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Jenin 'massacre' reduced to death toll of 56
Washington Times ^ | 5/01/02 | Paul Martin

Posted on 04/30/2002 10:04:16 PM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:53:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

JENIN, West Bank Palestinian officials yesterday put the death toll at 56 in the two-week Israeli assault on Jenin, dropping claims of a massacre of 500 that had sparked demands for a U.N. investigation.

The official Palestinian body count, which is not disproportionate to the 33 Israeli soldiers killed in the incursion, was disclosed by Kadoura Mousa Kadoura, the director of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement for the northern West Bank, after a team of four Palestinian-appointed investigators reported to him in his Jenin office.


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1 posted on 04/30/2002 10:04:16 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Indeed, as I remarked on another thread, its becoming more obvious that the Palestinians killed the UN probe of Jenin when they realized they couldn't fake the massacre they invented.
2 posted on 04/30/2002 10:14:08 PM PDT by spqrzilla9
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To: kattracks
Too bad we can't just disband the entire UN.
3 posted on 04/30/2002 10:19:15 PM PDT by Humidston
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To: spqrzilla9
Yeah, but the Massacre of 500 Palestinians in Jenin was headline news for days. The new spin the UN is putting on it will do well to fill a paragraph on page 10. And you will notice that the blame for 'never knowing exactly what took place' still lies with the Israelis for not allowing the UN's 'chosen ivestigators' into the area.
4 posted on 04/30/2002 10:29:18 PM PDT by bjcintennessee
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To: bjcintennessee
There were a number of Freepers who were anguished about the 'Jenin massacre'. I guess that they are going to tell us the the Palestinian Authority is part of the Jewish lobby./sarcasm.
5 posted on 04/30/2002 10:35:28 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
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To: kattracks
Great find !

See thread here in which even the Waffa the Official Palestinian News Agency says only 52 Palies were killed.

6 posted on 04/30/2002 10:47:51 PM PDT by Kay Soze
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To: kattracks
Mr. Prendergast said that "with every passing day, it becomes more difficult to determine what happened" in Jenin.

Nonsense! If you want to discover the truth just disregard everything the Pali's or the U.N. says.

7 posted on 04/30/2002 10:57:51 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: kattracks
Gosh, if the Palestinians managed to kill 33 Israeli soldiers while only losing 56 of their own people, that's practically a victory for them.
8 posted on 04/30/2002 11:19:39 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: kattracks
I posted this article a few minutes ago and it was deleted, i wonder why...
9 posted on 04/30/2002 11:23:19 PM PDT by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: kattracks
Great find. Bump!
10 posted on 04/30/2002 11:26:23 PM PDT by My Identity
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To: spqrzilla9
For a whiff of truth:
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part I
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/668601/posts
Non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
Steyn: The UN is running out of blind eyes to turn
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/669411/posts
Interesting link on UN backpedaling
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part II
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/669632/posts
Palestinians drop their hyped-up "massacre" charges
Atrocities of the British Press
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/669206/posts
Huge amounts of ink devoted to unverified Pali tales
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part III
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/672189/posts
Hey, Jimmy Carter has an opinion too!!
Reporters Back Down From Jenin "Massacre" Reports
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/668509/posts
World press forced to face the truth: No Massacre
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part IV
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/672160/posts
Yet more non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
NY POST: THE MASSACRE THAT WASN'T
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/667529/posts
Peres: There wasn't a house that wasn't booby-trapped
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part V
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/673145/posts
The Pali's contradict themselves and blame it on Israel
Steyn: It's time to snap out of Arab fantasy land
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/669063/posts
Some great Oriana Fallaci quotes/links as well

11 posted on 04/30/2002 11:27:46 PM PDT by My Identity
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To: kattracks
Wonder if the European media will disseminate the truth after promulgating the lie.
12 posted on 04/30/2002 11:31:16 PM PDT by week 71
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To: freebilly
An interesting juxtaposition of tales.
Message From An Israeli On The Front Lines
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/673234/posts
"Entire families exploded themselves! It was horrific."
Palestinian Fighter admits: No Massacre in Jenin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/671903/posts
2,000 bombs and booby-traps placed in the camp
Pediatrician: terrorists used children in Jenin camp
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/670962/posts
Doctor: IDF did everything possible to avoid civilian harm
Palestinians Booby-Trap Wheelchair in Jenin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/670810/posts
NOTE: The wheelchair was occupied!!
Jenin War Diary of a Hasidic Soldier
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/672951/posts
Israeli citizen-soldier describes what went on in Jenin
Palestinian fighter's version of the Jenin battle
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/672896/posts
Pali Plan: Trap Israeli soldiers, then blow them up

