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Israelis kill 'They'll never catch me' militant
AP via AZ Daily Star ^ | 2/24/02 | AP

Posted on 02/24/2006 2:53:44 PM PST by IonImplantGuru

BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Israeli troops on Thursday killed five Palestinians, including a top militant who said just a day earlier that he would never be caught, in Israel's largest military sweep since pulling out from the Gaza Strip last summer.

Three of the dead were gunmen from the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades — a violent offshoot of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party — killed during a shootout in their hide-out in the Balata refugee camp.

The deaths brought to eight the number of Palestinians killed by army fire since the Balata sweep began Monday. The military said 15 fugitives have been arrested.

Dozens of jeeps patrolled Balata, an Al Aqsa stronghold and a haven for weapons dealers, and sealed it off from the adjacent city of Nablus. Al Aqsa fugitives have been moving from hide-out to hide-out since the army raid began.

Al Aqsa confirmed three of its members, including senior member Mohammed Shtawi, a fugitive, had been killed. On Wednesday, Shtawi told an AP reporter that earlier in the day soldiers surrounded his hide-out for five hours, but he and several friends slipped away. "They will never catch me," he said at the time.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alaqsa; eatyourwords; famouslastwords; fatah; gota; gottcha; israel; israelitroops; marco; marcopolo; martyr; militant; palestinian; palestinians; polo; tag; youreit
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I love the smell of burnt hubris in the morning!
1 posted on 02/24/2006 2:53:45 PM PST by IonImplantGuru
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To: IonImplantGuru

Mohammed "Gingerbread" Shtawi


2 posted on 02/24/2006 2:56:19 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

Martyr's Brigade ? Guess they got their wish...


3 posted on 02/24/2006 2:57:18 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Mohammed Shtawi was right, we never did catch him. We just killed him.


4 posted on 02/24/2006 2:59:01 PM PST by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: IonImplantGuru
"They will never catch me," he said at the time.

Be careful what you wish for.

5 posted on 02/24/2006 2:59:47 PM PST by TheyConvictedOglethorpe
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To: IonImplantGuru

Winner of the "I'll Never Rest Til I Find Nichole's Killer" Award for truth in advertising.


6 posted on 02/24/2006 2:59:48 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (No respect for conservatives? That's free speech. No respect for liberals? That's hate speech.)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Reach out ,.... reach out and touch someone... reach out and just say ........BANG.


7 posted on 02/24/2006 3:00:40 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: IonImplantGuru
On Wednesday, Shtawi told an AP reporter

How many examples do we have now of reporters somehow having access to terrorists?

8 posted on 02/24/2006 3:00:44 PM PST by KJC1 (Getting the facts before flipping out is generally a sound idea)
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To: IonImplantGuru
"They will never catch me," No, but they will find you, and drop the Hebrew hammer down.
9 posted on 02/24/2006 3:03:13 PM PST by mosquewatch.com ("The enemy is anyone who will get you killed, no matter what side they are on.")
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To: lepton
Mohammed "Gingerbread" Shtawi

LOL


10 posted on 02/24/2006 3:04:06 PM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking the keyword or topic Israel.

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11 posted on 02/24/2006 3:04:42 PM PST by SJackson (There is but one language which can be held to these people, and this is terror, William Eaton)
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To: IonImplantGuru
Oh so very satisfying..
12 posted on 02/24/2006 3:06:15 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: IonImplantGuru
"Israeli troops on Thursday killed five Palestinians, including a top militant who said just a day earlier that he would never be caught."

There's a lesson for the Iranians here.

13 posted on 02/24/2006 3:08:04 PM PST by blam
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To: KJC1

No report on the ap reporter. I sure hope they got him too!

LLS


14 posted on 02/24/2006 3:08:07 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: Czar

A successful hunting trip.


15 posted on 02/24/2006 3:08:19 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Woo Hoo!

Bump


16 posted on 02/24/2006 3:08:23 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Shazam! I wuz wrong!
They can catch me! Sh#t!
Idiot.


17 posted on 02/24/2006 3:08:30 PM PST by Straight8
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To: IonImplantGuru
BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Israeli troops on Thursday killed five Palestinians, including a top militant who said just a day earlier that he would never be caught, in Israel's largest military sweep since pulling out from the Gaza Strip last summer.

Well, he was right. Sort of.

He wasn't exactly "caught"...

18 posted on 02/24/2006 3:09:22 PM PST by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Proof that there is indeed a God, and that he has a sense of humor.


19 posted on 02/24/2006 3:10:52 PM PST by RichInOC (SHAITAN: HOW ARE YOU MOHAMMED!! ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: KJC1
How many examples do we have now of reporters somehow having access to terrorists?

 Word should be leaked that it was the reporter who tipped off the Israelis as to his location so that the attack could occur. Let's turn the jihadists against their allies in the media

20 posted on 02/24/2006 3:14:47 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Those gps tracking chips they now implant in AP reporters seem to be working well.


