, "The Jews [broke] in, [drove] everybody outside, put them against the wall and shot them. One of the women was carrying a three month old baby."

http://www.deiryassin.org/survivors.html

More at that link.

anon #2

10:02 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know Anony #2, as a typical American inundated with Zionist propaganda and very young, we all cheered as the Israelis won in 67 and 72. We were also NOT happy with the oil embargo imposed by us by OPEC back when they had the integrity to stand up for what was right and and actually DO something to the US for their blind support of Zionism Boy was I stupid. When I met my ex he never ever forced his opinions on me but told me to go to the library and begin with Deir Yassin. I checked out as many books as I could and began my research. That was the beginning of my eye-opening as an American. No individual had to propagandize me with their own opinions, it was all there in black and white written for all to see if they would only be open to the fact that there are ALWAYS two sides to every coin and most often there is truth and then their are lies. What occured at Deir Yassin is a matter of history, fact, and undeniable, just as all the other mass murders. You might want to check out what happened at the King David Hotel too when the Irgun in a premeditated massacre killed 92 Britons, Arabs and Jews and wounded 58. They conducted this massacre in agreement with the highest Jewish political authorities in Palestine-the Jewish Agency and it's head Ben Gurion
The motive was to destroy all evidence the British had gathered proving that the terroorist crime waves in Palestine were not merely the actions of "fringe" groups such as the Irgun and the Stern Gang, but were in collusion with the Haganah and Palmuch groups and under the direction of the highed political body of the Ziopnist establishment itself, the Jewish Agency.
These are the people who garnered support for their activities by appealing to sentinments regarding the tragedy of the Holocost, the HORRIFIC event that killed not only millions of Jews but as well millions of others who largely go missing in reports of the Holocost itself. There's plenty of info out there but here's the link to the article about the King David Hotel
http://www.jerusalemites.org/crimes/massacres/6.htm
And to think, most Americans have no clue as to what the Zionists did to create this state. I'll keep you all posted as other information comes up.
The janitor of this site has been made aware that the host does not moderate because he says TRUTH should be told so just let's all keep on talking as we are welcomed in this open room
Later Anony #2 Signed Anony#1

10:14 AM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Abu Foxman said...

Av are you keeping track of ip address? I read in a memo the other day that the Zionist World Domination Police (ZWDP) are paying 3 shekels an address these days.

More evidence of the Mosad at work “Revenge-seeking Shi'ite militiamen grabbed six Sunnis as they left Friday worship services, doused them with kerosene and burned them alive near an Iraqi army post. The soldiers did not intervene, police Capt. Jamil Hussein said.” Yeah sure they are Shi’ite we know who is behind everything. And I suppose the protocols are also not true.

So typical still crying about the 60 year old reprisal attack in dier,ass,in while their brethren are still busy killing people in the thousands every week without so much of a word of contempt. So much for the great humanists. But then we all know reprisal is only just when it’s Arabs killing Jews or anyone else for that matter.

Who could say it better than this Hezbollah leader Nasrallah and others: "We are going to win because [the Israelis] love life and we love death." Why is it that people who love death so much in their own words get so upset when you help them to achieve something they love so much?

Policeman kills PSG fan in post-match racist violence
http://www.expatica.com/actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=25&story_id=34597

seems the humanists are coming out of the wood work these days.

2:17 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi anon #1, I have got part of the USS Liberty I will put on soon. Man that is one time they can't cover up and I noticed in the local paper they had a small article about it. Talk to you later.

anon #2

2:21 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this out.

http://www.soundofegypt.com/palestinian/adult/massacres.htm

anon #1

2:47 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israeli Massacres
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Israeli Massacres:
Details and Numbers


Although the Image that Israel distributes about herself is that of an oppressed nation, it is with heavy hearts that we present these crimes that stand for themselves for the brutality of the Israeli Army and the heartlessness of its soldiers who seem to have a thirst for blood. It is for the hope that the world may see a clearer picture that we present these painful facts. It is interesting to notice that today's media does not dwell on these crimes as they do on the Holocaust. They are reported in the news for a week or two and then swept into the sea of oblivion. Those who attempt to revive the true history of Israel are charged of being anti-Semitic. So with the hope to keep those memories in mind we present this shameful history of Israel that seems to have found that the role of Goliath is more interesting than that of David.

The following list of massacres is by no means exclusive, but they reflect the nature of the Zionist occupation of Palestine and Lebanon and show that massacres and expulsions were not aberrations that happen in any war, but organized atrocities with only one aim, that is to have a Zionist state which is 'goyim rein'.
The King David Massacre
The Massacre at Baldat al-Shaikh
YEHIDA MASSACRE
KHISAS MASSACRE
QAZAZA MASSACRE
The Semiramis Hotel Massacre
The Massacre at Dair Yasin
NASER AL-DIN MASSACRE
THE TANTURA MASSACRE
BEIT DARAS MASSACRE
THE DAHMASH MOSQUE MASSACRE
DAWAYMA MASSACRE
HOULA MASSACRE
SHARAFAT MASSACRE
Salha Massacre
The Massacre at Qibya
KAFR QASEM MASSACRE
Khan Yunis Massacre
The Massacre in Gaza City
AL-SAMMOU' MASSACRE
Aitharoun Massacre
Kawnin Massacre
Hanin Massacre
Bint Jbeil Massacre
Abbasieh Massacre
Adloun Massacre
Saida Massacre
Fakhani Massacre
Beirut Massacre Sabra And Shatila Massacre
Jibsheet Massacre
Sohmor Massacre
Seer Al Garbiah
Maaraka Massacres
Zrariah Massacre
Homeen Al-Tahta Massacre
Jibaa Massacre
Yohmor Massacre
Tiri massacre
Al-Naher Al-Bared Massacre
Ain Al-Hillwee Massacre
OYON QARA MASSACRE
Siddiqine Massacre
AL-AQSA MOSQUE MASSACRE
THE IBRAHIMI MOSQUE MASSACRE
THE JABALIA MASSACRE
Aramta Massacre
ERETZ CHECKPOINT MASSACRE
Deir Al-Zahrani Massacre
Nabatiyeh (school bus) Massacre
Mnsuriah Massacre
The Sohmor Second Massacre
Nabatyaih Massacre
Qana Massacre
Trqumia Massacr
Janta Massacre
24 Of June 1999 Massacres
Western Bekaa villages Massacre:

The King David Massacre:

The King David Hotel explosion of July 22, 1946 (Palestine), which resulted in the deaths of 92 Britons, Arabs and Jews, and in the wounding of 58, was not just an act of “Jewish extremists,” but a premeditated massacre conducted by the Irgun in agreement with the highest Jewish political authorities in Palestine-- the Jewish Agency and its head David-Ben-Gurion.
According to Yitshaq Ben-Ami, a Palestinian Jew who spent 30 years in exile after the establishment of Israel investigating the crimes of the “ruthless clique heading the internal Zionist movement,”
The Irgun had conceived a plan for the King David attack early in 1946, but the green light was given only on July first. According to Dr. Sneh, the operation was personally approved by Ben-Gurion, from his self-exile in Europe. Sadeh, the operations officer of the Haganah, and Giddy Paglin, the head of the Irgun operation under Menachem Begin agreed that thirty-five minutes advance notice would give the British time enough to evacuate the wing, without enabling them to disarm the explosion.
The Jewish Agency’s motive was to destroy all evidence the British had gathered proving that the terrorist crime waves in Palestine were not merely the actions of “fringe” groups such as the Irgun and Stern Gang, but were committed in collusion with the Haganah and Palmach groups and under the direction of the highest political body of the Zionist establishment itself, namely the Jewish Agency.
That so many innocent civilian lives were lost in the King David massacre is a normal part of the pattern of the history of Zionist outrages: A criminal act is committed, allegedly by an isolated group, but actually under the direct authorization of the highest Zionist authorities, whether of the Jewish Agency
during the Palestine Mandate or of the Government of Israel thereafter.

The following is a statement made in the House of Commons by then British Prime Minister Clement Attlee:
On July 22, 1946, one of the most dastardly and cowardly crimes in recorded history took place. We refer to the blowing up of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.
Ninety-two persons lost their lives in that stealthy attack, 45 were injured, among whom there were many high officials, junior officers and office personnel, both men and women. The King David Hotel was used as an office housing the Secretariat of the Palestine Government and British Army Headquarters. The attack was made on 22 July at about 12 o’clock noon when offices are usually in full swing. The attackers, disguised as milkmen, carried the explosives in milk containers, placed them in the basement of the Hotel and ran away.

The Chief Secretary for the Government of Palestine, Sir John Shaw, declared in a broadcast: “As head of the Secretariat, the majority of the dead and wounded were my own staff, many of whom I have known personally for eleven years. They are more than official colleagues. British, Arabs, Jews, Greeks, Armenians; senior officers, police, my orderly, my chauffeur, messengers, guards, men and
women-- young and old-- they were my friends.

“No man could wish to be served by a more industrious, loyal and honest group of ordinary decent people. Their only crime was their devoted, unselfish and impartial service to Palestine and its people. For this they have been rewarded by cold-blooded mass murder.”

Although members of the Irgun Z’vai Leumi took responsibility for this crime, yet they also made it public later that they obtained the consent and approval of the Haganah Command, and it follows, that of the Jewish Agency.

The King David Hotel massacre shocked the conscience of the civilizedworld. On July 23, Anthony Eden, leader of the British opposition Conservative
Party, posed a question in the House of Commons to Prime Minister Atlee of the Labor Party, asking “the Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make on the bomb outrage at the British Headquarters in Jerusalem.” The Prime Minister responded:
“…It appears that, after exploding a small bomb in the street, presumably as a diversionary measure-- this did virtually no damage-- a lorry drove up to the tradesmen’s entrance of the King David Hotel and the occupants, after holding up the staff at pistol point, entered the kitchen premises carrying a number of milk cans. At some stage of the proceedings, they shot and seriously wounded a British soldier who attempted to interfere with them. All available information so far is to the effect that they were Jews. Somewhere in the basement of the hotel they planted bombs which went off shortly afterwards. They appear to have made good their escape.
“Every effort is being made to identify and arrest the perpetrators of this outrage. The work of rescue in the debris, which was immediately organized, still continues. The next-of-kin of casualties are being notified by telegram as soon as accurate information is available. The House will wish to express their
profound sympathy with the relatives of the killed and with those injured in this dastardly outrage.”
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The Massacre at Baldat al-Shaikh:

January 30-31, 1947(Palestine) : This massacre took place following an argument which broke out between Palestinian workers and Zionists in the Haifa Petroleum Refinery, leading to the deaths of a number of Palestinians and wounding and killing approximately sixty Zionists. A large number of the Palestinian Arab workers were living in Baldat al-Shaikh and Hawasa, located in the southeast of Haifa. Consequently, the Zionists planned to take revenge on behalf of fellow Zionists who had been killed in the refinery by attacking Baldat al-Shaikh and Hawasa.1
On the night of January 30-31, 1947, a mixed force composed of the First Battalion
of Palmakh and the Carmelie brigade (estimated at approximately 150 to 200
Zionist terrorists) launched a raid against the two towns under the leadership of
Hayim Afinu'am.]2 They focused their attack on the outskirts of Baldat al-Shaikh and
Hawasa. Taking the outlying homes by surprise as their inhabitants slept, they pelted
them with hand grenades, then went inside, firing their machine guns.3 The terrorist
attack led to the deaths of approximately sixty citizens inside their homes, most of
them women, elderly and children.4 The attack lasted for an hour, after which the
Zionists withdrew at 2:00 a.m., having attacked a large number of noncombatant
homes.5 According to a report written by the leader of the terrorist operation, "the
attacking units slipped into the town and began working on the houses. And due to
the fact that gunfire was directed inside the rooms, it was not possible to avoid
injuring women and children."6
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YEHIDA MASSACRE:
13 December 1947(Palestine) : men of the Arab village of Yehiday (near Petah Tekva, the first Zionist settlement to be established) met at the local coffee house when they saw a British Army patrol enter the village, they were reassured espeically that Jewish terrorists had murdered 12 Palestinians the previous day. The four cars stopped in front of the cafe house and out stepped men dressed in khaki uniforms and steel helmets. However, it soon became apparent that they had not come to protect the villagers. With machine guns they sprayed bullets into the crowd gathered in the coffee house. Some of the invaders placed bombs next to Arab homes while other disguised terrorists tossed grenades at civilians. For a while it seemed as if the villagers would be annihilated but soon a real British patrol arrived to foil the well organized killing raid. The death toll of 7 Arab civilans could have been much higher. Earlier the same day 6 Arabs were killed and 23 wounded when home made bombs were tossed at a crowd of Arabs standing near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. In Jaffa another bomb killed six more Arabs and injured 40.

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KHISAS MASSACRE:
18 December 1947(Palestine) : Two carloads of Haganah terrorists drove through the village of Khisas (on the Lebanese Syrian border) firing machine guns and throwing grenades. 10 Arab civilians were killed in the raid.

