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Hamas calls for more suicide bombings
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 January 2005 | Khaled Abu Toameh

Posted on 01/10/2005 1:43:14 PM PST by anotherview

Jan. 10, 2005 20:06 | Updated Jan. 10, 2005 22:58
Hamas calls for more suicide bombings
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
BIR ZEIT

As the Palestinian Central Election Committee was holding a press conference in Ramallah on Monday to announce the final results of the election for the chairmanship of the Palestinian Authority, hundreds of students attended a rally organized by Hamas at Bir Zeit University, where they called for more suicide attacks against Israel.

"Oh suicide bomber, wrap yourself with an explosive belt and fill the scene with blood," chanted a chorus of five male students at the rally, held by the Hamas-affiliated Islamic List to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of Hamas bomb-maker Yehya Ayyash, better known as "The Engineer."

Green Hamas flags and large portraits of slain Hamas leaders Ahmed Yassin and Abdel Aziz Rantisi decorated the campus and the hall where some 500 activists gathered to honor the former university student responsible for a string of suicide bombings that killed at least 100 Israelis in the mid-90s.

Organizers said the timing of the parley was not linked to the election of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) as Yasser Arafat's successor. Speakers refrained from making any reference to the election, pointing out the event, approved by the university administration, had been planned long before the vote. They also refused to comment on the results of the vote.

"Ayyash is alive and don't say that he's dead," a speaker told the crowd, who responded by shouting "Allahu Akbar! (God is great)." Another speaker described the Hamas bomb-maker as "the engineer of death for those who deserved to die."

The students also paid tribute to anther colleague, Izzaddin al-Masri, who carried out the suicide attack in Jerusalem's Sbarro restaurant in 2002, killing 16 people and wounding more than 100.

The Hamas rally was seen as a show of strength in the wake of Abbas's victory and a reminder of the tough challenges he faces from the Islamic group and its allies.

The guest of honor at the rally was Hasan Yousef, the moderate Hamas leader in the West Bank who was recently released from Israeli prison.

Asked about the election of Abbas, he said he had phoned the new PA chairman earlier in the day to congratulate him on his election. "We hope he will be able to do something for the Palestinian people, but we're not the problem," he said.

"The problem is the Israeli occupation and the daily killings, assassinations, detentions and house demolitions. If the occupation stops, there will be no problem. The question is whether the Israeli government will halt its aggression against the Palestinians, and I don't think it will."

Yousef said Hamas did not rule out the possibility of a truce with Israel. "Hamas has in the past offered many gestures and a hudna (temporary truce) to Israel, but the response has always been more escalation and assassinations," he added.

Hamas, which boycotted Sunday's election, announced on Monday that it would nevertheless deal with Abbas as the elected leader of the PA. Several Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip questioned the integrity of the vote, which they said was plagued by massive voter fraud and irregularities, but pledged to respect the choice of the Palestinians.

Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip, Mahmoud Zahar, said he did not see Abbas's victory as a mandate from the Palestinians to disarm Palestinian groups.

"If Abu Mazen wants a mandate, he has to come up with a way to ask the Palestinian refugees around the world, not just those in the West Bank and Gaza Strip," he said. "Abu Mazen has said that these are only internal elections. Therefore they can't be considered an authorization from all Palestinians."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; birzeit; hamas; intifada; israel; pa; palestinians; suicidebombings; terrorism; terrorists
Is this the hopeful sign the Bush administration is seeing? Why is there such optimism? I don't get it.
1 posted on 01/10/2005 1:43:15 PM PST by anotherview
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To: SJackson; dennisw; Alouette; yonif; Salem; IAF ThunderPilot

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2 posted on 01/10/2005 1:44:19 PM PST by anotherview
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To: anotherview

"...hundreds of students attended a rally..."

Targets of opportunity, IDF!


3 posted on 01/10/2005 1:45:59 PM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: anotherview
"Why is there such optimism? I don't get it."

I think that the desire for peace is so great that any straw will be grasped at. In my hmo, that is what is going on now. I only wonder how many passes Abbas will get? Arafat got endless passes so I am quite worried.

4 posted on 01/10/2005 1:47:28 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: anotherview

I find the discussion of "peace" and "hudna" in the same breath disgusting. A hudna is a dishonorable truce--there is no honesty, and no intention of moving onwards towards peace.


6 posted on 01/10/2005 1:48:40 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Kristian

What about this makes you feel deceived by President Bush?


