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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 03:21 AM
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Israeli Arab among 57 killed in Amman triple suicide bombing (Al-Qaida)
An Israeli Arab businessman is one of at least 57 people killed in simultaneous suicide bombings at three hotels the Jordanian capital Wednesday night, the FOreign Ministry in Jerusalem said Thursday. Two high-ranking Palestinian security officials were also said to be among the dead.

Husam Fathi Mahajna, from the nothern town of Umm al-Fahm, was a guest at a wedding held at the Radisson Hotel and his body was taken to the Jordan University Hospital in Amman, where it was identified by a local friend.

The family of 40-year-old Mahajna were making their way to Amman on Thursday morning.

--snip--

Al-Qaida in Iraq posted a statement in an Arabic Internet site in which it claimed responsibility for the bombings.

More here...
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ErisFiveFingers Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 03:41 AM
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1. Dupe. n/t
Edited on Thu Nov-10-05 03:42 AM by ErisFiveFingers
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 03:49 AM
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3. How is this a dupe?
The only thing I saw that was similar to this was posted AFTER I posted this.
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ErisFiveFingers Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 03:56 AM
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5. #1 was a dupe of #2
Is there some ruleset on removing dupes I should scan/read?
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 04:00 AM
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7. Gotcha!
Since you scrubbed your FIRST post, instead of the second, I took your first post to mean that my original post was a "dupe" (already posted in LBN). Now, I see what you are saying. You double posted accidentally.
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ErisFiveFingers Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 03:42 AM
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2. Hm, odd.
FTA:
"Israeli Embassy spokesman Ya'akov Raber said there were no immediate reports of Israeli casualties."

I'm not from the region, does anybody know if Israeli Arabs are not counted by the embassy as Israeli? Translation error or something? Would a west bank Israeli be referred to as "an Israeli arab", but not an Israeli?

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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 03:51 AM
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4. Not odd...
The article was released BEFORE the discovery of the Israeli Arab. As Ha'aretz is notorious for updating their articles and not mentioning previous versions, that one section is likely to be changed.
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ErisFiveFingers Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 03:58 AM
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6. Already changed...
Thanks for the explanation!
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 06:42 AM
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8. Supposedly Israeli Jews had been escorted out of the hotel earlier
So if they just left the Israeli Arab businessman behind like that when they might've had wind of something coming... ugh.

Note that this claim came from Juan Cole's site and I presume that this is NOT one of those little conspiracy stories (well, who am I to say they're made up at this point?) that go around after major attacks. I'm just saying, if both parts are true here, I imagine it shall become an object of rancor within Israel.
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Ruby Romaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 10:04 AM
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10. You left out-Jordanians thought there'd be an attack
on Israelis only: per Juan Cole
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In one of those little mysteries that pops up so frequently in the Middle East, it transpires that Jordanian security operatives came to the Radisson earlier in the day and escorted Israeli tourists from the hotel. The Jordanian secret police are very good about penetrating these Islamist cells, and the logical conclusion is that they got wind of an attack specifically on Israelis, not realizing that the operatives intended to hit the hotels in general. (I misread this item the first time around. Sorry.)
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 10:23 AM
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11. Now this is entering the realm of "too wierd"! n/t.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 10:28 AM
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12. Warning: How is this known - there was a similar lie about 911
Edited on Thu Nov-10-05 10:30 AM by karynnj
that Jews were told not to go work that day. The 911 claim was absolutely NOT TRUE - many Jews died. As a member of the NYC Metropolitan area Jewish population, I can say as fact therewas no warning and had there been it would have been given to the police and to the press. Unless Juan Cole has iron clad proof - this is despicable.

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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 07:03 AM
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9. BushCO/neoconster policies of aggression are having opposite results.
Reactive terrorist activities have markedly increased. Moreover, anti-Americanism is on the rise even amoung our traditionally allied nations.

This administration has really f*cked up our security and world stability, not that that isn't what they wanted.
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