Tuesday, June 18, 2002

PA Condemns in English, Justifies in Arabic

Israel Radio is reporting that the PA has "condemned" today's attack, and the PA's Saeb Erekat said as much to CNN this morning. Michael Widlanski of The Media Line reports that in Arabic, however, the picture is a different one. The PA's Voice of Palestine radio justified the attack, noting in this morning's report, "It appears that most of the people on the bus were colonists from the colony of Gilo which was built on land taken from our people in Bethlehem." Widlanski also noted that there was no condemnation of the attack in the Arabic media. See "www.themedialine.org"

The death toll has risen to 19, injured to 50. Mostly school children