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QAZAZA MASSACRE:
19 December 1947(Palestine) : 5 Arab children were murdered when Jewish terrorists blew up the house of the village Mukhtar.
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The Semiramis Hotel Massacre:

5/7/1948(Palestine): The Jewish Agency escalated their terror campaign against Palestinian Arabs.
They decided to perpetrate a wholesale massacre by bombing the Semiramis Hotel in the Katamon section of Jerusalem, in order to drive out the Palestinians from Jerusalem. The massacre of the Semiramis Hotel on January 5, 1948, was the direct responsibility of Jewish Agency leader David Ben-Gurion and Haganah leaders Moshe Sneh and Yisrael Galili. If this massacre had taken place in World War II, they would have been sentenced to death for their criminal responsibility along with the terrorists who placed the explosives.
A description of the massacre of the Semiramis Hotel from the United Nations Documents follows, as well as the Palestinian Police report on the crime sent to the Colonial Office in London:
January 5, 1948. Haganah terrorists made a most barbarous attack at one o’clock in the early morning of Monday…at the Semiramis Hotel in the Katamon section of Jerusalem, killing innocent people and wounding many. The Jewish Agency terrorist forces blasted the entrance to the hotel by a small bomb and then placed bombs in the basement of the building. As a result of the explosion the whole building collapsed with its residents. As the terrorists withdrew, they started shooting at the houses in the neighborhood. Those killed were: Subhi El-Taher, Moslem; Mary Masoud, Christian; Georgette Khoury, Christian; Abbas Awadin, Moslem; Nazira Lorenzo, Christian; Mary Lorenzo, Christian; Mohammed
Saleh Ahmed, Moslem; Ashur Abed El Razik Juma, Moslem; Ismail Abed El Aziz, Moslem; Ambeer Lorenzo, Christian; Raof Lorenzo, Christian; Abu Suwan Christian family, seven members, husband, wife, and five children.
Besides those killed, 16 more were wounded, among them women and children. The following is a text of a cable by the High Commissioner for Palestine to the Colonial Office about the massacre:
Jerusalem. 0117 hours, Urban. At approximately 0117 hours, a grenade was thrown into the Semiramis Hotel, Katamon Quarter, causing superficial damage but no casualties. During the ensuing confusion, a charge was placed in the building and it exploded about one minute later, completely demolishing half the hotel. Witnesses have stated that the perpetrators arrived by way of the Upper Katamon Road in two taxis. Four persons are reported to have alighted from the first taxi, and one person, who apparently covered the main party, from the second. All were wearing European clothes…
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The Massacre at Dair Yasin:

9/4/1948(Palestine): The forces of the Zionist gangs Tsel, Irgun and Hagana, fitted out with the Zionist terrorist strategy of killing civilians in order to achieve their aspirations, began stealing into the village on the night of April 9, 1948. Their purpose was to uproot the Palestinian people from their land by coming upon the inhabitants of the village
unawares, destroying their homes and burning them down on top of those inside, thereby making clear to the entire world to what depths of barbarism Zionist had sunk. The attack began as the children were asleep in their mothers' and fathers' arms. In the words of Menachim Begin as he described events, "the Arabs fought tenaciously in defense of their homes, their women and their children." The fighting proceeded from house to house, and whenever the Jews occupied a house, they
would blow it up, then direct a call to the inhabitants to flee or face death. Believing the threat, the people left in terror in hopes of saving their children and women. But what should the Stern and Irgun gangs do but rush to mow down whoever fell within range of their weapons. Then, in a picture of barbarism the likes of which humanity has rarely witnessed except on the part of the most depraved, the terrorists began throwing bombs inside the houses in order to bring them down on whoever was
inside. The orders they had received were for them to destroy every house. Behind the explosives there marched the Stern and Irgun terrorists, who killed whoever they found alive. The explosions continued in the same barbaric fashion until the afternoon of April 10, 1948.7 Then they gathered together the civilians who were still alive, stood them up beside the walls and in corners, then fired on them.8 About twenty-five men were brought out of the houses, loaded onto a truck and led on a
"victory tour" in the neighborhood of Judah Mahayina and Zakhroun Yousif. At the end of the tour, the men were brought to a stone quarry located between Tahawwu'at Shawul and Dair Yasin, where they were shot in cold blood. Then the Etsel and Layhi "fighters" brought the women and the children who had managed to survive up to a truck and took them to the Mendelbaum Gate.8 Finally, a Hagana unit came and dug a mass grave in which it buried 250 Arab corpses, most of them women, children
and the elderly.9

A woman who survived the massacre by the name of Halima Id describes what happened to her sister. She says, "I saw a soldier grabbing my sister, Saliha al-Halabi, who was nine months pregnant. He pointed a machine gun at her neck, then emptied its contents into her body. Then he turned into a butcher, and grabbed a knife and ripped open her stomach to take out the slaughtered child with his
iniquitous Nazi knife."10 In another location in the village, Hanna Khalil, a girl at the time, saw a man unsheathing a large knife and ripping open the body her neighbor Jamila Habash from head to toe. Then he murdered their neighbor Fathi in the same way at the entranceway to the house.11 A 40-year-old woman named Safiya describes how she was come upon by a man who suddenly opened up his trousers and pounced on her. "I began screaming and wailing. But the women around me were all meeting the same fate. After that they tore off our clothes so that they could fondle our breasts and our bodies with gestures too horrible to describe."12 Some of the soldiers cut off women's ears in order to get at a few small earrings.13 Once news of the massacre had gotten out, a delegation from the Red Cross tried to visit the village. However, they weren't allowed to visit the site until a day after the
time they had requested. Meanwhile the Zionists tried to cover up the evidence of their crime. They gathered up as much as they could of the victims' dismembered corpses, threw them in the village well, then closed it up. And they tried to change the landmarks in the area so that the Red Cross representative wouldn't be able to find his way there. However, he did find his way to the well, where he found 150 maimed corpses belonging to women, children and the elderly. And in addition to the bodies which were found in the well, scores of others had been buried in mass graves while
still others remained strewn over street corners and in the ruins of houses.14
Afterwards, the head of the terrorist Hagana gang which had taken part in burying the Palestinian civilians wrote saying that his group had not undertaken a military operation against armed men, the reason being that they wanted to plant fear in the Arabs' hearts. This was the reason they chose a peaceable, unarmed village, since in this way they could spread terror among the Arabs and force them to flee.15
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NASER AL-DIN MASSACRE:
13-14 April 1948(Palestine) : a contingent of Lehi and Irgon entered this village (near Tiberias) entered the village on the night of 13 April dressed as Arab fighters. Upon their entrance to the village the people went out to greet them, the terrorists met them with fire, killing every single one of them. Only 40 people survived. All the houses of the village were raised to the ground.
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Abu Shusha Massacre

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THE TANTURA MASSACRE:

May 15, 1948 (Palestine): "From testimonies and information I got from Jewish and Arab witnesses and from soldiers who were there, at least 200 people from the village of Tantura were killed by Israeli troops...

"From the numbers, this is definitely one of the biggest massacres," Teddy Katz an Israeli historian said Tantura, near Haifa in northern Palestine, had 1,500 residents at the time. It was later demolished to make way for a parking lot for a nearby beach and the Nahsholim kibbutz, or cooperative farm.

Fawzi Tanji, now 73 and a refugee at a camp in the West Bank, is from Tantura he said:
I was 21 years old then.They took a group of 10 men,lined them up against the cemetery wall and killed them.Then they brought another group, killed them, threw away the bodies and so on, Tanji said. I was waiting for my turn to die in cold blood as I saw the men drop in front of me.

Katz said other Palestinians were killed inside their homes and in other parts of the village. At one point, he said, soldiers shot at anything that moved.
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BEIT DARAS MASSACRE:
21 May 1948(Palestine): after a number of failed attempts to occupy this village, the Zionists mobilized a large contingent and surrounded the village. The people of Beit Daras decided that women and children should leave. As women and children left the village they were met by the Zionist army who massacred them despite the fact that they could see they were women and children fleeing the fighting.
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THE DAHMASH MOSQUE MASSACRE:
11 July 1948 (Palestine): after the Israeli 89th Commando Battalion lead by Moshe Dayan occupied Lydda, the Israelis told Arabs through loudspeakers that if they went into a certain mosque they would be safe. In retaliation for a hand grenade attack after the surrender that killed several Israeli soldiers, 80-100 Palestinians were massacred in the mosque, their bodies lay decomposing for 10 days in the mid-summer heat. The mosque still stands abandoned today. This massacre spread fear and panic among the Arab population of Lydda and Ramle, who were then ordered to march out of these towns after they were stripped of all personal belonging by Israeli soldiers. Yetzak Rabin, Brigade Commander then says: - There was no way of avoiding the use of force and warning shots in order to make the inhabitants march ten to fifteen miles to the point where they met up with the legion-. Most of the 60,000 inhabitants of Lyda and Ramble came to refugee camps near Ramallah, around 350 lost their lives on the way through dehydration and son stroke. Many survived by drinking their own urine. The conditions in the refugee camps were to claim more lives.
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DAWAYMA MASSACRE:
On October 29 Palestine): the Israeli army brutally massacred about 100 women and children, precipitating a massive flight of people from that village on the western side of the Hebron mountains. Mr. Walid Khalidi, author of All That Remains, says that the Palestinian inhabitants at Dawayma faced one of the larger Israel massacres, though today it is among the least well-known.

The following are excerpts of a description of the massacre published in the
Israeli daily ‘Al ha Mishmar, quoted in All That Remains:

The children they killed by breaking their heads with sticks. There was not a house
without dead…one commander ordered a sapper to put two old women in a certain
house…and to blow up the house with them. The sapper refused…the commander then ordered his men to put in the old women and the evil deed was done. One soldier boasted that he had raped a woman and then shot her…

A former mukhtar (head of a village) of Dawayma interviewed in 1984 by the Israeli daily Hadashot, also quoted by Mr. Khalidi, offered another description:

The people fled, and everyone they saw in the houses, they shot and killed. They
also killed people in the streets. They came and blew up my house, in the presence of eye-witnesses…the moment that the tanks came and opened fire, I left the village immediately. At about half-past ten, two tanks passed the Darawish Mosque. About 75 old people were there, who had come early for Friday prayers. They gathered in the mosque to pray. They were all killed.

About 35 families had been hiding in caves outside Dawayma, according to the
mukhtar, and when the Israeli forces discovered them they were told to come out, line up, and begin walking. “And as they started to walk, they were shot by machine guns from two sides…we sent people there that night, who collected the bodies, put them into a cistern, and buried them,” the mukhtar told the Israeli daily.

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HOULA MASSACRE:

26/10/1948 (Lebanon) :Houla is located in southern Lebanon, only a few kilometers from the Israeli border. When Arab volunteers gathered to liberate Palestine from "Israeli" occupation, they established their headquarters in Houla, on hills overlooking Palestine. The force was successful in fending off major attacks on Lebanese villages, but the fighters suddenly withdrew on October 26, 1948." "Jewish militants attacked the town to avenge the residents' support of Arab resistance forces. On October 31, Jewish militants dressed in traditional Arab attire entered the border village. Residents gathered to cheer the men, thinking Arab volunteer fighters had returned. They were wrong. The militants rounded up 85 people and detained them in a number of houses, firing live ammunition at the civilians and killing all but three. That was not enough. Jewish militants blew up the houses with dead corpses inside. They confiscated property and livestock. The three who survived the massacre, of whom one is still alive, and other town residents fled to Beirut. Following the armistice agreement between Lebanon and "Israel" in 1949, village residents returned to find their houses in rubbles and their farms burnt. Houla remains under Israeli occupation today, and has suffered the brunt of "Israeli" animosity towards Lebanon. Only 1,200 out of 12,000 people remain in the village. The Houla massacre was one of a series of massacres committed by "Israel" against Lebanese civilians.
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Salha Massacre:
1948 (Lebanon) : After forcing the population together in the mosque of the village, the occupation forces ordered then to face the wall, then started shooting them from behind until the mosque was turned into bloodbath, 105 person were mrytyred.
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SHARAFAT MASSACRE:
7 Febraury 1951(Palestine): Israeli soldiers corssed the armistice line to this village (5Km from Jerusalem) and blew up the houses of the Mukhtar and his neighbors. 10 were killed (2 elderly men,raeli soldiers corssed the armistice line to this village (5Km from Jerusalem) and blew up the houses of the Mukhtar and his neighbors. 10 were killed (2 elderly men, 3 woemen and 5 children) and 8 were wounded.
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The Massacre at Qibya:

14-15/10/1953 (Palestine): On the night of October 14-15, 1953 , this village was the object of a brutal "Israeli" attack which was carried out by units from the regular army as part of a pre-meditated plan and in which a variety of weapon types were used. On the
evening of October 14, an Israeli military force estimated at about 600 soldiers
moved toward the village. Upon arrival, it surrounded it and cordoned it off from all of
the other Arab villages. The attack began with concentrated, indiscriminate artillery
fire on the homes in the village. This continued until the main force reached the
outskirts of the village. Meanwhile, other forces headed for nearby Arab towns such
as Shuqba, Badrus and Na'lin in order to distract them and prevent any aid from
reaching the people in Qibya. They also planted mines on various roads so as to
isolate the village completely. As units of the Israeli infantry were attacking the village
residents, units of military engineers were placing explosives around some of the
houses in the village and blowing them up with everyone in them under the protection
of the infantrymen, who fired on everyone who tried to flee. These acts of brutality
continued until 4:00 a.m., October 15, 1953, at which time the enemy forces
withdrew to the bases from which they had begun.16 There was a particular sight the
memory of which remained in the minds of all who saw it: an Arab woman sitting on a
pile of debris and casting a forlorn look into the sky. From beneath the rubble one
could see small legs and hands which were the remains of her six children, while the
bullet-maimed body of her husband lay in the road before her.17
This vicious terrorist attack resulted in the destruction of 56 houses, the village
mosque, the village school and the water tank which supplied it with water. Moreover,
67 citizens lost their lives, both men and women, with many others wounded.18
Terrorist Ariel Sharon, the commander of the "101" unit which undertook the terrorist
aggression, stated that his leaders' orders had been clear with regard to how the
residents of the village were to be dealt with. He says, "The orders were utterly clear:
Qibya was to be an example to everyone."19

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KAFR QASEM MASSACRE:
On October 29, 1956 (Palestine): the day on which Israel launched its assault on Egypt , units of Israel Frontier guards started at 4:00 PM what they called a tour of the Triangle Villages. They told the Mukhtars (Aldermen) of those villages that the curfew from that day onwards was to start from 5:00 PM instead of the usual 6:00 PM, and that the inhabitants are requested to stay home. The Mukhtar (Alderman) protested that there were about 400 villagers working outside the village and there was not enough time to inform them of the new times. An officer assured him that they will be taken care of.

Meanwhile, the officers positioned themselves at the village entrance. At about 4.55 PM, unaware of the ambush awaiting them, the innocent farmers started flocking in after a hard day of work. The Israeli soldiers started stepping out of their military trucks and ordered the villagers to line up. Then the officer in charge screamed "REAP THEM," and the soldiers
riddled the bodies of the Palestinian villagers with bullets in cold blood. With the massacre practically over, the soldiers moved around finishing off whoever still had a pulse in him.

