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  • UN Israeli Ambassador Gillerman: Israel Has A Right to Defend Her Citizens

    10/05/2003 4:07:01 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 22 replies · 398+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 5, 2003
    UN Ambassador Gillerman: Israel Has Right to Defend Her Citizens US: Syria Is On The Wrong Side in the War on Terrorism - Harbors Terror Organizations United Nations---October 6......Israel's UN ambassador defended the IDF attack on Islamic terror bases in Syria, saying that Syria was harboring and supporting terrorists. The U.N. Security Council is presently meeting at Syria's request to discuss the Israeli air raid on a Palestinian terror training base near Damascus on Sunday. Syria's U.N. Ambassador Fayssal Mekdad called on the council to adopt a resolution condemning the attack as "military aggression." Syria's draft calls for Israel to...
  • [Indonesia] - Jemaah Islamiah poised to strike in new terror wave

    09/28/2003 12:41:40 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 418+ views
    A NEW breed of homegrown 'twentysomething terrorists' is poised to strike at Indonesia's international hotels with a wave of suicide bombings in December. These new generation Jemaah Islamiah terrorists are every bit as deadly and fanatically anti-American as captured leaders Hambali and Imam Samudra, said intelligence sources. The Sunday Times understands that 12 of them, drawn from six terrorist cells in Indonesia, plan to turn the festive December season into a bloody nightmare. Sources disclosed that at a meeting of JI leaders in East Kalimantan in March, Zulkarnaen, their new chief, and Azahari Husin, JI's master bomb-maker, chose the...
  • Help to have Suicide Bombings Considered a War Crime (Petition)

    09/14/2003 6:46:42 PM PDT · by veronica · 51 replies · 356+ views
    INN.com ^ | Sep 14, '03
    The following petition asks the United Nations to treat suicide bombings as war crimes and that those who inspire them be prosecuted by the International War Crimes Tribunal. The call for UN & world leaders to prosecute organizers of suicide/homicide bombings, performing acts of terror against civilians, as war criminals, was initiated by Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and written by Dr. Edward S. Beck. 1 [one] million signatures are being sought for this petition. Click on the following and please take 10 seconds to sign. SIGN HERE
  • Group faces eviction for celebration of Sept 11

    09/14/2003 6:07:12 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 342+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 09/15/03 | Sean O'Neill
    Al-Muhajiroun, the extremist Muslim group that used the second anniversary of the September 11 atrocities last week to praise the "Magnificent 19" hijackers, is facing eviction from its London offices. The landlord of the business centre in Tottenham, north London, where al-Muhajiroun has rented premises since December 2001, said yesterday it had begun legal action to evict the organisation. The Workplace Group, which owns business property across London, acted after al-Muhajiroun praised the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington as "a good deed". The company said the offices had been rented by Anjem Choudary, a chief spokesman for al-Muhajiroun,...
  • Pat Buchanan Forecasts, "The Imperial Retreat Begins"

    09/08/2003 6:55:07 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 104 replies · 320+ views
    WND.com ^ | 09-08-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    The imperial retreat begins Posted: September 8, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com We cannot do it by ourselves in Iraq. We need help. That is the message sent in the clear to the Mideast and the world by our going back to the United Nations to ask for troops and aid in Iraq. Our enemies can read that message as well as our friends. The four suicide bombings – of the Jordanian embassy, the U.N. headquarters, the mosque in Najaf, the headquarters of the Iraqi police in Baghdad – in one month underscored it. We do not have...
  • Update on Wounded in Yesterday’s Suicide Bombings [two of nine Israelis still in critical condition]

    08/13/2003 5:00:53 AM PDT · by yonif · 180+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 09:44 Aug. 13, '03 / 15 Av 5763
    (IsraelNN.com) Nine people injured by the twin suicide bombings yesterday in Ariel and Rosh Ha’Ayin remain hospitalized this morning. Two of those injured are listed in very serious condition, one is listed as serious but stable, another two are moderately injured, and four others - including a child - are hospitalized with lesser degrees of injury.
  • Analysis on the Bush – Abbas White House Meeting

