05.19.2002 FactsOfIsrael.com Newsletter

Hello again, and welcome to the fourth issue of the FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter.   Yesterday, there was another Palestinian homicide/suicide bombing in Netanya.  This time Palestinian terror killed three Israeli civilians and injured dozens - click here for the story.

Although Palestinian terrorism continues, we have seen a major decrease in these vicious attacks.  The IDF (Israel's army) has delivered a major blow to the Islamic Jihad, the Hamas and Arafat's terrorist groups, but the work is not completely done.  Since Israel withdrew from the Palestinian cities, the above Palestinian terrorist groups have had time to reorganize and start their campaign of terror once again.

I have posted in the Palestine page, a list of all homicide/suicide bombings since October 2000, when Arafat and his thugs decided to take another shot at killing Israeli civilians and destroying Israel.

It contains a list of over 30 homicide/suicide attacks, and I will add links to the stories behind the numbers: who are the mothers, kids and grand-fathers being murdered?  Check it out here, and let me know what you think.

Thanks for being interested in the facts,

David Melle

 Weekly Fact

Fact Number 11
The State of Jordan represents 75% of the British Palestine Mandate  

The state of Jordan became became independent in 1922. Before its independence, it represented 75% of the Palestine British Mandate territory.

About 1.5 Million Palestinians live in Jordan, yet they hold no political power.  It is also interesting to note that although Jordan was part of the British mandate of Palestine, today's Palestinians, including Arafat, the Islamic Jihad and the Hamas do not have any claim over Jordan.

Instead they wish for the destruction of the State of Israel, created in 1948.  See the history page for more details and for more information on the region's geography, check the FactsOfIsrael.com Maps page.

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Anat Teremforush, Mother of 3

Anat Teremforush, 36, of Ashdod was one of 15 people killed when a suicide bomber detonated a powerful charge in a game club located on the 3rd floor of a building in Rishon Lezion, causing part of the building to collapse. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

 Anat Teremforush, 36
Mother of 3

On May 7th 2002, At about 11:00 PM, the terrorist entered the unlicensed Sheffield Club with a suitcase of explosives, spiked with shrapnels and nails to cause maximum injury. The patrons were trying their luck at slot machines, card games or snooker. 15 were killed, and 55 wounded in the blast.

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.

Anat and Danny had been married for 12 years. Anat, an accountant by profession, worked the Jumbo store in Ashdod so that she could devote time to her three sons: Eden (10), Din (7) and Chen (5).

Anat Teremforush was buried in Holon. She leaves behind her husband and three children.

May God bless her memory.


Here are the articles, letters, and links that were posted this week:

Large Tel Aviv rally calls for pullout from territories
There's no peace movement on the Palestinian side, but it's still strong in Israel

Fact 5: Israel's borders at its shortest distance is 9 miles
The 3rd issue of the FactsOfIsrael.com Newsletter

Restaurant reopens after suicide bombing 6 weeks ago
On 3/31/02, a Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber killed 15 Israeli civilians at the Matza restaurant in Haifa, Israel. Managed by Israeli Arabs, it reopened last week.

Arafat, terrorism, corruption and crime
A report on Arafat's involvement with terrorism

Anti-Semitism in the San Francisco Bay Area
Since the start of the year, there have been 50 documented cases of anti-Semitic acts in and around the Bay Area. That is more than three times as many as in all of 2001

Mother of 3 is victim of Palestinian Terrorism
Anat Teremforush, 35, a mother of 3, was murdered by Palestinian terrorists on 5/7

Daily lives and Palestinian Terrorism
How Israelis cope with Palestinian terrorism

A poster of hate
Some San Francisco University students printed a poster of hate: cans of soup labeled 'canned Palestinian children meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites.'

Arafat's Promises
A couple of cartoons that show how serious is Arafat about stopping Palestinian terrorism

Left-wing extremists tried to storm Israeli embassy in London
Left-wing extremists attacked the Israeli Embassy in London "to destroy everything in their way"

Free Online course for supporters of Israel
This course will help anyone who wishes to speak up for Israel, giving "ammo" of arguments to fight Palestinian lies and Anti-Semitic attacks

Israeli Hospital also treats Palestinian terrorists
A hospital in Afula, Israel, has been treating injured Palestinian terrorists as well

Most Palestinians support terrorism
The majority of the Palestinian people support the killing of innocent Israeli civilians


The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post has the latest news from Israel and the Middle East.

It has been Israel's main English newspaper for many years, and now its website is one of the best for the latest news, articles and comments.

I have a poster in my office of the Palestine Post (The Jerusalem Post's predecessor) dated May 18, 1948, with a main headline of "STATE OF ISRAEL IS BORN".

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