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>JN Aug. 14, 1997, Vol. 5, No. 149
Intelligence Reports Warn of Another Terrorist Attack
By IINS News Service
Officials in the intelligence community have published information
that there is a high probability that another terrorist attack will
be attempted in the coming days.
All security forces are remaining on increased alert and the
closure remains in effect in a limited capacity as officials work
to apprehend those involved before they can carry out their plan.
During his visit Wednesday with King Hussein of Jordan, the prime
minister told the king that intelligence reports point to an
attempt at a terror attack is likely in the coming days.
Despite the semi-closure, Israeli officials are aware of the fact
that tens of Arabs living in PA autonomous areas are coming across
the checkpoints into Israel illegally daily.
Tuesday, Channel 2 TV News crews filmed Arab workers as they bypassed
the IDF checkpoint from Bethlehem to the southern
Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, and were then picked up by their
Assad; "Netanyahu is an Enemy of Peace"
By IINS News Service
In an address to a visiting delegation of Israeli members of
Knesset, Syrian President Hafez al-Assad said he wanted to keep his
option open vis--vis a peace accord with Israel.
Assad stated that "Netanyahu speaks every day of peace but does
everything to prevent it. He is an enemy of peace." He said Syria
wants a comprehensive peace with Israel, which was moving along
until "Netanyahu stopped it."
"I fell in love with Assad," Arab Labor Party Knesset member Salah
Tareef told reporters. Tareef insists that Assad is a "warm and
friendly leader who is waiting for peace."
Netanyahu Meets King Hussein in Aqaba
By Douglas Roberts (VOA-Cairo)
Jordan has again urged Israel to ease restrictions on Palestinians
that were imposed after the July 30 terrorist bombings in
Jerusalem. King Hussein made the appeal during talks with Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Red Sea port of Aqaba.
King Hussein said the Middle East is passing through what he called
a dangerous moment. And he urged all sides to halt actions that
jeopardize the peace process. His foreign minister, Fayez
al-Tarawneh, made it clear the Jordanian monarch was referring
mostly to the Israeli clampdown on the Palestinian territories in
the wake of the latest suicide bombing in Jerusalem.
At a news conference after Wednesday's talks, Netanyahu gave no
sign of an early end to the crackdown. He said Israel wants to see
the Palestinians fulfill their commitment to combat terrorism. And
as steps are taken in that direction, he added, Israel will ease
the restrictions accordingly.
Germans Express Shock at Gestapo HQ
By Kyle King (VOA-Cologne)
Another page from the murderous history of the once feared Nazi
secret police has gone on display at an unusual new museum in the
German city of Cologne. From the outside of the modest five-story
building, there is no sign of the horrors that once took place at
the regional headquarters of Hitler's secret police, the Gestapo.
But inside the new museum and documentation center, the history
of the headquarters and those who worked and died there is on
display for all to see. From old barely audible recordings of
Adolph Hitler's ravings about the Jews to cramped cells where
prisoners were tortured and executed, visitors can see grizzly
reminders of Nazi methods.
Between 1935 and 1945, the building, known as the Elde House,
served as the Gestapo headquarters for the Central Rheinland
region and as a prison and interrogation center.
Following the war -- which the building somehow managed to
survive -- the bodies of several victims of Nazi justice were
found in the courtyard along with the gallows where many others
are believed to have been killed. In the basement of the building,
behind rows of heavy wood and metal doors, are the dark and cramped
cells where prisoners were held.
On the walls of the cells more than 1,800 inscriptions, poems,
pleas, and letters, many scratched with pieces of coal, chalk, or
nails have been carefully preserved. One letter from a young French
girl to her mother says, "I don't know why I'm here, I haven't done
anything. But they have already held me for 15 days, and I can
only pray that somehow I will get out of this terrible place."
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