    07/29/2003 12:31:05 AM PDT · by ppaul · 2 replies · 209+ views
    WorldWatchDaily ^ | 7/29/03 | Bill Koenig
    I was in the White House Rose Garden Friday for the Bush – Abbas meeting. I watched as President Bush spoke and then observed him as he listened to Abbas. I really sense he thinks he can “will” peace into place with rhetoric, charm, creativity, military might and money. It appears Bush believes he can use his diplomatic skills to reverse thousands of years of hatred, and bring peace to the Middle East. I observed Colin Powell (a few feet to my left) using his charm as he mingled with five members of the Palestinian Cabinet. He shook their hands...
  • Suicide Bombing 101 (Ted Honderich, Gayatri Spivak, Karen Armstrong - "Arafat's Professors")

    07/02/2003 5:55:13 PM PDT · by Stultis · 4 replies · 1,070+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June/July 2003 | Edward Alexander
    Of the variegated forms of murderous assault that the Palestinian Arabs have unleashed against Israel since they began the Al-Aqsa Intifada—the Oslo War—in September 2000, none has proved so cruel or lethal, or so perfectly embodied absolute evil, as suicide bombings. Certainly none has exercised so hypnotic a spell upon the “learned classes.” Since the beginning of Arafat’s campaign to “soften up” Israel for concessions even more far-reaching than those of the Oslo Accords, 294 suicide bombers (as of mid-May) have succeeded in detonating themselves—in crowded buses and cafes, in university cafeterias, at a Passover seder, and almost any place...
  • Imam in Rome says suicide bombings OK—in Israel at least

    06/09/2003 1:08:16 PM PDT · by yonif · 13 replies · 208+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 9, 2003 | LISA PALMIERI-BILLIG
    The new Imam of the Grand Mosque of Rome, the largest in Europe, called for the "victory of Islamic fighters in Palestine, Chechnya and other areas of the world" in his sermon last Friday. He called for Allah's help in "the destruction of the homes and destruction of the enemies of Islam", for their "annihilation", and "the victory everywhere of the Nation of Islam." In a report by Magdi Allam, the Italian columnist of Egyptian origin who writes regularly about the Arab and Muslim world for the national daily La Repubblica, 32-year-old Imam Abdel-Samie Mahmoud Ibrahim Moussa is quoted as...
  • Abbas Meets With Leaders of Hamas-Palestinian prime minister holds truce talks (no end to bombings)

    05/22/2003 2:10:16 PM PDT · by Stultis · 11 replies · 191+ views
    AP via Austin American Statesman ^ | 22 May 2003 | IBRAHIM BARZAK
    Abbas Meets With Leaders of Hamas By IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP)--Hamas leaders told the Palestinian prime minister in a first meeting Thursday that they would consider halting attacks on Israeli civilians if the Israeli military stops hunting suspected Palestinian militants. Israel has turned down such a proposal in the past. The military, meanwhile, announced it had foiled plans to set up a ``bomb school'' in the Gaza Strip. Israel's navy intercepted a boat carrying a Hezbollah bomb expert, CD-ROMs with instructions for suicide bombers and rocket detonators. Israel alleged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had ties...
  • A Wave of Suicide Bombings (in Israel) - May 17-19, 2003

    05/20/2003 11:19:42 AM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 128+ views
    A Wave of Suicide Bombings - May 17-19, 2003 On Saturday evening, May 17, 2003 (19:15), Gadi and Dina Levy were killed by a suicide bomber while strolling in Gross Square in Hebron. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. On Sunday, May 18, 2003 (05:45), seven people were killed and 20 wounded in a suicide bombing on Egged bus no. 6 near French Hill in Jerusalem. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Half an hour later, a second suicide bomber was killed when he was intercepted by police at a road block in northern Jerusalem. All three terrorists were...
  • US supports Palestinian premier despite terror wave

