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September 18, 2002
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Arafat's "policeman" kidnap three Italian leftists

Reuters (www.alertnet.org) reports that members of Arafat's police force have kidnapped three Italian leftists:

Palestinians angry at being sacked from the security forces kidnapped three Italian peace activists in the Gaza Strip this week to try to force officials to re-employ them, their peace group said on Wednesday.

The Grassroots International Protection for the Palestinian People said the three were kidnapped on September 16 and held overnight before being freed on Tuesday unharmed.

The umbrella group, which includes Palestinian and international non-governmental organisations, said armed men kidnapped the three Italians in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip and held them in a house.

So let me get this straight: Arafat's policemen get fired, so they kidnap three Italian leftists to get their jobs back? Are the merits of Palestinian policemen measured by how much terror they can cause?

And by the way, these Italians may belong to a "peace group" but the last thing they are fighting for is peace: they completely ignore Israeli women and children being blown up to pieces by their Palestinian friends. By their unconditional support to Palestinians, even when barbaric genocide bombings are committed, these "peace" groups are actually hurting the efforts of those that really want the end of violence and peace.

The support of these European leftists only give the impression to Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Arafat's terrorist groups that they can someday destroy Israel: this fuels their hate towards Israel and Jews, since they believe their goal of destruction and genocide can someday be achieved.

I was considering placing this article in the "Humor" category, but it's actually pretty sad. I copy the full article below.

Italians unhurt after brief Gaza kidnapping
18 Sep 2002
http://www.alertnet.org/
thenews/newsdesk/L1872578

GAZA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Palestinians angry at being sacked from the security forces kidnapped three Italian peace activists in the Gaza Strip this week to try to force officials to re-employ them, their peace group said on Wednesday.

The Grassroots International Protection for the Palestinian People said the three were kidnapped on September 16 and held overnight before being freed on Tuesday unharmed.

The umbrella group, which includes Palestinian and international non-governmental organisations, said armed men kidnapped the three Italians in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip and held them in a house.

"They were not hurt while they were held, and their kidnappers told them that the kidnapping was an attempt to pressure a Palestinian security service to ensure their return to their jobs," the statement said.

It said human rights groups, security services and "national figures" had intervened for their release and urged the Palestinian Authority to take legal action. The three activists had been living in the area as monitors for the group.

The statement said the kidnapping did not have "political" considerations, an apparent reference to the almost two-year-old Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Posted by David Melle at September 18, 2002 05:45 PM
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