I would be glad to provide quotations direct from the
links that I cited. I hope that you will excuse the
resulting length of this email. I will preceed each
quotation with the URL so that it may be verified by
each of you. Please note that the New York Times
article may require a free registration, which if
memory serves, may request an email address. Yahoo!
might serve you well there.
I hope that Zero0000 will do the same, and provide his
quotes as well.
I also hope that Zero0000 point out specifically where
the article state that it is a correction or revision
of the previous article, as Zero0000 claims, or that
the article Zero0000 cites even refers to the same
It is my sincere hope that the larger issue of the
abuse of admin privs by Zero0000 will be addressed as
A Palestinian teenager has been shot dead in the Gaza
Strip in what appeared to be a clash between
Palestinian militants and local residents.
He died in the northern town of Beit Hanoun, where
militants have often launched missile attacks on
A BBC correspondent says militants may have been
planning a rocket attack, which the residents opposed
for fear of Israeli retaliation.
In recent days, the members of the Al-Za'nin clan have
seen members of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade, an armed
branch of Yasir Arafat's Fatah organization, using
their olive and orange groves and the roads nearby for
launching sites. This morning, when the four brigade
militants returned to try to set down a launcher along
the road running in front of the Al-Za'nin house, the
family members spoke up in anger.
The family members were worried that Israeli troops
would eventually retaliate against them, possibly even
destroying their two-story stucco house. Throughout
the West Bank and Gaza, Israeli forces, as a deterrent
strategy, have often destroyed the houses of families
and local people who cooperate with the militants.
According to Amna Al-Za'nin, the 35-year-old aunt of
the boy who was killed, members of the family
including three of her nephews argued with four
militants, but the militants ignored their appeals. As
the argument grew more heated, she said, three of the
militants started firing in the air. One though fired
off several shots directly at the family.
Miss Al-Za'nin herself was struck in the back, an
18-year-old nephew was struck in the ear, and a
20-year-old nephew was struck in the hand. But one
nephew, Hassan Al- Za'nin, 15 years old, was hit in
the back and taken to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City,
where he died. Doctors at the hospital said the bullet
penetrated the boy's heart.
"Even if we ask them not to fire from our land, that
doesn't give them permission to shoot at us," Miss Al
Za'nin said in a telephone interview from her bed at
Alawdah Hospital in Jabalia in the northern Gaza
strip. "It's very painful that a Palestinian bullet
was directed toward a Palestinian chest." She
described Hassan as the best student in his grade and
said he was supposed to attend a party tomorrow where
he was going to receive an award for academic
(somewhat down the page)
PA teen killed by Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
An Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades cell killed a 16-year-old
Palestinian boy in Beit Hanun on Friday after a row in
which his family opposed the cell's attempt to launch
Qassam rockets from their yard, Israeli security
According to a report obtained from Palestinian
sources, the cell, comprised of six men, arrived in a
van at the Za'anun family's Beit Hanun home on Friday
morning. The militants then placed a Qassam rocket
launcher adjacent to the family home, and one of the
cell members opened fire on an armored Israel Defense
Forces vehicle nearby.
Members of the Za'anun family came out of their house
holding sticks and rocks, and tried to drive the
Al-Aqsa militants from their yard, most likely fearing
that their house would be demolished if Qassam rockets
were launched from it.
During the clash, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
members opened fire, killing Hassan Za'anun and
wounding three other family members.
The cell left the area following the incident, without
firing the Qassam rockets.
Sources in the PA report six PA residents, five armed,
arrived this morning in the Beit Hanoun area of
northern Gaza. The IDF is operating in that area,
working to prevent Kassam rocket attacks into southern
Green Line Israel. Two of the six got out of a vehicle
and deployed a Kassam launcher. Persons in a nearby
home came out and began pelting the terrorists with
rocks, seeking to prevent a Kassam launch from their
area, fearing IDF retaliation.
An altercation ensured, including the use of gunfire.
A 15-year-old was killed and five other persons
--- "S. Vertigo" <sewev(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
I agree with Christian - its got the flare of a
newspaper in the 1890's, but You seem reasonable
enough to warrant not being blocked outright. Can
consider moderating your tone a bit - read the News
style article.. for articles that depend on the
original and new reporting of pro outfits, quoting
sources (until matters settle) is fine. To do
otherwise is conjecture, regardless of how its put.
See below *
Zero, I understand your frustration but IMHO would
like you to report more facts and less
characterization. Links to the relevant articles you
mention would be nice too. So far Harry has provided
several, and these would seem to support his version
of events, albeit not his characterization of it...
*"The bbc reports the event as a series of differing
reports:Some witnesses said the young man was killed
by militants whom he saw burying an anti-tank mine
near his house on a track used by Israeli patrols.
Other reports suggest he was shot by Israeli troops.
Our correspondent reports there was an exchange of
fire between the residents and the militants.
people were injured. In the past, ordinary people in
the town, which lies close to Gaza's border, have
they support efforts to confront Israel. But our
correspondent says they have also made clear that
feel their town is being made to bear too heavy a
burden - that militant action is causing them to
suffer too much at the hands of the Israeli army.
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