Massacre in Jerusalem: Palestinian homicide bomber murders 16 Israelis

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a fascist Muslim homicide bomber from the Palestinian "Islamic Resistance" (Hamas) has murdered 15 Israelis whose crime was to be Jewish:

A Palestinian mass murderer blows himself in a bus, killing 16 Israelis
Sixteen people were killed and more than 100 were wounded when a Hamas suicide bomber, dressed as an ultra-Orthodox Jew, detonated his explosives belt on a bus in downtown Jerusalem. [...]

A number of those wounded in the Jerusalem bus bombing Wednesday afternoon included pedestrians outside the nearby Clal Building, a shopping center in the city's downtown area, on Jaffa Road.

Forty-five people remained in hospital Wednesday night. Ten are listed in 'serious' condition. The rest are listed in 'light-to-moderate' condition. [...]

Israeli Security officials warned that no Hamas leader will be immune to Israel's wrath and noted that since the Aqaba Summit last week, 23 Israelis have been murdered in terror attacks and ten potential suicide bombers arrested by security forces.

The Palestinian groups Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades reject peace with Israel - their declared goal is to destroy the Jewish State and commit genocide against her citizens. For a list of homicide bombings executed by these racist Muslim freaks, click here.

One of the Israeli victims murdered by a Palestinian terrorist

During the Second World War and the Holocaust there was a British policy of stopping Jews from immigrating to the land of Israel (or the “British Mandate of Palestine” as it was referred to at the time, see the history page for more details). In 1939, the British published the “White Paper”, a document that increased immigration restrictions on Jews.

Throughout the struggle against German Nazism, the Zionist leaders did not hesitate to fight alongside Britain, although they never forgot their own private war against the Crown. Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, defined his political stance in one of his most famous pronouncements which became Israel’s motto for many years:

"We will fight the war as if there were no White Paper, and we will fight the White Paper as if there were no war."

I watched Israeli TV today and here's how I interpret what Prime Minister Sharon had to say: “We will fight the Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Arafat’s Al-Aksa Brigrades, and all other racist Islamic murdering freaks as if there was no peace process. At the same time, we’ll attempt to achieve peace as if there were no Islamic terrorist freaks, since eventually there will be none”.

He’s right.

I copy the full article below.





16 DIE IN JERUSALEM BLAST; 9 IN GAZA HITS
By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF, Jun. 12, 2003
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Sixteen people were killed and more than 100 were wounded when a Hamas suicide bomber, dressed as an ultra-Orthodox Jew, detonated his explosives belt on a bus in downtown Jerusalem Wednesday.

Later Wednesday, Israeli helicopters twice fired rockets at cars in Gaza City killing nine Palestinians, including four Hamas terrorists, one of whom orchestrated a series of recent rocket attacks on southern Israeli towns.

In the first rocket attack Israeli helicopters fired rockets at a car in Gaza City killing seven Palestinians, including two top Hamas terrorists responsible for Kassam rocket attacks against Israeli towns.

Two people were killed in the second helicopter attack. The army said the target was a cell of Hamas terrorists who were about to launch a mortar shell at the Gaza Strip Jewish settlement of Netzarim.

Israeli Security officials warned that no Hamas leader will be immune to Israel's wrath and noted that since the Aqaba Summit last week, 23 Israelis have been murdered in terror attacks and ten potential suicide bombers arrested by security forces.

The officials stressed that Wednesday's bus bomb attack in Jerusalem had no connection to the botched attempt on Hamas terrorist Abdel Azziz Rantisi on Tuesday, despite Hamas claims stating otherwise.

A number of those wounded in the Jerusalem bus bombing Wednesday afternoon included pedestrians outside the nearby Clal Building, a shopping center in the city's downtown area, on Jaffa Road.

Forty-five people remained in hospital Wednesday night. Ten are listed in 'serious' condition. The rest are listed in 'light-to-moderate' condition.

One of the victims of the bus bombing was named as Sergeant Tamar Ben-Eliahu, 19, from the town of Faran, in the Arava.

