08.04.2002 FactsOfIsrael.com Newsletter
In the last few days
the Palestinian murderers from the Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and
Arafat's thugs from Fatah's Al-Aksa brigade have intensified their
deliberate killings of unarmed civilians, including women, children and babies.
Unfortunately, today was one
of the busiest days for the IDF and the Israeli Police.
Israeli TV Channel 1 reports that five Palestinian
attacks took place in the last 12 hours:
1) At 8:45 AM local time, a Palestinian
genocide bomber blew himself inside a crowded civilian bus near
Safed, in the north of Israel, killing 9 and wounding over 50
2) At 11:40 AM, a Palestinian terrorist
deliberately shot and killed two Israeli civilians who were
sitting in their truck in East Jerusalem. An additional 17
people were injured.
3) At noon, three soldiers were hurt by a
roadside bomb that exploded beneath their jeep while they were on
duty in a search-and-seize anti-terrorist sweep in the West Bank
city of Nablus.
4) At 1:40 PM, four Israeli civilians, including
kids, were wounded after Palestinian terrorists opened fire on their
vehicle near the community of Avnei Hefetz.
5) At 3:00 PM, three
soldiers were seriously wounded after a bomb exploded under their
jeep in the West Bank town of Ramallah.
There seems to be a consensus among all
Palestinian terrorists that they should try to kill as many Israelis
as possible as fast as possible - all major Palestinian groups have
been involved in the above attacks.
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2002 - Shuv'el
Zion Dikstein, 9, of Psagot, was killed in a shooting attack south
of Hebron along with his parents Yosef, 45, and Hannah, 42. Two of
his brothers were injured. The Palestinian murderers destroyed the Dikstein family, leaving
9 new orphans.
Shuvel Dikstein, 9
murdered by a Palestinian terrorist
"We are 9 children without
parents. Who will take care of us now?" This was one of the many
questions asked by the children of Yosef and Hannah Dickstein, who
were murdered along with their nine-year-old son, Shuv-el, in a
terrorist attack on their car
Friday evening, south of Hebron.
Two additional children of
the Dickstein family from Psagot were injured in the attack. The
Dicksteins were on their way to spend the Sabbath in the settlement
of Maon in the southern Hebron hills, when terrorists opened fire at
close range, killing Yosef,
45; Hannah, 42; and Shuv-el.
Shlomo, 12, was moderately
wounded when a bullet hit his shoulder. "We were driving and all of
sudden there was gunfire," one of the children said. "Our mother was
dead, and also Shuv-el. Father began to cry and told us all to bend
down and hide... Then the terrorist came and
killed Father from close range."
Shlomo took his father's
mobile phone and alerted the emergency rescue team. "He responded
immediately, and took care of his younger brothers and got them out
of the car," family friend Shahar Rachmani said of Shlomo's actions.
The shooting came just
minutes after the same terrorist cell shot and killed Elazar
Leibovitz, 21, a soldier from the Nahal brigade and a resident of
the Avraham Avinu neighborhood in Hebron. One of the passengers
traveling with Leibovitz took the wheel and tried to honk to warn
the Dicksteins from continuing towards the terrorist
ambush, but to no avail.
The Dickstein children spent
the Sabbath at Shlomo's bedside at Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital, and
with Adi-el, 2, who was lightly injured in the shooting. Shir-el, 4,
who witnessed his mother's bloody face in the attack, wanted to know
whether she would be well and in one piece in the Resurrection of
at the End of Days.
Rachmani said the Dicksteins
were a "wonderful family. Yosef was a native of Tel Aviv, and Hannah
was from Bnei Brak. Most of the time they lived in the Kiryat Moshe
neighborhood of Jerusalem. Yosef was, until two years ago, a rabbi
at the Bnei Akiva yeshiva Nativ Meir in Jerusalem. For the last two
years he was a rabbi
at Jerusalem's Machon Hamikdash yeshiva."
During Hanukkah last year,
the family moved to the house they built in the settlement of
Psagot, outside Ramallah. "Especially because of the situation they
felt the need to move and live in one of the settlements," Rachmani
said. "They loved the Land of Israel, and would frequently
take trips around the country."
May God bless their memory.
