For the first time, Netanyahu faces significant criticism from both left and right in Israel

August 02, 2013

(From left to right: Tal, Nir and Adi Moses before the attack.)

 

* Obama calls Abbas, who claims that he is committed to a two-state solution.

* The list of prisoners slated to be released includes terrorists who threw firebombs at buses carrying children, who raped and stabbed 13-year-old kids and who murdered the elderly, including a Holocaust survivor, and stabbed to death a leading university professor.

* The Independent (a paper of choice among many British teachers) says those being released are Israeli-held “political prisoners”.

* In its lead editorial, Ma’ariv says “This is a Shylock deal. The Americans, the Arabs and the Europeans are asking the senior Jewish representative, the private and collective Israel: Cut some flesh from your body so that we will know that you are serious.”

* Jerusalem Post columnist Michael Freund: “Just imagine how we would react if the German, French or Russian governments chose to allow the murderers of Jews to go free. Such a move would be universally denounced throughout the Jewish world as a grave injustice, and rightly so. There is no reason why the Israeli government should not be held to the same ethical standard.

“Indeed, for 2,000 years, we waited for the day when those who harm Jews would be brought to justice and made to pay for their crimes. For a Jewish government in Jerusalem to set killers free is nothing less than a slap in the face to everything this country represents.”

* Tom Gross quoted in the Washington Free Beacon: “This is the first time that Netanyahu is facing significant criticism from both left and right in Israel, who are on the same page on this issue. Many in Israel who are scratching their heads as to Netanyahu’s motives, knowing that he is an intelligent man who must have been aware of the public outcry this issue would generate.”

 

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CONTENTS

1. Obama calls Netanyahu and Abbas, urges quick movement, sustained momentum
2. Raping a 13-year-old boy, murdering an elderly Holocaust survivor
3. The (London) Independent: Excusing terrorism
4. Israeli media united against deal (apart from some extreme leftists in Ha’aretz)
5. Israeli public “strongly opposes” prisoner release
6. Shin Bet head criticizes the release
7. Deputy Defense Minister Danon: It is “lunacy” to release terrorists
8. Israelis scratch their heads as to Netanyahu’s motives
9. Netanyahu on ‘Final Resolution’: Not ‘A Single Arab On Our Lands’ (Daily Beast)
10. Hamas: Abbas is involved in a conspiracy to liquidate the Palestinian cause
11. Satire: Highlights from this week’s Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington
12. For the record, this is how the Israeli cabinet voted; and the convicted terrorists


OBAMA CALLS NETANYAHU AND ABBAS, URGES QUICK MOVEMENT, SUSTAINED MOMENTUM

[Notes below by Tom Gross]

This dispatch is a follow-up to Monday’s dispatch, which was titled “Because if he is released, I will no longer be able to live” and which included an article by terror victim Adi Moses, translated for this email list which I titled “But me, you do not really know at all”.

A sizeable number of readers asked for more on the convicted terrorists that Israel – foolishly and immorally in my opinion – has agreed to release in advance of peace talks.

If – and it is a big if – these killers ought ever be released, it should be on the day after the Palestinians declare an end of conflict, not now, when they are being treated as heroes among a large swathe of Palestinian society.

Although I think John Kerry’s peace talks are extremely unlikely to succeed within the nine month framework he has set, I don't agree with the many analysts who think they have absolutely no chance of producing an agreement and therefore are not worth trying at all, since their failure could lead to bloodshed.

But I think the chances of the talks producing a sustainable agreement that will end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are significantly diminished if the Palestinian Authority claims that these killers and rapists are heroes (and tells this to the public), and insists -- with American collusion -- that they be set free even before an agreement has been reached.

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as part of the U.S. efforts to get Middle East peace negotiations off the ground. According to the White House, Abbas told Obama during the call that he is committed to the two-state solution and believes an agreement must be reached as soon as possible.

 

RAPING A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY, MURDERING AN ELDERLY HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR

This is information I added to my website on Monday shortly after I sent my previous dispatch:

The list of prisoners slated to be released includes terrorists who threw firebombs at buses carrying children, who raped and stabbed 13-year-old kids and who murdered the elderly, including a Holocaust survivor.

