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Bibi4ever
08-24-2001, 01:18 PM
After Israel's very brief incursion into Hebron's arab terrorist neighborhood of Abu Snina, here's how CNN reported the reaction of the arabs:

"Palestinians celebrated in the streets of Hebron, saying they had forced Israeli troops out. However, Israeli army officials said the troops never intended to stay after they carried out the mission. "

According to the Israeli press, the Palestinians quickly hung flags of Hizbullah and Hamas on the buidings that were destroyed by Israel.

Conclusion: No one takes these Israeli "quickies" too seriously. They are a cause of celebrations, actually.

Negev
08-24-2001, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by Bibi4ever

Conclusion: No one takes these Israeli "quickies" too seriously. They are a cause of celebrations, actually.

I don't know if "no one" takes them seriously, but you're right that they are probably not very effective at all.

Only a very large scale operation and clearing of entire neighborhoods of their Arab residents is likely to be effective against terrorism.

Negev
08-24-2001, 02:47 PM
(continuation...)

This just in from Ananova, a British news outfit:

Palestinians resume shooting attacks on settler enclaves
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Palestinians have shot at Jewish settler enclaves in Hebron.

The attacks come just hours after Israel briefly entered the Palestinian-controlled sector in retaliation for earlier shooting attacks.

Israel warned it would stage more raids if settlers came under fire again.

Defence minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer says no Palestinian attack will go unanswered.

"There will be no situation in which they send terrorists or continue shooting ... and we will sit quietly and not respond," he said.

As Ben-Eliezer delivered his warning, dozens of gunmen from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction led a march of about 500 people in Hebron.

"We will continue our resistance," the Fatah leader in Hebron, Diab Sharabati, told the crowd.

Shortly after the rally, gunmen opened fire on two settler enclaves. Israeli troops returned fire, Palestinian witnesses say.

SaltyDawg
08-25-2001, 01:50 PM
After yet another day of Arab terrorism against Israeli soldiers and civilians, the IDF was reported to have brought tanks into Area A.

I guess after a few hours of "restraint" action, the IDF will leave again, to the sounds of cheering Palestinians.

Meanwhile, Peres is trying to arrange a friendly meeting with Arafat to talk about "peace," even though Israeli sources say that the recent murders were carried out by direct order of Arafat.