replaced by another terrorist
Jan Willem van der Hoeven
International Christian Zionist Center
16 April 2003
A CALL TO ACTION ON ABU MAZEN
We received the following information
in a call to action from Hebron, Israel. There is great concern there that
the truth about Abu Mazen is either unknown or being ignored. We share that
concern and encourage you to take action to make the truth known.
Important points and sources follow as received from Hebron:
Abu Mazen is a founding member of Fatah, which still regards itself as an
enemy of the state of Israel (stated last year that "a legitimate Palestinian
entity forms the most important
||weapon that Arabs have
against Israel" -- see Fateh website and National Review Online website).
Only last month, Abu Mazen renewed his
commitment to "the armed struggle". (IDF website, 3 March 2003, presented
his interview to Elshark Elavest newspaper from the same date: "We have not
said that we will stop the armed struggle!" (for English translation, see
Fatah groups like Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and Tanzim are heavily tainted
with terrorism (32,800 Google hits for "Fatah" and "terrorism"; see e.g.
Dore Gold's JCPA site, Vol. 1(11), December 2001 which calls Fatah a "principal
force behind sniping attacks at Israeli civilians living in Hebron and in
the southern Jerusalem suburb of Gilo".
Abu Mazen specifically encourages slaughter of Jews in Yesha settlements
as exposed most recently by IDF website; for English translation, see IMRA
website. Examples of such slaughters -- 5 year old Daniel Shefi and 10 month
old Shalhevette Pass.
Abu Mazen is closely associated with suspected schoolbus butcher Muhamad
Dahlan; has tried to (and may) appoint Dahlan as a minister. Dahlan is a
prime suspect of the Kfar Darom school bus bombing in which 2 school age
girls, Tehila (8) and Orit (12) Cohen and their school age brother Yisrael
(7) had their legs blown off.
Jerusalem mayor (now: Likud minister) Ehud Olmert has stated: "The
current thinking that Mr. Dahlan can bring reform and law enforcement to
the Palestinians is totally misguided. No democratic state should ever allow
itself to do business with those individuals who deliberately target a school
bus". (opinion piece published in Wall Street Journal, 3 June 2002). The
Likud of Holland website (www.likud.nl) cites a 14 April 2001 Arutz 7 report:
"The CIA has a secret recording of Muhammad Dahlan giving the orders to bomb...
the Kfar Darom school bus....".
Abu Mazen's associate, Dahlan, is also said to bloat his salary by extorting
protection money to the amount of one million NIS monthly -- from petrol
and cigarette suppliers (Nativ journal, Jan. 2003, www.acpr.org.il).
Abu Mazen is a Holocaust revisionist -- ZOA poll shows Americans oppose talks
with him for this reason. MK Dr. Aryeh Eldad (Nat'l Union) has noted that
Holocaust denial is a crime in Israel, punishable by 5 years imprisonment.
Dr. Yuval Steinitz, chairman of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense
Committee, has pointed out that Abu Mazen as Secretary General of the PLO
Executive Committee was PLO co-signatory (along with Arafat himself) on the
1993 Declaration of Principles and on the 1995 Interim Peace Agreement (see
e.g. profile of Abu Mazen in the website of the MJCC, a Palestinian information
group). Condoning Abu Mazen is therefore tantamount to condoning the heinous
terrorism which followed these agreements.
Points to focus on:
POINT 1: Why is the Bush Administration praising, aiding and
abetting a futile sham whereby one terror-tainted leader (Arafat) is being
replaced by another (Abu Mazen) -- a sinister game of musical chairs??
POINT 2: The newly installed tainted leader (Abu Mazen) should NOT be invited
POINT 3: Releasing the Road Map responsive to presentation of Abu Mazen's
"government" would damage the Administration's credibility by proving
that the Administration has been taken in by the latest Palestinian