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|For the record|
|10/10/01 at 16:02:35|
|Sharon to Peres: |
Don't worry about American pressure; we control America
> > Palestinian Information Centre
> > Wednesday, October 3, 2001
> > OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (PIC)--An acrimonious argument
> > erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session
> > last week between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
> > Sharon
> > and his foreign Minister Shimon Peres during which
> > Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying "don't
> > worry
> > about American pressure, we control America."
> > According the Israeli Hebrew radio Kol Yisrael
> > Wednesday, Peres warned Sharon that refusing to
> > heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire
> > with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli
> > interests
> > and turn the US against us.
> > At this point, a furious Sharon reportedly turned
> > toward
> > Peres, saying "every time we do something you tell
> > me
> > America will do this and will do that . . . I want
> > to tell
> > you something very clear: Don't worry about American
> > pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control
> > America, and the Americans know it."
> > The radio said Peres and other cabinet ministers
> > warned Sharon against saying what he said in public,
> > because "it would cause us a public relations
> > disaster."
|Israel congratulates PA on killings, Amnesty condemns|
|10/10/01 at 16:06:15|
|Israel congratulates Arafat on crackdown on pro-Afghan rally|
JERUSALEM, Oct 9 (AFP) - An Israeli government spokesman on Tuesday
congratulated the Palestinian Authority on its police crackdown Monday on
anti-American student protests, in which two people were killed and more
than 200 injured.
"For the first time we congratulate the Palestinian Authority for taking
the measures which it promised to implement against terrorists," said
Raanan Gissin, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Agence France Presse
October 9, 2001 Tuesday
Amnesty condemns reckless use of force by Palestinian police
LONDON--Amnesty International condemned on Monday the actions of
Palestinian police who it said were responsible for the deaths of
two protestors at an anti-US demonstration in Gaza City.
"This appears to have been a reckless and unlawful use of lethal
force against demonstrators when lives were not in danger," said the
London-based human rights organisation. Bloody riots broke out in
Gaza City on Monday after police tried to disperse anti-American
student demonstrations at the Islamic university.
Police blamed masked gunmen in the crowd for the deaths -- which
also injured tens of people -- while protestors and a local human
rights group said it was the police themselves who opened fire.
Amnesty said: "Firearms should only be used to counter an imminent
threat to life and only when non-lethal means have been exhausted."
The organisation called for an immediate and full investigation
which should be carried out by people "known for their integrity and
It added: "It should have the power to call witnesses and to protect
witnesses. It should sit in public and its report should also be public."
|Israeli occupation army torment Palestinians|
|10/10/01 at 16:07:51|
|Israeli occupation army torment Palestinians, taking advantage of war in Afghanistan |
by Khalid Amayreh
Occupied Jerusalem: 10 October, 2001 (IAP News)- With the world's attention
focused on the situation in Afghanistan, the Israeli occupation army is doing
all it can to persecute, torment and punish Palestinian civilians for daring to
revolt against Jewish occupation and apartheid.
Indeed, since the 11 September terrorist attacks on the United States, the
Israeli army has adopted a clear "overkill policy" toward Palestinian
civilians, bluntly ignoring the most elementary codes of conduct of how an
occupying power should behave toward its subjects, particularly the
"They (the Israelis) felt that this is their opportunity to carry out
deadly strikes against our civilians, and they did and are doing that now,"
said the mayor of Al-Khalil, Mustafa Natshe, whose town bore the brunt of
the latest Israeli rampage of terror and murder in the West Bank.
According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli army and paramilitary Jewish
terrorists killed over 40 Palestinians in the last two weeks, most of them
"To them we are mere numbers, not human beings…and, of course, they don't
worry much about international condemnation because they think they are in
control of America and much of the Western world," said Taysir Abu Sneina,
who has lost two of his close relatives to Israeli shelling of Al-Khalil
He added with a wistful look "they are convinced that they could do to us
anything they want….so we are the sheep and they are the butchers."
On Wednesday, the Israeli army re-imposed a strict curfew on most of
Al-Khalil which the Israeli army reoccupied last week, shattering the
myths about "liberated areas and occupied areas."
"We were deceived and cheated by everybody, by Israel, by Arafat, by the
whole world. We are still occupied by Israel very much like the pre-Oslo
period…the whole thing was a lie, a big lie," lamented Sami Amre, a
resident of Wadi Hariyya, which the Israeli army entered last week and
murdered six civilians.
"I feel ashamed of myself for having believed Arafat and his group when
they told us that were being liberated from the Jews," he adds with deep
frustration apparent in the tone of his voice.
Sources in Al-Khalil reported that Israeli soldiers posted on rooftops
often open fire on Palestinians venturing to get out of their homes, even
for an emergency.
On Monday, 8 October, a trigger-happy Israeli soldier opened fire on a
13-year-old school youngster, injuring him badly.
The boy's family said he was trying to buy bread from a nearby bakery not
subject to the curfew.
The Israeli army didn't even make any mention of the incident in its daily
briefings, a telling fact reflecting the apartheid regime's total disregard
for Palestinian lives.
Meanwhile, the Israeli propaganda machine continues to strive rabidly to
besmirch the Palestinians, the victims of Israeli terrorism, with the
"The best defense is offense," a high-ranking official in the Israeli
foreign ministry was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
The official was referring to a fresh hasbara or propaganda campaign
Israeli and Jewish media around the world will start soon to "refute and
dissipate any perceived linkage between Israeli occupation and terror in
Palestine and anti-Americanism in the Arab and Muslim world."
However, many observers in Palestine think that Israeli propaganda will
not succeed in obfuscating the reality, even if they succeed in misguiding
and deceiving some people in the United States.
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|HEARING SESSION ON SHARON CASE POSTPONED|
|10/10/01 at 16:09:35|
|ARAB EUROPEAN LEAGUE (AEL)|
HEARING SESSION ON SHARON CASE POSTPONED AT DEMAND OF SHARON'S LAWYER
Press release 3 October 2001
Brussels- The hearing session of the chamber of accusation of the
Belgian court of appeals that was scheduled today was postponed till the
28th of November at the demand of Ariel Sharon’s newly appointed lawyer
Mr Marsset was appointed by Sharon after Friday’s recommendation by the
attorney general declaring Belgian courts competent to deal with the
complaint against Sharon (a.o.) and refuting all arguments advanced by
the lawyer of the state of Israel Michel Hirsh. The argumentation of the
attorney general is very likely to be adopted by the court of appeals
which will lead directly to the resumption of the investigation againstSharon.
It is obvious that Sharon felt that at this stage of the process it is
imperative for him to appoint a personal lawyer to defend him as things
are starting to become seriously worrying for him.
The main witness and civil party in this case, Ms Souad Srour El Merhi
showed signs of optimism while leaving the Brussels justice palace this
morning, and this optimism was shared by the new lawyers that she
appointed to represent her, Mr. Michael Verstraeten and Mr. AlexanderSachem.
The Arab European League shares this optimism to a great extent and is
convinced that this file is taking a very positive turn. Nevertheless,
we do call upon everybody not to jump into conclusions and not to shout
victory too soon. We should be aware that even though things are looking
more and more tight for the other party, they will not spare any effort
to get out of this situation. However, our trust and belief in the
Belgian judiciary system is stronger than ever after the brilliant
decision by the attorney general, and we are quit confident that the
Belgian chamber of accusation will not succumb to any politicalpressure.
This case is a righteous case, and we are not asking anything more than
justice, but we do call upon all parties involved in this case and who
want to see justice done to act in the most responsible way and to be
on the level of the historical responsibility that is required.
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