Fwd: [nemer-l] Israeli's Prepare to Seige Ramallah (fwd)
JOHN M COX
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Thu Oct 12 12:05:47 MDT 2000
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From: JOHN M COX <coxj at email.unc.edu>
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Subject: Fwd: [nemer-l] Israeli's Prepare to Seige Ramallah (fwd)
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> ISRAELIS KILLED IN RAMALLAH - BACKGROUND
> ISRAELIS PREPARING TO SEIGE RAMALLAH!
>MID-EAST REALITIES - www.MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 10/12 - 8:30 AM:
>Israeli tanks, artillery, and gunships are preparing at this time to
>major Palestinian city of Ramallah, just north of Jerusalem. Pleas are
>from Palestinians by email and phone to do something to prevent what
>will be a massacre. The following brief comments explain the use of
>"Death Squads", further explaining Palestinian attitudes toward the
>Israeli soldiers. >
> FROM PALESTINIAN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP LOCATED
> IN REFUGEE CAMP NEAR RAMALLAH
>"The continuos human rights violations of the belligerent Israeli
>Occupation Forces proves that they persist to continue their aggressive
>attacks against the Palestinian civilians. They, as well as the Jewish
>settlers, continue to shoot at the Palestinian civilians. In this
>context, the Undercover Units of the Israeli Occupation Forces have been
>involved heavily in the recent wave of the Israeli aggression against
>the Palestinians. The Undercover Units were formed, for the first time,
>during the Intifada (1987-1994). These Units constitute the (Death
>Squads) of the Israeli army. They disguise themselves as Palestinians
>and enter Palestinian areas to kill Palestinians.
>Today, a group of the Israeli Undercover Units/ Death Squads entered
>the city of Ramallah in the West Bank to kill Palestinians. Two of
>them were killed in the city. The circumstances of the incidence are
>not clear yet. In such a situation, there is a very high possibility
>that the Israelis, either soldiers or settlers or both, will try to
>take revenge, which can take the form of massive massacres."
> JEWISH SETTLERS ACCUSED IN GRISLY
> MURDER OF PALESTINIANS AS CIVILIAN ATTACKS GROW
> by Hisham Abdallah
> RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct 9 (AFP) - Palestinians accused Jewish settlers
> torturing and murdering a West Bank man in the latest in a disturbing
>attacks by Israeli
> civilians against Palestinians and other Arabs.
> Issam Joudeh Hamad, 38, was killed overnight and his body dumped near
> of Ramallah, becoming one more victim of more than a week of
> has claimed the lives of almost 100 people.
> Hospital sources said Hamad had been shot, his skull and several bones
>and his body
> scarred with cigarette burns, but earlier reports from eyewitnesses
>eyes had been ripped
> out could not be confirmed.
> A Fatah official from Hamad's village of Um Safaa, Hisham Abu Myriam,
> driving near his home when he was arrested by Israeli soldiers and then
>away to the
> nearby settlement of Hallamish.
> His body was found the day after in a field not far from the
> The Israeli army said however that Hamad was killed in a car accident.
> Colonel Gal Hirsh, military commander for the central region that
>West Bank, told
> AFP, "He was driving very fast and his car rolled over a few times."
> "Yesterday was Yom Kippur (the holiest day in the Jewish calendar) and
> move at all," Hirsh said. "I condemn what the Palestinians are doing
>story, using it to
> try to set fire" to the situation.
> Palestinians say Jewish settlers have committed numerous acts of
> parts of the West Bank and in the Arab districts of Jerusalem.
> "They are waging criminal acts against our citizens and the Israeli
> immediately to bring them to an end," Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat
>reporters in Gaza.
> Mustapha Bargouthi of the Palestinian Medical Relief Committee said
>been 35 attacks
> by settlers against Palestinians in the past few days, but did not
> "We are facing a campaign by settlers in the full view and knowledge of
>Israeli army and the
> government," he said.
> Palestinian human rights group LAW said settlers, often armed with
>had been attacking
> Palestinians and their property over the past two days.
> "This has often occurred in sight of the Israeli army," LAW said,
>it considered the
> shooting of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers had "opened the door" for
>to add to the
> Members of Israel's Arab population -- Palestinians who remained after
> Jewish state in 1948 -- complain too that they are subjected to attacks
> and police.
> Arab Israeli MP Azmi Bishara called for UN chief Kofi Annan to
> "escalation of violence" against the nation's Arab minority after a
>by a mob of young
> Jews against Arab residents of Nazareth.
> The attacks left two Arab Israelis dead and many more wounded.
> "Since the commencement of what has come to be known as the al-Aqsa
>we have been
> living in a grave state of danger," Bishara said in a letter to Annan,
>the region later in a bid
> to quell the bloody unrest.
> "Since the Israeli authorities are unable to offer us protection, but
>are the perpetrators of
> the violence directed against us, I see no choice but to ask you to
>us and call upon the
> international community to intervene on our behalf,' said Bishara.
> Twelve Arab Israelis have been killed, most in violent clashes with
> against the fighting in the West Bank and Gaza Strip sparked by a visit
> leader Ariel Sharon to a disputed holy site in Jerusalem.
> Israeli Jews have attacked Arab citizens, burning business
>a mosque in
> the Galilee and stoning the home of Bishara himself in Nazareth, the MP
> Israeli peace group Gush Shalom charged that the two killed in the
>attacks in Nazareth
> were victims of a "pogrom" by a mob of 1,000 Jews.
> "The police stood aside and did not interfere, but when inhabitants of
>rushed to defend
> themselves the police attacked them -- first with tear gas and later
> group said in a statement.
> At the funeral of the men Monday several Arabs were injured in renewed
>with the police.
> On Sunday, the chief rabbi of Israel's Ashkenazi Jews, Israel Lau,
>the wave of
> attacks against the Arabs, saying: "It is impermissible for people to
>into their own
> hands and mistreat Arabs."
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