The government of Israel took great pains to hide the truth, but after the investigation was concluded, Ben Gurion, the Israeli Prime Minister, announced that some people in the Triangle had been injured by thefrontier guards. The press also was part of the conspiracy to cover up the incident. The Hebrew press wrote about a "mistake?" and a "misfortune" , when it mentioned the victims, and it was difficult to tell whom it meant.
More absurd than the trial of accomplices was their light sentences. The court found Major Meilinki and Lt. Daham guilty of killing 43 people and sentenced the former to 17 years and the latter to 15 years. What was remarkable about the Israeli official attitude was that various authorities competed to lighten the killer's sentences. Finally, the committee for the release of prisoners ordered the remission of a third of the prison sentence of all those who were convicted. In September 1960, Daham was appointed in the municipality of the city of Ramle as officer for the Arab Affairs.

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Khan Yunis Massacre:

3/11/1956 (Palestine): Another massacre is committed on November 3, 1956 when the Israelis occupy the town of Khan Yunis and the adjacent refugee camp. The Israelis claim that there was
resistance, but the refugees state that all resistance had ceased when the Israelis arrived and that all of the victims were unarmed civilians.
Many homes in Khan Yunis are raided at random. Corpses lie everywhere and because of the curfew no one could go out to bury them. (An UNRWA investigation later found that the Israelis at Khan Yunis and therefugee camp had murdered 275 civilians that day ).

After the Israelis withdrew from Gaza under American pressure, a mass grave
was unearthed at Khan Yunis in March 1957. The grave contained the bodies
of forty Arabs who had been shot in the back of the head after their hands
had been tied. ("IMPERIAL ISRAEL", Michael Palumbo; London; Bloomsbury Publishing; 1990 pp. 30 - 32, citing UN General Assembly: Official Record, 11th session supplement, nop.)

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The Massacre in Gaza City:

5/4/1956 (Palestine): On the evening of Thursday, April 5, 1956, Zionist occupation forces fired 20-mm mortar artillery on the city of Gaza. The shelling was concentrated against the city center, which was teaming with civilians going about their day-to-day affairs.29 Most of the shelling was directed against Mukhtar Street, Palestine Square and nearby streets, as well as the Shuja'iyya district.30 As a result of this terrorist massacre carried out by gangs belonging to the Zionist Army against the Palestinian people, 56 people were killed and 103 were injured, the victims including men, women and children. Some of the wounded died subsequently, bringing the death toll to 60,
including 27 women, 29 men and 4 children.31

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AL-SAMMOU' MASSACRE:
13 November 1966(Palestine): Israeli forces raided this village, destroyed 125 houses, the village clinic and school as well as 15 houses in a neighbouring village. 18 people were killed and 54 wounded.
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Aitharoun Massacre:

1975 (Lebanon) :The 1sraelis perpetrated this massacre starting with a booby-trapped bomb. Then Israeli's detained three brothers, and killed them. They threw Their bodies on the road. 9 cicvlians were killed, 23 were wounded.

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Kawnin Massacre:

15/10/1975(Lebanon): An Israeli tank deliberately ran over a car carrying 16
people, and none of them escaped death.

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Hanin Massacre :

16/10/1976(Lebanon): After a two- month siege and hours of shelling, the occupation forces stormed the village and turned it into a bloodbath. 20 perosn were mrtyred.

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Bint Jbeil Massacre :

21/10/1976(Lebanon):The crowded market was the target of a sudden barrage of Israeli bombs, slaughtering a lot of people. 23 were killed, 30 were wonded.

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Abbasieh Massacre :

17/3/1978 (Lebanon): During the invasion of 1978, the Israeli warplanes destroyed the
mosque of the town on the heads of the women, children and the elderly who used the holy place as a shelter from the heavy Israeli shelling.80 perosn were martyred.

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Adloun Massacre :

17/3/1978 (Lebanon): At Adloun on march 17, two cars carrying 8 passengers came under Israeli fire while they were on their way to Beirut. One passenger only escaped death.
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Saida Massacre :

4/4/1981 (Lebanon) :One of Saida’s residential areas was targeted by the Israeli artillery which resulted in killing of many civilians and damaging to many buildings.20 perosn were kiled, 30 were wounded.

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Fakhani Massacre :

17/7/1981 (Lebanon):A horrible massacre took place when Israeli warplanes raided a crowded residential area using the most developed weapons killing and wounding many citizens. 150 perosn were killed, 600 were wounded.

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Beirut Massacre :

17/7/1981 (Lebanon)Israeli warplanes staged several raids on many parts of Beirut, Ouzai, Ramlet Al baida, fakhani, chatila and the area of the Arab University, killing many citizens. 150 person were killed, 600 were wounded
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The Massacre at the Sabra and Shatila Camps:

A number of events led to the decision of an extremist terrorist group of the Lebanese kata'ib forces and forces belonging to the Zionist Army to carry out massacres against the Palestinians. From the beginning of the Zionist invasion of Lebanon, the Zionists and their agents were working toward being able to extirpate the Palestinian presence in Lebanon. This may be seen from a number of massacres of which the world heard only little, carried out by Israeli forces and militias under their command in the Palestinian camps in south Lebanon (al-Rushaidiya, 'Ayn al-Hilu, al-Miya Miya, and others).32 This massacre was thus the outcome of a long mathematical calculation. It was carried out by groups of
Lebanese forces under the leadership of Ilyas Haqiba, head of the kata'ib intelligence apparatus and with the approval of the Zionist Minister of Defense, Ariel Sharon and the Commander of the Northern District, General Amir Dawri. High-level Israeli officers had been planning for some time to enable the Lebanese forces to go into the Palestinian camps once West Beirut had been surrounded.33
Two days before the massacre began - on the evening of September 14 - planning and coordination meetings were held between terrorist Sharon and his companion, Eitan. Plans were laid to have the kata'ib forces storm the camps, and at dawn, September 15, Israel stormed West Beirut and cordoned off the camps. A high-level meeting was held on Thursday morning, September 16, 1982 in which Israel was represented by General Amir Dawri, Supreme Commander of the Northern Forces.
The job of carrying out the operation was assigned to Eli Haqiba, a major security official in the Lebanese forces. The meeting was also attended by Fadi Afram, Commander of the Lebanese Forces.34
The process of storming the camps began before sunset on Thursday, September 16,35 and continued for approximately 36 hours.
The Israeli Army surrounded the camps, providing the murderers with all the support, aid and facilities necessary for them to carry out their appalling crime. They supplied them with bulldozers and with the necessary pictures and maps. In addition, they set off incandescent bombs in the air in order to turn night into day so that none of the Palestinians would be able to escape death's grip. And those who did flee - women, children and the elderly - were brought back inside the camps by Israeli soldiers to face their destiny.36 At noon on Friday, the second day of the terrorist massacre, and with the approval of the Israeli Army, the kata'ib forces began receiving more ammunition, while the forces which had been in the camps were replaced by other, "fresh" forces.37 On Saturday morning, September 18, 1982, the massacre had reached its peak, and thousands of Sabra and Shatila camp residents had been annihilated.
Information about the massacre began to leak out after a number of children and women fled to the Gaza Hospital in the Shatila camp, where they told doctors what was happening. News of the massacre also began to reach some foreign journalists on Friday morning, September 17.38
One of the journalists who went into the camps after the massacre reports what he saw, saying, "The corpses of the Palestinians had been thrown among the rubble that remained of the Shatila camp. It was impossible to know exactly how many victims there were, but there had to be more than 1,000 dead. Some of the men who had been executed had been lined up in front of a wall, and bulldozers had been
used in an attempt to bury the bodies and cover up the aftermath of the massacre.
But the hands and feet of the victims protruded from the debris."
Hasan Salama (57 years old), whose 80-year-old brother was killed in the massacre, says, "They came from the mountains in thirty huge trucks. At first they started killing people with knives so that they wouldn't make any noise. Then on Friday there were snipers in the Shatila camp killing anybody who crossed the street. On Friday afternoon, armed men began going into the houses and firing on men, women and children. Then they started blowing up the houses and turning them into piles of
rubble."40
Author Amnoun Kabliyouk [p. 10] writes in his book about the tragedy of a young Palestinian girl who, like the rest of the children in the camp, faced this horrific massacre. Thirteen years old, she was the only survivor out of her entire family (her father, her mother, her grandfather and all her brothers and sisters were killed). She related to a Lebanese officer, saying, "We stayed in the shelter until really late on Thursday night, but then I decided to leave with my girl friend because we couldn't breathe anymore. Then all of a sudden we saw people raising white flags and handkerchiefs and coming toward the kata'ib saying, 'We're for peace and harmony.'
And they killed them right then and there. The women were screaming, moaning and begging [for mercy]. As for me, I ran back to our house and got into the bathtub. I saw them leading our neighbors away and shooting them. I tried to stand up at the window to look outside, but one of the kata'ib fighters saw me and shot at me. So I went back to the bathtub and stayed there for five hours. When I came out, they grabbed me and threw me down with everybody else. One of them asked me if I was Palestinian, and I said yes. My nine-month-old nephew was beside me, and he was crying and screaming so much that one of the men got angry, so he shot him. I burst into tears and told him that this baby had been all the family I had left. That made him all the more angry, and he took the baby and tore him in two."41
The massacre continued until noon on Saturday, September 18, leaving between 3,000 and 3,500 Palestinian and Lebanese civilians dead, most of them women, children and elderly people.42

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Jibsheet Massacre :

27/3/1984(Lebanon): The occupation forcers’ tanks and helicopters fired at a crowded people killing many civilians. 7 perosns were martyred, 10 were wounded.

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Sohmor Massacre :

19/9/1984 (Lebanon): The occupation forces stormed the town with tanks, and military
vehicles and ordered the inhabitants to congregate at the town's mosque where they fired at them. 13 martyrs, 12 wounded.

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Seer Al Garbiah Massacre :

23/3/1985 (Lebanon): The massacre took place at Al- Husseinieh building where people took shelter from the shelling of the Israeli soldiers who stormed the town with a huge number of military vehicles.7 persons were martyred.

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Maaraka Massacres:

5/3/1985(Lebanon): The occupation forces planted an explosive device in the Husseinieh building of the town .It was detonated during the distribution of aid to the citizens who lost their lives. 15 perosns were killed.

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Zrariah Massacre :

11/3/1985(Lebanon): Following heavy shelling the occupation forces stormed the town with about 100 vehicles and perpetrated a butchery, killing children, women and the elderly. 22 civlians were slaughtred.
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Homeen Al-Tahta Massacre :

21/3/1985(Lebanon): After attacking the village with 140 army vehicles, the occupation forces ordered the inhabitants to gather at the school of the village. They then destroyed it over their heads. 20 incoent person were martyred.

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Jibaa Massacre :

30/3/1985(Lebanon): A huge enemy force attacked the town and put it under siege, .When some people tried to escape the siege, the enemy soldiers fired at them, killing and wounding a lot of them. 5 perosn were killed, 5 were wounded.

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Yohmor Massacre :
13/4/1985 (Lebanon): At one O’clock in the morning, an Israeli armored force entered the town using civilian cars and opened fire at the houses which resulted in the killing of 10 people, among them a family of six people.

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Tiri massacre :
17/8/1986 (Lebanon): Merciless crimes against civilians increased in the town with the occupation forces cutting the hands and ears from the head. 4 perosns were killed, 79 were crippled and wounded.
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Al-Naher Al-Bared Massacre (Palestinian camp):
11/12/1986(Lebanon): The Israeli warplanes raided this Palestinian refugee camp killing many of the refugees. 20 person were killed , 22 were wounded.

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Ain Al-Hillwee Massacre(Palestinian Camp) :
5/9/1987(Lebanon): The enemy jet fighters launched two raids killing 31 and wounding 41 others. The refugees were hit by a thin raid while they were evacuating
casualties, 34 more being killed.
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OYON QARA MASSACRE:

20 May 1990, an Israeli soldier lined up Palestinian labors and murdered seven of them with a sub-machine gun. 13 Palesinians were killed by Israeli forces in subsequent demonstrations at the massacre.
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Siddiqine Massacre:
25/7/1990(Lebanon): The Israeli warplanes bombed a house, among the 3 killed a four years old child.
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AL-AQSA MOSQUE MASSACRE:

October 8, 1990:

As an extension of the Zionist policy based upon exercising control over the city of Jerusalem and emptying it of its [Arab] residents by various and sundry means, such as Zionist terrorism and shedding the blood of the Palestinian people - a policy which Zionists have acted upon on numerous occasions - Zionist authorities undertook on Monday, October 8, 1990 to carry out this heinous massacre against Palestinian worshippers.
Several days before the events of the massacre began, the "Temple Trustees" group distributed a statement to the media on the occasion of a religious festival of theirs which they call "the Throne Festival". In the statement the organization announced that it intended to stage a march to the Temple Mount (or so they call it). The statement called upon Jews to participate in this march since, according to the statement, it would involve the decisive act of placing the foundation stone for what is
called "the Third Temple." In addition, the founder of the organization, Ghershoun Salmoun, announced that "the Arab-Islamic occupation of the temple area must come to an end, and the Jews must renew their profound ties to the sacred area." The march, in which 200,000 Jews took part, headed toward al-Aqsa Mosque in order for "the foundation stone" of the so-called "Third Temple" to be put in place.43 At the same time, that is, at 10:00 a.m. and a half-hour before the beginning of the
massacre, Israeli occupation forces began placing military barriers along various roads leading to Jerusalem in order to prevent Palestinians from getting to the city.

