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Bus Bombings in Southern Israel Kill 11
AP-Yahoo ^ | Aug 31, 2004

Posted on 08/31/2004 6:20:48 AM PDT by TopQuark

Bus Bombings in Southern Israel Kill 11

9 minutes ago Add World - AP to My Yahoo!

JERUSALEM - Two buses exploded almost simultaneously in southern Israel on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 20 in the first major Palestinian attack inside Israel in nearly six months, rescue officials said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: israel; middleeast; muslims; palestinians; suicidebombings; terror

1 posted on 08/31/2004 6:20:48 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: SJackson; dennisw

Sorry to bring the news of new murders.


2 posted on 08/31/2004 6:22:25 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: TopQuark
Concentration camps are starting to sound pretty good about now.

-Dan
3 posted on 08/31/2004 6:23:19 AM PDT by Flux Capacitor (VOTE NADER IN '04!!! [Democrats only, please])
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To: TopQuark
Religion of peace strikes again.
4 posted on 08/31/2004 6:23:50 AM PDT by No-Compromise Conservative
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To: TopQuark

Time is long past for Arafat to assume room temperature.


5 posted on 08/31/2004 6:24:17 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: TopQuark

May God comfort those who mourn and heal the injured...


6 posted on 08/31/2004 6:24:44 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: TopQuark
The text of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's speech as prepared for delivery Monday at the Republican National Convention:

"Terrorism did not start on September 11, 2001. It had been festering for many years.

And the world had created a response to it that allowed it to succeed. The attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics was in 1972. And the pattern had already begun.

The three surviving terrorists were arrested and within two months released by the German government.

Action like this became the rule, not the exception. Terrorists came to learn they could attack and often not face consequences.

In 1985, terrorists attacked the Achille Lauro and murdered an American citizen who was in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer.

They marked him for murder solely because he was Jewish.

Some of those terrorists were released and some of the remaining terrorists allowed to escape by the Italian government because of fear of reprisals.

So terrorists learned they could intimidate the world community and too often the response, particularly in Europe, was "accommodation, appeasement and compromise."

And worse the terrorists also learned that their cause would be taken more seriously, almost in direct proportion to the barbarity of the attack.

Terrorist acts became a ticket to the international bargaining table.

How else to explain Yasser Arafat winning the Nobel Peace Prize when he was supporting a terrorist plague in the Middle East that undermined any chance of peace?"

7 posted on 08/31/2004 6:27:53 AM PDT by veronica (http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com/ - read the truth about John Kerry!)
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To: TopQuark

It will be interesting to see how Sharon reacts to this one. I hope they finally take out Arafat.


8 posted on 08/31/2004 6:30:11 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: 1bigdictator; 1st-P-In-The-Pod; 2sheep; 7.62 x 51mm; A Jovial Cad; a_witness; adam_az; af_vet_rr; ..
Bomb blasts ripped through two buses in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on August 31, 2004, killing at least 12 people in an attack carried out by Palestinian suicide bombers, Israeli radio and medics said.  (Reuters Graphic)
Tue Aug 31, 9:16 AM ET
Reuters

Bomb blasts ripped through two buses in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on August 31, 2004, killing at least 12 people in an attack carried out by Palestinian suicide bombers, Israeli radio and medics said. (Reuters Graphic)

Rescue workers spray water on the wreckage of a bus in Beersheba southern Israel in this image taken from television Tuesday Aug 31, 2004. Two buses exploded almost simultaneously in southern Israel on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 20 rescue officials said. ( AP Photo/IBA via APTN )
Tue Aug 31, 9:20 AM ET
AP

Rescue workers spray water on the wreckage of a bus in Beersheba southern Israel in this image taken from television Tuesday Aug 31, 2004. Two buses exploded almost simultaneously in southern Israel on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 20 rescue officials said. ( AP Photo/IBA via APTN )

A rescue worker carries a victim of an explosion in Beersheba, southern Israel in this image taken from video Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Two buses exploded almost simultaneously in southern Israel on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 20 rescue officials said. ( AP Photo/IBA via APTN )
Tue Aug 31, 9:06 AM ET
AP

A rescue worker carries a victim of an explosion in Beersheba, southern Israel in this image taken from video Tuesday Aug. 31, 2004. Two buses exploded almost simultaneously in southern Israel on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 20 rescue officials said. ( AP Photo/IBA via APTN )

I ask all FReepers to pray for the safety of my son in the IDF, who is on duty in the Jordan Valley.

FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel ping list.

WARNING: This is a high volume ping list


9 posted on 08/31/2004 6:33:28 AM PDT by Alouette (My son, the Learned Youngster of Zion)
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To: TopQuark
Will Israel do anything?

Maybe they can use some of those non-lethal weapons they've been developing.

10 posted on 08/31/2004 6:37:42 AM PDT by zarf
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To: TopQuark
Bad news lets see what scummy Mohammedan gang claims credit for these murders.
11 posted on 08/31/2004 6:39:00 AM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: TopQuark

It is time to destroy the jihadists wherever they are to be found. Send them to their "Allah".


12 posted on 08/31/2004 6:40:22 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: TopQuark
Sharon should take out Arafat and his ilk immediately.Show no mercy to these thugs.
13 posted on 08/31/2004 6:49:11 AM PDT by afnamvet (USAF Tuy Hoa AFB RVN 68-69 NOT FONDA KERRY!)
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To: veronica

14 dead I just heard..The reporter said" a bloody box of cookies on the street and book bag of a child "..I hate these terrorists.


14 posted on 08/31/2004 7:24:20 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: Alouette
A television grab shows emergency workers carrying an injured person onto an ambulance after an explosion on a bus on the main street of Beersheba, Israel, August 31, 2004. Explosions tore through two buses on the main street of the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in presumed suicide attacks, Israeli television said. Palestinian suicide bombers have killed more than 400 people since the start of an uprising nearly four years ago. ISRAEL OUT. REUTERS/IBA
Tue Aug 31,10:04 AM ET
Reuters

A television grab shows emergency workers carrying an injured person onto an ambulance after an explosion on a bus on the main street of Beersheba, Israel, August 31, 2004. Explosions tore through two buses on the main street of the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in presumed suicide attacks, Israeli television said. Palestinian suicide bombers have killed more than 400 people since the start of an uprising nearly four years ago. ISRAEL OUT. REUTERS/IBA

A television grab shows emergency workers carrying an injured person into an ambulance after an explosion on a bus on the main street of Beersheba, Israel, August 31, 2004. Explosions tore through two buses on the main street of the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in presumed suicide attacks, Israeli television said. Palestinian suicide bombers have killed more than 400 people since the start of an uprising nearly four years ago. ISRAEL OUT. REUTERS/Channel 10.
Tue Aug 31,10:02 AM ET
Reuters

A television grab shows emergency workers carrying an injured person into an ambulance after an explosion on a bus on the main street of Beersheba, Israel, August 31, 2004. Explosions tore through two buses on the main street of the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in presumed suicide attacks, Israeli television said. Palestinian suicide bombers have killed more than 400 people since the start of an uprising nearly four years ago. ISRAEL OUT. REUTERS/Channel 10.

A television grab shows emergency workers wheeling an injured person into an ambulance after bomb blasts ripped through two buses in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba August 31, 2004.  REUTERS/Channel 10
Tue Aug 31,10:01 AM ET
Reuters

A television grab shows emergency workers wheeling an injured person into an ambulance after bomb blasts ripped through two buses in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba August 31, 2004. REUTERS/Channel 10


15 posted on 08/31/2004 7:30:56 AM PDT by Alouette (My son, the IDF soldier, on guard for Israel)
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To: TopQuark

Baruch Dayan Haemet.

I had gotten used to the quiet coming from Israel... what a rude awakening.

Sharon: We must respond forcefully to this terrorist attack! The Gaza withdrawal will be implemented immediately!

Idiot.


16 posted on 08/31/2004 7:39:26 AM PDT by blurb
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To: TopQuark


ISLAM IS LOVE

“Islam is a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. It's a faith that has made brothers and sisters of every
race. It's a faith based upon love, not hate.”

- President Bush, September 10, 2002


President Bush's Roundtable with Muslim Leaders -

"All Americans must recognize that the face of terror is not the true faith -- face of Islam. Islam is a faith that brings comfort to a
billion people around the world. It's a faith that has made brothers and sisters of every race. It's a faith based upon love, not hate."

- President Bush,
September 10th, 2002

ISLAMIC NATIONS DESERVE FREEDOM

“The peoples of the Islamic nations want and deserve the same freedoms and opportunities as people in every nation. And their
governments should listen to their hopes.”