Among the 104 prisoners going free:

* Abu Na’ame Abrahim Mahmus Samir, who blew up a bus in Jerusalem, killing six passengers.

* Kamal Awad Ali Ahmad, currently serving 16 life terms, for the torture and murder of 16 people.

* Ahmed Mahmed Jameel Shahada, who was sentenced to a 47 year term for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old Israeli boy. The boy was killed by being beaten on the head with an Iron bar.

* Jumaa Adem and Mahmoud Kharbish, who killed Rachel Weiss and her three young children in 1988, along with an Israeli soldier (David Delarosa) who tried to save the children

* Mohammad Adel Daoud, who killed a pregnant woman and her 5-year-old son in a 1987 firebomb attack.

* Issa Abd Rabbo, who murdered a young Israeli couple that was on a hike outside Jerusalem in October 1984. After tying them up and covering their heads, Abd Rabbo executed them at point-blank range.

* Salah Ali Hader Razeq, who stabbed to death 64-year old historian and winner of the Israel Prize, Professor Menachem Stern, in June 1989.

 

THE (LONDON) INDEPENDENT: EXCUSING TERRORISM

The British paper the Independent (a favorite among many British high school teachers and university lecturers), misleading its readers about the Middle East, called those being released Israeli-held “political prisoners”.

This isn’t, of course, just offensive to their victims, but it is offensive to genuine political prisoners held by actual non-democratic regimes around the world, since it demeans the very term “political prisoner”.

By contrast, The Washington Post described the terrorists to be released as:

“The list of prisoners who may be released in coming days includes militants who threw firebombs, in one case at a bus carrying children; stabbed and shot civilians, including women, elderly Jews and suspected Palestinian collaborators; and ambushed and killed border guards, police officers, security agents and soldiers.”

 

ISRAELI MEDIA UNITED AGAINST DEAL (APART FROM SOME EXTREME LEFTISTS IN HA’ARETZ)

Shortly after I sent out my dispatch earlier this week I added some other information to my website, as follows:

Most Israeli papers today criticize Netanyahu for the deal.

The headline in today’s Yediot Ahronot reads “the murderers will be released.”

In its lead editorial, Ma’ariv says “This is a Shylock deal. The Americans, the Arabs and the Europeans are asking the senior Jewish representative, the private and collective Israel: Cut some flesh from your body so that we will know that you are serious.”

Jerusalem Post columnist Michael Freund described the government’s decision as “morally reprehensible, politically short-sighted and diplomatically dim-witted. It sets an abysmal precedent: Israel has agreed to pay a fee for the right to negotiate with its enemies, something that for months the government had said it would never do.

“Just imagine how we would react if the German, French or Russian governments chose to allow the murderers of Jews to go free. Such a move would be universally denounced throughout the Jewish world as a grave injustice, and rightly so. There is no reason why the Israeli government should not be held to the same ethical standard.

“Indeed, for 2,000 years, we waited for the day when those who harm Jews would be brought to justice and made to pay for their crimes. For a Jewish government in Jerusalem to set killers free is nothing less than a slap in the face to everything this country represents.”

 

ISRAELI PUBLIC “STRONGLY OPPOSES” PRISONER RELEASE

Polls of the Israeli public have shown that 80 percent of leftist and centrist Jews, and 95 percent of right-wing ones, “strongly oppose” the prisoner release.

Israelis do not understand why Netanyahu has agreed to release these terrorists just to woo the Palestinians to what will probably prove to be futile negotiations.

Netanyahu said in “an open letter to the Israeli people”:

“This is an incredibly difficult decision. It hurts the bereaved families, it hurts all of the Israeli people and it hurts me very much. It clashes with the most important principle, the principle of justice… [but] sometimes prime ministers are forced to make decisions that go against public opinion – when the issue is important for the country.”

(Full text of Netanyahu’s letter in Hebrew here.)

 

SHIN BET HEAD CRITICIZES THE RELEASE

The director of Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency, Yoram Cohen, expressed reservation regarding the release of 104 convicted terrorists and said that “their release will damage security, both in terms of immediate threat to public safety and in terms of an erosion of deterrence.”

