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  • Suspected 'Black Widow' suicide bomber kills 6 in southern Russia (near 2014 Winter Olympics)

    10/21/2013 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Lisa Lundquist
    A suspected "Black Widow" female suicide bomber attacked a bus in the southern Russia city of Volgograd today, not far from Sochi, the site of the February 2014 Winter Olympics. The attack is the first such incident in the region in over a year. According to Russia's Federal Investigative Committee, a 30-year-old Dagestani woman named Naida Asiyalova boarded the bus at a stop, then detonated shortly afterward in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded 32 others. There are thought to have been about 40 people on the bus. Identity documents found near the blast site indicated...
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Hizbullah Paid $100K for Bulgaria Attack

    07/26/2013 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 7/26/2013, 8:50 PM | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah’s armed wing wired almost $100,000 (€75,000) to two men wanted over a bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, a local newspaper reported Friday, according to the AFP news agency. According to the 24 Hours daily, the money was to help organize the blast at Burgas airport on the Black Sea on July 18, 2012, and to carry out reconnaissance in other countries. The attack on the tourist bus also killed the vehicle’s Bulgarian driver—a Muslim—and left 35 people injured. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis abroad since 2004. Israel immediately blamed Hizbullah for...
  • Iran agent monitoring Chabad arrested in Bulgaria

    04/22/2013 4:02:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | April 22, 2013 01:01 | by Benjamin Weinthal
    SNIPPET: "BERLIN – Bulgarian police officers last summer arrested a Canadian citizen linked to the Iranian government who engaged in surveillance of the local Chabad center in the capital of Sofia, a well-placed and reliable local source told The Jerusalem Post last week, on condition of anonymity due to security reasons. An Iranian-sponsored female agent in her 50s, holding a Canadian passport, traveled from Istanbul to Sofia several weeks after the bombing of the Israeli tour bus in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas in July 2012. She was arrested on her first day in Sofia after the Bulgarian...
  • 'Five Israelis Dead' in Burgas Blast, 'Mostly Youths'

    07/18/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/12 | Gabe Kahn and Gil Ronen
    An explosion on a bus transporting Israeli tourists at the airport near the city of Burgas in Bulgaria has reportedly left seven dead, five of whom are apparently Israelis. Bulgarian television said that the dead apparently include a Bulgarian tour guide. The destination is popular among Israeli youths and most of the casualties are reportedly youths. The Foreign Ministry has announced that it is sending personnel to the site. Voice of Israel Radio said that about 30 people are wounded, four of them seriously, quoting Bulgarian TV. It said that a suicide bomber boarded the bus before the explosion occurred,...
  • Plast-inian, the PLASTIC language of the Arab Muslim 'Palestinians'

    06/17/2006 8:07:10 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 385+ views
    FreeIsraelNow ^ | June 17 2006
    Plast-inian, the PLASTIC language of the Arab Muslim 'Palestinians' - PLASTINIAN - Whether the (so called) 'Palestinian' Arab Muslims are a "nation" that is 39 years old (since 1967) or a bit more than that or even if you believe that they are just another group of Arabs, one thing is certain, they have contributed some vocabulary, Take some PLASTINIAN lessons: Hamas' terrorists greed for higher salaries (2006) = "starving Palestinians". Killing it's own people (like Muhammad Al Dura 2000, Rafah 2002 in a cave & now Gaza beach 2006) = "israeli aggression". Arab settlers (at the 1800's and their...
  • The Overwhelming wrong 'Palestinian' Arab Muslims

    06/16/2006 11:47:19 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 617+ views
    FreeIsraelNow ^ | June 16 2006
    The Overwhelming wrong "Palestinians"A terrible majority & mainstreamI do try to be tolerant to everyone, frankly, their 70% support for genocide does not help me. The entire "Palestinian" society is a sick system, from the indoctrination to the death cult (recruiting to or glorifying mass murderers as "martyrs") to their mainstream media to their mainstream schools/Mosques, etc. Suffice to say, Watch a normal Israeli TV program VS a "normal" 'Palestinian' one, an all out warning if you attempt to listen to their Friday sermons from the mosques. http://pmw.org.il http://memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=64No, the problem is not just with a "fringe" group, or just...
  • Smoke seen in London Train Station.( Explosions reported)