- President Bush, June 1, 2002


A WAR AGAINST EVIL

“All of us here today understand this: We do not fight Islam, we fight against evil.”

- President Bush, November 6, 2001


NOT AT WAR AGAINST ISLAM

“Because this great nation of many religions understands, our war is not against Islam, or against faith practiced by the Muslim
people.”

- President Bush, January 5, 2002


ISLAM IS OF CHARITY

“The Islam that we know is a faith devoted to the worship of one God, as revealed through The Holy Qur’an. It teaches the value and
the importance of charity, mercy, and peace.”

- President Bush, November 15, 2001

AMERICA’S MUSLIMS

“There are thousands of Muslims who proudly call themselves Americans, and they know what I know -- that the Muslim faith is based
upon peace and love and compassion.”

- President Bush, September 28, 2001

TERRORISTS HIJACKING ISLAM

“The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim
friends; it is not our many Arab friends.”

- President Bush, September 20, 2001

WAR ON TERROR, NOT MUSLIMS

“I've made it clear, Madam President, that the war against terrorism is not a war against Muslims, nor is it a war against Arabs. It's a
war against evil people who conduct crimes against innocent people.”

- President Bush, September 19, 2001


ISLAM IS PEACE

“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent
peace. They represent evil and war.”

- President Bush, September 17, 2001


8 posted on 08/29/2004 5:14:04 PM CDT by freedom44


17 posted on 08/31/2004 7:43:58 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...

If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.


18 posted on 08/31/2004 7:51:29 AM PDT by SJackson (Pat Buchanan, “The Skunk at the Garden Party”, Michael Medved on Pat at the Republican Convention)
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To: Flux Capacitor

Sounds about right to me, too, FC.


19 posted on 08/31/2004 8:09:06 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm (• Veni • Vidi • Vino • Visa • "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: truthandlife
I hope they finally take out Arafat.

I'm waiting to hear that a Cabinet Meeeting is being convened, as we both know what will be discussed.

20 posted on 08/31/2004 8:09:14 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: SJackson

Prayers for the families. May God comfort them all and punish the guilty.


21 posted on 08/31/2004 8:09:47 AM PDT by BayouCoyote (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices it.)
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To: TopQuark

But I was told all this get tough on terrorism is what made the bombers stop. Guess that didn't work.


22 posted on 08/31/2004 8:11:02 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: joesnuffy
There are thousands of Muslims who proudly call themselves Americans, and they know what I know -- that the Muslim faith is based upon peace and love and compassion.”

President Bush, September 28, 2001

This is the same President that told us Mexico was our good friend too.

23 posted on 08/31/2004 8:13:22 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: dennisw

Hamas has claimed responsibility.

According to Radio news (Sweden) the killers came from the Hebron area - an area where the Safety barrier isn't finished
(actually the last was also from the radio news, although they didn't call it a safety barrier).

Yesterday border guards stopped a suicide bomber so it looks like Hamas' bomb factories are up and running again.


24 posted on 08/31/2004 8:36:08 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy
Yesterday border guards stopped a suicide bomber so it looks like Hamas' bomb factories are up and running again......


Unfortunately technology diffuses. Thus more and Mohammedans know how to make car bombs, suicide bombs, roadside bombs. Imagine what the man himself, Muhammad, could have done with explosives to fuel his Jihads.
25 posted on 08/31/2004 8:51:04 AM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

Yes it did stop it SIGNIFICANTLY!! Of course nothing is ever 100 percent full proof, however from what WAS once a homicide bombing almost daily and for sure weekly, it has now been brought down to once in every few months and that is a BIG difference and its ONLY because of the IDF and shin bet actions against these terrorists as well as the building of the anti terror security fence.

Oh and on the latter, the fence isn’t 100 percent completed yet and in fact in the south, where the terrorists came through to attack the other day, there was no fence up yet..........all that is due to the outside as well as inside Israeli courts acting stupid (as usual) and halting the construction..................no matter, eventfully I believe it will be finished and well what is a FACT of now a over 70 percent REDUCTION this year of terrorist violence against Israel will only get even higher when the anti terrorist security fence is completed!!

P.S. this is my first post here……Long time reader, though never posted till now. This comment by Joe Hadenuf just caught my eye and well I guess y’all will be hearing more from me in the coming future.


26 posted on 09/01/2004 6:53:27 AM PDT by naltiw (Yes it did stop it SIGNIFICANTLY!!)
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