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Posted: 8/5/2005 12:32:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 12:35:52 PM EDT by glockguy40]
Israel braces for clashes after Jew kills 4 Arabs

By Cynthia JohnstonFri Aug 5, 8:58 AM ET

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Israel went on alert on Friday for a possible wave of Arab unrest after a Jewish militant shot dead four Israeli Arabs.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon condemned the gunman, a teenage Israeli soldier who was beaten to death by enraged residents after the attack in the Arab town of Shfaram, as a "bloodthirsty terrorist" bent on poisoning Jewish-Arab relations.

Sharon vowed that Israel would begin pulling its settlers and forces out of the occupied Gaza Strip as planned on Aug. 17, no matter what attempts were made to thwart it.

Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres said on Israel Radio: "My God, how this country is vulnerable to the actions of murderers, madmen and fanatics who endanger all our lives, Jews as well as Arabs, peace and hope. These people should be rooted out. I hope this country unites to punish those responsible."

Thousands of Israeli police redeployed to heavily Arab areas of northern Israel, where Thursday's attack aboard an intercity bus occurred, to pre-empt potential riots before or after funerals slated for the four dead later in the day.

Another feared hotspot was a Jerusalem shrine sacred to both Muslims and Jews where Islamic Friday prayers were scheduled.

The main Palestinian militant faction Hamas, which with other armed groups adopted a de facto ceasefire with Israel in February, threatened reprisals for the bus shooting.

Hundreds of people in Shfaram paid condolence visits to families of the dead -- the bus driver and a middle-aged man, both Christians, and two sisters in their 20s who were Muslims.

At least 22 people, most of them Arabs, were wounded.

A memorial of flowers stood at the scene of the attack. Municipal workers were sweeping away shattered window glass.

"Our town is at the heart of the state of Israel and they are targeting people here. The state is not doing enough (to protect) its Arab citizens," said cleaner Mounir Baki.

SYMPATHY

Arabs make up about one-fifth of Israel's population and often complain of discrimination. They have sympathised with a Palestinian revolt in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza, but few have got involved in militancy.

"It (rioting) could happen. There could be a lot of problems today. If it happens, it will be against the police because yesterday they wanted to protect this terrorist," said Wafiq Abu Shah, referring to initial police efforts to arrest the killer.

Israel's army said the gunman, Eden Nathan Zaada, 19, had deserted his unit recently and was "of problematic background."

Security agencies had warned that Jewish militants could target Palestinians or Israeli Arabs to whip up conflict to try to stop the removal of Jewish settlers from occupied Gaza.

Israel Radio quoted Zaada's mother as saying she contacted the army two weeks ago to say he was armed, held ultrarightist views and could be dangerous, but that nothing was done.

It was the worst attack by a Jewish radical since a West Bank settler killed 29 Palestinians praying in a mosque in 1994. A wave of Palestinian suicide bombings began six weeks later. There have been scores of such attacks to date.

Israeli media said Zaada, who was from a Tel Aviv suburb but moved recently to a radical Jewish settlement in the West Bank, had left his unit in protest at army preparations to forcibly remove settlers who resist evacuation from Gaza.

Police arrested three youths in the Tapuach settlement on suspicion they knew of Zaada's intent to kill Arabs.

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz ordered that Zaada not be buried in a military cemetery because "he was not worthy," a ministry statement said.

Sharon bills his plan as "disengagement" from conflict with the Palestinians. It would be Israel's first dismantling of settlements in territory that Palestinians want for a state.

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[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 12:36:13 PM EDT by glockguy40]
Alert as Israel bus dead buried

The funerals have been taking place amid heightened security of the four Israeli Arabs shot dead on a bus by a 19-year-old Israeli army deserter.

Thousands of mourners marched behind the coffins of two sisters in the town of Shfaram, where extra police have been dispatched in case of unrest.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called the shooting a reprehensible act by a "bloodthirsty terrorist".

The 19-year-old gunman was lynched by an angry crowd after the attack.

The army said the teenager, named as Eden Nathan Zaada from the Jewish settlement of Tapuah in the West Bank, had deserted in protest at the Gaza pullout.

He was wearing his army uniform and a skullcap when he opened fire in the northern Israeli Arab town.

'Quiet sadness'

Israel is due to pull its settlers and soldiers out of the Gaza Strip later this month, and correspondents say there have been fears of attacks by Jewish settlers opposed to the withdrawal.

Thousands of Muslims, Christians and Jews joined a procession through Shfaram in honour of the four victims, said to be two Muslim sisters and two Christians.

The BBC's Lucy Williamson in Shfaram says the atmosphere in the town is one of quiet sadness, with Thursday's raw anger replaced by grief.

Both Israeli Arabs and Jews have come from surrounding areas to express their solidarity, our correspondent says, placing flowers and candles at the scene of the shooting.

As the procession moved towards the burial site, the mourners chanted their condolences.

