Skip to comments.JCPA: Palestinian sources confirm no massacre in Jenin
Posted on 07/14/2003 6:04:05 AM PDT by yonif
In a study to be released next month by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and provided exclusively to The Jerusalem Post, Palestinian sources confirm that 52 Palestinian militants were killed fighting in the battle for the Jenin Refugee Camp.
The battle took place between April 4 and April 11 of 2002.
The research, which was conducted by IDF Lt. Col. Jonathan D. HaLevi and the JCPA from a wide and comprehensive variety of Palestinian written testimony and material which was published recently in Palestinian newspapers, books and Websites, reveals for the first time that Palestinian terror organizations saw themselves as armed combatants and not as civilians who died in a deadly massacre.
The 35 page study, which is based on primary sources, clearly illustrates that Fatah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas prepared themselves thoroughly with automatic weapons, grenades, anti-tank missiles and explosives and perceived the confrontation with IDF troops as nothing less than a "military to military battle."
The study refutes claims by PA leaders at the time that IDF forces were attacking innocent civilians and that the only Palestinians who had perished in the battle of Jenin were innocent, unarmed Palestinian men, women and children.
"The study directly contradicts the baseless charges made by PA leaders including Saeb Erekat, that Israel had massacred 500 Palestinians in Jenin," said former UN Ambassador and JCPA director Dore Gold. "That blatant lie made its way from the screens of CNN to the UN security council".
Among other revelations that the study illustrates is that a joint military operations room had been established by Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in preparation for the battle of Jenin.
In addition the research indicates that Fatah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas had created a joint bomb making facility in Jenin which produced over two tons of explosives.
The JCPA paper states that civilians were intentionally used as human shields and that both women and children were deployed by Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad to divert IDF troops into ambushes and booby-trapped areas.
The Jenin Refugee Camp was prepared as a "reinforced fortress" where nearly 200 Palestinian terrorists had gathered for the battle, the JCPA research states.
< /sarcasm >
Actually, the anti-Semites will simply say that the Jerusalem Post is lying.
It is a bit like Mitterrand being surprised at the outrage of Americans at Clinton's misbehavior. "So he cheated his wife with an intern half his age, obstructed justice, and committed perjury? What's the deal? Everybody does that!" This sort of behavior is considered the norm in France, so they think it's the norm in America too.
Similarly, lying is the norm for leftists--that's why they automatically assume that all conservatives lie as well.
And this article will make its way from the Jerusalem Post to...well, nowhere else but a slim number of informed folks who already knew there was no massacre to begin with.
Thanks for the ping. I think I'll keep this one.
|For a dose of truth:|
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part I
Non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
| Steyn: The UN is running out of blind eyes to turn
Interesting link on UN backpedaling
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part II
Palestinians drop their hyped-up "massacre" charges
| The Massacre That Never Was
The testimony of pathological liars
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part III
Jimmy "International Fiasco" Carter, has an opinion
| There was No Massacre in Jenin
The Elite, The Paid, & The Gullible all accept Pali lies
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part IV
Yet more non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
| NY POST: THE MASSACRE THAT WASN'T
Peres: There wasn't a house that wasn't booby-trapped
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part V
The Pali's contradict themselves and blame it on Israel
| Steyn: It's time to snap out of Arab fantasy land
Some great Oriana Fallaci quotes/links as well
| WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part VI
Pali grave digging and UN jury rigging
| Jenin's 'Massacre' Death Toll Reduced to 56
Say it slow: Israelis told the truth, Palis told lies
An interesting juxtaposition of tales:
| Message From An Israeli On The Front Lines
"Entire families exploded themselves! It was horrific."
| Palestinian Fighter admits: No Massacre in Jenin
2,000 bombs and booby-traps placed in the camp
| Pediatrician: terrorists used children in Jenin
Doc: IDF did everything possible to avoid civilian harm
| Palestinians Booby-Trap Wheelchair in Jenin
NOTE: The wheelchair was occupied!!
| Jenin War Diary of a Hasidic Soldier - Part I
Israeli citizen-soldier describes what went on in Jenin
| Massacre Claims Unsupported by Pali Fighters
Pali eyewitnesses all support the Israeli version
| Jenin War Diary of a Hasidic Soldier - Part II
There is no army on earth as humane as the IDF
| Palestinian fighter's version of the Jenin battle
Pali Plan: Trap Israeli soldiers, then blow them up
Yellow Journalism: Sensationalism? YES! Truth? NO!
| Documenting the Myth of Jenin (Myth Part 1)
Troubling questions on the media's reliability
| How the L.A. Times and CNN Distorted Jenin
First, you start with an agenda...
| Why Europe Bought Jenin Myth (Myth Part 2)
Ideologues + agendas = exaggerated, inaccurate news
| Jenin: The Big Lie. Fighting the Media War
World media falls for Goebbels's 'Big Lie' ... Again
| Europe's Media Lost Out in Jenin (Myth Part 3)
Remarkable loss in perspective by European media
| Reporters Back Down From 'Massacre' Reports
World press forced to face the truth: No Massacre
| Jeningrad: What the British media said
"Only intellectuals could say something so stupid"
| Atrocities of the British Press
Huge amounts of ink devoted to unverified Pali tales
| The Media and 'The Massacre'
Quick to report fantasy, slow to correct errors
| The Big Jenin Lie
Putrid Pali Propaganda Promptly Panned - GO FR!
We're from the UN. We're Here to Help.
| The Overseers of Jenin
Camps run by UN are centers for terror bombings
| U.N.'s Point Man In Jenin
Arafat's militia gangs rely on Mr. Roed-Larsen
| Guilty Until Proven Guilty
Surprise! The UN has a not-so-hidden agenda
| The Jenin Probe Ends
UN unhappy about Israel's possible exhoneration
Human Rights Organizations
| Human Rights Watch: No Massacre in Jenin Camp
Pali gunmen endangered lives of Jenin residents
| Amnesty International Double Standard
Leftist A.I. "condemns" Pali atrocities with silence
And so, in conclusion:
| The 'Jenin Massacre' Hoax
Living in a world of monstrous moral inversion
| The Phantom Massacre
War Crimes in Jenin were committed by the Palis
| Terrorists admit they carried out atrocities
Fanatics brutalize women, children, old men
| Jenin's War Criminals
What the Palestinians did was the real war crime
| Palestinian sources confirm no massacre in Jenin
Surprise, surprise, surprise...
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