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Mar-14-2011 20:04printcomments

Hamas Denies Responsibility for Itamar

Hamas, Fatah and Abbas himself all condemn murder of Israeli settler family, but few listen to that.

Settlers mourn
Photo courtesy: Hamas

(SALEM, Ore.) - It took Israeli media sources no time to indict "Palestinians" in the recent murder of an Israeli settler family, even though not a shred of proof existed. However "proof" is a concept that has little bearing on statements made by Israel.

The Jerusalem Post, an agency like others in Israel that refuses to hire non-Jews, wrote the article Palestinians report settler attacks in Nablus, Hebron:

Hundreds of armed settlers demonstrated in the Nablus area on Sunday, closing down access to roads and throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Attacks against Palestinian cars and houses in Hebron were also reported, in the aftermath of Friday's Itamar terror attack, in which 5 members of the same family were stabbed to death. [1]

Then the Obama White House condemned the attack, calling on the Palestinian Authority to unequivocally condemn what it called a "terrorist attack." That of course suggests that Abbas was going to what... sit around and wait for an order from Obama to issue a statement? What hogwash.

An even more biased group, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, went right to it by publishing the article, Hamas Lies: Killing Kids Not Our Thing - CAMERA[2]

They look past reports like, Abbas Condemns Murder Of Settler Family In West Bank published by RTT News Global Financial Newswires, with statements like:

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday strongly condemned the brutal murders of five members of a Jewish settler family in the West Bank late last week, describing it as "despicable, inhuman and immoral."

"A human being is not capable of something like that," Abbas said in an interview with Israeli Army Radio. "Scenes like these - the murder of infants and children and a woman slaughtered - cause any person endowed with humanity to hurt and to cry." [3].

Of course it is terrible any time a human life is snatched away, but if you pay attention you know that reference is simply intended to imply that this was the act of a terrorist which in Hebrew, simply translates to "Palestinian".

Those just awakening to this concept simply need to ask themselves this question; if you lived surrounded by walls and barbed wire and were made to live like a second class citizen knowing that raising a hand against Israel is a death sentence, would you go stab a family to death, including a baby?

Stranger than fiction Order Now

This type of act is not within the scope of how even the diehard Palestinian jihadists act. They know far better than anyone the level of reprisal that Israel reserves for retaliation against the occupation.

According to the Website for Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades in Palestine, (the military wing of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas), Palestinian National Movement Hamas official Ezzat Al-Rashak says that the movement is not responsible for the murder of the five family members from the Itamar settlement.

This reaction of course flies against the immediate Israeli accusations against Hamas; as referenced above, right leaning media groups in Israel immediately hung this one on the oppressed Arabs.

Al-Rashak confirmed that, "harming children is not part of Hamas' policy, nor is it the policy of the resistance factions."

Al-Rashak also confirmed that the possibility that the incident was carried out by settlers for criminal motives should not be ruled out.

Then in the article, Fatah militants: Killing children unacceptable Ma'an News Agency wrote:

The military wing of the Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party, the Al-Aqsa
Martyrs Brigades, said Monday that its activists had no part in the slaying of five members of a settler family in Itamar on Friday night.
[4}.

So now you that both Hamas and Fatah and Abbas himself, have denied any involvement in this tragic murder of an Israeli family. Israel needs to stand their military down and stop making these deaths into a media spectacle, a 'political football', and begin doing a legitimate murder investigation.

Information from this report includes relevant statements from a news release issued by the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades in Palestine, (the military wing of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas).

To learn more about Hamas, visit this report: If HAMAS is a Terrorist Organization, What Does That Make Israel? by Tim King from Salem-News.com.

References:

[1] Palestinians report settler attacks in Nablus, Hebron - By JPOST.COM STAFF

[2] Hamas Lies: Killing Kids Not Our Thing - CAMERA

[3] Abbas Condemns Murder Of Settler Family In West Bank - RTT News Global Financial Newswires

[4} Fatah militants: Killing children unacceptable - ma'an News Agency


Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 65 Salem-News.com writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can send Tim an email at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com




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