7 posted on 01/10/2005 1:49:37 PM PST by bamaborn
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To: anotherview

Lesson learned: Free elections means people are free to elect terrorists as their leaders.

Then what?


8 posted on 01/10/2005 1:49:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: anotherview

Islam at it's finest! As usual...


9 posted on 01/10/2005 1:50:51 PM PST by Edgerunner (Don't pay attention to me, ..I haven't been here long enough to have any credibility...)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
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10 posted on 01/10/2005 1:51:16 PM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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To: anotherview

I call for a Daisy Cutter on Hamas.


11 posted on 01/10/2005 1:51:32 PM PST by TheOtherOne
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To: Kristian

i, too, would like to know what, in the article, leads you to doubt Bush's intentions toward militant Islamists?

I don't think HE has ever backed down, but when he has a State Dept., and ex-Presidents (Carter) over there acting like the Palestinians are the aggrieved party and that Israeli are the terrorists, then he has to be more nuanced in his reactions to what is going on over there.

I am a big fan of Tony Blair, but when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, he tends to show too much optimism that the Palestinians will behave. They won't.


12 posted on 01/10/2005 1:59:48 PM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: Kristian

Please understand that the onus is on Abbas. His future actions, not his words are what are being tested here. Bush is extending Abbas an opportunity to do the right thing here. If he doesn't, rest assured, he will get the same treatment Bush extended to Arafat.


14 posted on 01/10/2005 2:05:45 PM PST by umgud
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To: Kristian

I have a feeling you were unseasy to begin with and pretending to support Bush. Why would this make you change your mind now? It involves Israel and the Palestinians who have been fighting for over 50 years.


15 posted on 01/10/2005 2:07:49 PM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: BushisTheMan

useasy = uneasy


16 posted on 01/10/2005 2:08:05 PM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: Kristian

He's just playing politics. He has to give the new Palestinian leader at least one chance for the world community. Bush knows the terrorist Abu Mazen is going to fail the test... and then Bush will have free will to take another hard line against the palestinians.


19 posted on 01/10/2005 2:18:52 PM PST by Andrew LB
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To: Kristian

Let me say that you prolly have less that favorable news over there regarding Bush---I hope it doesn't surprise you to know that the Mainstream Media over here are less than favorable towards Bush, therefore, I can understand why you have questions---

Bush is somewhat of a poker player, in my opinion, in that he will act like he is doing something one way, but is actually doing something else so his enemies both here and abroad are left off guard.

There are things about George Bush that I even have problems with but being hardcore against Islamic terrorists is not one of them. I believe he would put on a uniform hisself and fight Bin Ladin if he could.

He would be seen as too "hardline" if he doesn't at least make a show of giving Abbas a "chance". Judging from some of the things that Abbas has said in the last few days, I wouldn't look for a second chance. Remember, according to the Democrats he is "surrounded by neo-cons (Jews) and is doing their bidding". I think this is a political move.


20 posted on 01/10/2005 2:19:04 PM PST by Txsleuth (Proud to be a Texan)
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To: anotherview
I think the Hamas bombers need to practice first. They should set off a few bombs in Damascus first, and see if they succeed in killing themselves. If so, then they can try it on the Israelis.
21 posted on 01/10/2005 3:14:54 PM PST by wolfpat
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To: anotherview
Hamas calls for more suicide bombings

Water is wet.
The Pope is Catholic.
Bears poop in the woods.

22 posted on 01/10/2005 4:49:03 PM PST by Alouette (Abu Mazen: Arafat after a shower and shave)
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To: anotherview

23 posted on 01/10/2005 4:50:46 PM PST by petercooper (DEAN in '08!)
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To: anotherview
"Oh suicide bomber, wrap yourself with an explosive belt and fill the scene with blood," chanted a chorus of five male students at the rally

Wow. They really know how to come up with those catchy chants, don't they?

Organizers said the timing of the parley was not linked to the election of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) as Yasser Arafat's successor. Speakers refrained from making any reference to the election, pointing out the event, approved by the university administration, had been planned long before the vote.

Right. So Abu Mazen and other cleanshaven terrorists in designer suits can try to keep straight faces as they claim to have nothing to do with that "fringe group."

Hasan Yousef, the moderate Hamas leader

LOL! That's like referring to UBL as the moderate Qaeda leader.

Yousef said Hamas did not rule out the possibility of a truce with Israel. "Hamas has in the past offered many gestures and a hudna (temporary truce) to Israel, but the response has always been more escalation and assassinations," he added.

