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Professor Louis Rene Beres from Purdue University writes a powerful essay on the unique cowardice of Palestinian terrorism:
As of November 20, 2002, there had been a total of 15,298 Palestinian terror attacks against Israel since the start of the "intifada" in September 2000. The number increased by one a day later, on November 21, when a Palestinian bomber blew up a bus filled with elderly women and young children in Jerusalem. Not surprisingly, the world has likely taken more angry notice of Israel's defensive actions to prevent further terror than of the grotesque cowardice of Palestinian terrorism. Murdered Jews, after all, are an old story.
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Arouts 7 (www.a7fr.com) a publie un article qui decrit comment le proces de Marwan Barghouti a debute.
Le procès du secrétaire général du Fatah en Judée-Samarie, Marwan Barghouti, arrêté par Tsahal à Ramallah pendant l’opération « Rempart », s’est ouvert ce matin devant le tribunal de district de Tel-Aviv. [...]
Lorsqu'il [Barghouti] s'est présenté en "combattant de la paix", la vice-présidente du tribunal, Sara Sirota a rétorqué : "Un combattant de la paix ne transforme pas des enfants en bombes humaines et ne tue pas des civils."
Le site Reinfo-Israel.com a publie une traduction en Francais de documents qui prouvent que Barghouti et son patron Arafat ont directement finance et organize des actes terroristes. Ils sont responsables des meurtres de centaines d'Israeliens innocents, dont beaucoup de femmes et d'enfants.
Je copie l'article entier ci-dessous.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber deliberately blew himself up in a crowded mall in Kfar Saba, near Tel-Aviv:
A bomb went off Monday evening in the crowded Arim shopping center in the coastal town of Kfar Saba, apparently the work of a suicide bomber. Israel's Channel One Television reported that one Israeli was killed and 32 wounded in the attack, including two infants.
Update: I just saw on Israeli TV a Police captain describing the murder. Two Israelis were killed: one of the mall's security guards who managed to stop the Palestinian assassin from slaughtering more innocent people, and a 15-year-old kid. Both were new immigrants from Argentina.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Hamas, and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades have deliberately murdered hundreds of unarmed Israelis since October 2000 when Yasser Arafat and his thugs rejected peace and started their war of terror against Israeli women and children.
For a list of all Palestinian homicide bombings, check out the Palestine page. For a partial list of victims of Palestinian terrorism, check out the Victims page.
I copy below an article that gives more information on the victims.
Israel is currently in the middle of a war against Hezbollah, a fanatical Islamic terrorist organization based in south Lebanon. Hezbollah's goal is to destory Israel and murder all of her Jewish citizens, including women and children.
These Islamic terrorists from Hezbollah have literally murdered hundreds of Americans and Israelis. These Islamic Fascists are backed by the rogue country of Iran whose president has openly declared multiple times that his goal is to destroy Israel and commit genocide on millions of her Jewish men, women and children.
An Israeli tank gets ready to face Islamic Fascists
from Hezbollah or other Islamic fanatical terrorist organizations
Since Israel's war on Hezbollah and Hamas is not over, there are literally hundreds of stories to be told and most media outlets are covering Israel's war on the Islamic terrorists from Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.
For the latest news, check out:
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa
The Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com
Little Green Footballs: www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog
Below I copy information from the U.S. State Department web site on Hezbollah. Both the United States Department and Israel's Foreign Ministry define Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
I also copy below some suggestions on what you can do to help to defeat the Hezbollah, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Al-Qaeda and other Islamic Fascists.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) has published translations from the Arab press where Jews are blamed for the barbaric attacks on the United States on 9/11/2001.
Apparently this theory is widely accepted in the Arab and Muslim world and is backed by Foreign Ministers and Ambassadors. The Arab world cannot accept the fact that among their midst we find monsters capable of organizing and executing the 9/11 attrocities and the homicide bombing attacks against civilians, including babies and kids.
Since September 11, the Arab media have claimed that Jews perpetrated the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Promoting this new myth are high-ranking public officials and columnists in the government and non-government press in Arab countries.
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Yahoo Sports (sports.yahoo.com) reports that a racist Iranian athelete refused to compete against an Israeli. The Yahoo journalist has a good suggestion for the International Olympic Committee:
Arash Miresmaeili of Iran made his statement Sunday when he refused to compete in an opening-round Judo match here against Ehud Vaks of Israel due to what can only be called religious bigotry cloaked by international politics.
Don't expect the IOC to do anything about the ratred and racism coming from Iran. Just like the UN, the IOC is corrupt and has no moral fiber.
I copy the full article below. Found this on the great LGF.
Israel's Education Minister, Limor Livnat, disclosed at a press conference yesterday in Washington that Saudia Arabia has funneled $135 million over the last 16 months to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the families of suicide bombers and other dead terrorists.
Hey, it pays to be a Palestinian murderer: the Palestinian terrorists believe they will find 72 virgins when they get to heaven. This can only be acomplished if they kill as many innocent Israeli civilians as possible, and now they have the extra bonus of knowing their families will be taken care of. Kind of like a "life insurance" for homicide / suicide bombers and other Palestinian terrorists, directly funded by Saudi Arabia.
