View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Crescent News Network

This morning, good news, in spite of Ted "50 Years to Go" Turner's crew's editing:

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israeli troops in Jenin Wednesday arrested the head of
Islamic Jihad's political wing for the West Bank, Israeli military and
Palestinian security sources said.

Bassam al-Saadi, 43, was taken into custody by Israel Defense Forces on the
streets of the town without a fight, according to the Palestinian sources.

In addition to al-Saadi, Israeli security forces arrested 14 other wanted
Palestinians overnight in the West Bank -- two in Nablus, two in Tulkarem, six
in Ramallah, three in Hebron and one in Bethlehem, Israeli military sources

Palestinian militant groups including Islamic Jihad and Hamas have been trying
to push Israeli forces out of the Palestinian territories through a popular
uprising, or intifada, and by staging suicide attacks in Israel.

The U.S. State Department has designated the two groups as terrorist

Emphasis Added. Actually, IJ & H have been trying to kill as many Jews as they can in trying to destroy Israel. They don't make a secret of this. Why does CNN? Also, in the Tree Falls in a Forest Category, if the US State Department refuses to call a group terrorist, does that keep the from being so? The CNN fancies itself a global "news" source; maybe they apply this qualification because the EU still thinks Hamas's job is to run hospitals and schools.

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