    07/21/2005 5:19:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 2,505 replies · 97,595+ views
    Per foxnews
  • Passenger believes he saw bomber

    07/08/2005 8:58:29 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 20 replies · 1,783+ views
    BBC ^ | July 8, 2005 | Staff
    Mr Jones said he saw a man in an agitated state on the bus A bus passenger says he may have seen one of those responsible for the bomb attacks in London. Richard Jones, from Binfield, near Bracknell, Berks, had got off a bus just before it was blown up in Tavistock Square on Thursday. Mr Jones, 61, an IT consultant, has told BBC News he saw a man acting suspiciously on the bus. He said the man was fiddling with something in his bag and seemed in an agitated state. Everybody is standing face-to-face and this guy kept dipping...
  • UK FReepers, Frineds and Family Abroad -- CHECK IN HERE!

    07/07/2005 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Malacoda · 17 replies · 644+ views
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  • Italy (Local Prosecutor) Probes Possible CIA Role in Abduction (of Islamist)

    02/25/2005 10:12:26 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/25/2005 | John Crewdson
    Italy probes possible CIA role in abduction By John Crewdson (Chicago) Tribune senior correspondent An Italian prosecutor investigating the apparent kidnapping of a suspected Islamic militant in the streets of Milan served military authorities this week with a demand for records of flights into and out of a joint U.S.-Italian air base in northern Italy. Italian newspapers have reported that the prosecutor, Armando Spataro, is investigating the possible role of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the disappearance of Osama Nasr Mostafa Hassan, better known as Abu Omar, a popular figure in Milan's Islamic community who vanished Feb. 17, 2003....
  • Israeli Bus Number 19 Arrives for a Rally on Capitol Hill on May 6

    04/16/2004 1:20:56 PM PDT · by C4IUSA · 18 replies · 206+ views
    Bus19.org ^ | 4/16/04 | Christians for Israel
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  • Palestinian "moderate": Bus bombing "great sacrifice...noble"

    02/26/2004 3:25:09 PM PST · by yonif · 6 replies · 146+ views
    IMRA ^ | February 26, 2004 | Jerusalem Times
    Public opinion and the people's will by Hani Masri The Jerusalem Times (independent Palestinian weekly) 26 February 2004 www.jerusalem-times.net/article/news/details/detail.asp?id=4840 Last Sunday's bus bombing in Jerusalem is an example of great sacrifice. Nonetheless, despite the noble motives that brought about the military operation, it served to strengthen Israel's ians. Hamas and Jihad movements have broached ideas about taking civilians off their list of targets. Their other declared objective was to wipe Israel off the map. This is no longer part of their rhetoric. Today, one discerns a trend among those factions to consider the idea of accepting the establishment of a...
  • ZAKA to display bombed (Israeli) Egged bus at NY fair

    10/03/2003 2:09:12 PM PDT · by anotherview · 10 replies · 241+ views
    AP/The Jerusalem Post | 3 October 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Oct. 3, 2003 ZAKA to display bombed Egged bus at NY fair By ASSOCIATED PRESS A bus destroyed in one of the deadliest Palestinian suicide bombings will be displayed at a New York fair alongside booths promoting Jewish culture and tourism to Israel. Relatives of the bombing's victims are outraged, and government officials have quietly questioned the wisdom of the plans by ZAKA Rescue and Recovery, an Israeli disaster response group. The idea is bring home the horror of the terror attacks that have plagued Israel, as well as to raise funds for ZAKA, a group of mostly ultra-Orthodox Jewish...
  • Jerusalem bus bombing toll reaches 23

    09/12/2003 2:32:42 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 6 replies · 191+ views
    Tova Lev, 37, died Friday at Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek of wounds sustained in August's suicide bombing of bus number two. A Palestinian suicide bomber boarded the packed Jerusalem No. 2 bus making its way from the Western Wall to Har Nof August 19 and blew himself up, killing 23 people and wounding dozens, in one of the deadliest bombings in the past three years of violence.
  • Hamas cell cited in bus bombing

    09/10/2003 10:33:18 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 136+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2003 | By Sharon Behn
    <p>A senior Israeli official said yesterday that the Hamas leadership had not authorized the bloody Aug. 19 suicide bombing that blew apart a fragile cease-fire.</p> <p>Gideon Meir, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, also said Israel was receiving intelligence from within the top ranks of Hamas.</p>
  • Islamofacist Website in Chicago Parties Down Over Jerusalem Bus Bomb

