In today's edition of Ma'ariv (Israel's 2nd largest daily newspaper) appeared a picture taken in the Palestinian city of Shchem (under the full authority and control of Arafat).
In the picture you can see a gathering of many Palestinians (mostly women, some holding spiral notebooks, indicating they are possible students at the university). The gathering took place inside and outside of a structure designed to be a perfect copy of the Israeli pizza restaurant from Jerusalem, Sbarro, in which a palestinian suicide bomber, aided by a female student from Jordan, blew himself up recently, carrying out one of the most terrible terror events against Israel, aimed at innocent citizens, in our history.
On top of the structure there is an exact copy of the sign which was at the entrance of the Pizza parlor. The restaurant's logo appears in Hebrew and in English, exactly as it did on the original sign. Even the words "Kosher" were written on it, in Hebrew, and the colors of the sign were an exact copy as well.
Here's the writing which Ma'ariv added aside the picture:
"Celebrating 1 year since the beginning of the Intifada, residents of Shchem have put together a parade which simulated the suicide bombing in the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem. In the gathering hall the organizers created explossion sounds, scattered on the floor models of pizza slices and also showed models of torn apart human body parts. In a seperate hall they demonstrated models of suicide bombers, dressed in their best clothes, preparing for their mission". Alaa Hamdan, one of the organizers told the reporter that "Our message to the Israeli citizens is that they will not be able to cope with this enormous suffering"...."in a different room a big rock was placed. from that rock a voice was continously heard, time and again, calling out: "Oh dear visitor! behind me hides a Jew, come quickly and kill him!".
Well, President Bush, are we gonna fight terror or are we going to legitimize Arafat by meeting him this week?