Gulf News, Dubai, May 4, 2002
Note of Likud: while the confirmed death toll of Jenin stands at 52, of which
only 7 civilians, the Palestinians want the hate to stay and to keep the myth alive
of a massacre.
As many as 650 Palestinians were martyred and seven others injured in Jenin
and Nablus, said Riadh Al Zaanoon, Palestinian Minister of Health.
“Only seven Palestinians were injured in Jenin and Nablus but those killed are
650. The Israelis did not want to see wounded persons in the Jenin refugee
camp. All what they wanted is death, death and more deaths,” Al Zaanoon was
quoted by the Arabic daily Al Bayan yesterday.
“As the Israelis invaded the camp after a heroic steadfastness and the
Palestinian resistance ran out of their ammunition, there were may casualties
who would have recovered if they have been medically treated. But Israeli
forces intentions were clear and decisive; there should be no wounded people
in the camp. So they killed them in cold blood, brutality and in violation of all
laws and ethics which forbids killing a wounded person.”
“The crime which should be made clear to the world is that of the 380 martyrs
in Jenin alone, 280 or two-thirds were women and children. If they regard men
as a threat, why should women and children be massacred in these numbers?”
“Another crime is the destruction of the camp, rendering its residents homeless.
Hundreds of men above 45 years were separated from their families as they
were dispersed to different villages.”
“Yet another crime is of 13,000 residents in the camp, more than 2,000 were
“Since the outbreak of the Palestinian intifada up to Israel’s incursion into Jenin
and Nablus, 1,500 Palestinians were killed and 35,800 injured. As Israel
invaded Jenin and Nablus, 650 more were added to the death toll in 20 days,”
Al Zaanoon said.”