    08/20/2003 11:05:14 AM PDT · by IowaHawk · 14 replies · 180+ views
    Soundvision.com ^ | 8/20/03 | iowahawk
    Found via the Little Green Footballs blog: I don't know if anything since Sept 11 has enraged and disgusted me more than this - a website out of Bridgeview (promoting "Islamic ideals and images") in full throated ululation over the dead 'Zionist' babies in Jerusalem.... Link Here As a Chicagoan, this leaves me utterly gobsmacked. I'm not suggesting anything, but please respond in any creative, interesting ways you feel necessary.
  • Director of Website Celebrating Suicide Bombing is Democratic Donor

    08/30/2003 1:27:29 PM PDT · by nwrep · 30 replies · 614+ views
    You may remember the Chicago-based Islamic website Soundvision.com which hosted messages celebrating and applauding the suicide bombing in Israel last week, such as these highlighted by Daniel Pipes: ************************************************************************** SoundVision.com Visitors Applaud Jerusalem Suicide Bombing. The murder of 18 bus-riding Israelis by a militant Islamic terrorist on August 19 met with the expected joy in the Palestinian and Lebanese street ("Several hundred young men poured into the streets of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon on Tuesday and handed out sweets to celebrate a suicide bomb attack on a Jerusalem bus," reads one account). More noteworthy is the public, English-language...
  • Israeli troops snatch Palestinian gunmen from hospital beds in early dawn raid

    08/26/2003 2:00:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 187+ views
    AP | 8/26/03 | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli undercover troops snatched two wounded Palestinian gunmen from their West Bank hospital beds in a pre-dawn raid Tuesday, the latest Israeli military operation in the wake of a deadly bus bombing a week ago. The troops knocked on the door of the intensive care unit, imposed a curfew on the patients and doctors and carried the two men -- members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a militant group loosely affiliated with Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction -- out of the ward and into military ambulances, a doctor, who spoke on condition on anonymity, said....
  • Attacks Reveal the Nature of Terrorism, Bush says ["terrorism violates every religion]

    08/25/2003 5:18:02 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 141 replies · 218+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug. 25, 2003 | Jim Garamone
    Attacks Reveal the Nature of Terrorism, Bush says By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2003 - The terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Jerusalem will serve as an added spur in the war on terror, President Bush said during his radio address Saturday. In both cases, the terrorists struck innocents in an effort to impose Taliban- like regimes on the world. On Aug. 19, a truck bomb exploded outside the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. The blast killed at least 20 people. "The U.N. personnel and Iraqi citizens killed in the bombings were engaged in a purely...
  • Terrorist's bomb shatters Israel's glimpse of tranquillity

    08/25/2003 10:20:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 173+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25 2003 | MICHAEL C. KOTZIN
    Last Saturday evening, along with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and a Chicago family, I sat at dinner with Dr. David Zangen and his wife in a busy Jerusalem restaurant. A pediatrician affiliated with the Hadassah Hospital there, Zangen took several calls from the parents of patients with childhood diabetes, counseling them on how to handle ongoing difficulties. Back in Chicago three days later, I thought of Zangen when news came of a devastating terrorist bombing on a Jerusalem bus in which 20 people had been killed and 100 wounded--many of them children. Zangen, I imagined, based on his descriptions of...
  • Baby Killers From The West Bank

    08/25/2003 5:49:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 175+ views
    Townhall.com/frontpagemag.com ^ | August 25, 2003 | Diana West
    Eleven-month-old Shmuel Zargari was buried in Israel this week with only his 14-year-old brother in attendance from his immediate family. His parents and three other siblings missed the funeral, having been grievously wounded by Shmuel's murderer, a 29-year-old Muslim cleric named Raed Abdel-Hamid Mesk, who believed Allah would invite him to paradise for self-detonating a Jerusalem bus packed with the Zargaris and other young families. Mesk's ultimate destination is debatable, but the number of people he murdered on Tuesday is not. Twenty Jews died in the wreckage, among them five Americans; scores more, including some 40 children, face recovery from...
  • Demolish the myths-implications of the terrorist threat to the survival of civilization

