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Another Face Of The Palestinian Community

Published: Thu 13 Sep 2001 11:27 AM
Forwarded message from: Rabbi Arthur Waskow Awaskow@aol.com
Dear Chevra,
The following message comes from the Palestinian town of Beit Sahour on the West Bank. Their unambiguous condemnation of the barbaric attack yesterday stands in stark contrast to the message the major media is putting out about Palestinian "joy" over this heinous act.
Not that the official media are "wrong." -- No doubt some Palestinians are celebrating this successful attack on what they see as the supplier of arms and money to their occupiers.
But the official media ARE wrong in not reporting the mix of opinion, in not reporting the truth of deep disagreements among Palestinians.
Some are horrified at this attack, as they have been by attacks on Israeli civilians. [After the Beit Sahour report, see also the report from East Jerusalem.]
From: Beit Sahour Municipality
In the name of Beit Sahour Municipality and in the name of each and every citizen of the Shepherds field Beit Sahour; we convey our deepest condolences to the entire American people for the horrific loss of innocent lives as a result of the horrible acts of terror. In particular, we share the grievances of all the families of the victims. We pray to God to please give these families the patience and the strength.
As Palestinians who suffer daily form acts of Israeli aggression against our innocent people, we cannot find the words to express how shocked we were to see the horrific scenes on TV. We condemn such acts and we do not accept such horrific acts in the 3rd millennium where peace, prosperity, and freedom should cover the whole world.
We reiterate our deepest condemnation of this horrible act on these innocent humans. No matter how can we express our sorrow, we can't find enough words to say how sorry we are.
Please let us work together to stop these acts of terrorism all over the world. Let us work hand in hand for establishing a safer world to live in.
p.s. Please pass on this message to all our friends; we want them to know that each person in Beit Sahour shares this message with us. ______________________
2d report:
< << The sons and daughters of Jerusalem are holding a candle vigil in front of the American Consulate in Jerusalem at 4:30pm today to express their solidarity with the American People after a momentous terrorist attack struck major centers in New York City and Washington DC.
<< Place: In front of the American Consulate in Jerusalem
<< Time: 4:30pm today 12 September
<< For more information, please contact Mr. Isa Qassisiya at 052-556-810>>.
Just to be clear, The Consulate is in East Jerusalem and "Qassisya" is an Arab name.
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