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    • DaveF
    • 23.01.06 | 07:24 (IST)

    Has Hamas ever done anything that can top this: Haganah blows up the ocean liner Patria killing more than 250. (11/24/1940) Members of the Stern Gang assassinate Lord Moyne in Cario. (11/6/1944) Irgun blows up the King David Hotel killing 91 people. (7/22/1946) Haganah bombs Semiramis Hotel in Jerusalem and kills 12 people including the Spanish consular representative. (1/5/1948) Irgun and Stern Gang forces attack the village of Deir Yassin killing 245 Arabs (4/9/1948) Stern Gang members assassinate the UN mediator Count Bernadotte (9/17/1948) Really, what moral distinction can we draw between the criminal acts committed by the Irgun, Stern Gang and Haganah on the Israeli side and Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade on the Palestinian side?

    from the article: U.S. tells Israel it will shun PA gov't that includes Hamas
    First published 00:00 23.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 23.01.06
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