    05/20/2003 9:14:21 AM PDT · by anotherview · 11 replies · 222+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 20 May 2003 | The Associated Press
    May. 20, 2003 US supports Palestinian premier despite terror wave By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington A rash of deadly terror attacks on Israel has not shaken the Bush administration's confidence in Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas as a leader who will strive to get the violence under control. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Monday that he had "seen nothing to put in doubt his commitment," although he urged Abbas to take immediate and decisive action to eradicate the terrorism infrastructure. "We recognize that this is a very difficult task," Boucher said. And yet, he said, "it's imperative that the...
  • Britain: Morocco blasts undermine peace process

    05/20/2003 9:08:05 AM PDT · by anotherview · 3 replies · 276+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 20 May 2003 | Douglas Davis
    May. 20, 2003 Britain: Morocco blasts undermine peace process By DOUGLAS DAVIS British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has suggested that the 12 suicide bombings in Casablanca on Friday which killed 41 people might have been related to Morocco's support for the peace process. "It is not accidental that we have had these terrorist outrages directed at Morocco, one of the most modern and advanced of Arab societies, and also the terrorist outrages in Israel timed to kill Israelis but also to undermine the peace process." Straw's remarks coincided with a visit to London on Tuesday by Moroccan Foreign Minister Mohammed...
  • HUNT FOR BRITISH BOMBER

    04/30/2003 10:05:40 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 10 replies · 241+ views
    Sky News ^ | 5/01/03 | Sky News Staff
    Sharif: escaped Hanif: blew himself up Police in Israel say they are hunting a British suicide bomber who fled after an attack on a bar in Tel Aviv. The man - named as Omar Sharif, from Derby - escaped after failing to blow himself up, Israeli officials said. His accomplice, who they said was another Briton, Asif Mohammed Hanif, died after detonating explosives, they added. Three more people were killed and more than 50 injured in the attack at a beachside bar called Mike's Place. The Israeli prime minister's office released a statement saying Mr Hanif had been the suicide...
  • 'We're going to destroy these b***ards'(With U.S. troops somewhere in Iraq)

    04/04/2003 1:31:30 AM PST · by Asher · 2 replies · 181+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 4, 2003 | Caroline B. Glick
    Apr. 4, 2003 'We're going to destroy these bastards', By Caroline B. Glick About 30 minutes after a suicide bomber killed four soldiers from the 2-7 Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Operations Officer Maj. Rod Coffey stood before the maps lying on the table of the battalion operation tent absentmindedly but violently smashing his plastic water bottle on the table. Coffey managed the front-rear coordination of the operation to secure the checkpoint on Highway 9 that had just been attacked and to retrieve the soldiers' bodies. During each radio contact with the units concerned ambulances, logistics, company commanders Coffey would speak quietly...
  • Q. When did suicide bombings become widespread, and who performs them?

    04/01/2003 11:13:36 PM PST · by miltonim · 10 replies · 195+ views
    Delaware Online ^ | 03/31/2003 | Compiled by staff reporter Steven Church. The Associated Press and News Journal staff reporter Jonat
    <p>A. Suicide bombings gained fame and became more lethal in the early 1980s in Lebanon, according to the military affairs journal, Jane's Terrorism and Security Monitor.</p> <p>On Oct. 23, 1982, a truck loaded with 5,000 pounds of explosives rammed into U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241 service members.</p>
  • Kill Yourself & Americans Or Be Killed [Iraqi Guard Tells Civilians]

    03/29/2003 7:54:50 AM PST · by ewing · 29 replies · 262+ views
    MSNBC and National Review.com ^ | March 29, 2003 5:03AM | Dana Lewis MSNBC reporter and Katherine Jean Lopez-Executive Editor NRO
    KILL YOURSELF AND AMERICANS OR BE KILLEDDana Lewis on MSNBC is reporting that (Iraqi civillian) men with bullet holes in their heads are being found.Reportedly they are being told to conduct suicide bombings, like the checkpoint one today, or be executed. Unknown if this is related to a man threatening to blow up a Beruit bank right now strapped with explosives.
  • Hezbollah warns US of suicide attacks