    08/25/2003 6:02:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 201+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-25-03 | Yonah Alexander
    Last week's brutal suicide bombings in Baghdad and Jerusalem have once again illustrated dramatically the international community's failure, thus far at least, to understand the magnitude and implications of the terrorist threat to the survival of civilization itself. Last week's brutal suicide bombings in Baghdad and Jerusalem have once again illustrated dramatically the international community's failure, thus far at least, to understand the magnitude and implications of the terrorist threat to the survival of civilization itself. Even the United States and Israel have for decades tended to regard terrorism as a mere tactical nuisance or irritant rather than as a...
  • The Murdeers and the Martyrs

    08/25/2003 3:06:30 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 2 replies · 164+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/25/03 | Diana West
    Eleven-month-old Shmuel Zargari was buried in Israel this week with only his 14-year-old brother in attendance from his immediate family. His parents and three other siblings missed the funeral, having been grievously wounded by Shmuel's murderer, a 29-year-old Muslim cleric named Raed Abdel-Hamid Mesk, who believed Allah would invite him to paradise for self-detonating a Jerusalem bus packed with the Zargaris and other young families. Mesk's ultimate destination is debatable, but the number of people he murdered on Tuesday is not. Twenty Jews died in the wreckage, among them five Americans; scores more, including some 40 children, face recovery from...
  • 26 people injured in Jerusalem suicide bombing still in area hospitals, 6 in serious condition

    08/23/2003 10:36:51 PM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 170+ views
    26 people injured in Jerusalem suicide bombing still in area hospitals, 6 of whom in serious condition
  • Jerusalem terror bombing death toll reaches 21

    08/23/2003 5:53:43 PM PDT · by yonif · 8 replies · 164+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 23, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    The death toll from Tuesday s Jerusalem bus bombing rose to 21 Saturday, after 70-year-old Rachel Weiss succumbed to her serious wounds and died in the hospital. At least six of the fatalities in the attack were children. The Hamas bombing was the most lethal attack in Jerusalem since the outbreak of violence 35 months ago. Many viewed the attack as a barbaric atrocity on Jews and not as an act of nationalism against Israel. Many of those murdered were ultra-Orthodox Jews who do not believe in a Jewish state or in Zionism. Even worse, it was not as if...
  • Israel envoy: Truck used in UN bombing came from Syria

    08/22/2003 11:28:32 PM PDT · by Heatseeker · 12 replies · 201+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 22, 2003 | The Associated Press
    United Nations: Israel's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that intelligence reports show the truck used in the deadly bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad came from Syria. However, Ambassador Dan Gillerman said he had no evidence linking Syria directly to Tuesday's attack, which killed more than 20 people and injured more than 100. "All I'm saying is that intelligence reports and reports we've seen and heard in the media indicate the truck that blew up the compound in Baghdad came from Damascus," the Syrian capital, Gillerman told reporters. Syria's deputy U.N. ambassador said there was no information that...
  • Israel Threatens to Assassinate Militants

    08/23/2003 1:00:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 198+ views
    AP | 8/23/03
    The Associated Press JERUSALEM Aug. 23 — Israel and the Palestinians stood before a new spiral of violence Saturday after Israel ordered the killing of Islamic militants already vowing bloody revenge for the death of a top Hamas official in an Israeli air strike.Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered the targeted killing of Hamas leaders after a suicide bomber killed 20 people on a Jerusalem bus Tuesday, casting fresh doubt over a U.S.-backed peace plan that calls for Palestinian authorities to clamp down on the militants. The decision to kill leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad was made in...
  • Case for arms

    08/23/2003 3:51:24 AM PDT · by Clive · 8 replies · 142+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 23, 2003 | Peter Worthington
    According to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the seven-week ceasefire with Israel is over because an Israeli helicopter attacked and killed the terrorist leader who plotted the recent suicide bus-bombing that killed 20 Jews. By most criteria, the vaunted "road map" that was supposed to lead to Mideast peace, is now a goat trail. If that. And a goat trail littered with land mines. What does it take to convince the optimists, wishful thinkers, peace-at-any-pricers that run the U.S. state department, that "peace" cannot be imposed on those who don't want it. Think about that. To Palestinian militants, the "road map"...
  • 2 Militant Groups Abandon Promise Of Mideast Truce (Stupid NY Times Tricks)

