War declared! PA against Israel!

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Here's the link to ezBoard, where I saw this.


Sorry, link impaired. Too used to ezBoard's "idiot-proof" features.

Dan V.

-- Jimmy Splinters (inthe@dark.com), October 12, 2000


Here is your Link Jimmy.

-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), October 12, 2000.

Thank you, Sheeple.

Dan V.

-- Jimmy Splinters (inthe@dark.com), October 12, 2000.


Israel Retaliates - Helicopters Fire Rockets Near Arafats Headquarters After 2 Soldiers Killed

-- (new@news.now), October 12, 2000.

http://www.cnn.com/2000/WORLD/meast/10/12/mideast.iraq.volunteers.reut /

Half million Iraqis said to volunteer to fight with Palestinians

-- (new@news.now), October 12, 2000.

What does Pennsylvania have against Israel? Now I could see Idaho going to war with them, but PA?

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeed@yahoo.com), October 12, 2000.

Those of you traveling by plane to Las Vegas,...special prayers for your safety. I don't think Las Vegas would be a terrorist's first target,..thank God..but a self centered prayer for safety for you all.

-- Prayin'4Ya (GodSpeed@adelphia.net), October 12, 2000.

You're all going to DIE!

-- Fruit (cakes@R.US), October 12, 2000.


-- yuck yuck (n@n.n), October 12, 2000.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001012/wl/mideast_leadall_dc_138.htm l

Thursday October 12 1:37 PM ET

Israeli Helicopters Strike After Mob Kills Soldiers

By Wafa Amr

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli helicopters attacked targets near Yasser Arafat's headquarters in two Palestinian-ruled cities Thursday after a mob stabbed two captive Israeli soldiers to death, witnesses said.

They said helicopters hit Palestinian targets near Arafat's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah and in Gaza City hours after young Palestinians killed the two soldiers in what Israel described as a lynching.

Arafat's offices were not hit and a senior Palestinian official said the Palestinian leader was unhurt in the toughest Israeli military operation since clashes erupted 15 days ago.

``Arafat is fine and he is stronger than before,'' Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan told reporters in Gaza, adding that the Palestinian president was ``in a safe place.''

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright urged both sides to stop fighting immediately and resume negotiations. ``We are in a very sad and difficult period,'' she said in Washington.

At least 97 people have been killed, all but seven of them Palestinians or Israeli Arabs, in violence that erupted on September 28 after Israeli right-wing politician Ariel Sharon visited a Jerusalem shrine holy to Muslims and Jews.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Israel could not let what he called the lynching go unanswered and the helicopters had struck only military and security targets.

``The action today is a warning signal to the Palestinian Authority that it not misinterpret Israel's restraint and desire for security and peace,'' Barak said in a statement.

Plumes of black smoke curled into the sky in Ramallah, where witnesses said a radio transmission site near Arafat's office, a police station and a security headquarters were hit.

Hospital sources said 13 people had been wounded in the attacks on Ramallah and the nearby town of al-Bireh, while two people were hurt in the strikes on Gaza.

The Israeli army described the helicopter attacks as a token response to the killing of the two soldiers.

``In Cold Blood''

An army communique said the two Israeli reservists were killed in cold blood after getting lost in Ramallah on their way to base and being taken into Palestinian police custody.

``This (helicopter) action is a token signal to the Palestinian Authority leadership that the Israeli army will not sit idly by when acts of violence are committed,'' it said.

But Palestinian officials accused Israel of unleashing all-out war and appealed for international intervention.

A leader of the PLO Fatah faction, Marwan Barghouti, told Reuters: ``This is a declaration of war. They are out to kill.''

Peace negotiator Saeb Erekat said: ``What we are witnessing is an all- out war against the Palestinian people. We call upon the international community for immediate intervention.''

An Israeli army spokesman, Colonel Raanan Gissin, told Reuters the Palestinian mob had mutilated the bodies of the two soldiers in a ``hideous crime.''

``What happened today was something that required an immediate and very severe response and that is why we used the helicopter gunships and the tanks to attack those targets, to send a very clear message to Mr. Arafat and the leaders of the Palestinian Authority -- don't mess with us,'' he said.

The latest spasm of violence overshadowed intensive international efforts led by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to end more than two weeks of Israeli-Palestinian clashes.

``This doesn't facilitate matters, in fact it does complicate the issues we are trying to resolve,'' Annan, in Lebanon on a mediation mission, said of the killings of the two Israelis.

Annan went to the border town of Naqoura to inspect the headquarters of 5,000 U.N. peacekeepers, but a U.N. spokesman said he cut short his visit and flew back to Israel to tackle the spiraling Israeli- Palestinian violence.

In another bloody incident, four U.S. sailors were killed and one was missing after an explosive-laden rubber raft rammed a U.S. destroyer in the Yemeni port of Aden in what U.S. defense officials said was an apparent suicide bombing.

There was no immediate word on the motive for the apparent attack on the USS Cole, in which 36 sailors were injured.

Oil prices roared to a fresh 10-year high on violence in the Middle East as benchmark Brent crude traded above $35 a barrel for the first time since 1990.

The violence caused the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to plunge more than seven percent, prompting an automatic suspension of trading. The shekel hit a 3-1/2 month low against the dollar.

Israel Blames Arafat

Nachman Shai, an Israeli government spokesman, blamed Arafat for the soldiers' deaths.

``There is no doubt that the Palestinian Authority was involved and there is no doubt that the Palestinian mob was given a free hand to do whatever it wanted,'' he said.

``That shows by itself the character of people that we deal with and...it shows that Yasser Arafat is doing everything he can in order to put the entire Middle East on fire,'' he said.

In the Ramallah attack, angry youths stormed the police station and stabbed two Israeli soldiers being held there on suspicion of being undercover men. At least one body was tossed from a window into the crowd below, witnesses said.

Marwan Kanafani, an aide to Arafat, told reporters that Palestinian police had tried to protect the soldiers from angry demonstrators just back from the funeral of a slain Palestinian. He said 13 Palestinian policemen were injured in the attempt.

The latest violence erupted hours after the arrival of the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency who had hoped to chair a high- level Israel-Palestinian security meeting.

Annan said late Wednesday after two days of shuttling between Barak and Arafat that the two sides had agreed to the meeting in efforts to halt the cycle of violence.

In London, British Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) sent appeals for calm to Barak and Arafat and talked to President Clinton (news - web sites) about reviving political dialogue, a spokesman said.

-- (in@the.news), October 12, 2000.

Unk, I believe PA in this case stands for Palestine, as in "PA head Yasser Arafat"

-- (smarty@wannabe.one), October 12, 2000.

From the above ABCNews link, I surmise that "PA" stands for "Palestinian Authority."

-- David L (bumpkin@dnet.net), October 12, 2000.

LOL Unk! you silly goose

-- cin (cin@=0.)), October 12, 2000.

It definately WAS pennsylvania-my friend's sister's best friend's son- in-law heard it from a solid source within harrisburg...

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), October 12, 2000.


Shirly you jest?

-- (...@ir.plane), October 12, 2000.

I think FutureShock just wants to find out if we're anywhere near as adept as he is at detecting internet hoaxes.

-- David L (bumpkin@dnet.net), October 12, 2000.


I have reliable evidence that your name is not really david-that your name is INDEED an internet hoax

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), October 13, 2000.

Shoot, you're good!

-- David L (bumpkin@dnet.net), October 13, 2000.

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