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February 04, 2003

Call for Action: Petition

I received an e-mail calling for people to sign a petition to the British Government to ban the terrorist group known as al Aqsa Brigades. Since our site is action-oriented, I am posting the petition below.

You don’t have to be British to sign. In fact, I believe that it’s healthy for the citizens of OLD EUROPE to hear from as many North Americans as possible. It takes but a minute, and it may do some good - please consider signing.

The petition site is:

http://www.ipetitions.com/campaigns/alaqsamartyrsareterrorists/.

It reads as follows:

We, by signing this petition, call upon the British government to IMMEDIATELY add al-aqsa martyrs brigade to its own list of proscribed terrorist groups.

al-aqsa martyrs brigade is a terrorist group according to the United States State Department....see http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/02032701.htm

al-aqsa martyrs brigade is a terrorist group according to the European Union....
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/dat/2002/l_337/l_33720021213en00930096.pdf

One of their most horrific recent terror attacks occured on November 10th 2002.

Noam Ohayon, aged 4, and Matan Ohayon, aged 5, were brutally murdered in their beds at home with their mother, Revital trying to protect them. Revital was also murdered, as well as two other civilians, Tirza Damari, 42, from Moshav Elyachin and Dori Yitzhak, 44, the general-secretary of Kibbutz Metzer.

Other attacks proudly claimed by this group include:
A March 21 suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed three Israelis;
A March 9 suicide bombing in a Jerusalem café that killed 11 Israelis and wounded more than 50;
A March 2 suicide bombing in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem that killed nine Israelis, including six children;
A January 27 suicide attack in Jerusalem by a female terrorist that killed an elderly man and wounded about 40 more.

What is the British government waiting for?

This petition will be sent to the British government for their response.

Contributed by Joseph Alexander Norland. This piece is cross-posted on IsraPundit and Dawson Speaks.