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On the Zionist/Imperialist Press Reports Regarding Palestinian "Car Bombs"


Dear all,

I wanted to avail myself of the opertunity to comment on this
reactionary news story.

1. The Original Palestinian Charter has never denied the rights of
Arab Jews to live in Arab Palestine. By Contrast, the Jew in "Israel"
is an occupier, most not even "semites".

2. By virtue of being occupiers, Zionists "Israeli's" do not
constitute a civilian status. They are instead a human base of
imperialism dividing the east wing of the Arab Nation from its west.

3. They refuse to Allow Palestinians to return, and by force are
maintaining their stolen position.

4. Were it not tho opinion of many people that "Jews" are special,
such support for Armed resistance and Human bombs would be much more
popular. We must understand that de-colonialism is ALWAYS A VIOLENT

5. If the Zionists are petrified and paranoid of human bombs, and
other tactics of urban guerrilla warfare, than this is a sign they
need to get a lot more of it, until they LEAVE!!!

---John Paul Cupp

Fatal Car Crashes Increase in Israel After Terror Attacks

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By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDayNews) -- Fatal car crashes spike
dramatically in Israel three days after a terrorist attack, a new
study finds.

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This suggests the countless attacks in recent years may be having a
widespread impact on Israeli society due to heightened stress.

To measure the attacks' effects, researchers looked at traffic
accidents and found that fatal crashes increased by 35 percent three
days after the attacks. After severe attacks, fatal accidents
increased even more, according to the report in this week's issue of
the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (news - web

"These attacks that injure and kill many people not only affect the
people who are in the attack, but the broader population," said
researcher Joshua R. Goldstein, an associate professor of sociology
at Princeton University.

Goldstein said, however, that because of the frequency of attacks
against Israel, the findings may not extend to other countries that
are targeted by terrorists.

There has not been much research on how terror attacks affect society
in general, Goldstein said. So he and his colleague, Guy Stecklov, a
sociologist at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, decided to look at the
impact on everyday activities, such as driving.

The researchers examined terror attacks and fatal traffic accidents
in Israel from January 2001 to June 2002. "The surprising finding was
that people's driving behavior was more dangerous following attacks,"
Goldstein said.

While fatal accidents decreased the day following an attack, three
days later deadly crashes increased by 35 percent. However, by the
fourth day the number of fatal accidents had returned to normal, the
researchers found.

The reasons for this pattern aren't clear. Goldstein speculated that
people are stressed by an attack and are more cautious for a few
days. "But then life returns to normal, and you resume your everyday
behavior, but you are not quite ready for it," he said.

Another explanation, Goldstein said, is that the attacks may make
some people suicidal.

"You can put a damper on your reactions for a few days, but this
damper has an outlet that comes several days later," Goldstein said.
This delayed reaction to stress may also account for the finding, he

"These explanations are not based on evidence," Goldstein said. "They
are just based on what the literature shows about people's reactions
to these things."

Goldstein noted the situation in Israel is different from most
countries because terror attacks have been ongoing for a long
time. "These attacks are quite different than a Sept. 11-type
attack," he said. "The parallel there is not very strong. These are
repeated incidences of stress."

Goldstein believes that driving behavior is just a small reflection
of how a society might react to continued stress. He said that while
he and his colleagues have not looked at other behaviors, he thinks
that one may see an increase in stress-linked behaviors, such as
domestic violence or increased smoking.

James W. Pennebaker, a professor of psychology at the University of
Texas, said, "This study is an important project in demonstrating
some of the subtle effects of terrorism or any broad-scale
distressing event. There is very little doubt that comparable effects
would occur in all cultures, including the U.S."

More information

The National Mental Health Association can tell you more about coping
with stress.

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