Newsletter : 7fax1021.txt
| Previous file
| Next file
>JN Oct. 21, 1997, Vol. 5, No. 192
Gunmen Kill Abu Nidal Kin in Beirut
By IINS News Service
BEIRUT--Unidentified gunmen Monday shot dead a relative of
notorious Palestinian extremist leader Abu Nidal and wounded
another in an incident reportedly linked to an inter-Palestinian
Lebanese security sources said the assailants, with
silencer-equipped pistols, fired on Omar al Banna and his brother
Nasreddine when their car stopped at an intersection in west
The sources said Omar died instantly. His brother was critically
hurt with six bullet wounds. Nasreddine's 7-year-old daughter, who
was also in the car but escaped unharmed, said the assailants shot
at her father and uncle from close range.
Both men were identified as relatives of Sabri al-Banna, better
known as Abu Nidal, who gained notoriety for a series of terrorist
attacks against Israel since the late 1970s. The brothers arrived
in Lebanon from Libya nearly 10 months ago.
Yassin Continues to Call for All-Out Jihad
The recently released leader of the Hamas terrorist
organization Sheikh Ahmed Yassin has words of praise for the recent
suicide bombings in Jerusalem. In a interview published in
Monday's Jerusalem-based Al Quds newspaper, Yassin said that were
it not for the latest suicide bombings, Secretary of State Albright
would not have come to the Middle East and the negotiations would
have remained at a standstill.
Yassin declared yesterday in the Palestinian parliament in Gaza
that the "Jihad against Israel will continue until the complete
liberation of Palestine." In an interview published Saturday in
the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, Yassin condemned the
killing of women and children as a violation of Islamic law and at
the same time he justified suicide bombings against Israeli
The Hamas terrorist leader condemned Palestinian Authority Chairman
Yasir Arafat for signing an agreement with Israel, and said that
Israel must disappear from the map.
US Extradition Request for Teenager
By IINS News Service
The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court heard the State's case Monday
and will decide if a 17-year-old US citizen wanted in the murder of
another teenager in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Md.,
can be extradited.
The attorney general ruled that the boy is not an Israeli citizen,
as believed earlier and therefore, may indeed be sent to the US to
stand trial for his actions. Earlier, it was believed that he was
a citizen and according to Israeli law, Israel was unable to honor
the US extradition request.
The suspect, Samuel Sheinbein, is wanted for the first degree
murder, mutilation and burning of the body of Alfredo Enrique
Tello, 19. Sheinbein fled to Israel a few day after the body was
found Sept. 18.
US officials have applied a great deal of pressure on Israel to
comply with the extradition request, including the freezing of
financial aid to Israel.
The counsel for the defense, former Minister of Justice David Libai
stated the boy and his father are indeed citizens and the State's
case is not so "cut and dried," as they would like it to appear.
Libai stressed that the boy's father has maintained ties in Israel
since leaving as a child over 40-years ago.
Even if the Court rules in favor of the State, then the process of
a formal extradition request must be started again and US judicial
officials must reapply to have the murder suspect extradited.
It is also expected that the family of the suspect will appeal a
ruling against them to the High Court of Justice.
Two Sisters in Ben Gurion Jail for Six Days
By IINS News Service
Two sisters, new immigrants from the CIS, have been in the
detention jail of Ben Gurion International Airport for the past six
According to Interior Ministry officials, the two sisters, 19 and
22-years-old, arrived without documentation from the Jewish Agency.
They stated they received the tickets from relatives in Israel and
therefore, did not need assistance from the government agency.
Ministry officials do not believe their story and feared their
documentation may have been forged.
Absorption Ministry officials stated even if this was the case, the
two could have been held in a more comfortable setting, and it was
not necessary to place them in jail for six days.
Interior Ministry officials stated they were unable to really check
out the women's story, due to the Sukkot Holiday and therefore the
two were detained for almost one week.
(All material on these web pages is © 2001-2012
by Electronic World Communications, Inc.)