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Posted: 6/14/2002 8:02:12 AM EDT
[url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=573&e=1&cid=573&u=/nm/20020614/od_nm/mideast_odds_dc_1[/url] Police Probe Israelis Gambling on Suicide Bombings Fri Jun 14, 8:30 AM ET JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Police are probing an Israeli gambling ring suspected of putting its money on a grim game of chance -- predicting the target of the next Palestinian suicide bombing. The betting ring was set up in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malachi, where local gamblers can fill out a form that gives odds for different cities and regions in Israel, the Tel Aviv weekly Zman Tel Aviv reported Friday. "We are checking into it to see if there is a violation of the gambling laws," police spokesman Gil Kleiman said. "We're not getting into the moral aspect." Israeli law prohibits gambling, but gaming thrives in illegal hideouts across the country and on cruise ships that pick up gamblers in Israeli ports. But this particular type of betting carries a bitter irony. Israelis frequently compare their daily lives to a game of Russian roulette. Palestinian suicide and car bombings have struck buses, cafes, restaurants and family celebrations in a 20-month-old uprising against Israeli occupation. According to the weekly, cities which have been frequent targets of Palestinian attacks bring the lowest returns. Jerusalem's odds are shortest at 3-2, the report said. Bookies give the longest odds to places largely untouched by violence, with the southern port city of Ashdod cashing in at 13-1 and the Red Sea tourist resort of Eilat scoring 17-1, it said. The weekly described the punters as an informal group who originally got together to wager on soccer and basketball. The bets are set at a minimum of 10 shekels ($2) at one city per wager and must be renewed each time an attack has taken place. The gambling form stresses that bets are only valid "when there is an attack of Arabs against Jews and not vice-versa, and when the attack is reported in the media," the weekly reported. At least 509 Israelis have been killed, more than half of them in suicide and car bombings, in addition to at least 1,395 Palestinians since the start of the Palestinian revolt in September 2000.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 8:27:33 AM EDT
No suprise there - there are sick American citizens who would (and probably are) doing the same thing. Why title this: "Our noble friends, the Israelis", and then post about a select few nutcases in their society? Eric/Tyler
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Link Posted: 6/14/2002 9:06:39 AM EDT
His point is he doesn't like Israel, and he ain't too fond of Jews. IMHO. Isn't that always the point? Eric The(Pointed)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 9:13:46 AM EDT
AMEN to that Hun... I only wish you chimmed in more to that point in my argument with Graves...
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 11:27:37 AM EDT
You know; it occurs to me that if Kar98 posted some of the things in his homeland, Germany, that he posts here, he'd probably be arrested for violating Germany's hate speech laws. Guess he came to the USA so he could practice his hate freely. Hmmmmmmmmm. [;D]
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 11:33:00 AM EDT
Hey - if they wanna gamble on how they or their countrymen will die, its a ..... ...well, I can't say "free country" cuz israel is a socialist country. Let's just say they can have at it.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 11:34:23 AM EDT
Post from scipio -
I only wish you chimmed in more to that point in my argument with Graves...
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Why? You were doing everything that was needed! You were making the right points, what more could I have offered? Eric The(Contented)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 11:38:12 AM EDT
*Note to Self* Damn, I sure hope these guys don't start in on each other again. [devil]
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 11:48:01 AM EDT
Isn't this the same poster who wanted to know why Israel wasn't fighting in Afghanistan? Anyone with a TV (or could read) would remember that our new best friend General Musharraf of Pakistan insisted the Israelis stay out or he wouldn't help us. And gee, there are stupid Israelis. I see plenty of stupid Americans. We are pumping them out of Ivy league schools on a daily basis. There are stupid Germans who wring their hands over our treatment of prisoners in Gitmo. Lots of stupid Frenchmen burning synagogues and schools. We get his point.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 11:51:49 AM EDT
az_larry, I'm posting about stupid French, German, Polish etc just as often.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 12:00:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: According to the weekly, cities which have been frequent targets of Palestinian attacks bring the lowest returns. Jerusalem's odds are shortest at 3-2, the report said. Bookies give the longest odds to places largely untouched by violence, with the southern port city of Ashdod cashing in at 13-1 and the Red Sea tourist resort of Eilat scoring 17-1, it said.
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What this article doesn't tell you is how you can get in on this action [):)]
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 12:12:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2002 12:13:40 PM EDT by az_larry]
Originally Posted By Kar98: az_larry, I'm posting about stupid French, German, Polish etc just as often.
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In that case (sorry I haven't seen them) I take back the last sentance of my post. And sorry about your car being ripped off. My point is that there seems to be a lot of Israeli bashing here. And we, the USA are at war with extremist Islamists. When they aren't killing innocent Americans, they are killing each other like today in Karachi. Bottom line, and in my not to humble opinion, the Israelis, along with the Turks, British, Canadians, Australians and many others are our allies in this war. The average Israeli citizen on the street is strongly on our side. I would think even you would have to agree. The average Arab on the other hand hates our guts. And not just because of Israel, but for being us, American. And that includes American Christians, Jews, Athiests and moderate Muslims and all ethnic and religious groups.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 12:31:54 PM EDT
Now that I checked, proportionally, I'm making more fun about Europeans in general, and Germans, French and misc. in particular, than I've ever posted about Israel. [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/search.html?keywords=Kar98&page=1&forum=all&dateRange=274&searchType=exact&searchField=topicAuthor[/url] So anybody who would call me a racist or anti-semite or whatever would be quite incorrect.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 1:21:23 PM EDT
Isn't the $10,000,000.00 in DAILY aid enough for them?
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