Cohen said he had handed the government a list of prisoners divided into three categories: Those who can be released, those that should not be released and those that should be released only to Gaza or deported away from Israel and the West Bank.

 

DEPUTY DEFENSE MINISTER DANON: IT IS “LUNACY” TO RELEASE TERRORISTS

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon, a rising star of the ruling Likud party, and a frequent critic of prime minister Netanyahu, sent a letter to Likud ministers asking them to vote against the planned release.

“I call on you to vote against the release of prisoners, but in favor of the negotiations, without preconditions,” he wrote. “It is lunacy to release dozens of terrorists who have the blood of hundreds of Israelis on their hands, just to make the Palestinians willing to sit with us next to the negotiating table.”

 

ISRAELIS SCRATCH THEIR HEADS AS TO NETANYAHU’S MOTIVES

Adam Kredo, in an article in the Washington Free Beacon yesterday writes:

“This is the first time that Netanyahu is facing significant criticism from both left and right in Israel, who are on the same page on this issue,” political and media analyst Tom Gross said. “Many in Israel who are scratching their heads as to Netanyahu’s motives, knowing that he is an intelligent man who must have been aware of the public outcry this issue would generate.”

Thank you to all those who have recommended or linked to my previous dispatch on this issue, including a link from the New York Times website. Among them:

* Douglas Murray in The Spectator (London), last paragraph here.

* Lee Smith in the Weekly Standard (Washington), last link here.

* CIFwatch (Jerusalem)


NETANYAHU ON ‘FINAL RESOLUTION’: NOT ‘A SINGLE ARAB ON OUR LANDS’

Netanyahu on ‘Final Resolution’: Not ‘A Single Arab On Our Lands’
By Gil Troy
The Daily Beast
July 30, 2013

Of course, Benjamin Netanyahu did not say that – or any such thing. Netanyahu, as the leader of the Jabotinskyite Likud movement understands that Israel must remain a Jewish and democratic state that respects all its citizens, including Arabs, many of whom serve honorably in the courts, the Knesset, and elsewhere. But imagine the outrage if Netanyahu had said such a thing – we have seen how when third-string Knesset backbenchers make even less offensive remarks it generates New York Times headlines and much Jewish handwringing about supposed Israeli “racism,” when, of course, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a national one not a racial one at all.

By contrast, when Mahmoud Abbas, briefing “mostly Egyptian journalists,” according to the report reprinted in the Jerusalem Post, imagined an Israeli-free (but let’s face it, basically Jew-free) Palestinian state, few mainstream media outlets decided this was news. This Outrage Gap, this magical ray that renders Palestinian bigotry and hate-mongering invisible, has perverted the so-called “peace process” for decades, and has already caused imbalance in this latest round of negotiations – which, despite my frustrations and fears, I desperately hope will succeed.

To be fair, this is Abbas’s full sentence: “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli – civilian or soldier – on our lands.” This is, of course, one of the fundamental assumptions guiding peace talks for decades, that the Jews will leave what the Palestinians have convinced the world is their territory exclusively, while Arabs will stay in Israel. That assumption follows the guidelines of the original British Mandate after World War I, which created a Jew-free Transjordan, east of the Jordan River, and envisioned carving out some territory west of the Jordan for a Jewish state.

Let me be clear. My vision of Israel’s future includes all of Israel’s current citizens and their future descendants, Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Moreover, I understand that a future Palestinian state will require displacing more Israelis from some territory, as was done with Yamit after the Egyptian Peace Treaty and was done in Gaza – and we forget – part of the West Bank, with the Disengagement. I also believe that the most viable arrangement with the Palestinians will respect current demographic realities as much as possible, trying to draw viable boundaries that minimize the amount of inconvenience to people living on both sides of the Green Line – that improvised boundary from 1949.

But the free pass given Abbas on these remarks, like the free pass given to his odious dissertation trying to Nazify Zionism and minimize the Holocaust, tells a deeper, darker tale. There are vast armies of Palestinian enablers in the West who exaggerate every Israeli imperfection and soft-pedal serious Palestinian evils. This asymmetry results in always blaming Israel – even when the Palestinians turn from negotiating back to terror in 2000 – and always putting the onus on Israel to make the first move – as evidenced by Israel’s major concession this week in freeing murderers with blood on their hands. This outrage gap holds democratic Israel, with all its imperfections, to an impossibly high standard, while rarely holding Palestinians up to even the most minimum standards when it comes to judging their undemocratic procedures, their appalling human rights record, their hostile attitudes toward gays, women, Jews, or any non-Palestinian, non-males.