One of those lightly injured in the attack was the daughter of New Jersey Senator Robert W. Singer. Israel Radio reported that Senator Singer will set out for Israel Thursday to be with his daughter in hospital.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack as revenge for Israel's strike Wednesday on the organization's co-founder Abdel Aziz Rantisi, which left him wounded. The claim came in the form of statement aired on television networks, Hamas spiritual head Ahmed Yassin.

Israeli officials identified the bomber Wednesday evening as Mohammed Shabani, 20, a Hamas terrorist from the West Bank town of Hebron. Officials suspect he is from the same group that carried out a similar bus bombing in Jerusalem last month that killed seven people.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon responded with a pledge issued at a ceremony for Border Police in Latrun, to "fight the terrorist organizations and their leaders to the death."

US President George W. Bush condemned the attack.
"I strongly urge all of you to fight off terror, to cut off money to organizations such as Hamas, to isolate those who hate so much, they're willing to kill to stop peace form going forward," Bush told reporters in Chicago.

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz consulted with military chiefs about Israel's next move.
Meanwhile, Yasser Arafat issued a statement to reporters in demand of an immediate cease-fire on all fronts.

"We do condemn the terrorist attacks which target civilians in Jerusalem, and I also condemn with the same strength the assassination attempt against Rantisi and everything that happened before and after, in particular what happened in Gaza, targeting civilians and women and children," Arafat said outside his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas called in a statement for all sides "to immediately move into a serious implementation of the road map."
Police said the terrorist, disguised as an orthodox Jew, got on the Number 14A Bus at the Machene Yehuda marketplace, at roughly 5:30 pm. He waited one stop as it passed the Clal Building and Davidka Square, before activating what police say was a powerful bomb. He had managed to move a few steps towards the center of the bus before exploding his device.

Sixteen people were killed and 112 were wounded, including passengers and bystanders. Two of the wounded were on the critical list, media reports said.

"We don't see any connection between this and what happened yesterday," said Police Spokesman Gil Kleiman, referring to Tuesday's attempted assassination of Rantisi.

"We have 15 general warnings [of suicide bombing attacks] at any one time," he added.

The bus, its front end blackened and twisted, was still smoldering 20 minutes afterward. Stunned onlookers peeked out of the shattered second-story windows of the Clal Building, a shopping arcarde and office building.

Hundreds of police officers and rescue workers swarmed the area, which was cordoned off by ambulances, jeeps and police tape. A faint smell of burning rubber carried over the air.

Ultra-Orthdox volunteers from Zaka (Disaster Victims Identification) carried away two bloodied bodies on stretchers. Another Zaka worker begged reporters to back off from the scene of the blast.
"There are pieces of bodies all over the place," he shouted, pointing to a fistful of thick, black hair that had once been attached to someone's scalp.

Natan Sharansky, the minister for Jerusalem affairs, stood next to the bus ruins shaking his head.

"My daughter rides that bus, so immediately you start checking where your family is and getting irritated because one doesn't know where the other is and none of the phones work," he said.
Meanwhile, a small group on onlookers, lead by a bare-chested man swinging his black T-shirt in the air, shouted "Death to the Arabs" and "Revenge."

Soon afterward, the mob of encircled an Arab worker, who was extricated by three Border Policemen.

The last bus attack in Jerusalem was a May 18 bombing in the French Hill neighborhood that killed seven people. In that instance as well, the bomber masqueraded as an Orthodox Jew to avoid detection as he got on the bus.

In the Gaza City attack, rockets fired at a car in the Sejaiyeh quarter killed two top Hamas men, Tito Massoud, 35, and Soheil Abu Nahel, 29. Massoud orchestrated Kassem rocket attacks on Israeli towns, military sources said.

The car was stuck in a rush hour traffic jam and had driven onto the sidewalk in an attempt to get away, witnesses said. The missiles turned the car into a burning ball of wreckage. Hundreds rushed to the scene, trying to put out the fire with blankets and water.

"When we started trying to evacuate them (the passenger) from the car, another missile attack took place while a huge number of people were gathering trying to help the wounded," said Massoud Ramadan, a shopkeeper, who was hurt by shrapnel.

Dr. Moawiya Hassanain, director of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, said a total of seven people were killed and 30 wounded in the missile strike. Among the wounded were eight children under the age of 14.

Posted by David Melle
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