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Fact 211: "On May 7 2002, a Palestinian suicide/genocide bomber blew himself up at a pool hall in Rishon Le Tzion, in Israel. The blast caused the building's ceiling to collapse, trapping some people in the rubble, an Israeli ambulance service spokesman said. Emergency workers said at least 16 people we killed andd 51 were wounded, including many women and children. The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas (Islamic Resistance) proudly claimed responsibility for the murders."
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Cnn (www.cnn.com) has published the transcript of the sentencing of the attempted mass murderer "shoe bomber" who tried to kill everyone on a plane in December 2001.
On the December 22, 2001 flight from Paris to Miami, British citizen Richard Reid attempted light a fuse connected to plastic explosives in his shoe. He was subdued and restrained by passengers on that flight and taken into custody. Faced with eight charges, Reid surprised federal prosecutors by pleading guilt to all charges.
During his sentencing hearing on January 30, 200, Reid claimed to be a member of the al-Qaida terrorist network, admitted allegiance to Osama Bin Laden, Islam and Allah, and declared himself an enemy of the United States.
In response, Judge William Young of the U.S. District Court. delivered the following speech:
On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive one with the other. That's 80 years.
Yes, we will hunt down the mass murderers of Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other Muslim terrorists. One by one.
Read the rest below, it's amazing stuff.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that two Palestinian homicide bombers, one from the Hamas (Islamic Resistance) and one from Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades have murdered two Israelis after blowing themselves up:
Two Palestinian suicide bombers struck Tuesday morning, one in Rosh Ha'ayin and another just outside Ariel, murdering two Israelis and wounding 12 in almost simultaneous attacks that shattered the month-and-a-half-long relative calm of the hudna cease-fire.
So much for the "cease fire". So much for a "Palestinian State".
Faces of the victims has posted the story of Orly Ofir, a 16-year-old girl that was murdered by a Palestinian homicide bomber on 3/31/2002 while having lunch with her mother and two sisters.
Orly Ofir, 16, murdered by
a Palestinian homicide bomber
Just after 2:30 PM on Sunday afternoon, during the Passover holiday, the terrorist entered the popular Matza restaurant in the Neve Sha'anan district near the Grand Canyon mall. The explosion tore the roof off the one-story building, and blew out the windows, instantly killing 14 people, and leaving horrific scenes of people on fire, and people with lost limbs. Over 40 people were injured.
May God bless her memory. I copy the full article below.
The Weekly Standard (www.weeklystandard.com) has a good article written by the comedian Larry Miller who visited Israel last week.
I was in two other hospitals recently, just a week ago, in Israel. It was part of my trip, to meet some victims of the terror bombings and their families. As an aside to this, you might like to hear something good and something not so good. [...]
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Le site DesInfos.com a publie une traduction d'un article parut dans le journal Israelien "Yediot Aharonot" qui decrit comment les Palestiniens sont responsables de leur sort.
La deuxième Nekba palestinienne (catastrophe)
Guy Bechor (Yediot Aharonot) - traduit par le service de
presse de l'Ambassade de France en Israël.
Voilà plus de 54 ans que les Palestiniens crient au scandale de leur pays spolié et qu’ils accusent les Juifs, Israël, les Britanniques, les Nations Unies et les Etats arabes, prenant un soin tout particulier à s’épargner et à apparaître “ blancs comme neige ”.
A few weeks ago, a Jordanian website published a few posters that portrayed western icons (Einstein, Freud, etc...) alongside Palestinian children. Its main message was that through the suicide bombings, Palestinian kids are "dying to live".
The website also contained a page with articles and opinions, many in support of the Palestinian genocide bombings. Basically it was a cover up that unsuccessfully tried to make western audiences forget that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians are happy and party when unarmed Israeli civilians are murdered, including babies and children.
It was all pretty well packed up but the guys at Vinyl Frontier, found out the real story behind the posters:
Zaid of Palestine aspires
to be an Adolph Hitler
Many Palestinian children actually desire to exterminate Jews and Israelis - this is done through brainwashing and Palestinan schoolbooks that glorify genocide bombers and deny the existance of the State of Israel. Many of these Palestinian children therefore aspire to nothing more than to become Hitlers.
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Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that anti-Semites tried to burn a synagogue in Britain.
The Jewish community in Britain has expressed outrage over the desecration of a synagogue in the Welsh town of Swansea on Thursday night. Vandals broke into the synagogue, destroyed a Torah scroll, drew swastikas on the wall and tried to burn the building down. A South Wales police spokesman said the attack had caused substantial damage and was being treated as an anti-Semitic incident.
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FactsOfIsrael.com has just learned that peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have resumed! Hopefully we will be able to see some results soon and peace will be achieved. We have received exclusive coverage of the negotiations - here's the scoop:
The Prime Minister of Israel sits down with Arafat at the beginning of negotiations regarding the resolution of the conflict. The Prime Minister requests that he be allowed to begin with a story.
