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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Israel arrests murderer of four Americans

One would think that the American media would be slightly interested in the names of the American victims of terror whose murderer was arrested by Israel yesterday.

It is also worth mentioning that the murderer is a member of Hamas, and that he is responsible for 78 deaths in terror attacks.

Here are the names and pictures of the American victims:

Marla Bennett


Benjamin Blutstein

Janis Ruth Coulter


David Gritz

Marla Bennett (24) of San Diego, California, David Gritz (24) of Peru, Massachusetts, Benjamin Blutstein (25) of Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania and Janis Ruth Coulter (36) from New York were murdered when a remote-controlled bomb detonated in the Frank Sinatra Cafeteria on Jerusalem's Hebrew University Mt. Scopus campus.
And here is a picture of the Hamas celebration at the news of the Hebrew University murders:



Meanwhile, the BBC just doesn't understand why Israel would consider arresting a mass murderer:
BBC correspondent Caroline Hawley in Jerusalem says it is not clear why the army moved against Hamad.

Hamas has not carried out any suicide attacks for 15 months and Israeli military operations in the past few months have focused instead on the militant Islamic Jihad group, which has been responsible for most of the recent bombs.

The clear implication is that when Israel even arrests a known terrorist, it is Israel that is escalating the conflict. The other BBC implication is that even though Hamas has been heavily involved in terror since the "truce," only suicide bombings are worth worrying about. The BBC even goes so far as to juxtapose Israel's arrest of a Hamas arch-terrorist with another meaningless Hamas pretense at flexibility towards peace, all to demonize Israel and boost Hamas.