Clearly, this imbalance hurts Israel, undermining Israel’s standing, alienating bystanders, putting extra-pressure on Israel even from natural allies in the United States and Europe. But this imbalance hurts Palestinians too, in at least two central ways.

First, I think reflects what I call liberal condescension. I hold Palestinian politics and society up to high standards out of respect; giving Palestinians a free pass, be it when they terrorize or demonize, shows contempt for them, assuming that somehow they cannot live up to basic standards of decency.

Second, all this enabling feeds Palestinian extremism and Israeli extremism as well. Indulging Palestinian bigotry, oppression, fanaticism, and violence helps make the Middle East more incendiary, undermines Israeli moderates, and fuels the fanatics.

Just as many critics of Israel insist they are true friends trying to save Israel’s soul, true friends of the Palestinians in the West would start by publicizing Abbas’s remarks – and then repudiating them as contrary to the kind of country he should be trying to build and the kind of tone he should be trying to set in negotiations.

(Gil Troy is a longtime subscriber to this email list.)

 

HAMAS: ABBAS IS INVOLVED IN A CONSPIRACY TO LIQUIDATE THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE

Here is Hamas’s latest views on the Palestinian Authority:

Hamdan: Abbas is involved in a conspiracy to liquidate the Palestinian cause
July 31, 2013

www.qassam.ps/news-7301-Hamdan_Abbas_is_involved_in_a_conspiracy_to_liquidate_the_Palestinian_cause.html

Al Qassam website- Beirut- Osama Hamdan, a leader in Hamas movement, stated that PA president Mahmoud Abbas leads a serious scheme to drive a wedge between Gaza and Egypt, as part of a systematic policy to take revenge on Hamas movement.

Hamdan confirmed that Hamas movement has managed to get official documents to prove PA involvement in a conspiracy in coordination with US and Israel to liquidate the Palestinian cause.

Abbas is involved in paving the way for an Israeli aggression against the Gaza strip, the leader in Hamas movement said.

Meanwhile, MP Ismail al-Ashqar, who is in charge of the security and interior committee of the PLC, called on Egyptian authorities to exercise caution regarding the fabricated information provided by the PA and Abbas.

He pointed out to the false accusations which are fabricated in Ramallah to implicate Hamas movement in Egyptian interior affairs.

These fabricated accusations have catastrophic political and security agenda that targets the Palestinian people and resistance through launching an incitement media campaign to demonize the Palestinian resistance, he added.

For his part, Ihab Ghussain, the government spokesman, condemned Fatah movement ongoing policy to distort the Palestinian resistance.

These attempts to involve our people in the Egyptian internal security events will not affect the historical relationship between the Egyptian and Palestinian peoples, said Ghussain.

He stressed that these fabricated stories only serve the occupation and cover the Israeli crimes against Palestinian people.

He added that the Palestinian people will prosecute those responsible for these crimes that target the Palestinian people and their interests.

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Tom Gross adds:: Here Al Jazeera English reports “Hamas accuses rival Fatah of smear campaign”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H4K15FY7Bs&sns=em

 

SATIRE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK’S ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE TALKS IN WASHINGTON

This satirical piece is from the Dubai-based website “The Pan-Arabia Enquirer,” which is modeled on America’s “The Onion”.

Highlights from this week’s Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington:

- Laughs all round after Kerry admits his last two trips to the Middle East were “simply for the air miles”

- Mahmoud Abbas, speaking via video link up, admits he’s “frankly not that arsed about Gaza”

- Israel asks to postpone discussions about the permanent status of falafel

- To avoid a diplomatic minefield, both delegations agree to refer to Palestine as ‘an unspecified part of the West Bank and the Gaza strip which Israel refers to as Judea and Samaria, the future status of which can only be resolved through negotiation by the two parties, except Jerusalem of course’, or AUPOTWBATGSWIRAJASTFSOWCOBRTNBTTPEJOC for short

Full item here.