    03/14/2003 6:37:54 PM PST · by tessalu · 36 replies · 1,016+ views
    Dawn (Pakistan) ^ | 3/13/03 | Reuters
    BEIRUT, March 13: The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah warned Washington on Thursday that its forces would be met with suicide attacks, and not flowers, if it invaded Iraq. "Don't expect the people of this region to receive you with flowers and perfume," Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said while addressing a sea of people who filled the streets of Beirut's southern suburbs for an Ashura meeting. "The people of this region will receive you with rifles, blood, arms, martyrdom and martyrdom operations," he said. Nasrallah's comments came in response to remarks from officials in Washington that Iraqi citizens would welcome a U.S....
  • GEOSTRATEGY-DIRECT INTELLIGENCE BRIEF Iraq equips 'naval martyrs'

    03/12/2003 3:16:08 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 13 replies · 116+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 12, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    Iraq has obtained inflatable, motorized boats from Yugoslavia for suicide missions against U.S. and allied forces in the Persian Gulf. Western intelligence sources identified the vessels as Zodiac-class boats procured from companies in the Balkans. The boats were purchased by Syria and smuggled into Iraq for use by a new suicide unit formed by the regime of President Saddam Hussein.
  • GLOBAL JIHAD Al-Qaida set to unleash female suicide bombers (Religion of Peace Alert)

    03/12/2003 3:14:10 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 24 replies · 1,035+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 12, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    A new al-Qaida unit of female suicide bombers threatens a "strike that will knock the Sept. 11 attacks into oblivion," reports the London-based Arabic newspaper A-Sharq Al-Awsat. The paper's website quotes a woman named Umm Usama, who describes herself as the leader of the terror network's female fighters, according to a translation by The Media Line.
  • No More Calling Jews “Pigs” (For Now)

    03/11/2003 11:49:01 AM PST · by anotherview · 14 replies · 355+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11 March 2003
    No More Calling Jews “Pigs” (For Now) Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, spiritual head of al-Azhar University and the leading Sunni imam in Egypt, has convened al-Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy, which issued a new fatwa, or edict, regarding use of the descriptor “monkeys and pigs” in reference to Jews. According to the new ruling, it is now forbidden to describe “present day Jews as ‘monkeys and pigs’,” reports Albawaba.com, the Arab news web portal. This ruling would seem to represent a major shift in Tantawi’s view: last year, he delivered a sermon - like so many others delivered by various religious...
  • (Israeli military) Court sentences Fatah terrorist to four life sentences

    03/10/2003 11:01:00 AM PST · by anotherview · 3 replies · 426+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 March 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Mar. 10, 2003 Court sentences Fatah terrorist to four life sentences By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF A military court in Beit El has sentenced Nasser Shawish, a member of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement and a leader of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades, to four consecutive life sentences for his involvement in the planning of three suicide attacks against Israeli targets, reports Army Radio. Shawish is responsible for the suicide attack in Jerusalem's King George street last year in which three Israelis were killed.
  • Canadian man called key in Iraq terror cell: Iraq terror cell links Al Qaeda, Saddam

    02/26/2003 9:05:58 AM PST · by Wallaby · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    Toronto Star | February 26, 2003 | Sandro Contenta
    <p>Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion.</p> <p>A former Canadian resident is a key commander and ideologue with Ansar al-Islam, a group the United States considers to be the terrorist link between Al Qaeda and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, says a captured Ansar member.</p> <p>Ali and another Ansar prisoner interviewed by the Star, 20-year-old Didar Khaled Khedr, said two former Iraqi intelligence agents are among Ansar's leaders - Abu Zurbeh and Abu Wahil.</p>
  • UK: Sheikh warns of UK suicide bombers threat

    02/11/2003 1:11:36 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 271+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | Februari 11 2003
    An Islamic leader has warned Britain is facing a new security threat from radical Muslims who are prepared to act as suicide bombers in the UK. Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, spiritual leader of the controversial Islamic group al-Muhajiroun, says people should stay away from locations such as financial institutions and Government buildings in the light of the threat. He told the BBC: "I would be careful, there are people who are in the UK, these are people who are supporters of al-Qaida and these people are Islamically speaking, they are people who feel they have a right to retaliate. "So...
  • Palestine on the brink

