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The Massacre That Wasn't -- Part IV
Wall Street Opinion Journal ^ | 4/24/02 | Taranto

Posted on 04/24/2002 2:21:34 PM PDT by pabianice

The Massacre That Wasn't--IV

Amnesty International says it stands for human rights, presumably including the right to due process. And yet here's what passes for "evidence" when Amnesty is trying to convict Jews of war crimes:

Professor Derrick Pounder, a forensic pathologist at Dundee University, visited Jenin hospital on behalf of Amnesty to examine some of the bodies that had been recovered. But what surprised him most was the absence of severely injured patients, since the hospital is less than a kilometre from the camp.

"In a conflict of this type in a densely populated are, where the Israeli army lost a substantial number of men, it is inconceivable that there were not also large numbers of severely injured," he said.

Normally, he would have expected to find three people severely injured for every one killed. Even if one accepts the Israeli claim that "only" 40 Palestinians died, there ought to be another 120 lying badly wounded, in hospital. But they are nowhere to be found.

"We draw the conclusion that they were allowed to die where they were," Professor Pounder said.

Back in Jenin, the Jerusalem Post reports on a Palestinian effort to fabricate evidence:

One camp resident wanted me to stage a photograph. He pulled me into a home on the perimeter of the destruction. The front of the house was peeled away like a thin veneer. The floor was buckled, and the few pictures that remained on the walls were tilted at a distressing angle. But then the man lay face down on a mattress, splayed out his arms, and closed his eyes. When I didn't take his picture he looked up at me and said, "You take picture now." I declined.

The guys at Reuters even attempt to use Palestinian atrocities against the Jews. A dispatch titled "Israel Rejects U.N. Jenin Probe" is accompanied by a photo showing a body being dragged through the street. There's no caption, so readers would naturally assume the photo is from Jenin, but in fact it is from Hebron, and it depicts an Arab "collaborator" who was lynched by his fellow Arabs.

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"We draw the conclusion that they were allowed to die where they were," Professor Pounder said. "And then the bodies were vaporized using Klingon disruptors," he continued...
1 posted on 04/24/2002 2:21:34 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
Peres: "there wasn't a house that wasn't booby-trapped."

Palestinians drop their hyped-up "massacre" charges

Steyn: It's time to snap out of Arab fantasy land
Some great Oriana Fallaci quotes/links as well

Steyn: The UN is running out of blind eyes to turn
Interesting link on UN backpedaling

Pediatrician notes terrorists' use of children in Jenin camp
Doctor: IDF did everything possible to prevent civilian harm

Reporters Back Down From Jenin "Massacre" Reports
World press forced to face the truth: No Massacre

Atrocities of the British Press
Huge amounts of ink devoted to unverified Pali tales

Palestinian Fighter admits - NO MASSACRE IN JENIN
Up to 2,000 bombs and booby traps spread through the camp

Palestinians Used Booby-Trapped Wheelchair in Jenin
Note: The wheelchair was occupied

Brutal, yes. Massacre, no
Lefty backtracking. See Post 21 for Pali booby-trap description
2 posted on 04/24/2002 2:22:35 PM PDT by My Identity
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To: pabianice
Conclusions drawn from no evidence. That's the depths to which Amnesty Int'l has fallen.
3 posted on 04/24/2002 2:31:46 PM PDT by spqrzilla9
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