21 posted on 02/24/2006 3:15:04 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: KJC1
On Wednesday, Shtawi told an AP reporter

How many examples do we have now of reporters somehow having access to terrorists?

You mean access to the man who is now dead?

22 posted on 02/24/2006 3:17:12 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: IonImplantGuru

I keep thinking of that old Guy Clark song - "If I could just get off of this LA Freeway without gettin' killed or caught..."


23 posted on 02/24/2006 3:17:59 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: IonImplantGuru

If he wasn't a hol(e)yman... he is now. ;)


24 posted on 02/24/2006 3:20:51 PM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: Supernatural
The Israeli military doesn't screw around. When they get orders to find someone, they find him. When told to eliminate someone, they kill him.

I can't tell you how much I like that.

25 posted on 02/24/2006 3:21:25 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Top of the world, ma!"

26 posted on 02/24/2006 3:27:21 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: IonImplantGuru
Another lunatic, who let his Alligator mouth overload his Hummingbird ass..

Good riddance..... Too bad it wasn't 200,000 of the bastards taking an instant dirt-nap.

Semper Fi
27 posted on 02/24/2006 3:33:15 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: All
Does anyone actually believe the Palestinians will ever actually agree to a meaningful peace with the Israelies?

In the long run only one policy will succeed total disengagement.
Israel needs to decide what would be a defensible border with Jordan, build a defensive line along that border, annex the territory and expel the Palestinians in that area. Declare the remainder of the West bank a demilitarized Zone, under the sovereignty of Jordan No border crossing points, essentially no contact. Expel any Palestinian living in Israel who can not be totally trusted.
28 posted on 02/24/2006 3:47:36 PM PST by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: IonImplantGuru

But you can't hide from God.


29 posted on 02/24/2006 3:56:01 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: IonImplantGuru

I love the IDF early-retirement plan for terrorists.


30 posted on 02/24/2006 4:02:27 PM PST by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Alter Kaker

It works for me.


31 posted on 02/24/2006 4:13:54 PM PST by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Well, I guess they didn't literally catch him. I kind of equate "catch" with being arrested and put in jail rather than getting killed.


32 posted on 02/24/2006 4:15:27 PM PST by tiki
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To: Czar

"Oh so very satisfying.."

Yeah.


33 posted on 02/24/2006 4:22:29 PM PST by strategofr ( Davidson: "...50 or more [like Foster]..murdered [by Clintons]." Hillary's Secret War, Poe, p. 100)
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To: RichInOC
Proof that there is indeed a G-d, and that he has a sense of humor.

With all due respect, the Almighty had nothing to do with this -- it was military security all the way.

34 posted on 02/24/2006 4:29:28 PM PST by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: Jonah Johansen

"Does anyone actually believe the Palestinians will ever actually agree to a meaningful peace with the Israelies?"

I'm sure most people don't and the few who sincerely do are idiots. On the other hand, it is the position of most of the world, not because it's truly believed, but because it relentlessly puts pressure on Israel to always make new concessions in pursuit of "peace".

Israel has pretty much decided what the border will be by staking out the path of the "fence" (which is partially built at this time). Bush agreed with the idea that Israel would never give back all of the conquered territories---so that is about as much international approval as Israel can expect to ever get. (Just eyeballing a map of the situation, a map that never appears in newspapers that imply that Israelis want to take over about two-thirds of the West Bank vis-à-vis the fence, I would say the Israelis are going to snatch about 1/7 or so of the West Bank, utilizing the fence.)

One of the problems Israel is, in effect, working out right now in Gaza is, what do you do about the missiles? That problem will presumably be a lot worse when the final partition counts.

Another problem is that there are tens of thousands of Israeli settlers currently living on the wrong side of the fence. Moving all of them looks to be politically impossible for the time being. A few are currently being removed from illegal settlements---that is to say settlements that were never approved by the Israeli government in the first place. This relatively minor procedure is being met with violence on the part of the settlers and is already having an effect of partially carrying Israeli society apart.

The problem of pursuing this rational solution is made worse by fundamentalist Jews, now being joined by fundamentalist Christians, who claim, in effect, that the West Bank in it's entireity was given to the Jews by God. That means that removing any of the settlers is a sin and will result in the destruction of Israel or something like that.

Or, to put it another way, adding to the threat to Israel's existence caused by religious craziness on the Muslim side, we now have religious craziness on the Jewish and Christian side.


35 posted on 02/24/2006 4:35:12 PM PST by strategofr ( Davidson: "...50 or more [like Foster]..murdered [by Clintons]." Hillary's Secret War, Poe, p. 100)
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To: Czar
The Israeli military doesn't screw around. When they get orders to find someone, they find him. When told to eliminate someone, they kill him.

The Izzies have a great network of paid Paleostinian informers plus I think they are monitoring phones and cell phones. Their West Bank border fence is a very good one and twice in last month they've offed (with missiles no less!)  Muslims that got close to it

36 posted on 02/24/2006 4:47:14 PM PST by dennisw (Gays love show tunes but Muslims hate Mo' 'toons)
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To: strategofr

There is a lot more biblical locations and shrines on the West Bank than in Gaza.


