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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ahmed Saadat Not Ready for Martyrdom

The primary object of Israel's move on the Palestinian jail in Jericho was the capture of Ahmed Saadat, head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and four other jailed terrorists wanted for the murder of Israeli Cabinet minister Rechavam Zeevi. The Palestinian Authority had said it might release the five and a sixth jailed terrorist, Fuad Shobaki, the alleged mastermind of an illegal weapons shipment to the PA in 2002.

The American and British monitoring team had warned several times the past few weeks it would depart the prison in protest of what it called lax prison rules, including the issuance of cell phones to prisoners and allowing some prisoners to come and go. Shortly after the team's withdrawal, the Israeli's moved in.

Ahmed Saadat spoke to Arabic TV network Al Jazeera on the phone during the siege to say he and his colleagues would not be taken alive, “Our morale is high. We are Palestinian militants and we don't fear death. We will not surrender.” Later he and the others appeared to have a change of heart and did surrender.

Abu Mujaheed, a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group in the West Bank town of Nablus, was disappointed.

"We don’t know what brought Saadat to react the way he did. I think that there was a deal, an international deal, which had dictated this end. It is true we hoped this affair will go to a different end and that if the Israelis will reach Saadat it would have been in a different and much more heroic way [with Saadat dying a martyr]," said Mujaheed to a WorldNetDaily correspondent.

In the Jihadist's eyes, his failure to die in the cause is an embarrassment. The guarantee of going immediately to heaven greeted by 30 virgins for their pleasure is a basic part of how suicide bombers are convinced to blow themselves up. Saadat's lack of martyrdom zeal is bad for business, setting a poor example. Apparently the leadership is not as anxious to make the trip as their young recruits. There was no word on whether Sadaat's membership in the Martyrs Brigade will be revoked.

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Blogger Why Palestinians Usually Get It Wrong said ... (11:01 AM) : 

Palestinians Humiliate Themselves

In a March 16 editorial in the New York Times titled, As If That Fire Needed Fuel, the Times writes:

"Israeli Army officials ordered inmates to strip to their underwear, which many did, marching out with clothing on their heads, an embarrassing and completely unnecessary provocation that trampled the dignity of any Palestinian watching that spectacle.

Given the humiliations that ordinary Palestinians suffer merely by trying to get through Israeli checkpoints every day, the prison raid just reinforced the already degrading reality of living under foreign occupation."
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated, “What happened without a doubt is an ugly crime which can not be forgiven and a humiliation for the Palestinian people.”

Palesinians should feel humiliated. A majority of Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem support suicide terrorism. A 2001 poll by Dr. Nabil Kukali and the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO), found, "a substantial majority [of Palestinians] (76.1%) support suicidal attacks like that of Netanya [in May, 2001], whereas 12.5% oppose, and 11.4% express no opinion." A 2006 poll taken by the Jerusalem Media & Communication Center after the recent Hamas political victories found, “56.2% [of Palestinians] strongly or somewhat support suicide bombing operations against Israeli civilians whereas 40.7% oppose such operations.”

Considering that the majority of Palestinians support suicide terror, and considering that Israel prevents suicide killings on a daily basis, it should come as no surprise that captured Palestinians are asked to remove their clothes during the process of incarceration. Why should any Israeli take a chance of being blown up? Why should Israel present Palestinians with opportunities to commit suicide killings? Palestinians should feel humiliated about their culture of death and they should be asked to strip naked during the process of incarceration as long as their population continues to support, condone, and commit suicide killings.

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