They also closed the doors of the mosque itself and forbid Jerusalem residents to go in. However, thousands had already gathered inside the mosque before this time in response to calls from the imam of the mosque and the Islamic movement to protect the mosque and to prevent the "Temple Trustees" from storming it and perhaps even imposing Jewish control over it.44 When the Muslim worshippers began resisting the Zionist group to prevent them from placing the "foundation stone" for their so-called temple, Zionist occupation forces began carrying out the massacre, using all the weapons at their disposal: poison gas bombs, automatic weapons, military helicopters, etc. The soldiers,

[Israeli] intelligence men and Jewish settlers resorted to firing live ammunition in the form of a continuous spray of machine-gun fire which came from all directions and in a well planned and coordinated fashion. The result was that thousands of Palestinian worshippers of various ages and nationalities found themselves in a mass death trap. Twenty-three Palestinians were killed, and 850 others were wounded to varying degrees.45 The Israeli soldiers began firing at 10:30 a.m. and stopped 35 minutes later. They opened fire on the Palestinian worshippers randomly and in cold blood.
Then they pursued them with clubs and rifles [outside the mosque].46 Nurse Fatima Abu Khadir, who was wounded by a bullet which fractured her wrist, states, "We went into the mosque precincts in an ambulance. I saw a large number of injured who had fallen on the ground. Then I saw lots of soldiers, hundreds of soldiers. They were about 30 meters from the ambulance and kneeling on one knee the way snipers do, and their weapons were aimed inside the ambulance. After that I couldn't see anything."47
News agencies described the blessed precincts of al-Aqsa Mosque saying that blood had covered "the entire two hundred meters between the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque. Blood was flowing everywhere, all over the wide steps, and had stained the white tile the length of the broad courtyard, as well as the doors of both mosques. The walls of the two mosques had long, crimson lines etched onto them by bleeding hands, and blood had stained the white uniforms of the woman
first-aid workers. Everyone - the wounded and the more fortunate, first-aid workers, journalists, and Israeli soldiers - all of them looked as though they were swimming in blood.48
Physician Muhammad Abu 'Ayila relates what happened to him and to a wounded man to whom he had been trying to administer first aid, and how the Zionists' glee at the sight of Palestinian blood spilled in the precincts of the holy mosque had blinded their eyes so much that they couldn't distinguish between a young child and an old man, between a man and a woman, between a wounded man and one seeking to treat him. He says, "I got out of the ambulance carrying a first-aid kit. I was wearing a
white uniform. The soldiers saw me and knew I was a doctor. But when I got to the wounded person nearest me and bent down to treat him, I got three bullets in my back in the region of the kidney. At that very moment, the wounded man near me died. But he could have been saved if I hadn't been hit."49 Most of the wounds, in fact, were in the head and in the heart.50
Then, in a farce designed to justify the crime which had been committed by Zionists' hands now stained with Palestinian blood, terrorist Yitzhaq Shamir, Prime Minister of the Zionist entity at that time, hastened to form a fact-finding committee which he called the "Zamir Committee" after its head, Tu'fi Zamir, former head of the Israeli Mossad. As for the outcome of the committee's investigation, it was announced by Moshe Almert, head of the Media Office of the occupation government, who said,
"The report confirms clearly that the responsibility and fault for escalating [the conflict] lies on the side of the thousands of Muslim extremists, who were attacking the holy place of the Jews."51
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THE IBRAHIMI MOSQUE MASSACRE:
February 25, 1994 (Palestine):
While worshippers in the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city of Hebron were kneeling and
prostrating before God, turning their faces toward the sacred house of God in the
Friday dawn prayer on February 25, 1994, showers of treacherous Zionist bullets
began raining down on them from all directions, felling more than 350 peaceable
worshippers, some of whom were killed, and others wounded. And thus began the
second chapter of this terrorist massacre at the hands of terrorist settler Baroukh
Goldstein and his helpers. As for the first chapter, it had begun at the hour for the
final evening prayer on Thursday, at which time Jewish settlers and soldiers
prevented Muslim worshippers from entering the sacred masque to perform the
evening prayer under the pretext that this was the day of their "Boleme" feast.
Terrorist settlers gathered in the outer courtyards of the mosque and began setting
off fireworks in the direction of the worshippers. Some time after this, the occupation
forces allowed them to go inside the mosque itself in groups. At 10:00 p.m. the
Muslim worshippers were asked to leave the mosque, and Zionist occupation
soldiers began beating many of them as they left.
Hatim Qufaysha, a witness of the Zionist crime, says, "At 5:20 a.m. today everyone
was standing up [in the mosque]. As I took off my shoes, I saw an old man wearing
military clothes who was running along carrying a huge weapon loaded with
ammunition. I was surprised to see him come into the mosque during the prayer. He
opened fire, and I ran away and asked the soldier who guards the area to intervene.
But all he did was beat me up, then I left the mosque area.52
Eye witnesses who survived the massacre say, "We heard the sound of a muffled
explosion. It was followed by the whiz of bullets passing over the heads of the
worshippers." Talal Abu Sunayna, who was shot in both shoulders, adds, "I saw a
settler hiding behind one of the pillars in the mosque' as he fired on the worshippers
with his rifle. Another [Jewish] settler stood beside him loading a second rifle so that
it would be ready to go to work next."53 Muhammad Sari, one of the worshippers
present at the time of the massacre, states, "People are used to attending the dawn
prayer on Fridays in large numbers." He estimated the number of worshippers
present that morning at about 500. Then he added, "the muezzin announced the
beginning of the prayer, so we knelt and made the first prostration. Then all of a
sudden we heard the sound of heavy gun fire coming from behind us. When I turned
around in the direction of the sound, I saw a soldier in full uniform. He had put ear
pieces in his ears, and he was holding a rapid-firing machine gun and firing in the
direction of the worshippers."54 Sari was wounded in both legs when he tried to
stand up. A number of young men were able to get over to where the attacker was
and to protect others in the mosque with their bodies. And within moments Goldstein
had been brought to the ground by the young men.55 But due to the heavy gun fire,
the mosque had turned into something on the order of a slaughterhouse, filled with
pools of blood. Muhammad Sulayman Abu Salih, a custodian at the Abrahamic
mosque, describes the terrifying sight inside the mosque saying, "The terrorist was
trying to kill as many people as possible. The corpses were scattered all over,
spattering the floor of the mosque with blood. Worshippers who had been prostrate
tried to flee in terror, and some of them fell on the floor." Then he adds, "I shouted at
the top of my lungs to the soldiers to come and stop him, but all they did was run
away. The armed man reloaded his rifle at least once and killed at least seven
people at one time, the contents of their skulls scattering all over the floor. He kept on
shooting for ten minutes, and the army didn't step in until the massacre was over."
Sheikh Ibrahim Abdeen, the imam of the mosque, says that the bullets were coming
from several places, that it was a true blood bath. The Israeli soldiers' reaction was
very slow; they actually delayed the arrival of the ambulances.57 Nor did this terrorist
massacre stop with the killing of Goldstein. When the shooting stopped, the soldiers
came pouring into the mosque. According to witnesses of the massacre, the
soldiers, together with a number of Jewish settlers, opened fire on those who had
gathered around Goldstein, and not one of them survived. And thus occurred the
second massacre. Then outside the mosque, the soldiers opened fire on the
ambulance which had arrived at the mosque to treat the wounded; thus occurred the
third massacre, which itself did not stop there, since the soldiers pursued the
wounded and those seeking to treat them as far as the doors of the hospitals, where
they proceeded to kill even more. Other forces pursued their victims' funeral
processions as far as the cemetery gates, where they killed still more. Hence, this
heinous massacre carried out against worshippers at the Ibrahimi Mosque led to
more than 24 deaths and injured hundreds of others.

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THE JABALIA MASSACRE:
28 March 1994, A Jewish undercover police opened fire on Palestinian activists brutally killing 6 and injuring 49. Some of the wounded activists were taken out of their cars and shot in their heads to death.

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Aramta Massacre:
15/4/1994(Lebanon): After blockading the town, armed men entered and ordered the people to gather at the town's square, where they were assaulted. Then, they took the men and women to the detention camp. Later on they stormed, the district of the town, and killed whomever they saw. 2 perosns were l\killed, 6 were wounded.
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ERETZ CHECKPOINT MASSACRE:
17 July 1994, Palestinian sources reported that the occupation forces had committed Sunday morning a disgusting massacre against Palestinian workers at Eretz checkpoint. Eyewitnesses and Israeli sources reported that 11 Palestinians have been shot dead and 200 injured. Israeli sources also reported that 21 Israeli soldiers including 1 settler were injured. Two soldiers were shot by bullets, one died. As reported by Palestinian and Israeli sources, the scene was described as a war zone which lasted for 6 hours. Four Israeli tanks and helicopters were brought by the occupation forces, while a number of settlers were taking part in firing at Palestinians. Protests had spread all over the Occupied Territories. In Gaza, Palestinians raised black flags and called for revenge. In Ramallah, shops closed while several clashes were reported. Several clashes were reported at Hebron University yesterday, and today two Palestinians were shot in Hebron.
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Deir Al-Zahrani Massacre:
5/8/1994(Lebanon):
The Israeli warplanes fired a "vacuum" missile at a two- story building,in Deir Al-Zahranee which was destroyed over the heads of the inhabitants. 8 people were killed , 17 wee injured.
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Nabatiyeh (school bus) Massacre:
21/03/1994(Lebanon):
The Israeli warplanes targeted school bus ful of puiples 4 childs were killed,10(child) Injured.
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The Sohmor Second Massacre :
2/04/1996 (Lebanon):
The Israeli artillery targeted a civilian car carrying eight passengers, killing all of them .
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Mnsuriah Massacre:

On 13 April 1996, at about 1:30 P.M., an IDF helicopter fired rockets at a vehicle carrying thirteen civilians fleeing the village of al-Mansuri, killing two women and four young girls. The vehicle was a Volvo station wagon with a blue flooding light, a red crescent painted on the hood and the word “ambulance” written in Arabic. Reporters at the scene filmed the incident. The film footage shows, and testimony of UN soldiers who arrived immediately after the car was hit corroborate, that there were no weapons or any other type of military equipment in the car, only some food and clothes. Amnesty’s investigation revealed that none of the passengers were connected to Hizbullah.
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Nabatyaih Massacre:

18 April 1996, Eleven persons were killed and ten injured in an IDF air attack on a house in Nabatiyya al-Faqwah, some three kilometers north of Nabatiyya, in South Lebanon. Eight of those killed were from one family: a mother and her seven children, including a four-day-old baby. Around 6:30 a.m., IDF helicopters fired rockets at three buildings in the village, demolishing one totally and severely damaging the other two. Lebanese families were living in the buildings. The IDF Spokesperson claimed that the helicopters fired at the building in which the eleven were killed because Hizbullah was hiding there after firing the mortars. Investigations conducted by Amnesty and HRW did not confirm this contention The IDF's statement ignored the fact that the IDF fired at two other buildings during the same attack. Back to top


Qana Massacre :
18 April 1996, The "ethnic cleansing" operations carried out by the Zionist terrorist army have
encompassed not only Palestinian civilians, but Lebanese civilians in south Lebanon
as well.
In an attempt to break the power of the Lebanese Hizbollah organization, Zionist
forces undertook a military operation against south Lebanon. This operation was
likewise based upon the Zionist mentality, supportive as it is of blood-letting and
terrorism and based upon the belief that "exercising pressure against Lebanese
citizens . . . will lead in practical terms to comprehensive, overall pressure on account
of which the Hizbollah organization will be obliged to adhere to a ceasefire."59 Given
this reasoning, the Zionist forces bombed the shelter which was providing refuge to
approximately five hundred Lebanese, most of whom were children, elderly and
women who had been forced out of their homes by Israeli raids on their villages, and
who had been unable to get to Beirut. This bombing led to the deaths of 109
Lebanese civilians and seriously wounded 116 others. During the attack, Israeli
forces used between 5 and 6 advanced bombs designed to explode above their
target in order to cause the largest possible number of casualties. Moreover,
international investigations confirmed that the Israeli forces had deliberately targeted
the shelter.60
Ali, one of those wounded in the attack, says, "I fled in the morning with two friends
and went for refuge to the emergency forces in Qana. I had my wife and my four
children with me. They led us into a shelter where there were about fifty people. Then
suddenly the sound of bombing rang out. A first shell, then a second fell near the
shelter, and as we were trying to get out, another shell hit the shelter directly. I don't
know what happened to my wife and children."61 Fadi Jabir weeps as he talks about
things he saw after the Israeli bombs fell on those who had left their homes to come
to the base for the UN Fayjiya peace-keeping forces. He says, "I heard people
shouting 'Allahu akbar!', and a woman fell down unconscious. I reached out to get an
idea what had happened to her, and her brain fell into my hand."62 As for Sa'd Allah
Balhas, who was wounded by a piece of shrapnel in the Zionist massacre, he says,
"In one second I lost everything: my children, 14 of my grandchildren, and my wife. I
don't want to live anymore. Tell the doctors to let me die."63

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Trqumia Massacr:
March 10 1998 :Israeli Occupied West Bank, March 10--Israeli soldiers opened fire with automatic
weapons on a van full of unarmed Palestinian workers, killing Adnan Abu Zneid, 34, and two other Palestinians. Two more laborers were wounded as the group returned from helping to construct a building near Tel Aviv. Eyewitnesses described the Israeli gunfire as "indiscriminate."
Israeli Army Maj. Uzi Dayan said that the soldiers acted "according to regulations" in opening fire on the van with automatic weapons at a checkpoint outside Hebron.
Ali Abu Zneid, 37, a cousin of the deceased, was in the van and fell uninjured under the others' bodies. He said that the Jewish soldiers, "shot to kill."
Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai described the killings as an "accident"
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Janta Massacre :
22/12/1998 (Lebanon):
Israeli warplanes waited for the children to come home from the field to embrace their mother when they carried out this savage attack. Mother and her 6 children
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24 Of June 1999 Massacres

24/6/1999 (Lebanon)
Martyrs: 8
Injures: 84
Target: Under
Building in
Beirut

In an interview with the "kolhaer" magazine, five Israeli soldiers said that the artillery commander had said to his soldiers "We are skilled marksmen. Anyhow, there are millions of Arabs... It's their problem. Whether Arabs become one more or less is just the same...We have accomplished our duty.
The whole issue is not about more than a group of "Arabosheem" (a racist term hostile to Arabs used by the Israelis). We should have launched more shells to kill more Arabs.
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Western Bekaa villages Massacre:
29/12/1999 (Lebanon):
The Israeli warplanes dropped bombs on he children who were celebrating the “eid” festival, killing eight children and wounding 11 others.
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These are just some of the massacres committed against the Palestinians and Lebanese by the Zionists. If the raids on southern Lebanon old and new were to be taken into account the true magnitude of Zionist crimes against humanity could start to emerge. If one were to go into the gruesome details of the atrocities committed in 1948 the -mopping up operations -, the deliberate humiliation and massacres of Arabs and the desecration of the holy places of both Muslim and Christian as well as the looting of these holy places and personal property by the Israeli army and settlers; one might just start to appreciate what Zionism is all about.