    08/22/2003 7:02:53 AM PDT · by pabianice · 149+ views
    New York Times | 8/22/03
    [New York Times, August 22, 2003, Pg. 1] "Hamas and Islamic Jihad have abandoned their declared cease-fire with Israel, following an attack by Israelis that killed a top Hamas political leader on a busy street in Gaza..."
  • Tens of Thousands Turnout for Terrorist’s Funeral

    08/22/2003 4:15:33 AM PDT · by Alouette · 24 replies · 215+ views
    (IsraelNN.com) Tens of thousands of PA Gaza residents are taking part in the funeral for senior Hamas terrorist Ismail Shanab. Shanab was killed in an IDF offensive in Gaza on Thursday.
  • Ask My Baby to Forgive You

    08/21/2003 4:54:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 164+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-21-03 | Isaac Kohn
    [Note: The following is intended as creative commentary only. The author was not a direct victim of the August 19, 2003, Jerusalem bus bombing.] Dear Prime Minister Sharon, We had just left the Kotel, Mr. Prime Minister; my infant child lay sleeping peacefully in my arms. And suddenly, Mr. Prime Minister, my child is no more. The vermin you are continuing to bargain with, struck in the dark. The screaming and crying, the blood, shattered limbs and burning flesh… Hell can not be worse, or so I thought. But what can be worse, Mr. Sharon, than losing a child? Lower...
  • 33 still hospitalized two days after bus bombing (Caution: Picture)

    08/21/2003 1:48:19 PM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 295+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/21/03 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    The National Forensic Institute had by Thursday morning identified 19 of the 20 fatalities in Tuesday's suicide bombing in central Jerusalem. Five of the victims were American citizens, the US embassy in Tel Aviv announced Wednesday night. Two days after the devastating Jerusalem bus bombing, thirty-three people remained hospitalized Thursday, including nine people in serious condition, hospital officials said. The wounded include seven children who sustained head and lung injuries, and an 18-month-old girl who lost an eye in the blast. A Palestinian suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew boarded a packed Jerusalem bus in central Jerusalem and blew...
  • Bus Bomber Was a Fervent Preacher (Eulogy for a murderous Palestinian terrorist)

    08/21/2003 12:39:01 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 16 replies · 180+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2003 | Henry Chu
    Raed Abdel-Hamed Masq, 30, was a family man and a passionate Muslim with a flair for the pulpit. His suicide attack killed 20 others. Hebron, West Bank – By the time Raed Abdel-Hamed Masq was 16, he had memorized the Koran, chapter and verse. Religion consumed him, and he wanted it to consume others as well. As an adult, he preached in local mosques his hard-line version of what the Koran meant: Establish a pure Islamic state; end the plague of Israeli occupation; avenge the deaths of martyrs. On Tuesday, Masq's interpretation of Islam led the 30-year-old father of two...
  • Martyred mom of 13 mourned

    08/21/2003 10:16:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies · 440+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 21 2003 | LARRY COHLER-ESSES, ERIC HERMAN and DAVE GOLDINER
    For Yechiel Taubenfeld, the ringing phone in the family's Rockland County home brought the news no son ever expects. The 18-year-old listened numbly late Tuesday as family friend Assemblyman Ryan Karben (D-Rockland) told him his 43-year-old mother Goldie and baby brother were among the 18 victims of the Jerusalem bus bombing. "So it's over?" the son asked in disbelief. "It looks that way," Karben replied. "We don't understand why God does what he does," said Yechiel Taubenfeld. "We just have to accept it." A cloud of mourning hung over the Hasidic village of New Square, N.Y., yesterday where Goldie Taubenfeld...
  • HAMAS ABANDONS TRUCE AFTER ISRAELI STRIKE

    08/21/2003 10:17:57 AM PDT · by MattGarrett · 40 replies · 246+ views
    Associate Press/Yahoo ^ | August 21, 2003 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    as Abandons Truce After Israeli Strike By IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel killed a senior Hamas political leader in a missile strike Thursday, retaliating for a suicide bombing of a bus that killed 20 people, including six children. Hamas vowed revenge and, along with Islamic Jihad, formally called off a truce declared eight weeks ago. Also, Israeli troops raided the West Bank towns of Nablus, Jenin and Tulkarem in search of militants. In the West Bank city Hebron, troops blew up the home of the Jerusalem bus bomber, a routine punishment intended as deterrent....
  • Cure for an Islam Gone Mad

