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Jewish World Review
August 30, 2006
/ 6 Elul, 5766
No more ambulances for terror
What kind of cold-blooded thugs use ambulances as killing aids or propaganda
tools? Islamic terrorists, of course, have an unsurpassed history of using
emergency vehicles as tools of their murderous trade. International
charities and media dupes have gone along for the ride.
In March 2002, Israeli Defense Forces discovered a bomb in a Palestine Red
Crescent Society ambulance near Jerusalem. The bomb, packed in a suicide
belt, was hidden under a gurney carrying a Palestinian child. The driver
confessed that it was not the first time ambulances had been used to ferry
Female suicide bomber Wafa Idris, who blew herself up in a January 2002
attack in Jerusalem, was a medical secretary for the PRCS. Her recruiter was
an ambulance driver for the same organization, which receives support from
governments worldwide and the American and International Red Cross.
As I reported in May 2004, an Israeli television station aired footage of
armed Arab terrorists in Southern Gaza using an ambulance owned and operated
by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees which
has received more than $2.5 billion in taxpayer subsidies. Palestinian
gunmen used the UN emergency vehicle as getaway transportation after
murdering six Israeli soldiers. Senior UNRWA employee Nahed Rashid Ahmed
Attalah confessed to using his official U.N. vehicle to bypass security and
smuggle arms, explosives, and terrorists to and from attacks. Nidal 'Abd
al-Fataah 'Abdallah Nizal, a Hamas activist, worked as an UNRWA ambulance
driver and admitted he too had used an emergency vehicle to transport
munitions to terrorists.
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Peter Hansen, the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency, huffily denied
that its vehicles were being exploited by terrorsts. But a few months later,
he told Canada's CBC TV: "I am sure that there are Hamas members on the
UNRWA payroll and I don't see that as a crime."
When they're not being used to ferry weapons, ambulances serve as major
stage props for Hizballah news productions. I remind you again of CNN's
Anderson Cooper's description last month of Hizballah's ruse: "They had six
ambulances lined up in a row and said, OK, you know, they brought reporters
there, they said you can talk to the ambulance drivers. And then one by one,
they told the ambulances to turn on their sirens and to zoom off, and people
taking that picture would be reporting, I guess, the idea that these
ambulances were zooming off to treat civilian casualties, when in fact,
these ambulances were literally going back and forth down the street just
for people to take pictures of them."
Keep all this context in mind -and keep the summer's bombshell blog
revelations of Photoshopped war fauxtography by Reuters and staged photos by
other media outlets in mind as we move on to the events of July 23.
According to the Lebanon Red Cross, two of its ambulances were deliberately
struck by weapons in Qana, Lebanon while performing rescue missions. The
international press, which has stubbornly ignored the prolonged exploitation
of emergency vehicles by terrorists, immediately accused Israel of
committing "war crimes."
Photos and accounts of the alleged ambulance targeting were disseminated
widely by news wires, the BBC, ITV, the New York Times, the Boston Globe,
and countless others. It should be noted that Western journalists were not
allowed onto the scene, but received video and pictures from locals.
Bloggers have again raised pointed doubts about what those photos really
my Internet video report at
The roof of one Red Cross ambulance said to have been hit by a missile had a
neat hole punched dead center in the same location that ventilation holes
of other ambulances are positioned.
Massive rust and corrosion around the hole suggest the damage may have
occurred before the alleged strike. Moreover, a missile explosion inside an
ambulance would not leave the rest of the vehicle as intact as the
supposedly targeted ambulance remained. A paramedic quoted by several media
organizations claimed a "big fire" engulfed the inside of the vehicle. But
photos of the ambulance allegedly consumed by the fire showed gurneys and
seats intact and minimal damage to the interior.
What is the response from all of the media hypers of the alleged Red Cross
ambulance missile strike last month? The same response they've had to the
jihadists' past ambulance hoaxes: Nothing.
Maybe your political representatives will have more to say. Many of the UN
and Red Cross ambulances and ambulance drivers being exploited by the likes
of Hamas and Hizballah are supported by American taxpayers and charitable
groups. Isn't it time to cut off the ambulances-for-terror lifeline?
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In Unhinged: Liberals Gone Wild
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And they call us crazy?
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