Firsthand report of massacre of Israelis at Kenyan beach hotel

As I reported last night, Arab Muslim terrorists have attacked Israeli tourists in Kenya (click here for more information). Here's a firsthand account of the murders:

At around 7:30 a.m. local time we arrived from the airport in Mombasa at the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel, where we were greeted by beautiful dancing girls.

On the plane were hundreds of Israelis, most of them families on their Hanukka vacation who had come as part of a weeklong package tour organized by "Paradise Mombasa," an Israeli travel agency. [...]

We'd arrived in big buses and he suggested we go and have breakfast first, so our small group of 10 went to have breakfast and maybe five or 10 minutes later, we heard this massive explosion.

The hotel has thatched roofs and suddenly everything set on fire there were bits flying everywhere. In the distance all you saw was a mass of billowing smoke. Our hotel is situated right on the beach. We were all pushed towards the beach and everybody started helping everybody else.

I saw horrific sights: I saw people covered with blood, including children. people with gashes, with huge wounds in their backs, stretchers being carried out. Everyone seemed to be screaming.

The entire building shook. From what I can gather, a car crashed through the gates of the hotel and into the lobby. Bombs were then thrown from the car.

People were screaming for water, but there was no bottled water and the tap water is undrinkable. Our guide was missing. I tried to occupy myself tending to the children.

"I want to go home," they said. "Where are my parents?"

The Arab Muslims who deliberately murder children are enemies of humanity. I copy the full article below.





'Post' editor's firsthand report of carnage at Kenyan beach hotel
By KELLY HARTOG, MOMBASA, Kenya, Nov. 28, 2002
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?
pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/
ShowFull&cid=1038465351986

At around 7:30 a.m. local time we arrived from the airport in Mombasa at the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel, where we were greeted by beautiful dancing girls.

On the plane were hundreds of Israelis, most of them families on their Hanukka vacation who had come as part of a weeklong package tour organized by "Paradise Mombasa," an Israeli travel agency.

We were with a group of journalists on vacation. Our trip leader led us out of the lobby where everybody was trekking in.

We'd arrived in big buses and he suggested we go and have breakfast first, so our small group of 10 went to have breakfast and maybe five or 10 minutes later, we heard this massive explosion.

The hotel has thatched roofs and suddenly everything set on fire there were bits flying everywhere. In the distance all you saw was a mass of billowing smoke. Our hotel is situated right on the beach. We were all pushed towards the beach and everybody started helping everybody else.

I saw horrific sights: I saw people covered with blood, including children. people with gashes, with huge wounds in their backs, stretchers being carried out. Everyone seemed to be screaming.

The entire building shook. From what I can gather, a car crashed through the gates of the hotel and into the lobby. Bombs were then thrown from the car.

People were screaming for water, but there was no bottled water and the tap water is undrinkable. Our guide was missing. I tried to occupy myself tending to the children.

"I want to go home," they said. "Where are my parents?"

It took a long time for medics to arrive on the scene, and we were using our makeshift first aid kits to help one another. There are a lot of Israelis here and a lot of medics. There are also a lot of army guys, so everyone pitched in to help out.

Medics did arrive eventually and took the wounded off to hospital. There is no running water here, and you just bring bottled water to clear out wounds. I believe they did the best they could under the circumstances.

While on the beach, we learned that the Arkia flight we had arrived on had been fired upon on its return flight. There were 260 people aboard that jet, who barely escaped with their lives.

Some of us here have not been so lucky. We are now awaiting an Israeli air force jet to pick us up and return us home. Our suitcases were destroyed, so we have no clothes, no showers, not much food and it's been a very long, hot day here. So, I think everyone's looking forward to getting home safely.

You can hear an interview with Kelly Hartog, editor of In Jerusalem, a weekly supplement of the Jerusalem Post, by clicking on www.jpostradio.com.

Posted by David Melle
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