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Victor Davis Hanson from NRO (www.nationalreview.com) has written a hilarious article about our current war on Islamic Terrorism. He basically switches around the roles - showing what the World would be like if the United States acted and talked like the fascist Islamic States or their European friends:
President Bush raised a firestorm today when he talked grandly of "An American Way." The United States, Mr. Bush asserted, as a "modern" nation would "no longer click its heels to anyone." Adding to this newfound sense of American pride, Secretary Rumsfeld scoffed that German Prime Minister Schröder reminded him of "a Hitler" in his fiery rhetoric at mass rallies. [...]
It gets better - read the whole thing, it's really funny. Thanks to LGF for the link, I copy the full article below.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that one of victims of last Tuesday's Palestinian homicide/suicide bombing was one of the survivors of the Passover massacre where 29 Israeli civilians were killed.
Arkady Wieselman was the chef at the seaside "Park Hotel" in the resort town of Netanya, where on March 27 a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 29 people and wounding more than 100.
I heard on Israeli TV that Arkady was inside a freezer when the Palestinian murder committed his crime and was able to survive the terror attack. Unfortunately, last Tuesday another Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber blew himself up in Netanya, and this time Arkady was killed.
May God bless his memory. I copy the full article below.
Joe McCain, brother of U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, has published an excellent article that gives an overview of Jewish history and describes how Israeli Jews will fight back when murderous Arab Muslims attack them:
Throughout the history of the world, the most abused, kicked-around race of people has been the Jews. Not just in the Holocaust of World War II, but for thousands of years. They have truly been ''The Chosen People'' in a terrible and tragic sense. [...]
Jewish history is marked by hate, violence, murder against Jews for centuries (see the Jewish history page for details). Now that the State of Israel has arisen from the ashes of the Holocaust, believe me, we will always fight back when attacked.
Thanks to GF for the info. I copy the full article below.
The Canadian Ottawa Sun (www.canoe.ca) reports that a racist bastrad tried to burn down a synagogue in Ottawa:
A CHILDREN'S class had to be relocated yesterday morning after an arsonist tried to torch a Jewish community library in the west end of the city.
Anti-Semitism, or hate and hostility of Jews, is definitely not omnipresent. That said, try to wear a kippa (Jewish skullcap) around Berkeley, California, or any European city for a month and let me know what happens. Thank God for the State of Israel, a place where all persecuted Jews can turn to when needed.
I copy the full article below - thanks to LGF for the link.
Faces of the Victims just published a picture and the story of Anat Teremforush, 35, a mother of 3, who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists on 5/7.
Anat Teremforush, 35, was mother of 3
Another 15 people were killed, many elderly, and 55 were wounded after a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber detonated a powerful charge in a game club South of Tel-Aviv.
"Anat and Danny Teremforush went to the Sheffield Club with family members. They told their three children they would be safe because the terrorist attacks had stopped. Anat died instantly in the exlosion. Danny was injured, as were Anat's mother, Hannah Almasi, and her sister Batsheva. "How do I tell my children they don't have a mother?" asked Danny from his hospital bed"
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Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) reports that Salah Shehada, the leader of the Palestinian Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement), responsible for hundreds of terrorist attacks and genocide bombings against unarmed Israeli civilians, has been killed.
Hamas military leader Salah Shehada was reported dead after Israeli F-16 fighter jets fired missiles at his home in Gaza City shortly after midnight. At least 15 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed in the strike; over 100 people were injured. The Hamas vowed to revenge the assassination of its leader, while Israeli officials described him as a "ticking bomb," responsible for numerous attacks against Israelis.
Unfortunately, Palestinian civilians were also killed in the attack. Israeli radio reports that an intelligence mistake was made since it was believed no civilians were present in the building at the time of the attack.
In fact, last Saturday, two airplanes were on their way to execute the same mission when it was learned that Shehada's wife was in the building - causing the mission to be cancelled. Israel's chief of staff has announced he would have cancelled yesterday's mission had he known there were civilians present.
Israel's President, Moshe Katsav, has apologized for the mistake and the death of civilians. Parties across the Israeli political spectrum, from left to right, joined him in the expression of sorrow and regret for the death of the Palestinian civilians.
That said, the killing of Salah Shehada, who was the leader of the military wing of Hamas, and the most likely candidate to replace Sheik Yassin, is a great success for Israel. Shehada was responsible for the death of hundreds of unarmed Israeli civilians, including babies and kids, and continued to organize more suicide bombings.
To learn more about Hamas, click here to check Stefan Sharkansky's page which includes pictures and descriptions translated from the Hamas's official website.
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TownHall.com has a good article on Israel's security concerns:
The warning time here in Israel is two minutes. The planes will not likely be Jordanian, but rather from states beyond Jordan. On the other hand, they could be planes hijacked in Jordan. In any event, the Israelis have no margin for error.
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I just read an article on Ha'aretz that proves once again how much Arafat, the Palestinian leader, is still involved in terrorism.
Although we've been receiving reports for weeks now, this time the evidence has been compiled into a booklet, which includes documents gathered during operation "Defensive Shield", Israel's incursion into Palestinian towns. It also includes testimony from Marwan Barghouti, who directly reported to Arafat and was involved in numerous terrorist attacks.
Arafat personally approved the transfer of funds to suicicide bombers, and hard evidence of close cooperation of Arafat's groups with the Islamic Jihad and Hamas was also found.
Also mentioned in the report is the financial contribution of Saudi Arabia and Iraq to Palestinian terrorism - for example, family of suicide bombers receive $25,000 from Sadam Hussein.
Below I link to the Ha'aretz article and to IDF's (Israel's army) website. All documents have also been published by the IDF.
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