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Hamas leaders should face trial in the US
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that many US politicans are calling for the extradiction of the Hamas leaders to the US.
Several New York politicians are calling on the Bush administration to demand the extradition of the perpetrators of last week's terror attack at the Hebrew University to the US to stand trial for the murder of five American citizens.
I sincerely hope that the US does decide to go after the Hamas - they will only stop their deliberate killing of Israelis and Americans when someone makes them stop.
Their Islamic fanatism is only based on hate and racism - Hamas leaders should be destroyed, they should fear for their lives at all times. Only when they are too scared running (like Al-Qeda and Osama Bin Laden) will the Hamas stop murdering innocent civilians, including women, children and babies.
I copy the full article below.
US politicians call to extradite HU terrorists
NEW YORK -- Several New York politicians are calling on the Bush administration to demand the extradition of the perpetrators of last week's terror attack at the Hebrew University to the US to stand trial for the murder of five American citizens.
Twenty-four Americans have been killed in Palestinian terror attacks, and 43 wounded, since September 2000.
At a Thursday evening press conference in New York, Sen. Charles Schumer (D) demanded the extradition of Hamas leaders to the US, among them spiritual head Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, after the terror group claimed responsibility for the July 31 blast inside a university cafeteria, which claimed the lives of seven students and staff members.
"If Hamas killed five Americans on US soil, the United States would demand justice for the families of the victims, and we would go after Hamas," Schumer said.
"We should do no less now. This was an attack on America, not simply an attack on Israel. And we need to take action. We cannot simply sit on the side and let these horrific attacks go unanswered."
Schumer dismissed a statement issued by Hamas after the bombing claiming that Americans had not been targeted in the attack. By planting the bomb at the Hebrew University, "they knew that they wouldn't just be killing Israelis, that they'd be killing Americans as well," said Schumer.
In the House, Rep. Anthony Weiner sent a letter to Attorney-General John Ashcroft on Thursday asking him to extradite those responsible for the attack. "US law makes it a crime to kill or injure, or to conspire to kill or injure, an American national outside the US in furtherance of a terrorist cause even if Americans were not the intended targets," Weiner wrote.
Noting that the extradition of the murderers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has also been requested, Weiner wrote, "Americans killed by Palestinian terrorists are equally deserving of justice." Some Jewish groups and lawmakers have been urging the State Department to begin publicizing rewards for the capture of Palestinian killers of US citizens on its Rewards for Justice Web site. The site lists rewards of up to $25 million for those providing information on the killers of US citizens in other parts of the world.
A December, 2001 announcement by the State Department that Palestinians would be added to its list was revoked in March.
Americans murdered in terror attacks in Israel, said Morton Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America, "are victims of discrimination by the State Department, in that they are the only cases on overseas terrorism against Americans in which the State Department has made no serious effort to bring the killers to justice."
Klein also called on the House and Senate to pass the Koby Mandell Act, which would establish an office within the Justice Department to bring killers of US citizens in Israel to trial in the US and press for financial compensation from the Palestinian Authority for the victims' families. Lead sponsors of the act are Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) and Reps. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) and Jim Saxton (R-NJ).
The act is named for 13-year old Koby Mandell, an American-Israeli who was stoned to death last year in a terrorist attack near Tekoa. His friend, Yosef Ish-Ran, 14, was also killed in the attack.
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