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Palestinian Shoots Three Teenagers In Jewish Settlement
Independent (UK) ^
| Phil Reeves
Posted on 05/28/2002 5:38:08 PM PDT by blam
Palestinian shoots three teenagers in Jewish settlement
By Phil Reeves in Jerusalem
29 May 2002
Three Israeli students were killed by a Palestinian guerrilla who infiltrated a Jewish settlement last night, raising the domestic pressure on Ariel Sharon to find a new solution to stop Palestinian attacks.
The gunman penetrated Itamar, a settlement near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, in an area which has seen regular conflict between Jewish settlers and the Palestinians. He was eventually shot dead by a settler.
Israeli witnesses said that the three students were shot while they were studying in a religious seminary in Itamar. It was the second assault within a few hours. Yesterday evening a Palestinian gunman shot dead an Israeli motorist in the West Bank near Jerusalem, and wounded his cousin. Only a day earlier, a teenage Palestinian suicide bomber killed a grandmother and her 18-month-old baby near Tel Aviv.
Although Itamar is regarded by many Israelis as a hardline radical settlement, the killing of teenagers will cause outrage and add to the growing concern in Israel over the resumption of Palestinian attacks. A wave of suicidal attacks has begun only a month after the end of Israel's major military offensive into West Bank towns in which several hundred Palestinians died and thousands were detained. Twenty-two Israelis have been killed inside Israel by suicide bombings in the past month.
With no sign of any new ideas on the diplomatic front, Israel is resorting to a pattern of tightening its lock-down of the Palestinian population in the occupied territories, conducting daily army raids into Palestinian-administered parts of the West Bank and the occasional assassination. It continues to blame Yasser Arafat for doing nothing to stop the attacks, although there is little evidence that he has the power to do so, and to demand reforms of the Palestinian Authority as a condition for negotiations.
Israel's Ministry of Defence is responding by speeding up moves to create a fence, with trenches and earthworks, to keep West Bank Palestinians out of Israel. Plans to build the fence's first stage, which will be up to 50 miles in length, are being pushed forward by the Defence Minister, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer.
Yarden Vatikai, a Defence Ministry spokesman, said last night that work on the barrier system would begin in the "next week or so".
It will include a fence which is expected to have an electro-sensitive warning system, like the fence that surrounds the Gaza Strip along the north-western edge of the West Bank and north of Jerusalem.
Monday's attack, which killed a baby, caused particular revulsion inside Israel and abroad over the use of suicide bombers by Palestinian extremists, and was condemned by the Palestinian Authority. But there was strong support in Nablus's Balata refugee camp, an impoverished shanty-town and home of the 18-year-old bomber, Jibril Titi.
Last week, Titi's cousin a local leader of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades was assassinated by Israel along with two other militants while they were meeting in a local cemetery. Reports yesterday said that one of Titi's brothers was paralysed after being hit by shrapnel from an Israeli tank shell when Israeli forces raided the refugee camp recently. The building of the fence or "obstacle", as Israeli officials prefer to call it has prompted concern it could eventually become a "de facto" border.
TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: jewsish; palestinian; settlement; shoots
"He was eventually shot dead by a settler."
This is the part I like and what will happen to these bastards if they come here.
posted on 05/28/2002 5:38:08 PM PDT
Sow the Wind; Reap the Whirlwind!
Thanks to TomGuy for much of the above.
MORAL CLARITYAn honorable, moral solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Isn't the only honorable way to "solve" the Arab-Israeli conflict through the use "ethnic cleansing?" (And by that term I mean the polite, but forceful removal of all 3 million Pali from Eretz Yisrael -- which is not "genocide", as some on the Left misuse the term.) Let me explain.
The current wave of "suicide" bombers (a misnomer, since their primary goal is not suicide but the mass murder of civilians) is unprecedented and unrelenting. But it should not be unexpected. It is the direct (and obviously planned) result of brainwashing that started with Pali children as young as kindergarteners
. Look at the faces of the babies in the pictures above. What vomitous horror - visiting this upon their heads. What unspeakable evil.