 

FOR THE RECORD, THIS IS HOW THE ISRAELI CABINET VOTED

Those in favor of freeing convicted terrorists in advance of peace talsk:

1. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud)
2. Yuval Steinitz (Likud)
3. Moshe Ya’alon (Likud)
4. Gideon Sa’ar (Likud)

5. Sofa Landver (Yisrael Beytenu)
6. Yitzhak Aharonovitch (Yisrael Beytenu)

7. Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid)
8. Yael German (Yesh Atid)
9. Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid)
10. Shai Piron (Yesh Atid)
11. Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid)

12. Tzipi Livni (Hatnua)
13. Amir Peretz (Hatnua)

Those against:

1. Gilad Erdan (Likud)
2. Yisrael Katz (Likud)

3. Yair Shamir (Yisrael Beytenu)
4. Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beytenu)

5. Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home)
6. Uri Ariel (Jewish Home)
7. Uri Orbach (Jewish Home)

Those abstaining:

1. Silvan Shalom (Likud)
2. Limor Livnat (Likud)

 

THE CONVICTED TERRORISTS

Here’s the list of the 104 killers to be released. A number of them are Israeli citizens.

1. Karim Yusef Yunis, arrested in January 1983 (Israeli citizen)
2. Maher Abdel Latif Yunis, arrested in January 1983 (Israeli citizen)
3. Issa Nimer Abed Rabbo, arrested in October 1984
4. Ahmed Farid Shehadeh, arrested in February 1985
5. Mohamed Ibrahim Nasr, arrested in May 1985
6. Rafi Farhoud Karajeh, arrested in May 1985
7. Mustafa Amer Ghnaimat, arrested in July 1985
8. Ziad Mahmoud Ghnaimat, arrested in June 1985
9. Othman Abdallah Bani Hasan, arrested in July 1985
10. Haza’a Mohamed Sa’di, arrested in July 1985

11. Mohamed Ahmed al- Toss, arrested in October 1985
12. Fayez Mutawi al-Khur, arrested in November 1985
13. Mohamed Musbah Ashour, arrested in February 1986
14. Ibrahim Nayef Abu Mukh, arrested in March 1986 (Israeli citizen)
15. Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh, arrested in March 1986 (Israeli citizen)
16. Walid Nimer Dakka, arrested in March 1986 (Israeli citizen)
17. Ibrahim Abdel Razek Bayadseh, arrested in March 1986 (Israeli citizen)
18. Ahmed Ali Jaber, arrested in July 1986 (Israeli citizen)
19. Afu Musbah Shkair, arrested in July 1986
20. Samir Ibrahim Abu Ni’meh, arrested in October 1986

21. Mohamed Adel Daoud, arrested in December 1987
22. Yassin Mohamed Abu Khdeir, arrested in December 1987
23. Bashir Abdallah Khatib, arrested in January 1988 (Israeli citizen)
24. Mahmoud Othman Jabarin, arrested in October 1988 (Israeli citizen)
25. Juma’ah Ibrahim Adam, arrested in October 1988
26. Mahmoud Salem Kharbish, arrested in November 1988
27. Samir Saleh Sarsawi, arrested in November 1988
28. Bilal Ahmed Hussein, arrested in December 1988
29. Ibrahim Lutfi Taqtouq, arrested in March 1989
30. Samir Nayef al-Na’neesh, arrested in March 1989

31. Bilal Ibrahim Damra, arrested in June 1989
32. Mustafa Othman al-Haj, arrested in June 1989
33. Nihad Yusef Jundiyeh, arrested in July 1989
34. Mohamed Mahmoud Hamdiyeh, arrested in July 1989
35. Raed Mohamed al-Sa’di, arrested in August 1989
36. Najeh Mohamed Muqbel, arrested in July 1990
37. Mohamed Jaber Nashbat, arrested in September 1990
38. Ahmed said al-Damuni, arrested in September 1990
39. Mohamed Abdel Majid Sawalha, arrested in December 1990
40. Hosni Faregh Sawalha, arrested in December 1990