Here are the articles, letters, and links that were posted last week:
08/ 4 Shooting: Palestinian terrorist murders 2 and injures 17 Israelis (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian murderer has deliberately shot and killed two and injured 17 Israelis. In...
08/ 4 List of anti-Israeli US members of Congress (3 - News)
The New York Times (www.nytimes.com) has published the list of the 23 anti-Israel members of Congress. It's the 23 members...
08/ 4 Massacre: Palestinian murderer kills 9 and wounds over 50 Israelis (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian genocide bomber has blown himself inside an Israeli bus, deliberately killing 7...
08/ 4 American Jihad: The Terrorists living among us (9 - Announcements)
I have added a link in the books section to "American Jihad: the Terrorists living among us", by Stephen Emerson....
08/ 4 Hamas leaders should face trial in the US (3 - News)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that many US politicans are calling for the extradiction of the Hamas leaders to the...
08/ 3 Palestinian terrorists shoot Israeli civilian point-blank in the head (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Palestinian terrorists have murdered an Israeli who was working near the town of Tulkarm....
08/ 3 Clinton confirms Arafat rejected peace and chose terrorism (3 - News)
Voice Of America (www.voanews.com) reports that former US president Bill Clinton has declared he would personally defend Israel if Iraqi...
08/ 2 France helps Hizbullah murder unarmed Israeli civilians (4 - Opinion)
I have just sent an email to France's President, Jacques Chirac, strongly condemning France and the EU for refusing to...
08/ 1 Thousands of Palestinians celebrate the deliberate murder of unarmed civilians (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
Israel News (www.israelnn.com) reports that thousands of Palestinians celebrated yesterday's bombing of a cafeteria that killed 7 unarmed civilians and...
08/ 1 Many messages from mailing lists and forums are infected with viruses (9 - Announcements)
The following message is not directly related to Israel or the Middle East, but I thought I'd post it to...
08/ 1 Many Palestinians admire murderers of children and babies (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
Many Palestinians and Arabs/Muslims have created a sick culture that honors suicide bombers, which they refer to as "martyrs". Yesterday's...
08/ 1 FactsOfIsrael.com traffic growing exponentially (9 - Announcements)
Now that the month of July ended, I decided to check the logs and get some stats on how much...
07/31 Palestinian Leadership is stupid and vengeful - it currently will not achieve independence (4 - Opinion)
Stefan Sharkansky (Shark Blog) has a great analysis of Palestinian stupidity and hate and how their deliberate murders of unarmed...
07/31 Palestinian Hamas murders 7 Israeli students and injures 86 (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that a bomb exploded in the cafeteria of the Jerusalem University killing 7 and wounding 86 students....
07/30 Two Israeli civilians murdered by Palestinian Terrorists (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Palestinian terrorists have deliberately murdered two Israeli civilians who were selling fuel in an...
07/30 Europe is now irrelevant (4 - Opinion)
The National Review (www.nationalreview.com) has a good article that shows how the US and Europe disagree on many issues and...
07/30 Palestinian genocide bomber blows himself in Jerusalem (2 - Palestinian Terrorism)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian homicide bomber has blown himself in a civilian area in Jerusalem. Luckily...
07/30 Getting rid of Saddam Hussein would help the Israeli-Palestinian peace process (4 - Opinion)
The Los Angeles Times (www.latimes.com) published a good article that shows how getting rid of Saddam Hussein and his rejectionist...
07/29 Arafat chose terrorism and suicide bombings instead of peace (4 - Opinion)
The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com) has a good article on how Israelis and Palestinians see the peace talks at Camp David...
07/29 Israel ready to retaliate if Iraq fires Scud Missiles (3 - News)
Reuters AlertNet (www.alertnet.org) reports that Israel is ready to retaliate if Iraq chooses to fire Scud missiles targetting Israeli civilians....
07/29 New York Times censors article that criticizes the UN (4 - Opinion)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has a good article that shows how the New York Times modifed an article that criticized...
07/28 Fact 41: In 1948, the Arab Population of the West Bank and Gaza was 570,000 (8 - Newsletters)
The latest FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter has been sent. This week's fact is Fact 41: In 1948, the Arab Population of the...
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