The Palestinian descent into barbarism does not have some dimly-lit origin. These
homicidal-bombers are not some unforseen phenomenom that sprung forth from the "hopelessness" of the populace (as the PA "leaders" would have us believe). They are part and parcel of the war machine created by the PA to wreak systematic havoc on Israel. Someone paid to have the Pali youth trained -- or more accurately, brainwashed -- in "martyrdom". Someone paid to have the explosives acquired and the bombs made. Someone paid to have surveillance put on weak spots in Israeli defenses. Someone paid to have these weapons stored and then distributed to the homicidal-bombers. Someone paid to have videotapes made of the bombers' farewell messages. Someone paid to have these homicidal-bombers transported across security lines. Someone paid to have the deeds of the homicidal-bombers favorably publicized. Someone paid the family tens of thousands of dollars specifically for the "martyrdom" of their children. And, as we are now learning, those paymasters include Yassir Arafat
, Saddam Hussein
and the Saudi elite
The PA has not been preparing its people for peace, but radicalizing them for the sole purpose of destroying Israel. The PA has appointed militant clerics
who preach hate and "martyrdom". By doing so, they have knowingly turned this into a religious war
, one in which compromise is heretical. And in doing so, the Palestinians have rejected the Oslo premise that the conflict is about borders, about which compromise is required. Indeed, as Henry Kissinger has noted
In reality, the number of Palestinian leaders... who want peace in the Western sense -- as a point after which the world lives free of tensions with a consciousness of reconciliation -- is minuscule. The fundamental schism is between those who want to bring about the destruction of Israel by continuing the present struggle, and those who believe that an agreement now would be a better strategy to rally forces for the ultimate showdown later on.
The result of Arafat's strategy of hatred is now known: Pali society cannot co-exist
in peace with Israel. Recent polls tell the story clearly. Over 87% of the Palis support
the murder of Israeli men
, and children
, even babies
. Given these numbers and the underlying religious fervor, there is NO POSSIBILITY
of a negotiated settlement that would be honored by the Palis within their lifetime. Arafat has filled the Palis with visceral hate to prepare them for unrelenting war. He has brainwashed an entire generation of youngsters to become terror-bombers
. He has unleashed almost 10 years of official "judeo-nazi" indoctrination on the Pali people. Arafat has committed crimes not only against the entire populace of Israel, but against Palestinians
and their children
as well. Truly, these are Crimes against Humanity
Current conditions make ethnic cleansing not only justified, but morally required
. As antithetical as it sounds to liberal ears, ethnic cleansing is literally the only humane solution. To pursue a negotiated settlement is akin to locking a tiger and a human with a gun in the same cage. Assign the roles to whomever you wish, but the result is the same. Someone in the cage is eventually going to be killed, maybe both.
The world community's role in this to date has been to create this inhumane spectacle, this caged, semitic death match. The world community's response going forward ought to be the equivalent of an "Allied invasion of Nazi Germany" because nothing less will suffice to rid the world of this monstrosity. Eject all Arab peoples from Gaza and the West Bank (because once you remove the terrorists, their supporters and their families, virtually nobody is left). Then round up the PA "leaders" (including "clerics
" and "teachers
"), and put them on trial for their Crimes against Humanity
. If they are found guilty, hang them in public.
And to the extent that this PA policy was conducted, funded, supported, promoted, or otherwise enabled by their Arab bretheren (notably Syria
, and Saudi Arabia
) then it is incumbent upon these countries to pay for their sins by taking in the Palis. Arabs created this mess. Let Arabs bear the toll for the human misery they created.
Even Tom Friedman of the New York Times has come around, finally grasping the global ramifications of Arafat's evil:
"...all they [the Palestinian leaders] can agree on is what they want to destroy, not what they want to build... Let's be very clear: Palestinians have adopted suicide bombing as a strategic choice... This threatens all civilization because if suicide bombing is allowed to work in Israel, then, like hijacking and airplane bombing, it will be copied and will eventually lead to a bomber... with a nuclear device threatening entire nations."
What is needed is the elimination of this cancer on humanity. End it quickly before more innocent lives are lost. End it now or it will escalate to Weapons of Mass Destruction
. End it clearly and with finality so that there is absolutely NO ambiguity that Western
civilization finds this abhorent. If nothing else, as a sop to liberal sensibilities, end it for the children. Moral clarity demands nothing less.
It looks like this idea is picking up some steam!
I know! Instead of "Ethnic Cleansing" let's call it "Repatriation".
Doesn't that sound better? Let's help the Palis go home
, back to Egypt and Jordan.
To: My Identity
All these children have been brain damaged and will all die in their youth. How many will die at their hands?
posted on 05/28/2002 7:21:04 PM PDT
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