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Fatah: Yesha Terrorism To Stop - After Israel Agrees To Get Out
Even the Fatah's Secretary-General, Hussein A-Sheikh, does not promise total safety for
Jews in Israel. "Despite the poverty, suffering, and killing," he told Al-Jazeera
television, "the Palestinians will continue their struggle... We will not give Israelis
free security." Speaking with Arutz-7, he said that Fatah is against terrorist activities
within pre-'67 Israel - but implied that terrorism in Yesha would stop only after Israel
agrees to dismantle the communities therein. This would involve the relocation of some
250,000 people, not including almost the same amount in greater Jerusalem.
Israeli-Palestinian Violence Claims More Lives
By Ross Dunn (VOA-Jerusalem)
A member of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat's Fatah faction carried out a suicide
bombing that police said killed one Israeli and wounded 10 others. In a separate incident,
in the West Bank, Israeli soldiers shot dead two Palestinians, including one teenager.
A member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of Arafat's Fatah organization said it had
carried out the suicide bombing in Kfar Saba, northeast of Tel Aviv. He identified the
bomber as 18-year-old Ahmed Katib, from a refugee camp in the northern West Bank town of
Nablus. The official spokesman for the Al-Aqsa militia denied that it had sanctioned the
operation, but Palestinian sources confirmed the Palestinian youth was a member of
Israeli police said the bomber detonated explosives when security guards at the
entrance to the city's new train station challenged him. The explosion, during the morning
rush hour, killed one of the guards, identified as 23-year-old Alexander Kostyuk, and
wounded several bystanders.
An official in the office of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says the Kfar Saba attack is
another vivid example of the cruelty of Palestinian terrorism and its readiness to strike
at innocent Israelis at any and every opportunity.
In a separate incident hours later, two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli troops
in a village near the West Bank town of Ramallah. Israeli troops reportedly opened fire,
after youths pelted them with rocks. The dead were said to be aged 24 and 18. Two others
were reported wounded. The Israeli army claimed the soldiers felt their lives were in
danger, and shot at the Palestinians.
Iran Frees 5 Jewish Prisoners
By VOA News
Iran has freed five Jewish prisoners convicted of spying for Israel. Iranian Foreign
Minister Kamal Kharazi announced their release at a press conference Thursday in Tehran
with his French counterpart, Dominique de Villepin. The French foreign minister welcomed
the prisoners' release, saying it is in line with Iran's efforts to improve its human
The five prisoners were originally part of a group of 10 Jews sentenced for spying for
Israel three years ago. After a closed-door trial they received sentences ranging from
four to 13 years, but an appeals court later reduced the sentences to a maximum of nine
years. Israel denied that the men had spied for the Jewish state.
Two of the prisoners had already been released after completing their sentences and
three others were granted early release last year. Kharazi did not make it clear when the
remaining five were released, but said they are free. Some 25,000 Jews live in Iran, where
they are allowed to freely practice their religion.
Nativity Church Terrorist Homeless In Ireland
One of 13 Palestinian terrorists wanted for the murder of Israeli soldiers is portrayed
in a sympathetic article in The Irish Independent as "homeless for five months" and
"regularly sleep[ing] in a park." The man, Jihad Jara, is one of 13 terrorists whom Israel
allowed to find refuge in European countries in a deal to end the long-running siege at
Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity 11 months ago.
Another terrorist who came to Ireland with him, Rami Kamel, married an Irish woman,
while Jara has not quite 'found his place.' The Independent reports that three other
terrorists who were exiled to Italy under the same deal were given new identities, but
does not mention the fate of the terrorists sent to the other countries. Irish authorities
are trying to find another country to which to deport Jara.
The newspaper article stated that Jara admitted killing Israeli soldiers, but
immediately quoted his "justification:" "I would like freedom for my country and a future
for my children."
The paper explained that the murderer has four children, two of whom he has never seen,
and that he spent "39 days in the historic church in Bethlehem, reputed to be the birth
place of [Jesus], without food or medical supplies." It neglected to mention, however,
that he holed up in the sanctuary, together with close to 200 other terrorists, of his own
volition, that they held several nuns (for a short time) and over 50 priests hostage, and
that they refused IDF offers of medical assistance and food.
Interviews Offer Look Into the World of the New White Nationalism
By Israel Faxx News Services
Carol M. Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, says
it's time for political and religious leaders in America to wake up to the notion that
white nationalism is "seeking to go mainstream' and to take the threats the movement poses
In a just-published book Contemporary Voices of White Nationalism in America (Cambridge
University Press), Swain and co-editor Russell K. Nieli, a lecturer in politics at
Princeton University, present the transcripts of alarmingly candid interviews with 10
prominent white nationalists.
The 10 are "situated somewhere between the mainstream right of American conservatism
and the older racist right of organizations like the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi
Party." The editors characterize the 10 as "energetic, articulate and skilled in the use
of the Internet," one of their primary communication vehicles.
"Most people will be shocked by these interviews," Swain said. "Anyone who takes the
time to read this book carefully will gain important insights into the contemporary world
of white protest, white nationalism and white pride, which seems to be expanding its
influence in America at an alarming rate. Even the most distasteful and, from our
viewpoint, immoral policy standpoints offer insights into the nature and complexity of
American race relations."
Swain and Nieli argue in their extensive opening essay that "over the past 10 years,
with ever increasing strength, a new white pride, white protest and white consciousness
movement has developed in America, whose potential for growth and heightened influence
throughout America's European population, we think, is considerable."
Fueled by continued white resentment over Affirmative Action, liberal immigration laws
and a perceived double standard in the way interracial crime is reported, white
nationalism has the potential to become an increasingly disruptive force in American
politics and society over the coming decades, they said. "If current trends continue,
white nationalist ideas will become ever more popular, especially as whites become a
diminishing portion of the U.S. population."
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