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The 'Jenin Massacre' hoax ^ | 5/03/02 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 05/02/2002 10:21:44 PM PDT by kattracks

``Jenin Camp Is a Scene of Devastation But Yields No Evidence of a Massacre.'' -- Headline, Front Page, Washington Post, April 16 ``There is simply no evidence of a massacre.'' --Peter Bouckaert, senior researcher, Human Rights Watch, Jenin. Jerusalem Post, April 28 ``Holley told Agence France-Presse that he did not see `any evidence of a massacre. The Israeli army was fighting against some desperate (Palestinian) fighters here.''' -- Agence France-Presse, quoting Maj. David Holley, British military adviser to Amnesty International, April 28 WASHINGTON--A massacre is the deliberate mass murder of the defenseless. The ``Jenin massacre'' is more than a fiction. It is a hoax. ``Palestinian Authority allegations,'' reported the Boston Globe (April 29), ``... appear to be crumbling under the weight of eyewitness accounts from Palestinian fighters who participated in the battle and camp residents who remained in their homes until the final hours of the fighting. ... All said they were allowed to surrender or evacuate.'' And yet for weeks the world has been seized with the question of the ``Jenin massacre.'' The U.N. Security Council called emergency meetings. The secretary- general appointed a special investigating committee (now disbanded). The European press published the most lurid allegations. To say nothing, of course, of al-Jazeera TV.

All this for a phantom massacre. Yet this same Middle East conflict yields no shortage of real massacres:

--April 27: Adora, Palestinian gunmen enter residential quarters shooting everyone, including a 5-year-old girl shot through the head in her bed;

--April 12: Jerusalem, suicide bombing at a bus stop, 6 murdered;

--April 10: Yagor, suicide bombing on a bus, 8 murdered;

--March 31: Haifa, suicide bombing in a restaurant, 15 murdered;

--March 28: Eilon Moreh, shooting attack, 4 murdered;

--March 27: Netanya, suicide bombing at a Passover seder, 28 murdered.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Israel

1 posted on 05/02/2002 10:21:44 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
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
Atrocities of the British Press
Huge amounts of ink devoted to unverified Pali tales
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part III
Hey, Jimmy Carter has an opinion too!!
Reporters Back Down From Jenin "Massacre" Reports
World press forced to face the truth: No Massacre
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part IV
Yet more non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
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
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 camp
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
Israeli citizen-soldier describes what went on in Jenin
Palestinian fighter's version of the Jenin battle
Pali Plan: Trap Israeli soldiers, then blow them up
And so, in conclusion:
Massacre Claims Unsupported by Palestinian Fighters
Pali eyewitnesses all support the Israeli version
The Phantom Massacre
War Crimes in Jenin were committed by the Palis
Jenin's 'Massacre' Death Toll Reduced to 56
Israel told the truth; Palis did not
Jenin's War Criminals
What the Palestinians did was the real war crime
The Jenin Probe Ends
UN unhappy about Israel's possible exhoneration
The 'Jenin Massacre' Hoax
Living in a world of monstrous moral inversion

2 posted on 05/03/2002 12:42:05 AM PDT by My Identity
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To: My Identity
3 posted on 05/03/2002 2:11:20 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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