Skip to comments.UPDATE 1 - Palestinians in Hebron kill suspected collaborators **[Where is Amnesty Intl?]**
Posted on 04/23/2002 3:51:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
|UPDATE 1 - Palestinians in Hebron kill suspected collaborators|
(Adds quotes from gunman, witnesses, background) By Mazen Dana HEBRON, West Bank, April 23 (Reuters) - Hooded gunmen shot dead three fellow-Palestinians for collaborating with Israel on Tuesday, taking swift vengeance on them for an Israeli missile strike that killed two Palestinian militants. About 20 gunmen dragged the victims out of a prison in the West Bank town of Hebron, meeting no resistance from the handful of police on duty there. Then they took them to the wreck of the car hit overnight by an Israeli helicopter gunship, and shot them there as a crowd screamed "Revenge, revenge". "The gunmen sprayed the collaborators with machinegun fire. Bullets penetrated various parts of their bodies," a witness who identified himself only as Mohammed told Reuters. Men, women and children spat at the bodies as they were dragged through the streets. Then they were strung up on electricity poles. "This is what these collaborators deserve. They betrayed the nation and have been liquidated," said one of the gunmen. Palestinian security sources said Mohammed Dibassah, Zuhair al-Muhtesseb and Moussa Rjoub had been jailed for collaborating with Israel. "They had admitted to giving information to Israel that led to many deaths of Palestinians," one security source said. Their summary executions came hours after Marwan Zuloum and his bodyguard were killed in the helicopter attack on their car. Palestinian sources identified Zuloum as the local commander of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a group linked to President Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction and responsible for a series of suicide bombings and other attacks on Israelis. Witnesses said Palestinian police arrived after the shooting but stayed on the sidelines as thousands gathered. Many chanted: "With our blood and soul, we will redeem you Marwan." "We have to kill all collaborators and cleanse Palestinian society of them," said a woman who named herself as Umm Ussama. On Monday, masked Palestinian gunmen shot dead a suspected collaborator and wounded two others in an ambush on their car in the centre of the West Bank city of Ramallah. The attack came a day after Israeli forces pulled out of most of the city, but maintained their tight siege of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's headquarters. Palestinian officials say anarchy has erupted in some places because Israeli forces have destroyed the authorised police forces during their West Bank offensive. "Our policemen are either arrested or killed. Our police stations are completely destroyed by Israeli bombardment, so there are no policemen on the streets," Mohammed Dahlan, a Palestinian security chief, said in Ramallah on Monday. ((Jerusalem newsroom, +972-25370502, firstname.lastname@example.org))
|Palestinians drag the body of a suspected collaborator along a street in Hebron, West Bank, April 23, 2002. Gunmen killed three men suspected of collaborating with Israel at the scene of an overnight Israeli missile strike that resulted in the death of two Palestinian militants in Hebron. (Loay Abu Haykel/Reuters)|
|Palestinians drag the body of a suspected collaborator in the West Bank city of Hebron, April 23, 2002. Photo by Loay Abu Haykel/Reuters Gunmen killed three men suspected of collaborating with Israel at the scene of an overnight Israeli missile strike that killed two Palestinian militants in Hebron.|
|Masked Palestinians hoisting the body of a suspected collaborator after he and two others were killed Tuesday in Hebron. (Photo: Reuters)|
Kofi Annan, excited by the killings, wonders if this can be done worldwide.
Here the Palestinian gets more respect from the Israelis.
FLASHBACK TO THE "PEACEFUL" PALESTINIANS (BETHLEHEM, March 14, 2002)
In Bethlehem, Palestinian terrorists abuse and drag the bodies of men
alleged to have collaborated with, or spoke to, Israelis, March 14, 2002.
FLASHBACK TO THE "PEACEFUL" PALESTINIANS (Ramallah, March 12, 2002)
In Ramallah, Palestinian terrorists abuse and drag the bodies of men
alleged to have collaborated with, or spoke to, Israelis, March 12, 2002.
Only the UN and the EU could trust these barbarians.
Background news thread here Palestinian murder videos (ignored by the UN, EU; right click for MPG)
They're only interested in war crimes allegedly perpetrated by the Isrealis, not actual crimes against humanity that are on camera, like these.
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