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3 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2012 - 8:53PM #1
rocketjsquirell
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This is posted mostly for the benefit of those who support the Islamic Resistence Movement's (Hamas) "non-violent" resistance. Please note the fact that the PA (Israel's partner for peace and the supposed moderates) named a soccer tournament for the suicide bomber.  

Hamas celebrates 10th anniversary of Netanya Passover massacre

Hamas' Palestine Times website has a glowing tribute to the Hamas terrorist who detonated the suitcase bomb at the Park Hotel in Netanya ten years ago.
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    In the evening of 27 March 2002, a Palestinian suicide bomber disguised as a woman approached the hotel carrying a suitcase which contained powerful explosives. The suicide bomber managed to pass the security guard at the entrance to a hotel, then he walked through the lobby passing the reception desk and entered the hotel's crowded dining room. At 19:30 pm (GMT+2) the suicide bomber detonated the explosive device he was carrying. The force of the explosion instantly killed 28 civilians and injured about 140 people, of whom 20 were injured severely. Two of the injured later died from their wounds. Some of the victims were Holocaust survivors. Most of the victims were senior citizens (70 and over). The oldest victim was 90 and the youngest was 20 years old. A number of married couples were killed, as well as a father together with his daughter. One of the victims was a Jewish tourist from Sweden who was visiting Israel for Passover.

Hamas for some reason doesn't note that 20 of the 30 victims were over 70 years old.
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Maybe I missed it, but I don't recall seeing any Arabs protesting against this attack, or writing anguished op-eds about how a fellow Muslim could have done such a thing. No Arab groups popped up on college campuses calling for solidarity with Jews against terror. There were no UN resolutions condemning the massacre.

But there was a PA-sponsored soccer tournament in Tulkarem named after the suicide bomber.

full article:
elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2012/03/hamas-...
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2012 - 9:01PM #2
Miraj
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Israel celebrates Irgun hotel bombers



12:01AM BST 22 Jul 2006


In the midst of its campaign against Hizbollah and Hamas "terrorists", Israel has been accused by Britain of feting Jewish "terrorists" whose bomb attack killed 28 Britons 60 years ago today.


The accusation, which reopens the debate about the use of politically-inspired violence in the region, follows the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the attack on the King David hotel in Jerusalem on July 22, 1946, by the Irgun Jewish "resistance" to British mandate rule in Palestine. The 28 Britons were among 91 people killed.


This week, former Irgun fighters and current Right-wing politicians unveiled the plaque at the hotel, which read: "The hotel housed the Mandate Secretariat as well as the Army Headquarters. On July 22, 1946, Irgun fighters at the order of the Hebrew Resistance Movement planted explosives in the basement. Warning phone calls had been made urging the hotel's occupants to leave immediately. For reasons known only to the British, the hotel was not evacuated and after 25 minutes the bombs exploded, and to the Irgun's regret and dismay 91 persons were killed."


But Israel's celebration of its "freedom fighters" remains highly controversial at a time when it continues to pound Palestinian "terrorists".


Continued at the link.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2012 - 9:37PM #3
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Miraj


The King David Hotel bombing was the responsibility of the British who maintained miliatary headquarters in the hotel and did not evacuate after the bomb warning.


The Hamas attack was against people celebrating a religious holiday and is just one of hundreds upon hundreds of similar attacks.


Enough with the phoney equivalence.


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2012 - 11:16PM #4
Miraj
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Apr 5, 2012 -- 9:37PM, rocketjsquirell wrote:


Miraj


The King David Hotel bombing was the responsibility of the British who maintained miliatary headquarters in the hotel and did not evacuate after the bomb warning.


The Hamas attack was against people celebrating a religious holiday and is just one of hundreds upon hundreds of similar attacks.


Enough with the phoney equivalence.




The last paragraph of the article:


The embassy said: "There is no credible evidence that any warning reached the British authorities." The plaque has subsequently been amended, dropping the implication that Britain ignored any warnings.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 1:39AM #5
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What was or was not a terrorist action in 1946 is not relavent to terrorist actions today. Hamas IS currenly a terrorist organization. Irgun WAS one (I'm perfectly willing to accept this). Israel does not celebrate past actions that may be termed terrorist actions. Hamas not only celebrates such actions but tries to commit more of them.


Huge difference!

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 2:37AM #6
Miraj
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This wanted poster depicts (from left to right): Menachem Begin; Arieh Ben Eliezer; Leib Boyko; Reuben Franco; and Marek Kahane


No difference at all. 


The British government protested Israel's celebration in 2006 of an Irgun terrorist bombing that injured 46 and caused the deaths of 91 non-combatants.  Israel celebrated the killing of innocents, and had to be admonished by an ally who lost citizens in the attack.


They were terrorists.  The building was just as destroyed as if Hamas had done it; the people just as dead and injured as if Hamas had done it, the terrorists just as wanted as if Hamas had done it.


 



If it's ok to dismiss the celebration of the bombing of the King David Hotel because the murderers became national heroes, then, let's not rush to judgement about Hamas because, one day, their terrorists may be national heroes, too. 


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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 3:05AM #7
CharikIeia
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Apr 5, 2012 -- 9:37PM, rocketjsquirell wrote:


The King David Hotel bombing was the responsibility of the British ...



I am irritated. You suggest one should give in to terrorists' blackmailing?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 8:52AM #8
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Apr 5, 2012 -- 9:01PM, Miraj wrote:


Israel celebrates Irgun hotel bombers



They were not Israelis.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 8:53AM #9
JAstor
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Apr 6, 2012 -- 1:39AM, rangerken wrote:


What was or was not a terrorist action in 1946 is not relavent to terrorist actions today. Hamas IS currenly a terrorist organization. Irgun WAS one (I'm perfectly willing to accept this). Israel does not celebrate past actions that may be termed terrorist actions. Hamas not only celebrates such actions but tries to commit more of them.


Huge difference!




Agreed. I'm not sure what compels people to justify the ongoing actions of Hamas. 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 06, 2012 - 9:15AM #10
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Apr 6, 2012 -- 8:53AM, JAstor wrote:


Apr 6, 2012 -- 1:39AM, rangerken wrote:


What was or was not a terrorist action in 1946 is not relavent to terrorist actions today. Hamas IS currenly a terrorist organization. Irgun WAS one (I'm perfectly willing to accept this). Israel does not celebrate past actions that may be termed terrorist actions. Hamas not only celebrates such actions but tries to commit more of them.


Huge difference!




Agreed. I'm not sure what compels people to justify the ongoing actions of Hamas. 





The thing which comes to mind is, they really like the idea of dead Israelis......

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