Immunized terrorists include murderers of Daniel Wultz and Binyamin and Talia Kahane HY"D
WorldNetDaily has some of the 178 names of Fatah terrorists
who each turned in a weapon, got paid for it and stopped being hunted tonight. You're all going to be sick over this. I am too:
# Ala Senakreh, overall chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the West Bank. Based in the Balata refugee camp in the northern West Bank town of Nablus, Senakreh's cell, along with the Islamic Jihad terror group, is suspected of directing all suicide bombings in Israel in 2005 and 2006.
Among the suicide bombings Senakreh is suspected of personally directing is one attack that killed two people and wounded 33 others in a crowded bus station in Jerusalem's French Hill neighborhood. [That's less than five minutes by car from my house and about fifteen minutes by foot. CiJ]
Senakreh doubles as an officer on Fatah's Preventative Security Services. He will continue his duties as a Fatah security officer.
Senakreh yesterday told WND he hasn't yet signed the amnesty agreement because his brother, also a Brigades member, wasn't among those offered immunity. He said Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat is asking Olmert's office to grant Senakreh's brother immunity.
# Kamal Ranam, chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Ramallah. Ranam's cell is suspected of carrying out dozens of anti-Israel shooting attacks, including three Israeli highway shootings in June 2006 – one that killed a 35-year-old Israeli Arab on a major West Bank highway on the outskirts of Jerusalem; a second that wounded an Israeli two days later; and a shooting of a busload of schoolgirls on June 19, 2006. Israeli security officials say the perpetuators of the attack that killed the Israeli Arab likely mistook the victim for a Jew.
Ranam signed the amnesty agreement yesterday.
# Zacharia Zbeidi, chief of the Brigades in the West Bank city of Jenin. Most suicide bombers to infiltrate Israel since September 2000 originated in Jenin, some were sent by the Brigades. Zbeidi is suspected of directing at least two suicide bombings and scores of deadly shooting attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers.
Zbeidi told WND he signed the amnesty agreement.
# Abu Yousuf, a senior leader of the Brigades in Ramallah, is suspected of shooting at Israeli forces operating in Ramallah and carried out a shooting attack in northern Samaria in December 2000 that killed [Binyamin Zev. CiJ] Kahane, leader of the nationalist Kahane Chai organization.
After the Kahane murder, Yousuf was extended refuge by Yasser Arafat to live in the late PLO leader's Ramallah compound, widely known as the Muqata. Yousuf still lives in the compound, to which U.S. assault rifles have previously been delivered as part of aid to Abbas. Yousuf doubles as an officer in Abbas' Force 17 security detail.
Yousuf told WND he signed the amnesty agreement. He said he will continue serving in Force 17.
# Nasser Abu Aziz, the No. 2 of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Senakreh's main deputy. Aziz's group is suspected of directing all suicide bombings in Israel the past three years together with Islamic Jihad, including the Tel Aviv attack that killed [Daniel CiJ] Wultz and nine others. Although Islamic Jihad and the Brigades took joint credit for the Tel Aviv attack, Brigades sources told WND their group directed the suicide bombing, supplying the bomber and infiltrating him into Tel Aviv. The sources said Islamic Jihad provided the explosives belt as a symbolic act so the terror group could also take part in the attack.
Wultz, who was vacationing in Israel from Florida, was gravely injured in the bombing and died of his wounds about two weeks later. Wultz's father, Tuly, was also injured in the bombing.
At the time of the bombing, Aziz called Wultz's death a "gift from Allah" in a WND interview.
Aziz yesterday told WND he is one of the few Brigades leaders not singing the amnesty agreement, saying the document is "too good to be true."
"I am sure this is part of an Israeli conspiracy against our fighters," Aziz said.
Senior Olmert spokeswoman Miri Eisin would neither confirm nor deny the list of terror suspects granted amnesty obtained by WND.
"I do not know the list of names but all included will have to renounce terrorism," Eisin said.
Eisin said Olmert granted the terror suspects amnesty "as part of developing a relationship with Abbas and the PA government in the realm of security, economy and many other levels."
"The Israeli government is committed to cooperating with the PA just as the PA committed to international principles and they are already taking concrete steps on their side. We hope this (amnesty) deal adds to the momentum to bring about a Palestinian state living securely alongside Israel," said Eisin.
Asked whether Olmert is willing to add more terrorists – such as Brigades chief Senakreh's brother – to the amnesty list, Eisin replied, "there is always a possibility that more who want to renounce terror may be added. We are willing to address this issue."