14 posted on 04/30/2002 11:33:48 PM PDT by My Identity
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To: kattracks

Annan: "We, at the Imperial Holy UN, remind you that although this investigation is called off,
we intend to persecute Christians, Jews, and Americans.
We also thank Mr. Arafat for his donated crosses and stunning gold artifacts,
which he sent me. Now before you go away,
be sure that you send the taxes and reparations that YOU Americans
owe me and my wife, Nane, to our New York address.
"

15 posted on 04/30/2002 11:35:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Humidston
And so, in conclusion:
Massacre Claims Unsupported by Palestinian Fighters
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/675129/posts
Pali eyewitnesses all support the Israeli version
The Phantom Massacre
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/672761/posts
War Crimes in Jenin were committed by the Palis
The Jenin Probe Ends
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/675737/posts
UN unhappy about Israel's possible exhoneration



16 posted on 04/30/2002 11:35:41 PM PDT by My Identity
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
Note the time on this post, You answered your own question. I was on it when they zapped it. It happens.
17 posted on 04/30/2002 11:38:32 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
I suspect it may have already been posted by Kattracks. I've seen duplicates deleted before...
18 posted on 04/30/2002 11:40:46 PM PDT by Humidston
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To: kattracks
He insisted that Israel had tried but failed, thanks to the heavy fighting, to destroy the entire warren of homes in the camp that had housed 11,000 people.

The irony is that, if the Israelis had desired to commit a masscre, they could have easily destroyed the entire Jenin area without the loss of a single Israeli soldier by simply using airpower and artillery.

19 posted on 04/30/2002 11:41:49 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Humidston
Kattracks has posted duplicates of lots of stuff, and doesn't get them nuked or blocked. I don't really care who wins the posting race, but there seems to be a double standard concerning duplicate-headline clutter. There really ought to be a way that the admin moderator can transfer all posts to one thread.
20 posted on 04/30/2002 11:59:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Jurist
This article is for you...

You were so confused by the facts before... Things a little clearer now?

21 posted on 05/01/2002 12:29:15 AM PDT by DB
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To: HiTech RedNeck
You're wrong. I have posted duplicates which have been pulled, just like everyone else.

Please feel free to point out any duplicates I have posted within minutes of the original that have not been pulled.

23 posted on 05/01/2002 1:00:20 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: bjcintennessee
Massacre of 500 Palestinians in Jenin!

444 GOT BETTER...

24 posted on 05/01/2002 2:12:39 AM PDT by Caipirabob
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To: AdamWeisshaupt
I don't know the truth about this particular incident, and I don't care either.

What can I say to reply to someone who says that he does not know the truth, and he does not care what the truth is. At least Pontius Pilate was jesting when he washed his hands of the truth.

25 posted on 05/01/2002 3:31:52 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
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To: kattracks
Any chance this will make NPR or the evening news ?

NOT.


BUMP

26 posted on 05/01/2002 3:51:24 AM PDT by tm22721
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To: HiTech RedNeck
No way. Stuff gets pulled all the time.
28 posted on 05/01/2002 4:01:30 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Not much, that's for sure.
29 posted on 05/01/2002 4:02:17 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: VeritatisSplendor
Every other news source till this one listed Israeli soldiers dead as 23.
30 posted on 05/01/2002 4:19:23 AM PDT by not-an-ostrich
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To: kattracks
Earth to NBC/MSNBC....

Paging Andrea Mitchell...

32 posted on 05/01/2002 4:36:05 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: AdamWeisshaupt
Arabs are old-school tribalists, and they would rather kill themselves than be insulted. Israelis and Arabs have a lot more in common than you would believe.

