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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

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Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

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The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 3, 2004 / 16 Menachem-Av, 5764

‘Palestine’ continuing to self-destruct, as Arab on Arab violence increases

By Joel Greenberg


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They informed on terror masterminds, were convicted for doing so, and then were murdered in their hospital beds


http://www.jewishworldreview.com | (KRT) JERUSALEM — Palestinian gunmen burst into Gaza City's main hospital twice Monday and killed two convicted informers for Israel in their beds after they were wounded when a prison guard hurled two grenades into their cell, medical and security officials said.


The killings heightened concerns about spreading lawlessness in the Palestinian areas, which have been plagued in recent weeks by violent unrest triggered by factional power struggles and demands for reforms in the Palestinian Authority.


The shootings in the supposedly protected hospital in the heart of Gaza City highlighted the inability of the Palestinian police to control armed militants and impose law and order.

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Monday's violence began when a prison guard hurled two hand grenades into a cell in Gaza's Central Prison that held inmates convicted of serving as informers for the Israeli security services. Seven prisoners were injured, and one later died of his wounds.


At Shifa Hospital in downtown Gaza City, where the wounded were treated, gunmen entered the room of one of the injured prisoners and fatally shot him in the head, police and medical staff said.


The prisoner was identified as Mahmoud Al-Sharif, convicted in 1999 of giving the Israelis information that led to the killing of his cousin, a leader of Islamic Jihad, four years earlier.


Palestinian militants have killed scores of suspected informers, and the Palestinian Authority has executed two in the past four years of violent conflict with Israel.


The gunmen apparently slipped into the hospital as a crowd, including mourners with assault rifles, gathered outside the building for the funeral of three militants killed overnight by Israeli troops as they tried to attack a Jewish settlement. Unarmed police are usually stationed near the hospital, but entry to the building is not tightly controlled.


A few hours later, gunmen struck at the hospital again.


About 20 militants pulled up at the hospital in four vehicles and blocked the street as four gunmen went into the intensive care unit and fatally shot another wounded prisoner in the head and chest, witnesses said.


The prisoner was identified as Walid Hamdiyeh, 42, convicted in 2002 of giving information that helped the Israeli security forces track and kill five Hamas members, including Imad Akel, a commander of the group's armed wing, who was killed in 1993.


The armed wing of Hamas claimed responsibility for the grenade attack and the killing of Hamdiyeh. "The Qassam Brigades announces that the time of punishing collaborators has come," it said in a statement.


Palestinian militants have killed scores of suspected informers, and the Palestinian Authority has executed two in the past four years of violent conflict with Israel. Israeli-targeted killings of [terrorists -- editor] during the conflict has heightened hostility among Palestinians to informers said to be guiding the Israelis.


As the violence unfolded in Gaza, Palestinian leaders met in the West Bank town of Ramallah to discuss ways to stop the slide into chaos. Saeb Erakat, a Cabinet minister, said Yasser Arafat gathered his security chiefs and directed them to enforce law and order.


The Palestinian Cabinet decided to replace more than 20 police commanders, and Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said police officers would from now on patrol prominently in the streets.


In the West Bank city of Nablus, where gunmen briefly abducted three foreign church workers over the weekend, shots were fired at the home of Ghassan Shaka, the former mayor who is close to Arafat, Palestinians said. No one was hurt.

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