Holy Land 2002

Holy Land 2002
Vol: 10 Issue: 30 Tuesday, July 30, 2002

A typical day in the Holy Land: Two Israelis were killed Tuesday when their truck came under fire in the village of Jammain. The men were long-time traders with the Arabs. They were at a gas station filling up their truck when Arab gunmen opened fire on them from a nearby grove of olive trees.

An Israeli couple sleeping in their bed were attacked by a Palestinian intruder armed with a knife. The Palestinian broke into the home at three in the morning and stabbed the couple, wounding both of them. The husband was stabbed in the chest but managed to fight the intruder off. He was subsequently killed by security forces.

Five Israelis were wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at around lunchtime Tuesday at the “Yemenite Felafel Stand” in downtown Jerusalem. The reason the bomber didn’t do more damage was due to a malfunctioning detonating device, according to police. The al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade, the terrorist arm of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah party, claimed responsibility.

Meanwhile, Jewish settlers have begun to strike back. During the funeral on Sunday of an Israeli soldier killed at a roadside ambush rioted in Hebron. A Jewish settler couple and one of their 10 children were also killed in that ambush.

During the Hebron rioting, an eight-year-old girl was shot and killed through the doorway of her home, according to the Palestinians.

Israel Radio reported that 15 police officers and border policemen were wounded in the clashes.


Arafat continues to push toward the final stage of his Phased Plan for the destruction of Israel — that of creating a general Arab war against the Israelis. Arafat continues to play both sides against the middle, denying responsibility for attacks carried out by his own forces, such as the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.

Arafat’s most recent denunciation carried the usual code line that such attacks ‘are not in the best interests of the Palestinian cause’ which is dutifully reported by the media but never questioned.

The ‘condemnation’ is no condemnation at all! If an attack were in the best interests of the Palestinian cause, then the ‘condemnation’ does not apply.

Clearly, since Arafat’s Phased Plan for the destruction of Israel calls for steadily escalating warfare until the rest of the Arab states are sucked into the conflict, the attacks were indeed in the best interests of Arafat’s cause.

But to those world leaders still gullible enough to believe Arafat really wants peace and a two-state solution, attacks on Israelis as they sleep in their beds do not work to that interest.

It is Arafat’s genius. His terrorists hear praise for their work, while the UN hears ‘condemnatory language’ and both conflicting messages are conveyed in the same sentence.

With all this going on, talks at the UN Security Council, held at the request of Arab nations following the Israeli missile attack on the Gaza Strip, continued Monday behind closed doors with no new developments.

The ongoing sessiion is a breathtaking example of antisemitism in action, when you consider what it is they are trying to accomplish with the meeting.

They are trying to find a way to condemn Israel for an attack in Gaza that killed one of Israel’s most wanted terrorists. Ten children were also killed in that attack, but nobody is disputing the fact that the target was a terrorist, not the children.

The United States said that it would veto any resolution that condemned Israel without explicitly condemning Palestinian terror as well. Hence the UN’s difficulty.

How to condemn Israel for accidentally killing ten children while targeting a terrorist without condemning the Palestinians for targeting children, sleeping couples in their beds and families at prayer?

“We had further discussions to see whether there was any progress on the draft the Arab group put down on Friday afternoon. That job did make further progress,” said Jeremy Greenstock, Britain’s UN ambassador and current head of the Security Council. If necessary, the talks would continue Tuesday, he added.

The resolution was sponsored by Saudi Arabia and backed by the Organization of Islamic States.

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. [Zechariah 12:3-4]

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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