That's just in case any body didn't want to take the time to link to the site I gave. Anon #1

3:06 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Information anon #1, This should make a people take a hard look at the way the Zionist operate. Just a bunch of killers.

anon #1

3:16 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Americans what do you think of this when it comes to our own vessels being attacked.

"I was never satisfied with the Israeli explanation. . . . Through diplomatic channels we refused to accept their explanations. I didn't believe them then, and I don't believe them to this day. The attack was outrageous "
-- US Secretary of State Dean Rusk
"...the board of inquiry (concluded) that the Israelis knew exactly what they were doing in attacking the Liberty."
-- CIA Director Richard Helms
"I can tell you for an absolute certainty (from intercepted communications) that the Israelis knew they were attacking an American ship."
-- NSA Deputy Director Oliver Kirby
"That the Liberty could have been mistaken for the Egyptian supply ship El Quseir is unbelievable"
-- Special Assistant to the President Clark Clifford, in his report to President Lyndon Johnson
"The highest officials of the [Johnson] administration, including the President, believed it 'inconceivable' that Israel's 'skilled' defense forces could have committed such a gross error."
-- Lyndon Johnson's biographer Robert Dallek in Flawed Giant, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 430-31)

"A nice whitewash for a group of ignorant, stupid and inept [expletive deleted]."
-- Handwritten note of August 26, 1967, by NSA Deputy Director Louis W. Tordella reacting to the Israeli court decision exonerating Israelis of blame for the Liberty attack.
"Never before in the history of the United States Navy has a Navy Board of Inquiry ignored the testimony of American military eyewitnesses and taken, on faith, the word of their attackers.
-- Captain Richard F. Kiepfer, Medical Corps, US Navy (retired), USS Liberty Survivor
"The evidence was clear. Both Admiral Kidd and I believed with certainty that this attack...was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew.... It was our shared belief. . .that the attack. . .could not possibly have been an accident.... I am certain that the Israeli pilots [and] their superiors. . .were well aware that the ship was American."
-- Captain Ward Boston, JAGC, US Navy (retired), senior legal counsel to the US Navy Court of Inquiry
That the attack was deliberate "just wasn't a disputed issue" within the National Security Agency
-- Former NSA Director retired Army Lieutenant General William Odom on 3 March 2003 in an interview for Naval Institute Proceedings

Former NSA/CIA Director Admiral Bobby Inman "flatly rejected" the Cristol/Israeli claims that the attack was an accident
-- 5 March 2003 interview for Naval Institute Proceedings
Of four former NSA/CIA seniors with inside knowledge, none was aware of any agency official who dissented from the position that the attack was deliberate
-- David Walsh, writing in Naval Institute Proceedings
"It appears to me that it was not a pure case of mistaken identity."
-- Captain William L. McGonagle, Commanding Officer, USS Liberty, speaking at Arlington National Cemetery, June 8, 1997
"To suggest that they [the IDF] couldn't identify the ship is ... ridiculous. ... Anybody who could not identify the Liberty could not tell the difference between the White House and the Washington Monument."
-- Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chief of Naval Operations and later Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, quoted in The Washington Post, June 15, 1991, p. 14
anon #2

3:45 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More remarks by knowledgeable American leaders
WHO SAYS THE LIBERTY ATTACK WAS DELIBERATE?
The following is a partial list of individuals and groups
supporting the position that the attack was deliberate

This is the group that Israeli supporter Ahron Jay Cristol calls "conspiracy theorists"

• "I was never satisfied with the Israeli explanation. . . . Through diplomatic channels we refused to accept their explanations. I didn't believe them then, and I don't believe them to this day. The attack was outrageous."
-- US Secretary of State Dean Rusk

• "Accidents don't occur through repeated attacks by surface vessels and aircraft. It obviously was a decision made pretty high up on the Israeli side, because it involved combined forces. The ship was flying an American flag. My judgment was that somewhere along the line some fairly senior official gave the go ahead. I personally did not accept the Israeli explanation."
-- US Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Recorded interview, www.ussliberty.org

• "...the board of inquiry (concluded) that the Israelis knew exactly what they were doing in attacking the Liberty."
-- CIA Director Richard Helms in his book A Look Over my Shoulder

• "It was no accident."
-- Richard Helms, former director, Central Intelligence Agency. Navy Times, 6/26/2002. Asked to say more, Helms remarked that he did not want to spend the rest of his life testifying in court about the attack.

• That the attack was deliberate "just wasn't a disputed issue" within the National Security Agency
-- Former NSA Director retired Army Lieutenant General William Odom on 3 March 2003 in an interview for Naval Institute Proceedings

• Former NSA/CIA Director Admiral Bobby Inman "flatly rejected" the Cristol/Israeli claims that the attack was an accident
-- 5 March 2003 interview for Naval Institute Proceedings

• "I have never believed that the attack on the USS Liberty was a case of mistaken identity. That is ridiculous. Israel knew perfectly well that the ship was American."
-- Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, former Chief of Naval Operations and later Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff writing for Americans for Middle East Understanding, June 8, 1997

• "To suggest that they [the IDF] couldn't identify the ship is ... ridiculous. ... Anybody who could not identify the Liberty could not tell the difference between the White House and the Washington Monument."
-- Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chief of Naval Operations and later Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, quoted in The Washington Post, June 15, 1991, p. 14

• "To me, the picture thus far presents the distinct possibility that the Israelis knew that Liberty might be their target and attacked anyway."
-- Admiral Rufus Taylor, Deputy CIA director, as quoted by CIA director Admiral Rufus Taylor in A Look Over My Shoulder.

• Of four former NSA/CIA seniors with inside knowledge, none was aware of any agency official who dissented from the position that the attack was deliberate
-- David Walsh, writing in Naval Institute Proceedings

• "That the Liberty could have been mistaken for the Egyptian supply ship El Quseir is unbelievable"
-- Special Assistant to the President Clark Clifford, in his report to President Lyndon Johnson

• "Inconceivable that it was an accident – 3 strafing passes, 3 torpedo boats. Set forth facts. Punish Israelis responsible"
-- Clark Clifford, Secretary of Defense under Lyndon Johnson, in Minutes of NSC Special Committee Meeting, 9 June 1967

• "A nice whitewash for a group of ignorant, stupid and inept [expletive deleted]."
-- Handwritten note of August 26, 1967, by NSA Deputy Director Louis W. Tordella reacting to the Israeli court decision exonerating Israelis of blame for the Liberty attack. Dr. Tordella expressed the view that the attack was deliberate and that the Israeli government attempted to cover it up to authors James Ennes and James Bamford and to Congressman George Mahon (D-Texas), and in an internal memorandum for the record. He noted "a nice whitewash for a group of ignorant, stupid and inept (redacted)" in the margin of the official Israeli excuse for the attack as noted in the NSA Gerhard report 1982)

• "The attack was clearly deliberate."
-- General Marshall Carter, former director, National Security Agency, in a telephone interview with James Ennes

• "The attack was deliberate"
-- Lucius Battle, former presidential advisor, as keynote speaker for 1982 USS Liberty reunion.

• "....did not buy the Israeli ‘mistake' explanations either. Nobody believes that explanation." When informed by author Bamford of gruesome war crime (killing of large numbers of POWs) at nearby El Arish, Morrison saw the connection. "That would be enough," he said. "They wouldn't want us in on that. You've got the motive. What a hell of a thing to do."
-- Major General John Morrison, US Air Force, Deputy Chief NSA Operations during the attack and later Chief of NSA Operations as reported in Body of Secrets by James Bamford, p233.

• "I can tell you for an absolute certainty (from intercepted communications) that they knew they were attacking an American ship."
-- Oliver Kirby, former deputy director for operations/production, National Security Agency. Kirby participated in NSA's investigation of the attack and reviewed translations of intercepted communications between pilots and their headquarters which he reports show conclusively that they knew their target was an American ship. Kirby is considered the "Godfather" of the USS Liberty and USS Pueblo intercept programs. (Telephone interviews with James Ennes and David Walsh for Friendless Fire, Proceedings, June 2003)

• On the strength of intercept transcripts of pilots' conversations during the attack, the question of the attack's deliberateness "just wasn't a disputed issue" within the agency.
-- Lieutenant General William E. Odom, former director, National Security Agency, interview with David Walsh on March 3, 2003, reported in Naval Institute Proceedings, June, 2003

• Inman said he "flatly rejected" the Cristol thesis that the attack was an accident. "It is just exceedingly difficult to believe that [USS Liberty] was not correctly identified" based on his talks with NSA seniors at the time having direct knowledge of intercepted communications. No NSA official could be found who dissented from the "deliberate" conclusion.
-- Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, USN, Director National Security Agency 1977-1981, reported in Proceedings, June, 2003

• "I found it hard to believe that it was, in fact, an honest mistake on the part of the Israeli air force units. I still find it impossible to believe that it was."
-- Paul C. Warnke, Undersecretary of the Navy and later general legal counsel to the Department of Defense.

• "In many years, I have wanted to believe that the attack on the Liberty was pure error. It appears to me that it was not a pure case of mistaken identity. . . . I think it is about time that the State of Israel and the United States government provide the crew members of the Liberty, and the rest of the American people, the facts of what happened and why it came about that the Liberty was attacked 30 years ago today." Later, McGonagle remarked, "USS Liberty is the only US Navy ship attacked by a foreign nation, involving large loss of life...that has never been accorded a full Congressional hearing."
-- Captain William L. McGonagle, Commanding Officer, USS Liberty, speaking at Arlington National Cemetery June 8, 1997.

• "The Israelis told us 24 hours before that ...if we didn't move it, they would sink it. Unfortunately, the ship was not moved, and by the time the message arrived the ship was taking on water."
-- John Stenbit, Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3Im in an address to the AFEI/NDAI Conference for Net Centric Operations, Wednesday, April 16, 2003


• State Department Legal Advisor and author of highly critical detailed analysis of the Israeli excuse in telephone interview from his home in France, Mr. Salans described the attack as deliberate.
-- Legal Advisor Carl Salans

• Walter Deeley, NSA department head, conducted still-classified investigation of the attack and remarked later in telephone interview that he regards the attack as deliberate.
-- NSA Department Head Walter Deeley

• "The highest officials of the [Johnson] administration, including the President, believed it 'inconceivable' that Israel's 'skilled' defense forces could have committed such a gross error."
-- Lyndon Johnson's biographer Robert Dallek in Flawed Giant, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 430-31

• Never before in the history of the United States Navy has a Navy Board of Inquiry ignored the testimony of American military eyewitnesses and taken, on faith, the word of their attackers.
-- Captain Richard F. Kiepfer, Medical Corps, US Navy (retired), USS Liberty Survivor

• "The evidence was clear. Both Admiral Kidd and I believed with certainty that this attack...was a deliberate effort to sink an American ship and murder its entire crew.... It was our shared belief. . .that the attack. . .could not possibly have been an accident.... I am certain that the Israeli pilots [and] their superiors. . .were well aware that the ship was American."
-- Captain Ward Boston, JAGC, US Navy (retired), senior legal counsel to the US Navy Court of Inquiry

• According to Kidd's legal counsel, Captain Ward Boston, USN, Kidd discussed with him his belief that the attackers were aware they were attacking an American ship. The Court ruled otherwise because they were so directed by Washington.
-- Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, President of the Navy Court of Inquiry, as reported in Navy Times, 6/26/2002

• "I feel the Israelis knew what they were doing. They knew they were shooting at a U.S. Navy ship."
-- Captain Ward Boston, legal counsel to the Navy Court of Inquiry, as reported in . Navy Times, 6/26/2002

• "No one in the White House believed that the attack was an accident."
-- George Christian, Press Secretary to President Lyndon Johnson in letter to James Ennes, 1978.

• After reviewing the Court of Inquiry in his official capacity as legal counsel to the convening authority, concluded that the evidence did not support the findings that the attack was an accident and declined to recommend that his Commander sign and forward it to Washington.
-- Rear Admiral (then captain) Merlin Staring, Staff Legal Office for Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe and later Chief Judge Advocate General of the Navy. Statement to Navy Times, 3 June 2002 and elsewhere

• "This book [Assault on the Liberty] gives convincing evidence that the attack was deliberate and that the facts, including the Navy's bungling before and during the attack, were covered up."
-- United States Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III as reported in Congressional Record -- Senate S13136 September 23, 1980. Senator Stevenson later announced his interest in holding Congressional hearings on the attack. He pointed out that the survivors have been consistent in their accounts of what happened and that the attack was, in his word, "premeditated." Also reported by William J. Small, United Press International, September 28, 1980.



• "American leaders did not have the courage to punish Israel for the blatant murder of its citizens. . . . The Liberty's presence and function were well known to Israel's leaders. ...Israel's leaders concluded that nothing they might do would offend the Americans to the point of reprisal. If American leaders did not have the courage to punish Israel for the blatant murder of American citizens, it seemed clear that their American friends would let them get away with almost anything.
-- George Ball, under secretary of state at the time writing in The Passionate Attachment: America's Involvement with Israel, pages 57-58.

• "I don't think that there's any doubt that it was deliberate.... [It is] one of the great cover-ups of our military history."
-- David G. Nes, the deputy head of the American mission in Cairo at the time

• "FBI officials counter that ‘friendly' spying can be as damaging as spying for enemies, they note, as in 1967 when Israeli jets deliberately attacked the electronic intelligence-gathering ship USS Liberty...."
-- FBI Officials reported in Washington Times, November 26, 1998

• "How much better if Congress would....call to account those who were involved in spreading lies about the tragedy."
-- James Akins, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Akins in Special Report, The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty, June 8, 1967, The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, December, 1999

• "The attack was deliberate and not an accident."
-- Victor Ostrovsky, author and former Mossad officer, in telephone conversations with former Congressman Pete McCloskey October 10, 1991, and with and several conversations with James Ennes.

