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April 12, 2011

Advisor to "Moderate" PA Prime Minister Dismisses Hamas Schoolbus Attack

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Schoolbus that was targeted by Hamas in southern Israel

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) provides a video showing Omar Al Ghoul, an advisor to moderate Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, accusing Israel of making too big a deal of a Hamas attack on a schoolbus in southern Israel last week. Hamas admitted that the school bus was deliberately targed in the laser-guided missile attack. A student, Daniel Viflic, is fighting for his life after being critically wounded, and the bus driver was moderately wounded. Israel responded with aerial strikes targeting Hamas terrorist rocket launching groups.Yet the PA advisor played down the Hamas attack,and instead accused Israel of using the school bus attack as a pretext to wage violent attacks against Palestinians. He said:

This aggression is currently focused on Gaza, under the pretext of a shell being fired at an Israeli bus. The [school] bus wasn't that badly damaged, but Israel wants to use the attack on the bus as an excuse for its latest war crime against our people.

When all is said and done, it seems there is little difference between "militant" Hamas leaders who vow to attack and destroy Israel and moderate Fatah leaders who defend and support this.

Posted by RH at April 12, 2011 12:15 PM

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If deliberately firing an anti-tank missile at a school bus and killing a schoolboy isn't a war crime, nothing is.

Where are the Voices for Peace? Where is Judge Goldstone? Where is Ban Ki Moon? Where is the UN Human Rights Commission? Where are the indignant Security Council Resolutions? Where is Hillary? Where are the silly Rabbis for Peace? Where is CNN, NPR, the NY Times, BBC? Where are the Anarchist Columnists? Where is Helen Thomas? Gideon Levy? Tom Friedman? Linda Gradstein? Where is J-Street?

Don't worry. They'll be back just as soon as they can invent something else to bash Israel with. HYPOCRITES!!! DANGEROUS HYPOCRITES!!!

Posted by: Jake in Jerusalem at April 17, 2011 02:03 PM

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