    01/07/2003 3:30:40 PM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 124+ views
    National Post ^ | January 07 2003
    Up until last Sunday, one could point to a number of signs that Palestinian society might be inching toward sanity. Suicide attacks became infrequent in the second half of 2002. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat made a series of uncharacteristically direct disavowals of terrorism. A week ago, the Palestinian Authority announced it would tighten its internal checks and balances to prevent foreign aid from being redirected to militants. There was even talk of Hamas, the most murderous of the various terrorist groups, declaring a ceasefire. But Sunday's mass murder in Tel Aviv -- a double suicide bombing perpetrated by the al-Aqsa...
  • Hamas Leader:"I encourage Palestinians to take suicide bombings worldwide. Don't be shy about it"

    12/04/2002 10:13:36 AM PST · by BJungNan · 5 replies · 67+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2002 | Paul Martin
    LONDON — The leader of the Lebanese Muslim group Hezbollah is urging a global suicide bombing campaign, increasing the prospect that the regional conflict between Arabs and Israelis will expand to mimic or even merge with al Qaeda's war against the West. Two recent speeches by the Lebanon-based Hezbollah leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, have raised the specter of attacks outside the region by a powerful and well-organized military force — a force that successfully pushed the Israeli army out of southern Lebanon two years ago. "By Allah, if they touch Al Aqsa we will act everywhere around the world," Sheik...
  • Fatah demands from Hamas to halt attacks inside Israel; Hamas rejects to talk with Israel

    11/09/2002 6:55:34 PM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 194+ views
    Fatah demands from Hamas to halt attacks inside Israel; Hamas rejects calls to hold talks with Israel Palestinian groups are to meet over this weekend in Cairo to discuss ending attacks inside Israel, officials from Fatah said, according to AP. A Fatah delegation is to demand from Hamas that they restrict their attacks to Jewish settlers and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, instead of all Israelis, a senior Fatah official said. "This is a very important meeting and we are looking forward to making it successful," said Ahmed Ghneim, who leads Fatah delegation. "I am optimistic...
  • SUICIDE BOMBINGS-a Fatwa

    10/01/2002 9:46:33 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies · 74+ views
    SUICIDE BOMBINGS Life and death are from Allah Ta'ala alone. Allah says in the Noble Qur'an, 'And it is He who gives death and gives life'. Allah Ta'ala has entrusted man with life and ordered him to look after himself so that he could earn the eternal life. To abuse life or destroy it is against the command of Allah Ta'ala. The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has announced severe warnings for committing suicide. Therefore, if a person is afflicted with any type of personal grief, he must endure it and look for ways to remedy the grief. It is not...
  • Shimon Peres Does it Again (Every time he calls for Palestinian State)

    09/19/2002 3:12:11 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 4 replies · 145+ views
    Koenig's International News ^ | 9/19/02 | Bill Koenig
    Israel embraces Washington's vision of a Palestinian state but was prevented by "terrorism" from ending its occupation of Palestinian lands." "We experienced in our country the effects of terrible terrorism," Peres told the 190-nation United Nations General Assembly. "It prevented the end of occupation. It introduced additional problems and didn't solve a single problem." Here is what happened in Israel, in May, within 24-hours of a public statement Peres made on a Palestinian state: * Israel's Peres outlines peace plan calling for rapid establishment of Palestinian state -- Sunday, May 19 * Bombing in coastal city of Netanya kills one,...
  • Arafat To Ask Palestinian Parliament To Condemn Bombings

    09/08/2002 3:54:56 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Arafat To Ask Palestinian Parliament To Condemn Bombings   09/08/2002 Dow Jones International News (Copyright (c) 2002, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.)     JERUSALEM (AP)--Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is to ask a key meeting of the Palestinian parliament on Monday to outlaw suicide bombings and to reaffirm the Palestinian commitment to peace with Israel. But violence continued on the eve of the parliamentary session. Palestinian security officials said two people were killed by Israeli tank fire in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli forces advanced along the main road, taking control.   A draft copy of Arafat's speech given...
  • Palestinians Oppose Ending Suicide Attacks