I'll keep everyone posted with more details as soon as I get them.
CNN (www.cnn.com) reports that U.S. President George Bush has defined members of the Palestinian Hamas (Islamic Resistance) Group as "specially designated terrorists":
The move freezes any assets that those named might have in the United States and prohibits U.S. nationals from conducting transactions with them, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
Furthermore, once more we find out that European charities are directly funding and supporting the Palestinian mass murderers from Hamas. The U.S. has also identified five such charities in Europe (don't expect France to do anything about these Islamic mass murderers):
The Treasury Department listed these charities:
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The Times Online (www.timesonline.co.uk) reports that Mahmoud Zahar, a Palestinian leader, has declared his support for the murder of Jewish children anywhere in the World:
Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are terrorist organizations with a goal of destroying the State of Israel and murdering Israeli women and children (click here for a chronology of Palestinian Homicide bombings). That said, calling for the murder of Jewish children anywhere in the World is a low, even for a brainwashed religious moron. The war against Islamic fanatics continues.
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Some English Muslims do not believe in evolution, but it's a scientific theory that has been clearly proved:
After a much awaited speech on his vision on the Middle East, Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that US President George Bush has called for the removal of Yasser Arafat and his thugs of the Palestinian Authority.
Yasser Arafat, the seemingly immortal leader of the Palestinian national movement, was politically assassinated Monday by President George W. Bush.
This is good news for anyone who supports Israel and is against Palestinian terrorism. In the last few days, there was much talk about US President Bush declaring his acceptance of a Palestinian State without pre-conditions (end of terror, end of Arafat's brutal and corrupt regime, etc...) and therefore rewarding the current wave of Palestinian barbaric terror.
Instead there's no mention of the "cycle of violence" and there's a clear message to Arafat and other supporters of terrorism: your deliberate killing of unarmed civilians gets you nothing, and politically you're history.
I copy the full article below and the transcript of President Bush's speech.
Israeli TV Channel 1 (www.theisraelinetwork.com) has reported on the story of Eyal Noifeld, a 20-year-old Israeli who lost his sight and hearing when a homicide bomber from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad blew himself up on August 4, 2002.
Eyal, an Israeli 20-year-old
Lost his sight and hearing after
a Palestinian terrorist from the Islamic Jihad
blows himself up in a bus
Eyal was injured when the murderous thug from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad blew himself up in a bus, murdering 9 passengers and wounding over 50 (for more details on this mass murder, click here, for a list of homicide bombings executed by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades, click here).
Eyal explains that the Palestinian homicide bomber blew up in front of him, and the shockwave hit him directly. He had multiple broken bones and injuries to his neck, lungs, ribs, and even a bone from someone else entered his ankle. In his own words, “This was a ‘Ballagan’ (a mess), I was simply a ‘puzzle’”.
He was in a coma for days, and when he woke up, excluding the pain he was feeling from the burns and broken bones, he couldn’t hear or see.
Israeli Doctors from the Tel-Hashomer
Hospital manage to restore some of
Eyal's hearing through a chip
He woke up to a world where he was in pain and no one could explain to him what was going on – not the doctors, not his parents, no one – there was no way to communicate with him, since he couldn’t see or hear. He was in a black dream, hurting. He panicked and even passed out a couple of times – he thought he was in hell.
Finally, the doctors from the Tel-Hashomer hospital were able to install a hearing chip in his hear – and he was able to hear partially.
A guide dog leads a blind person
through a crowded street in Tel-Aviv, Israel
The rest of the report concentrates on some of the steps Eyal would have to go through during his recovery, including how getting a guide dog might help him become a bit more independent – see below for more, including explicit steps on how you could make a difference.
The Jewish World Review (www.jewishworldreview.com) has posted an article that describes how the BBC has become one of the most anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic stations, surpassing even NPR.
Did the BBC, which reaches into virtually every British living room, take a conscious policy decision to allow this arrant nonsense to become an established fact on its air waves? I doubt it. Rather, I believe, that the profound anti-Israel bias -- and now I am convinced that it does exist -- has, over the years, become ingrained in the BBC's corporate culture. Combine that with a massive dose of anti-Americanism and you have a combustible cocktail.[...]
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Steven Den Beste (www.denbeste.nu) wrote an incredible essay on how Arab Traditionalism threatens Western civilization and the war on Islamo-freak terrorism:
I can't explain the reasons for attacking Iraq in a vacuum because Iraq is part of a bigger picture, and the attack there will be one battle in a much longer war. Trying to understand one particular battle without the context of the larger war is an exercise in futility. (By analogy: what excuse is there in 1942 for the US to attack Vichy France in Morocco? Vichy France wasn't our enemy; Germany and Italy were. Taken out of the context of the larger war, the Torch landings in Africa make little sense. It's only when you look at the bigger picture of the whole war that you can understand them.)
I got the link to this excellent essay at www.sugar-n-spicy.com, she's got a great blog as well.
I copy the full essay below - it's well worth the read.
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