    08/21/2003 8:13:55 AM PDT · by bedolido · 30 replies · 303+ views
    LA Times ^ | 08/21/03 | Amos Oz (Israeli novelist)
    The suicide-murder at the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad and the suicide-murder in Jerusalem that targeted a bus full of families and children on their way back from prayer occurred only about five hours apart. They claimed about 20 lives each and also injured about 100 people. We do not yet know who carried out the attack in Baghdad, but we know exactly who destroyed the families' bus in Jerusalem. He was Raed Abdel-Hamed Masq, from Hebron. He was not the usual brainwashed teenage suicide bomber. No. In fact, he was one of the brainwashers: a chief cleric, an imam, in...
  • Light a Candle, Hold a Vigil

    08/21/2003 7:25:52 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Naomi Ragen.com ^ | August 21, 2003 | Naomi Ragen
    ight a Candle, Hold a Vigil by Naomi Ragen (August 21, 2003) Reuters and AP talk about "militants." Australian papers put it on the back pages, behind stories about Sharon's "corruption." CNN and BBC are busy discussing why America didn't protect the UN in Iraq (when it asked not to be protected, certain it had earned the mutual love of terror organizations (Israeli crews have busily cleaned the streets. The dead babies are buried. The wounded, burnt children and their parents suffering in hospitals. Everyone wants to forget. But this is what happened: A 29 year old Palestinian Muslim preacher...
  • Wounds that bandages won't heal-An American talk radio host goes to a Jerusalem hospital

    08/21/2003 5:51:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 154+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-21-03 | Armstrong Williams
    An American talk radio host goes to a Jerusalem hospital to learn firsthand about the aftermath of a suicide bombing An American talk radio host goes to a Jerusalem hospital to learn firsthand about the aftermath of a suicide bombing Bracha Toporwitz, a 26-year old resident of Jerusalem, was returning from prayer at the Western Wall with her husband and three children last night when an intense blast ripped through the bus she was on, killing 20 people and wounding 120. The carnage was the result of a suicide bomber who blew himself up at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday night. Toporwitz...
  • Just Another Arafat?--Abbas has to choose between terror and respectability.

    08/21/2003 5:28:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 120+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | August 21, 2003
    <p>Tuesday night's suicide bombings in Israel powerfully demonstrated the failure of the current strategy of Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas in implementing the road map. Unfortunately it had to take the death of 20 Israelis, and the injury of more than 100 others, to prove the point.</p>
  • Hamas vows revenge for Abu Shanab killing; ditches hudna

    08/21/2003 5:46:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 192+ views
    The Hamas officialy declared Thursday that it was pulling out of the Hudna (cease-fire) on attacks against Israel in response to the targeted killing of top Hamas official Ismail Abu Shanab in Gaza City earlier in the day. Abu Shanab and at least two other Palestinains were killed Thursday afternoon when Israel Air Force helicopters fired five missiles at a car in a crowded Gaza City neighborhood. The other two Palestinians killed were reported to have been Shanab's bodyguards. Palestinian prime minister said that the killing of Hamas leader undermines planned crackdown on militants. Hamas representative in Lebanon, Osama Ramadan,...
  • Enough peace talk (It's time for Washington to unleash Israel)

    08/21/2003 5:39:48 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 14 replies · 424+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/21/03 | Joseph Farah
    What will it take for Israelis and Americans to understand you can't negotiate with terrorists? How much innocent blood needs to be spilled before we acknowledge the "peace process" has failed? How many more little children and old people have to be blown up by evil suicidal maniacs before we say, "Enough is enough!" These are the questions going through my mind a day after the latest terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and Baghdad. Since the beginning of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Israel has fulfilled all of its commitments to peace: It has given the Palestinian Authority control over territories...
  • Joseph Farah Says, "Enough Peace Talk" in the Middle East

    08/21/2003 5:40:41 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 229+ views
    WND.com ^ | 08-21-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Enough peace talk Posted: August 21, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com What will it take for Israelis and Americans to understand you can't negotiate with terrorists? How much innocent blood needs to be spilled before we acknowledge the "peace process" has failed? How many more little children and old people have to be blown up by evil suicidal maniacs before we say, "Enough is enough!" These are the questions going through my mind a day after the latest terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and Baghdad. Since the beginning of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Israel has fulfilled all of...
  • Senior Hamas Official Killed in Gaza