That's because the Israelis aren't as stupid as the islamofascists wish they were. The Israelis know that a "hudna" is nothing more than a respite in order to regroup and re-arm.

24 posted on 01/10/2005 4:53:03 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: BenLurkin

The lesson that hasn't yet been learned is that elections should be the LAST piece of the puzzle. Things like real freedom of speech, a free press, freedom of religion and teaching children not to aspire to "martyrdom" all have to come first, as does overhauling their society.

That's why this "election" was as meaningful as the ones in which Saddam won with 101% of the vote.


25 posted on 01/10/2005 4:58:30 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: anotherview
Hamas keeps playing the same old broken record. It should be thrown out forever from their tired old Juke Box.
26 posted on 01/10/2005 5:01:10 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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27 posted on 01/10/2005 6:57:30 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Salem

And I call for 1,000 B2 strikes on Palestine!


28 posted on 01/10/2005 7:02:25 PM PST by Happy2BMe ("Islam fears democracy worse than anything- If the imams can't control it - they will kill it.)
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To: Kristian

I suspect in the upcoming meeting with Abbas that President Bush will be doing 90% of the talking.


29 posted on 01/10/2005 7:06:55 PM PST by JudyinCanada (Five-fingered Canadian)
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To: anotherview

Has there been an official derogatory name assigned to Abbas yet? I submit Anass for consideration.


30 posted on 01/10/2005 7:09:16 PM PST by JudyinCanada (Five-fingered Canadian)
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To: Convert from ECUSA; Laffalot; SJackson; Alouette; SirLurkedalot; yonif; anotherview; All

Hamas talking like a real muslim- even when they are lost they still convinced that they win.
Hamas is already 85% dead. His leaders are dead and those who still alive, spend their time on running away of the IDF instead of planning terror attacks. Their money acounts in the USA and in most of Europe are closed, their utilities- the terror factories are destroyed.

IDF won, Hamas lost. DEAL with it Hamas!

Well, I assume this aint weird- after all Israel won the Yom Kippur War of 1973- the combined forces of Syria, Jordan and Egypt were deafeated, forces the size of the ENTIRE NATO. However, those ididots are convinced that they won the war, just because in the first few days they were able to move forward to the land Israel took control over in 1967. They are convinced that they are the winners, despite of the fact that they were wiped out again, so its not surprising that Hamas is convinced that it still can make terror attacks- Arabs remain Arabs.

Like Syria, Jordan and Egypt, Hamas can continue with the thoughts of the victory and the thoughts that it still can fight, but those are only thoughts.

Great job IDF!


31 posted on 01/10/2005 9:49:18 PM PST by IAF ThunderPilot (The basic point of the Israel Defence Forces: -Israel cannot afford to lose a single war.)
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To: anotherview

Give the innocent 24 hours to flee, seal the area, and kill every living thing in Gaza. This BS has gone on for far too long.


32 posted on 01/10/2005 11:34:52 PM PST by thoughtomator (Rooting for a Jets-Vikings Superbowl!)
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To: JudyinCanada

Has there been an official derogatory name assigned to Abbas yet? I submit Anass for consideration.


ABASSturd


33 posted on 01/10/2005 11:51:30 PM PST by loboinok (GUN CONTROL IS HITTING WHAT YOU AIM AT.)
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To: loboinok

Make that ABBASturd.


34 posted on 01/10/2005 11:53:06 PM PST by loboinok (GUN CONTROL IS HITTING WHAT YOU AIM AT.)
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To: anotherview; Alouette; IAF ThunderPilot; Salem; SJackson; knighthawk; dennisw; yonif; Tolik; ...

Same ole Islamikazes howling and baying. I swear that some of them over there would call for Jihad and suicide bombing "martyrs" if a butterfly sneezes.


35 posted on 01/11/2005 4:14:22 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (tired of shucking and jiving)
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To: Convert from ECUSA
Perhaps we could give them money?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

36 posted on 01/11/2005 4:16:31 AM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kristian

President Bush never said this would be easy.....


37 posted on 01/11/2005 4:31:56 AM PST by yoe (John Kerry, the Quintessential looser - the embodiment of arrogance and stupidity!)
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To: loboinok
Abassturd I like yours even better - good one!
38 posted on 01/11/2005 4:35:56 AM PST by JudyinCanada (Five-fingered Canadian)
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To: anotherview

And yet to the UN buffoons the a long metal fence is intolerable and the root of evil....


39 posted on 01/11/2005 4:36:44 AM PST by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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