41. Mohamed Ahmed al- Sabbagh, arrested in January 1991
42. Khaled Daoud Azraq, arrested in February 1991
43. Mukhles Sidki Sawafta, arrested in March 1991
44. Fares Ahmed Baroud, arrested in March 1991
45. Khaled Mohamed Asakreh, arrested in May 1991
46. Faisal Mustafa Abu al- Rub, arrested in September 1991
47. Jamal Khaled Abu Muhsen, arrested in October 1991
48. Abdel Rahman Yusef al- Haj, arrested in February 1992
49. Mohamed Ata Muamar, arrested in February 1992
50. Ibrahim Hasan Ighbariyeh, arrested in February 1992 (Israeli citizen)

51. Mohamed Said Ighbarieyh, arrested in February 1992 (Israeli citizen)
52. Yahya Mustafa Ighbarieyh, arrested in March 1992
53. Mohamed Tawfik Jabareen, arrested in March 1992
54. Numan Yusef Shalabi, arrested in May 1992
55. Adnan Mohamed al- Afandi, arrested in May 1992
56. Sharif Hasan Abu Dhailah, arrested in May 1992
57. Muayad Salim Hijja, arrested in May 1992
58. Faraj Saleh al-Rimahi, arrested in July 1992
59. Israr Mustafa Samarin, arrested in August 1992
60. Musa Izzat Kura’n, arrested in August 1992

61. Dia Zakariya al-Falouji, arrested in October 1992
62. Osama Zakariya Abu Hanani, arrested in October 1992
63. Mohamed Yusef Turkeman, arrested in October 1992
64. Ahmed Juma’a Khalaf, arrested in November 1992
65. Mohamed Fawzi Falneh, arrested in November 1992
66. Jamil Abdel Wahab Natsheh, arrested in December 1992
67. Nasser Hasan Abu Srour, arrested in January 1993
68. Mahmoud Jamil Abu Srour, arrested in January 1993
69. Taher Mohamed Zaboud, arrested in February 1993
70. Ahmed Said Abdel Aziz, arrested in February 1993

71. Osama Khaled Silawi, arrested in February 1993
72. Yusef Abdel Hamid Irshaid, arrested in March 1993
73. Atef Izzat Sha’ath, arrested in March 1993
74. Mahmoud Nofal Da’ajneh, arrested in March 1993
75. Mohamed Mustafa Afaneh, arrested in April 1993
76. Ramadan Mohamed Yakoub, arrested in April 1993
77. Ayman Mohamed Jaradat, arrested in April 1993
78. Omar Issa Masoud, arrested in May 1993
79. Yusef Awwad Masalha, arrested in May 1993
80. Mahmoud Musa Issa, arrested in June 1993

81. Rizek Ali Salah, arrested in June 1993
82. Salah Mahmoud Mukled, arrested in July 1993
83. Nael Rafik Salhab, arrested in September 1993
84. Ahmed Awad Kmeil, arrested in September 1993
85. Salameh Abdallah Musleh, arrested in October 1993
86. Esmat Omar Mansour, arrested in October 1993
87. Mikdad Ibrahim Salah, arrested in October 1993
88. Samir Hussein Murtaji, arrested in October 1993
89. Said Rushdi Tamimi, arrested in November 1993
90. Mohamed Yusef Shamasneh, arrested in November 1993

91. Abdel Jawad Yusef Shamasneh, arrested in December 1993
92. Ala Eddin Fahmi al-Karaki, arrested in December 1993
93. Nasser Fawzi Barham, arrested in December 1993
94. Hilmi Hamad al-Amawi, arrested in January 1994
95. Ala eddin Ahmed Abu Sitteh, arrested in January 1994
96. Midhat Fayez Barbakh, arrested in January 1994
97. Ayman taleb Abu Sitteh, arrested in January 1994
98. Yusef Said al-Al, arrested in February 1994
99. Atiyeh Salem Musa, arrested in March 1994
100. Hazem Kassem Shbair, arrested in March 1994

101. Ali Ibrahim al-Rai, arrested in April 1994
102. Mahmoud Mohamed Salman, arrested in May 1994
103. Rami Jawdat Barbakh, arrested in October 1994
104. Ibrahim Fayez Abu Ali, arrested in October 1994

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