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>JN Nov. 1, 2001, Vol. 9, No. 180
Israeli Forces Kill Six Palestinians in West Bank
By VOA News
Israeli forces have tracked and killed a Palestinian man on
Israel's wanted list, pressing a campaign against militants accused
of anti-Israeli attacks. Five other Palestinians were killed by
Israeli forces in separate incidents Wednesday.
A helicopter gunship fired the missile that killed Jamil Jadallah
in a building in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Israeli army
said Jadallah was a member of the military wing of the Islamic
group Hamas and was planning an attack in Israel. Israeli officials
say Jadallah was involved in attacks on Jewish settlers and also
linked him to previous suicide bombings, including the June attack
at a Tel Aviv disco that killed 22 young people.
Israel's policy of targeted attacks, called "assassinations" by the
Palestinians, has been condemned by the United States and other
Israeli forces killed a second Palestinian of Hamas in the
Palestinian town of Tulkarm. Two other Palestinians were shot dead
in ambush by Israeli soldiers near Nablus after allegedly firing at
a settler's vehicle. Late in the day, two Palestinian policemen
were killed in a clash with Israeli troops near the West Bank town
Israeli forces also raided the Palestinian-controlled village of
Arrabe near Jenin looking for wanted militants. The Israeli army
says it arrested six people, including two Islamic Jihad members
who it says were planning a suicide attack in Israel.
Palestinian Militant Suggests Possible Ceasefire with Israel
By VOA News
The leader of the militant Palestinian group - Islamic Jihad - said
the goal of his organization is the "liberation" of Palestinian
land with borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.
In an interview Tuesday in Damascus, Ramadan Shallah told CNN
that he would be willing to accept a ceasefire with Israel, if
Israel pulls out of occupied land.
The remarks are being seen as signaling a possible shift in the
policy of the militant group, which has traditionally opposed peace
negotiations with Israel and said its goal is to recover all
Palestinian land, including the territory that is now Israel.
Shallah said his group does not trust the United States, but
recognizes that only Washington can persuade Israel to stop killing
Palestinians and end its military siege of Palestinian towns and
When asked if he will consider a ceasefire, Shallah said his
group first needs to know that Israel is ready to pull out of
occupied land, at least the West Bank and Gaza.
The militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, which has claimed
responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks against Israelis,
is on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations.
Croatian President Asks Forgiveness
Croatian President Stipe Mesic was greeted with trumpets in the
Knesset Wednesday, where he came to publicly ask forgiveness for
his country's Holocaust crimes against the Jewish People.
"Croatia and its President," Mesic said, "are aware of the tragedy
that the Jewish people experienced, and know and regret that some
of the victims were from the area controlled by Croatia." He said
that Croatia would act to bring to justice all war criminals. Mesic
also took the opportunity to call for a Palestinian state.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon praised Mesic for giving the order to
teach the lessons of the Holocaust in his country, and said, "The
Jewish Nation will forever remember the 30,000 Croatian Jews [80
percent of the Jewish population there] who were killed with
tremendous cruelty during the Holocaust by Croatian collaborators
with the Nazis."
Shinui Party leader Tommy Lapid responded from the Knesset, and
said, "As a little boy of the Holocaust, beaten and pursued, in
Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia, I never dreamt that I would one day stand
in the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem and greet the Croatian
president on his official visit to Israel.
"I admit that I was not sure whether to assume this mission upon
myself, but after you, Mr. President, apologized to the Israeli
president for the bitter fate of Croatian Jewry, and after you
spoke here and condemned these terrible crimes of the Ustachi
towards the Jews in your land, it is fitting that I arise and bless
you for your efforts to open a new page in the relations between
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