    08/21/2003 5:36:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies · 219+ views
    AP ^ | 21 Aug 2003 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel killed a senior Hamas official in a missile strike on Thursday, retaliating for a Hamas suicide bombing in Jerusalem. The Islamic militant group threatened revenge and said it is formally abandoning a truce it declared eight weeks ago. Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas warned that the killing of the Hamas official, Ismail Abu Shanab, is undermining his planned campaign against Palestinian militants. The Palestinian leadership had decided on the clampdown just hours earlier, under intense U.S. pressure. Abu Shanab was riding in his gold-colored station wagon,(way to blend in) along with two bodyguards, in...
  • ADIEU, ABBAS

    08/21/2003 5:29:28 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 36 replies · 233+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/21/03 | Eric Fettmann
    <p>Will Tuesday's horrific massacre in Jerusalem be the defining moment for Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas - the point at which he and top aides finally realize they can no longer get away with refusing to confront terrorism? Or will it be more of the same cat-and-mouse games that Abbas has been playing in order to avoid his crystal-clear obligations under President Bush's road map?</p>
  • New York: Mourning Victims in Jerusalem and Baghdad (Demonstration in NY today)

    08/21/2003 5:22:15 AM PDT · by veronica · 6 replies · 119+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Aug 21, '03
    A major demonstration will be held in New York this morning to mourn the victims of both of Tuesday's major Islamic terrorist attacks - the suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem and the truck bomb in Baghdad. A major demonstration will be held in New York this morning to mourn the victims of both of Tuesday's major terrorist attacks - the suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem and the truck bomb in Baghdad - both carried out by Islamic terrorist organizations. The event is called for 11:30 AM opposite the U.N. at the Isaiah Wall at 43rd Street and First Avenue. Organized...
  • Jerusalem Bombing Shows Weakness of 'Road Map,' Analysts Say

    08/21/2003 5:23:50 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 1 replies · 125+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8/21/03 | Lawrence Mohran
    Tuesday's bombing of a Jerusalem bus that killed 20 people and injured more than 100 others, including 40 children, is evidence that a U.S.-sponsored "road map" to peace between Israelis and Palestinians is becoming irrelevant, analysts said Wednesday. Gary Bauer, president of American Values, said Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and Baghdad show that the United States is dealing with entities that cannot be moved by peace treaties or politics. "The United States would be better off, and perhaps Israel would be better off, if we weren't involved in the Palestinian question at all if our involvement is going to...
  • Palestinians pronounce truce dead

    08/21/2003 4:50:34 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 61 replies · 307+ views
    A senior Hamas official declared a ceasefire dead on Thursday shortly after an Israeli missile strike killed Ismail Abu Shanab, a leader of the militant Islamic group, in Gaza City. "The assassination of Abu Shanab ... means that the Zionist enemy has assassinated the truce and the Hamas movement holds the Zionist enemy fully responsible for the consequences of its crime," Ismail al-Haniyah told reporters in Gaza. Palestinian militant faction chiefs declared a temporary ceasefire on June 29 under international pressure to advance a new U.S.-backed plan for peace with Israel.
  • Israeli Missiles Kill Senior Hamas Figure Shanab

    08/21/2003 4:31:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 149 replies · 308+ views
    Reuters
    Aug. 21 — GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli helicopter missile strike on a car in Gaza City on Thursday killed senior Hamas militant leader Ismail Abu Shanab and two bodyguards, Palestinian witnesses and medics said. A senior Israeli security source confirmed Abu Shanab was the target of the attack. It occurred after Israel decided to resume military strikes against militants following a Hamas suicide bombing that shattered a truce underpinning a U.S.-backed peace plan.
  • Five Israeli Missiles Hit Gaza City

    08/21/2003 3:47:23 AM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 188+ views
    Reuters | 8/21/03
    Aug. 21 — GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli helicopter gunships fired five missiles into a residential part of Gaza City on Thursday, Palestinian witnesses said. The reported attack occurred after Israel's government decided on a return to wide-ranging strikes against Islamic militants following a Palestinian suicide bombing that splintered a seven-week-old truce key to a peace plan.