For those who think…the palestinians deserve their own state.
For those who think…the PA and Fatah are the good guys:
The Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Brigades mourned Tuesday the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, following his assassination Sunday by American troops in Pakistan.
His death, a statement said, “won’t stop our Jihad mission against injustice and occupation,” adding doubt over the veracity of claims that the fundamentalist had indeed been killed.
In a statement received by Ma’an the brigades said: “The Islamic nation was shocked with the news that bin Laden had been killed by the non-believers.”
He left a generation who follows the education he gave in Jihad, the statement continued.
“The fighters in Palestine and around the world who have lost their leaders did not stop their mission and will continue in the tutelage of their masters.”
Concluding, the statement said “we tell the Israeli and the American occupiers that we have leaders who have changed history with their Jihad and their steadfastness. We are ready to sacrifice our lives to bring back peace.”
(True, the PA issued a statement welcoming the death, but Abbas himself has not said anything, and the Al-Aqsa Brigades are still affiliated with Fatah)
For those who think…the Arabs of east Jerusalem – who enjoy the benefits of citizenship – are thankful for it:
Arab support for terror chief: Dozens of Arab residents held a rally in support of assassinated al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in east Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood Monday evening.
Some of the participants at the site hurled stones at Israel Police forces deployed in the area. Police officers responded with crowd dispersal means.
No reports of injuries or detainees were received following the rally.
Update: The Al-Aqsa Brigades quoted by Ma’an above was actually sanitized!
A few hours ago, Palestinian Media Watch released the statement by the military wing of Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, in reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden, as reported by the Palestinian news agency Ma’an. Ma’an later released an English version that hides the Fatah military wing’s concluding message about seeking Islamic dominance, and replaces it with a message of “peace.”
The Arabic statement that Ma’an removed said that the Islamic nation is “capable of supplying an abundance of new blood into the arteries of the resistance, and is capable of restoring the glory of Islam and the flag of Allah’s oneness.” Ma’an translated that into English: “We are ready to sacrifice our lives to bring back peace.” In the actual statement in Arabic, the word “peace” did not appear.
The following is the statement as it appears in Ma’an’s Arabic and English websites. The bold sections indicate the part that Ma’an misrepresented:
Ma’an in Arabic on the concluding statement of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades:
“We say to the American and Israeli occupier: The [Islamic] nation which produced leaders who changed the course of history through their Jihad and their endurance is a nation that is capable of supplying an abundance of new blood into the arteries of the resistance and is capable of restoring the glory of Islam and the flag of Allah’s oneness, Allah willing.'”
[Ma’an Arabic, May 3, 2011]
Ma’an in English on the concluding statement of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades:
“We tell the Israeli and the American occupiers that we have leaders who have changed history with their Jihad and their steadfastness. We are ready to sacrifice our lives to bring back peace.”
[Ma’an English, May 3, 2011]