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Monday, August 4, 2008
MEMRITV: Fatah Terrorists Who Participated in a 1978 Attack Commanded by Dalal Al-Maghrabi Describe the Murder of U.S. Journalist Gail Rubin

MEMRITV No. 1826 | July 19, 2008
Fatah Terrorists Who Participated in a 1978 Attack Commanded by Dalal
Al-Maghrabi Claim They Were Guided by a Dolphin and Describe the Murder of
U.S. Journalist Gail Rubin

Fatah Terrorists Who Participated in a 1978 Attack Commanded by Dalal
Al-Maghrabi Claim They Were Guided by a Dolphin and Describe the Murder of
U.S. Journalist Gail Rubin
Following are excerpts from an Al-Manar TV program, featuring Fatah
terrorists reminiscing about their 1978 attack on an Israeli bus. The
program aired on July 19, 2008.

To view this clip, visit www.memritv.org/clip/en/1826.htm

Fatah terrorist Hussein Fayadh: We spent two days in the dinghy, with all
the [bad] weather. Before that, we spent two days aboard the ship. For four
days, we didn't eat, drink, or sleep. In addition, I must say for the sake
of history that a fish was our guide after we got lost. On the second day,
when we had no idea which way to go, along came a dolphin fish and said to
us: "That is the right direction: Palestine is there." We set the compass to
the direction of the fish. We sailed the entire day, and on the second
night, we knew we were on our way to Palestine.
[...]
Sister Dalal Al-Maghrabi had a conversation with the American journalist
[Gail Rubin]. Before killing her, Dalal asked: "How did you enter
Palestine?" [Rubin] answered: "They gave me a visa." Dalal said: "Did you
get your visa from me, or from Israel? I have the right to this land. Why
didn't you come to me?" Then Dalal opened fire on her. We must recall these
issues as cases... as human experience.
[...]
Fatah terrorist Khaled Abu Asba': At the time when we carried out our
operation, the Israeli military commanders were stupid. They placed two
buses full of passengers in our way so we would crash into them. That was
stupidity! If you are a military commander, and you have the ability to move
form one place to another, you should not act with such a degree of
stupidity. Shooting at the bus was also a kind of stupidity. They wanted to
put an end to the affair of the bus, because they were afraid that it would
enter Tel Aviv. They made a final decision to destroy the bus with everybody
in it, so we would not enter Tel Aviv, which would have been costly for
them. This is a kind of stupidity. Yet the Israelis accuse us of terrorism.
It is their leaders who are the terrorists. I've said to some journalists
that if the families of the Israeli casualties were to file a suit against
Ehud Barak and the Israeli leadership back then, I would be ready to appear
in an Israeli court of law, along with the families of those killed, and
testify that this man is a criminal and a murderer.

Interviewer: He was responsible...

Khaled Abu Asba': Of course, he was responsible for destroying the bus, and
for killing the young martyrs and the Israelis.

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East. Copies of articles and documents cited, as well as background
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