Newsletter : 0fax1012.txt
| Previous file
| Next file
>JN Oct. 12, 2000, Vol. 8, No. 175
New One-Size-Fits-All Gas Mask Developed by IDF
The Israel Defense Forces will distribute a new one-size-fits-all
gas mask for adults starting in 2002, replacing the standard gas
mask currently used throughout the country. Unlike the old rubber
mask which covers just the face, the new mask is designed to cover
the head and neck, which is supposed to add comfort and improve
vision for the wearer. The most important feature of the new mask
is a component that purifies the air with passive filters without
a battery powered blower unit which forces the air through a filter
Palestinians Ambush and Fire on Israeli Funeral Procession
By Arutz-7 and IsraelWire
The funeral procession of Rabbi Hillel Lieberman, attended by more
than 1,000 people, was attacked by Palestinians Wednesday. The
two-pronged ambush attack included rifle shots from the Arab
village of Kafr Kalil and a barrage of rocks on the participants.
Two Jewish women were lightly wounded by the shots, and were
evacuated to the hospital.
The Jews responded with gunfire, and large army reinforcements,
including a tank, quickly arrived. Army snipers and submachine guns
fired towards the source of the fire in Kafr Kalil. When the
Palestinian firing did not abate, helicopters and additional tanks
were sent in. Many ground forces were deployed in the area. After
the funeral ended, Arabs fired upon IDF forces from another
direction, and the army prevented the participants from leaving
Yitzhar for about an hour. The shooting died down about two hours
after the beginning of the attack.
In order to allow the funeral procession to continue safely, army
jeeps were interspersed with the mourners' cars along the route to
the cemetery in the Shomron town of Yitzhar. The funeral departed
from Lieberman's hometown of Elon Moreh after eulogies by Rabbi
Zevulun Lieberman of New York, the deceased's father; Elon Moreh
Rabbi Elyakim Levanon; and former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Mordechai
Lieberman was murdered by Palestinian Arabs this past Shabbat;
after being told that Joseph's Tomb was in flames, he attempted to
make his way to the holy site.
Lieberman, 37, was a founder of the Od Yossef Chai Yeshiva housed
at the Tomb prior to last week's pogrom. At present, the PA is
rebuilding the site which the IDF reports is being converted into
a mosque. Lieberman moved to Israel from the United States, was
married and the father of seven children.
Prime Minister Ehud Barak appeared at the Knesset Foreign Affairs
and Defense Committee Wednesday, warning that the Palestinian
Authority's wholesale release of Hamas terrorists from prison in
recent days has increased the danger of terrorist attacks. This
follows the announcement by Hamas of a general call-up of its
fighters, as part of its efforts to "escalate" the intifada. Hamas
leaders criticized Arafat for calling for an end to the
Palestinian-initiated violence against Israel.
An Arab from Gaza was stopped at the Erez Checkpoint Wednesday
afternoon, on his way to carry out a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv.
Three Palestinian Arabs attempted to infiltrate the Shomron town of
Bat Hefer Wednesday afternoon; soldiers shot and killed one of
them. Arabs opened fire on Israeli targets near Jenin and Hebron;
one soldier was wounded, and the army returned fire. Gaza Arabs
threw a grenade at the police station in Gush Katif, but caused no
damage. Shots were fired at an Israeli car south of Tapuach
Junction, north of Eli. A woman passenger was injured in Jaffa when
an Arab-thrown object hit her bus.
Gore-Lieberman Advisor Presents Arab Demands
A senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Al Gore and Joe
Lieberman is now lobbying the State Department to reduce military
aid to Israel.
James Zogby, who was appointed last week as senior advisor to the
campaign on Ethnic Americans, has praised the Hizbullah terrorist
group as "the Lebanese armed resistance." Hizbullah is now holding
three kidnapped Israeli soldiers. The Washington Times reports that
Zogby, who has been accused by the Anti-Defamation League of "crude
anti-Semitism," recently led a delegation to the State Department
"to present a series of demands on behalf of Arab-Americans. The
demands include a possible halt to the supply of helicopter
gunships to Israel if they are used against Arabs.
The Zionist Organization of America is calling on Gore and
Lieberman to rescind Zogby's appointment. ZOA President Morton
Klein said, "Vice President Gore claims to be pro-Israel, yet his
new campaign adviser is lobbying to slash U.S. military aid to
(All material on these web pages is © 2001-2012
by Electronic World Communications, Inc.)