    08/26/2002 10:50:23 AM PDT · by GeneD · 1 replies · 126+ views
    Filed at 1:34 p.m. ET RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A scant majority of Palestinians oppose efforts among their various factions to halt suicide bombings against Israeli civilians and disapprove of attempts at a gradual truce, a survey released on Monday showed. The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research conducted the poll last week with 1,320 participants from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The poll, which had a margin of error of three percentage points, also showed an overwhelming majority of Palestinians seek far-reaching reforms of the Palestinian Authority and would support the election or appointment of a...
  • Israeli Bus Company to Sue Arafat over Bombings

    08/18/2002 4:29:57 PM PDT · by GeneD · 6 replies · 215+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | 8/18/02
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's national bus company said Sunday it would sue Palestinian President Yasser Arafat for damages it incurred in dozens of Palestinian attacks, including suicide bombings. Palestinian Communications Minister Imad Falouji said Egged had chosen the wrong defendant and blamed Israeli policy in the occupied territories for the attacks that caused the damages. Since the start of the Palestinian uprising in September 2000, more than 100 passengers on buses owned by the Egged bus cooperative have been killed and some 600 wounded in suicide attacks, roadside bombings and shootings, the company said. Ron Ratner, Egged's vice president of...
  • Prez a Bomb Target? / 1999 study mulled suicide blast attack

    05/21/2002 2:12:22 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 132+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/21/02 | GREG B. SMITH
    American intelligence officials have worried about suicidal belt bombers for at least two years, since a report raised fears that Osama Bin Laden might send them after the President of the United States.The possibility of a suicide attack on the President was contained in a September 1999 study that also predicted Bin Laden might send kamikaze pilots to slam airplanes into the Pentagon.The report by the National Intelligence Committee to CIA Director George Tenet describes Bin Laden's growing "martyrdom battalions" as consisting of "human bombs training to carry out spectacular terrorist operations."Intelligence estimates at the time put Bin Laden's...
  • [Israeli security] Shin Bet chief says 60 suicide bombers on way to Israel; Hamas rejects ceasefire

    07/30/2002 3:38:02 PM PDT · by flamefront · 46 replies · 130+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | 30-07-2002, 20:49
    DichterAvi Dichter, head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, warned Tuesday of an expected wave of suicide bombing attacks in the near future. He disclosed that there are 60 current warnings of Palestinians intending to carry-out suicide attacks against Israel. Speaking before the parliament's foreign affairs and defense committee, Dichter reported that 12 attacks were thwarted in the last few days. Dichter was quoted as saying that if there were a buffer zone in the West Bank, like the one between Israel and Gaza Strip, the Israeli army would be able to withdraw from areas under full Palestinian...
  • Israel says papers link EU funds to terror

    05/05/2002 5:53:02 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 7 replies · 99+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 05/06/2002 | Ian Cobain
    A report on claims that money from Brussels has been used to finance suicide bombers RELATIONS between the European Union and Israel plummeted to new depths last night when Ariel Sharon’s Government claimed that EU aid was being used to fund terrorist attacks against civilians. European taxpayers are currently donating £6.25 million each month to help to pay the salaries of Yassir Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. The Israelis now claim that documents seized during attacks on police stations and administrative offices on the West Bank prove that armed militants have been on the payroll for more than 12 months. The allegation...
  • Suicide Bomber..Tel Aviv Mall

    02/16/2002 9:32:35 AM PST · by Lucas1 · 252 replies · 410+ views
    CNN
    CNN...Suicide Bomber - Tel Aviv Mall..at least 2 dead - many injured - just now breaking
  • Aksa Brigade bombers 'educated, middle-class'

    03/24/2002 5:48:20 PM PST · by Imal · 9 replies · 228+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/25/02 | Douglas Davis
    LONDON (March 25) - The suicide bombers of the Aksa Martyrs' Brigade are educated, middle-class, and led by a second-year university student in international relations, according to Lebanese Muslim writer Hala Jaber, who recently spent four days with the group. In an article published in the London Sunday Times yesterday, Jaber, author of a book on Hizbullah, provided a unique insight into the profile, recruitment, and mind-set of the killers. She described traveling to Gaza, where she was blindfolded and driven for 20 minutes to a secret location for her meeting with brigade leader Abu Fatah and a group of...
  • Without distinction - attacks on civilians by Palestinian armed groups (Amnesty International)