• "It's an American ship!" the pilot of an Israeli Mirage fighter-bomber radioed Tel Aviv as he sighted the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967. Israeli headquarters ordered the pilot to attack the American ship.
-- former US Ambassador to Lebanon Dwight Porter describing transcripts of communications he saw, reported in syndicated column "Remembering the Liberty" by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, November 6, 1991.

• "The historical event which took place in June 1967 can hardly be called enigmatic and mysterious. ...It is difficult to understand that the Israelis could not identity the USS Liberty, since the ship had a unique antenna and equipment and especially since the Israelis had identified the ship with long term observation."
-- Translated from a taped interview with Sergeev Oleg Korneevitch, retired Colonel, Soviet GRU.

• "The government of Israel intentionally attacked the ship. ...The attack was not legally justified. ...(there were) two further violations of international law...the use of unmarked military aircraft (and)...the wanton destruction of life rafts."
-- Walter L. Jacobsen, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy, in Naval Law Review, Vol 36, Winter 1986

• "The attack was not an accident."
-- Stephen Green, author. Antelope Valley Press, April 5, 1984

• "Certain facts are clear. The attack was no accident. The Liberty was assaulted in broad daylight by Israeli forces who knew the ship's identity. ...The public, however, was kept in the dark. Even before the American public learned of the attack, U.S. government officials began to promote an account satisfactory to Israel. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee worked through Congressmen to keep the story under control. The President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, ordered and led a cover-up so thorough that years after he left office the episode is still largely unknown...."
-- Paul Findley, author and former Member of Congress 1961-1983 in They Dare to Speak Out, by Paul Findley, 1985, page 166

• "Is the Liberty episode being erased from history. So it would seem...What has happened to our prying journalistic corps and our editors, normally so indignant of attempted suppression of the news?...We believe that a joint select committee of Congress should investigate the strange case of the USS Liberty..."
-- William F. Buckley, journalist and publisher, National Review, June 27, 1967

• (In a review of "Six Days of War" by Michael Oren.) "Oren...frequently descends to vulgar propaganda. Deeming the Israeli combined air and naval assault on the USS Liberty ...an accident,' Oren rehashes official Israeli tales and embellishes them with his own whoppers."
-- Norman Finkelstein, PhD, author, professor of political science, DePaul University, writing in Journal of Palestine Studies, Spring, 2003, p85

• "The attack on the USS Liberty was planned and there is and was a cover-up." "If the very valuable lessons of the Liberty were known, the capture of the USS Pueblo could not have happened."
-- Lloyd M. "Pete" Bucher, US Navy, Commanding Officer USS Pueblo when captured by North Korea in January 1968, in telephone conversations with James Ennes and on September 6, 2002, with Richard Schmucker.

• "Nearly everyone who is not affiliated with Israel...and who has seriously looked into the attack believes that it was deliberate. ...The bare facts of the attack rule out any other conclusion."
-- Donald Neff, author, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August, 2002, p29

• Ralph Hoppe, Colonel, US Army, retired, reports that dozens of intelligence reports soon after the attack described the attack as deliberate including a "consensus report" which summarized the collective view of the US intelligence community. Soon orders came from Washington to collect and destroy all such reports. Nothing more in official channels described the attack as deliberate.
-- Aerotech News and Review, March 2, 2001, by John Borne, PhD, and conversations with James Ennes

• "It is clear that the Israelis knew that they were attacking a vessel of the US Navy, especially as it was flying a large Stars and Stripes at the time. The fact that they spent six hours reconnoitering and executing the attack, which included machine-gunning the lifeboats, attests to the deadly intent of the operation.
-- Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, Dangerous Liaison, the Inside Story of the US-Israeli Covert Relationship, by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, p152.

• "A. Jay Cristol's virtual minority of one assessment is not supported by the detailed non-technical common sense evidence to the contrary in Body of Secrets (by James Bamford). "There is nothing surprising in Bamford's conclusion that the attack was deliberate. Liberty survivors have made that case convincingly for years."
-- Professor Hayden Peake, author, former CIA officer and member, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, The Intelligencer, Vol. 12, No.1, Summer 2001

• Book reviews transcripts of communications during the attack which establish that the attack was deliberate.
-- Israel's Wars, 1947-1993, by Ahron Bregman

• Survivors of the attack are unanimous in their conviction that the attack was deliberate. Among other things, their belief is based upon the intense pre-attack reconnaissance, the fact that the firing continued from close range long after the attackers examined the ship and its markings from a few feet away, and because the Israeli version of events as reported to the United States is grossly untrue.
-- USS Liberty survivors

• Several Air Force intelligence analysts who have come forward to report that they saw real-time transcripts of communications from the attacking forces which show clearly that they were aware they were attacking an American ship. Others who saw these transcripts include Dwight Porter and Oliver Kirby, mentioned above, and several top officials of the American intelligence community.
-- Former US Air Force intelligence analysts Ron Gotcher, Steve Forslund, Richard Block and pilot Charles Tiffany

• Published doctoral thesis establishes that the attack was deliberate.
-- John Borne, PhD, adjunct professor of history, NY University.

• Rejects the US Navy Court of Inquiry as inadequate, declares that the attack was apparently deliberate, and calls upon the United States to conduct a complete and thorough investigation.
-- Resolution #508 of the American Legion at its 49th annual national convention in August, 1967

• "The [Navy Court of Inquiry] leaves a good many questions unanswered."
-- The New York Times, July 1, 1967

• "The naval inquiry is not good enough."
-- The Washington Post, June 30, 1967

• "They must have known...that Liberty was an American ship."
-- The Washington Star, June 30, 1967

• "The action was planned in advance"
-- Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson in The Washington Post, June 30, 1967

• "Only the blind or the trigger happy could have made such a mistake"
-- The National Observer

• "The attack was deliberate. Those responsible should be court-martialed on charges of murder."
-- California Congressman Craig Hosmer in the Congressional Record--House, June 29, 1967, p. 17893

• "How can this be treated so lightly? What complaint have we registered?
-- Mississippi Congressman Thomas G. Abernethy in the Congressional Record--House, June 29m, 1967, pp. 17894-5

• The story has been hushed up."
-- Louisiana Congressman John R. Rarick in the Congressional Record--House, September 19, 1967, pp. 12170-6

http://www.ussliberty.org/

anon #2

3:46 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ONE massacre is missing ... Safsaf! Just for the records guys ...

4:02 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ma'an News Agency:

Following the vicious attack on a 19-year old Swedish human rights worker in the West Bank city of Hebron a week ago, the international human rights campaign group, Amnesty International, has taken up the campaign to raise awareness about the risks to international human rights activists working in the occupied Palestinian territory from Israeli settlers.

19-year old Tove Johansson was attacked in Hebron by a group of violent, extremist ultra-Orthodox Jewish settlers on Saturday 18 November. The Israeli army, stationed nearby at one of the city's many checkpoints, did little to protect her or her colleagues from the attack.

(A report on the incident can be read here.)

The Swedish foreign ministry intends to follow up the issue with the Israeli authorities, according to a press statement from the activist group that Tove was working for, the International Solidarity Movement.

"The Swedish government is dissatisfied with Israel's investigation of an attack in the contentious West Bank city of Hebron that left a Swedish activist with a broken cheekbone", the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

"We're concerned that this hasn't been followed up, and we intend to speak to the relevant authorities and ask for more information about the incident," said Petra Hansson, a spokeswoman for the Swedish Foreign Ministry."

Amnesty International is urging action following this latest attack by Israeli settlers and their supporters, and recommending appeals to Israeli ministers.

Amnesty International says, "Amnesty International is concerned at the latest such attack against those who seek through their presence to afford protection to Palestinians and to bear witness to the abuses perpetrated against them by Israeli settlers in the area."

Amnesty International also reports on previous incidents of settler violence: "In August 2006, a Swedish and an Austrian national working for the international organization, the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT), were attacked by Israeli settlers in the Southern Hebron Hills area as they accompanied Palestinian shepherds to their land near Israeli settlements. CPT members have worked in the Hebron area for several years accompanying farmers to their land and monitoring the conduct of Israeli settlers in the area, and have themselves been frequently attacked by Israeli settlers.

"Amnesty International delegates were also assaulted and beaten with wooden clubs by Israeli settlers in the Southern Hebron Hills area in October 2004, as they were investigating repeated attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian children from isolated villages on their way to and from school.

"No investigations are known to have been carried out into the complaints lodged with the Israeli police by Amnesty International delegates and by dozens of International human rights defenders who have been attacked by Israeli settlers in recent years. The same is true for the complaints lodged by Palestinian victims of settlers' attacks. The impunity enjoyed by the settlers responsible for such attacks has in turn encouraged further attacks."

Amnesty International is appealing for the following action:

- express concern that the recent attack on human rights defender Tove Johannsson appears to be part of a pattern of attacks and intimidation of human rights defenders working in the Occupied Territories;

- call on the authorities to ensure that a thorough, independent and impartial investigation is promptly carried out into the attack on Tove Johannsson, and that those responsible for the attack are brought to justice;

- express concern that Israeli settlers continue to enjoy impunity for such attacks;

- call for urgent and concrete measures to be put in place to halt attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and human rights defenders.

Amnesty International recommends that appeals are sent in English, Arabic, Hebrew, or any other language to:

Meir Sheetrit
Acting Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice
29 Salah al-Din Street
Jerusalem 91010
Israel
Fax: +972 2 628 7757/ +972 2 628 8618
Email: sar@justice.gov.il
Salutation: Dear Minister

Tzipi Livni
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
9 Yitzhak Rabin Boulevard
Kiryat Ben-Gurion
Jerusalem 91035
Israel
Fax: +972 2 530 3367
Email: sar@mfa.gov.il
Salutation: Dear Minister

It just goes to show it doesn't have be all Palestinians that get attacked.

anon #2

4:21 PM, November 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a very good article published by a very prominent Jewish rabbi in 1948 and republished many times.


Home Historical_Documents Ten Questions to the Zionists
Ten questions to the Zionists
by Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandl ZT"L
Dean of Nitra Yeshiva and author of min hametzar
(Published by the author in 1948 and reprinted many times)

1.


IS IT TRUE that in 1941 and again in 1942, the German Gestapo offered all European Jews transit to Spain, if they would relinquish all their property in Germany and Occupied France; on condition that:
a) none of the deportees travel from Spain to Palestine; and
b) all the deportees be transported from Spain to the USA or British colonies, and there to remain; with entry visas to be arranged by the Jews living there; and
c) $1000.00 ransom for each family to be furnished by the Agency, payable upon the arrival of the family at the Spanish border at the rate of 1000 families daily.


2.


IS IT TRUE that the Zionist leaders in Switzerland and Turkey received this offer with the clear understanding that the exclusion of Palestine as a destination for the deportees was based on an agreement between the Gestapo and the Mufti.

3.


IS IT TRUE that the answer of the Zionist leaders was negative, with the following comments:
a) ONLY Palestine would be considered as a destination for the deportees.
b) The European Jews must accede to suffering and death greater in measure than the other nations, in order that the victorious allies agree to a "Jewish State" at the end of the war.
c) No ransom will be paid

4.


IS IT TRUE that this response to the Gestapo's offer was made with the full knowledge that the alternative to this offer was the gas chamber.

5.


IS IT TRUE that in 1944, at the time of the Hungarian deportations, a similar offer was made, whereby all Hungarian Jewry could be saved.

6.


IS IT TRUE that the same Zionist hierarchy again refused this offer (after the gas chambers had already taken a toll of millions).

7.


IS IT TRUE that during the height of the killings in the war, 270 Members of the British Parliament proposed to evacuate 500,000 Jews from Europe, and resettle them in British colonies, as a part of diplomatic negotiations with Germany.

8.


IS IT TRUE that this offer was rejected by the Zionist leaders with the observation "Only to Palestine!"

9.


IS IT TRUE that the British government granted visas to 300 rabbis and their families to the Colony of Mauritius, with passage for the evacuees through Turkey. The "Jewish Agency" leaders sabotaged this plan with the observation that the plan was disloyal to Palestine, and the 300 rabbis and their families should be gassed.

10.


IS IT TRUE that during the course of the negotiations mentioned above, Chaim Weitzman, the first "Jewish statesman" stated: "The most valuable part of the Jewish nation is already in Palestine, and those Jews living outside Palestine are not too important". Weitzman's cohort, Greenbaum, amplified this statement with the observation "One cow in Palestine is worth more than all the Jews in Europe".

There are additional similar questions to be asked of these atheist degenerates known as "Jewish statesmen", but for the time being let them respond to the ten questions.

These Zionist "statesmen" with their great foresight, sought to bring an end two two-thousand years of Divinely ordained Jewish subservience and political tractability. With their offensive militancy, they fanned the fires of anti-Semitism in Europe, and succeeded in forging a bond of Jew-hatred between Nazi-Germany and the surrounding countries.

These are the "statesmen" who organized the irresponsible boycott against Germany in 1933. This boycott hurt Germany like a fly attacking an elephant - but it brought calamity upon the Jews of Europe. At a time when America and England were at peace with the mad-dog Hitler, the Zionist "statesmen" forsook the only plausible method of political amenability; and with their boycott incensed the leader of Germany to a frenzy. And then, after the bitterest episode in Jewish history, these Zionist "statesmen" lured the broken refugees in the DP camps to remain in hunger and deprivation, and to refuse relocation to any place but Palestine; only for the purpose of building their State.

The Zionist "statesmen" have incited and continue to incite an embittered Jewish youth to futile wars against world powers like England, and against masses of hundreds of millions of Arabs.

AND THESE SAME ZIONIST "STATESMEN" HEEDLESSLY PUSH THE WORLD TO THE BRINK OF ANOTHER TOTAL WAR - REVOLVING ENTIRELY AROUND THE HOLY LAND.

What may befall the Jewish inhabitants of Palestine, of the Arab crescent, Europe, or the USA; is of no concern to these Zionist leaders. The rising anti-Semitism in the Western World is the product of their "statesmanship".

Under the guise of "love of Israel", the Zionist "statesmen" seduced many Jews to replace devotion to the Torah and its Sages with devotion to the scoundrel who founded Zionism. It is of no little significance that Herzl originally sought conversion of the Jews as a solution to the problems of the Diaspora. When he realized that this was not acceptable to the Jewish masses, he contrived Zionism as a satisfactory alternative!

