Skip to comments.Palestinian Terrorists Open Fire on Israeli Bus in Jerusalem
Posted on 11/04/2001 5:35:53 AM PST by IcommGen
A Palestinian gunman has opened fire on an Israeli bus while it was travelling in Jerusalem on Sunday, wounding seven people, police and witnesses said.
"We saw a Palestinian terrorist shoot at us from the outside. He didn't stop shooting," a woman passenger on the bus told Israel radio.
The bus was travelling in Jerusalem's French Hill neighbourhood.
Police sources quoted by the French news agency AFP said the gunman was shot dead by police.
(...only aspect of this story that is pleasing in a story that is otherwise a total tragedy/atrocity.)
Either way, it proves the point of having an armed citizenry. :)
These terrorists need to be killed.
Not quite. If it were not for the oil, the Israelis would have launched nuclear attacks on the Arabs in 1973 after the Arab surprise attack in the Yom Kippur War. Who knows what would have happened after that. The US didn't want that to happen. That's the reason we support Israel - to prevent them from nuking the oil fields.
I agree with you. One of the benefits of being the only ones who sell Israel arms is that we can exert an enormous amount of influence on their decisions to defend themselves. Of course, when we use that influence it doesn't exactly make us look like the guys in the white hats....but then, maybe we aren't.
Since there was no "Palestine" in 1967, who was it stolen from? The French? No, wait, it must have been the French who stole it.
On a recent trip to Israel, French prime minister Lionel Jospin urged Israel to make concessions for peace. More interesting yet, in documents relating to his visit, Jerusalem was called the "capital of the Palestinian Authority." And what does he consider the capital of Israel? Tel Aviv, of course.1 This trip followed by a few years one made by President Jacques Chirac, who used the occasion of his visit in 1996 to announce that "Syria has a moral right to demand return of the Golan Heights."2
These French politicians may be on to something important. Never one to back down from a challenge, I have prepared a set of proposals for consideration by the French people, so they too can achieve a full, lasting, and just peace with their historic opponents.
First, we all agree that territory must not be annexed by force. Therefore, we can also agree that Germany has a moral right to demand the return of Alsace-Lorraine, for the French aggression in 1945 and its consequent occupation must not be rewarded. "A full withdrawal for full peace" should operate here. Further, France must agree to the return and rehabilitation of all ethnic Germans expelled from Alsace-Lorraine after World Wars I and II, as well as all those they define as their descendents.
But this, of course, is just the first step toward a solution, as no aggression can be rewardedand France has much other stolen territory to return. It took Corsica from Genoa, Nice and Savoy from Piedmont; as the successor state, Italy must get back all these lands. By similar token, territories grabbed from the Habsburgs go back to Austria, including Franche-Comté, Artois, and historic Burgundy. The Roussillon area (along the Pyrenées) must be returned to Spain, its rightful owner. And Normandy, Anjou, Aquitaine, and Gascony must be returned to their rightful owners, the British royal family.
Not even this not enough for the sake of peace. Brittany and Languedoc must be granted autonomy at once, recognizing the Breton and Occitan Liberation organizations as their legal rulers. This leaves the French government in control over the Île de France (the area around Paris).
That, however, still does not solve the problem of the Holy City of Paris, sacred to artists, gourmets, and adulterers. The Corsicans obviously have a historic claim to the Tomb of the Emperor Napoleon, their famed son, as well as the Invalides complex and beyond. For the sake of peace, is it not too much to ask that Paris be the capital for two peoples? The French authorities must agree to prevent French Parisians from even entering the sacred tomb area, lest this upset the Corsicans.
The Saint Chapelle and the Church of Notre Dame of course will be internationalized, under joint Vatican-art historical auspices. Indeed, the French should consider it a compliment of the highest order that so many people see Paris as an international city.
The French have nothing to complain of. They will enjoy the benefits of peace and retain control of the Champs Elysées.
Actually, come to think of it, even the Champs Elysées may be too much. Recalling the French position that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel, perhaps the true French capital is not Paris at all, but Vichy.
Steven Plaut teaches at the University of Haifa.1 The Jerusalem Post, Feb. 24, 2000.
You are right. The massacres that the Jews have perpetrated against the Arabs in Palestine are numerous and documented, but you have to dig around further than the Wall Street Journal, NYT, or Washington Post. And speaking of innocent ones being victimized in war what are your thoughts of the over 1 million Iraqi children that have died in the last ten years of allied sanctions against that country? Remember how Germany was treated after WW1. The sanctions imposed upon them, and how that eventually lead to WW2.
I really love a story with a HAPPY ending!
Excuse me? I seem to remember watching a Palestinian child get shot to death in his father's arms on international television. What about last week's Palestinian Christian murdered by Isreali snipers? He wasn't yet a teen, nor was he throwing rocks. Is it violence when a group of people with superior political connections and wealth, invade a country, provoke a war, terrorize the inhabitants forcing them into refugee camps, never paying any compensation, what kind of child abuse it that?
In Israel the Jews accuse each other of being anti-Semites. Since I am a proud gentile, straight, unreconstructed nationalist of the whitest kind I won't be running to the ACLU anytime soon. LOL.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.