Seni revlow 2015-01-01 17:24:34
Israel defies road-map and vows to build settlements
By Justin Huggler in Jerusalem
23 June 2003
Just as Colin Powell met with other members of the Middle East Quartet
on the Jordanian shores of the Dead Sea yesterday to try to rescue the
road-map peace plan, two unexpected moves from Israel have put the
plan, backed by President George Bush, in more trouble.
First, there was the killing by Israeli special forces of Abdullah
Kawasmeh, a senior member of the Palestinian militant group Hamas on
Saturday night, which came soon after General Powell’s talks with
Ariel Sharon, the Israeli Prime Minister, on Friday, and despite
intense pressure from the US on Israel to rein in its policy of
assassinations to give the road-map a chance.
Israel said Kawasmeh was not assassinated, but was shot resisting
arrest. A Palestinian witness said he was unarmed. The killing earned
Israel a rebuke from General Powell, the US Secretary of State.
Then there were Mr Sharon’s reported remarks to his cabinet yesterday,
in which he was quoted as saying Israel should continue building in
the occupied territories but keep quiet about it, even though the plan
requires Israel to stop settlement-building.
Mr Sharon was said to have made the remarks during a stormy cabinet
session. Israel’s national infrastructure minister, Yosef Paritzky,
came under attack from his cabinet colleagues for suggesting the
government could move Jewish people living in settlements that have to
be evacuated to underpopulated areas of Israel.
President Bush has said the settlements have to be “dealt with”. They
are built on occupied land in contravention of international law, on
the remaining 22 per cent of British-mandate Palestine where the
Palestinians want to set up the independent state they are promised.
They cut the West Bank into swathes, making a state difficult to set
Under the plan, Israel is to dismantle and evacuate settlements and
But Mr Sharon reportedly said that people living in settlements to be
evacuated could stay in the West Bank and move to older settlements
which do not have to be evacuated. He reportedly said new homes could
be built, which appears to contravene the call for a freeze on
The Hamas militant Kawasmeh was killed by Israeli ground forces,
rather than the helicopter rockets Israel has used in recent
assassinations in the Gaza Strip which have killed many innocent
people, including women and children. This time no others were hit.
The operation was carried out by Israeli police special forces
disguised as Palestinians. They hid in a van, with its windows blocked
by boxes of nappies, to ambush Kawasmeh as he left a mosque in Hebron
after evening prayers. Israel said the commandoes had not intended to
shoot Kawasmeh but fired after he drew a gun. A Palestinian witness,
Mohammed Nasser al-Din, said Kawasmeh was unarmed.
The response from Hamas was predictable: there would be an “immediate
reaction”, and Abdel-Aziz Rantisi, the most prominent leader of Hamas’
political wing, said: “There will be a retaliation”.
After Israel’s attempt to kill Dr Rantisi two weeks ago, Hamas carried
out a suicide bombing in central Jerusalem that killed 17 people. An
Israeli newspaper poll found that 40 per cent of Israelis believed Mr
Sharon had ordered the assassination to delay the road-map, and that
67 per cent wanted the killings to stop to give the road-map a chance.
“Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set aside a zone of hate —
healthy, virile hate — for what persists in the Germans,”
Elie [admitted liar] Wiesel
Roger 2015-01-01 17:25:22
In one age, called the Second Age by some,
(an Age yet to come, an Age long past)
Which violation of copyright has *what* to do with the historical
facts of the Holocaust and the denial thereof?
Don’t you think you ought to be concentrating on your scientific
“proof” that the Holocaust in 95% fact free, rather than stealing
other people’s intellectual property?
Seni revlow 2015-01-25 04:06:52
I don’t deny the holohoax(tm), just most of the details.
I don’t hate Israel, just what they do.
“Some events do take place but are not true; others are – although
they never occurred.”
Elie [the lying weasel] Wiesel in answer to a Reebe questioning his