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Publisher\Editor Don Canaan
Sept. 11, 1995, V3, #166
All the News the Big Guys Missed
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Treasure of Jewish Music Resurfaces
A treasure throve of Jewish music has resurfaced at the Ukrainian
Academy of Science. That archive had begun in 1911 and includes
thousands of tapes documenting 18th century Jewish music and
thousands of musical scores, notebooks and texts of Chasidic music,
prayers and cantorial arrangements and Yiddish folksongs. The
collection includes an older version of Hava Negila. The collection
disappeared in 1949 during Stalin's reign.
JDL-Kach Youths Admit Killing Palestinian
By Al Pessin (VOA-Jerusalem)
An Israeli extremist group has claimed responsibility for the
killing of a Palestinian man at his home in a village near the West
Bank town of Hebron, early Friday.
The dead man's family says several men in Israeli army uniforms
came to the home before dawn, looking for 25-year-old Salman
Zaamreh. The young man was not home so, the family says, the men
in uniform tied up his father and waited. When the young man came
home, the uniformed men shot him to death and fled.
In the hours that followed, there was speculation the killing might
have been carried out by renegade Israeli soldiers or, perhaps, by
a Palestinian criminal gang. But around midday Friday, an Israeli
extremist group called "Eyal" claimed its members had done it.
In a message to Israeli journalists, the group threatened more such
actions. The group says it is reacting to what it calls the
government's abandonment of Israeli settlers as it prepares to
reduce its troop presence in the West Bank in the next phase of the
Eyal is the youth wing of the outlawed Israeli extremist group
"Kach," which has called for the expulsion of all Palestinians from
the West Bank. "Kach" believes Israelis and Palestinians can never
live peacefully together and that violence against Palestinians
is justified as an act of war in the defense of Jewish lives.
Israel Gives Palestinins More Control
By Al Pessin (VOA-Jerusalem)
Israel gave control of seven areas of civil affairs in Palestinian
areas to the Palestinian Autonomy Authority Sunday. But the day was
marred by a clash between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in the
tense West Bank town of Hebron.
Israeli military officers and Palestinian officials held a series
of small ceremonies in several West Bank towns, as the Palestinians
took responsibility for statistics, insurance, trade, fuel, labor,
agriculture and municipal governments throughout the territories.
Israel has surrendered control of several other aspects of civil
administration in recent months and has dozens more to go.
Meanwhile, talks resumed on the expansion of full autonomy,
including security control. The talks have dragged on several
months longer than expected and are now focused on security
arrangements for the largest West Bank town, Hebron, where tension
is almost always high between the more than 100,000 Palestinian
residents and about 400 Israeli settlers.
There was fresh evidence of that on Sunday. Settlers entered a
Palestinian school in Hebron and tried to remove a Palestinian
flag. There were scuffles, and the school's principal and
several young students were injured. Security in the city is
provided by several thousand Israeli soldiers, who the Palestinians
want to replace with their own police officers.
Car Bomb Explodes Outside Jewish School in Lyon
By Julian Nundy (VOA-Paris & Israel Faxx News Service)
French police have arrested 31 suspected Islamic fundamentalists in
connection with a series of bomb attacks in France over the past
The most recent attack came last Thursday when a car bomb exploded
outside a Jewish school near Lyon.
That blast injured 11 people, Israel Television's news program,
Mabat, reported. According to Ha'aretz, three students were also
hospitalized due to smoke inhalation.
Early Friday morning, French Prime Minister Alain Juppe declared an
emergency alert against terrorism similar to one that was in effect
during the Gulf War.
Israel Radio reported in the wake of the explosion, French
authorities are tightening security around schools. The Paris
police announced it would construct barriers outside of every
school in the city and prohibit parking around the schools.
In Marseilles, similar steps have already been taken outside of
Jewish schools. The attack has caused worry to spread throughout
the Jewish community leadership in France. The French Jewish
community is the third largest in the world.
The suspects were all detained around Lyon, France's second largest
city. Police sources said two were identified by fingerprints
found on a bomb that was placed next to a high-speed railroad track
just outside the city two weeks ago. That bomb failed to explode.
Under French anti-terrorist legislation, the suspects can be held
for up to four days. After that, they must be indicted or set free.
Altogether seven people have been killed and some 130 injured
since the bombings started with an explosion in a Paris subway
train in July.
In Paris, meanwhile, the army has been deployed to help police
patrol the city. The soldiers are carrying automatic rifles and
have been positioned at railroad stations. They are also being
used to protect crowded tourist sites such as the Eiffel Tower
and the Arc de Triomphe.
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