A look into history reveals that this very same type of "statesmen" opposed the call of Jeremiah the prophet to yield to the minions of Nebuchadnezzar at the destruction of the first Temple. Five centuries later, Rabbi Yochonon Ben Zakai appealed to the people to surrender to Titus the Roman to avoid bloodshed. The "statesmen" rejected this appeal, and the second Temple was destroyed by the Romans. --- And now for the past fifty years, the Zionist "statesmen" rebuff the leadership of our Sages; and continue in their policy of fomenting anti-Semitism. When will they stop?? Must every Jew in America also suffer?? - Even the Nazi monsters had more sense, and gave up their war before all Germany was destroyed. The Zionist "statesmen" ridicule the sacred oath which the Creator placed upon the Jews in the Diaspora. Our Torah, in Tractate Ksubos, folio 111, specifies that the Creator, blessed be He, swore the Jews not to occupy the Holy Land by force, even if it appears that they have the force to do so; and not rebel against the Nations. And the Creator warned that if His oath be desecrated, Jewish flesh would be "open property", like the animals in the forest!! These are words of our Torah; and these concepts have been cited in Maimonides' "Igeres Teimon", "Be'er HaGola", "Ahavas Yehonosson", and in "Toras Moshe" of the Chasam Sofer.

IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT ALL THE SAGES AND SAINTS IN EUROPE AT THE TIME OF HITLER'S RISE DECLARED THAT HE WAS A MESSENGER OF DIVINE WRATH, SENT TO CHASTEN THE JEWS BECAUSE OF THE BITTER APOSTASY OF ZIONISM AGAINST THE BELIEF IN THE EVENTUAL MESSIANIC REDEMPTION.

Yidden - merciful sons of merciful fathers - how much longer must holy Jewish blood continue to be shed??

The only solution is:

The Jewish people must reject, outright, a "Jewish State".

The Jewish people should accept the US compromise.

We must depose the atheist-Zionist "statesmen" from their role as Jewish leaders, and return to the faithful leadership of our sages.

We beseech the Nations to open all doors to immigration - not only the doors of Palestine.

Peaceful, non-Zionist religious personalities in Palestine, (particularly from the native population) and their counterparts in the Diaspora, should engage in responsible, face-to face negotiations on behalf of the Jewish people, with the British and the Arabs; with an aim of amicable settlement of the Palestine issue.



Every Jew is obliged to pray to the Blessed creator, for in Him lies all our strength. Let us bear in mind that our prayers be forthright. One should not entreat the Creator to provide a banquet on Yom Kippur, and one can not perform a ritual ablution with a dead bug in his hand. Similarly, we should avoid the untenable position of the robber who prays for Divine help in carrying out his crime. We should pray that Zionism and its fruits vanish from the Earth, and that we be redeemed by the Messiah with dispatch.

A prisoner is released only when he has served his time, or if he is pardoned by the President for good behavior. If he attempts escape and is apprehended, his term is lengthened, besides the beating he receives when he is caught.

Faithful Jews- for over three and one-half thousand years, in all parts of the world, through all trials, our grandfathers and grandmothers marched through seas of blood and tears in order to keep the Faith of the Torah unswervingly. If we have compassion for ourselves, for our women and children, and for the Jewish people, we will maintain our golden legacy today. We have been sentenced to exile by the King of Kings because of our sins. The eternal blessed be He, has decreed that we accept the exile with humble gratitude until the time comes, or until we merit His pardon through repentance if we seek to end the exile with force, G-d will catch us, as our sages have forewarned, and our sentence becomes longer and more difficult.

Many times in the past have segments of our people been defrauded by false messiahs - but none of the false messiahs has been as fallacious and delusory as the lie of Zionism. With our historical experience as our guide, no retribution has been or will be greater than the retribution for giving credence to Zionism. If we wish our exile-sentence commuted, we must appeal through repentance; and through total physical and spiritual observance of the Sabbath, laws of family purity, and study of Torah.

Let it be clearly understood that never in Jewish history (even in the time of Jeroboam or Achav) have such hostile atheists stood at the helm of he Jewish people as today.

How can we plead to the Almighty for mercy while we tolerate these vile, "wicked" leaders as spokesmen! Beloved brothers - let us cleanse our ranks and cleanse our midst; let us entreat the Almighty through prayer, repentance, and fulfillment of mitzvos that He alone redeem us, immediately.
READ EXCERPT FROM RABBI WEISSMANDL'S BOOK Sefer Min Hametzar

Posted by anon#1

4:25 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Are you making a statement to the affect that hamas is totally absorbed in an evil enterprise it that it doesn't give a shit how many palestinians they have to kill to get their way?

4:45 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

The U.N. Human Rights Commission

Indeed, it is far more serious than that. On 19 October 2000 a Special Session of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights adopted a Resolution set forth in U.N. Document E/CN.4/S-5/L.2/Rev. 1, "Condemning the provocative visit to Al-Haram Al-Sharif on 28 September 2000 by Ariel Sharon, the Likud party leader, which triggered the tragic events that followed in occupied East Jerusalem and the other occupied Palestinian territories, resulting in a high number of deaths and injuries among Palestinian civilians." The U.N. Human Rights Commission then said it was "[g]ravely concerned" about several different types of atrocities inflicted by Israel upon the Palestinian People, which it denominated "war crimes, flagrant violations of international humanitarian law and crimes against humanity."

In operative paragraph 1 of its 19 October 2000 Resolution, the U.N. Human Rights Commission then: "Strongly condemns the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force in violation of international humanitarian law by the Israeli occupying Power against innocent and unarmed Palestinian civilians...including many children, in the occupied territories, which constitutes a war crime and a crime against humanity;..." And in paragraph 5 of its 19 October 2000 Resolution, the U.N. Human Rights Commission: "Also affirms that the deliberate and systematic killing of civilians and children by the Israeli occupying authorities constitutes a flagrant and grave violation of the right to life and also constitutes a crime against humanity;..." Article 68 of the United Nations Charter had expressly required the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council to "set up" this Commission "for the promotion of human rights."

Israel's War Crimes against Palestinians

We all have a general idea of what a war crime is, so I am not going to elaborate upon that term here. But there are different degrees of heinousness for war crimes. In particular are the more serious war crimes denominated "grave breaches" of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Since the start of the Al Aqsa Intifada, the world has seen those inflicted every day by Israel against the Palestinian People living in occupied Palestine: e.g., willful killing of Palestinian civilians by the Israeli army and Israel's illegal paramilitary settlers. These Israeli "grave breaches" of the Fourth Geneva Convention mandate universal prosecution for their perpetrators, whether military or civilian, as well as prosecution for their commanders, whether military or civilian, including Israel's political leaders.

anon #2

5:27 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Anon #1, Time to take a break. Would like to have some moldy bagels?

5:52 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Anon #1, Time to take a break. Would like to have some moldy bagels?

5:52 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Lonnie said...

I think I will pass, doesn't sound very appitizing.

anon #1

5:58 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Funny how the UN saw fit to condemn an Israeli for walking on Israeli property, all because it showed the islamic fascists how powerless they are, thus humiliating them.

But the UN still can't bring itself to condemn Palestinian war crimnes.

6:30 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

The Israeli invasion of the West Bank has been an evil affair.

At least 200 Palestinians have been killed, including more than 50 in Jenin alone. After barring the Palestinians from retrieving the bodies in that town, Israel has announced that it will bury them all in a common grave--no doubt in an attempt to hide the grisly truth.

One of the first victims of Israel's invasion was not a Palestinian "terrorist" but a young American mother, 21-year-old Suraida Saleh, killed by Israeli soldiers in Ramallah. She and her husband were trying to drive to safety at her father's house. She had her 9-month-old baby in her lap when she was shot in the head.[1]

Many of the dead simply bled to death, or succumbed in agony to untreated wounds, because Israel refused to allow ambulances to enter residential areas. The International Red Cross, the World Health Organization and the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees all have said people have died because Israeli forces had stopped rescuers from getting through.[2]

Abdullah Washai had to watch his 17-year-old brother, Munir, slowly bleed to death in Jenin. He took several hours to die. A hole had been ripped in his shoulder by a round from an Israeli helicopter. When the boy's mother, Mariam, ran into the street screaming for help, Israeli soldiers shot her dead.[3]

In Bethlehem, Samieh Abdeh, 64, and her son, Khaled Abdeh, 37, bled to death after being hit by Israeli fire inside their family home. Because Israeli troops prevented ambulances from reaching the house, family member Sami Abdeh was forced to watch helplessly as the life ebbed out of his two loved ones.[4]

In perhaps the most despicable of these incidents, Israeli troops have forced wounded civilians to bleed to death just yards from hospitals. A 56-year-old Palestinian grandmother, Weedad Safran, was shot by an Israeli sniper as she left Ramallah hospital after having a cast removed from her leg. She died after soldiers prevented medics from treating her.[5]

And doctors at al-Razi Hospital in Jenin have reported that a man bled to death on the hospital's doorstep after soldiers prevented medics from rescuing him.[6]

Throughout the occupied West Bank, Israeli soldiers continue to murder civilians. Manal Sofran, a Ramallah housewife, was shot in the head while calling her husband Sami and their four children to come inside. Three Ramallah men were shot in a single day. One died in a taxi after delivering a woman relative to Ramallah Hospital to give birth. Soldiers shot another in the chest as he stood in front of his home. A third was killed trying to drive relatives out of Ramallah to their home villages.[7]

Another kind of murder took place when Halema Hussein Atrash, from al-Walaja village near Bethlehem, pregnant and in a difficult labor, was denied the care required to deliver her baby. He was stillborn as Israeli troops refused to let her vehicle through a checkpoint to get to a hospital.[8]

Several Palestinians have recounted being used as human shields by Israelis. Ali Mustafa Abu Siria, 43, an Arabic teacher in Jenin, was seized by an Israeli army patrol, who led him out of his home handcuffed and at gunpoint and forced him to walk ahead of the troops and their sniffer dogs. When he was shot--by Israeli crossfire, he believes--they did nothing to help him.[9]

In their siege of the Church of the Nativity compound in Bethlehem--denounced by Pope John Paul II as "unimaginable and intolerable"--the Israelis have shot and killed Khaled Syam, a 23-year-old policeman from the Gaza Strip who was fighting a fire started by an Israeli smoke grenade in the adjoining St. Catherine's Church [10], and Samir Ibrahim Salman, the basilica's mentally disabled bellringer.[11]

Still alive, as of this moment, is Armin Sinanian, 22, an Armenian Orthodox cleric shot by an Israeli sniper when he looked out a convent window.[12]

Israeli soldiers ransacked Bethlehem's Christmas Lutheran Church. Rejecting offers by its pastor, the Rev. Mitri Raheb, to peacefully admit the troops, the soldiers bashed in 31 doors and smashed 57 windows in the three-story compound.[13]

The Israeli desecration of holy buildings mirrors the enormous damage to property and civil infrastructure caused by the invasion.

Edward Gargan, writing for Newsday from Bethlehem, reports that "an exhaustive tour" revealed "wide-ranging destruction by Israeli troops," and that a five-hour trip of the city "found not a single car that had not been destroyed."[14]

Reporting from Jerusalem for the Baltimore Sun, Peter Hermann has described how "institution by institution, Israel's military re-occupation of the West Bank has destroyed the infrastructure of the Palestinian Authority."[15]

Other reports concur. Daniel Williams, on location for the Washington Post, writes that "the battering of Palestinian Authority facilities has been a highlight of this week's invasion,"[16] and Tracy Wilkinson, reporting from Ramallah for the Los Angeles Times, says that "at its core, the offensive is a systematic attempt, fathered by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and midwifed by his military commanders, to finish off the Palestinian Authority, any remnant of the landmark Oslo peace process and, most important, Arafat."[17]

Bashir Abu Walid, a Ramallah resident, says that, to Americans, Palestinians are "just statistics" to be allowed to die.[18]

What are we doing to prove him wrong?





NOTES



1. "Israeli Soldiers Shoot and Kill a US Citizen as She Holds Her 9-Month-Old Baby in Her Lap," April 3, 2002, press release from Democracy Now!. Online here.
Raeed N. Tayeh, "Details Emerge About American Woman Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers," American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice, April 1, 2002.

2. Justin Huggler, "Death and Destruction Spread across West Bank," The Independent, April 6, 2002. Online here.

3. Justin Huggler, "Jenin: 'My mother Ran for Help. A Soldier Shot Her in the Head,'" The Independent, April 11, 2002. Online here.

4. A graphic photo is online here.

5. Suzanne Goldenberg, "The Bodies, the Chaos - and the Debris of War in a City under Siege," The Guardian, April 3, 2002. online here.

6. Suzanne Goldenberg, "Refugees Flee Camp with Reports of Israeli Abuses in Jenin," The Guardian, April 12, 2002. online here.

7. "'We are Just Statistics': Ongoing Israeli Shootings in Ramallah Raise Questions of Civilian Targeting," Daniel Williams, Washington Post, April 11, 2002. online here.

8. Jonathan Cook, "'We Lost Our Baby Boy,'" Observer, April 7, 2002. online here.

9. Suzanne Goldenberg, "Refugees Flee Camp with Reports of Israeli Abuses in Jenin," The Guardian, April 12, 2002. online here.
See also Justin Huggler and Said Ghazali, "Witnesses Tell How Elderly Were Used as Human Shields for Tank Forces," The Independent, April 9, 2002. online here.

10. Phil Reeves, "Carey Envoy Pleads for the Body of Muslim 'Martyr' in Christian Shrine," The Independent, April 12, 2002. online here.

11. Robert Fisk, "Unholy War: The Bethlehem Bellringer, the Doctor, the Mother. The Innocent Keep on Dying," The Independent, April 7, 2002. online here.

12. Phil Reeves, "Monk Shot in Besieged Basilica of the Nativity," The Independent, April 11, 2002. online here.
Amos Harel and Anat Cygielma, "Monk Seriously Hurt in Bethlehem," Ha'aretz, April 11, 2002.

13. Keith B. Richburg, "Israeli Forces Inflict Widespread Damage in Bethlehem; Residents Describe Operation As Driven by Hatred, Revenge," Washington Post, April 8, 2002. online here.

