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April 11, 2003

Conflicting story blames bomb on Jews

This piece in The World Net Daily but another instance of arab refusal to take responsibility for their actions but instead to blame Israel and then up the ante with further absurd charges
An Arab news site published a story that blamed an explosion in a Palestinian school yesterday on a Jewish extremist group, suggesting that the attack could be a sign that Israel is implementing a plan to "transfer the Palestinians."

In stark contrast, however, the left-leaning Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported that Palestinian sources have rejected the teachers' suspicions of Jewish involvement.

The Palestinian sources are examining the possibility that a Palestinian organization wanted to hide the bomb in the school for future use and that it went off prematurely, Ha'aretz said.

Agence France-Presse reported that a "Palestinian security official said it appeared one of the students had found a hand grenade and had been playing with it when it went off in a classroom."

The website, nevertheless, headlined its story, "Jewish group blows up Palestinian school, wound 29 students."

Ha'aretz said the blast wounded 15 students, two seriously, at a school in the village of Jeva, near the West Bank town of Jenin.

The account began:

The occupied Palestinian territories yesterday witnessed an incident which raised a question on whether Israel has started to implement its plan to transfer the Palestinians. This was when an extremist Jewish group detonated an explosive in a school in a town in Jenin that resulted in wounding 29 students. This operation, to some, recalled the terrorist attacks used to be carried out by the Zionist gangs and results in al-Nakba (setback) of 1948 when the Jews occupied Palestine.[more]