NASEER ARURI: ... I'm not a defender of the Palestinian leadership, I'm a critic of it in my writings and so on...
...After all, there is something called state terrorism, which even the Israeli press talks about it. Around Israel as a state has been committing it in fact just the other day, two days ago. they did it in Ramallah, killing an 8-year-old boy.
70 Palestinian civilians have been killed since the last suicide bombing...
Up to 14 Palestinians were killed yesterday following what the Israeli newspaper Haaretz described as an unprecedented wave of Israeli attacks on Gaza...
. In the deadliest attack, helicopters fired missiles at a car owned by a senior member of Hamas inside the Nusseirat refugee camp. The initial attack is said to have killed the car's four passengers.
Haaretz reports that dozens of Palestinians including medical workers rushed to the burning vehicle.
Then two more missiles were fired killed five civilians including a doctor.
Some 50 people were injured in that attack alone. Haaretz reported a total of 14 Palestinians were killed on Monday...
In Jerusalem, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz yesterday decided to ignore any cease-fire. A government source told Ha?aretz Sharon's government is not interested in anything other than the complete dismantling of the Palestinian armed resistance.
Just hours after word of the ceasefire was leaked, the Israeli military went on the attack. Helicopters fired missiles at a car near the Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis. The army said it was targeting a Hamas member. Palestinian officials say two innocent people were killed instead, including a 20-year-old woman.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2003
Send in Giant, Armored Bulldozers, Israeli Military Advises U.S. Troops Poised to Invade Baghdad: But When Confronted By Peace Activist, Retired Israeli General Admits Israeli Troops Make "Many Mistakes," and Calls for Withdrawal From Occupied Territory...
The Guardian of London reports US forces may try to learn from Israeli tactics when they launch the largest US attack on an urban area in decades. Pentagon strategists have poured over video of the Israeli military assault on Jenin a year ago. Estimates of Palestinians killed in the raid range from 52 up to several hundred. Of the confirmed Palestinian dead, over half of them were civilians. 23 Israeli soldiers were also killed.