14. Edward A. Gargan, "Troops and Terror Among the Ancients," Newsday, April 9, 2002.

15. Peter Hermann, "Institutions Targeted in Israeli Incursions; Army Destroying Infrastructure of Palestinian Authority," Baltimore Sun, April 7, 2002.

16. Daniel Williams, "Attacks Strip Away Foundation of Palestinian Rule," Washington Post, April 5, 2002. online here.

17. Tracy Wilkinson, "Arafat, Oslo Accord Are Sharon's Prime Prey," Los Angles Times, April 9, 2002. online here.

On the destruction of Palestinian civil society, see also:
Suzanne Goldenberg, "Sharon Tries to Destroy All Traces of Arafat Rule," The Guardian, April 6, 2002. online here.
Barbara Plett, "Palestinian Society Lies in Ruins," BBC, April 12, 2002. online here.
Serge Schmemann, "Attacks Turn Palestinian Dream Into Bent Metal and Piles of Dust," New York Times, April 11, 2002. online here.

18."'We are Just Statistics': Ongoing Israeli Shootings in Ramallah Raise Questions of Civilian Targeting," Daniel Williams, Washington Post, April 11, 2002. online here.

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6:39 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Lonnie said...

By STEVE WEIZMAN, Associated Press Writer Tue Nov 21, 6:13 PM ET
JERUSALEM - Nearly 40 percent of

West Bank settlements are built on private land seized from Palestinians, an Israeli watchdog group said Tuesday — challenging the government's long-standing assertion the communities were built only on unclaimed territory.
Citing leaked Israeli military documents, Peace Now unveiled a report it said showed settlements were built on Palestinian property seized by the army long after

Israel's Supreme Court outlawed the practice in 1979.
"We are talking about an institutional land grab," Dror Etkes, a settlement expert with the group, told reporters in Jerusalem.
In the

Gaza Strip, meanwhile, Israeli troops killed a top Hamas commander in an operation against Palestinian rocket squads. Two other Palestinians, including an elderly woman, also were killed, hospital officials said.
Palestinian militants fired at least three rockets into Israel on Tuesday, one of which fatally wounded a man in Sderot — the second resident to be killed by rockets in a week.
U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Louise Arbour was touring the border town when the rocket exploded about half a mile away. Sderot residents surrounded her car and shouted at her to leave, angry with the U.N.'s condemnation of Israel and her support for Gazans after errant Israeli shelling that killed 19, part of an effort to stop the rocket barrages.
"No government would tolerate such attacks, and neither will Israel," Israeli government official David Baker said after the death of the 43-year-old factory worker, Yaakov Yakobovitz.
In apparent Palestinian infighting, a former

Fatah Cabinet minister, Abdel Aziz Shahin, 62, was shot and wounded in Gaza City after criticizing the ruling Islamic group Hamas on a radio show, hospital officials said.
Peace Now said its information was leaked from the Civil Administration, the Israeli military department responsible for civil affairs in the West Bank, which Israel seized in the 1967 Middle East war. It said at the government's request, the Supreme Court delayed a scheduled May hearing on Peace Now's petition to have the data released under freedom of information laws.
In its 174-page report, Peace Now said the Civil Administration database showed 38.8 percent of the area occupied by Israeli settlements, settlement outposts and industrial zones in the West Bank was privately owned Palestinian land, illegally expropriated by Israeli authorities.
Most notable was the city of Maaleh Adumim outside Jerusalem — with a population of 30,000, the West Bank's biggest settlement — where Peace Now said 86.4 percent of the real estate was in fact Palestinian-owned.
Israel has agreed to freeze settlement construction under an internationally backed peace plan, but says the fate of the settlements should be left to future peace negotiations.
The court ruling of 1979 ordered the Defense Ministry to stop seizing private Palestinian land for military use and turning it over for settlement construction. Peace Now said the practice continued, and 31.3 percent of the land built into settlements since the ruling is owned by Palestinians.
Civil Administration spokesman Shlomo Dror said he had not had an opportunity to study the report and could not comment on the figures.
"I can say that in general we have a clear directive not to build on privately owned Palestinian land," he said. He added that West Bank property records, passed down through successive Ottoman, British and Jordanian rulers, were incomplete and that some people listed as holding property titles had died and their heirs were unknown.
"I'm not sure that all the land Peace Now says is Palestinian, is Palestinian," he said.
Bentsi Lieberman, head of the settlers' council, insisted the settlements were built on public land. Speaking on Channel 2 TV, he said much of the land is claimed falsely by Palestinians.
Nearly 244,000 Jewish settlers live in the West Bank. In the summer of 2005, Israel evacuated all 8,500 settlers from the Gaza Strip, along with its military bases.
Since then, Palestinian militants in Gaza have been pounding southern Israel with homemade rockets. A woman in the town of Sderot, a frequent target, was killed in a volley last week.
In Tuesday's raid, ground troops, backed by helicopters and tanks, surrounded the Gaza City home of Ayman Hassanin, 26, a local Hamas leader, witnesses said.
Gunmen streamed to the area as troops called on loudspeakers for Hassanin and his brother, Ibrahim, to surrender, according to the militants' mother, who identified herself only as Umm Mahmoud. A gunbattle erupted, and Ayman Hassanin was killed.
A 70-year-old woman also was killed in the battle, and a 20-year-old man was killed elsewhere, Palestinian medical officials said.
The army said troops fired at the house only after militants fired bullets and mortars at the soldiers.
Also Tuesday, two Italian Red Cross workers in Gaza were kidnapped by militants, the agency said, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners in the territory. They were released just after midnight on Wednesday, Palestinian security officials said.

anon #1

6:56 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

I heard that some Palestinian hated her grandchildren so much she killed herself.

It seems she wanted to have some dead Jews as company but they fooled the idiot by throwing a harmell fircracker at her and she killed herself in self defense.

7:40 PM, November 24, 2006  
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8:22 PM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

It is a shame that Palestinian terrorists insist on using school children and their teachers as human shields.

Now they are teaching a grannie brigade to blow up.

A sick, sick people.

4:36 AM, November 25, 2006  
Blogger Robin said...

A prayer in paradise

By Gideon Levy

The kindergarten teacher is lying on a stretcher, covered with blood. The minibus is parked alongside. From somewhere to the left, the army cannon is firing shells. The children are lying on the ground next to one another. That is how one of the children described the morning when they were driving to their kindergarten in Beit Lahia and an Israel Defense Forces shell or missile - the army spokesman refuses to say - exploded several meters away and mortally wounded the teacher before their eyes.

Two high school-students on their way to school, Ramzi al-Sharafi, 15 and Mohammad Ashour, 16, were killed in the bombing. And this week the children of the Indira Gandhi kindergarten buried their teacher, Najwa - which means "prayer" in Arabic - the mother of two toddlers, who lay in a coma for about two weeks in Gaza's Shifa Hospital.

Almost nothing was written in Israel about the shelling of the minibus carrying 20 youngsters. It happened two days before the shelling that killed 22 residents of neighboring Beit Hanun, at the height of Operation Autumn Clouds. By a miracle the missile/shell did not hit the minibus directly, but landed at a distance of 15 meters from it.




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The traumatized children from the kindergarten have not recovered. This week they marched, bearing wreaths and signs they had drawn in memory of their beloved teacher, in the mourning procession to Najwa Khalif's home; the adults interred her in the Beit Lahia cemetery.

Indira Gandhi Hamuda, the owner of the new kindergarten, an impressive 35-year-old woman, says that during the past months she used to tell the children that the Israelis don't kill children, only those who fire Qassams, and that they had nothing to fear as long as they didn't go up to the rooftops. Last week one of the children asked: "You told us that the Israelis don't kill children, but only the Qassam launchers, so why did they shoot at our minibus?"

What can you say to a four-year-old who saw his kindergarten teacher lying covered with blood alongside their minibus? That the firing on the minibus was meant to prevent Qassams, which have only intensified since then?

The reply of the IDF spokesman: "On November 6, the IDF attacked a cell of Qassam-launchers in the Beit Lahia neighborhood of Sheikh Zayed, whose members had come to pick up the launchers from which rockets had been fired the previous night in the direction of the western Negev. At the time of the attack, no uninvolved persons were identified in the vicinity of the terror cell. The IDF regrets all injury of uninvolved persons. Very unfortunately, the terror organizations habitually launch rockets at Israel from within residential areas, and thus sometimes unintended injury to civilians caught in the cross-fire is unpreventable."

In the wretched Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia the latest casualties are lying. You see them groaning in their unmade beds, surrounded by relatives. This one was working in the field, this one was innocently walking when the fire caught them. These are the lucky ones. The seriously wounded have already been transferred elsewhere.

Meanwhile a wounded man is being rushed to a local clinic - an elderly farmer, who was brought in on a donkey cart, an improvised ambulance, straight from the field after an army tank fired at him. His daughter runs after the cart, screaming. The explosion was heard all over. Passersby carry the old man into the clinic.

The IDF tanks and bulldozers are a few hundred meters from us; the road is already torn up and it is no longer passable. "The IDF at work" as the media phrase it.

A child arrives at the clinic, holding two casings from ammunition fired from an Apache helicopter. Not far away is a mourners' tent for Taher al-Masri, a 16-year-old boy who was killed the day before.

For a moment, Beit Lahia looks like a pastoral village, and then suddenly it becomes a focus of fear and loss. Who knows that as well as the children of the Indira Gandhi kindergarten, with its colorful Mickey Mouse signs? Mickey also appears on the slide in the pleasant yard with its decorative plants. There are not many kindergartens in Gaza as well kept as this one.

Indira Gandhi? The father of the owner of the kindergarten fell in love with the admired Indian leader and decided to name his daughter after her. (He also named one of his sons Hassan, after the king of Morocco, and another son Hussein, after the king of Jordan.) Some people call the woman Indira, some call her Gandhi, and some call her Indira Gandhi. A yellow garbage can, a gift from Germany, stands at the entrance, adjacent to the town's strawberry fields.

There are 260 children enrolled in this kindergarten, from Beit Lahia, Beit Hanun, the Jabalya camp and the surrounding area. They are divided into groups in colorful rooms decorated with murals - children aged four and five, learning reading, writing, arithmetic and English, between 7:30 A.M. and noon. Only about one-tenth of the parents were able to pay the tuition: NIS 300 a year. Children of the fallen and of prisoners attend free of charge. The entrances to several of the classrooms are covered with grating and sheets of plastic, and have no windows. Indira does not have the money to complete construction of the new facility, and most of the parents have no money to pay.

For eight years the kindergarten wandered among various premises, until this year it moved to this spacious and attractive structure. Every morning the children who live far away are transported in two Volkswagen Transporters, one blue and one yellow; the blue one was the one involved in the incident. Now the two minibuses bear signs in memory of the teacher who was buried Sunday, when we arrived.

There is firing in the background. The kindergarten is almost empty; most of the children joined the mourning procession for their teacher. Indira's daughter, Hadil Hamuda, 14, is watching over the handful of children who have stayed. This morning she went to school, but after half an hour, when the tanks came loudly rolling in, the teachers decided to send the students home.

A bird is hopping on the sand in the kindergarten. Naim al-Rahal, a smiling young man of 23, the driver of the blue minibus, made his usual rounds on that Monday two weeks ago. At 6:50 A.M. he arrived at the Sheikh Zaid neighborhood and waited for one of the children who came downstairs late. The minibus was already full, 20 children and three teachers. They didn't go to Beit Hanun that morning because it was dangerous. Teacher Najwa Khalif was sitting in the middle seat with her young son Wasim, 3, on her knees and her daughter Manar, 5, beside her.

While he was still waiting for the child who was late, the driver suddenly heard a deafening boom. He says that the shock waves sent the minibus flying. He started the engine and tried to escape. The child who was delayed did not manage to board and Al-Rahal saw him running after the bus shouting, unable to catch up. After the driver drove away, he noticed that Najwa was bleeding from her neck and head, and that her head was leaning sideways. It turned out that two shells had penetrated the window and hit her. She was already unconscious and the blood was dripping onto Wasim who was sitting on her knees. "The blood spilled onto the little children, onto their briefcases and onto the books," he recalls.

Al-Rahal quickly drove toward the nearest hospital, Al-Ouda, while the children's screams filled the vehicle. "The children were shouting. I still can't sleep remembering the screams," he says.

The children haven't been sleeping since then, either. Immediately after the incident, dozens of frightened parents came to the kindergarten to see what had happened to their children. The place was filled with little cries of grief - not only from the children who had been witnesses. They were all sure that the teacher was dead, but Indira tried to lift their spirits and told them she would recover from her wounds. Then she was forced to close the kindergarten for five days. Some of the children have not returned since then, others still refuse to travel in the minibus; one child asked his parents to move next to the kindergarten so he won't have to travel in the bus.

It's been two weeks since the incident and Indira tells of children who still don't utter a word all day long, and of kindergarten teachers who still burst out crying.

The sound of a passing helicopter or tank makes everyone in the kindergarten nervous now. The driver, Al-Rahal, says that today he saw the boy who came downstairs late and ran after the minibus, after the shelling, hiding behind the kindergarten building. It turned out that he had wet himself and was embarrassed to board the minibus en route home.

"Before this they would see an Apache and say, 'Here's an Apache,'" says Indira. Since the incident the children have been using dough only for making weapons. Beforehand there were some who made dough rifles, but now they're all doing it," she says. Even the girls.

Najwa Khalif worked in the kindergarten for three years. Here is a picture of her surrounded by children, and there is her classroom with miniature plastic chairs in a variety of colors, arranged carefully around the little tables, with drawings on the wall: a mother duck and her ducklings, 2 apples + 1 = 3. In the first days after her death they divided the children in her class among the other classes, but now they already have a new teacher, a substitute. During the two weeks when Najwa was fighting for her life they held daily prayers for her welfare in the kindergarten.

On Sunday morning, when they learned that she had died, Indira gathered all the kindergarten children and told them not to be angry, because she had gone to paradise

5:47 PM, November 25, 2006  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Interesting how Arabs have been teaching their children how to make weapons, even in kindergarten.

7:07 AM, November 26, 2006  

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