    07/26/2002 9:49:09 AM PDT · by Stultis · 12 replies · 223+ views
    ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES AND THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITYWithout distinction - attacks on civilians by Palestinian armed groups 1. Introduction 27 May 2002: Sinai Keinan, aged 18 months, and her grandmother Ruth Peled, 56, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Bravissimo café in Petah Tikva, Israel. Fifty other people were injured, many of them children. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility. 27 April 2002: three armed men attacked residents of Adora, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. In the bedroom of one house a gunman killed five-year old Danielle Shefi as...
  • Hamas sets conditions to stop attacks against Israeli civilians; PA arrests senior FM official

    07/22/2002 11:49:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 227+ views
    The founder of Hamas said Monday it would consider halting suicide attacks on Israelis if Israel withdrew from West Bank cities and took other measures. "Basically what I would say to the occupation army is to leave ... the Palestinian cities in all the West Bank that were occupied ...," Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin told reporters in the Gaza Strip. "And stop your aggression, demolishing homes. Release prisoners and stop assassinations. Once the occupation and all those measures against our people stop, we are ready to totally study stopping martyrdom operations, in a positive way." Yassin did not...
  • Tel Aviv bomber's chilling message of death

    07/18/2002 3:16:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 73+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | July 19 2002 | ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    JERUSALEM - In a run-down area of Tel Aviv inhabited mostly by foreign workers, a prostitute offered her services to a young Palestinian looking tensely about him on the street. "Do you want to have fun?" she asked. "Leave me," he said. "I'm not here to have fun, I'm here to die." Ten minutes later, two explosions ripped the area. Two Palestinians detonated bombs they carried in backpacks, killing themselves and three others and wounding about 30. Two of the dead and most of the wounded were foreign workers. The suicide bombings yesterday morning (New Zealand time) came a day...
  • Analysis: Hamas history tied to Israel

    06/20/2002 7:25:37 PM PDT · by inquest · 22 replies · 264+ views
    UPI ^ | 6-18-02 | Richard Sale
    In the wake of a suicide bomb attack Tuesday on a crowded Jerusalem city bus that killed 19 people and wounded at least 70 more, the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, took credit for the blast. Israeli officials called it the deadliest attack in Jerusalem in six years. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon immediately vowed to fight "Palestinian terror" and summoned his cabinet to decide on a military response to the organization that Sharon had once described as "the deadliest terrorist group that we have ever had to face." Active in Gaza and the West Bank, Hamas wants to liberate all...
  • Israeli TV companies weigh taking CNN off the air

    06/20/2002 6:40:52 AM PDT · by GeneD · 13 replies · 328+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | 6/20/02 | Tova Cohen
    TEL AVIV, June 20 (Reuters) - Israeli television broadcasters are considering pulling the plug on the CNN news channel in protest at comments made by U.S. media mogul Ted Turner, officials and sources at the companies said on Thursday. Turner, founder of the 24-hour Cable News Network, was quoted on Tuesday as saying the Israeli military was engaged in "terrorism" against the Palestinians that could be compared to Palestinian suicide bomber attacks on Israelis. A senior board member at the YES satellite television broadcaster and a source close to the head of Israel's three cable providers, now engaged in a...
  • Most Palestinians want Israel's destruction, support suicide bombings

    06/13/2002 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 93 replies · 314+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 6/12/2002 | Israel Insider
    51% of Palestinians polled want to "liberate all of historic Palestine" while 68% favor the continuation of suicide bombings against Israeli civilians...(more) Click here for more
  • Iran increases funding and training for suicide bombings

