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Pregnant mother and four daughters killed in Gaza terror attack
Israel Insider ^ | May 2, 2004

Posted on 05/02/2004 5:56:39 AM PDT by Judea

Pregnant mother and four daughters killed in Gaza terror attack

By israelinsider staff May 2, 2004

An Israeli woman in her eighth month of pregnancy and her four daughters were killed this afternoon when two terrorists opened fire at Israeli cars traveling on the Kissufim-Gush Katif road in the Gaza Strip. Soldiers shot the terrorists dead, but only after an explosive device at the scene detonated, wounding three soldiers, two of them with moderate-to-serious injuries.

The victims of the attack were identified as Tali Hatuel, 34, and her daughters Hila (11), Hadar (9), Roni (7) and Merav (2). Tali's husband was not in the car at the time of the attack, ynet reported.

The Hamas terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the terror attack, Channel Ten television reported. Palestinian sources said, however, that the attack was a joint effort of Islamic Jihad and the Fatah's Popular Resistance Committees, media sources reported.

The attack occurred when the two gunmen, apparently residents of Dir el-Balah, began firing at Israeli cars on the road. The woman and her children were killed when shots hit their vehicle; at least one civilian in another car was also injured.

An IDF jeep arrived on the scene and soldiers engaged the terrorists in a gun battle, eventually managing to kill them. Three soldiers were injured by an explosive device; it is not yet clear if this was a bomb or a grenade hurled at them, news sources reported.

The wounded soldiers were airlifted by an army helicopter to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva.

The terror attack occurred on the day when Likud Party members are voting in a referendum whether to approve Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip.

Supports of the disengagement plan said the terror attack only emphasized the reasons Israel should withdraw from the Gaza Strip, ynet reported.

MK Michael Ratzon (Likud), a leading opponent of disengagement, said that Hamas and Islamic Jihad were doing all they could to prove that Israel was withdrawing from Gaza under fire. Ratzon warned that if disengagement was implemented, the terrorists who launched today's terror attack would end up living in the very house of the family that they had murdered.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: muslims; religiouscleansing
In another article it said that the car was first of all driven off the road by the terrorists who then approached the vehicle and shot the mother and her daughters at close range.

Why is Arafat still alive?

1 posted on 05/02/2004 5:56:40 AM PDT by Judea
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To: Judea
Arafat is on borrowed time.
2 posted on 05/02/2004 5:58:12 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Judea
*waits for UN condemnation....

of Israel*
3 posted on 05/02/2004 5:58:59 AM PDT by Crazieman
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To: Judea
Needed; A few more D-10s and a couple more AC-130s.































4 posted on 05/02/2004 5:59:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Judea
That's all anybody needs to know. They kill girls as a demonstration of their faith and bravery. They need to be exterminated.
5 posted on 05/02/2004 6:02:10 AM PDT by jimfree (Oblivious is as oblivious does.)
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To: jimfree
"They need to be exterminated."

That, sir, is the correct solution.

Blessings, Bobo
6 posted on 05/02/2004 6:04:52 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Judea
Such is the way of cowardly Arabs. They do this all the time and celebrate like they are brave warriors. Cowards who hide in the population because they know Israel and the United States don't target civilians like they do. Who use mosques as military centers. Send them all to hell where they belong.
7 posted on 05/02/2004 6:05:17 AM PDT by bushfamfan
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To: Judea
Welcome to FR.

It's appalling....where's the outrage? Not only do they kill Israeli women and children, they are even willing to send in their own women and children to die. Pali men are obviously a very sick bunch.

8 posted on 05/02/2004 6:06:38 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Judea
Ah, the mighty Hamas warriors have struck a blow for the liberation of Palestinian by exterminating a mother and her 3 children. Let's give them medals-- lead ones out of the end of a gun.
9 posted on 05/02/2004 6:07:02 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Judea
I wonder if the F****** Arabs are angered over this as much as the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners?
10 posted on 05/02/2004 6:16:06 AM PDT by the_rightside (Union Corruption: www.nlpc.org)
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To: anniegetyourgun
"It's appalling....where's the outrage?"

Outrage? In Europe there is widespread hatred of Israel and much support for the terrorists. In the UK, most people don't bother to hide their annihilatory antipathy towards Israel; it's out in the open in the media and on every street corner.

Even British MPs tell the world they want to be suicide bombers:

Liberal Democrat MP: Why I would consider being a suicide bomber

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/libdems/story/0,9061,1129505,00.html

I am a British Jew. My family have lived here for over 150 years - many members have fought in all wars during that time and have contributed greatly to the country in every way imaginable. Recent events have proved to me beyond question that this is no longer my country.
11 posted on 05/02/2004 6:18:36 AM PDT by Judea
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To: Judea
The media certainly won't dwell on this.
12 posted on 05/02/2004 6:27:35 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Judea
Welcome to FR, Judea.


