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>JN Aug. 9, 2001, Vol. 9, No. 134
External Pacemaker Alerts Police in Shopping Center
A policeman drew his gun after seeing a teenager in a Netanya
shopping center with wires protruding from his shirt.
He immediately suspected the teen was concealing a bomb under his
shirt, but it was later learned that the "bomb" was an
external pacemaker assisting the cardiac patient to maintain a
The Arab teen was taken to the police station to enable experts to
verify the device was a pacemaker and not an explosive device. He
was then released.
Israelis View U.N. Lebanon Tapes
By Breck Ardery (VOA-United Nations)
After viewing videos related to the abduction of Israeli soldiers
in Lebanon, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations said there
was "room for hope" that the soldiers might still be alive.
Ambassador Yehuda Lancry and several others viewed two videos and
inspected items related to the abductions. The videos were made by
U.N. peacekeeping troops in Lebanon and one of them shows vehicles
believed used in the taking of the Israeli soldiers last October.
At the time, a U.N. commander in the field said the amount of blood
in the vehicles indicated that the Israelis may have died. But
Lancry told reporters he does not share that conclusion. "We viewed
some blood stains in the vehicles and the items, but in my opinion,
in our opinion, we do think that there was no significant quantity
Lancry said a further analysis will await another viewing of the
videos and items from the scene. That second viewing, involving
families of the soldiers and Israeli forensic experts is expected
to take place in Geneva within a few days.
The tape shown to the Israelis had been edited with the faces of
Hizbullah members obscured.
Palestinian Bomber Dies, Helicopters Attack in West Bank
By Meredith Buel (VOA-Jerusalem)
A Palestinian man blew himself up near an Israeli West Bank
military checkpoint, and Israeli combat helicopters have
attacked Palestinian security targets following the killing of a
The Palestinian died after apparently detonating a bomb when an
Israeli soldier approached his car at a checkpoint in the Jordan
valley. The soldier was slightly injured by shrapnel from the
Elsewhere in the West Bank, helicopter gun ships pounded
targets in the town of Salfit after Palestinian gunmen killed a
Jewish settler near Nablus. Missiles were fired at two Palestinian
security posts. One was being used by military intelligence and the
other by Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat's Force 17 unit. There
were no reports of casualties.
Israeli Air Force May Train In The U.S.
Jane's Defense Weekly reported that the Israeli Air Force wants to
deploy some of its combat aircraft in the United States for regular
Jane's said that the IAF outlined a plan to station a
detachment of Israeli fighter aircraft on a U.S. Air Force base by
2002. Israel Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Dan Halutz told Jane's
that Israeli pilots would be continually rotated for training
The Israelis want to make use of the large land area and airspace
of the U.S. Air Force bases to improve pilot readiness with
realistic combat exercises and training for long-range air strikes.
The limited land mass of the entire state of Israel, 7,849 sq.
miles, does not approach, for example, the size of Eglin Air
Force Base on the Florida panhandle, with a total area of 98,687
No final decision to station IAF aircraft in the U.S, has been made by
either the Department of Defense or the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
PA Sermon: Peace Through Killing Jews
What follows are selections of Friday's sermon (August 3) on
official Palestinian Authority TV. The selections are provided by
Palestinian Media Watch.
"Allah shall make the Moslem rule over the Jew, we will blow them
up in Hadera, we will blow them up in Tel-Aviv and in Netanya in
the righteousness of Allah against this riff-raff, we will fight
against them and rule over them until the Jew will hide behind the
trees and stones and the tree and stone will say: 'Moslem! Servant
of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, kill him!'
"We will enter Jerusalem as conquerors, and Jaffa as conquerors,
and Haifa as conquerors and Ashkelon as conquerors, we are certain
that the victory is quickly coming, as we bless anyone who rises
against a soldier, we bless all those who educate their children to
Jihad and to Martyrdom, blessings to he who shot a bullet into the
head of a Jew...
"I heard a youth say, 'Oh, Sheikh, I am now 14 years old. I have
four more years and then I will go to blow myself up among Allah's
enemies, I will blow myself up among the Jews.'" I said to him,
'Allah should let you merit Martyrdom and let me merit
"All weapons must be aimed at the Jews, at the enemies of Allah,
the cursed nation in the Koran, whom the Koran describes as monkeys
and pigs, worshippers of the calf and idol worshippers.
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