37 posted on 02/24/2006 4:49:24 PM PST by dennisw (Gays love show tunes but Muslims hate Mo' 'toons)
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To: IonImplantGuru; All
“I am ZOT proof.”
38 posted on 02/24/2006 4:52:49 PM PST by dighton
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To: IonImplantGuru

39 posted on 02/24/2006 5:16:27 PM PST by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: dennisw
"...and twice in last month they've offed (with missiles no less!) Muslims that got close to it"

A wise policy we would do well to adopt.

40 posted on 02/24/2006 5:48:47 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: lowbridge

Obviously, he was wrong.

If memory serves me, Osama Bin Laden recently made the same claim...


41 posted on 02/24/2006 6:12:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: IonImplantGuru

Add one to the "famous last words" canonical list.


42 posted on 02/24/2006 6:25:34 PM PST by Codename - Ron Benjamin (I'm gonna sing the doom song now. Pre-emptive, multi-tasking, interrupt control!)
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To: IonImplantGuru
On Wednesday, Shtawi told an AP reporter

I am so tired of these reporters interviewing, and thus, protecting terrorists.

Time Magazine (or Newsweak) just had a story about a roadside bomber from Iraq. I thought, "Why don't you tell our military where this guy is? So we can kill him?"

But obviously the press is more interested in getting a story on the next roadside bombing than preventing it.

I think that Osama could probably get an in-person interview with Katie Couric. And she would not help the US get him.

43 posted on 02/24/2006 6:38:32 PM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
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To: IonImplantGuru
Three of the dead were gunmen from the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades — a MORE violent offshoot of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' VIOLENT Fatah Party — killed during a shootout in their hide-out in the Balata refugee camp.

Calling this

pig sty town a "refugee camp" is an insult to real refugees in real camps, escaping Muslim violence every where in the world, such as this one in Sudan.

It is bad enough the presstitutes insist on the appelative "Palestinian"; but to allow them to continue calling towns and cities "refugee camps" is a travesty.

BTW, Good shooting, IDF; way to go!

44 posted on 02/24/2006 6:38:38 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mohamophages of the world, unite!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I guess the PA has truth in advertising laws too.
45 posted on 02/24/2006 7:07:49 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("The moment that someone wants to forbid caricatures, that is the moment we publish them.")
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To: Mr. Brightside

Katie would do a wet spot on the carpet for an Osama interview.


46 posted on 02/24/2006 7:12:10 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Supernatural

Exactly. Israel 1 Dead raghead braggard 0.

Cry havoc, release the hounds of war.

Being a lover of Celtic music, I must compliment you on your tagline.


47 posted on 02/24/2006 7:17:02 PM PST by Hilltop
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To: Hilltop

Thanks so much. I guess you know "Sgt. MacKenzie".

FReeper "pipecorp" knew what my tagline was too. He also commented on it tonight. He plays the pipes and plays Sgt. MacKenzie at funerals.

What a moving lament! Says everything there is to say about a soldier in a few verses.


48 posted on 02/24/2006 7:20:15 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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To: Supernatural

The lonely sound of a single bugle playing taps I revere, the bagpipes and the slow funeral procession evoke similar emotions.

Your reference to Sgt. MacKenzie is spot on and I tip me tankard and wish you and yours a peaceful slumber.



49 posted on 02/24/2006 7:32:05 PM PST by Hilltop
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To: Hilltop

Lament for all the dead soldiers.

Sgt. MacKenzie

In Scottish:

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

When they come a wull staun ma groon
Staun ma groon al nae be afraid

Thoughts awe hame tak awa ma fear
Sweat an bluid hide ma veil awe tears

Ains a year say a prayer faur me
Close yir een an remember me

Nair mair shall a see the sun
For a fell tae a Germans gun

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

Now in English:

Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone

When they come I will stand my ground
Stand my ground I’ll not be afraid

Thoughts of home take away my fear
Sweat and blood hide my veil of tears

Once a year say a prayer for me
Close your eyes and remember me

Never more shall I see the sun
For I fell to a Germans gun

Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Where before many more have gone



From Moja Irlandia






A note on Sgt. MacKenzie by Willie Younie in the March 2002 issue of The Rothsian
The lament, "Sgt MacKenzie", is written and sung by Joe Kilna Mackenzie son of Maria McCabe and the late Alex McCabe of Provost Christie Drive, Rothes. Joe wrote the song in memory of his Grandfather a Moray man, from Bishopmill, who along with hundreds of other Seaforth Highlanders from the Elgin/Rothes area went to fight in the great war. Sgt Charles Stuart MacKenzie was bayoneted to death at, the age of 35, while defending one of his badly injured colleagues in the hand to hand fighting of the trenches.

Seaforth Highlanders


50 posted on 02/24/2006 7:46:32 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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