Jewish Supremacist murders 4 Israeli Arabs

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Jewish Supremacist has opened fire on a crowd in an Arab Muslim town in Israel and killed 4 innocent people:

A far-right activist who was AWOL from his army unit murdered four Israeli Arabs and wounded 12 on Thursday evening when he opened fire while riding in an Egged bus in the northern city of Shfaram. He was then lynched by an angry mob.

The shooter, identified as Natan Eden Zada, 19, of the Samaria settlement of Tapuah, had deserted his IDF unit and was on Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) watch lists. Despite this, Shin Bet sources said no warnings had been received regarding plans by Zada or other Jewish extremists to target the Israeli-Arab sector.

Among the victims were two young sisters, Hazar and Dina Turki, 23 and 21-years-old respectively, and the driver of the bus, Michel Bahous, 56. Nadir Hayak, 55, a passenger on the bus, was killed as well.

The shooter also directed his fire outside the bus, and casualties included pedestrians and bystanders.

A furious mob of local residents stormed the No. 165 bus, which was traveling through a Druse neighborhood, and attacked Zada, kicking him and throwing metal objects and bottles at him.

Police, who according to eyewitness accounts arrived late, surrounded the bus and tried to stop the angry crowd, but to no avail. The rioters got on the bus and killed the shooter.

This bastard is no different than the Islamic Supremacists from Al-Qaeda and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Even though the murderer's Mother allegedly warned the Police and the Army and asked the authorities to taker her sons's gun before the terrorist attack, we should deal with Jewish Supremacist thugs in the same way that we deal with Islamic Supremacist thugs.

I sincerely hope that the Israeli army destroys his house and his family's house in the same way that houses are destroyed after an Islamic Supremacist murders innocent people.

Ariel Sharon, Israel's Prime Minister, and all members of Israel's parliament (the Knesset), have condemned this murder of innocent civilians. Israel's Defense Minister, Mr. Shaul Moffaz, has also refused to allow the murdering bastard to be buried in one of Israel's military cemeteries (due to a request from some of the families of current buried soldiers).

I copy the relevant articles below.





AWOL soldier opens fire on bus, kills 4 The Jerusalem Post, Aug. 5, 2005 11:02, Link

A far-right activist who was AWOL from his army unit murdered four Israeli Arabs and wounded 12 on Thursday evening when he opened fire while riding in an Egged bus in the northern city of Shfaram. He was then lynched by an angry mob.

The shooter, identified as Natan Eden Zada, 19, of the Samaria settlement of Tapuah, had deserted his IDF unit and was on Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) watch lists. Despite this, Shin Bet sources said no warnings had been received regarding plans by Zada or other Jewish extremists to target the Israeli-Arab sector.

Among the victims were two young sisters, Hazar and Dina Turki, 23 and 21-years-old respectively, and the driver of the bus, Michel Bahous, 56. Nadir Hayak, 55, a passenger on the bus, was killed as well.

The shooter also directed his fire outside the bus, and casualties included pedestrians and bystanders.

A furious mob of local residents stormed the No. 165 bus, which was traveling through a Druse neighborhood, and attacked Zada, kicking him and throwing metal objects and bottles at him.

Police, who according to eyewitness accounts arrived late, surrounded the bus and tried to stop the angry crowd, but to no avail. The rioters got on the bus and killed the shooter.

Five policemen were also injured in the clashes.

Yekutiel Ben-Ya'acov, the founder of the Jewish Legion, a far-right defense group based in Tapuah, said: "We will be stepping up our efforts to do everything in our power to stop the disengagement, which was his will and testament. And we will demand justice for Eden."

Associates of Zada's said he had deserted the military "since he could not bring himself to serve in an army that expels Jews from their homes."

They said Zada recently became religious and had left his home in Rishon Lezion to move to Tapuah, a known right-wing extremist hotbed.

The scene of the attack looked like a terror attack, with bus windows shattered and policemen with plastic gloves fingerprinting bodies on the floor. Blood stained some of the seats on the bus and a policeman standing near one of the bodies appealed with a megaphone to the angry mob of thousands to calm down.

A statement issued by the army said Cpl. Zada, went AWOL from the army in mid-June. Since then, officials have been in touch with his family in an effort to find him and return him to service. Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz, who condemned the attack, ordered an investigation into how the soldier still had an IDF-issued weapon in his possession.

Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra called the shooting a "terrible terror attack" and appealed for calm among Israeli Arabs. Police Insp.-Gen. Moshe Karadi warned from the scene that the killing could lead to further violence.

Police went on high alert Thursday night and called up all available personnel to the North. Security forces were deployed to the North from the South, Jerusalem and the West Bank.

An enraged witness to the incident said, "If this attack had occurred in a Jewish neighborhood and the attacker were Arab, he would have been killed immediately. The police came and they didn't do anything!"

"The police didn't even shoot the attacker - they were holding him alive on the bus," he added.

Twelve people were wounded, four of them moderately, in the shooting, Rambam Medical Center deputy director-general Prof. Zvi Ben-Yishai said. Most of the injuries on the bus were due to burns and cuts from shattered glass.

Ben-Ya'acov said he knew Zada as "a soft-spoken [and] very pious Jew," adding that Zada was "very interested in Judaism. He was a very special soul."

"We hope Eden's death will not have been in vain," said Ben-Ya'acov, "and that his murder will derail this sadistic disengagement plan." He demanded a police investigation of the shooter's murder by the crowd.

Ben-Ya'acov called Zada "the first casualty of the disengagement, which is tearing part the nation of Israel."

While the far-Right gingerly hailed Zada as a hero, the mainstream settlement movement condemned the act and was "shocked by the act in Shfaram that took the lives of innocents," according to a statement released by the Council of Communities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ghazi Hamid, editor of the Hamas weekly Al-Risala, said Hamas "is committed to the withdrawal and will not respond to this incident."

Hebron spokesman David Wilder said "people do not believe that going out and shooting people is the answer to our questions. The proof of that is that people don't go out and do it."

Margot Dudkevitch and Judy Siegel-Itzkovich contributed to the report.


MKs revile 'reprehensible' attack The Jerusalem Post, Aug. 4, 2005 22:17 , Link

MKs from across the political spectrum condemned Thursday's murders in Shfaram, especially Arab MKs, who blamed the government and security officials for allowing the attack to happen.

Hadash leader Mohammed Barakei, who lives in Shfaram, tried to calm down the angry mob that surrounded the bus where the attack took place and tried to mediate between soldiers and the residents of the town. Barakei said the attacker should have been prevented from coming armed to Shfaram.

"The writing was on the wall and such an incident was bound to happen," Barakei said. "It was caused by the constant incitement against the Right by government officials and racists who have called Israeli Arabs a fifth column and worse names. The anger of the people of Shfaram is understandable and I hope it isn't channeled in a destructive way."

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon issued a statement calling the attack "a criminal act of a bloodthirsty terrorist targeting innocent Israeli civilians." He said that he instructed security officials to make the investigation of the incident a top priority.

"This terrorist incident is a purposeful attempt to harm relations between Israeli citizens," Sharon said. "Terror of one citizen against others is the greatest danger to the future of Israel as a democracy. All of Israel, without regard to religion, race, or gender condemns this attack. The Israeli government is determined to defend its citizens of every sector."

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom issued a statement saying he "gravely condemns" the attack, and pointed out it took place in a city which has been an example of co-existence and which is the one city in the Arab sector where its mayor marks Yom Ha'atzmaut.

Shalom called on Israeli Arab leaders to work to calm down the situation and not inflame passions. He added that the act was that of one person, and that the whole settler community should not be blamed for this "horrible action."

But United Arab list chairman Abdelmalek Dehamshe criticized Sharon and other government officials for not condemning the attack fast enough. Balad leader Azmi Bishara said he was worried that the attack was "just the tip of the iceberg" and that it could lead to more attacks against the Israeli Arab community.

Meretz-Yahad leader Yossi Beilin compared the attacker to Hebron shooter Baruch Goldstein and said the extremism on the Right is to blame.

National Union MK Effi Eitam said that the proper response to the attack was the willing handover on Thursday night of all the weapons of the Gush Katif settlement Netzer Hazani. He said the non-violent nature of the anti-disengagement protests is the answer to what happened in Shfaram.

"No one should dare blame the entire Right for the crazy act of one crazy man," Eitam said.

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