"Don't be sad," they told the women's mother. "All the children here are yours."

Retaliation threat

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the killings as a "savage crime" and criticised the Israeli government for doing too little to protect Palestinians, the AFP news agency reports.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has threatened retaliation for the attack, in which at least 20 people were wounded.

Israel's chief of police, Moshe Karadi, has urged all Israelis to remain calm and await an official inquiry into the incident.

Israeli media reports say three teenagers were arrested in Tapuah on Friday on suspicion that they knew of Zaada's intentions.

Thousands of Israeli officers were earlier sent to northern Israel around Shfaram and to Jerusalem to prevent potential violence.

Fears of disturbances at the city's Temple Mount, a site holy to both Muslims and Jews, eased as Friday prayers came to an end without incident.

Arab Israeli leaders have urged people to show restraint during demonstrations in Shfaram after the funerals, Israeli police spokesman Avi Zelba told Reuters news agency.

A general strike was declared by Israeli Arabs across Israel.

Stability fears

Mr Zaada, described by the army as having a "problematic background", was believed to be a member of the outlawed extremist Kach party.

He is said to have deserted his unit a few weeks ago, after refusing to take part in the evacuation of Jewish settlements.

His father, Yitzhak Nathan Zaada, said he had asked the army to find his son because he was worried his gun might fall into the wrong hands.

"I wasn't afraid he would do something," he told the Associated Press news agency. His son had said he would find time to return his weapon, he added.

Mr Sharon condemned the attack, saying: "This terror incident is a deliberate attempt to harm the relations between the citizens of Israel.

"Terror between civilians is the most dangerous thing for the future of Israel and its democratic stability," he added.

Settler groups have also denounced the violence.

The bloodiest attack on Arabs by a Jewish extremist dates back to 1994, when a US-born Jew, Baruch Goldstein, shot dead 29 Muslims at a mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Story from BBC NEWS:
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Published: 2005/08/05 15:21:03 GMT

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Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:35:36 PM EDT


dupe police

ibtl
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:36:35 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:36:52 PM EDT
Even though I didn't see the other post

DUPE
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:37:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 12:38:05 PM EDT by glockguy40]

Originally Posted By cruze5:


dupe police

ibtl




^ IBTADN (in before the asshole dupe nazis)

oops too late
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:40:02 PM EDT
can someone provide a link to prove dupage???
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:45:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glockguy40:
can someone provide a link to prove dupage???



as requested
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:50:02 PM EDT
Nothing like having the DUPE NAZI'S chime in..

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:50:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 12:52:06 PM EDT by Charging_Handle]
It's a dupe. But I really don't give a shit. I knew it was a dupe when I clicked on it, as did everyone else who had seen it. However, it did contain new information.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:51:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Nothing like having the DUPE NAZI'S chime in..





cry about it
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:56:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
It's a dupe. But I really don't give a shit. I knew it was a dupe when I clicked on it, as did everyone else who had seen it. However, it did contain new information.



Good.... new info negates dupage
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:34:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Nothing like having the DUPE NAZI'S chime in..





cry about it




Not afraid to point it out..

If your going to call it a DUPE, then have the courtesy to put a link to the original instead of making a total ass out of yourself.


Oh yes... Thats right..


Once an ASS, always an ASS..

You can't get any worst or have any chance for improvement. An ASS is an ASS.

Heres look ing at you Jackass.


Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:37:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Win_88:

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Nothing like having the DUPE NAZI'S chime in..





cry about it




Not afraid to point it out..

If your going to call it a DUPE, then have the courtesy to put a link to the original instead of making a total ass out of yourself.


Oh yes... Thats right..


Once an ASS, always an ASS..

You can't get any worst or have any chance for improvement. An ASS is an ASS.

Heres look ing at you Jackass.

www.1americanatrail.com/images/JACKASS.JPG





Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:39:43 PM EDT
Nothing like a good dupe to piss some one off
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:42:13 PM EDT
Glockguy just wanted to type jewish terrorist in bold.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:49:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Win_88:
If your going to call it a DUPE, then have the courtesy to put a link to the original instead of making a total ass out of yourself.



This should be seriously considered as a new CoC rule. It's amazing how many posts are wasted by people calling "dupe". All it does is continue to bring the topic to the top and clutter up/slow down the system, far far worse than the person who's posting the dupe coment.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:52:00 PM EDT



I thought this mule was funny also. He would be great at parties.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:31:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 3:37:31 PM EDT by glockguy40]

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Glockguy just wanted to type jewish terrorist in bold.



How dare you make this terrible and tragic event about me

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Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:44:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glockguy40:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Glockguy just wanted to type jewish terrorist in bold.



How dare you make this terrible and tragic event about me

<­BR>








Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:49:28 PM EDT
One man's terrorist is another man scumbag murderer.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 3:53:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 3:53:14 PM EDT by 82ndAbn]
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=376282
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