Prayers for the family of this innocent family. May God comfort her husband and the rest of the family.

The day Arafat and his minions depart this Earth--the better.
13 posted on 05/02/2004 6:31:36 AM PDT by MoJo2001 (Thank you to our Veterans and Active Duty For Our Freedom!)
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To: FITZ
"The media certainly won't dwell on this."

How Aljazeera sees it:

Five settlers killed in resistance strike

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/122254F8-A8EE-4C44-AF90-9CBD6DB73A0D.htm
14 posted on 05/02/2004 6:37:01 AM PDT by Judea
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To: Judea

More atrocities from the "Religion of Peace".

Apparently, the only peace Islam offers is the peace of the grave.
15 posted on 05/02/2004 6:41:14 AM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Judea
Gee, maybe Ted Koppel will have their name and faces on Nightline. I mean to "honor" the dead due to the war on terrorism. He should... He's Jewish and should have a special connection to victims that are picked because of their religion....... ya think?
16 posted on 05/02/2004 6:42:40 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is .)
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To: Judea
I'd say most of Europe is "not your country." As a Christian, I stand with you against the re-emerging and fast-growing anti-semitism around the world. The world hates us both....for reasons they don't even comprehend.
17 posted on 05/02/2004 6:47:52 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Judea
soldiers engaged the terrorists in a gun battle, eventually managing to kill them.

The good news does not outweigh the bad news, sadly.

18 posted on 05/02/2004 7:20:33 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Judea
Welcome to FreeRepublic :)
19 posted on 05/02/2004 7:23:37 AM PDT by moonman
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To: Judea
>Tali's husband was not in the car at the time of the >attack, ynet reported.

Dear Lord, please give this man the strength he will need in the next while. I can only imagine the pain of losing your pregnant wife and four children. I repeat the asked question above, why is Arafat alive?
20 posted on 05/02/2004 7:48:42 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: Judea
Welcome to FR. I don't know why Arafat is still alive, but when they drag his dead body through the streets, I'm throwing a party.

Prayers for the victims and their family.
21 posted on 05/02/2004 8:06:16 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Torrance Ca....land of the flying monkeys)
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To: Judea
Here's the plan.

Abduct Arafat's wife and daughter who live, quite well off as it were, in Switzerland. Send a video tape of their incarceration with the following proviso.

Arafat will don a suicide belt and detonate it. If he does then the hostages will be released, (NOT!)

22 posted on 05/02/2004 8:10:22 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Crazieman
*waits for UN condemnation....

of Israel*

Yes, they used excessive force on those terrorists. (sarcasm off)

23 posted on 05/02/2004 8:25:54 AM PDT by Mark17
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To: Judea
I'd like to add my welcome to you also.

It looks as if you will be bringing interesting insights to FR for as long as you choose to do so.

ML/NJ

24 posted on 05/02/2004 8:34:16 AM PDT by ml/nj
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FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel ping list.

WARNING: This is a high volume ping list

25 posted on 05/02/2004 8:35:22 AM PDT by Alouette (Float like a butterfly, sting like a B-52)
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To: FITZ
"The media certainly won't dwell on this"

Nope they won't. They're too busy showing the pictures of the Iraqi prisoners abused by our soldiers. And you know, if there were pictures of the Israeli mother and her children, no way would the media show them.

26 posted on 05/02/2004 8:37:12 AM PDT by fly_so_free (Never under estimate the treachery of the democrat party-Save USA vote a dem out of office)
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To: Judea
May G-d comfort those who mourn and restore His Kingdom speedily and in our days.
27 posted on 05/02/2004 8:41:48 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: Judea
Nooooooo. This horrible act occurs and meanwhile, the rest of the world is busy condemning America for the abberation of a few sadistic soldiers.
28 posted on 05/02/2004 9:27:46 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Judea
I will pray for their families.


29 posted on 05/02/2004 10:58:54 AM PDT by drq
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To: Judea
May G-d have mercy on us all.
30 posted on 05/02/2004 11:54:18 AM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Judea
Savages... they glory in the blood of pregnant mothers and little girls. I hope they burn in hell.
31 posted on 05/02/2004 12:08:34 PM PDT by coydog (End Single-Party rule in Canada!)
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To: Judea
Outrage? In Europe there is widespread hatred of Israel and much support for the terrorists.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1127435/posts
32 posted on 05/02/2004 6:36:50 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: jimfree
"They need to be exterminated."


33 posted on 05/02/2004 8:15:38 PM PDT by Major_Risktaker (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Major_Risktaker

34 posted on 05/02/2004 9:00:21 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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