I would believe it. And just as soon as Arab/Muslim governments grant the same level of religious freedom to their citizens as Israel does to its, and as soon as Arab women have the same personal rights as Israeli women -- then I'll consider being neutral in this.

33 posted on 05/01/2002 5:02:55 AM PDT by js1138
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To: js1138;AdamWeisshaupt
"Arabs are old-school tribalists, and they would rather kill themselves than be insulted."

Then, to quote Dickens:
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."

34 posted on 05/01/2002 5:08:15 AM PDT by BlueLancer
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To: TomB; Alexander the Great
Yoooooooooooooooooohoo....
35 posted on 05/01/2002 5:25:06 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: kattracks
well, son of a gun, you can be sure there will be very little of this in the press, afterall the impression is those mean bad Israelies went in there and slaughtered hundreds and THAT is what people will remember so that little retraction on page 10 of the Lifestyles section of most major metros will be seen by all five people who read that section and the myth will continue that Israel is bad and Yasser Arafat is good. That killing civilians by blowing up kids in a pizza parlor is good and IDF forces shooting armed gunemen is bad.Is that anyway to run a war? Well it seems to me Israel better figgure out a better form of Public relations to get their side of the story out.
36 posted on 05/01/2002 5:25:55 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: FloridaCracker
I find it ironic that the Jewish elite in this country supported the Muslim lies in Bosnia and Kosovo and then the Muslims tried to use the same type of lies against Israel in Jenin. Go figure!

The American Jewish 'elite' is very conflicted by this new reality.

What America was sold in Kosovo was a total media drumbeat - Remember the stories of mass graves and the thousands of 'refugees?'

We worry about the poppy fields on Afghanistan but ignore the wholesalers and transporters of heroin - the KLA. Every government and media bureau knew the KLA was bad. Did it ever get published outside of a Mark Steyn-type column? No! Why? Our media wanted to paint the poor Kosovars sympathetically.

37 posted on 05/01/2002 5:33:00 AM PDT by maica
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To: FloridaCracker
I find it ironic that the Jewish elite in this country supported the Muslim lies in Bosnia and Kosovo and then the Muslims tried to use the same type of lies against Israel in Jenin. Go figure!

Even more ironic is the historical relationship between the Jews and Serbs. I just got back from Bosnia a few months ago. One of the officers in my unit, a First Lieutenant, is Jewish, and told me that the Serbs had shielded the Jews from the Nazis in WWII, and the Jews had recognized the fact in Jerusalem (something similar to the tribute paid to Oskar Schindler, I believe).

Does anybody have any knowledge of this? I had never heard it before, but the officer I mentioned was pretty certain of it, and it does make sense in light of the fact that the Nazis did use the Croats in the region to beat up on the Serbs (the Serbs being traditional allies of the Russians, and Slavic to boot, which bought them no favor with the Germans).

38 posted on 05/01/2002 5:38:24 AM PDT by nravoter
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To: kattracks
They were lying from the begining and they are lying about sentencing those four guys.
As soon as we turn ur heads those guys will be free and organizing terror again.
39 posted on 05/01/2002 6:01:22 AM PDT by Mixer
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To: kattracks
The Palestinians lie with no consequence. Every lie is always believed... usually in 6" headlines. The "massacre" is out in the public domain, it won't be overtaken with the truth... Which is standard operating procedure. At most peace talks, Arafat agrees to conditions, his press is good, then he returns to the West Bank and takes it all back. The taking back part is never publicized, and Israel looks like the aggressor.

The UN probe into Jenin was nothing but a bad joke. The UN has never lifted a finger to condemn Palestinian homicide bombing or to call th PLO on their lies. Arafat is always the aggrieved party, the Palestian people are always the victims, and Israel always the aggressor.

40 posted on 05/01/2002 6:18:56 AM PDT by carton253
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To: kattracks

41 posted on 05/01/2002 6:21:06 AM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Yakboy
444 GOT BETTER...

"It's just a flesh wound, I'm really feeling much better now!"

42 posted on 05/01/2002 6:34:22 AM PDT by kezekiel
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To: tm22721
Any chance this will make NPR or the evening news?

