[Marxism] hit vs. massacre

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Wed May 19 11:58:04 MDT 2004


Al Jazeera rightly calls it a massacre, NY Times says "shells hit crowd".

les schaffer

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Israeli forces massacre protesters in Rafah

Israeli helicopters have fired on Palestinians peacefully protesting 
against a massive raid in the occupied Gaza Strip, leaving up to 20 dead 
and dozens injured.

Israeli occupation soldiers in Rafah also fired tank shells and 
machineguns at demonstrators protesting against Israel's bloody invasion 
of the neighbouring refugee camp, said Palestinian security officials on 
Wednesday.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/130B11F6-E96E-4B3B-93CB-55DDC8CE7FCF.htm

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Bush Declines to Condemn Israeli Attack
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: May 19, 2004

Filed at 12:22 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday declined to condemn the 
deadly attack on Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli military forces, 
saying he had not yet spoken to Israeli leaders. The president urged 
``restraint'' by both Israel and Palestinians.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-US-Mideast.html

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THE RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE
Bush Gains in Efforts to Win Over Jewish Vote

WASHINGTON — Stuart Weil, a ponytailed tropical fish farmer from Fresno, 
is a longtime Democrat who regularly attends synagogue. Four years ago, 
he voted for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore. This year, not 
only does he plan to vote for President Bush, he's urging his Jewish 
friends to do the same.

"He is the first president to understand the world in terms of 
terrorism," said Weil, 51, one of more than 4,000 delegates this week at 
the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 
the nation's preeminent pro-Israel lobby.

"He understands that the terrorism Israel has had is now the terrorism 
the U.S. has.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/2004/la-na-bush19may19,1,582979.story?coll=la-home-headlines







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