Arab accounts back Israeli version of Jenin

Wednesday, April 24, 2002


Arab accounts back Israeli version of Jenin

Testimonies of guerrilla warfare, booby traps, bomb-laden child ‘martyrs’

Posted: April 24, 2002

5:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2002

Testimonies in Arab media from Palestinian commanders support Israel’s contention that its soldiers fought fierce battles at the Jenin refugee camp with gunmen who used booby traps and civilians, including children, to engage in ‘guerrilla warfare,’ according to translations by the Middle East Media Research Institute in Washington, D.C.

The Palestinians insist the Israeli army carried out a massacre of hundreds of civilians earlier this month.

“The truth is that the fighting is being conducted from neighborhood to neighborhood, like guerrilla warfare,” Sheikh Jamal Abu Al-Hija, the commander of the Hamas Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades in the Jenin refugee camp, told the Qatari television channel Al-Jazeera during the battle.

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