    06/11/2002 3:13:12 PM PDT · by Athena2 · 68+ views
    MEMRI ^ | June 10, 2002 | The Middle East Media Research Institute
    Iran Increases Funding and Training for Suicide Bombings - Islamic Jihad Leader: The Intifada Foiled the American Plots Against Iraq - A Hizbullah Leader on the Iranian-Syrian-Lebanese-Palestinian Axis Correspondent 'Ali Nouri Zadeh, of the the Saudi London-based Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reports from London on recent developments regarding Iranian support of Palestinian organizations: Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority Meet in Iran "Iran has decided to increase its financial aid to some organizations that oppose peace efforts in the Middle East. Iran has allocated a special budget for the support of some Palestinian groups who lost their sources of...
  • Hamas not to stop suicide operations (Standard IRNA barf alert)

    06/08/2002 7:05:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 9+ views
    IRNA ^ | June 09 2002
    Beirut, June 9, IRNA -- On the eve of the visit by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to the United States, a Palestinian official vowed that the Palestine Islamic Resistance Movement would not stop suicide operations against Zionists until a final victory. Hamas representative in Lebanon Osama Hamdan said all the Palestinians approve of the suicide operations which they consider as an effective way to try to recover their inalienable rights. The suicide bombings play a deterrent role and prevent the Zionists from continuing their aggressive actions in the occupied lands since they would witness a tough reaction to their...
  • UNRAVELING THE TWISTED MORAL CODE OF HAMAS

    06/05/2002 6:19:25 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 6 replies · 192+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 6/4/2002 | Laurence Grafstein
    UNRAVELING THE TWISTED MORAL CODE OF HAMASAge Limit by Laurence Grafstein Picking up The Washington Post recently, I found two pieces that showed just how far we have traveled down Yasir Arafat's moral dead-end road. The first was a dispatch from Gaza City by Edward Cody, which described the apparent debate over suicide bombings currently afoot in the Hamas stronghold. "Some suicide attacks, [the people and leaders of Gaza] have concluded, surpass the limits of what is acceptable, even for a people with its back against the wall," Cody reported. And what makes "some" of these attacks unacceptable? It is...
  • Suicide bombings challenge surgeons

    05/03/2002 9:16:33 PM PDT · by EdoTerglav · 5 replies · 215+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | May 4, 2002 | Byron Spice
    <p>You've seen photographs of the terrorist bombings in Israel. Yesterday, Dr. Michael Stein displayed the X-rays.</p> <p>As trauma director at the Rabin Medical Center outside Tel-Aviv, Stein has developed an intimate, unwanted familiarity with the human toll of the suicide bombings of the last two years. Speaking at a trauma symposium at Allegheny General Hospital, he recounted some of the lessons he and his colleagues have learned in administering to the 3,000 people injured and the 430 who have died in attacks since September 2000.</p>
  • In Iran: Support expressed for Palestinian suicide bombings

    04/11/2002 5:18:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 278+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | April 11 2002
    Four prominent Shiite Muslim clerics as well as the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards militia expressed support Wednesday for the Palestinian suicide bombings against Israel. "Suicide attacks are justified. Those who carry out such acts die as martyrs and will end up in paradise," Grand Ayatollah Yussef Sanei told an office of support for the Palestinian intifada headed by Parliament Member and former ambassador to Syria Ali Akbar Mohtashami. The organization said three other senior clerics in the Iranian holy city of Qom, south of Tehran, also "justified the attacks and said that support for the intifada is a religious...
  • Producer of New PBS Documentary: Israel Might be behind Suicide Bombings

    04/10/2002 1:15:35 PM PDT · by krodriguesdc · 51 replies · 292+ views
    world.std.com ^ | 4-4-02 | Alex Safian, PhD,
    Producer of New PBS Documentary: Israel Might be behind Suicide Bombings April 4, 2002 The producer of the new PBS documentary Battle for the Holy Land, scheduled to air April 4th, stated in an online chat on March 29th that suicide bombings which have killed more than 40 Israelis in recent days may have been “allowed” to happen by Israel, since the bombings allegedly “served” the interests of Israel rather than the Palestinians. Steven Tanner, the producer, also agreed with a questioner that Sharon is the “biggest obstacle to peace,” asserting “Yes. In my opinion, he’s a great obstacle...
  • Freep this poll! Can suicide bombings happen in the US?

    04/08/2002 3:07:57 PM PDT · by Edward Watson · 19 replies · 216+ views
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2002 | wolf blitzer