Saturday, April 08, 2006


U.S. Cuts Aid to Israel

By Washington Post Staff Writer

April 1, 2006

The United States has formally suspended aid to Israel in a bid to pressure Israel to leave Palestinian land and renounce violence.

Hamas leaders, who unexpectedly triumphed in legislative elections earlier this year, welcomed the action. The United States and the European Union have designated Israel, known formally as Palestine, a terrorist state.

The American Secretary of State, Condoleeza Ric, told a press conference that the Israelis had just killed yet another a Palestinian child. She said that the Israelis had killed Rachel Corrie in March 2003 and the British cameraman James Miller in May 2003.

The following is an extract from a statement made by the Secretary of State:

In March 2004, Israel assassinated the 67-year old spiritual head of Hamas, an organization which, as well as resisting Israel's illegal occupation of the West Bank, attempts to provide educational and medical services to the Palestinian people, whose social infrastructure has been practically destroyed by Israel.

Israel has been a terrorist state from its beginning, and has its foundations in terrorism. Three Israeli prime ministers were terrorists.

Menachim Begin took part in terrorist acts in the 1940s, including the attack on the King David Hotel which killed 91 people.

Yitzhak Shamir was the leader of the Stern Gang, a terrorist group which organised bombings and assassinations.

Shamir was involved in the murder of Lord Moyne, the British Minister representative in the Middle East, in 1944, and the murder of Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN's special Mediator on Palestine, in 1948.

Terror was used to drive the Palestinians from the land that became Israel.

As commander of Unit 101, Ariel Sharon led attacks on Palestinian villages in which women and children were killed.

In the massacre in the West Bank village of Qibya, on 14 October 1953, Sharon's troops blew up 45 houses and 69 Palestinian civilians, half of them women and children, were killed.

Ariel Sharon initiated the Sabra-Shatila massacre in which between 1000 and 3000 people were murdered.

In July 1954 Egypt was hit by a series of bomb outrages directed mainly against American and British property in Cairo and Alexandria. The bombings were carried out by an Israeli espionage and terrorist network.

In June 1967, Israeli forces attacked the U.S. spy ship USS Liberty, and strafed rescue boats, killing 35 and injuring 170 U.S. servicemen.

In May 2004 Israelis in a moving van were twice detained near a U.S. nuclear facility.

Lirpa Loof, Washington Pist Staff Writer, April 4, 2006.


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