Jerusalem - A Palestinian laborer, 30-year-old Jamal Ahmad Nafei', of the
village of Na'alin, north east of Ramallah, was buried today amid rising
Palestinian indignation at the spate of unmitigated Jewish terror against
Palestinian civilians. Nafei'
was murdered and three more Palestinians were seriously injured when Israeli
occupation troops opened fire on a group of laborers at the entrance of the
described the killing as "totally unprovoked" and "only aimed at
shedding Palestinian blood."
another Palestinian citizen, 45-year-old Ahmad Abdullah Ma'ani, was seriously
injured when his cellular telephone exploded apparently via remote-control. The
governor of Nablus, Mahmoud Alul, blamed the incident on the Zionists, saying
"I have no doubt that they did it." The
latest Zionist crimes coincided with a widespread campaign of rampage and wanton
terror by Jewish settlers against Palestinian villagers and their property
throughout the West Bank.
sources in the northern part of the West Bank spoke of hundreds of acres of
orchards and grain fields consumed by fire started by Jewish terrorists. In many
instances, fire-fighters were barred by the Israeli army from extinguishing the
fires. The Israeli army apparently believes that it is ok for the settlers to
set Palestinian fields and orchards on fire as a revenge for intifada-related
resistance against Zionist occupiers.
arrest thousands of Palestinians to use them as bargaining chips
Jerusalem - The Zionist occupation authorities reportedly detained thousands of
Palestinians in the last eight months for the purpose of using them as
bargaining chips in future political deals with the Palestinian Authority. The
vast bulk of the detainees are "caught"
at the Israeli army
roadblocks and checkpoints outside Palestinian towns where Palestinian travelers
are forced to disembark and then are taken to detention centers throughout the
Zionist state. The
detainees are mostly ordinary people, including students, teachers, businessmen,
farmers, and even school children below the age of 16 years.
Palestinian daily al Hayatul Jadida on Thursday
quoted a security source as saying that the Israeli roadblocks were actually
functioning as "entrapments for Palestinian civilians." The source
said the purpose of the largely random arrests was to "keep as many
Palestinians as possible in Israeli jails in order
to exert pressure on the PA to stop the intifada." The Zionist
regime applies the apartheid system to non-Jews in general and Palestinians in
particular whereby individuals can be interned indefinitely without charge or
of Jordanians voice desire to join Hamas
Jerusalem - Flying in the face of their government's unexplained refusal to
allow Hamas official Ibrahim Ghoushe to return home,
thousands of Jordanians reportedly have openly voiced their desire to
join Hamas. Reliable press sources in Amman said on Thursday that a number of
civic leaders and public figures as well as thousands of ordinary citizens were
planing to inform the Jordanian
government of their determination to join Hamas to show their displeasure to
"Amman's anti-resistance policy." According
to Hani Dahleh, Head of the Human
Rights Organization in Jordan, many
Jordanians were preparing a petition to the Jordanian government in which they
revealed their inclination to join Hamas as a Palestinian non-Jordanian
resistance organization. Dahleh
described the move as a direct challenge to the authoritarian regime in Jordan
which justified its decision to bar Ghoushe from entering Jordan on the ground
that he identifies with a non-Jordanian organization.
the government can arrest all of us," said Dahleh.