Geraldo, on Hannity & Colmes last night, said that the "only good news" in the West Bank yesterday was that Israel had "finally" pulled out of Hebron. Well, I guess "fair and balanced" means you have a Geraldo around among all their sensible, just-the-facts reporters and their conservative commentators.

43 posted on 05/01/2002 6:37:56 AM PDT by kezekiel
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To: LindaSOG
Hasan Abdel Rahman, the PLO spokesmouth in DC (the one who was evicted from his office & can't find another one) claimed that there were at least 800 killed in Jenin a couple weeks ago--but this morning (on one of the cable channels) he said that it wasn't the number who were killed, but the way in which they were killed, so the Israelis were guilty of war crimes (translation: I got caught lying about the number, so I'll just change the nature of my accusations). I damn near kicked in the TV screen.
44 posted on 05/01/2002 6:58:15 AM PDT by Catspaw
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To: FloridaCracker
The Jewish "elite" are the only Jews who ever get heard in this country except on places like FR.For "elitists"they seem to lack any common sense which would tell them that their lockstep liberal mindset makes them look like jerks and ingrates to the very system which allowed them the freedom to get where they are.
45 posted on 05/01/2002 7:01:36 AM PDT by steamroller
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To: Catspaw
And the press lets them! You aren't the only one who wants to kick in a t.v. set.
46 posted on 05/01/2002 7:04:18 AM PDT by carton253
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To: kattracks
..... The team, which was to have arrived in Jenin on Saturday, remained in Geneva .....

..... where the Swiss money laundering industry's drug-trafficer, gangster-politician and FRankensteinian Bureacracy-accomodating hotels are much more splendid.

As befits the wants of those who live their lives squandering the confiscated wealth of the World's Most Creative, Innovative, Productive, Industrious -- and all-around Most Splendid Men.

The confiscated wealth of Americans, that is!

47 posted on 05/01/2002 7:04:48 AM PDT by Brian Allen
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To: AdamWeisshaupt
Everyone knows that the Palestinians lie. But Israel wouldn't allow a UN team in? And there has been a recent "deal" hasn't there? Anyway, I don't know the truth about this particular incident, and I don't care either. We should put sanctions on Israel until the Mossad infiltration, Marc Riches, suspected presidential wiretaps, etc. go away.

Translation: Not only am I stupid, I am proud of it! Oh yeah, I am also ignorant and proud! Oh, I forgot... I hate the Jews, always have, always will! Sure, the Palis were caught in yet another lie, I see it's useless to deny it. But I will invent NEW and BETTER lies and then use them to cloak my hatred of the JEWS!!! Could you hold on? David Duke is calling me.

Israel believes it has the right to insult the rest of world. Arabs are old-school tribalists, and they would rather kill themselves than be insulted.

In that case, "I fart in their general direction! Their mother wears army boots, and they stink like goats! Hmm... I take that back, they don't stink like goats, they stink like the French!" So, now that they have been thouroughly insulted, when can we expect the hostilities to end due to spontaneous mass suicides across the region?

Israelis and Arabs have a lot more in common than you would believe. Both sides also have a lot of influence on the United States. Which they should not. Sanctions until the US is repaid every penny of foreign aid it has ever given to Israel.

Translation: I am only trying to PROVE to you that I really am stupid and ignorant! I only wish daddy woulda taught me to read instead of taking that belt to me day after day... then I would know that the US gives EQUAL aid to both Israel and Egypt as part of the 1979 peace treaty that Sadat signed with Israel. And I would also know that the US has been giving hundreds of millions of dollars to the PA, and then I would demand that that money be given back too. Could you hold on again, please??? Louis Farrakhan is calling me... oh, I am all tingly, it is such an honor!!! Did you know next month we are all going to on a European cruise??? We get a Synagogue burning stop in France, a Jew beating stop in Germany, and then as a finale we get to throw rocks with the Palestinians and shoot mortars with the Hizbullah! Sorry, I have to go, I can't keep Mr. F waiting, he gets upset and then neuters people.

48 posted on 05/01/2002 7:07:33 AM PDT by besieged
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To: kattracks
bump
49 posted on 05/01/2002 7:08:53 AM PDT by VOA
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To: besieged
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50 posted on 05/01/2002 8:40:59 AM PDT by maica
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