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Terrorists admit they carried out atrocities including with children
Topica Globe Intel ^ | 4-25-02 | by Gordon Thomas

Posted on 05/07/2002 8:21:53 AM PDT by NCDoc

The battle for Jenin is a seminal point in what is going on in Israel today. There was widespread destruction. There were many lives lost - on both sides. Israel has been accused of "war crimes." It has lost the battle for the hearts and minds of Europeans - and many in America. It has become dour and obdurate in its response.

But that - and it is a But - is not the whole story.

For the last few days the commanders of the suicide bombers - (It is better to call them homicide bombers for the murders they commit. Suicide is a solitary act. The bombers are mass killers.) - have been exulting over how they fought the battle.

· They booby-trapped houses.

· They used children, some so young they were barely able to walk, to place school bags filled with explosives in the path of Israeli soldiers.

· They made hundreds of pipe bombs and other explosive devices and used women to place them in houses they evacuated.

· They buried bombs under the bodies of their dying so that when any attempt was made to assist them by Israeli medics they were injured.

· They used women to lure soldiers to their deaths. The thirteen who died in the attack on the Jenin refugee camp on April 9, were enticed there by young women saying it was safe for them to enter - as the PLO fighters had run out of bullets.

These facts are the boasts of:

· Jamal Abu Al-Hija, the commander of the Hamas terror group in Jenin. He fled when the fighting started.

· Jamal Huweill, the commander of the homicide bombers in Jenin, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. He fled as the attack began.

· Jamal Abu-Al-Salam, commander of the refugee camps. He also fled.

But for the past days these three men have been roaming the television stations of the Middle East endlessly boasting of how they drove hundreds of men, women and children to their deaths - by forcing them to commit terrorist acts against Israeli troops.

"We believe many more Israelis died than the 24 they admit to," boasted Al-Salam on a Cairo radio station.

"We badly wounded more than the 130 the Israelis admit to," Al-Hija told the Jordanian Weekly, Al-Sabil.

Day by day this unholy trio of terrorists has been feted as heroes in the Arab world. Hour after hour they exult on radio and television about how they equipped women and children with explosive belts and grenades.

Here is a sample of their words. Abu Al-Hija was speaking to a Jordanian radio station: "We managed to besiege nine Zionists inside one of the houses and attacked them with hand grenades and bombs until the entire house went up in flames with the soldiers of the occupation inside."

Said Abu Jandal - the self-styled Martyr of Islamic Jihad: "All the fighters are martyrs. Believe me, there were children stationed in the houses with explosive belts at their sides. They had school bags filled with explosives."

Little of this will make its way to the strong anti-Israel European media. They have made up their collective mind that Jenin was an Israeli "war crime."

But who will turn out to be the bigger criminal?

Ariel Sharon for sending in young and experienced soldiers into Jenin? Or the fanatics who defended the city with old men, women and children whose first words are "kill all Jews"?

Gordon Thomas is a writer on intelligence for a number of leading European newspapers (the Sunday Express, UK; El Mundo, Spain; Welt am Sonntag, Germany). His work is also syndicated internationally by World Wide Syndication. Any use of the above must carry a clear attribution to both Gordon Thomas and Globe-Intel. He is a Contributing Editor to Globe-Intel, an international newsletter devoted to intelligence matters.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel

1 posted on 05/07/2002 8:21:53 AM PDT by NCDoc
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To: NCDoc; Yehuda; NewWahoo; Starfan; Firebrand; Dutchy
Religion of love alert....
2 posted on 05/07/2002 8:33:51 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: NCDoc
For a dose of truth:
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part I
Non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
Steyn: The UN is running out of blind eyes to turn
Interesting link on UN backpedaling
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part II
Palestinians drop their hyped-up "massacre" charges
Atrocities of the British Press
Huge amounts of ink devoted to unverified Pali tales
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part III
Hey, Jimmy Carter has an opinion too!!
Reporters Back Down From Jenin "Massacre" Reports
World press forced to face the truth: No Massacre
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part IV
Yet more non-evidence and Pali fabrication of evidence
Peres: There wasn't a house that wasn't booby-trapped
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part V
The Pali's contradict themselves and blame it on Israel
Steyn: It's time to snap out of Arab fantasy land
Some great Oriana Fallaci quotes/links as well
WSJ: The Massacre That Wasn't - Part VI
Pali grave-digging and UN jury-rigging
Jenin's 'Massacre' Death Toll Reduced to 56
Say it slow: Israel told the truth; Palis did not
An interesting juxtaposition of tales:
Message From An Israeli On The Front Lines
"Entire families exploded themselves! It was horrific."
Palestinian Fighter admits: No Massacre in Jenin
2,000 bombs and booby-traps placed in the camp
Pediatrician: terrorists used children in Jenin camp
Doc: IDF did everything possible to avoid civilian harm
Palestinians Booby-Trap Wheelchair in Jenin
NOTE: The wheelchair was occupied!!
Jenin War Diary of a Hasidic Soldier - Part I
Israeli citizen-soldier describes what went on in Jenin
Palestinian fighter's version of the Jenin battle
Pali Plan: Trap Israeli soldiers, then blow them up
Jenin War Diary of a Hasidic Soldier - Part II
There is no army as humane as the IDF
Massacre Claims Unsupported by Pali Fighters
Pali eyewitnesses all support the Israeli version
And so, in conclusion:
The 'Jenin Massacre' Hoax
Living in a world of monstrous moral inversion
The Phantom Massacre
War Crimes in Jenin were committed by the Palis
The Jenin Probe Ends
UN unhappy about Israel's possible exhoneration
Jenin's War Criminals
What the Palestinians did was the real war crime

3 posted on 05/07/2002 8:43:41 AM PDT by My Identity
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To: NCDoc
4 posted on 05/07/2002 10:41:44 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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