Multiple media reports yesterday stated as part of their amnesty agreement, Fatah fighters were turning their weapons in to the PA in exchange for cash payments.
Brigades members contacted by WND said about a dozen of the nearly 200 wanted militants handed in their personal weapons but said those who did are keeping assault rifles issued to them by Fatah as part of the Fatah security forces.
Asked if he will continue participating in attacks against Israel, one top Brigades leader speaking on condition his name be withheld since he just signed an amnesty agreement, replied, "If Israel doesn't give us a reason to carry out attacks then why should we? But if we see the Israelis are looking to escalate things in the West Bank, the resistance will continue."
Brigades No. 2 Aziz told WND even though senior leaders were signing amnesty agreements, the Brigades is not disbanding.
"We have conditions. We don't trust the Israelis. The Brigades will not disband. We are ready to negotiate a deal of amnesty but we won't sell out our principals and arms."
Caroline Glick reports in tomorrow's JPost that the terrorists are treating the weapons handover as a joke - and the joke is on us
The deal between Prime Minister Olmert and Abbas claims that 178 members of Fatah's Aksa Martyrs' Brigades terror organization will hand in their weapons and pledge to stop being terrorists. From now on the only Palestinians in Judea and Samaria who will bear arms will be members of Abbas's "official" security forces. But since most of these men are already members of those official militias, and the rest are set to be commissioned in short order, the deal has no impact on any of them.
In anticipation of the formalization of the agreement at the Olmert-Abbas meeting yesterday, the IDF ended its nightly raids in Judea and Samaria for the first time in five years. Those raids, in which thousands of terrorists were apprehended in their sleep and their networks disrupted, were the main reason that Israelis in Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Netanya and Hadera have been able to sleep in a modicum of safety for the past three years.
It is these raids, rather than Abbas's vaunted efforts to strengthen the so-called peace camp in Palestinian society or the security fence that have prevented suicide bombers from entering Israeli cities with any frequency.
SATURDAY the IDF's General Staff ordered Central Command to receive prior General Staff approval for any such raids in the future. By taking the ability to fight terrorists away from the commanders in the field, the General Staff essentially made fighting terrorists off limits for IDF forces in Judea and Samaria. That is, without officially announcing it, Israel has agreed to Abbas's demand that it extend its "unilateral cease-fire" in Gaza (which existed until Hamas rose to power last month), to Judea and Samaria.
It should be recalled that the Hamas takeover of Gaza was abetted by Israel's decision to declare a unilateral cease-fire there. Israel stood down in Gaza in an effort to strengthen Abbas's control over that area. Since Abbas refused to use his US and Egyptian supplied arsenal to take on Hamas, Israel's decision to stand down in Gaza played a central role in enabling Hamas to raise its Iranian-trained terror army in the area to which Abbas's forces abjectly surrendered.
Caroline also takes some entertaining swipes at Shimon Peres.
It is not coincidental that this entire exercise in national suicide has taken place this week. It is a fitting backdrop to the ascension of Israel's high priest of national delusion - Shimon Peres - to the presidency. Peres is the architect of Israel's decision to embrace lies and reject truth as a national strategy.
Israel's new head of state is the man who, as Israel's foreign minister in 2001 traveled to the US in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and told the UN General Assembly that the proper response to the attacks on Washington and New York was Palestinian statehood and nanotechnology.
This is the man who demands an end to the study of history which he deems counterproductive to looking toward the nanotechnological future.
This is the man who in 1993 forced Israel's Zionist establishment to its knees by insisting that Yasser Arafat was a man of peace.
This is the man who in 2002 oversaw US President George W. Bush's abandonment of his demand that the Palestinians fight terror as a condition for US support of Palestinian statehood.
The role of Israel's president is by law restricted to ceremonial functions. But Peres didn't even wait to be sworn in before he announced his intention to ignore both the letter and spirit of the law in his single-minded quest to realize his dream of peace through Israeli capitulation to terror.
And really, why should he care what the law says? Peres is arguably the strongest man in Israeli politics since David Ben Gurion. He controls Kadima and Labor. He enjoys the complete backing of the print and broadcast media and the legal establishment. He enjoys massive support from Israel's plutocrats. And so, as he enters his 85th year, Peres is right to feel unfettered in backing the Palestinians against Israel in the name of peace.
For the Palestinians this is a joke. For Peres this is a dream. And for the Olmert government this is national policy.
The Israeli people must remember to laugh when the bombs begin to drop.
She has a biting sense of humor, doesn't she?