1. Former U.S. Consul Abington and an Israeli wrote Arafat's New York Times op-ed
2. Israeli women die every day since Arafat’s last murderous speech
This is a follow-up to (1) Arafat interviewed (2) Red Crescent ambulance delivers terrorist (February 6, 2002).
-- Tom Gross
(1) ARAFAT DID NOT WRITE NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED
Ha'aretz Correspondent Amir Oren reported in his weekly column in yesterday's Hebrew edition of Ha'aretz that Edward Abington, who was the United States consul general in Jerusalem until 1997 and is now Arafat's top paid lobbyist in Washington, drafted Yasser Arafat's op-ed piece that appeared in last Sunday's New York Times along with "one of the Israeli 'guardians of Oslo'".
(2) ARAFAT'S INCITEMENT – THE KILLING OF RANDOM ISRAELI WOMEN CIVILIANS CONTINUES
On Thursday February 7, 2002, at a rally in Ramallah, Yasser Arafat repeated his call for millions of Arab martyrs to kill Israelis.
That evening, three Israelis including a woman and her 11 year old daughter were shot dead in cold blood in the Jordan valley.
On the afternoon of Friday February 8, 2002, masked terrorists killed another woman, Moran Amit, a 25-year-old student at Haifa University.
On the evening of Saturday February 9, 2002, another Israeli woman, Atala Lipovsky, a 79-year-old grandmother was killed by Palestinian gunmen north of Jerusalem.
Shimon Peres, who is serving as acting prime minister and defense minister with both Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Ben-Eliezer out of the country, told Israel Radio that several other attempts to carry out terror attacks against Israel in the past three days had been foiled. The Palestinian Authority, he pointed out, did not condemn the attack on Hamra.
ANOTHER TWO YOUNG WOMEN KILLED BY TERRORISTS
Tom Gross adds:
The day after this dispatch was sent, February 10, 2002, two more women, in Beersheba, aged 18 and 20 were killed. Sadly prophetic.